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The Life and Career of Julian Casablancas
About Julian Casablancas
Julian Fernando Casablancas was born in New York City on August 23, 1978. His parents, ex Miss Denmark Jeanette Christenson and John Casablancas, were divorced when he was around 9.
The first time Julian was drunk was at age 10, when he drank all the drinks on the table at a party. He then realized that being intoxicated was something enjoyed. At the age of 13 he was sent away to a boarding school in Switzerland to help with his drinking problems, which he had already developed at his young age.
Unfortunately, it did not stop his drinking habits, which continued until 2006, when he stopped both drinking and using drugs. He promised himself that he would stop drinking and using drugs when it started affecting his music negatively. He noticed that the drinking and drugs were beginning to affect his music, so he stopped. Recently, when asked if he still drinks, he commented that he still drinks water and soda, but not alcohol.
In 2005 he married Juliet Joslin, the assistant manager of The Strokes. They had a son, Cal, in March of 2010.
Photo credit Moses.
Baby Julian- Photo Credit The Strokes Official Website.
Julian's Solo Work
Julian Casablancas work with The Strokes
Julian Casablancas met future bass player, Nikolai Fraiture, while attending LycÃ©e franÃ§ais de New York, meaning The French High School of New York. It was during his brief stay in Switzerland that he met Albert Hammond, Jr., who would later become The Strokes rhythm guitarist. Back in NYC, Julian met guitar player Nick Valensi, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti while attending Dwight School. Dwight School is described as the private school that you were sent to if you were kicked out of all the other schools.
They started a band in 1998. Julian is the main singer/songwriter of The Strokes, and has produced four albums with them. The Strokes announced that they would begin work on another album this April.
Find out more about The Strokes HERE .
Someday - Julian with The Strokes
Solo or band? - what's your opinion on The Strokes and Julian's solo career?
If you were to ask me whether I prefer Julian's solo work or his work with The Strokes, I would quickly answer that I favor The Strokes. I think he sings better with The Strokes, and also the music combined as a whole is improved. What do you think?
Do you like Julian's solo or Strokes work better?
Get The Phrazes For The Young Deluxe Box Set!
(2-CD + DVD + LP + Book set) Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is pleased to announce his first solo project, Phrazes for the Young, which includes: a 48-page classically bound storybook containing original and exclusive artwork, full album lyrics, B-Side lyrics, ''phrazes'' and photographs - and each book will be personally signed by Julian Casablancas. The accompanying DVD contains filmed solo acoustic performances by Julian, an interview, the album trailer and the 11th Dimension music video. Of the two CDs, the first contains the full-length album and CD 2 contains five song demos from the album and three B-Sides. (demos only available in this Luxury Edition). Also contains a 180 gram vinyl LP of the album, a double-sided (24'' x 36'') poster, and a A Cult Records pin. The Luxury Edition is housed in a beautiful custom designed antique-style box. In addition, this Luxury Edition includes an immediate download of the album which will be available on the record's official release date.
What do you think of Julian Casablancas?
Well... what do you think?
A drawing I did of Julian
11th Dimension - check out Julian's music video for his song 11th Dimension
Want to know how the video was made? - the making of 11th Dimension
Choose your favorite Julian Casablancas songs! - Amazon mp3 downloads
Julian Casablancas Music on Amazon
Julian has a solo album titled Phrazes For the Young. He also made four albums with The Strokes, in which he is the singer/ songwriter.
Julian is now representing a men's perfume
On June 7, 2011, Azzaro Perfume chose Julian to represent their new fragrance, dB Decibel. He also was chosen to compose the music for their advertisement. The scent was announced in Paris on May 16, 2011, and will be arriving to the market in September.
The bottle is shaped like a microphone, with a sleek black glass outer, and silver mesh top.
The new scent is thought to embody rock and rebellion. The symphony of smells combines wisps of aldehydes, Sicilian lemon, and licorice, with a touch of violets, incense, and a light trace of vanilla, vetiver from Haiti and tonka.
I have yet to know how it smells, but from what I've heard, it sounds wonderful!