Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Just wishing you all the best for the next year, thanks for choose this blog and look it all this 2009.
I have to let you know that even it was fun mostly, I don't pretend to keep updating the blog the next year.
I'll keep with the NKOTB news just for my own.
That's all.
Thanks & Have a great 2010

Feliz Año nuevo
Escribo este post para desearles todo lo mejor para el año que viene, gracias por haber elegido y compartido a traves de este blog, las noticias de los NKOTB.
Queria ademas informarles que aunque fue divertido hacer y actualizar este blog, no pretendo seguir haciendolo el próximo año.
Me mantendre informada, y cada vez que pueda compartire algunas noticias sobre los New Kids, pero de manera personal.
Eso es todo.
Gracias y que tengan un Excelente 2010


Happy Frickin' New Year!

12/31/2009 - Happy Frickin' New Year!

Another year gone by, another yearn gone dry.
Change is always in the air, ya just have to catch
the wind and let it take you somewhere new.
I'm not the best at having my sails up and ready to go when the gail comes off the horizon,
but I'm hoisting them up as we speak.
I read recently in a Rilke poem "want the change".
It resonated with me and over the past few days
has been an energizing mantra. Who knows what and
where the change is, but it is freeing to think of your life
as fluid and willing to go with the flow. Of course there is that balance of "going for it" and "saying something" and sticking to your convictions, but I know I'm gonna do that. Its the other side of the scale that I look to add to.
I don't really visualize anything when I say "want the change".
I have lots of plans and exciting projects I want to do and of course a wonderful family, but its the way I live in those places and moments that I'd like to change. Not drastically...but maybe.
Once again, I feel at a beginning. Ready to learn, ready to feel and see what's next. For all my fits and starts, I must be doing something right if I am continually inspired to create.
I'm fairly certain I will have days in 2010 not as centered as I'd like, but right now, I "want the change".
I wish you a happy and a healthy and a changing New Year.



Happy Birthday Joey Mcintyre

Happy Birthday Joey McIntyre!! Happy 37th Birthday!!


Retro Rewind- A Conversation with Joey McIntyre

Dave Harris sits down with longtime friend, Joey McIntyre to discuss his latest EP. This is the full version of the interview

Retro Rewind- A Conversation with Joey McIntyre from Retro Rewind with Dave Harris on Vimeo.


Joey McIntyre new blogs

12/24/2009 - Mac Pac 3000 Update

To all of my peeps who purchased a Mac Pac, I, once again, give you my word that your transactions are safe. And just when they were ready to go out- PayPal shipping site crashed (and this was after some really annoying issues on the PayPal side). My patience is wearing thin and I'm sure yours is as well. Regardless of our hiccups, you will have your Mac Pacs with-in the next week or so if you are in the USA. In fact about 100 went out already.
Thank you for your overwhelming response to the Mac Pac 3000.
If you remember, the link went up too soon and so there was some confusion about "outside of US" orders. We have recently sent e-mails from joemacpac3000@gmail.com giving you options to either call in your order and/or resolve shipping to your country. Anette and Brittany and everyone at Meyer and Son are good people and care very much about you guys getting your Mac Pac.
After all is said and done, the buck stops here, so I apologize for any and all confusion. This was not a seemless operation. It was a special project for me and maybe I was a little too hands on. I should stick to singing and dancing. HOWEVER, it will all be worth it when I give you that first Mac Pac 3000 hug!!! oxoxo -jm

12/24/2009 - Christmas Blog

Merry merry y'all... I just made little Griffin my special annual Christmas eve grilled ham and cheese on challah bread :)!!! His first- and he loved it. I served it rustic style on a cutting board. He didn't want me to cut it in half, which I thought was pretty macho of him. FYI- challah bread is that Jewish braided bread so the edges are all rounded with little humps so the slice of bread looks like a big cloud. Grilled to perfection- read slightly burnt (you gotta watch the flame!) The tradition started years ago at my old house at Old Green Hill just outside of Boston. I'd light a big fire and hear it crackling from the kitchen as I was worked the grill. A good bottle of red wine is key, but not entirely necessary. I've always loved grilled cheese- who doesn't- but the Christmas eve tradition started about 6 years ago with me and my mother-in-law Nancy. I hooked up some memorable sandies that night and we've done it every year since. Griff got his early tonight for his dinner. The grown-ups will have theirs later by the fire, when the kiddies are fast asleep. But I was proud to watch Griffin take that sandwich down as I held my other sound asleep son in my arms on Christmas eve, I am blessed- no secret there. This year I'll be cooking one for my brother-in-law William. He's a discerning lad, so the pressure is on. "Ya gotta watch the flame!!" I make Barrett a mini one- yeah I know- she's a waif, but I love her. Nothing better than enjoying the tastiest sandwich and taking a long winters nap.
Whatever traditions you celebrate at this special time- be they edible, or libationary, familial or spiritual (hopefully all of the above)- I wish you live them to the fullest. Regardless of our personal ups and downs and the world's turmoil, there is so much to be grateful for and to rejoice in. Let us rejoice. Merry Christmas, everyone!!! -jm


Merry Merry Christmas

Que pasen unas lindas fiestas. Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo.
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!



New Kids and the Toys for Tots Marines - HoB Boston 12/20/09
NEW YORK – New Kids on the Block brought the holiday cheer to a sold out crowd at Boston’s House of Blues during a special holiday show this past weekend to benefit great Boston’s Toys for Tots. The Boston boys sold out their show within minutes, and with all net proceeds from the event going directly to Toys for Tots, the group raised over 60k instantly. In addition to the monetary donations that poured in, fans filled FIVE plus truckloads of brand new toys to support the charity.
“We’ve said it before, but we can never say it enough, we have the most amazing fans in the world. It is their generosity and dedication that made this all possible,” said Donnie Wahlberg. “Thanks to them, we are able to do what we do and help to give back. 5 truckloads of brand new toys went to Toys for Tots last night!!! The trucks were brimming! It was truly the most incredible sight.”
“Santa who? The New Kids bring more toys than that guy!” exclaimed Sergeant Clint T Schibner of Greater Boston Toys for Tots. Going on, the Sergeant said, “We are absolutely amazed at the sincerity and generosity the New Kids have not only shown Toys for Tots, but more importantly the less fortunate children of the Boston area…their hometown! Marines pride themselves on taking care of their own. The New Kids can take pride in knowing their contribution, as well as their fans’ contributions, will affect the lives of tens of thousands of children in the communities where they grew up, thus, taking care of their own.”
Promising a fun night full of surprises, the group did not disappoint. NKOTB showed some fan appreciation performing hit after hit including classic NKOTB holiday songs that haven’t been performed live in over 15 years! The New Kids pulled out all the stops even bringing local legends Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell from New Edition on stage to sing their joint song “Full Service” from New Kids’ recent album, “The Block.” The Boston boys even debuted their brand new song, “Coming Home” which fans received as a free download when the pre-ordered the band’s upcoming DVD of the same name. Adding more local flavor, NKOTB invited local businessman Ernie Boch to open and even play with them on select songs with his band Ernie and the Automatics. With non-stop action and surprise after surprise, lucky NKOTB fans were certainly treated to a one of a kind evening.
One Song
Step by Step
Coming Home - First Ever Live Performance
Dirty Dancing
Full Service - w/ Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell of New Edition
Merry Christmas Intro
Funky Funky Christmas
Last Night I Saw Santa
Chestnuts Roasting
Oh Holy Night
This One’s for the Children
Toys for Tots Check Presentation
Right Stuff
Hangin’ Tough
For more information please visit www.nkotb.com.


NKOTB + Ernie & The Automatics rehersal photos

Photos by Rebecca Gaucheman 

A “Vintage” Night - Donnie at Jimmy Marshall Party

Imondalist & Manager from Vintage Lounge w/Donnie Wahlberg
Imondalist & Manager from Vintage Lounge w/Donnie Wahlberg
Imondalist did it again. They always find a way to bring entertainment to Boston. This past Friday they brought in Jimmy Marsh.
Fort those that do not know who Jimmy Marsh is, he is a Boston based artist that just came out with a recent CD and is backed by the one only Donnie Wahlberg who himself has his own label called Donnie D Productions.
© 2009 Mindlessphotos





Fanatical devotion greets New Kids’ holiday spectacle

The New Kids on the Block
From left: Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood at the House of Blues on Sunday night. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)
By Jonathan Perry/Globe Correspondent / December 22, 2009 
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet - nor two canceled flights nor a seven-hour delay, for that matter - was going to keep Amy Stroud and Laurel Mahaney from seeing New Kids on the Block bring down the House of Blues on Sunday. “I said we can’t not do this - we’ve gotta support our boys,’’ said Stroud, 36, as she stood with her friend near the rear of the sold-out room, both of them happily singing along with Jordan Knight as he cavorted to “Dirty Dancing.’’ “I think they love us as much as we love them.’’

With that in mind, both friends, who met at a New Kids show back in the day, braved the weekend blizzard and flew into Boston from their home state of Oklahoma. It was a rough flight, they admitted, but worth every bump. Stroud, who lives in Tulsa, said it was the 20th time she’s caught a New Kids show (including four trips to Boston). “I’ve only seen them 12 times,’’ said Mahaney, 33, who lives in Tahlequah.
Such is the kind of fanatical devotion New Kids on the Block engender more than 20 years after their debut album and more than a year into a highly successful reunion and tour that brought the now-all-grown-up boy band to the House of Blues for a benefit show supporting Toys for Tots. And a show it was - as much glitzy, campy, holiday-themed spectacle (did you expect anything less?) as concert showcasing songs from the Kids’ ’08 comeback album, “The Block.’’
Of course, we got many of the monster hits that, along with NKOTB predecessors New Edition (whose Johnny Gill joined the Kids onstage), helped spawn a generation of boy bands. “Step by Step’’ (cue rapturous screams from the overwhelmingly female audience) and the show-closing “Tonight’’ (cue more rapturous screams) were two particularly giddy trips to the time-machine.
We also got all the preening and wooing, all the choreographed dancing and clowning around, all the cheesy buddy banter among Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny that’s always been at least as important as the music. And yes, they still looked sharp in their tailored suits as they paraded down the stage runway, taking solo turns to croon in the spotlight.
This being the season to be jolly, the boys pulled a handful of holiday nuggets (circa 1989’s “Merry, Merry Christmas’’) from their Santa goodie bag of a set list. De facto bad boy Donnie Wahlberg led a spirited rendition of “Funky, Funky Xmas’’ and jumped from a piano. Jordan, sporting a red and white Santa’s hat, unleashed his heart-melting falsetto on “The Christmas Song.’’ Joey McIntyre got off on the wrong key (“Jesus, you did not give me the right note tonight,’’ he said, gazing up at the rafters) before requesting a do-over and then making like an angelic American Idol on “O Holy Night.’’ The seven-piece gospel choir screamed sincerity. Joey’s sunglasses at night - indoors - did not.
Ernie and the Automatics opened with a set long on covers and genial bar-band blues-rock. Although the band is ostensibly led by auto titan and group namesake Ernie Boch Jr., the presence of guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Sib Hashian - both onetime members of the band Boston - was easily the outfit’s biggest selling point, as its medley of Boston hits made clear.
© Copyright 2009 Globe Newspaper Company.


Wahlberg wows ’em
As you’ll read below, the New Kids on the Block performed a sold-out benefit show for Toys for Tots at the House of Blues on Sunday night. After the concert, New Kid Donnie Wahlberg kept the party going by performing some of his solo tunes at the Estate nightclub. Wahlberg sang “I Got It,’’ a song that features former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day (whom Donnie was once rumored to be dating), the New Kids song “Click Click Click,’’ and another solo tune, “Rise N Grind.’’ Wahlberg’s appearance at the club brought out so many fans that the line went down the Alley and out onto Boylston Street. Not bad for a Sunday night after a snowstorm. The Estate after-party also benefited Toys for Tots.


Snow can't put damper on New Kids parties

Rob Lewis, musical director for the New Kids on the Block, greets fans at Oliver’s at the Cask ’n Flagon, where he performed a solo show.

Rob Lewis, musical director for the New Kids on the Block, greets fans at Oliver’s at the Cask ’n Flagon, where he performed a solo show. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe) 
/December 21, 2009 
New Kids on the Block fans can’t be stopped, at least not by snow. Just hours before flakes began to fall around the city, New Kid followers were at Oliver’s at the Cask ’n Flagon to see New Kids musical director Rob Lewis perform a solo show. Last night, fans were out again to see the Kids perform a Toys for Tots benefit at the House of Blues and to attend an after-party at the nightclub Estate in the Alley. There was concern over the weekend that the snow would, in fact, prevent New Kid Joey McIntryre from getting to Boston for the gig. The youngest of the local boy banders - whose wife gave birth to their second son earlier this month - was on Twitter telling fans “My flight was canceled. My only option is a morning flight. :( holding on to hope.’’ McIntyre was able to make it to town just in time.


Donnie Wahlberg doesn’t skip a beat!

By Gayle Fee & Laura Raposa
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight got...
Photo by Kelvin Ma
Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight got the NKOTB party started at the House of Blues on Sunday and Donnie continued the Block party into the wee hours yesterday morning at The Estate. 
Dorchester homeboy Donnie Wahlberg kept the Block party going after the New Kids’ show at the House of Blues on Sunday night.
Donnie beat feet from Lansdowne Street to The Estate for an oh-so-exclusive afterparty where he was greeted by a barrage of screaming female fans.
And don’t think Donnie takes his rekindled pop stardom for granted! Because before taking the stage, the actor/singer walked the line of admirers that stretched down The Alley and around the corner onto Boylston Street, meeting and greeting as many gals as he could before security whisked him through the door.
Inside, Donnie grabbed a mic, hopped on stage and began belting out his solo tune “I Got It,” NKOTB’s “Click, Click, Click,” before closing with “Rise ’N’ Grind.”
It was the second benefit of the evening Donnie & Co. did for Toys For Tots . Earlier in the night, the entire band - along with car czar Ernie Boch Jr.’s Ernie & The Automatics - performed for a star-studded crowd at the House of Blues.
Grooving to the holiday beat were Godsmack frontman Sully Erna; Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe from New Edition, who joined the boys onstage for a song from the sold-out show; football hero Doug Flutie, his daughter Alexa and his niece; and super-agent - and ex- Extreme drummer - Paul Geary Despite the blizzard, the show was packed, and we heard scalpers outside were getting upwards of $500 apiece for tickets. Ho, ho, ho!


Extra Cheese

Published by Kelvin on December 21, 2009
I’m sure a lot of my female friends will be quite jealous of my latest assignment from the Boston Herald. Went to the House of Blues to photograph The New Kids On The Block, in all their cheesy boy band glory. One thing is for sure, these guys love to perform!
12.20.2009 — BOSTON — The New Kids On The Block perform at the House Of Blues on Dec. 20, 2009.
Here’s a little flash gallery of a buttload of photos:


Party with the New Kids on the Block at the Estate

If you couldn't snag tickets to the exclusive New Kids on the Block concert at the House of Blues this Saturday, all is not lost -- Jordan, Joey, Jonathan, Donnie and Danny will be partying at the Estate afterward at the Official NKOTB After-Party!

It's not the first time the boys have been drawn to the Estate. Two and a half years ago, before the New Kids reunited, Donnie Wahlberg celebrated his birthday at the Estate. His crew, which included bandmate Jordan Knight, held court on the platform raised above the dance floor.

If your goal is to get close to the New Kids, take it from me -- it's not easy. I've tried. As soon as my friend and I put a single foot up on the platform, we had bouncers threatening to kick us out. We did get a great view of Donnie blowing out his birthday candles from behind the platform, however. Hint, hint.

If not, enjoy the best of what the Estate has to offer: excellent music, funky retro decor, and a location just a short walk away from Chinatown for late-night eats.

Admission is a bit tough for this one -- rather than selling tickets, you can purchase a $50 ticket to reserve a table. Once you've entered, standard Estate liquor prices apply. However, this event benefits Toys for Tots, so your money will be going to a good place!

The Estate
1 Boylston Place, Boston


Donnie Bubbletweet, December, 18, 2009 (4)


video by Cleo33freenetde

at Rehearsal bubbletweets

videos by Cleo33frenetde


Wild'n Out (NKOTB Rehearsal)

Video by Rob Lewis


Getting ready for rehearsal

video by DannysBubbletweets

Donnie Wahlberg inside Radio Z103.5' studios (photos)