Teddy Geiger: Underage Thinking
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A brief encounter with a handsome, blue-eyed corporate product. His new single is "For You I Will (Confidence)."
Over the winter I was invited to interview Teddy Geiger, a handsome young troubadour from upstate New York. I met him at the studio in midtown Manhattan where I was glad-handed by a gaggle of corporate crackers in fleece zip-ups and musty musk, reveling in their new Backstreet Boys poster. I'd like to think that this was in stark contrast to my Williamsburg neighborhood but the reality is both are yuppie environments. The former buys in and the latter pretends not to, but does anyway. (Where would we hipsters be without the iPod?)
Moving on, Teddy is quite the looker. He's a pretty boy with a mediocre voice which does quite nicely when opening for Hillary Duff on tour. Oh yes, I said Hillary Duff. His vapid lyrics are well suited for the stuffy mother-daughter Disney crowd. Like Duff, Teddy has a finger in the film pie as well. He makes occasional appearances on the new CBS show Love Monkey, though his primary job is to lend music to the script. Teddy is a marketing gem: He's got the looks, he plays pop music, and he's taken up acting to boot. Go get 'em Geiger!
Now according to Teddy's online biography there's been a steady grassroots buzz growing over the past year in anticipation of his new record Underage Thinking. By "grassroots" the author of his bio most likely means "contacting various publications of indie-ilk [including Tweed] and pressuring them to do positive interviews in order to artificially build street credit." Brilliant. This is exactly what an artist pays their management to do. In fact, it's not far off from Tweed's world-dominiation strategy. The difference, of course, is the enviable corporate weight behind young Geiger. That's hardly underage thinking.
By the way, the record itself is worthless unless, like me, you get a kick out of whacking CDs with a 20 year-old tennis racquet. It's amazing. Nine times out of ten the CD bounces right off the racquet and sails a good distance through
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