awards . techie stuff . copyright stuff . about me
why I love the goo goo dolls (and Robby!)


Site of the Month -- Dizzy Up the Boys -- December 2002
Robby's Blessing! -- October 31, 2002
Site of the Month -- Goo Goo Dolls Domain -- October 2002

techie stuff

Software I use on this site: Adobe Photoshop 4 & 7, Adobe Photodeluxe 2.0, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0 & MX, Macromedia Fireworks 4, CuteFTP Pro. Website hosted by draknet.

copyright stuff

Besides the "my photos" pages, I don't claim to have taken any of the photographs on the site. Most were downloaded from the Goo Goo Dolls website, and some were obtained through Google image searches. I've linked back to all the sources, but to save clutter they're grouped together on the links page. If you see some of your own photos up here and you'd like direct credit on the photo pages, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to oblige. DreamTooLoud @ aol . com

I obviously don't claim to have obtained any of the quotes or info through direct communication with Robby.... All of the text information was found on the Goo Goo Dolls website, through Google searches, and on TV appearances. I've linked back to all the sources on the links, quote sources, interviews, and reviews pages.

Disclaimers aside, please feel free to download bits and pieces for use on your own Robby site :-) I'd LOVE to see more Robby Takac fan sites out there on the web!!! Just please link back and give me credit for all the hard work of gathering this stuff!

about me

(me and Robby, after the Poughkeepsie show)

My name is Myshele, and someone once predicted I'd be president of the world by the time I'm 25. It could happen, but at the moment I'd like to see if I can change things a little more subtly.... Check out Fans for Peace, for example....

I'm 23 years old, and I graduated spring 2002 from the University of Southern California with a degree in Anthropology. Before you ask -- it's the study of human culture. In Fall 2004, I'll be starting my Master's at the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh, Scotland. Human Ecology is culture studies and environmental studies combined, pretty much how to start fixing the problems humans have created for ourselves on this planet.

Even if I'm not following the cliched bohemian path, at the core of everything, I am an artist. I write poetry on napkins and dance in the streets and paint pictures on the walls. I am in love with life and in love with humanity. I have a fiercely optimistic vision of the future and a fiercely realistic vision of the present. I live every day with a sense of wonder. I find joy in the ordinary, but I will not settle for the things that most people clutter their lives with. I don't believe in categories. I believe that art is what makes us human, and its many forms are the most powerful tools we possess for peace. My favorite writers are Starhawk, Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Quinn, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Michael Moore, Milan Kundera, and Arjun Appadurai.

If you're interested, my personal website is

why I love the goo goo dolls (and Robby!)

I never listened to music before high school. We couldn't afford music lessons, and my family and my elementary school friends listened to AM radio. So music entered my life with the alarm clock I set to wake up for high school. Suddenly there was a gorgeous new element to my life. Like a lot of people, I discovered the Goos with "Name," and A Boy Named Goo was the first tape I ever bought. Their music became the soundtrack for my adolescence, the songs that played in the background of major life changes. Eventually, after years of listening to their CDs, I set out to learn more about the Goos. What I've discovered only makes me love them more. They are real people, not hollow rockstars.

I went to my first Goo Goo Dolls concert August 13th, 2002, and it was amazing. The whole band was awesome, but Robby Takac absolutely blew my mind. I want to be like him. Not a big rockstar or anything, but just so.... real. He seemed so unpretentious and joyful up there on stage, doing what he loves, to hell with what anyone thinks. Nearly everyone in this world is so concerned about what other people think, and it only gets in the way of what's important. It's wonderfully encouraging to see someone who is comfortable with who he is. That's where I want to be someday: knowing who I am and doing what I love. I'm just starting on this crazy journey, and I have no idea what my big thing will be. I can only hope that I'll be wise enough to see it when it comes along, and strong enough to follow it through. So Robby is an inspiration to me, and that's the reason I made this site for him. This is not some fluffy endeavor to me, it's a chance to learn more about Robby and share that knowledge with the world. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I've enjoyed making it!