info . robby's tattoos . in
case you were wondering . pranks and fights
(from the daily goo, world of goo, vh1.com, billboard.com)
Out of Sight
The person screaming at the beginning of Jed is Artie Kwitchoff, the Goos'
manager, doing his best impression of Yoko Ono.
While on a month-long vacation in Hawaii, Robby met a girl who liked to
watch porn movies, but refused to touch him. The result was a very weird
situation and a great surfing song!
Arose from a tumultuous time in Robby's life, after getting divorced and
moving back to Buffalo with his new girlfriend. According to Robby, "it
was written in a bar on the back of a cocktail napkin. The phrase comes
from the beer tap of Rolling Rock beer. The term 'Extra Pale' seemed to
relate a lot at that time to my life."
You Never Know
"I was living back in Buffalo for a while, and
this song's about some of the creepy folks back there. I just got married
[last] August, and I feel pretty grounded. I'm just kicking myself for
a lot of stupid stuff that I've done over the last couple of years prior
to the semi-clarity I have now."
"It's about looking back and seeing how differently things look when
you get into a place where you can look at things correctly."
"I ran into a friend of mine in Buffalo who had been getting the
shit kicked out of her for as long as I'd known her. She'd had a baby,
and even though her life seemed absolutely fucked still, the second she
talked about that, it was like everything else went away."
"I'd gotten out of the most shitty, bad relationship in my life,
and I was amazed at how one phone call can erase every single fucking
bad thing that had happened. All you want to do is start talking to the
person again, and this is about the realization that that was absolutely
the wrong thing to do."
right calf, left calf, right wrist, left wrist, right forearm,
back of the neck.
mystery tattoo on Robby's forearm: if you look closely, there
seems to be a face in the swirls....
did some digging and found images of most of Robby's tattoos to
post here, but the artist requested that I remove them. Even though
I wasn't breaking any copyright laws by posting them with full
credit and a link, taking them off was the polite thing to do.
If you're really curious, you can dig them up for yourself at
Case You Were Wondering
(from rollingstone.com, billboard.com, world of goo, pauseandplay.com,
VH1, and the chicago sun-times)
As of August
2003, Robby has over 1400 Pez dispensers.
If he could
be any cartoon character, Robby would be Bugs Bunny.
Tom Sellek should play him in a movie about his life.
of Robby's autobiography would be "Huh?"
quote is "I'm a bug!" from the movie Stripes.
The Goo Goo
Dolls call their roadies pirates.
the setlists for all the shows.
If you added
together the total air time of DUTG songs and the Goos' other singles
in November 1999, their music had has been playing on radio for well over
seven straight years in the United States alone.
shows, the Goos have been called the Suicide Doors, Freedom Rock, and
the Jack Ruby Tuesdays.
Robby's living room?
"All I've got in my living room is about 900 pez dispensers and a
Robby ever owned?
owned 'Rubber Duckie' and other stuff like that, but the first one I recall
going on my own and buying was 'Through the Past Darkly,' a Rolling Stones
greatest hits. I've bought it 23 times since."
Robby ever saw?
"Same thing, Rolling Stones, in 1974 at Rich Stadium in Buffalo.
Soon after that, I saw Todd Rundgren on a toboggan hill in eastern New
York. You know how in Florida they'll have concerts on beaches? In Buffalo,
we have summer concerts on toboggan hills. I saw Todd and about 12 local
bands when I was like 7 and I remember standing there going, 'Okay, this
is wild.' It was chock full of hippies and you're a kid going 'What the
hell is this?' I loved every minute of it."
outfits worn to gigs?
Pajamas at a lunchtime gig in Buffalo, a Pez dispenser costume for a Halloween
show, women's clothing on Leno.
Robby like to be reincarnated as?
"If I could be anybody? I'd wanna be a house cat. Because then you
can hang out and nobody bothers you."
(from world of goo, vh1.com, and bobandtom.com)
played a practical joke on Artie Kwitchoff and called him up saying that
they were going to break up because they got into a fight. They taped
his reaction and put it on the album at the end of the song "Artie."
John's longest fight lasted for 26 hours, and it took place in a stairwell
in Paris drinking cheap wine.
a party thrown by David Lee Roth, Robby and Johnny tried to steal a saddle
from Roth's house. They were caught by security, but they tried to play
it off by saying they weren't going to steal it, they were just going
to ride each other around the parking lot.
in High Places: Live in Alaska, the Goos had their tour manager,
Dave, act like an old man when he played the harmonica solo in Broadway.
They called him "Otis Midnight," and fans have been wondering
ever since who the mysterious Otis is.