leave your inhibitions at the door
Every Friday in this space I usually do a music post featuring a Guilty Pleasure song. These for me have included 80s hairbands, jazz, chick songs, classic rock, and anything a high school girl would get into. A month ago, I did a post on someone that CLEARLY falls in that last category – Justin Bieber.
I think that post may have gone too guilty in the eyes of one of my followers – the very humorous Drunken Cyclist. (If you haven’ been to his site, go! He drinks some great wine and, unlike me, stays sober enough to actually write informative, coherent reviews. His tagline – “I have three passions: wine, bikes, travel, family, and math.”) Since then, DC’s made no secret of his sheer disgust in my affinity for the Biebs through various snide comments. It’s OK, I stand by my post. In fact, I’m going to take it further.
It got me thinking that man-crushes have to be the epitome of Guilty Pleasures. We’re talking “forbidden love” stuff here – where not only do I like the song, I’m really into the guy as well. I realize there’s a part of this that can sound homophobic – that adoring another guy is something that should be shunned. Trust me, I’m the furthest thing from being a homophobe. But I’m also the furthest thing from gay – unless you count that one time… It’s just that it used to be perfectly fine for a guy to compliment another’s appearance and no one would’ve cared. Nowadays, merely complimenting another guy is a complete social no-no. So willingness to admit this kind of crush is very difficult and impossibly guilty.
Anyhoo, I’m introducing a new type of post that’s going to celebrate this haunting taboo. I’m not sure how often I’m going to do it. I don’t have a whole lot of them. Let’s just say I have “more than a couple.” Without further ado, I present…
Let’s get the ugly part out of the way. The first I ever heard of him was when he smacked around then-girlfriend Rihanna in a drunken stupor. I’m not about to defend him on that – it was wrong. But he’s kept his nose clean since then and everyone deserves a second chance.
So why is he a man-crush? Obviously, he’s a good-looking guy and he has an angelic singing voice. But so does Josh Groban.
What sets him apart is that the guy has KILLER dance moves. All these qualities are completely evident in this video.
See what I mean? Singing, looks, dance moves – that’s a complete package. Oh, and speaking of package, there’s this (WARNING! WARNING!) picture of him. Seriously, how does he dance with that thing?
Here’s another great song he’s on. This is one of my favorite songs of the year and why it hasn’t hit it huge yet is beyond me.
So do you have any man-crushes? Girl-crushes? Would it be easier if I said “Opposite of your usual sexual preference-crush?”