[ September 29, 2000 ]
The BBMAK Base
iturfmoderator: Welcome everyone to the BBMak chat! Mark and
Christian are here of BBMak are with us today for a live chat. Okay,
let's get the interview started!
iturfbbmak: Mark: A big hello to all the fans, and we hope you are
all very well! And we hope we can answer all your questions!
bettybleu asks: What's the weirdest gift you ever got from a fan?
iturfbbmak: Mark: I think for me and Christian, when we were in Japan
doing a big tour, these fans got us a jewelry box, and it played our
single, a really pretty sound.
glittergrrl asks: What's your favorite color?
iturfbbmak: Mark: I've got various colors I like — blue, red, ivory...
iturfbbmak: Christian: I think I like green and blue.
iturfbbmak: Mark: I like red and black.
iturfbbmak: Christian: That's not a color!
bbmaksonourside asks: What person or group inspires you the most?
iturfbbmak: Christian: for me it was the Beatles, when I was younger,
to start singing and playing guitar...
iturfbbmak: Mark: My very first influences were the Jackson 5, and
the biggest influence has to be Stevie Wonder.
iturfbbmak: But I was always singing Jackson 5 around the house when
I was seven or eight.
bbmaksonourside asks: Do you guys have girlfriends?
iturfbbmak: We don't have time, we're too busy, it wouldn't be fair
to the girl at this stage.
bbmaksonourside asks: What magazine cover do you want the most?
iturfbbmak: Mark: GQ was it?
iturfmoderator: was that fun?
iturfbbmak: No, it was Sixteen, that was our first big cover. It was
iturfbbmak: Christian: Lots of airbrushing!
iturfbbmak: We were very tired that day.
bbmaksonourside asks: What three words describe each of you best?
iturfbbmak: Individually? Christian: I'd say funny, perverted, no,
positive, easy going, and inquisitive.
iturfbbmak: Mark: Caring,
iturfbbmak: Christian: Staring....
iturfbbmak: Mark: Musical, fun, outgoing.
bbmaksonourside asks: What is the main genre of music you listen to?
iturfbbmak: Christian: I listen to all sorts, classical to rock to
pop; I don't have a favorite really.
iturfbbmak: Mark: Me as well, classical, but I prefer soul, R and B.
tizzy21_2002 asks: hey guys, who are your biggest inspirations and
iturfbbmak: Mark: My family and friends.
iturfbbmak: Christian: Same for me. In the beginning, they pushed us,
when we had nothing they stood by us...
iturfbbmak: Mark: My mom and dad are divorced, my mom has three kids,
it wasn't easy when we were younger, but now we're turning the tables
and taking care of them, it's nice.
iturfbbmak: Christian: I don't know...
bbmaksonourside asks: Have you had any weird confrontations with your
iturfbbmak: Mark: We went out for a meal with our record company in
iturfbbmak: We came back at about 2:00 AM, I was inside my room at
the hotel, and I looked out my keyhole, and they were shoving things
under our door!
iturfbbmak: They were notes, and said, we are staying two rooms down
from you, call us or we'll kill you! We mean it!
iturfbbmak: I'm not joking!
iturfbbmak: The next morning I saw them walking past their room and
they said, we're only joking!
bbmaksonourside asks: What is your favorite city you have visited so
iturfbbmak: Christian: I think my favorite city was probably Miami,
we had a lot of fun down there, with the beaches...but each city has
iturfbbmak: Mark: I'd say for me, like Christian, they all have their
own qualities, but I'd say its LA, it's laid back and puts a smile on
socalbeachgirl_99 asks: How did you come up with the name BBMak?
iturfbbmak: Christian: Steve came up with the name...
iturfbbmak: It's our last names... Barry, Burns and McNally.
kelstar579 asks: How was your experience working with ALL MY
CHILDREN? Is acting something you'd ever be interested in?
iturfbbmak: Christian: It was really good fun, we watched it again
yesterday, we enjoyed it.
iturfbbmak: I think maybe in the future, but we are concentrating on
the music, and we're all not very good acting...!!!
so_fabu99 asks: Do you all make any effort to meet at least a few
fans at every show?
iturfbbmak: Christian: Definitely, we always try to connect with the
fans, on stage, and whenever we can we do meet and greets, we try to
meet as many as we can.
bbmaksonourside asks: What thing would you like to accomplish most in
iturfbbmak: Mark: Just you know worldwide success, we'd like to do
our own world tour. And then happiness.
felicity_shagwell_08 asks: What is one quality that your future
spouse MUST have?
iturfbbmak: Christian: Someone who is fun and doesn't take life too
serious. (Mark too!)
ckbr2hot4u asks: Hey what is the best part of traveling for concerts?
iturfbbmak: Mark: Just seeing the states and the different cultures
iturfbbmak: We've actually been on 120 flights this year!
iturfbbmak: We've seen more of a America than most Americans.
iturfbbmak: That's a lot of plane food!
bbmakdiva asks: What has your most embarrassing moment as a performer
iturfbbmak: Mark: There's been a few embarrassing moments in our
career so far.
iturfbbmak: We were doing a Britney spears gig, Christian was
introducing the next song, which was supposed to be "I'm Not In Love."
iturfbbmak: But instead of that, a different song came on. We always
sing to live music, but at the Britney shows we had to sing to track.
And the track to "I Can Tell" came on instead.
iturfbbmak: That was embarrassing.
iturfbbmak:v But you always get the odd microphone that hits you in
the face when you turn around.
iturfbbmak: Things like that.
nsyncbabe1287 asks: What advice would you give to someone trying to
start a solo career?
iturfbbmak: Mark: Whatever dream you've got, stay positive, if you
want something bad enough, you'll get it in the end.
crystalh_24 asks: i want to know..do you have girlfriends.. and do
you date fans?
iturfbbmak: Christian: We'll date anyone!! If you meet someone and
like her, and she's old enough, I don't see anything wrong with that.
iturfbbmak: Mark: They've got to be legal!
jrt_blue00 asks: hey boys!! who's crazier....the european fans or the
iturfbbmak: Both: US fans, in a good way, they know how to have a
iturfbbmak: Christian: You notice if they really get into it, and the
banners and stuff....
felicity_shagwell_08 asks: What is your best childhood memory?
iturfbbmak: Christian: Christmas time, I used to love Christmas it
was a special time of the year for me, I have very fond memories.
iturfbbmak: Mark: As well as Christmas, I used to do a lot of outdoor
activities with my father with me dad when I was younger, like
fishing out in the wild, it was really good.
iturfmoderator: what kind of fish would you catch?
iturfbbmak: We used to catch sea trout, brown trout, salmon....
iturfbbmak: They were really good times....
enote77 asks: How is BAZ 21 holding up with stardom....Late nights,
drugs, sex, chicks..The life of a rockstar
iturfbbmak: Mark: Very, very easy....It helped that when we got
together as a band we had nothing, we had no money at all for two
iturfbbmak: But now that we've worked our way up the ladder it makes
us appreciate the good times we're having now.
iturfbbmak: And stardom has not and will never go to our heads. We
want to make the most of our career.
jesper_m_18 asks: What was it like being on tour with Britney Spears?
iturfbbmak: Christian: It was great, so many people, sold out tour, a
felicity_shagwell_08 asks: What is one of the weirdest questions
you've been asked?
iturfbbmak: Both: What's your favorite colored carpet!?!?
sugababie32 asks: If each of you could be a fruit what fruit would
you be and why?
iturfbbmak: Mark: I'd be a date cause I like dates!
iturfbbmak: Christian: Mark would be a pear cause he likes a good
missmod17 asks: Hey Mark, Christian, and Ste, What type of animal
best represents each of you? Thanks!
iturfbbmak: Mark: I'd be a tiger.
iturfbbmak: Christian: I'd be an elephant....
bbmakdiva asks: Chrissy...Mark, do you plan on incorporating more of
the penny whistle and the bagpipes into the next album?
iturfbbmak: Mark: There are no plans as yet, but something is going
to need....maybe yes, if not on the album, then live in the BBMak
quarterhorse_3000 asks: what would you guys have been doing if you
were not destined for the music business?
iturfbbmak: Mark: Before I met the lads I was actually training to be
a firemen. So I'd be putting out fires now. So if any of our fans
need their fires put out.....or need rescuing from a fire, I'll put
you over my shoulder and rescue you all!
soweirdgirl2000 asks: Hey guyz, I have tickets to your show in Boston
on Mark's Birthday, will you guys do a meet & greet or autograph
iturfbbmak: Mark: My birthday is Oct 26....we don't know, we may be
having a small meet and greet...
iturfbbmak: Christian: It's going to be released to radio on Oct
24...It's called "Still On Your Side."
soweirdgirl2000 asks: what is your favorite song to perform?
iturfbbmak: Christian: "Back Here" and "Unpredictable"....
skyfromgermany asks: What I always wanted to ask: Do you guys have
any hidden tattoos or piercings?
iturfbbmak: Christian: None of us actually have any tattoos or
januarysgarnetcharm asks: If you guys were in my position, talking to
one of your favorite artists, who would it be and what questions
would you ask?
iturfbbmak: Mark: I'd love to have a conversation with Stevie Wonder,
I'd ask how he writes his songs, and what inspires him to write.
iturfbbmak: And how many songs he's actually written and
recorded...And could I have a copy of them!
iturfbbmak: Christian: I'd like to speak to Paul McCartney and ask
him what it was like in the Beatles.
iturfbbmak: Both: Thanks for your warm support, hopefully we'll see
you at one of our live shows on our own tour. Lots and lots of love
and kisses from — BBMak!
iturfmoderator: Thanks everyone for coming to the chat!
iturfmoderator: Thanks and see you at www.iTurf.com !
iturfmoderator: And a special thanks for hanging in and waiting for
the band to arrive
iturfmoderator: If you were wondering about Ste, he was busy doing a
sound check and couldn't come in to chat.
iturfmoderator: Thanks again everyone!
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