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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1250 on: Aug 15th, 2007, 8:53pm »
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Those pictures are gorgeous! That must have been a great trip.
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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1251 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 12:22am »
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« Reply #1252 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 1:11am »
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« Reply #1253 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 8:02am »
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Carl Gellert aka A Boy Named Goo
http://www.mtv.com/photos/?fid=1567095&photoID=2561378
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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1254 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 8:23am »
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Wow.....That's amazing.
 
Wait...if the CD came out in 95....how come he has a facial hair now...how old is he??
 
I'm so confused.
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« Reply #1255 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 8:28am »
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Carl Gellert
Famous For: Being the boy on the cover of the Goo Goo Dolls' 1995 LP, A Boy Named Goo
 
The picture of a 2-year-old Carl Gellert with dirt smeared across the lower half of his face that serves as the cover imagery for the Goo Goo Dolls' breakthrough release wasn't actually commissioned by the band's label, Warner Bros., for the disc. It was a photo his father, Vance, a professional photographer, had taken of him for a book he later published called "Carlvision."
 
"At the time the album came out, I was just going into seventh grade, so I was 12 or something like that," Gellert remembered. "I don't really know how it happened. I think somehow my dad knew the band's publicist, and the Goo Goo Dolls discovered the book, and they really liked the one picture so they went with it."
 
Carl's dad was paid $6,000 for use of the image that helped earn Gellert, now 24, the nickname "Goo" one that's stuck with him throughout his entire adult life.
 
"I was actually going into a new school that year, and pretty much instantly earned the name 'Goo' before I even started school," he said. "At first, it was kind of lame, and I didn't like people calling me Goo. But by the end of that year, I had pretty much embraced it, and my friends still call me Goo."
 
Like Ferrara, Gellert's not what you could call a Goo Goo Dolls fan ("I didn't dislike the album, I just wasn't a fan at all"). But his residence hall director in college was maybe a little obsessed.
 
"He had the poster up in his room, and had me autograph things," Gellert said. "He'd pester me almost every day about it. When he found out they were coming to town to play, he'd ask if I could get him free tickets, or get him backstage and meet the band. But in my apartment, there's no Goo Goo Dolls paraphernalia. The album is hanging up in my parents' houses, and I had it hanging up for a while. But I can't stand having it up any more. I have seen that picture way too much."
 
Like Elden, Gellert who lives in Minneapolis and will be entering grad school soon to work on his doctorate in art history with a focus on archeological research was initially, well, "mortified" when he learned his naughty bits (which are barely visible in the picture) were plastered across posters, T-shirts and billboards. "I thought it was cool after I got over my initial embarrassment," he said.
 
He also looks for the record when he goes into music stores, and has been asked more than a handful of times to sign copies of the disc. And he's often introduced to people by his friends as the kid who was on the Goo Goo Dolls' album cover, which sometimes leads to confusion.
 
"Most people, when they see me again, mistake me for the Nirvana kid," he said. "I'm always like, 'Nope, that was someone else.' Other people think I'm in the band I'm just the baby on the CD. I'm not even the same guy anymore. It does make me feel like I have some small niche of fame. But at the same time, it wasn't anything I did for myself, so I'm not terribly proud of it. It is pretty cool, and I like that people think it's so cool and want my autograph."
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« Reply #1256 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 9:00am »
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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1257 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 9:10am »
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Nice pictures! Smiley
 
btw, what is this thread really, like a slowchat?
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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1258 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 9:54am »
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on Aug 16th, 2007, 8:28am, Nicole wrote:
Carl Gellert
Famous For: Being the boy on the cover of the Goo Goo Dolls' 1995 LP, A Boy Named Goo
 
The picture of a 2-year-old Carl Gellert with dirt smeared across the lower half of his face that serves as the cover imagery for the Goo Goo Dolls' breakthrough release wasn't actually commissioned by the band's label, Warner Bros., for the disc. It was a photo his father, Vance, a professional photographer, had taken of him for a book he later published called "Carlvision."
 
"At the time the album came out, I was just going into seventh grade, so I was 12 or something like that," Gellert remembered. "I don't really know how it happened. I think somehow my dad knew the band's publicist, and the Goo Goo Dolls discovered the book, and they really liked the one picture so they went with it."
 
Carl's dad was paid $6,000 for use of the image that helped earn Gellert, now 24, the nickname "Goo" one that's stuck with him throughout his entire adult life.
 
"I was actually going into a new school that year, and pretty much instantly earned the name 'Goo' before I even started school," he said. "At first, it was kind of lame, and I didn't like people calling me Goo. But by the end of that year, I had pretty much embraced it, and my friends still call me Goo."
 
Like Ferrara, Gellert's not what you could call a Goo Goo Dolls fan ("I didn't dislike the album, I just wasn't a fan at all"). But his residence hall director in college was maybe a little obsessed.
 
"He had the poster up in his room, and had me autograph things," Gellert said. "He'd pester me almost every day about it. When he found out they were coming to town to play, he'd ask if I could get him free tickets, or get him backstage and meet the band. But in my apartment, there's no Goo Goo Dolls paraphernalia. The album is hanging up in my parents' houses, and I had it hanging up for a while. But I can't stand having it up any more. I have seen that picture way too much."
 
Like Elden, Gellert who lives in Minneapolis and will be entering grad school soon to work on his doctorate in art history with a focus on archeological research was initially, well, "mortified" when he learned his naughty bits (which are barely visible in the picture) were plastered across posters, T-shirts and billboards. "I thought it was cool after I got over my initial embarrassment," he said.
 
He also looks for the record when he goes into music stores, and has been asked more than a handful of times to sign copies of the disc. And he's often introduced to people by his friends as the kid who was on the Goo Goo Dolls' album cover, which sometimes leads to confusion.
 
"Most people, when they see me again, mistake me for the Nirvana kid," he said. "I'm always like, 'Nope, that was someone else.' Other people think I'm in the band I'm just the baby on the CD. I'm not even the same guy anymore. It does make me feel like I have some small niche of fame. But at the same time, it wasn't anything I did for myself, so I'm not terribly proud of it. It is pretty cool, and I like that people think it's so cool and want my autograph."

 
 
Thanks Nicole Cheesy.
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Re: ATTN: Name Change...Part II
« Reply #1259 on: Aug 16th, 2007, 9:58am »
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on Aug 16th, 2007, 9:10am, magnetronnie wrote:
btw, what is this thread really, like a slowchat?

 
 
A very slow one indeed.
 
AT some point we're going to start the Third Installment of our Name Change Thread.
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