So as soon as my plane landed this morning, I rolled to my favorite diner – the Woodside Deli in Silver Spring – to get my scrapple- and-grits on.
And whom did I overhear in there but a cat talking about Michael Jackson like he knew him personally.
“I even know how he died,” the guy told his breakfast companion. “But I won’t say.”
Later on, ol’ dude said: “I hope they cover up the autopsy report.”
What made me pay attention was the fact that this gent wore a Majic 102.3 baseball cap and T-shirt. And there was a Majic 102.3 SUV parked out front. Majic 102.3 (WMMJ) is the top “urban adult contemporary” radio station in Washington. A Cathy Hughes joint.
I still don’t know who this guy was. But from what I picked up, his dining buddy was his producer.
Producer-man didn’t reply when Mystery Dude gassed on with this: “I used to drive Michael to Bible study at the Kingdom Hall.”
And this: “It was Marlon Brando who convinced Michael to leave the group. I said at the time, ‘Man, that’s a mistake.’ ”