By the time y’all see this it will be Thursday, it’s actually Saturday night for me. I have lots of articles to write, and I really felt like some classic old school 90’s R’nB and hip hop to keep me going so I found a YouTube playlist. This song came on and before Janet’s voice even rang out, I knew what song it was. I LOVE THIS SONG, and the the album it’s on ‘ The Velvet Rope’ and the video is super sexy. Can you believe this track is twenty years old? I was just fifteen when this song came out. I remember buying the full album of Janet’s and playing it over and over and over. Me and my girlfriends would pretend to be Janet, and make up dance routines too.
The fifteen year old me watched this video and thought ‘ OMG, she’s great, and so talented, I like her make-up and her hair colour… WOW look at how great her tits look too!! I wonder if they are real? They must be it’s Janet after all.’ The thirty five year old me still watches this video and agrees with the fifteen year old me… what? I’m just saying what everyone is thinking 🙂 I don’t care if I’m a girl making this comment. You don’t believe me? Press play and watch the video to the end, she would make a brilliant bra model. LOL.
Anyway, when I was fifteen I was in my last year of secondary school in London, clueless about what to do with my life. All I knew was, I loved to draw clothing, loved to use the sewing machine, I loved messing around with make-up and writing a diary and maybe one day ‘I’d be a famous fashion designer or make-up artist.’ My teens were rebellious years as well, sorry Mum. It was at this stage of my life that music really started to move me. I think that music from the 90’s is actually some of the best, R’nB/ hip hop wise anyway. Watching this video on a Saturday night, twenty years later, miles away from London I took a real trip down memory lane personally. If someone told the fifteen year old me I’d leave London, move abroad, speak two languages, love motherhood, be a writer and editor I would have probably said ‘ you’re dead wrong I aint leavin’ London get outta ‘ere, as for all that other stuff the only thing I write mate, is a diary.’ Oh well as they say, ‘ life happens while you’re making other plans.’
How old were you when this song came out? Do you remember it? What memories does it bring back to you? Were you in love? I was (apparently,) I had a boyfriend who has the same birthday as me, we were in the same class at school. I wonder where the hell he’s at now?
Well, I better get on with writing now. I think I’ll search for Janet’s album ‘ The Velvet Rope’ on YouTube, to see if I can listen to it. My CD is still in my old room at my Mum’s house all the way in London.
Happy Thursday! Let’s throw it back with a very, very, veeeeeeeeeeeeery super sexy Janet Jackson. 🙂