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Julian Casablancas: Birth Is a Beautiful Thing

03/04/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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Although his baby-on-the-way with wife Juliet Joslin Casablancas is due any day now, Julian Casablancas doesn’t exude a sense of urgency in a new interview with Q magazine.

The lead singer for The Strokes reveals that he is “prepared mentally,” but hasn’t taken many meaningful steps to prepare otherwise.

“Have I painted the nursery?” Julian, 31, asks. “Er, no.”

“I haven’t done too much. My woman has done all the hard stuff. We have clothes that people have given us. We have a crib ready … birth is a beautiful thing.”

So beautiful, in fact, Julian goes on to liken the experience to another momentous occasion he has experienced!

“Making an album can be like being pregnant: you want to pop that thing out and show everybody.”

Julian’s solo album, Phrazes for the Young, is available now.

Source: Q via Exposay

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Mrs. R. on

How … er… eloquent.

Xan on

Hahaha, my thoughts exactly, Mrs. R!

I hope they name the baby Jules or Julie :)

marlee on

He seems a lot younger than 31…

meghan on

lol xan – i came on here to say they’d better name the baby jules!

and yes – gotta love when a husband calls his wife his “woman.” classy.

Mia on

Aw, I love the Strokes. I didn’t realize they were even expecting? I must have missed that news. I love the name Julian for a boy :)

Congrats to them!

katie on

sheeesh what an immature little boy. his poor “woman”.

kristin on

all these articles make julian seem like he doesn’t care – if you’ve listened to ANY of his recent interviews, you would know that 1) he loves juliet, and 2) he is super excited to be a dad. in my opinion, its just a quote that’s been taken too seriously/way out of context. also, i think juliet already had the baby and they just haven’t announced it (was supposed to be due in february), but i could be wrong. hope they show pix – their baby is going to be adorable.

Lola Marie on

Ummmm…LOL…he didn’t come across very well in this article.

But print interviews can be misconstrued and taken out of context. He could’ve been joking for all we know (at least I hope so) :-)

Mia on

I wonder if they will choose a “J” name? Julian… Juliet. Julian’s dad is John Casablancas, and his mom is Janette.

Julie on

The Strokes have some crazy fans so I hope the firstborn of Julian and Juliet isn’t harrassed by the loons.

Julian, I am sure, is a bit nervous about becoming a father.

Me on

Come on guys, he was joking. Oh and it’s a boy named Cal.

Starfish on

Don’t you love how the media loves to make the people they don’t like because they’re different look bad? Take this article, for example. They make him look unintelligent and unprepared, when he has been very excited and is very smart. You don’t have to believe everything you read. It’s a bunch of bullshit in these tabloids, anyway

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