Friday, June 3, 2011
Five on Friday - The Backstreet's Back Version
First off, allow me to apologize for the auto-play of the music, it seems that Playlist.com has changed their player settings and I can't get it to NOT start right up. Rather annoying but I'm not sure how to change that or if it even can be changed. (Update, you disregard those first two sentences as it seems to be fixed!) Anyhow, for this week's version of Travis' Five on Friday I decided to go back to when the girls were younger and pick music from a band that neither one of them would probably ever admit to actually listening to if you were to ask them today. Well, no, I take that back, Jamie would most likely admit to it while Amanda would vehemently deny ever having listened to their music never mind singing along with it!
When I hear any music by Backstreet Boys, the once very popular boy band who is currently on tour and apparently quite popular still even though they are far from being boys, I always think of a road-trip that the girls and I took together back in 2001 when I loaded them into the car and drove up to Boston to go to the Science Center and Boston Common and just spend some time away together. My marriage was in the process of falling apart at the time and we really needed the break to do something fun - just mom and daughters. On the way up and back we all (yes, even you Amanda) sang along to the Boys on the CD player and to this day that trip remains as one of my most favorite even though Amanda freaked a little bit when we had to walk across the bridge over the Charles River between the T stop and the museum because she had a major fear of heights thing going on. Still, we girls had a good time and that's all that really mattered!