Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 44: Marky Mark a Jackass?

Author Jocelyn Modo has some unfortunate information about Marky Mark this week. I won’t delve into it–it’s best delivered by someone who has first-hand knowledge. Please note that this information does not pertain to Mark Wahlberg. He’s one of my favorite actors, so I prefer to keep that illusion intact.  Some of you may think I fixated on the Marky Mark-ness of her post just so I could put up the infamous Calvin Klein underwear shot (I know, minus the underwear, I’m trying to run a family operation here, at least on my blog).  I find it interesting when people report about the true personality of celebrities. We see one thing in a photograph, in concert, or on the big screen and chances are, the reality will be less shiny. I’ve met a handful of celebrities and my fair share of rock stars, and something is always different, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. It would be hard to live a “double life”…be one person for work and another at home, but then, don’t we all do that? Some just get paid better.

Jocelyn Modo

Class of ’98, Currently: Science fiction and fantasy romance author…and work for the IRS. *Don’t screw with me, I work for the IRS. jk*

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: “Loser” by Beck. Remember that one? It’s still on my iPod. “I’m a loser, baby. So why don’t you kill me.”  And, um yeah, those lyrics just about sum up my high school experience.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: Marky Mark signed concert ticket stub. My BFF’s dad worked at the local radio station so we had back stage passes and got to meet him—really really short and kinda a jackass. Now that he’s Mark Wahlberg, famous actor, I bet his signature’s worth something…and he’s probably an even bigger jackass. Never know, he might have grown since then.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: Boys II Men. I know it was the 90’s and cheeseball was in, but I just couldn’t swallow for these ‘boys’. *gag*

Best show or concert you saw in high school: The Village People. That’s right. I said it. You don’t know. You weren’t there. It was awwwww-sum!

Best high school make-out song: “Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm” by The Crash Test Dummies. jk! That would be a horrible song to make out to. “Because the Night” by 10,000 Maniacs works. Oh, and “I’d Do Anything for Love” by Meatloaf. Romantic but not cheesy and the boys liked them, too.

Jocelyn Modo’s latest is Revolution Lovers. You can learn more about her at and

2 Comments on “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School 44: Marky Mark a Jackass?

  1. I love Joceln modos books! I also think Mark Walburg although hot does look like he has short man syndrome! (love his movies though)

  2. Wow, Jocelyn–you got to meet Mark Wahlberg? And LOL, it’s true, so many of us do eventually grow up a little (or a lot)–never say never 😉

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