Saturday, September 11, 2010

Casey Spooner: The new Hollywood heartthrob.

I keep asking people if they've heard of the band Fischerspooner.  And I keep getting blank looks.  I follow them more from the art world perspective than from the music perspective.  Somehow, they've been able to make their mark in the fine art world with elaborately staged performance-art-like presentations in galleries, museums, and at art events around the world.  But I think most people might remember the band better from their pop music efforts like those in this trippy video.

Half of the act, Casey Spooner, is the opening act for the current Scissor Sisters tour.  Asked to go on tour at the last minute, he didn't have the financial backing to make it happen so he put out a plea on and his fans (including me) helped finance the tour.  And I'm glad we did.

With just a few simple ideas (a shiny suit, a soft backdrop, and a couple of spotlights), he took old Hollywood glamor and made it all new.   He was charming, his music was winning even though his album isn't out yet and no one knew any of the songs, and he made for a perfect introduction to the Scissor Sisters.  Here are a few photos from the show.

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