Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Changes More Than Skin Deep

Steven Page leaves the Barenaked Ladies

The news comes several months after drug charges against Page were dropped in the U.S. His arrest came after the band, known for its clean-cut image and whimsical lyrics, released an album of children's songs titled, "Snacktime."

. . Page, his girlfriend and her roommate were charged with drug possession in July after police found cocaine at an apartment in New York state. In late October, all three secured a deal to have charges dropped if they stayed out of trouble for six months.

Page wished the band the best.

"These guys are my brothers," he said in the online statement. "We've grown up together over the past 20 years. I love them and wish them all the best in the future."

. . The other members will return to the studio in April and will tour in the fall.

"It's the start of a new chapter for all of us," band member Ed Robertson said. "Here's to the future!"

I know very few people share my BNL obsession - which is why I don't usually bore most of you with it. But Page and Robertson started doing music together in Jr. High
school. Ed's statement sounds forced, and I really would like to know what the hell is going on with Steven Page. I know some people grow apart in their lives, but this seems beyond.


Seven of Six said...

Sounds like Page has drug problems.
Maybe he needs time to find out how much he misses rock and roll. Something to get the creative juices flowing again.

Robertson always seemed upbeat to me... perhaps he's just being positive in a bummer situation.

I guess we'll find out if they can have the same sucess on the road.

Seven of Six said...

Judith you ok? Haven't heard from you in awhile.

idiosynchronic said...

I hope Judith is fine. I think we're all just doing, rather than posting. Which is fine. The door will remain open as long as I've got keys.

BNL just came off a fan cruise,(one of the things I'll do when I get MakeAWish or the lottery to pay for it) and I would expect that this announcement comes from that time together.

Judith said...

Thanks everyone for your concern. I am fine. Things here have been so busy for me. I think I have distracted myself with remodeling a room here at home, as I am burnt out on politics. I needed a break. Between the media and the GOP, you know the people that bring us doom and gloom every friggin day, 24/7, I couldn't stand it any longer. You guys are wonderful. Thanks again for your concern, and to you Idio for keeping the door open.