[kj] devo info
B. Oliver Sheppard
bigblackhair at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 7 07:33:59 EDT 2007
I guess you've heard of ... DEVO 2.0?
It's kinda scary:
Devo 2.0: Coming To A Mall Near You
January 26, 2006, 3:45 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
With its self-titled CD/DVD debut ready for a March 14 release via
Disney Sound, the kid-staffed Devo 2.0 is preparing to take the original
band's music to such unlikely locales as state fairs and suburban
shopping malls. Devo co-founder Gerald V. Casale has spent the past
couple of weeks in rehearsals with the five pre-teen members in advance
of eventual live performances this spring.
"We always had this idea kind of like 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,'
where it would be a kids band playing Devo songs for the exact
demographic Disney wants, which is like 4-8 year olds," Casale tells
Billboard.com. "It is benignly subversive. Some of the more
controversial politics and irony of the adult Devo is left out of it of
course, because that is the Disney mandate, but we enjoyed it. We think
Alexander Smith wrote:
> Wow. That's fandom.
> A woman I used to work with named her daughter, Strummer (after Joe).
> When the wife and I were throwing names around for our children, I did
> throw "Geordie" and "Raven" into the mix, but they were both shot down
> in swift course (in the same way I nixed "Imogen" and "Cordelia").
> Alex in NYC
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