Thursday, March 09, 2006

Where are they now????

So, I'm sitting here waiting to go to the OB. Just chillin', surfing the net and watching some VHI Classic. It's at this moment that I realize I'm no longer "young and hip". Why? Because I'm jamming to VH1 CLASSIC! I'm not hip on MTV, but VH1. Yes - harsh reality people. I'm going to be 30 and I'm diggin' the music on here - takes me back.

As I'm watching videos and completely cracking up, I thought I'd do a "where are they now" sort of thing. Although, it's not a "where are they now", it's more of "what the heck where we thinking?"

Case #1 = Rick Astley



Seriously... the man could sing. Looked like "Howdy Doody" but could sing. His video "Never gonna give you up" was on and all I could think of was that he had 1, count that ONE dance move. The traditional white-boy shuffle where your arms and move from left to right. Smooth...

Then, we have Tommy Page. Does anyone other than former NKOTB fans know who he is?



I'm contemplating RAKing someone who can name THREE songs Tommy Page sung without looking them up. HA! Here, I'll give you one. "I'll be your everything" and yes - I know all the words, still.

Then you have the guys that are in "80's teen idol denial". Case in point - Donnie Wahlberg. Oh yes Donnie - you were ghetto, you were a teen idol and you were a NEW KID. Don't deny it buddy. You were hip.



Honestly - I think he looks better here than he does now. Another reason why I'm old - Donnie is almost 40. I remember when he was 21. He's now some officer in Annapolis or something. I didn't even RECOGNIZE him in the trailer. Hey Donnie - grow the beard and put the nose-ring back in.

Finally, my favorite. I was going to marry this man when I was 13. Not kidding. To this day I think I'd get giddy if I ran into him. Every boy band has their "shy one" and of course, I'm the sucker for the shy one. Say hello to Jon Knight. Or, Jonathan as I think he prefers these days. Older brother to Jordan Knight. Former New Kid turned real estate agent or something.

He's a hottie. He actually reminds me of Scottie 2 Hottie. Same chin and smile.



Fun times...

17 comments:

tina said...

you are killing me here ginger!! too funny to think back to all those cutie singers and their smooth white boy moves...
those were the days....and yes, i'm old. 39 to be exact.
xoxo
t.

primitivebunnies said...

Donnie and Joey were my favorite new kids. I don't even know who that Tommy Page guy is and we're almost the same age (I'm 31). And Rick Astley!??? OMG - I am dying laughing - he is like every gay man's idol. He reminds me of Cher's "friend" Christian in "Clueless." You crack me up!

BTW - CLUELESS - that could be your next "inspiration" movie! :)

Melinda said...

VH1 Classic is the thorn in my side--it's the only station I want in the next package up. Occasionally they throw me a bone and we'll have it for a freebie weekend and I watch it the entire weekend! My girlfriends and I had a girls weekend and we watched Duran Duran videos about the entire time and the things we remembered about them...ahh the good days when videos were interesting! Melinda

Anonymous said...

Quite embarrassed to admit but just last weekend I was cleaning out junk and I came across my old Tommy Page TAPE(ha, those were the days). I had to listen to it one last time before it was pitched and so yes, I could name three songs, as much as it makes me cringe to admit;) Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

Amy B.

Laura McCann said...

Ginger- you are cracking me up!! yes, I know Tommy Page, he opened up for the New Kids!! I saw NKOTB in concert too many times...that's scary. Donnie Wahlberg was my man!! My sister actually hooked up with Joey McIntyre 7 or 8 years ago....cRAZY!!!

becky said...

i loved tommy page -- he even appeared on "full house" -- donnie was my fave -- gotta love a rebel!!

mt fave tommy page songs were: "Zillion Kisses", "Hard to be Normal" & "Shoulder to Cry on"

this was a fun look back :)

Angela said...

Ahhhh! The memories! I was totally in love with all of them, although my fave was Jordan! I am so in a '80's mood now!

Angie F. said...

I adored Rick Astley, I still have his tape somwhere. Too Funny, but I am an 80's Junkie too. I still have Milli Vanilli on tape, lol...

Anonymous said...

How dare you compare your poor DH to Jon Knight. C'mon, give him a hell of a lot more respect than that. GEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZ.

Angie said...

ROFL Rick Astley. Thanks for THAT memory!! LOL

andie said...

loved tommy page!!!

Danny from NKOTB lives in miami now.

the other day at the LSS we listened to NKOTB greatest hits...(shhh)

Carrie K said...

OMG!! Jon was MY favorite too!!! LOVED him...posters on my wall...trading cards...his name on my PEECHEEs....its all good!

Barb said...

I so love 80's music in every form! Mark is my favorite Walburgh, however. Seing Donny in The Sixth Sense kind of ruined it for me with him.

Karen W said...

I'm just a little older than you and I know all those except I have no idea who Topmmy Page is!!! I liked Danny from NKOTB..can't even remember his last name, but he was my crush!

Karen W said...

Oh I mean Donnie, not Danny! so funny!

Julie said...

OMG!! I loved Tommy Page so much!! I actually have his CD in my collection still!! That and Hangin' Tough. Gotta love the 80s!

Jane said...

I can't beleive you are still hanging in here. I guess we will see this little girl in the next few days.