9.2.03 - 10.4.03

10.4.03

The Music Is Art DVD/CD is now available online from Good Charamel Records!! All proceeds from the sale of the collection go to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute and Camp Good Days. It features 19 bands performing live at Robby Takac's Music is Art Festival in Buffalo last June. Plus some priceless footage of Robby himself :-) A must-have for every Goo fan!!

Check out interviews with some of the bands in the collection here -- many of them are anti-war and dig what we're doing!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

10.1.03

The interviews from the MIAC release party are posted!! And don't forget to check out the pics from that awesome event!

In other news, Robby's birthday was yesterday!! Check out the card for him on heavenlyintoxication, signed by lots and lots of fans!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

 

9.26.03

Photos from the Music Is Art Collection Release Party are posted!! Check out the photo gallery or just click here! Interview transcripts coming soon!

Plus, some rockin' new banners by Shelly, and new merch for fall!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.23.03

Super-quick update for you, since it's been a few days.... TONS of awesome discussions happening on the message board, check it out if you haven't in awhile! Everything from Radical Cheerleaders to unemployment stats, something for every taste :-)

Last weekend's Music Is Art Collection release party rocked! Hours and hours of amazing bands, amazing art, fantastic weather, Robby the awesome host running around with tons of energy.... What more could you want?! We got to talk to some of the bands and get their political views, stay tuned for transcriptions.... Plus sound bytes of the Robby interview from last week. The Big Pink Banner made its second trip to Buffalo, catching the Goo landmarks we missed the first time, including La Nova and Duffs restaurants. Photos coming soon, as well as links to the new Wings Not War project.... Nuke your tastebuds, not your enemies!

And here's a cool website just discovered by gtrflwr and Rockin' Robin on the message board.... Check out Bands Against Bush!! The name kinda says it all! Maybe the Goos might get involved? You never know....

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.15.03

The Fans for Peace have spoken! The winner of our book club contest is Rose! For her thoughtful and inspired description of the three most important points in Why Do People Hate America? she'll be receiving the next book club selection - A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn - autographed by the Goos! It was a narrow margin, so for second place, Rockin' Robin gets a FFP sticker, autographed by Johnny! Congrats, Rose & Rockin' Robin! All the fantastic book club responses can be found here.

And, in other news, Robby has spoken! To celebrate the end of the tour and the opening of his new record label, Good Charamel, we managed to line up an interview with Robby! Yesterday afternoon we got the lowdown on the Music Is Art project and the madness of the music industry..... And he was even kind enough to answer some of YOUR burning questions!! (remember that virtual interview?) Here's a little taste:

The only thing that stands between the guys who are sitting in front of computers at Sony trying to figure out how to make this new way of distributing music work, the only difference between themselves and myself is the fact that they have to wear a suit to work everyday.

I think ordinary people can influence world affairs, itís like anything else, if someone who is charismatic enough brings about a good point, people will back them up and public opinion will sway. And when public opinion sways, and they actually go out and vote, things change. Itís a proven fact, you know? (Gee, Robby, we all think you're pretty charismatic!)

Freaks me out! Anytime anybody connects anything positive to us, man, that makes me feel so good. Cause I mean, we really try sometimes. Not all the time, but we really try sometimes to be that thing, you know, that thing that makes people feel like, wow, weíll do something good, something positive instead of something negative.

You can check out the rest of the interview here! Enjoy!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.13.03

The Gutterflower tour has officially come to a close, with this message in the Tour Diary.....

In closing. . . . . The music industry has been seeing some severe change since the release of GUTTERFLOWER, hell, the entire world seems to be changing in unexpected ways every day as of late, and we thank you all for sticking by us and sticking by each other. . . . .

Maybe there was the tiniest thought of FFP in there? We'll never know for sure, but it's nice that the Goos are acknowledging our rapidly changing world. Huuuuuuge thank you to Robby, John, and Mike for being an enormous inspiration for all of us!! We wish you guys a good well-deserved rest and a fantastic experience with the next album!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.8.03

Just received this fantastic photo from Jade, with the rockin' sign she made for the Syracuse show! Thanks, Jade!!

The (p)resident's speech last night was quite interesting..... What did YOU think about it?! Head on over to the message board to share your thoughts! Lots of great discussions happening over there, check it out!!

This week is kicking off the anti-WTO actions in Cancun, which Fans For Peace is helping to support in a small way. For more info about the WTO, and a listing of solidarity events in your community, check out unitedforpeace.org.

Have a peaceful week.....

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.6.03

The deadline for the book club contest has been extended till next Saturday, to give folks time to send in their answers. What do YOU think are the three most important points in Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sarder & Merryl Wyn Davies? Head on over to the message board to post your thoughts, or send an e-mail to DreamTooLoud @ aol . com. The prize is a copy of the next FFP Book Club book, autographed by the Goos!

Just added some fantastic new banners by Rockin' Robin! Lots of great imagery to decorate your website, or just for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

And here's a tidbit of news about the Goos: their videotaped statement for Congress in support of Americorps was well-received last week, and they plan to record some promotional material for the program in the future. Thank you, Goos, for helping save a crucial program! Check out the petition at saveamericorps.org to add YOUR name to the list of supporters!

Have a peaceful weekend.....

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.3.03

The Goos are among the many individuals and organizations speaking out to save Americorps from Bush-led budget cuts. The cuts will severely "downsize" the highly successful program and cut music education initiatives. What can YOU do to help?? Join 45,000+ people and sign the petition at saveamericorps.org - and write the Goos through their website to let them know you support and appreciate their work!! For more info, check out the message board!

Also, thanks to merch sales, Fans For Peace was able to donate $100 to the anti-WTO convergence in Cancun, Mexico! The World Trade Organization keeps dozens of countries impoverished and in debt by making it easy for corporations to take over their economies and infrastructures. By contributing to the protests, we're helping delegitimize one of the most harmful organizations in the world. Thank you to everyone who's bought merch and made this donation possible! And good luck to the organizers and protesters!! Wish we could be there! For more info, check out the message board!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

9.2.03

Just added some pics to the gallery, including this Hampton Beach one of John holding the infamous Peace Panties!!

We also have a brand-new Question of the Month for September..... And time is running out to enter our Book Club contest for the next book, AUTOGRAPHED by the Goos!! Deadline is Friday night, for a Saturday vote!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

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