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I was looking back on music videos this past weekend (which, by the way marked amy-wong.com’s 4th anniversary) because I was watching Michael Jackson music videos and thinking “wow, how come I don’t like watching music videos now” – at least I don’t watch videos of most music I listen to in English, though I’m generally impressed with Asian Pop Music Videos.

When I was little, well… a pre-teen and teenage girl fuzzing about the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears with my friends at school, I began to notice director’s names. MTV (which I pretty much used to watch almost 24/7) used to show the Name of the Song + Name of the Artist + Name of Album + Name of Director. They did this until the beginning of 2002 or 2003 when the Director’s name suddenly disappeared from the credits. I dunno if it’s back, and I dunno if it was because I just went to Canada. LOL

One of the first names I noticed was, of course, Nigel Dick.

If I could describe Nigel Dick’s style of music-video-making when I was a kid, I would say “simply brilliant” – not because I was naive and didn’t really know much about the business, but because his videos were simple, but yet so full of life. Perhaps, the easiest way to show it is with a simple video such as Oasis’ Wonderwall.

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… well more like making you remember. LOL I think I might have perhaps talked about this on previous Why the 90’s Ruled or Not editions. But here it goes,

You LUV it, right? The video, LOL –  you’re free to go after the break to keep on reading… travel through time!!! xD

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… Review.

Just got back about 30min. ago from the BackStreet Boys concert in Lima.

Prayer circle before the show in Peru! on TwitPic

And the only thing I have to say, I was not dissapointed. Even though the event started as annoying, and the male Bouncers lack the BALLS. Guess what! Female Bouncers carry the balls around these concerts~ Yes, they were the only ones who didn’t take shit from those who wanted to stand in the alley.

Arrived just in time, when Adammo was singing. Meh, they were okay~~ Their lights sucked though, so couldn’t get many pictures. They had that chick from Latin American Idol… you know, the one everyone says can’t sing? LOL’ – what’s her name… Sandra Muente – The girls behind me actually said Nicole Pillman sings better. I’m of the opinion neither does that great…

Then came Belanova, which was an UMPH better than Adammo, but hey! They are supposed to be less new, right? But stil, wasn’t too impressed with them. The lead singer, Denisse Guerrero, reminded me of  Jenny Schecter… which is not exactly a good thing, you know? – Mia Kirshner is prettier though.

And UGH, did they have to sing something from High School Musical? WTF, whatever song that was. High School Musical, please~~~ get a fucking grip! Funny thing is, when the singer announced it was their last song and they were leaving us with the BackStreet Boys, everyone stood up and SCREAMED their shit out. I actually felt really bad for both groups…

I did see a bunch buying the Adammo album though, so not so bad about it.

The WORSE part about those two, and the waiting for the BSB show was the freaking fans trying to sneak in the front rows through pretending to ‘just stand’ in the alley. Funniest shit about that? Everyone united together in a freaking epic battle against them calling the Bouncers, and shouting at them.

Once the police got involved – you know, nothing too serious… they just came in – all those ‘people’ (more like cattle) went to their backseats, and we all cheered just like Mel on Braveheart. Hilarious.

Then finally, the lights went out and the show began. It was AWESOME. Just what I’m gonna say until I get to work on my photos which will probably be in the afternoon, after my class. I took my 8Gb card, and it’s at least filled up to half. According to my calculations, I should be going through around 700 or 800 high resolution photographs.

In the meantime? How about some BSB Twitter

OMG Peru!!! You guys are NO joke.

Wow. We almost killed a lot of Peruvian people. They were attacking our car and we almost ran over a whole lot of you.

LOL!

Just a tease… the show had a bunch of medleys of good old BSB songs – Quit Playin’ Games, I’ll Never Break your Heart, As Long As You Love Me, All I Have to Give, Everybody, Larger than Life, I Want it that Way, Show me the Meaning, The One, Spanish Eyes… or in this case “Peruvian Eyes” LOL, The Call, Shape of my Heart, More than That, Incomplete~~

Can’t really recall if they sang Everyone though~~

Videos online should be making its way through the week~

Photos this afternoon, or over the weekend~~~

Also! They said they were making the new album (as they mention on Twitter), and that they’d be back.

Oh yeah~

BackStreet Boys are finally in Lima. Actually, I just found out – because I was checking in case tomorrow’s concert was canceled… but no, it’s not. I’m excited. xD

But to tell you the truth, apparently not AS excited as some of the fans that went to the airport.

Crazy violent video, eh? Well, the guys are also twittering~~ and here are some of their funny twittering, typos and all~~ from their arrival to Lima.

OMG- Lima, Peru is crazy yo!! Hundreds upon hundreds of you at the airport. Wonder how the rest of the tour is going to stack up! Viva Peru!

Mmmmm…..Pisco Sours! Said in Homer Simpson style- HD + BL

Ceviche Time!! HD, Brock and Nic

Can you believe I’m eating again?? Howie

we are eating Loma Saltado! – (yes, they did type “loma” instead of  “lomo”) xD

See… everyone loves eating. Actually, I just had my fair bit of eating~~~ I did Chinese food though… REALLY good nonetheless~~

Anyway, am super excited for the concert. And should be going to bed to BSB music tonight to get in the mood.

This is an un-official “Why the 90’s Ruled or Not”.

Remember those days when Discovery Kids (Latin America) was actually for kids – you know, 10-13 year old kids – and not babies~~ I mean, COME ON! Teletubbies??? Shoot me in the face already!!

Back in the day, when I was a 10 year old kid… my family first got cable. If I recall correctly, Discovery Kids Latin America used to be in channel 65 or 85 or something, and it had awesome programming for intellectual kids like me~~ Truth be told, most my younger cousins didn’t watch Discovery Kids ever, but I did… and I’m an avid TV watcher since I was a kid. That’s my market~

What did I used to watch on Discovery Kids? Well, I had my first introduction to the Internet thanks to them! Cyberkids was one of the programs I used to watch, and probably shaped me in the way that I am today… you know? Blogger, Web Designer, Web Surfer~~~

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