Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hump Day Hot Ticket: Geezër “Feelin' Freakie”

Photo by Kevin Roberts

It is often assumed that when it comes to music, there is a generation gap—meaning, most of the time it is expected that people below (or above) a certain age will not enjoy anything offered from those who cross over the other side of the figurative age line. Young kids joke about their parents' “dinosaur bands”, and adults make snide remarks that today's youth has no clue what “real music” is anymore.

However, when you're a band like Geezër—who are so old that they broke the age limit—you become a phenomenon for all ages. Don't believe me? Just recently, the band held their first-ever “Geezër-Con”, where you saw everyone from small children to cougars on the prowl, all lined up to rock out with the octogenarians who know a thing or two about being hip, because they've broken more than their fair share of them. Kids love ’em, adults love ’em, and even hipsters love ’em—which is saying a lot, considering hipsters are not supposed to really like anything. Then again, Geezër are the original hipsters, who liked everything before it was cool, if only because they were actually around when all those cool things were being invented.

Which brings me to the band's video for the song “Feelin' Freakie”, from their new album Vol. II. The band's knack for predicting public reaction to things is almost uncanny, because sure enough, they knew you wouldn't believe it when you heard about the goings-on at Geezër-Con. So what do they do? They make a video featuring photographic evidence of all the debauchery that went down. Sure enough, you also see photos of Geezër fans with their brand-new Geezër CDs...everyone from little kids, middle-aged guys, sophisticated older women, and—you guessed it—hipsters.

It just goes to show, great music is timeless, and great musicians don't have an expiration date. If they did, Geezër would have stopped rocking a long time ago. Lucky for us they show no signs of slowing long as they drink their prune juice and don't forget to take their vitamin supplements.

For more information on Geezër, visit their Facebook page.

Special thanks to Bill Selby and Christopher Long.

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