April 1, 2002
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It's strange to think Harmony Cousins is part my generation when she's lived ten times the life I have. But the fact that even after all this she can pull herself back to together proves that she's ten times the person most of us are. How many of us have her strength?
posted by feelinglistless (29 comments total)
I was actually fortunate enough to see her working in the midst of it all, during a lunch time concert at the ISME in 1998. The pain was there in her eyes, yet she still managed to captivate her audience. Magical. Does anyone else have any Harmony stories?
posted by feelinglistless at 9:21 AM on April 1, 2002

April Fools! She's just another self-important starlet with a few overdose stories. (At least I hope it's an April Fool, because if she's really lived ten times the life you have it's no wonder you're feeling listless.)
posted by Ty Webb at 9:45 AM on April 1, 2002

Sorry to disappoint, Ty, I actually had a brief relationship with Harmony just before the whole Toby Cullen thing blew up last year. She's not a bad person but is plagued with self-doubt and, honestly, I don't feel her career path is challenging her intellectually. The drugs issue is a red herring - I've shared a few nice E's with her and it was never a problem. Harmony just needs to be appreciated, and that's something no number of interviews or drugs can solve in an instant.
posted by skylar at 11:21 AM on April 1, 2002

I actually did find it inspiring. I have not been a major fan - skylar, you're kidding, right - that you know her?? -- but a story like hers does seem affirming. Seeing Harmony exit such numbness, over time, reveals EVERYTHING about life. To me, anyway.
posted by luser at 11:26 AM on April 1, 2002

I did know her... we haven't spoken in several months. I still have her number but I'm not sure I'd like to go back there in a hurry.
posted by skylar at 11:55 AM on April 1, 2002

She's a visionary, and I can see her going far later in life one the mad turn-of-the-century tabloid culture is vanquished
posted by cell divide at 12:00 PM on April 1, 2002

My sister moved in the same circles as Cousins for a few months in 2000 (more like her boyfriend moved in those circles--my sister tagged along). She said that Cousins' charisma was remarkable, but that she was always sort of walking a line between genius and madness. Apparently, she had a habit of finishing her sentences with nonsense syllables. Weird shit.
posted by jpoulos at 12:31 PM on April 1, 2002

I've always heard that her sister, Melody, is the REAL talent in the family. She won Switzerland's coveted Katzenjammer prize for Alpenlieder at age 15, and would probably be a professional yodeler if not for that unfortunate incident with the grouse.

Now she's just another piece of wasted underage jet trash. Too sad.
posted by groundhog at 1:12 PM on April 1, 2002

Harmony/Melody. That's just gross. It's like parents who name their kid Ron McDonald or Howard Johnson. With names like, they're destined for either greatness...or rehab.
posted by jpoulos at 1:19 PM on April 1, 2002

or greatness in rehab.
posted by quonsar at 1:49 PM on April 1, 2002

Perhaps she should go and chill out on the island of San Serife,
posted by Grangousier at 2:18 PM on April 1, 2002

I didn't realize Cousins was a Jewish name.
posted by rocketman at 2:28 PM on April 1, 2002

Was she the girl who was such good friends with Allegra Coleman? Sorry to hear she's fallen on hard times.
posted by yhbc at 2:41 PM on April 1, 2002

is harmony cousins like those hilton brats? i can't quite figure out her claim(s) to fame from this article, apart from the fact that she parties harder than andrew w.k. ...
posted by pxe2000 at 6:20 PM on April 1, 2002

I guess Gregory went back to his wife and child. She should really make smarter realtionship choices...
posted by kittyloop at 8:13 PM on April 1, 2002

What a horrid article, about an apparently very uninteresting person. I too thought this post was an April Fool's joke, and by the time I'd finished reading the article, I was sure of it.
posted by bingo at 10:53 PM on April 1, 2002

bingo: I'm sure Harmony would be crushed that you don't believe in the importance of her struggle
posted by feelinglistless at 9:42 AM on April 2, 2002

feelinglistless: Actually I'm not concerned how Harmony feels...and there's no reason I should...that was my whole point...how was I vague?
posted by bingo at 11:44 AM on April 2, 2002

bingo: Because I'm not sure if you think Harmony's life is a joke ...
posted by feelinglistless at 12:22 PM on April 2, 2002

feelinglistless: The fact that you began your answer with "because" when my question didn't include or imply the word "why" confuses me further about what exactly you're saying.
posted by bingo at 2:13 PM on April 2, 2002

Can I just ask one question? Who the hell is this person Why is this newsworthy? What has she done? Who is she? I've even tried looking around the net for a reference, and I can't find one.
posted by annathea at 2:24 PM on April 2, 2002

Harmony has purposefully shied away from the 'net, ever since she was the original spokesmodel for Boo.com under an assumed name.
posted by cell divide at 2:28 PM on April 2, 2002

bingo: I'm saying that Harmony deserves more than all this...
posted by feelinglistless at 2:33 PM on April 2, 2002

cell divide - so now I should look up references to Boo.com and figure out the backstory? How about this - anyone who knows who this person is, please respond with a brief, concise answer as to what she has done to make her newsworthy.
posted by annathea at 2:44 PM on April 2, 2002

Just being herself, in a world like ours.
posted by feelinglistless at 3:05 PM on April 2, 2002

In other words, nothing.
posted by kindall at 3:10 PM on April 2, 2002

Yeah...we're all being ourselves, in the same world.
posted by bingo at 4:06 PM on April 2, 2002

Oh, c'mon people.
Annathea: Metatalk.
posted by yhbc at 6:34 AM on April 3, 2002

Thanks yhbc - I can't view MetaTalk here at work, but several people have been kind enough to email me all about this Harmony Cousins person. Self-important starlet indeed.
posted by annathea at 7:16 AM on April 3, 2002

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