Tuesday, April 01, 2008

We Interrupt our Regularly Scheduling Programming...

I know I promised to tell you all the story of how I came to be birthed in Africa...but we have breaking news folks. This is something that normally would be saved for Cafe Karina, my pop culture blog (and in fact will be posted in there as well), but the news are too major to contain in just one blog...

We'll return to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow...but today...well...today I give you:

A few months ago I posted about the rumors that the New Kids on the Block were staging a reunion. Well, ladies, grab your old t-shirts and buttons because it appears the rumors were indeed true.

This Friday at 7AM NKOTB will appear on the Today show...ALL FIVE members, together in public for probably the first time in at least 15 years. A big announcement perhaps? A performance perchance?

Click here, to be taken to a page with some more information and links to videos of interviews with some of the guys. In one of the videos Joe alludes to time in the studio...a new album in the works?

Call me silly, tell me I'm acting like a teenager, but I don't care. I'm giddy with excitement and yes I will be standing in line for tickets if they go on tour. We've discussed before how there's a certain amount of nostalgia tied up with certain icons of our childhoood, and for me, none hold more than NKOTB. So go ahead, laugh at me, but I wore their buttons proudly back then, and I'll do it now too.

Well...okay, no...I won't really wear the buttons this time around, but you know what I mean.

UH, right...okay, well, go on about your business...I...uh...I'm going to go back to work. Yeah...I'm a mature adult...I...uh...right.


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!! I was a *huge* NKOTB fan and I cannot wait until someone puts that performance up on YouTube or whatever.

I've missed you Joey Joe ;)

Rose said...

Yes you are silly,yes you're acting like a teenager, but so what? Isn't that what life is about? Enjoying and having fun?
If wering those bottons is what makes you happy, than that's what you should do. I'm still proud of you.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I know what you mean about your NKOTB passion. Why not get excited about it? I still like listening to the Bay City Rollers.

Rebecca said...

Oh my, I feel torn in two, on one side I have my love, no make that passion, for music (good music) - on the other side I have my childhood loves.

It's very exciting, I think I'm going to have to check out that site later today ;-)

Karina said...

Sognatrice, if I knew how to do that, I would totally do it for you, but I haven't quite figured out how folks get stuff from TV to youtube...because you know I'll be tivoing it! ;-)

Thanks mom, you're so sweet. I'll be digging through your attic for all my old New Kids stuff soon. ;-)

Julia, that's how I feel about it, if it brings back some of that youthful giddy feeling, then it can't be bad, can it?

Frigga, I hear you girl, I hear you. The other day I watched/listend to "Hangin' Tough" on their website and thought "Wow, that's a really BAD song"...but the nostalgic feeling wins. It's not about the music, it never was with them, it was the "experience" of it all. ;-)

SabineM said...

YEah!!! I love reunions!!! Love NKOTB