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.
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!
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!