How I choose to spend my afternoon: editing an M&G photo on Gimp to make Brian & Howie share a tender moment =3
Howard —-> Howie —-> Howito —-> Wito
AJ: And we’re back with flame boy here. I heard about something with you catching your curtains on fire when you were a wee little lad. Explain, D. Discuss.
Howie: You know, I think you’re probably referring to the time I actually- When I was younger, I think around 5 years old. And actually what I think happened was I was at my parents’ house in the TV room, actually the cables behind the TV actually caught the curtains on fire down there. My dad came running down in his boxers and putting the curtains out, and all he had was my jacket, my favorite jacket that as a little kid had a big fur piece on it. And he was putting the fire on my jacket and it was like all burnt up.
AJ: Sssure it was. Sure it was, D.
Howie: Are you making fun of me? That’s what the case was. I wasn’t a pyromaniac. My mom told me never to play with fire, you get burned. [x]
What is your favorite position for sex? [x]
Kevin: I like ‘em all. Depends on what kind of mood I’m in. If I’m really freaky that day, I just do some pretzel crazy shit. But if I’m just like more conventional that day, we might just do regular missionary position, y’know. And other times, sometimes I like to lay back and let it ride, and other times I like to tap it from the back. Just depends on what kind of mood I’m in or what kind of mood my wife is in. We just kind of go with the flow. … And there’s no such thing as a bad position.
Bent Magazine, May 2008 [x]
And what can people expect from an AJ gig?
Raw, sexy, me being myself. No censorship. I can swear, wear a dress, and do what I want. It should be fun. I just want it to be a great show where people see the real me. If I could perform naked I would. Actually talking of dresses and stuff… I am planning to do a coffee table book of erotica, I think that would be hot, a bit like Madonna’s Truth or Dare book. I am very comfortable in my own skin.
OK now I have to ask, which Backstreet Boy is the best endowed?
(Laughs) I’m not sure now since Kevin left. I can only vouch for myself and say for a short guy I ain’t doing badly at all thank you very much. I mean it’s not a babies arm holding an apple, but that’s just me keeping my modesty. Maybe people will see it on tour one day.
The Backstreet Boys have a large gay following is that something you wish to keep?
Hell yeah, I have a huge amount of gay friends and they have been telling me which songs they love etc. There is one called ‘Gorgeous’ which is quite Prince-like they all seem to love that. Have I had a gay experience? Never you mind, (laughs) I definitely want to keep a gay fan base. Maybe I will definitely do some stripping on tour.
Do you ever feel weird being called the Backstreet Boys still, considering that you’re full-grown men with wives and kids? [x]
Howie: We will always be the Backstreet Boys. It’s something we pledged our allegiance to in the early days when we created the name. We said:
If the Beach Boys can be the Beach Boys forever,
The Beastie Boys can be the Beastie Boys,
The Oak Ridge Boys can be the Oak Ridge Boys,
And the Pet Shop Boys can be the Pet Shop Boys,
We will always be the Backstreet Boys. Amen.
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]