Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday 9: As Long As You Love Me

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: As Long As You Love Me (1997)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun...

... Because Bookstraveller suggested The Backstreet Boys. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This video shows the boys in the band nervously await an audition. When were you last nervous? 
Whenever I give a presentation I always have butterflies in my stomach.

2) BSB Brian Littrell was born with a congenital heart problem and had open heart surgery the year this song was released. Who is the last person you visited in the hospital?
It has been a while since I visited a person in a hospital, the last couple of times that I visited a hospital was to do training.

3) Littrell had different health trouble in 2009. While working in Japan, he contracted swine flu, which caused the band to cancel several events. Have you battled a cold or flu this summer?
Nope… knock on wood. My allergies have been bad this spring but so far no colds.

4) When you feel a cold coming on, what's your favorite remedy?
Drink a lot of liquids, take vitamin C, and get plenty of sleep.

5) Brian and his cousin, fellow BSB member Kevin Richardson, are both from Kentucky and have been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. According to their website, if you tour the Hall of Fame you'll see exhibits that celebrate Kentucky's contribution to American music. Do you enjoy museums? Or do you think they're a snooze?
I love museums, this afternoon I am going to the New Britain Museum of Modern American Art to see a Salvador Dalí

6) BSB Nick Carter was named one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the World." Who is someone you think is especially gorgeous?
I refuse to answer on the grounds that it will incriminate get me into trouble.

7) This spring Nick became a father for the first time. Is anyone in your life expecting a baby this year?
Not that I know of.

8) The band has been involved in ongoing litigation with their first manager, saying he had been dishonest with them about how much they had earned. Tell us about someone you trusted, but shouldn't have.
On the grounds of maintaining peace with them I refuse to answer.

9) The band's recordbreaking 1999 tour was sponsored by the Sears department store chain. Sam remembers the twice-a-year shopping trips to Sears -- spring and fall -- with her mother to update Sam's school wardrobe. What's the last article of clothing you bought?
A sun dress… it should get here any day now. It is hard picking out clothes because of my stomach, I wanted to find a dress that didn’t make me look like I’m pregnant. Also finding a dress that doesn't look like a mini dress on my six foot frame.


  1. I have the same but opposite problem. It's my butt, not my stomach. And I'm not quite 5'2, so nothing fits me right, either!

  2. I would seriously feel sorry for the poor soul who would think that I could possibly pregnant at my age because I am wearing something that flows.

  3. I get nervous before presentations, too. You'd think I'm so used to speaking in front of people, teaching, that it wouldn't be as big a deal.

  4. Have you tried picking out a few people in the audience and smiling, then turning on that sweet " there you are, my friend" light in your eyes just before you begin? It's an ancient trick but can work wonders.

    Finding dresses that fit a six foot height is not easy. But they are out there, says another 5'2" wide butted broad.

  5. A Salvador Dali. I am envious.