Day by Day

Monday, August 22, 2016

And for a short time, the world was a better place.

The disgusting pervert responsible for the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync has died.

I remember listening to an interview by one of the guys from 98 Degrees, who flat out admitted that Lou Pearlman wanted his boy bands to basically run around his studio naked.  He created boy bands because he loved to surround himself with teenage boys, who he would try to fondle.

So that's multiple strikes against him - he was a pervert, AND he was responsible for two bands that helped lower the musical culture of this country down to unfathomable levels.

They don't know the cause of his death.  I dunno, maybe because he looks like Phillip Seymour Hoffman, if Hoffman ate nothing but doughnuts covered in lard on a daily basis?  Huh.  It's a mystery.

In any case, Terpsichore is smiling right about now.  The first person who identifies that reference without looking it up gets a full refund for the cash they paid to read this site.


Drumwaster said...

I know who Terpsichore is, but shouldn't that actually be Euterpe?

Grog said...

I didn't pay to read here, so I looked it up.

Drum, nope, Dave is correct.

Ragin' Dave said...

Drum - I thought so too at first, but as I was making sure I was spelling Euterpe correctly I stumbled upon Terpsichore.

Euterpe is poetry. Terpsichore is music. You learn something every day.

Drumwaster said...

Well, according to my source, Terpsichore is for dance, and Euterpe is for music and lyric poetry.

Not important, of course, since we are discussing a pervert who probably knew of neither.

Ragin' Dave said...

Even if Terpsichore is for dance, she's STILL smiling, because that jackass isn't inflicting any more synchronized boy-band twitching on America.

I don't think people understand how much I loathed the whole boy band thing. It was fake, from every song they never wrote to every dance move they never came up with. "Why yes, of course I can sing while I'm jumping around like a monkey!" Their billboard should have read "Brought to you by AutoTune and lip synching". I think Milli Vanilli had more natural talent than most the guys that Pearlman brought together.

And every damn place I went to in the late 90's was blaring these "bands" so-called "music" at full volume. I couldn't get away from it. And so I developed a hatred for them that continues to this day. And once I found out that Pearlman was a pervert, things just kind of clicked.