Here's where you'll get a chance to get up-close and personal with O-Town, find important info from The Official O-Town Street Team and messages from
o-townkeys.com, O-Town's Official Band Site!!!
1/30/03: Message From O-TOWN:
What up? It's O-Town here! We just returned from our trip to the UK (we had a TOTAL blast!) and what can we say except THANK YOU! We are sending you all a BIG shout-out for making our first week at radio with "I Showed Her" a HUGE success. Because of your hard work we were the #1 MOST ADDED song this week at Top 40 Radio! Guess you heard that already ;-) !!
WE ARE SO EXCITED!
We have ALL OF YOU to thank for putting us on TOP!
We (myself, Ashley, Jacob, Erik and Trevor) are as excited as you are about getting another song out to our fans, but we wanted to remind all of you that the emails, requests and calls you send to your local radio stations make a BIG impact on getting our music played. We know a lot of you are "very connected" and take your work very seriously. We are extremely grateful!
We appreciate you taking the time to contact the stations to make yourvoices heard, but remember that sometimes TOO MANY requests can jeopardize our chances of getting played, especially to stations that haven't officially "added" the single to their playlist. We want "I Showed Her" heard on as many stations as possible, in as many cities as possible! I guess we just need to be careful that we aren't driving the stations who aren't playing the single (yet!) too crazy...in the days to come we hope that every station on the map is playing "I Showed Her" (thanks to your hard work ;-)) and than you can call or email them all!!
So we challenge you to tackle those stations who are really PLAYING our record and prove to all the other stations that THEY have a hit on their hands! Please don't think we are asking you to "turn off your fire", we are just asking you guys to cool down just a little bit :-)
We need you guys! You are the BEST, most dedicated online street team there is!
We know you have the passion and enthusiasm to take on just aboutanything... so gear up and let's make "I Showed Her" a MAJOR SUCCESS. Oh yeah, you can catch us on RICKI LAKE this FRIDAY (tomorrow) where we do an acoustic version of "These Are The Days."
-Lots of love coming your way...Dan, Erik, Ashley, Trevor and Jacob
1/8/03, Message From O-TOWN:
HAPPY NEW YEAR STREET TEAMERS.........WHAT'S GOIN ON EVERYBODY. We hope you all rung in the new year with a bang. We did.......(kinda).......I don't know if you guys caught it.... WAIT..... WHAT THE HECK ARE WE SAYING?!?!.....of course you caught us on DICK CLARK ROCK 'N NEW YEARS and in the Rose Bowl Parade.
BEING IN THE PARADE (thats the cool part).......BAD PART....they make you get up a 4:30 in the morning to get to the parade on time. So needless to say we all got to bed relatively early.....we all needed our beauty sleep for the next day. A MILLION PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO WATCH THE PARADE PASS.......GOOD LORD THATS A LOT OF PEOPLE.
Anyway......IT'S 2003.....AND WE CAN'T BELIEVE IT. We our very, VERY excited to get to the new year goin right. 2002 was cool..... and we definitely appreciate you guys headin out to support the new album and THESE ARE THE DAYS.......YOU GUYS ALWAYS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. We're pushin to make the new year even better than the last. So first things first, the new single....... drumroll please......(can you hear it?) I SHOWED HER.......hits radio on January 27.......THATS RIGHT-JANUARY 27. There are alot of you already convinced that it could be our BIGGEST HIT YET.
Coming up for us though......We're doing a charity event in Orlando on the 11th.....and then the day after that.......WE GET TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE SAN FRANSISCO 49ER VS. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS PLAYOFF GAME ON SUNDAY.... needless to say, we can't wait for that. OTHER THAN THAT...... Trevor's been playing alot of golf.... he's got to practice up so he doesn't embarrass us all in the BOB HOPE GOLF CLASSIC at the end of the month. Jacob has been spending plenty of quality time with Janie and everyone's favorite pet......... DRUMROLL again....... ABBY THE MONKEY..... Dan, Erik, and Ashley have been spending time with their families and relaxing a little. But we're all READY TO GET BACK OUT ON TOUR...... SO STAY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR TOUR DATES AND UPCOMING APPEARANCES....
AGAIN GUYS.......YOU ARE THE REASON WE'RE HERE.......THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND LETS MAKE 03 THE BEST YEAR OTOWN HAS EVER HAD. WE LOVE YOU GUYS.....AND WE'LL TALK TO YOU SOON
12/6/02, Message From O-TOWN:
WHAT'S UP TO THE OTOWN STREET TEAM ARMY-
Lets just start off by saying happy late Thanksgiving to everybody!! We hope you all stuffed yourselves full of gravy baby, YEAH!!!! On Thanksgiving day we all flew from our hometown's to NYC where we performed "THESE ARE THE DAYS" and "CRAVING" on Good Morning America.....GMA also feels sort of like a second home to us now.
Now that the cold weather is here we can't wait for snow!!!! A few of us are snowboarders (Ashley, Jacob) and the rest of us just want to have the biggest snowball fight of all time......wanna come?
Just to keep you all updated on the progress of our current single "THESE ARE THE DAYS"....the song continues to rapidly climb the charts!!!!! KEEP REQUESTING IT FROM YOUR LOCAL RADIO DJ's!!!! All of your support is mad appreciated...KEEP GOING YA'LL ROCK-
NEW YEARS EVE IS ALMOST HERE!!!! The year 2003 promises to be the biggest year for OTOWN yet!!! Make sure to watch us perform on 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve' and we'll all bring in the New Year together. Erik has decided that for X-MAS he wants a Harley Davidson motorcycle.....we told him that he probably won't be getting that gift in the mail from any fans!!! Our biggest wish is that we can spend X-MAS with our families.
When you get online make sure to KEEP VOTING FOR THE VIDEO ON TRL!!! Train your house plants to vote on MTV for maximum results!!!
We will write again soon......Much love-
12/2/02, Message From The O-TOWN STREET TEAM:
We're back in TRL Emergency mode, as "These Are The Days" fell out of the top 10 again last week.
I sent a newsletter at the end of last week that is now floating
around in cyberspace somewhere that restated the TRL top 5 contest. Some of you got it, some of you didn't. It's not showing up in our Team messages, so I'm sending the info your way again!
Before we get into the logistics of the contest, I wanted to
especially thank the fans from overseas & Canada who have voting like crazy for TRL. You can't even watch the show, and you're supporting the guys. We love that, and we love your dedication!
Please send the links to the video shows in your area, so we can get the U.S. fans helping make O-Town top the charts in your area!
Now, on with our TRL Contest....
Want to win a phone call from O-Town?
Then let's get the video into the top 5 by Monday, December 16th!
To be eligible, all you have to do is make posts encouraging online fans to vote for the video. Your posts can be made @ message boards, mailing lists, clubs, newsgroups, Non O-Town communities, O-Town communities, wherever you think you can drum up some support for the guys!
Again, here are the tools that you can use to spread the word!
** Video Links **
Real Video (hi):
http://www.jrecords.com/media/otown/video/thesearethedays_h.ramWindows Media (hi):
http://www.jrecords.com/media/otown/video/thesearethedays_h.asxReal Video (lo):
http://www.jrecords.com/media/otown/video/thesearethedays_l.ramWindows Media (lo):
http://www.jrecords.com/media/otown/video/thesearethedays_l.asx** Voting Info **
Phone Votes (the most important votes):
Eastern Time Zone: Call from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Central Time Zone: Call from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mountain Time Zone: Call from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pacific Time Zone: Call from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Online Votes (any time, all day):
http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/votevideo.jhtml** TRL Banner **
http://members.aol.com/JTeamsAndrea/TATDTRL.jpgPlease link it to:
http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/votevideo.jhtmlThe code you use should look something like this:
After you make your posts, drop me an email and let me know where you posted. Be sure to include your screen name or message #, so I'll know where to find your posts (yes, I do look each and every entry up individually).
You can email me anytime at OTownTeam2001@aol.com
11/23/02, Message From O-TOWN:
Dear Otown street-teamers.
WUZ GOIN ON EVERYBODY!!!!! We wanted to start out by thanking everybody again for your tremendous support of O2. Everyone in our camp and everyone up at J Records are really happy with the sales of the album and the progress of the single. I hope that by this point ya'll have seen the video but we could still use a couple extra phone calls to TRL.just yesterday Erik caught Dan making calls over to MTV.but SHHHHH.don't tell anybody. We would love to be battling for that top spot if we could. So don't any of you get discouraged, we're all REALLY excited and ready to keep working hard for you guys.
PSif any of you guys need copies of the CD, all of our mom's
are selling albums out of the trunks of their cars. JUST KIDDING.. we'll see you guys soon.
Much love to you all.
11/19/02, Message From O-TOWN:
CALLING ALL OTOWN STREET TEAM MEMBERS!!!
ONE OF THE COOLEST things about what we do is how many incredible people we get to meet. It is early Monday morning and we are all in our dressing rooms here at the "Wayne Brady Show." One of our favorite T.V. shows is "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" which of course Wayne Brady is an actor on.....he is such a great comedian....HE IS HILARIOUS!! Can you guess what song we are performing...OK three guesses using multiple choice......Is it....
a) From The Damage
c) a cover of BAHA MENS "Who Let The Dogs Out?"...(joking)
The correct answer was NONE OF THE ABOVE!! We are performing "THESE ARE THE DAYS" you silly rabbits.....and for those of you who guessed c) a cover of BAHA MENS "Who Let The Dogs Out" you should be ashamed of yourself.......I mean possibly we might cover Lou Bega's "Mambo #5"......but THE BAHA MEN......shame, shame on you.
IT HAS ONLY BEEN A WEEK SINCE THE RELEASE of 02' and we are getting such great feedback. Fans have come up to us and said that among their favorites on the album the tracks that stand out to them are: Suddenly, Craving, The Joint and From The Damage.....but who can pick their favorite??? We have a real hard time because we enjoy the whole album so much.
Guess who showed up at the album release party??? JANET JACKSON!!!!
Again, we get to meet so many cool people it is a blessing that we never stop appreciating.
Shout out to our L.A. based STREET TEAM who are doing an incredible job requesting "These Are The Days" on the radio....IT IS CONTINUING TO CLIMB THE CHARTS!! KEEP REQUESTING IT AT YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS-
And as always KEEP VOTING FOR T.A.T.D. on TRL!!!!! We know you've got your moms voting ....you've got your gramma's voting....NOW TRAIN YOUR HOUSE PETS TO START VOTING..... VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!! U GUYZ ROCK!!!!!
11/13/02, Message From O-TOWN:
YO OTOWN STREET TEAM ARMY!!!
Already the reaction to 02' is CRAZY...WE REPEAT....CRAZY!!!!! Last night the album release party was OUT OF CONTROL!! WE wanted to celebrate all night long but we had to wake up at 7:00 a.m. so we took it easy (no stage-diving)!!! Lots of fans from all over the world were there!! We did our best to take pictures with as many as we possibly could!! Fans came all the way from GERMANY- Trevor went to sleep the latest and could barely keep his eyes open!! We are lucky to have some family here in NYC with us to PARTY IT UP and keep us going- All of the fans are keeping our spirits up too...WHO NEEDS SLEEP WHEN YOUR FANS ARE ALWAYS SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU!! If you don't have your own personal copy of the album when you get one make sure to read the PERSONAL "THANK YOU'S"....we gave ya'll a shout out!
KEEP VOTING FOR 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' on TRL and don't get frustrated!!!! VOTE WHENEVER YOU CAN!!! GET YOUR MOMS TO VOTE!!!
This STREET TEAM love letter is a little shorter than others cuz' we gotta get ready to sing on the MAURY POVICH show right now.... the studio is packed full of fans AND STREET TEAM MEMBERS- Trevor and Ashley are putting VISINE in their eyes as we speak- SHOUT OUT TO OUR PITTSBURGH STREET TEAM MEMBERS.....'These Are The Days' is getting spins like crazy on the radio there!!!!!
WAIT!!....This just in!! We are #8 on TRL!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! WHATEVER YOUR DOING DON'T STOP!! We just got a phone call from the Record Label and the MTV VOTES have been added up-YOU GUYS ROCK......
MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YOU...KEEP CHECKING YOUR EMAILS AND WE'LL BE IN TOUCH SOON..........Sincerely, -OTOWN- xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
11/12/02, Message From O-TOWN:
CALLING ALL OTOWN STREET TEAMERS!!!!!
THE DAY IS HERE!!!! ALBUM RELEASE TIME!!!..OTOWN'S 02' IS OFFICIALLY EVERYWHERE IN THE U.S>>>>(jumping up and down!) As we write you this letter we are driving back in a large black van from one of the largest radio stations in the world... Z100 IN NEW YORK CITY!! We performed two songs live on the morning show! The studio was packed full of fans as we performed un-plugged versions of ALL OR NOTHING and THESE ARE THE DAYS!!! After we finished singing the response was exactly what we have been working so hard for. Elvis Duran, the Z100 morning DJ, came on the air and said, "Now listeners THAT WAS NOT A RECORDING!!" He commented that our vocal performance was incredible and thanked each of us for coming on and singing so good so gosh darn early in the morning!!! (we hate the Mornings...erik and ashley in particular)
We don't want to beat this thing to death BUT FOR REAL OUR ALBUM IS IN STORES THIS VERY SECOND!!! We are so excited to be spending this moment of achievement with all of you. In fact, you....YES YOU READING THIS EMAIL!!!!.....as members of the STREET TEAM play a VERY, VERY important role.....ESPECIALLY RIGHT THIS MINUTE.
YOU HAVE PROVEN THAT YOUR SUPPORT OF OTOWN GOES BEYOND THE NORMAL AFFECTION FOR JUST ANY OLD GROUP...... YOU HAVE TAKEN US TO THE #1 POSITION ON RADIO AND TRL BEFORE AND WE KNOW THAT WITH OUR EFFORTS COMBINED WE CAN DO IT AGAIN!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STREET TEAM AS 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' PREMIERED ON TRL AT SPOT #9!!! Not to shabby considering IT'S ONLY BEEN OUT FOR A FEW DAYS!!!!
Now more than ever OTOWN is being watched and critiqued very
carefully....WE ARE HERE TO PROVE SOMETHING THIS TIME
AROUND.....THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FROM DAY ONE- WE LOVE YOU AND WE HOPE IT SHOWS!!! !
So, right this very second every single member of the STREET TEAM PLEASE GO VOTE, VOTE AND VOTE AGAIN for THESE ARE THE DAYS the music video!!! SHOW MTV WHATS UP- SHOW THEM HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SEE THIS VIDEO AND HOW MUCH YOU CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!! YEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAA!!!
Today is the greatest and we are all blessed to be here....MUCH LOVE-
-THE O's- Ashley, Dan, Trevor, Erik, Jacob
11/11/02, Message From O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM ARMY!!!!!!!
THE SECONDS ARE TICKING!!!!......THE MOMENT HAS FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY COME!!! -TOMORROW MORNING 02' WILL BE IN STORES EVERYWHERE!! Good thing because we were all about ready to burst from excitement....literally....as in spontaneously combusting into flames.....as in being live on REGIS AND KELLY and having our butt's on fire.....(if you taped it you can catch that part in slow-mo) OKAY so we exaggerated but you get the point.
We finished the OTOWN ROCKS 02' tour in BOSTON on Saturday... that place was crazy!!! Wall-to-wall fans and just plain INSANITY!!!! We love the response we are getting from the fans! The songs we showcased the most were T.A.T.D. (can u guess what that stands for?) From the Damage, Suddenly, The Joint and Craving. FINALLY TOMORROW EVERYONE CAN LISTEN TO THEM AT HOME... let us know what your favorites are ok?
This morning OTOWN performed on 'Regis and Kelly'!!!...... T.A.T.D. and From the Damage.....Both Regis and Kelly were so excited to have us back (that show is like a second home to us now!) and they loved the new material- Make sure to check out backstage pics from Ashley's camera on the website next week.
IT IS A BUSY, BUSY TIME FOR US THIS WEEK BUT WE HAD TO WRITE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR KICKING SOME SERIOUS PLUMPY REAR-END!! VOTE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN ON MTV FOR T.A.T.D. (these are the days if you didn't figure it out yet) AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH TOMORROW-----We love ya'll- PEACE!!!!!
P.S> Shout out to our NYC based STREET TEAM to tune in to Z100's morning show tomorrow to check out live on-the-air performances of T.A.T.D. and All Or Nothing....maybe more if were feeling frisky....
11/8/02, Message From O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM WARRIORS-
It's GO TIME ladies and gents. 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' is officially ON MTV!!!!!!!!!!!! Wednesday marked our return to the TRL COUNTDOWN as the MTV STUDIOS welcomed us back with A PACKED AUDIENCE WHO'S EXCITEMENT WAS OUT OF CONTROL!! It felt so good to be back there where it all started so long ago with LIQUID DREAMS.....We have all grown so much together!!!!!!
SO NOW IT IS UP TO YOU: THE UNSTOPPABLE ARMY THAT IS THE OTOWN STREET TEAM.....TO VOTE, VOTE, VOTE FOR 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!! OUR MOMS WILL BE RIGHT ALONGSIDE WITH YOU!!!! HA HA!!!!
Thursday we wanted to send a STREET TEAM love letter to ya'll but we barely had time to eat!!!! The 02' listening party was off the hook in CLEVELAND!!! Fans have been buying pre-copies of the album so that they can be the first to GET IT AUTOGRAPHED. Everyone is promising not to burn it off the internet so that we can sell as many copies as possible when 02' HITS STORES THIS TUESDAY!!!!!!!! The more we sell the faster we can launch our 02' tour and come visit your hometowns!!! All of you as members of the fast-growing OTOWN STREET TEAM can play a HUGE role in helping us!!! BUY A COPY DON'T BURN IT!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!
As we write this we are sitting together on an airplane that is
headed to L.A. for FRIDAY NIGHTS HARD ROCK CAFE 02' LISTENING PARTY!!!! KISS FM will be broadcasting live with JOJO on the radio. So heads up to L.A. based STREET TEAM MEMBERS to be there early!!! We have been working really hard to spend as much time with the fans as we can......Thursday we woke up in NEW YORK CITY, hung out with the fans in CLEVELAND at the Hard Rock, ate lunch with some fans in the MISSOURI airport, and fell asleep in LOS ANGELES!!! CRAZY HUH??
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT UNTIL 02' HITS STORES EVERYWHERE!!!!!! Be the first to own the album this TUESDAY and let us know what songs are your favorites!!
Until then KEEP VOTING, VOTING, VOTING for OTOWN on TRL!!! (then vote one more time!!)
- Ashley, Trevor, Erik, Dan, Jacob-
11/7/02, Message From O-TOWN:
ATTENTION OTOWN STREET TEAM -
The clock is ticking.....the TIME HAS ALMOST COME......'02' IS ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY....This week we are flying sometimes as much twice a day to each city on our "OTOWN ROCKS 02 TOUR". The response in MIAMI, FLORIDA was phenomenal..... fans were buzzing with questions and excitement.....we couldn't have been more at home there with all of our loyal followers plus a lot of new faces.....Today, Chicago's HARD ROCK CAFE was completely PACKED!!!!!
If this is WEDNESDAY that you are reading this then TURN ON MTV's TRL to watch us debut "THESE ARE THE DAYS"!!!! We have been screening the NEW VIDEO on our OTOWN ROCKS 02' TOUR and you guys are lovin' it as much as we do- Heads up to our L.A. based STREET TEAM- We are coming in late THURSDAY NIGHT TO BE THERE FRIDAY at the Hard Rock Cafe!!!! This week is going to be crazy for us but be checking your emails for updates on where we are and how little sleep we are getting!!
All of us have been sneaking naps as much as we can!!!! We realize that you have been working hard too so KEEP REQUESTING 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' on your radio stations and START VOTING FOR THE VIDEO AS SOON AS YOU CAN!! We send our love to all of you and JACOB says thank you for all the CONGRATULATIONS cards and gifts he has been getting. He has been getting a lot of cool stuff for ABBEY the monkey!!!
TREVOR has been dragging his golf clubs everywhere we go.....AND HAS NO TIME TO USE THEM!!!! ERIK, DAN, ASHLEY have been taking a lot of pictures to put up on the website... WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS we are going to be posting "OTOWN'S PICTURES OF THE WEEK"........these are pictures for you from our personal cameras.
We want to make the OTOWN STREET TEAM the most informed and affective team there is- SERIOUSLY. We will RULE AND CONQUER THE AIRWAVES BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! So let us know what we can do to make THE STREET TEAM EVEN BETTER!! Meanwhile, we are going to be coming up with our own ideas.
SINCERELY, Ash, Erik, Trev, Jacob, Dan the man-
11/1/02, Message From O-TOWN:
#OTOWN STREET TEAM GOBLINS AND GHOULS#
We are on a roll here with our STREET TEAM LOVE LETTERS, huh?? So last night we all get home from a long day of vocal practice with our vocal coach DOC HOLIDAY (you remember him from MTB) and we just start chillin' out.....every once in awhile a trick or treater would stop by and well.... apparently ERIK forgot it was HALLOWEEN and started to think that a lot of fans were stopping by!!!...A LOT MORE THAN USUAL!!!! When he realized that he had forgot it was HALLOWEEN we were all laughing because of how much we lose track of time...... SERIOUSLY!!!
Today we are working out the choreography on track number 8 of the album titled "THE JOINT" that ERIK wrote....it is a southern rock/hip-hop up-tempo dance track if you can imagine that but you will HEAR IT NEXT WEEK ON THE PREVIEW TOUR- We have been eating SUBWAY sandwiches about 3 times a day and we really need a home cooked meal right about now!!! Only 11 days to the album is out!!!
THIS LETTER IS SHORT BUT SWEET BECAUSE WE ARE OVERDOSED ON HALLOWEEN CANDY AND THE SUGAR SHORTS OUR ATTENTION SPAN-
- peaceloveandlotsofsugar #OTOWN#
10/29/02, Message From O-TOWN:
CALLING ALL OTOWN STREET TEAM MEMBERS!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to everyone and we hope that your TRICK OR TREATING rewards you with enough sugar to last the rest of the year....or at least until the next OTOWN tour!!!!
This week it is pretty much the same schedule for us- singing, playing, dancing... practicing and then some more practicing followed by a little more practicing....Ashley just got a new digital camera so we have been taking tons of pictures that we are trying to post on the OTOWN website for everyone to see. This way you can peek into our rehearsals and check it out......
This last weekend the five of us were all in San Diego for Jacob's wedding to Janie!!! IT WAS SO INCREDIBLE!! Abby (Jake and Jane's monkey) was also there and dressed up for the occasion... Jacob's song "Meant For You" that was featured on Making The Band was playing as they walked up the aisle and they were married just as the sun was setting...... CONGRATULATIONS to Jacob and Janie and for all of you who have a childhood sweetheart.....there really is such a thing as a picture perfect ending!
IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW ALREADY THE DATE IS NOVEMBER 6th!!! That is the official day that "These Are The Days" is going to be premiered on MTV's Spankin' New Music week- so set your VCR"S and GET READY TO VOTE!!!!........
Well, these next few weeks are going to be very busy for us!!..... 02' is almost here and so is the video.....YOU GUYZ ARE REQUESTING 'THESE ARE THE DAYS' ON YOUR RADIO STATIONS LIKE CRAZY BECAUSE IT'S CLIMBIN THE CHARTS....DON'T STOP CUZ IT'S WORKING!!!........
peace and love-
Ashley, Erik, Dan, Trevor and Jacob- xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
10/22/02, Message from O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM-
HERE WE ARE all the way from EUROPE writing you to say that we are only WEEKS AWAY FROM NOVEMBER 12th and it is driving us up the wall. As the five of us have been performing "These Are The Days" on television shows across Germany, we have finally been given the first actual copies of 02'. TO ACTUALLY BE HOLDING THE ALBUM IN OUR HANDS AND TO NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW IT TO ANYONE IS MAKING US CRAZY!!!
"These Are The Days" the video is almost ready to be released but meanwhile keep doing what you all do best by requesting the song on your radio stations because EVERY WEEK THE SONG IS GETTING PLAYED MORE AND MORE!! We wanted to say congratulations to Emily our STREET TEAM CONTEST WINNER and we had fun talking with Emily and her family last weekend. We called her from Dan's cellphone on our lunch break from rehearsals and visited as long as we could before getting to back to rehearsing. It is important for us to let you know that as our STREET TEAM we are always going to share a personal relationship that not just anyone does. You have a more intimate connection with us and we are dedicated to writing you letters at least once a week in order to give you info about the group you couldn't get anywhere else. All of us are so tired right now because we haven't adjusted to the time in Germany... especially Jacob. We lay awake all night in our hotel rooms because when it is night time here it is still like 2:00 o' clock in the afternoon back at home....We are headed to ORLANDO in a few days to start rehearsals for our tour.... meanwhile we will keep you posted on when the video is going to drop!!
-Ashley, Trevor, Dan. Jacob and Erik-
P.S.....We wanted to send postcards but we bought every single one in BERLIN and still only had about 10,756.....not enough for everyone on the OTOWN STREET TEAM-......
10/9/02, Message From O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM WARRIORS-
You guys are seriously UNSTOPPABLE!!!! As we wrapped our "These Are The Days" video shoot the single went #1 requested on KISS FM in LOS ANGELES as well as other major cities across the U.S!!!!!! Much love to all you out there who are requesting our single on your local radio stations AND BUGGING YOUR RADIO D'J's TO THE EDGES OF INSANITY!! Just yesterday at Z100's radio station in NEW YORK CITY.the radio DJ was like,"I have to tell you guys you have an incredible STREET TEAM because the second we added your song to the radio the phones didn't stop ringing!".This song is off to a better start than "All Or Nothing" because of your hard work..people are falling in love with the song already because it is tells such a great story JUST LIKE THE VIDEO WILL!!!!!!! You guys want to know a little inside information on what to expect from the "THESE ARE THE DAYS" video? Well, JACOB starts the story, on the edge of his bed in an old, run down hotel in the middle of nowhere.as he sings the lyrics you can sense his loneliness and,it is very emotionalAll five of us are separated into our own individual stories and as the video progresses each clip stands out whether it is ASHLEY roaming a forgotten highway in the desert or ERIK who is making his way through miles of junk yardTREVOR who is all by himself in a lonely diner, singing as he stares through the window..or DAN who is also making his way through the wreckage. the video is artistic and compelling. keep your eyes peeled for the girl that might share an onscreen kiss with one of us (remember it's only acting ya'll are still are number ones) and also CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for building so much hype around this song..now the video is set up to BE THE BIGGEST DEBUT OTOWN HAS EVER SEEN!!
The more you continue to believe in us THE MORE WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON TOUR!! Make sure to check out our website for all the information on performances of THESE ARE THE DAYSwe are rehearsing to perform on a lot of television shows in the next month before NOVEMBER 12th!!! Keep driving your local radio DJ'sINSANE!! MUCH LOVE-----xoxoxoxoxoxo
Ash,Trev,Dan, E, Jake..OTOWN
9/30/02, Message From O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
We're finally shooting the VIDEO for THESE ARE THE DAYS!!! As we write this we are all in our Los Angeles hotel room reading over the script and we have to say it looks like it could be the BEST OTOWN VIDEO YET!!!. We realize that all of you have been waiting patiently and WE PROMISE TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU! Today is the official release date of THESE ARE THE DAYS to all radio stations across the U.S. So.....even if you live in Fargo, North Dakota YOU SHOULD CALL AND REQUEST IT ON YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION!!!....All those radio DJ's don't stand a chance against the power of the STREET TEAM....One thing that has amazed us is that even despite the fact that 02' was supposed to hit stores last Spring, YOU HAVE ALL STOOD BY US AND SUPPORTED US THROUGH EVERY TWIST AND TURN IN OUR CAREERS....we still feel that you are the best fans in the galaxy and we think that when you FINALLY PUT O2' in your CD PLAYERS....YA'LL ARE GONNA TRIP!!
We know that like us, you are all fans of music and there is always plenty of groups to choose from....but what makes our relationship with you special is that NOT A SINGLE ONE OF YOU HAS FORGOTTEN US and we here to say that THE FEELING IS 100% MUTUAL.....With your help THESE ARE THE DAYS could rule the airwaves....We will keep you posted on how the video shoot goes and give you all a scoop on what you can expect to see.
-Dan, Ashley, Erik, JAcob and Trevor-
P.S. During the last few months we have been crazy busy with our recording schedules!!!!.....but start checking your email at least once a week for personal letters from us to you.......
8/12/02, Message From O-TOWN:
Whats goin on everybody.....
We are all very excited. We've been in the studio working very hard writing, recording and producing this album that we've pushed back so many times. The songs that we're coming out of the studio with are crazy and we can't wait for you guys to hear it. However, we did push the album back one last time to mid October. For all the latest updates you can finally go check out the new and improved www.o-town.com which was revamped for 02.
Believe it or not, even though we have no music out right now, we're still really busy. The traveling has been just as intense because we've been all over the country working with producers and doing one off shows. In a couple days we'll be heading to Germany to attend the VIVA awards where we're nominated in 2 categories....so keep your fingers crossed.
So again, thank you so much for the support without any material in the market. We owe this new album to you all the truly loyal fans. So checkout the new www.o-town.com and watch out for the album in mid oct.
6/28/02, Message From O-TOWN:
DEAR OTOWN STREET TEAMERS-
HEY!! We want to send our love to all of you out there who attended the OTOWN O2 SNEAK PREVIEW TOUR!! We will miss being up onstage for a few weeks as we focus all of our attention on finishing O2!! As you've probably heard we have decided to push our album back a few more weeks to MAKE IT EVEN BETTER THAN IT ALREADY WAS (be at your local record store OCTOBER 1st)---Our 2nd album will without a shadow of a doubt be the best collection of songs that will represent who we are....WE ARE AS ANXIOUS AS YOU ARE!!! Today we are recording a song called "Suddenly" co-written by Ashley and produced by Matthew Wilder who has worked with artists such as NO DOUBT, and P. DIDDY. We are at his studios in the sunny hills of Southern California. We have also been song writing with Linda Perry who recently produced the PINK album.....all of us are now working
harder than ever to finish the last few songs.
We performed the NELLY track "FAVORITE GIRL" at our NICKELEDEON SUMMER CONCERT SPECIAL and the fans there were singing along by the 2nd CHORUS. There are those of you who let us know that you belonged to THE STREET TEAM by either large, colorful posters..or in person....and we can't THANK YOU enough for standing by us in our journey towards O2. By the way, TREVOR was at the MEN IN BLACK II premiere last night and says to all of you that "it's even better than the first!!"
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all of you and if you like relish on your
hotdogs...well then...all we can say is opposites attract.
Ashley, Erik, Jacob, Trevor, and Dan
6/10/02, Message from O-TOWN:
DEAR STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
We have seen so many of you out on tour. Don't get us wrong....we love to see all of our fans....but we can't help it if we are a little overly friendly with our STREET TEAM. So, when you come to see us in concert....LET US KNOW YOU ARE A PART OF THE STREET TEAM!....don't be bashful....We realize that you have been waiting patiently for our new single to hit the RADIO....for our VIDEO to hit (which we will start shooting as soon as Dan gets a tan....just
kidding)....WE CAN'T WAIT EITHER!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUS...
But in the meantime all of you can help us by continuing to do what you have always done.....KICK SOME MAD PLUMPY REAR END..(if you know what we mean) In the last few months the STREET TEAM has grown and the only reason is because of YOUR LOUD TALKING LIPS MOMMA!! Because of your efforts to recruit other STREET TEAM members the OTOWN STREET TEAM IS READY TO ATTACK.....
At this moment we are in the STUDIO IN MIAMI with our boy ALI DEE and he says to say that "the joint is hot...off the chain".....we are RE-singing some vocals on a track called " A GIRL LIKE THAT" (getting it perfect... that's a song that Ashley, Trevor, Dan and Rich Cronin co-wrote)
It's hot as YOU KNOW WHAT down here... unfortunately there were no recording studios on the beach. Well, all of us are starving so we are going to eat lunch....Sub sandwiches and juice...you know us,
were easy to please.
Check your email frequently because as the album approaches its release -- AUGUST 27th -- we will be keeping everyone informed of the latest info-- in a nutshell, we will be writing more love letters.
Sincerely, US (do we really have to write everyone's name out again were all really bad at typing)
P.S. A shout out to our incredibly dedicated fans at the OTOWN FAN CONFERENCE in ORLANDO....you AMAZE us with your support.
5/6/02, Message from O-TOWN:
CALLING ALL OTOWN STREET TEAM MEMBERS!!!! WE ARE LITERALLY ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY FROM THE RELEASE OF THE 2nd ALBUM!!!! IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW ALREADY....THE TITLE OF OUR SECOND ALBUM WILL BE......(cue drum roll)......O2......THE LETTER O (not a zero) and the number two!! WE WERE PLAYING WITH IDEAS AND THAT ONE JUST STUCK.
.....O2......catchy huh? NOT ONLY IS IT THE YEAR OUR SOPHOMORE RECORD WILL HIT SHELVES ALL OVER THE WORLD (2002) IT JUST MAKES SENSE THAT OTOWN'S 2ND ALBUM WILL BE CALLED SIMPLY.....O2.
AS WE WRITE THIS WE ARE AT A RECORDING STUDIO IN ORLANDO FLORIDA SINGING OUR HEARTS OUT AND PUTTING FINAL TOUCHES ON SEVERAL SONGS THAT YOU WILL HERE WITHIN A MATTER OF WEEKS!! WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER WHAT WE ARE CALLING THE "OTOWN O2 PREVIEW TOUR".....it starts MAY 15th and it is the only way to hear new OTOWN songs before THE ALBUM RELEASE IN JULY.
THIS IS THE MOST EXCITED WE HAVE EVER BEEN AND WHAT MAKES IT EVEN BETTER IS KNOWING THAT WE HAVE ALL OF YOU STREET TEAM MEMBERS SUPPORTING US AND BELIEVING IN US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. ERIK AND TREVOR ARE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES FROM OUR ALBUM PHOTO SHOOT...THEY'RE REALLY COOL.....WE TOOK THEM IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ON THE BEACH IN MALIBU....WE THINK YOU'LL LIKE THEM A LOT.
AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW WE'VE DECIDED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM FILMING A 4TH SEASON OF MAKING THE BAND SO THAT WE COULD CONCENTRATE MORE ON OUR MUSIC. WE FELT THAT WE COULDN'T DEVOTE AS MUCH TIME AS WE NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT ALBUM WITHOUT THE TV SHOW SUFFERING...SO WE HAD TO CHOOSE. DON'T BE SAD, THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THERE WON'T EVER BE ANOTHER MAKING THE BAND!! ACTUALLY, WE MIGHT BE IN THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS FOR THE LONGEST RUNNING REALITY TV SHOW WITH THE SAME CAST!!....NOW IT IS TIME FOR US TO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT IT HAS REALLY BEEN ABOUT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING....THE MUSIC.
WE WILL BE SHOOTING OUR VIDEO SOON SO MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL AS WE WILL BE WRITING MORE LETTERS THE CLOSER WE GET TO ITS PREMIERE ON TRL. WE LOVE YOU GUYS AND WE'LL TALK TO YOU VERY, VERY SOON......
SINCERELY, ASH, TREV, E , JACOB, AND DAN
PS...FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MADE IT TO OUR SOUTHERN FLORIDA CONCERTS...DID YOU SEE ALL OF US ALMOST PASSING OUT FROM THE HEAT????? SOOOOO HOOOTTTTT.
4/15/02, Message from O-TOWN:
CALLING ALL STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
THE ALBUM IS ALMOST DONE!!!! We can't wait for you to hear it either.....you know what this means right?.... VERY SOON we will be SHOOTING THE VIDEO and heading out on tour to come hang out with you in your hometowns. We are still in SUNNY CALIFORNIA where TREVOR and JACOB have been close enough to home to actually spend some time there with their families. If we have a morning off you can find JACOB on the beach with his surfboard and wetsuit---TREVOR is all over the place and we usually need a satellite tracking system to find him. Actually, both Ash and Trevor just recently stopped by Trevor's hometown high school and performed at the PEP RALLY with the principal and two teachers.....(it was a dance to ALL4LOVE......)
Erik and Dan have been busy touching up vocals on a song called "I Showed Her" which is a ballad we recently recorded with SHEP CRAWFORD, who is an incredible songwriter and has worked a lot with BOYZ II MEN plus too many others to list.
We wanted to write you and let you know that this album is almost.....FINALLY DONE!! We are singing as fast as we can to finish it for you.......we send our love and we will talk to you soon.......SINCERELY....-US
4/2/02, Message from O-TOWN:
DEAR STREET TEAM MEMBERS-
IT'S BEEN WAY TOO LONG SINCE WE'VE WRITTEN!!!! By now your all probably wondering to yourselves what in the world has been happening recently and this is gonna take a big breath and a really long run-on sentence SO HERE WE GO.....
We just recently got back from our European tour where all of us learned to speak a little German, came back with suitcases splitting open at the seams full of souvenirs, and on the last day of our very last performance Ashley slipped off a stage in front of about 15,000 German fans because of some water and had to walk around all of the airports on the flight home with one of those travel pillows for planes strapped to his neck---then, we began recording in Los Angeles where the 2nd OTOWN ALBUM IS FINALLY COMING TOGETHER!....(no one is more excited than we are)....followed by a very busy schedule of finishing our demos and songs we have written....... AND getting ready to go out on tour again in MAY BEFORE OUR ALBUM COMES OUT JULY 9TH!!!......phew, there we said it.
Now that we are back in America and we have adjusted to the time again (for a while we were sleeping all day and staying up all night) we will be in touch a lot more.....we send our love to all of the fans who have been writing us constantly to let us know we were missed while we were away from home. We certainly missed you!
Bye for now...
Sincerely, Trevor, Dan, Erik, Jacob and Ashley