Thursday, January 31, 2008

Are the Kids doing something New?

OK, so before I take a little hiatus from "Sean's Space," I had to pass this along and get some readers' response...

Did you hear the New Kids on the Block are going to reunite???

Yeah, as my fav teacher of all time pointed out earlier today when I e-mailed her about it, this is strictly a rumor, but sometimes in life, ya need something to get ya through the day, right? This does the trick for me.

Anyway ... this week's issue of "People" magazine has a story that finally all five New Kids — that would be Joe McIntyre, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight — are going to reunite, 14 years after their last CD!

Here's the news flash, direct from the "People" Web site:
After months of speculation and rumor, the Kids are coming back. A well-placed source tells PEOPLE exclusively that New Kids On The Block are indeed getting back together.

I know ... are you psyched or what???

Of course, Danny has since come out and said that there's been no talks between the Kids and that there are no plans to reunite. (Sucks, right?) But ... that could just be a smokescreen sent out to quell the excitement until the Kids release the news themselves! (Or at least that's the way I choose to think of it.)

I know, given my musical taste (which I've written about here before), from Barry Manilow and Clay Aiken to Hannah Montana and Jamie Lynn Spears' sister, you're probably like, Really, Sean? You're a New Kids fan??? That's a shock, right? (I swear, if I ever lose my iPod, someone's going to pick it up, see the music on it and be like, "Aw, some 12-year-old girl lost her iPod!")

But yes, I was (am?) a total New Kids on the Block fan! I had all their CDs (as you can see from the pics here). I taped all their TV appearances. I wore the T-shirts. I had the action figures (they're NOT dolls!). I watched the short-lived Saturday morning cartoon.

My biggest regret in life, though? I've never seen them live. Any of 'em! They came to Poughkeepsie with Tiffany back in the summer of '89 and I missed both shows. (They actually started off the tour opening for Tiffany but by the time the tour was over, she was opening for them!) Then, when Joey (as he now likes to be called) performed at one of the first K-Fest concerts, I missed it 'cause I was living in Vermont.

The closest I ever came was seeing Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch at the Civic Center in '92 ... now that's $36 I'll never see again!

So, after lo these many years, to have even a glimmer of hope that they'll get back together, I was all over that "like stink on a monkey," as Cosmo Kramer once said.

I swear, whenever I see one of the New Kids in their post-New Kids life (like Donnie in "The Sixth Sense" or the "Saw" series, or Joey on "Dancing with the Stars"), I always make a point to tell whoever I'm sitting next to, He was a New Kid! It's kinda embarrassing if I'm at the movies by myself, squeezing in a matinee before work, and tell that to the person next to me. But hey, it's vital information.

So, please, for me ... cross your fingers ... say a prayer ... send good thoughts out into the atmosphere, positive vibes that the New Kids will get back together. I know I'm not the only out there who wants to see them reunite. And if the Spice Girls can get back together, why not the New Kids???

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm with you. I saw them twice in concert and I've waiting for this day to come for what feels like forever!!

SuzyQ said...

Hi Sean,
I saw New Kids years, and years ago. My kids were little. lol
Now I'm a grandma,and I'm just like you. I love Clay Aiken, and Barry Manilow is allright in my book.
I'll bet you the New Kids Next CD, that they ARE coming out of hiding, and going to perform. I just hope YOU get the chance to finally see them live.
Yeah, almost 20 years ago, they rocked the house.
SuzyQ

HeyRen said...

Hey Sean,

I am so with you! Bring the Beantown Boys back! I had the action figures too! Still do somewhere! Enjoy the show (when it happens, as I am sure it will)!!

Anonymous said...

I really, really hope it's true!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sean!
You're not alone, dude! There's lots of ppl doing prayers... like me.
I didn't saw them when they were famous cuz i'm only 18, but i love their songs (and their post-nkotb work).
Since this rumor came out, i can't even sleep well thinking if there's some news posted ):

Hope they're together again - all of them, fabulous five ^_^ - and do a world tour!! *-* it would be very cool to see them here in Brazil again! =)

And i hope you get the chance to see them live!!

Let's pray =P

xx

NKOTB_#1_FAN said...

I TOTALLY Agree That would be absolutly AWSOME!! I still have their cds & I still listen to them! I am 32yrs old now & I love them!! Jordan Is still my fav!!
I saw them when I was 13 & that is a day & night I will never forget! My best friend & I got ready for a week for that concert in Jackson Ms. I still have the ticket stubs somewhere. I SOOOOO HOPE THEY COME BACK!!!!

DruVamp4 said...

Dude I so hope this isn't just a rumor! I've waited so long to see our boys get back together. I was a HUGE nkotb fan and stayed faithful to them even when other fans decided they were no good anymore. I saw them live in Toronto in the summer of 1990(I think) it was the no more games tour. They were Wicked awesome! I would love to see them live again, and you're right if the spice girls can do it so can our boston boys!
Hoping this isn't just a Rumor!
-Jamie
PS: at the show I was at Donnie lost his pants! It was awesome!