Love, love, love..... Love is all we need! With Valentine's
Day this month, it's a great time to think about all the wonderful,
beautiful things in the world. What do you love in the world?
What's worth protecting and fighting for? What makes you happy
and gives you hope?
The universe, planet, nature...leads us to our very own existance.
greed, killing, injustice will always be present in people.
the same things keep happening throughout time only with a
different label, but nature is our balance. forgotten by many
but effects our life every moment. something about the night
air. standing outside and looking up at the stars and the
moon. taking a deep breath in when all that matters is that
silent moment in the calmness and beauty of things that are
present everyday that we tend to overlook and take for granted.
During the Sept. 11th attacks, the Goos were finishing
up Gutterflower. Do you think it had an effect on the album?
What effect has Sept. 11th had on your life and the way you
think about the world?
I definitely think the attacks affected the album. They affected
the whole world, down to the smallest insect. For some of
us, myself included, the attacks helped us find a new cause
to be outraged about, either the attacks themselves or the
hateful, racist, prejudice against foreigners that followed.
Personally, I don't think the attacks did not affect me much
at all. (Note the contradiction from previous statement.)
It's sick to say, and I admit I'm still in denial or haven't
noticed how it's affected me, but right now it's the truth
of how I feel. I think, on some level, the whole event just
made me think about my connections with people and how those
should change. I mean, what if I was inside one of the towers
when it collapsed? What sort of things had I meant to tell
people but never got the chance? Effectively, it just got
me to open up my perspective on interpersonal relationships.
Being Canadaian, I think I had a different "reaction"
to 9-11. I still have the same thoughts about the world --
things have to change! Of course I agree it was a nightmareish
thing to happen. And I was shocked and upset to see it on
TV. But not surprised. I don't think it effected the GOOs'
songs, in that they changed lyrics. I do think it may have
given them a push to put out the album and to give it that
"edge" we all love. :)
Love and Peace AngelGoo
If you could choose one thing for the Goo Goo Dolls
to do to change the world, what would it be? And how would
their fans be able to help?
Well, they are doing what I would like them to do. Promoting
peace and not letting what other people think influence them.
They have not been speaking out as much as they did last summer
and I would love them to talk more about peace at their shows.
When they talk about peace.... if one person thinks about
what they say, that could be one more person that would be
pro peace. I think the fans need to get out and speak up and
show their support for peace. Not just because the goo's are
pro peace, but because THEY are pro peace. We need to be leaders
and let everybody know that it's ok to want a peaceful world!!!
I think a GOOd idea for the GGD to do to change the world
would be to organize and participate in a huge concert featuring
a broad variety of bands (so as to reach a broader audience)
and send the profits to charities. They could even have a
telethon taking donations simultaneous to the concert! Fans
could help by buying tickets and making donations to support
it all! --Becky
I don't have any ideas for "changing the world"
right now, but here in America I would like to see the band
continue to encourage people to get involved in polotics and
VOTE. I think a big problem is people still don't think their
vote matters. I would like to hear the GGD say "Get educated
about the candidates and then vote." And for the fans
who are too young to vote they might still have an opinion,
the band could encourage them to speak to adults about their
concerns. Perhaps fans could set up Voter Registration Booths
at concerts. Maybe the band could hire an advocate to connect
the fan base and try to make a change in the 2004 elections.
I think this web site would be a great place to start. --Anon.
With just over a year until the 2004 Presidential
elections, campaign season is gathering speed. There are so
many problems in the US and around the world, it can be overwhelming....
But what do you think are the most imporant issues for politicians
to focus on during their campaigns?
I think that the politicians, during their campaign, should
definitely focus on acually showing us, not just telling us,
what changes they would like to make while being President.
I think it's important to know for sure that our President
is going to live up his promises or statments. I mean, if
we don't trust them completely, what good is that going to
Everything! War, Politics, Peace, police brutality, poverty,
how they are going to fix this problem over seas and the
economy that is suffering because of it! --melissa