I know I will be absolutely alone on this one, I will be flamed to a dark golden brown and eaten with Bernaisse sauce. My banner of pride will not be joined with scads of similar banners bearing witty, rhyming proclimations. I know that for what I am about to say I shall be given a red hot Brazilian Bikini Wax without the benefit of a stiff drink first.
And yet…I shall say it anyhow.
Because it gets in my freaking craw.
I am a twenty eight year old, married, college educated, well read, woman of the world.
I also love 'N Sync.
GOD DAMN YOU LET ME FINISH!
I’ve posted here before that if one were to peruse my gigantic CD collection it will be mostly comprised of Metal, Industrial and Techno music. I have four Metallica albums. I’ve been in Mosh Pits. But I will readily admit that ** 'N Sync** is my guilty pleasure for when I just want something light and harmless.
I accept that no one else will admit to liking a boy band…and yet, when I get up at Karoake (go ahead, cane me alive for THAT spelling, I deserve it) and sing Bye Bye Bye, complete with dance moves, the crowd GOES WILD…and, let me point out, SINGS ALONG. I don’t feel that I am any less “cutting edge” or “subversive” for liking 'N Sync. I don’t feel that it compromises my relatively moderate level of coolness at all.
I know that 'N Sync was put together by executives, I know that they’re formulaic, I know that their music means nothing. I KNOW that they’re easy to hate. They’re the easiest target out there.
But isn’t the joke getting old? (Signs of the apocolypse: 'N Sync at the superbowl…har har har) One has to admit that these boys can sing. They sing acapella for God’s sake, and in perfect pitch, what else do you want? They dance better than I ever will, and most importantly, they give little girls 9-13 something to have fun with! Can’t we just live and let live?
And honestly, what would it take for everyone to give 'N Sync some credit? Would they have to be ugly? Would they have to play instruments? Plenty of solo artists don’t do that. Would they have to write their own songs? Pavarotti doesn’t.
I don’t think 'N Sync is the band to end all bands…I don’t think they’re the greatest thing going today. I just like them, they’re music is fun in the background at a party, or to sing out while you’re showering. And lord almighty, that Lance Bass is a cutey.
So go on…Flame away…I’m an 'N Sync fan and I’m proud.