Fan Gives Vanessa Carlton Birthday Cucumber

Former MandyMoore.Com message board moderator Jon (bills50000), infamous for his questioned visit to Mandy Moore’s home in 2001, presented pop singer Vanessa Carlton, among other things, a cucumber for her 22nd birthday. While backstage at her NY show, a part of her tour with the Goo Goo Dolls and Third Eye Blind going on through September, with fellow extreme Vanessa fanatics Mike, Kevin, and Nicole, the cucumber was given to her by Jon with a smile. “Oh my God! That’s so funny! I’ve gotta show this to my fans,” the surprised Vanessa responded. She later proceeded to bring the cucumber on stage with her as she sang her first song of the set, her latest song, C’est La Vie.

When discussed on the VanessaCarlton.Com message board, a fan explains, “We’re sure she can find *some* use for it!” We hope it didn’t go beyond a salad.

Carlton Not Influenced By Keys Or Amos Musically

August 17, 2002 – Scott Mervis of the Pittsburth Post-Gazette recently spoke with Vanessa Carlton ahead of her show Sunday at the Post-Gazette Pavilion. Carlton says she often hears comparisons to Alicia Keys, as well as Fiona Apple and Tori Amos, she insists otherwise. “I have all their records. I think they’re incredible musicians,” she says. “Musically, I’m not influenced by them, but people will say whatever they will. ‘Yeah, she’s a chick that plays piano, too, so they’re all the same.’ If you listen to the song, you’ll come away with something different.”

The full story at has since been removed.

Vanessa Carlton Says Mom Is Always Rooting For Her

August 17, 2002 – Jen Waters of The Washington Times spoke with Vanessa, who credits much of her success to her piano teacher, who is also her mother. “She has always been the hand on my back, saying, ‘OK, you’re good,'” she said. “She is always rooting for me, also at the same time giving me my freedom and letting me make my own mistakes. She’s not thrilled about the whole rock scene, but she knows this is what I want to be doing, and she’s really proud.”

Vanessa Carlton Thanks Fans For Birthday Wishes

August 16, 2002 – Vanessa thanked fans for the many ‘Happy Birthday’ wishes she’s received on her 22nd birthday on Friday. Vanessa writes, “I’ve never gotten so many ‘happy birthdays’ in my life! Thanks. I appreciate you guys more than you could ever know. I’ll see some of you at Jones beach. Rock on.”

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