I have a really bad memory. Fortunately, my good friend Sarah reminds me of things that happened when I was a child. However, I do remember this: I was probably in about 5th grade listening to New Kids on the Block, maybe practicing the "Right Stuff" side to side kick move, (oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh) when my older brother Adam started making fun of me. I don't recall exactly how it went down, but I remember him saying something like, "Those guys aren't even going to be around in 10 years. You should listen to some REAL music like Metallica." Of course I responded with something really witty like, "Uh HUH, they are still going to be around in 10 years!" Obviously, he was right, but whatever.
So anyway, last night, I am flipping channels and see the American Music Awards. I watch a little bit, keep flipping, and end up back on them. All of a sudden, Jimmy Kimmel is all, "We have mostly teenagers performing tonight. Ironically, the only old people here are New Kids on the Block." And then they perform. I will admit I was nervous for them and held my breath for like the first 10 seconds of the performance. Let's face it - nobody really wants to see a boy band reunite after 20 YEARS!!! But I actually screamed out loud and was all, "OMG, they're going to do Please Don't Go Girl!" And say what you will, but I was so happy for them. People were seriously cheering for them, not making fun of them. Even though it is pretty hilarious to see 40 year old men doing the boy band dance routines.
I was so happy for them that I wanted to support them by buying their new album, but I previewed it and well, I probably won't buy it after all. I kind of vomited in my mouth when I saw the lyrics for their song "Full Service." Here is a sample:
I'll fill you up-up (If you wanna get some)
I'll pump you up-up (Cause I got the premium)
I'll fill you up-up, pump you up-up
'Till the tip-top, drip drop, don't stop, don't stop
So yeah, I'm still on Team NKOTB, but I'll pass on the new album after all.