It’s been a busy week, what with ghost town huntin and all. On top of that my sister was visiting for a fun project which took up the past couple of weeks in preparing and executing. And now I’m way behind in emails and other projects, per usual. Let the emailing begin!
I thought I’d end the week with another something you don’t know about me. Something I had forgotten about myself even until my sister reminded yesterday me of my love of boy bands in the 90s. But not just the main stay like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync and 98 Degrees. No, no, pretty unheard of boy bands like…you ready for this…Soul Decision, 5ive, MyTown, BBMak, LFO. She applauded me for my “underground” boy band tastes, which is an admittedly embarrassing pronouncement, yet looking back, entirely true.
Mind you, I have NO idea how I found out about these bands. I wasn’t reading Tiger Beat or anything and I assume that’s where we would find out about that type of stuff back then without the Internet. Nowadays it’s pretty easy to identify your interests because there are sites for everyone, but back then? Anyone know? I’m guessing it was KISS FM and my friend Aubrey, who attended every N’Sync concert west of the Mississippi.
Also, Disneyland. Growing up in Orange County, Disneyland was more of an after school deal versus a lifetime mecca trip so when they started bringing in boy bands to the Tomorrowland stage, we went. Often. Multiple times for the same bands. Also, Aubrey took me to the 90s Donny and Marie show as an audience member which is also how I score the MyTown CD (as well as the Donny Osmond Christmas soundtrack, which is actually AWESOME. No irony.)
Now I’m at the age where I think “where have all the (good) boy bands gone?” Back when they used to sing about hearts being torn up and girls who need to quit playing games with hearts. Not that I’d be listening to them on my mp3 player, but definitely in the car on the radio. I mean, the melodies! (definitely not the lyrics).
You know what I mean? No? Just a little? Have I lost all respect???
Fun links for the weekend:
Image from a behind the scenes look at an upcoming project from my Instagram. Pretzel balloon from Northstar and hot dog from Oh Shiny Paper