Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Fischerspooner

Filed By Alex Blaze | December 05, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: casey spooner, queer music

Remember the American electroclash group Fischerspooner? You probably don't, but lead singer/songwriter Casey Spooner was a out 'n proud mo who was seeing REM frontman Michael Stipe for a while.

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And Casey Spooner, after the jump, on working with Susan Sontag.

"She showed me the lyrics," he recalls, "and I said, 'Susan, this is very different from what I usually do. I don't know if I can sing the word war.' And she replied"--he takes a long, dramatic pause--"'Your president just approved $80 billion for a war. You need to be able to say that word.'"

Meeting and working with Sontag was a tremendous gift, the openly gay singer adds. "People underestimate the importance of having mentors, and people who are older, around," he observes. "That is such a huge thing in the gay community, because there is a whole generation of artists who are not here because of AIDS."

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Fischerspooner is really out their, but pretty amazing. I absolutely love their music video for "Emerge", and "Never Win", but this video is pretty good none the less. Their latest singles aren't really clicking for me though.