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Life is a Marathon
by Abraham Kuranga
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January 13, 2006.
what every seventeen-year old boy wants.
It is a
legion of adoring fans – which just happen to be teenage girls and some
twenty somethings – all with raging hormones.
the world of Teddy Geiger. Or at least it is soon to be.
Underage Thinking. The CD is already
causing serious buzz – Billboard magazine and AOL recently named
Geiger one of the artists to watch in 2006.
New York native has toured the US
with Hilary Duff, firing a first warning to many parents and family
members that they will have to open up their pocketbooks for the
soon-to-be released album,
teenager, Geiger has his head on straight. He knows exactly what he wants
from foray into music, and knows where his place is in the grand scheme of
things. “I hope everyone, in the end, thinks I was just a good person,”
explains Geiger, “even if the album doesn’t sell a billion records.”
Even if it
doesn’t sell a billion records, he’ll have millions of adoring fans after
the record hits the streets and his soon-to-be-famous face hits TV
right, Geiger is going primetime!
does Geiger have an album on the horizons, but he’s landed a substantial
role on the eagerly awaited new CBS show entitled, Love Monkey,
with Tom Cavanaugh from Ed. Don’t hold your breath waiting for an
Emmy nomination for Geiger’s role, though. It’s not a great stretch –
he’s literally playing himself; a budding artist, just signed to a new
always been a constant in Teddy Geiger’s household. His grandparents were
music lovers and his cousin was a guitar player. At an early age – as if
he’s not young already – Geiger started playing the piano and guitar.
At ten, Geiger penned his first song.
That’s when Geiger was shipped off to an all-boy private catholic school.
It was at school where Geiger honed his writing, along with his friends.
hooked up with veteran songwriter/producer Billy Mann. Mann’s credits
include Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, Joss Stone and The Backstreet
Boys. This led to an EP called Step Ladder, which received acclaim
and greased the wheels for his full-length debut.
help, Geiger was able to craft heart tugging ballads and laments
reminiscent of early John Mayer. Geiger is well aware of the comparisons
that loom on the horizon.
“I get John
Mayer all the time,” says Geiger of the comparisons. “It’s okay, though,
because that’s how people can relate.”
Underage Thinking, Geiger looked to every aspect of his life for
definitely felt like I write songs about what’s going on,” says Geiger,
“although sometimes it’s slightly exaggerated.”
“For You I Will (Confidence)” have the potential to be bonafide smash
hits. The words “I’m gonna muster every ounce of confidence I
have/and cannonball into the water/I’m gonna muster every ounce of
confidence I have/for you I will,” are the backbone for this hit
it down slightly for “Try Too Hard,” a song about trying to win the
affections of a special female. One song that will become his staple is
“Love is a Marathon,” which will be prominently featured on Love Monkey.
It is an acoustically beautiful track, allowing Geiger’s smoky voice to
title track, “Thinking Underage” is Geiger’s way of saying that he’s not a
boy anymore and he’s ready to stop thinking like one. Take it as you
some of his influences as Ben Folds, Weezer, the late Eliot Smith, and the
Dave Matthews Band. It is clear that Geiger emulates a little bit of each
of the aforementioned artists in his debut.
With a major
television debut on the horizon and an even more anticipated album, which
by the way, comes out on March 21st, Geiger’s future looks rather
promising. He’s not ready to be satisfied yet. “It would be cool to do
movies,” says Geiger. “I also want to eventually produce and write with
to be the goal for many new artists. For now, Geiger will focus on
promoting the show and the release of the album.
“My fans are
my primary focus right now,” says Geiger.
plenty of love out there for Geiger among his fans, so no worries Teddy.
You won’t have to try too hard!