The Goo Goo Dolls oppose war.

They have spoken out during concerts and interviews, and they have urged fans to try to do something. But how can one person change anything?

If everyone believes they're powerless, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. There were a couple of boys from Buffalo who wanted to rock the world with their music. They kept at it, and made their vision happen. Now it's time for a new vision, and the boys from Buffalo aren't alone. Millions of people are realizing that things need to change, or there won't be anything left to fight over....

This site is a resource for fans who want to learn about the alternatives to war and corporate domination, and why it's so important to pursue those alternatives. The sites we've linked to provide several different perspectives, and lots of ideas for how to make a difference, if you choose. You can connect with other fans who are working for change, and you can share your thoughts about the issues. We hope that by rallying the fans, we'll encourage the Goo Goo Dolls to keep speaking out.


Unfortunately, I've decided to close the message board until further notice.... Between fake spam accounts, lack of use, and lack of time, it became unreasonable to maintain. Sorry!! Might open it again at some point in the future, if it makes sense to do so....

If you're looking for a GGD fan message board, check out It's All Goo, and if you're looking for the latest fan news, check out Absolute Goo!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me - DreamTooLoud @ aol . com (no spaces). Thanks for understanding!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


The Big Pink Banner begins its journey! Here's the banner in Patterson, California -- apparently, the apricot capitol of the world! Who knew? Dionne is an awesome sport -- she got the banner the day *after* the shows she went to, but still sent in these rockin' pics of the banner with her famous PT Goozer (and a peacegoo in the making!).... Thanks, Dionne!

The banner's just been in Seattle (thanks, Kendel!) and soon it's off to the Midwest, Buffalo, Canada, Florida.... And maybe your hometown? Check out the Message Board for details....

Don't forget, you can also make your own banner and bring it to shows, protests, school, work, wherever! We'd love to see pictures of it! Just e-mail DreamTooLoud @ aol . com (no spaces).

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


FYI, this is an open letter from the mother of the first commissioned officer to refuse duty in Iraq...

Dear Fellow Americans,

I am the mother of Lt. Ehren Watada, an officer stationed at Ft. Lewis. He is part of a Stryker brigade unit that deployed today to Iraq. Despite an unflinching commitment to his men and to democratic ideals, he chose not to accompany his men. His decision came through much soul-searching and through research and consultation with experts across disciplines, inside and outside of the military and the government.

After weighing the evidence, he came to the conclusion that he could no longer be silent while atrocities were committed in the name of democracy. He could no longer be a tool of an administration that used deception and lies to make the case for pre-emptive war.

As a member of the armed forces, sworn to uphold the US Constitution, he refuses to blindly participate in a war of aggression, an illegal war that undermines who we are as a nation and violates international law. Implicit in his oath as an officer is the duty to disobey all unlawful orders for; to carry out these orders renders him an accomplice to a criminal act. Furthermore, to order his men to participate in a war of aggression multiplies his guilt a thousand fold. His conscience will not permit him to do so. He believes that he can best serve them by taking a stand against the war. In so doing, he demonstrates that one does not relinquish the freedom to choose what is right, even in the military, and that the freedom to choose what is right transcends the allegiance to man and institutions.

As a mother, I have evolved from fearing for his safety and for his future to the realization that there is a higher purpose to all that has transpired. My son no longer stands at the crossroads. He has chosen "the road less travelled." Come what may, he is committed to staying the course.

I invite you to affirm your support of Lt. Ehren Watada on June 27th, National Day of Action. On this day, groups across the country will participate in peaceful demonstrations, prayer services, candle light vigils, parades, leafleting, visitations to recruitment stations to provide counsel to prospective recruits.

For updates on news and actions regarding Lt. Watada, please check out: or

My deepest thanks,
Carolyn Ho
Ehren's Mom


The Goos have just finished their UK mini-tour, and plenty of Fans For Peace were there -- Big Pink Banner and all! We've now got a history of the banner, and new photos from its world travels....

Awhile back, Amory sent in some photos from New Year's Eve, with the banner's fresh new autographs from Robby and Mike.... There are also a LOT of new names around the edges -- as the banner makes its way around to different shows, folks have been adding their names to it! Pretty cool....


With all these new adventures, I've stitched a panel to the inside to keep track of where it's been:

Soon it will be headed back to the states for the summer GGD tour -- If you'd like to bring it to a show, head on over to the Message Board to find out how! (the board was hacked a few months ago, so you might have to re-register)

It's also a great time to get creative and make your own banner -- the Goos are diggin' Fans For Peace as much as ever! For some inspiration, check out this page, and don't forget to take pictures!

Moving backwards in time, here are some photos that Nellze sent in, of an immigrants' rights rally in Minnesota -- very cool that she's getting involved, and even bringing her kids along!

If you've been to a protest or rally lately, send in some pics (DreamTooLoud @ aol . com - no spaces) or post them on the Message Board! We'd love to see them! Things are getting crazier and crazier in the world, and we need all the inspiration we can get.... Speaking of which, have you seen Robby's Blog lately? It's full of awesome political commentary, and you can add your own comments! If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth a look.

Meanwhile, keep up the GOOd work, and I'll try to update a bit more often now that the Let Love In tour is underway....

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Happy New Year everyone!! Let's hope 2006 brings many great things!!

A shout-out to the Fans For Peace who were at the Goos' NYE show.... This photo is from the Absolute Goo meet-up the night before the show.... The Big Pink Banner strikes again!! Thanks, Amory!!

And this is from Robby's blog:

all sorts of great things going on this year. . . if you could, please make the actions from the end of your fingertips and the words from the tip of your toungue be a positive for the world immediately surrounding you. . . . not a bad place to start. . . . . .

. . . . . . LET LOVE IN folks

it's 2006. . . . . and that's our credo. . . . .

check out these folks spreading some positive energy. . . . .


it's gonna be a good 2006. . . . .let's help it along. . . . .

talk tomorrow ?



Thanks for the mention, Robby!! Best wishes for 2006, everyone!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)



The Goos' Give A Little Bit was Number One this week on Casey's Top 20, and as Kat reports....

He talked about how the Goo's would say little things like "You can help stop war", and how the fans decided to turn that into something. He gave the URL and talked about how the site had different links to help stop war. It was pretty cool to hear about it on the radio!

Thanks, Casey, for mentioning us! Thanks, Kat, for posting about it! And especially thanks to anybody who heard about us on the radio and decided to visit!! Welcome!! If you'd like to chat with other fans for peace, head on over to the message board!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)



It completely slipped my mind, but as of November 16th, FFP has been going for two whole years!! Pretty cool..... Sorry there were no big celebrations about it this year, things have been super-crazy here in grad school land.....

BUT, you can check out the all-new FANS FOR PEACE CALENDAR in our shop, as well as a bunch of other new stuff..... Just in time for the holidays! Enjoy!!

And don't forget to head over to the message board and say hello :-)

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


The Big Pink Banner's been spotted in previews of the new Live In Buffalo DVD, along with plenty of peace signs from the Goos!! Pretty cool :-)

To celebrate the new website design, we've got some new buttons, just in case they might think about adding to the links section. Ya never know!!

To put one of these buttons on YOUR website, right-click (mac users: ctrl-click) and select "save as." Then upload to your website with a link to :-)

There's some hot political discussions happening on the message board at the moment.... Check it out!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


There's a new interview with Robby from the Glam-Metal website..... Here's an excerpt.....

Dude, everyday for a week I was in a room with anywhere from 5000 - 15,000 people of all ages screaming and hugging because they were so happy that we might defeat this horribleness. After the election was lost, I was thinking, hey, all those people are still out there. These are people who love this country with all of their heart and want to see change.

For a longer chunk of the interview, click here!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Just a quick photo for you.... John, Mike, Robby, and Greg with Michael Moore in Columbus, OH on the recent Slacker Uprising Tour....

And another HUGE thank-you to the Goos for speaking out and supporting Kerry. Even though the election was stolen (again), they helped educate and motivate thousands of people!! Also a huge thank-you to all the FANS who were out there volunteering and getting out the vote all across the country!! Working on this election was just one step in the long journey towards taking back our country and our world. It's great to be in such fabulous company!!

Remember to check out the message board to connect with other fans who are changing the world!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)



First off, Happy Halloween!! Tonight's actually the two-year anniversary of when Robby gave me the idea of starting FFP!! It's come a long way!!

Check out to see all the great gigs the Goos are doing with Michael Moore, in support of Kerry, and in support of the get-out-the-vote campaigns..... Plus updates throughout the election!! It's really amazing!! Thank you soooo much guys for being out there and not being afraid to raise your voices during this insane time.

From over here in Scotland things are looking pretty crazy, I can only imagine what it's like "on the ground" -- a huge thank-you to all the fans who are out there working hard for change. Most of Europe (and the rest of the world) is standing behind you!!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Lots of news to report..... A few weeks ago, the Goos played at the Democratic National Convention. And in a few weeks, they're playing for the Republicans. What?! According to the Boston Globe:

The band "has accepted big money to play at the other party's party in New York. But frontman John Rzeznik swears the band will contribute the dough to the Dems. "We're like Castro's secret army," he said.

Different Fans for Peace have various opinions about this move, but we all support the Goos in doing what they think is best. If anybody's interested in trying to get into that concert with the Big Pink Banner, please let me know.

In other news, we just received a thank-you note from one of the soldiers in Baghdad:

Dear Fans For Peace,

I just wanted to write you to say thanks for the care package and CDs. These care packages mean a lot to the soldiers of 1/32 IN BN and I. I know that you go out of your way to send us these care packages and I thank you. The soldiers of 1/32 IN BN and I lost most of our stuff in a fire recently. With the help of the United States Army and people like you we got back on our feet in no time.

I will tell you a little about myself and Iraq. My name is Marcus and I'm 22 years old. I'm a medic in the United States Army and I have been in for almost 4 years. I have been in Iraq for 10 months and it feels like it has been forever. I plan to get out and go to college as soon as I can.

It is so hot in Iraq: sometimes I think my skin is going to melt off. Thank God for A/C because I don't think we could make it without it. Most of the people here are happy we are here to help. Did I tell you how hot it is over here?

Thank you so much for the support!

SPC Marcus McCullough

Very cool to know they've received our packages, hopefully we'll be hearing from the others soon. Another batch of care packages will be going out later this month or in September, so if you want to include letters or pictures, please e-mail them to DreamTooLoud @ aol . com. Thanks! To find other soldiers to help out, check out

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Fans Serving in Baghdad

Through the website, we've found five guys serving in Iraq who are Goo fans, and have sent out care packages to four of them (the fifth is going out soon, just heard from him today). Even though we don't agree with their boss, Fans For Peace support the men and women serving our country, and hope they get to come home soon!!

If you'd like to send letters to any of these soldiers, there's more info about each of them on the message board, and the next set of packages will be going out in early August. Also, be sure to check out to find some folks in uniform to send some smiles to.

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Just a quick note -- some clips from an interview with John are posted here -- check out what he has to say about the dumbing-down of our culture, and some surprising stuff he's got on his iPod.... Enjoy!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Uncle Sam's Jam was absolutely amazing..... What other band would play in a torrential downpour? What other fans would stand in ankle-deep water to watch? An experience like no other, for sure.....

The show was opened by an incredible one-man folk-punk act called Hamell on Trial, intensely political and tell-it-like-it-is (what part of Thou Shalt Not Kill don't you understand?). Followed by a somewhat more timid Ani DiFranco (who had some political lyrics as well), and last but definitely not least, the Goos. They didn't "get political" as one of our signs asked, but flashed lots of peace signs as they raced through a set to (unsuccessfully) beat the rain. More photos coming soon, as well as text from an interview with John where he talked about corporate domination and right-wing brainwashing.....

A big thank-you to everyone who helped hold the Big Pink Banner during the show and throughout the weekend. It's sure to get on the DVD, if the cameras weren't too waterlogged to film it!! The above photo was taken after watching Fahrenheit 9/11 on Saturday, and is Zuzana, me, Diane, Jen, and Amory, taken by Amory's rockin' husband Mike. Below are me and Amory at Niagara Falls, photo by Mike.

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

P.S. One more thing -- we've found three soldiers serving in Baghdad who are Goo fans, so we're either going to be sending them big care packages from FFP, or giving out their mailing addresses to anybody who wants to send them cards and things directly. If you're interested in getting involved with that, please check out the message board or


The Music Is Art festival two weeks ago in Buffalo was awesome!! In addition to dozens of bands, dance troupes, artists, performers, and other great entertainment, there were a number of organizations doing outreach and education -- including Rock The Vote and Planned Parenthood. During Robby's finale performance, he talked about the crazy stuff going on in the world, then sang some oldskool political songs..... Go Robby! And in the art displays, he had hundreds of tiny paintings of soldiers, with a picture of George W. Bush smiling in the bottom corner...... Powerful message.

Next weekend's 4th of July show has Ani DiFranco opening, so there's sure to be some great political speaking out then!! What better time to talk politics than Independence Day??

Have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11 yet? Excellent movie, and there's some great discussion about it happening on the message board. A bunch of Fans For Peace will seeing the movie next weekend in Buffalo as well, so if you're around for the show, come join us! Details will be posted on the message board.

Things are changing pretty fast it seems...... Let's try to keep on top of it, and keep speaking out.

Love & Light
Myshele :-)


Welcome to the new site! LOTS of changes for the site and for the webmaster.... I'm going to be starting my master's at the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh, Scotland this fall, so I won't have as much time to maintain FFP. So I've streamlined the site and all interactive stuff is now going to be on the message board. I've reorganized all the content (again) so it's hopefully even easier to navigate, and added a few new things here and there. Other than that, hope to see you on the message board! Enjoy the new site!

Love & Light
Myshele :-)

P.S. FFP has been named SITE OF THE MONTH by the Beligian Goo Fansite!! Thanks, Kelly!


The past few months, FFP has been living on the message board -- last week, the board was disabled by hackers, and I haven't been able to reinstall it. All the messages and stuff are backed up as text files on my hard drive, so at least they weren't lost. But this isn't our first trouble with the board, so I've switched to what is supposed to be a more hacker-proof one. Check it out! Here's the url:

I'm also going to be doing a massive restructuring of the site and possibly a redesign over the next few weeks -- if you have any suggestions, please e-mail me: DreamTooLoud @ aol . com.

Have a good memorial day.

Love & Light

previous updates are posted in the archives!