Where were you on the afternoon of September 15, 2007?
No matter. We all know where the Boys were for an hour of it, thanks to this now-legendary record: the Jonas Brothers Live Chat.
Miraculously, the livestream website didn’t crash (as any site promising proximity to the Brothers is prone to doing), and the result – with all of its dead-air pauses, shout-outs, yawning, fidgeting, brotherly taunts, bouts of boredom (but more than anything, a heaping helping of natural Jonas-ness) – was nothing short of an instant classic. All of their individual personalities were so clearly on display.
I know we quote and reference it, to this day…
So, after the jump, relive the magic – exactly one year later – UNCLIPPED! (With apologies for the delay in the first…things start to right themselves around the middle of Part 2!) Plus a little bonus at the end…
HIGHLIGHTS: No one knows how to spell applesauce. Distracted by shiny objects? “We’d like to work with Hanson…in their long hair days.” Nick has diabetes? Joe asks himself why he is so cute, a lot.
HIGHLIGHTS: “What race are we guys?” Favorite clothing stores. Starbucks favorites. Favorite candy. What kinds of girls do they like? Fly-swatting. Phone call from Mommy. Talking about starting a new album.
HIGHLIGHTS: Talking about “Move On” & It’s About Time. Joez dance beatz. Musical role models. What other career would you do? Talkin’ sports teams (“Penn State!” – “Whatever, Red Sox” – “Bring it on, sister, bring it on.”). We like all different colors…even redheads. Tennis rivalry. Spider Pig! Soulja Boy. Heroes. Marvellous Party Tour memories…How Lost got boring.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Great Hollister Debate. Kevin hates fruit. Let’s talk about Garbo for a little while. “Lhasa Poo”. “Are you a spider?” “Stop touching me, dude.” Kevin sings “Umbrella”. Talking about Busted. Kevin’s doles out advice on haters and teaching yourself guitar. Joe’s ringtone serenade.
HIGHLIGHTS: Joe’s ring, in close-up. Joe & Kevin abandon Nick. “You missed the conversation, Kevin.” Joe the Mime. “Lady…” Rice moves. ARM-WRESTLING!! …and the aftermath. Kevin’s mini-pig shawl/tablecloth. “Kanye West.” Motorcycles. Joe strangles Kevin. Joe hasn’t gotten Nick anything for his birthday, yet.
HIGHLIGHTS: Dating trick question? Do you know the Muffin Man…and rap. Old Macdonald on the Bus mashup. Barney v. Blue’s Clues. (Kevin, I’m talking!) “Oh,it’s on Nickelodeon…whatever.” Joe is still hung up on Barney. Power Rangers (Joe smooch). “We kinda are backstage…” Quoting their own songs. Singing SOS!!
And…BONUS!! Kevin testing the live chat system the day before they did it. 🙂