Posts Tagged ‘NKOTB’

Dear DMX…

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Yesterday, rapper/actor/Christmas enthusiast DMX showed up to a radio interview and was just so full of the holiday spirit he couldn’t contain himself. See for yourself:

I looooove my Christmas music, however, not all holiday tunes are created equal. Here’s what I look for…

JULIA’S CRITERIA FOR A KILLER CHRISTMAS SONG

THE SINGER
It’s always best when sung by a boy band or pop singer — I’ll take NKOTB over Nat King Cole* any day.  And if any member of the cast of Glee is getting in on the action, consider it Thumbs Upped on Pandora.

THE SONG
Justin Bieber manages to work the word “shorty” into his holiday hit, and I can’t get enough of it!  Most Christmas songs start to go to shit as soon as they get too religious.  Stick with Santa and reindeer and stay away from terms like “Messiah” and any mention of the whole manger set up.

THE SPIRIT
Here’s where DMX really brings it. I never thought I’d say it, but a little “COME ON!” and a handful of “WHAT?!”s really add to the holiday cheer!

* sorry Ab!

 

Dear Joey McIntyre…

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Oh 5th grade… each night I kissed Joey McIntyre’s 2-D face and caressed his papery biceps, then hopped into bed and fell asleep to the dulcet tones of “Please Don’t Go Girl”.  But then again, who didn’t?  So it was such a joy for me to see Joey and his band of boys in the news* yesterday.  The New Kids and the Backstreet Boys have just announced that they’re kicking off their 2011 tour at the American Music Awards this Sunday.

Now I’ve already established that I’m a fan — a real die-hard Joey Mac devotee — which is why I hate to admit that I’m probably going to sit this one out.  I just don’t think I can handle another “Sex & The City 2″ moment… you know, that moment when you’re watching people you used to love and all of a sudden you realize that wow, all these people are really old, and then it hits you that you’re getting old too because Sarah Jessica Parker looked downright scary in some of those scenes and you think, holy shit, I remember when Carrie was fresh-faced and wide-eyed and didn’t look like a chic Skeletor then you’re like fuuuuuuck I’m getting old and then Aiden comes into the picture and you’re like, oh for fuck’s sake, but at least he looks good… then the girls come back on screen and remind you of your own impending mortality.

All that being said, good luck NKOTB!  I wish I could Hang Tough because I’m sure you fellas have still Got the Right Stuff, but I’ll Be Loving You Forever from afar this time around.

* Does PerezHilton count as “the news”?