Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Seacrest’

Looking good out there!

So…still no definitive word on when we will next get to bask in the musical vibery of the Jonas boys et al, collectively or separately (can you believe “Who I Am” has been out for almost 2 months?  Where did the time go?) And the same goes for Bulldozer (we’re waiting! so patiently!) but this past week was a fairly busy one on an official level, anyway…

Joe & Demi surprised us (or at least me?) with an unexpected turn on the high profile (if not always hospitable) American Idol soundstage to perform their Friends for Change duet single “Make a Wave”. It was a polarizing choice for many fans, but they did an admirable job which received the usual fair balance of adoration & praise to criticism & disdain, from all the usual camps.  Joe redeemed himself at least a bit, in some eyes, for his less than stellar Idol judging stint, especially with the post-performance stage banter, and Joe & Demi continue to blur the lines & fuel plenty of chatter over their public/private pairing with a post-show visit to Ryan Seacrest (see below the chop).

The KCAs followed the typical awards show arc of a slow build to an ultimately anticlimactic result. The main benefit for Jonas fans was a new set of red orange carpet shots since – in contrast to their last visit to the KCA stage and their pretty adorable hosting duties at the Teen Choice Awards, what a difference a year makes! – they never touched the stage, neither to perform nor to collect a blimp in either of their nominated categories. (They were passed over as Favorite Musical Group in favor of the Black Eyes Peas, and Nick & Joe losing Favorite TV Actor to Dylan Sprouse.)  This all had a bit of a bizarro world tone to it, for anysuperfan who watched, but such is Nickelodeon, & kids, circa 2010. But I think Jonas fans and Jonases alike can easily take this “crushing defeat” with grace…right? 😉

Off the tube, we continue to be treated to pretty steady Twitter updates from Nick, Joe & Bulldozer. John Taylor celebrated his 28th birthday (Happy Happy, JT!).  John also gave confirmation that the suspected Papa Jonas Twitter is the real deal (and there’s some pretty sweet stuff in there). While Kevin remains….mysterious in that venue (love you anyway, Kevin!), is it just me or have Nick’s tweets been a little warmer, sweeter and less vague in the past few days?  I know I’ve enjoyed them.

All of this said, the biggest news of the week has to be saved for last.

You already know about it, I am sure. Like all good champions of their field, The Grog Blog has re-emerged from premature retirement. We have all experienced or heard of the power of JB bassist Greg Garbowsky’s blog in the past, and now the real deal is at hand again!!  If you haven’t yet, make sure to go back and read all of the old, now-revived posts (and videos!) before settling in for the future of Grog. And this is for you, Garbo:

After the jump, you’ll find a few videos from the weeks’ activities (Idol & KCA related).  What do you think of all these new developments?!



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So said Joe Jonas, anyway, while hanging out this morning with Ryan Seacrest (as Nick did in early December).  I tend to agree.  Or at least hope all the bandmembers agree, and double for us fans, in the end!

Take to the jump to listen to Joe chat with the ever-pot-stirring Ryan to promote his upcoming American Idol guest-judging stint (this Tuesday!…or Wednesday?), and talk about the persistent band breakup speculation, romance gossip debunking, his silver screen aspirations and (my personal favorite) his own recent songwriting spree.  Good stuff!!!


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Nick Jonas & Sonny Thompson on Ryan Seacrest 12.03.09.

This is a great interview! Nick talks about the decision to pursue this solo project, telling his brothers, why he wants to be president and twitter. He also performs an acoustic version of “Rose Garden,” the first song written for Who I Am. I really dig the song, it is haunting and Bluesy .

Listen to the whole interview here!

Listen to “Rose Garden” now after the jump!

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More pure awesome {drink!} at hand, as JB3DCE coverage comes to a head.

Over the jump,we’ll post links and embeds of premiere week interviews from online, radio & television.  When you find something, mention it in the comments and we’ll use this post to aggregate and celebrate, before we break (well…ish) to immerse ourselves in the opening weekend of the movie!

Like Kevin & Joe above, come ponder – among other things – Nick’s supposedly unflagging honesty in the MySpace “Artist on Artist” video, with more stuff to come, over the jump!


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Today, I’m feeling less fixated on auld lang syne – that’s “the days gone past”* – than the days yet to come.  Since we’ve just reflected pretty thoroughly, and there’s more reflection where that came from, it’s out of my system for the time being and I feel like yelling, “ONWARD“!

[*Yeah, I had to look it up – and I enjoyed the Scots dialect I found there, hence tonight’s title, cuz Robert Burns rulezzz!!]

So, at this moment that means, at least in part, anticipating the Boys’ performance on New Year’s Rockin Eve.  Or checking out where they will fit into Disney Channel’s Totally New Year.

…Or perhaps just feeling the stress and tension of quandaries about facial hair** and fear of unruly crowds of very young women desperate enough to brave this cold for the Jonases, and therefore capable of anything.  Ohmygoodness.

[**For the record, I am not prescriptive about these things – or one of those fans still pining for the Joehawk – I say go for it, Joseph, try something new!]

Thus, here’s a new thread in which to lodge our squees and updates as the night unfolds…

Join us, over the jump.


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The Boys hit up Ryan Seacrest at KIIS-FM today (supposedly reshuffling their schedules to make the live appearance work), and excellence ensued!

They talk about Sony/Columbia Records, making “positive” a cool thing, having friends who are girls, and do an in-studio acoustic performance of “Burnin’ Up”, with Big Rob (who’s now blogging for KIIS-FM).  And a certain someone is surprised by all the love he’s personally getting from the fans calling in.

Have a listen, here, and take a look at the gallery of their acoustic performance in the plaza.

After the jump, reminisce on their first incredible visit to play for fans outside of Seacrest’s radio show, last October, in the first blush of their newfound fame!


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