Donnie posted a new blog at nkotb.com:
I know most of our communication lately is thru twitter…
However I also know that not everybody uses twitter and, quite frankly, sometimes the 140 character space that twitter provides just isn’t enough space to express ones self adequately.
I just wanted to take a moment and say a few things…
First and foremost I want to say thank you to all NKOTB fans! To the BH’s, the Soldiers, the “crews” and everyone!
The last two years have been so unreal and so unexpected that I sometimes wake up thinking it was all my imagination.
Yet it is real.
We are here.
And I must say…
The love and support you all have shown to each and every member of this group- both collectively and individually- is astounding.
Wether it was Jordans foot surgery or his various twitter campaigns, Danny’s work with the Komen Foundation, Jon’s singing “step 5″ or his amazing tweets, Joe’s “Let’s Get This” campaign or my own insanity at The Waffle House at 4 a.m….
You all have shown, each one us, the utmost love and support!
It never ceases to amaze me.
It is often said…
The New Kids are “great to their fans”.
And we often say in response “that is because we have the GREATEST fans”.
This has never been more true than in the downtime since The Full Service Tour ended.
(That is… IF you call it down time).
Since then… Each member has stayed in touch with many of you, through twitter etc, while at the same time taking on various individual projects.
Be it movies, solo music projects, charitable work, twitter contests, real estate projects or what have you…
Most members of The Block have been very busy and many of you all have been just as busy- standing right along side us- showing that fierce love and support that you always do.
Through it all… I want you to remember, as well as it is important that we too remember, that we are a unit.
The Block and its fans- We are a team.
Supporting each other, enjoying each other and enjoying what each other has to offer, is part of being teammates.
I never really thought I would make music as a “solo” artist. Hell I’ve been off shooting a movie… And to be honest I don’t even particularly like that title attatched to my name- “solo artist”?!?!?! Strange for me.
But I must admit… I am thankful that you all allow me the freedom to act on my creative whims…
I write a song for fun…?
I send it out to you all.
You react to it…?
We all have FUN!
That is, was, and will always be my goal in the music business… FUN.
Having FUN, seeing you have fun and doing it in a way that allows us to all have fun together.
Doing everything I can to give back to you… What you give to me.
That is really just the cherry on top.
The amazing thing is-
There is so much more fun to be had.
Other members of The Block are creating and building and engaging you in their own ways…
It is going to be fun to see what they have in store for us!
And most important…
It is going to be fun to see what the world has in store and what WE have in store for the world in 2010 and 2011.
We have NOT stopped working, as a group, towards the future.
Working on ways to surprise you, entertain you, empower you and to give you as much joy as you can possibly take in!
“In the worst of times… We’ve had the best of times”.
Forgive me for quoting myself…
But that fact will never be lost on me.
We have been riding out some very tough times in this world together.
Army wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, husbands, soldiers, 9 to 5ers, single moms, brothers, widows….
You name it… We are all here together.
So fortunate to have something that bonds us…
That reminds us…
That no matter how tough things get…
It is always a blessing to feel free.
Music and love have that power.
Music and love are the core of who we are.
And who we will remain.
Thanks for the time.
As Always Your Man,