Last night I had a dream about Donnie Walhberg. Don't ask me what the dream was about or what he was doing there, I just remember he was in it. The odd thing was that I actually watched two Mark Wahlberg movies and a third movie which featured Joey McIntyre. I guess somewhere within in the midst of watching late night movies and tweeting to fellow BGN's about our 80s/90s crushes (which included Donnie), my subconscious decided to fantasize about the bad boy of the New Kids on The Block.
I've always had a little thing for bad boys...it's my achilles heel. I try hard to fight the urge to be attracted to the Donnie Wahlbergs of the world, but it's so hard to contend with it sometimes. I'm actually listening to "Hanging Tough" right now as I'm writing this. This particular single was more Donnie's than the rest of the band.
Okay...NERD ALERT. When NKOTB first unleashed on the scene, my girlfriend and I (she was obsessed with Milli Vanilli) would actually spend hours watching concert videos of the New Kids. We had to alternate, because she had a video compilation of Milli Vanilli and would get mad whenever I didn't spend more time watching their videos...so we had to balance our obsessions out. While her walls were plastered with the duo who made an art out of lip syncing, I had posters, buttons, comic books, video cassettes, T-shirts, Bop Magazine cover art photos, lunch box, and a sleeping bag with NKOTB paraphernalia. I mean I was a full hard-core fan. Oddly enough I never was able to attend any of their concerts. We couldn't really afford it in my family, so I lived vicariously through lucky fans who did attend by watching video concerts and music videos on MTV. Remember when MTV used to actually play music videos?
Does anyone remember the New Kids On The Block Saturday morning cartoon series? I actually still have copies I recorded on video cassette. I recorded every single episode, and watched it over and over again like the little dork that I was. Oh man...those were the days. I guess NKOTB for me is what One Direction is for young pre-pubescent teens today. I could see myself obsessing over Justin Bieber if I were 12 today. He's got the Joey McIntyre vibe goin on.
Ok...I'm going back on YouTube to reminisce about my one of favorite boy bands of the 80s.