Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)

I am old.  Not in years, and not in spirit, just in the things I used to be able to do, like stay up late and go to concerts, put me out of commission for the next 24 hours. I swear, I have been useless today!  The earthquake at four in the morning didn’t help matters, but seriously. Old.

I must keep to my bedtime or a nap is in order. I went down at 2 today (like a toddler, I put myself to bed) and the Man woke me up at 4 o’clock. I feel better now, but still more tired than usual.

At least it was for a good reason though – I got to use my birthday present last night to see those now 40+year-old boys from Boston, NKOTB. My sister spared the Man from having to sit through two hours of boy band hysteria, and for that he was grateful.

Sisters flashin’ back


It blows my mind the amount of energy they have.  They now range in age from 42 to 46, and only the eldest does not have any children. They run around crossing from one end of the stage to the other, dancing and singing, perhaps not as quickly as they used to, but certainly quicker than either my sister or I are moving today, and we range in age from 34 to 39!

Anywho – they were tons of fun, so since I was discussing blown minds, I thought I would share one of my favorite covers that they do, a song originally recorded by The Delfonics in 1969, released as a cover on NKOTB’s first album in 1986, and re-released by them as a single in 1989. The song “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)” features Jordan Knight and his falsetto.

Here’s a video of them doing the song many moons ago…I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere on VHS, except I don’t have a working player to watch it.  Me thinks it’s time for the little monkey’s introduction to them…hmmmm….

I personally think they and their voices have aged like a fine wine.


And here’s the original by The Delfonics


To read more about my love for the five boys from Beantown, check out my post Fantasies of my 13-year-old Self.


Have a great week ahead.

By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. I’m still kind of surprised they go by “New Kids…” But hey, if it works right? I’m glad you had a great time. The pictures are fun to see! 🙂

    1. LOL yes! Have you seen them lately? Or just back in the day? I was never a huge Joey fan, but I’ll admit, he’s a nice looking dude now.

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