i agree mememoi, I’m bitter too. But not toward any one party. Im bitter towards the whole situation.
Im a taylor fan, and of course I love Joe, and I’m trying not to choose sides. The way I see it is this. Its no secret that taylor has always been very open about her feelings towards the guys she has dated. If you listen to her CD one time, you get that vibe right away. So I’m honestly not surprised at all that she has become so open about this relationship. And in a way I don’t really blame her. When I was 18, I reacted the same way to breakups, I just wasn’t living a life in the spotlight. What girl didn’t go around bad mouthing the guy who ‘broke her heart’.
And as for Joe’s part in this whole thing, I can’t say I would have done something different. Sometimes break ups happen over the phone, and the boys have admitted before that they have had to do the same thing in the past. I guess it just comes with living a life on the road.
I know that I haven’t lost any respect for Joe, and by the looks of things, I’m nowhere near alone in that thought.
So who’s excited for the Burning Up Book? I know I’ll be in Barnes and Noble first thing on the 18th to check it out!
I must say, I’m very excited to see whats in store for us with this one. The thought of letting Joe loose with a polaroid camera, and publishing the results is very exciting to me!
I am with you mememoi. And I think it is going to get worse before it gets better. The latest scuttlebutt is the Guys’ move from their “modest” home to a Bel Air mansion, again “proving” that they no longer adhere to their “live at the bottom” motto.
Credit yourselves for forcing their hand, paparazzi, haters and fans with no boundaries. It is a gated compound. Everything they need is there. Including a movie theatre. And the bad folks can’t get in.
I don’t blame them one stinkin’ bit, if it gives them a little peace and quiet. They deserve better from the public than this. I don’t think they have lost the “live at the bottom” attitude. I think it has been circumstantially ripped away from them. I am really starting to worry for their emotional health. How much more can they take? I know they are strong, but how long before a chewed-off limb is the only way to get out of a trap? Gory image, I know, but I think the bashing has gone way too far.
I am honestly perplexed that people don’t get it as to why JB needs to have a house that fans cannot get at. Girls have scaled the roof of the Toluca Lake house people!! That is not something that can be allowed. What if some nutball fan got hurt while trying to get to them? JB would bear the fall-out of that too. They are entitled to their privacy, and a gated community is the only way to get it.
Tiffany, I don’t really disagree with you there to a degree…what 18 year old wouldn’t relish the opportunity to slam an ex? As with Miley, I don’t think you should blame young people who don’t know better. Which is where good management should come in. Rumors and things are rarely accidents – and what gets discussed on talk shows is generally pre-planned. It is obviously an opportunistic publicity choice and that’s fine* – but it could be a mistake for her as well to cultivate a reputation of romantic victimhood and base a career on it. She should be careful…I still think she’s cute (though maybe a little less so, now) and talented. Time will tell.
*(And I hope the Jonas management was not ambushed by it.)
In any case, I guess you always have to worry about people taking advantage of you when you become a big draw for attention and money, and watching the Jonases grow over time that old adage is being proven right quite a bit. It just seems like they try their best not to engage with nonsense in a public manner, but end up with it splattered all over them. That is surely tough.
So, sharpld, I think you are sadly but fantastically on point in your comment from what I can tell…I share your concerns but I hope they will be fine…they appear to have a whole lot of pretty cool people around them in the inner sanctum, and I think in the end, that is all that really matters.
Let the people talk smack! If it makes them feel good about themselves, good for them? Lots of so-called snobbery is often rooted in self-preservation.
Re #8 – I don’t mean to be insensitive to everyone’s feelings, I’m just trying to interject a note of levity.
Something I try to remember is that their management team includes their parents. Jonas Brothers are a family first, that is why they are who they are. Kevin Sr. and Denise are not going to let anything hurt those boys. At the end of the day, they will ALWAYS have their best interests at heart. More power to them.
I have to add my 2 cents to the SayNow message….I had just said a few threads ago that while I love hearing the SayNows, I wish they wouldn’t just do ‘commercials’…and just say that they love us.
I got my wish!!! This has to be my favorite SayNow of all time. They love us, they really love us! And each of their personalities comes through. Oh, I am so happy (except for not being able to see the KY thingy).
I just tuned in. OMJ! May I borrow your smeeling salts coolmom? Okay, this is going to put me in the perv areana, but Nick just jumped on the piano. His assets are rivaling Keivn’s. Yay for tight jeans.
Love the man-heels on Kevin! He can rock them like no one else.
You know, I am being delusional again, but isn’t it odd that what is asked for here on the blog ends up happening in the Jonasphere. (Trish #12) We recommend a down to earth blog, we get it. We recommend a loving SayNow message, we get it …. WDTFTW-WRND
I am not sure how much my opinion is worth here, but I’ve been thinking about this.
I don’t see anything wrong with calling someone to tell them you’re not going to date them anymore, when you’ ve had a short relationship with them. 4 months is a short relationship. There is no need to fly in to see someone to break up – if you could drive across town, then that would be the better thing to do, but it’s not that kind of a situation. Dating is all about finding out if someone is for you or not. So I guess Joe found out that Taylor is not for him. Big deal, that happens. She is acting like a baby IMO.
It’s none of our business and she’s making it our business to use him for publicity. Gross.
I thought the show was really good. Such fun to see all those skaters with their kids. And it was well edited so that you could see the skater and see the musicians. I think this show was just what JB need this week. They sounded great, and came across really well to what will probably be a pretty mainstream audience. WDTFTW!
Aww the message was so cute! I’ve been baking for hours and I’m pretty exhausted (it’s 1.15 am, lol) but hearing the boys’ voices certainly improved my mood!
On the last thread, coolmom asked me how I became to be a JB fan. This is really embarrassing, but I actually used to hate them. Or I thought that I hated them when in fact, I knew nothing about them. I thought that they were just another “Disney band”, singing meaningless songs that someone else had written for them. And this is what I honestly believed until I heard “When You Look Me In The Eyes” for the first time just a few months ago. I was watching a random video on YouTube, the song was playing on the background and I immediately fell in love with it and wanted to know who sings it… And then there it was, on the screen: “song by Jonas Brothers”. Well, I tried to convince myself that WYLMITE was their only good song, and to prove my point, searched for their music on YT. I started to freak out when I had listened to like 20 of their songs and loved them all… I was like, “I can’t like the Jonas Brothers! I can’t! I’m 17!”. But I couldn’t help it, especially when I watched some interviews and other funny stuff (“Welcome to the Nick Jonas Show!”) and found out how sweet and funny and smart these guys are. I was also surprised to find out that they actually write their own songs, which, in my opinion, is really cool. So… I ended up ordering the Jonas Brothers album and A Little Bit Longer the next day – and have since then become frighteningly obsessed with them and their music. So I’ve only been a fan for a really short time…
I tried to explain it shortly, but obviously failed miserably, lol.
Btw, it’s funny how I used to think that I was like the oldest JB fan in the world, and now I’m starting to feel like a baby as you all talk about your kids and husbands. I’m 17 (I’ll be 18 on January 4th). 🙂
sharpld – I would have to join you in pervy territory, because I thought Nick looked very handsome in the show. Kevin will always have my heart, Joe is a dreamboat, but Nick is becoming a leading man no doubt about it!
Elisa – Thanks so much to telling your story! One thing I’ve found about JB is that their fandom is reaching across age, life experience, music sensibility and now international boundaries. And we’re lucky enough to have SR, which is such a wonderful place to hang out and share!
And I know that there are several other regulars on this blog who are right around your age!
I know cpaig. I will admit to loving to see Kevin’s tummy. I used to love the youtube vid taken on his 20th birthday, where he is signing autographs at a fence and the girl got a great shot of his belly AND the top of his Calvin Kleins! I have searched and searched and I can’t find it again. If anyone knows the one I mean I would love a link. Not that I’m a dirty old lady or anything!
LMAO, cpaig, how did you find that video? 😀 “My belly button, my belly button…” I thought I was going to see KEVIN’s belly (I read your comment pretty fast, I guess) so I was pretty surprised to see a blonde woman singing about her belly button. 😀 Still laughing!
Elisa, you are a baby!! Just kidding. (I just turned 29.) 😉
I think a lot of us started out as skeptics, which is why we wanted to have a place where we weren’t all 11 and screeching (not that there’s anything wrong with that! I find those fans totally charming, but they aren’t my top pick to converse with, sorry girlies), but had managed to discover that they are a real band and a really good band and adorable people, as you put so well.
I try to explain to nay-sayers (oof, SO many!!) that I think they are one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated bands (even by lots of their own fans) I have ever loved. Mostly I get eyerolls, and I can see why it would be hard to believe that of a massively popular, commercially successful band, but I still totally believe that.
The bellybutton clip is from a show called “On the Television” that Cpaig and I watched nonstop as kids. We just dug it up on YouTube. It RULED!
Agree completely, coolmom. I was almost crying seeing how happy and relaxed they were. I had to register at ‘Mice Chat’ just so I could tell the dude who posted all of it how thankful I was! Turns out he’s 43, just like me…and apparently either a ‘Cast Member’ who works at Disneyland, or just a huge fan.
Ok, i’m officially de-lurking 🙂 !!!!!!! Essay alert. Telling you all how much I love the boys would be silly, because I’m sure you all already understand.
SR is just wonderful, I’ve been visiting and reading comments for a couple of months. I’ve only been a fan since this summer. I graduated from college (I’m 22) and got my own place and a big girl job. Let’s just say that I saw the Burnin’ Up video and I was smitten. I love that everyone here can say how they feel, and send lots of unconditional love the boys’ way.
I went to my first and only JB concert here in Indiana (yep, that’s where I’m from…here’s to hoping the boys come somewhere near me soon!) this summer. I took my cousin who is 12 and loves the boys but no worries, I didn’t use her as my excuse to go. It was no secret that I was just as excited as she was.
I worked today, so I am currently watching the skating thing. I almost fell out of my chair watching the boys (Joe playing guitar, need I say more?). It’s fantastic!
Nice one, mollyanne! Methinks ‘doe-eyes’ needs to shut her yap. In fact, I have 2 words for her: shut & up! 🙂
And welcome mollyanne! You are definitely among friends here! 🙂 And ditto what coolmom said…we welcome any and all gushing about our boys. It’s practically a rule around here. lol
Since you’ve been lurking for a few months, you probably know that we are sorta delusional that maybe the boys actually come here and read the blog….or maybe just Garbo…in any case, we love newbies and de-lurkers, right, ladies?!
Delusional maybe but in a good way! Maybe they’ve been here, who knows!?!?! I’d settle for Garbo though! Amanda, from now on I promise I will gush more!
So funny story, my DVR cut off the last half hour of the skating thing. I’m pretty bummed but at least I got to see most of it. I thought Nick’s voice sounded especially great…..he’s really growing up. Is it just me, or were their pants tighter than normal? Not that I have a problem with that at all….just sayin’.
p.s. the ‘jumping boys’ pic is now my desktop wallpaper…just sayin’. Now I can look at Kev’s abs and Joe’s pants and Nick’s cuteness all I want. :0 Thanks again, mememoi! As usual, you find the perfect pic.
One more thing before I must go to sleep. Changing subject again. I’ve got to add my two cents.
Now, I have always liked Taylor Swift. I mean, I was raised on country music, plus I was just past being a teenaged girl when she came around so I could identify with some of the themes in her songs. And yes, breakups are sometimes life-altering when you’re that age and I understand needing to get some things off her chest. But if she continued to use Joe for publicity, I may just have to go ninja. Don’t mess with my boys, lady.
I know JB would never say anything about this situation in public. They are smarter and better than that but oh, to be a fly on the wall when they are discussing these matters behind closed doors.
p.s.- I noticed Joe was wearing his shirt with the fake, undone tie on it….squeeee! Yes, I’m a huge joe fan 🙂 Goodnight!
Oh I found them – they are so far up at this point.
Hope you ladies are just kidding about the tight pants – I’m sorry I don’t appreciate them so much – you have to remember I lived through the Spandex 80s and don’t want to go back there … I want back pockets to be where they should be and not on the thighs! 🙂
Loved the KY special today but not enough Jonas. Honestly Demi Lovato got more air time which is so funny. The skating was terrific except for the doll that one skater danced with. That was just too weird…
Loved watching Nick rock out!!! He is incredible in every way.
Joe seems really slim and little to me, more so than Kevin or Nick. Love how Nick towers over KY by the way – adorable! Love the APC dark indigo jeans (except for the back pocket issues LOL). Woooo wooooo!
had a late night and am just catching up on all things Jonas. It’s so nice to see all the new people who have joined in.
Cpaig and mememoi you have really started something here! and we thank you for it.
love the picture on the top and the whole Disney thing. And the phone message was so sweet.
They always know how to “right the ship.” Just when you’re mssing them they pop up and make you feel that they are there for you.
and although I’m happy to hear flamom that you lived through tight pants in the 80’s (along with me) I have to say I like them. At this point it’s almost weird to see them in anything else. I just hope they get some proper rest time out of the tight pants! If what my daughter learned in science class is true the future of the Jonas world is depending on it!!
I’m just bummed that the youtube video must have been taken down, because I searched for the username of the person who took the vid and couldn’t find it. The vid was great, not just because of the cute tummy shot, but because of how adorable Kevin was being interacting with the fans. Bummer!
That is a bit of a smut photostream, only because of the captions and the impure thoughts behind them. Ultimately, they are just photos of the Guys being the Guys. However, I am embarrassed to admit some of the captions make me laugh out loud. I guess there is still a teenage girl in me somewhere. Nonetheless, any child of mine would e so grounded with no computer privileges if I found her trolling the internet for that stuff. Do what I say, sweetie, not what I do. LOL
Perish the thought of anything standing in the way of those wonderful boys having kids someday! I might even consider foregoing all the fun I have watching them in tight pants if it meant the Jonas line would stop with them!!
Coolmom – I agree about the vid. I remember seeing it. This pic was all I could find at this point.
Ah, Kevin. He will always be my favorite.
OT- there is a contest to win backstage time with JB at the AMA. Hubby and were driving our little one to soccer when we heard the announcement on the radio. He shot me a look and asked me why I didn’t have my cell phone out calling in to win. I said because he wouldn’t let me go. He then said he would. Long story short, it dawned on me that I don’t think I could really ever meet the Guys. I would feel completely awkward. I will just admire from afar.
coolmom-I know!! We must hope that the future Jonases are being well protected with lots of loose pants downtime-whenever that is. I always picture legions of adorable curly haired toddler girls for Denise to enjoy.
Sharpid-that site!!! so funny. I’ve seen some of those pictures but never thought of them in that way. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion over some pictures. They should probably stop carrying their cell phones in their front pockets.
But you shouldn’t stress about meeting them-they are so fan friendly. I’ve never met them but every account I’ve ever read on Team Jonas says they they are polite and down to earth. They always make it seem like they really want to meet all of us. I am sure it wouldn’t be awkward at all.
Hey, is there an online version of the KY skating thing available somewhere? You’re getting me all worked up about it now (Joe playing guitar, TIGHT pants!) and I’m dying to see it!
Btw, Amanda, the jumping pic is my wallpaper too… Great minds think alike. 😉 You just can’t help smiling when you look at it!
You know, I watched Camp Rock for the first time last night (I know I’m late, but we don’t have Disney Channel!) and I absolutely loved it! Joe was awesome – Nick and Kevin too, but it’s not like they had a lot of lines, lol – and I really liked Demi, too… She’s so real! But honestly… Joe. I fell in love with him all over again. 🙂 Ahh. And I’ve got to admit – I cried. Couldn’t help it! I mean, the scene where Shane finds out the truth about Mitchie… Maybe it’s the 10-year-old little girl in me, but I thought it was so sad. Please tell me I wasn’t the only one, lol!
Hey, I know I’m not the first to discover this but new JB blog up and they’re celebrating their day off today at the beach, doing nothing. Except blogging on myspace that is 🙂
And while I’m here, I’d like to make mention of the tight pants. For the boys (they’re still boys to me, haha) I don’t mind them because the actually fit and aren’t constantly sliding below their butts forcing them to pull them up all the time. There are so many bands out there that mimic that look and that’s exactly what happens because the pants just don’t fit them. So, I appreciate the fact that our boys wear stuff that fits them properly, well in a way anyway 🙂
Wahhh. I missed the KY thing. I had to be gone all day and don’t have a Tivo. Grr!
Tight pants…..Oh. My. They wear them SO well! It’s just impossible to keep my eyes from heading south. Umm, that didn’t sound too nice, but since we’ve all admitted to being in the ‘perv arena’ at some point or another…. 😉
Mollyanne – Welcome! Even though some of us could (almost) be their mother, we love the Boys to pieces so you’ve come to the right place to gush!
Elisa – don’t worry, I cried during Camp Rock too – same scene you did. It was so emotional! He looked so heartbroken! I thought Joe did a fabulous job and I only wished Kevin and Nick had more lines. Can’t wait to see how they do on the TV show.
The Mature JB pics…I would only admit to you guys that I’ve looked at it. LOL!
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