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truly love music

Hey, at least I'm not a creepy Taylor Lautner-obsessed chick!

(Y'know, since he's underage and I'm .... REALLY not.)

Nope, staying true to my well-deserved rep - according to my longtime musician-loving friends - I still go for the slightly less obvious "objects of obsession."  It's not the indie thing ... I've jumped on plenty of pop bandwagons in my day. 

But there's something about a young musician blessed with that perfect trifecta of talent that gets me every single time: 

*  amazing writing skills;

*  skillfully plays multiple instruments; and,

*  sings like a raspy-voiced angel that at 15/16 was already WAY sexier than any
   over-produced teenybopper in high rotation.

(OK!  So he's gorgeous in an unconventional way - my favorite kind. : P  )


Circling awkwardly back to initial mention of TayTay, I have to point out that - while still very young - Teddy Geiger is currently 21 (thank GOD), and was at least 18 or 19 in this lil gem of a video. 

Do yourself a favor and check out his original music; he's got a ton of new music all over YouTube 

(While far from "new," this song/vid may sound familiar but actually shows him playing instruments, since the embed below doesn't, I just realized.)  www.youtube.com/watch  

I can't imagine why he's not huge by now ... other than the unfortunate timing of his arrival in on the music scene semi- overlapping with the Disneyfication and marketing that has ruined pop radio for me.

I'd love to hear what you guys think, since I KNOW my flist is populated with some true music lovers.  (Face it:  Drake Bell isn't the most obvious crush-worthy musician to everyone on earth, but he is to quite a few of us!)



P.S.  He didn't exactly suck in "The Rocker," either - tho I'm a little too proud of myself for knowing about Teddy's music BEFORE 2008. ;)
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I know, not the best sound quality choice I could've embedded. If you get bored, check out his newer music on YouTube - "Talking and Sleepless" is an AMAZING song.

It's just really rare to find such sophisticated songwriting and lyrics as are found on his first album, "Thinking Underage", released when he was 16. Especially when I think about douches like Justin Beiber being praised as being "precociously talented." Can't write, doesn't play .... hmmm ... doesn't fit my criteria, that's for sure!

Full disclosure: I have a 13 y/o, so am bombarded by shitty Disney music constantly.

Oh, and I have worn out 3 copies of "Telegraph," and "It's Only Time" stays in my automobile 24/7. Sadly, Drake's next album has been delayed as long as Teddy's sophomore album ... but like TG, Drake has quite a few songs on YouTube he's written for the next album (rumored to be a double album?), and you can rip the audio from the vids at mp3ify.com Have fun!

Edited at 2010-01-12 12:30 am (UTC)
You are so welcome! There may be two Drake Bell channels on YouTube: one for acting, one for music - not sure. But there are at least 5-6 great songs he's got ready for an album ... someday!

(Promise me you'll look at a Teddy Geiger vid while you're there: a performance of "Gentlemen," or "Air Dry," or "Try Too Hard." I promise you'll enjoy them!)

Edited at 2010-01-12 06:18 am (UTC)