So Many Words for the Broken Heart

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Aug 1

If you could borrow one personality feature from one of the other guys from the group, what would it be and from which guy? [x]

AJ: Can it be like a physical [attribute] or… Alright, I would take two things. I’d take [Howie’s] facial hair, ‘cause I wish I had facial hair like Howie. And I wish I had golf expertise like Rok so I can kick his butt when we play golf next time and take some money from his pockets.

Fan Q&A: One of the questions for all of you was about tattoos. And I was just curious, you didn’t say anything about yours, [Kevin]. I was just wondering what it’s of and where it’s at. [x]

Kevin: Mine is in, uh. Like, it was my first tattoo so I didn’t wanna get something big and huge in case I didn’t like it, so it’s in a place that you can’t really see unless, y’know…

(Howie laughs suggestively)

Kevin: What? But it means- It’s Japanese writing and it means music and pleasure, and it’s like right on my pelvic bone.

Howie: (Imitating Kevin) Mah pelvic bone.

AJ: The one thing I will never do is get “Backstreet Boys” [tattooed] on me ‘cause that’s just- It’s like mehh. But the only way Howie will get a tattoo is if we all get something that says Backstreet Boys. … ‘Cause he almost did it once, I guess the same night Kevin got his tattoo. It’s like down here (points towards his pelvic bone region), like really dude? [x]

Howie: I think when we were in rehearsals, one time we were taking a little bit of a break, and all of a sudden we heard a knock on the door. And somebody had a camera right in front… Next thing I know, the five [NKOTB members] come with like no shirts on with bow ties like Chippendales, coming in there dancing to one of our songs. Like what the heck is this all about?
Danny: They all looked very uncomfortable.
Howie: Yeah, I was really uncomfortable.
Danny: And it was a little early on, us getting to know each other so I think we kinda jumped the shark with that. [x]

Howie: I think when we were in rehearsals, one time we were taking a little bit of a break, and all of a sudden we heard a knock on the door. And somebody had a camera right in front… Next thing I know, the five [NKOTB members] come with like no shirts on with bow ties like Chippendales, coming in there dancing to one of our songs. Like what the heck is this all about?

Danny: They all looked very uncomfortable.

Howie: Yeah, I was really uncomfortable.

Danny: And it was a little early on, us getting to know each other so I think we kinda jumped the shark with that. [x]

  Rolling Stone Magazine - December 2000   [x]

Once, at a mall back in Orlando, where the group got its start, AJ allowed a beautiful female fan to cozy up next to him for a photograph. Suddenly, she started quaking, like she was having a grand mal seizure. When she calmed down, AJ said, “If you don’t mind my asking, what the hell happened to you?” The girl said, “I just had an orgasm.” AJ said, “Well, OK, now…” And then he got the heck out of there.

Nick: I had a really funny, well I thought it was funny, idea for the cruise for one of the party nights, what if we… (Nick exhales in laughter)

Howie: It’s not even said yet. You don’t have to start laughing. Tell it first, then laugh.

Nick. What if we did- we called it drag night.

Howie: Whoa, not funny.

Nick: So basically what we do, all the girls dress up as guys and the guys dress up as girls. So you’d call it drag night. It’d be funny. Like with “Just Want You To Know”, I mean, it’s frickin’ one chromosome away from it.

Howie: Yeah, that was the tightest spandex I’ve ever worn in my life.

Nick: It was. See, AJ would love it, because I think AJ thinks he’s a girl. [x]

Brian: Well, there’s a redneck joke about, uh, you know that you’re a redneck when your porch on your house caves in and you kill a family of dogs. [x]

On the set of the “Inconsolable” music video

Nick: I put ice on my nose ‘cause it swells so much ‘cause all the years of me trying to look like Brian. I mean I would go in my room and I would stick, like, these gumballs up my nose before I go to sleep.

Brian: (behind the camera) Oh, come on. Okay, action. [x]

Jul 9

AJ: (To after party audience) How many want to see Howie with his shirt off?

Howie: No. I’d rather see your pants off, AJ. Take your pants off.

AJ: Come on, Howie. Get sexy, Latin Lover. [x]