What have you spent way too much time thinking about recently? Here’s why I’m asking: For the last 48 hours, I’ve been talking about Taylor Hanson’s triceps.
In truth, I first found them noteworthy a few months ago, when I stumbled onto this performance clip of Hanson from 2003. But it wasn’t until Tuesday, when I sat down with the band in-person to chat about their new album The Walk (out now) that I felt myself allot actual brain space to the muscles’ lasting image. I blame the fact that Taylor sat across from me, mindlessly playing with his right shirt sleeve and raising it to expose them. But perhaps it also didn’t help that at last night’s show at NYC’s Webster Hall, he wore a long-sleeved shirt that clung to them. (Even my plus-one Ian was forced to turn to me during the opening song and reluctantly acknowledge their greatness.)
Will my fleeting infatuation with Taylor’s upper body cloud the pieces you’ll be reading about the trio in EW and on EW.com in the coming weeks? No. Would I recommend Hanson’s new album, to which EW’s Leah Greenblatt gives a B+ in the current issue of the magazine, even if the release hadn’t given me a chance to ogle his guns at close range? Yes. Don’t believe me: Check out their performance of the track “Great Divide” on Tuesday’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet below. (Nice arm shots around 2:25. What? I’m just sayin’.) Then make me feel better by sharing what random thoughts — or celeb body parts (keep it clean!) — have had you transfixed.