1.24.2006

Love the 'Monkey'!

Just finished watching my first-ever episode of 'Love Monkey' ...

(cue angel voices)

Nice. ...I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to watch last week's premiere after catching a lot of the pre-premiere buzz and wanting so badly to check the show out. C'mon, it's Tom Cavanaugh playing a character not so distant from his beloved 'Ed' -- but this one's got music, baby!

Now, after tonight's episode, I'm hooked! ...Cavanaugh's character was everything I had imagined and wanted. Judy Greer is as cute as ever. And it's nice to have another image of Jason Priestly aside from '90210' (yuck!, blah!, Ugh!). Plus the show promises to bring in some talented, rising artists ...and some very cool cameos. I mean tonight Ben Folds walked on to the show. Ben Folds!! BEN FREAKIN' FOLDS!!!!! ... After Ben's scene was over, Kates asked if I knew he was going to be featured. Apparently, as I told her no, she didn't see the stain from where I peed my pants out of excitement of seeing Ben on the show ...

...Oh yeah, and Leann Rimes was on too. And the amazing Aimee Mann will be on next week's episode!

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

... and then there's this from Newsday's Glenn Gamboa about John Mayer sound-alike 'Wayne' ...
Yes, "Love Monkey" fans - you know who you are - that singer-songwriter on the premiere episode of the CBS show about a music-biz exec was too good to be unsigned in real life. Though he was called Wayne in the show, in real life the precocious teen is Teddy Geiger, a 17-year-old singer from upstate New York. Unlike what happened on "Love Monkey," Geiger decided to go with Sony Music instead of an indie label. Geiger's debut, "Underage Thinking," is set for a March 21 release, but the sweet, John Mayerish single "For You I Will (Confidence)" - the song he was performing in the bar when Mr. Love Monkey ("Ed's" TomCavanagh) discovered him - is out now.

For those of you who can't wait for the album, his independently released EP "Step Ladder," which also includes the second song he did, "Love Is a Marathon," is floating around for sale on the Internet. With venerable KCRW music director Nic Harcourt working as a producer to select and line up hot music talent for "Love Monkey," Geiger will likely be only the first in a long line of new stars minted on the show - unless, of course, the show gets canned because people get tired of watching co-star Jason Priestley at baby showers.

C'mon folks, now, I know the future of the 'Monkey' isn't bright, but let's savor it and love it while we have it ...

Meanwhile ...
I can't say I'm keeping up with Commander-in-Chief as well as I did during the first half of the season either. The last two episodes are sitting on our DVR and I doubt they're going away soon. Sure the set is nice, but the initial hook of the show is becoming dull and the fairytale storylines are starting to wear a little too well ...

1 comment:

its all about me said...

Hey so...you are a writer? What do you write about? I am working towards trying to get my first book published.