Sunday, December 5, 2010

Where Did Twenty Years Go?

Click the link for the YouTube of the original MTV video of the Funky Bunch's Good Vibrations. I don't think I ever watched this video on TV back then, but it explains why fifteen year olds in 1991 turned thirty on their next birthday in 1992, lol. Good music, though!

Looking through a carton of old cassettes today, at least 500 of them, the majority with cracked plastic cases and missing tapes, this one literally flew out and landed in my lap: Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Music for the People, from 1991. 

Yes, this funkalicious dance tape from the man that couldn't keep his pants pulled up, is now just about twenty years old. How can that be? I can distinctly remember hearing this song for the first time and being gobsmacked by its beats. Then I saw Marky Mark on a celebrity basketball game on TV and he spent at least as much time parading around in his tighty-whities as he did his clothes. I went out and bought the tape the next day. Obviously the kid needed money to buy a belt, lol!

Marky Mark, Boston-accented rapper, brother of Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fame (and now on ABC's Blue Bloods), has become Mark Wahlberg, Calvin Klein underwear model and movie actor. I don't think I've ever actually seen any of his movies, but I hear he's not bad. He's married with several children now, according to his guest spots on talk shows, and he seems to have bought that belt.

• For some cool facts and trivia about MM and the Funky Bunch click here. I didn't know that he was in NKOTB for a short time before his older brother Donnie joined, and I didn't know that Dan Hartman, who wrote Loleata Hollway's Love Sensation in 1980, received royalties for that song's sampling in Good Vibrations. This link will bring you to that awesome '80 disco song. 


  1. Imagine an Elaine Benes shove..."Get Out".....I didn't know that Mark Wahlberg was MarkyMark.......rofl about a generation gap.

    Obviously this is the first time I have every seen a MarkyMark video or I would have know.

    Thanks for the enlightenment.

  2. i LOVE Elaine's "Get Out!" The other night, I was trying to think which TV comedic sitcom was the best, I Love Lucy, Seinfeld or Two and a Half Men. I love all three. If I can figure out how, I might post a poll on it!

  3. well, time does fly by! Not so much a big Marky Mark fan, BUT for my daughter, Donny (brother of said Marky) was ALL THAT (as well as the rest of The New Kids On The Block!
    Ok, also have to ask..who IS Elaine Benes? Will have to go now and google.
    Nite all!

  4. Oh you're going to kick yourself Mare! Elaine Benes was the Elaine on Seinfeld, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus of The New Adventures of Old Christine these days.

  5. Kicking...kicking...kicking!! DUH! Didn't know her last name...I wondered if I really would know who it is! Again...DOUBLE DUH!!

  6. That's OK Mare I didn't know what a "skiff" of snow was and had to Goggle it. lol nite nite all

  7. Mark Wahlberg has turned into a very good actor, IMHO. I've seen him in quite a few of his films and always enjoy his performances. Some of the plots are definitely B-movie plots but the acting is still very good. And yes, he bought a belt. I think he buys them now at Gucci boutiques or something. ;)

  8. Casey, I strongly recommend seeing The Departed. It is Walhlberg's best role ever, especially towards the end.