August 22th, 1992. It was 2 days after my 11th birthday and I was staying at my father’s apartment in Greenwich, CT as I did most weekends back then. It was a good weekend for the most part. For my birthday I received a cassette of New Kids on the Block’s game changing album “Step by Step” from my father and his young girlfriend, Stacy. I’ll always remember the day I received that album because late that night, as I left my room to go to the bathroom, I saw my dad banging Stacy on the living room couch. I’d never seen anything like that before, and I would never see Stacy again after that weekend.
My favorite song on that album was obviously, “Step by Step.” What a song.