This is how the conversation went:
“Honey? I just . . . something just happened.”
“I think . . . I think I like a New Kids on the Block song. And the video. One of their new ones.”
“. . .”
“You’re thinking about looking up Illinois divorce forms, aren’t you.”
“Look, come listen to it. Or I can send you a link.”
“No. No, I’ll listen on yours.”
Four minutes and ten seconds later: “Oh. Wow. This is . . .”
I’ve never been a New Kids fan, even back in the day when it was age appropriate (if taste questionable) for me to like boy bands. And I can’t say I like their slow stuff any more than I did then, but this one song really works for me.
I’m sure Artemis Pebdani, amazing actress and fearless dancer, has a lot to do with my appreciation—in fact, if it hadn’t been for her, my friend liligriff wouldn’t have sent it to me and I wouldn’t have bothered watching it.
But she did and I did and now “Remix (I Like The)” is on my work-out playlist. And on my blog.
Give it a try—it’s actually worth dealing with the ad in the beginning:
A music video showing a real woman deciding to celebrate herself exactly the way she is.
Now that’s unexpected.