Photos by G.
Casey Spooner, half of the electronic duo Fischerspooner, received a call from Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters a few days ago. Jake asked if Casey would like to open for the band on their North American Tour. Casey was up to the challenge even though he had no rehearsal time. He had just finished recording a batch of songs for an upcoming solo CD called “Adult Contemporary” and decided to treat these shows as a rehearsal. Well, he could have fooled the sold out crowd at New York’s Terminal 5 on August 24, 2010. His songs were great and they sounded well polished. Hitting the stage at 8 pm, he performed in front of a white sheer curtain with a spotlight on him and he wore a suit that made him look extra gorgeous. Some of the songs he sang included “Cinnamon Toast,” where he professed that everything is ok as long as he has it. He also sang a track called “RSVP,” that basically dealt with the fact that he wants to be included on every guest list – just in case – but he’d prefer to stay in, with his cats, eating Thai food and watching “True Blood.” Sometimes, you can’t argue with that logic. He also sang a song that Jake Shears will be singing on for the studio version, but we were treated to Casey’s solo version tonight. I met Casey prior to the show and he was extremely nice. More on my encounter with Casey Spooner coming soon. His solo album should be released in the fall and based on the live renditions, it’s going to be great!
Before and after Casey Spooner rocked the crowd, we were treated to DJ sets by the one and only Sammy Jo.