Video Review: JC Chasez “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)”

A DJ spins a record by an oversized speaker. A marching band plays in the The Hell Hole parking lot. JC Chasez follows a young woman (Tara Reid). She glances over her shoulder at him.

He sits next to her a monster truck rally. He talks to her while a truck rolls over several cars. She walks through a mobile trailer and enters a diner. He sits in the booth with her. The cook hands a hamburger to one of the female servers. A young man plays a song by the jukebox. She sits on the stool by the counter. He stands by her. She pushes the plates away and kisses him.

He dances in the street with several people.

He screams as he pulls the lever in the car. A young man stands in the center, waving a flag. He races with a third young man. He dances by the marching band. The young woman joins him by the car. He moves his trucker hat from side to side and winks.

Rating: 3/5

JC Chasez puts the tickets for the monster rally in his wallet. The tickets were only about $5. It was unbelievable to him that they cost almost $50 at one time. However, when he was born, there was no entertainment available. He and his parents would search for old records and electronic equipment in abandoned homes. His parents talked often about how much they missed the computer and the Internet. They told him to not rely on technology as much as they did.

He liked hearing stories about the country from about 20 years ago. It seems as though the United States was on the verge of progress and then their freedoms were slowly eroded. A nuclear blast from a rival country crippled the United States and sent it into chaos. Each state was affected in some way. Although, California didn’t recover and parts of it remain uninhabitable. Most of the country’s history was lost in the war that followed. The objects people took for granted: cell phones, computers, department stores-were all destroyed.

Growing up, he remembered a girl who lived next to him. As far as he knew, she survived. He often traveled on foot through the city to find her. By chance, he discovered in the audience at the monster truck rally. He said she looked familiar and asked if she lived his old street. She said she’s lived in a lot of places since she was a kid. At the diner, he asks her if she remembers playing board games during summer vacation. She turns around and says she remembers. She says things at least seemed to be simpler back then. He nods, telling her he likes people are making music again. It’s been a long time since he’s seen a record store anywhere. She says she misses movies the most. He kisses her, saying he didn’t think he’d ever find ever again.

Director: Bryan Barber Year: 2002

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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