Date: Nov 01, 2002
Submitted By: Amanda
Now or Never has yet to stop its relentless spin in my CD Player
since my purchase of it yesterday afternoon. Evidently, from
previous posts that I have read, this is not an uncommon occurrence.
My pride as a fan of this young man (yes, I'm older than he
is! *smile*) as a Backstreet Boy, and now, an individual performer,
has only grown in conjunction with his unwavering courage and
drive to do as he pleases with his career, despite what we have
all seen to be the cloud of cynicism swirling above his head.
The various music tracks take the listener on a journey through
what we are now finding to be the mind of a young man seeking
to find his own way, to feel able to do, say, and think what
he wants to, without the parameters of group thinking.
Nick Carter has already proven himself to the world as a strong
vocal presence, wavering in and out between the likewise talented
vocals of his fellow “Boys”, however, his solo works show his
capability to carry all facets of the song on his own shoulders:
background, those “ohh, ahhs”, chorus, composing, etc.
My personal favorite on the CD is 'Heart Without a Home (I'm
Yours)'. In fact, it has been added to my playlist of songs
for my wedding reception this coming year.
What with a strong song such as that, mixed in with the now
TRL popular 'Help Me', as well as the American pride titles
of Girls in the USA, and Miss America, Now of Never has something
to satisfied the varyed tastes that one may find in the school/work
I am sure that immense courage is needed for one to break away
from something that is already established, and look to recreate
oneself on another level. To face the possibility of being
rejected, as an individual performer must seem frightful, however,
this seems to be one fear that Nick will not have to entertain.
His light as a performer has only brightened, and may even
bring a new sheen to the Backstreet Boys as a whole, which I
do not feel they are in need of, but could possibly broaden
the fan base they currently have.
On a personal note that I am sure all students, K-College can
relate to, perhaps if text book companies worked with Nick to
publish audio-texts, we would all do better in our studies,
as I already know the lyrics front-to-back and in reverse, but
am still having trouble grasping the concept of Corporate Governance
in my college course of Business and Society!
Realistically, I am sure the likelihood of Nick Carter actually
reading this post is minimal, if not impossible. However, I
would be amiss of my personal need to put out there to his fellow
fans, and, of course to him, my deep admiration for the talent
that God put into him, and his desire to share that talent with
the world, as 1/5 of a group of phenomenal artists, and now,
as a seasoned artist who is looking for his own way of doing
With great appreciation and admiration, a fan I remain,
(I welcome any insightful e-mail, however, I request that my
address should NOT be added to any mailing lists!)