Monday, November 05, 2007

Hello Everyone.
Amazing California shows. Halloween was a blast. Each band dressed up and played to a fantastic San Fransisco crowd. San Diego was just as fun. And a very very sweet fan made us all hand painted skateboards. Wow! Also Robert's ( from Rooney) mom was at the LA show. She had some nice things to say about Polyphonic.....
Seen at the Polyphonic Spree show...

Nov 5, 2007, 02:21 PM | by Shirley Halperin
Categories: Music, Music Biz, Theater
Tim DeLaughter and his robed 24-member choir can count a new convert to the musical movement that is the Polyphonic Spree: actress Talia Shire (Adrian, of Rocky fame), who grooved, bounced, and chanted along to the band from the core of what can only be described as a "Come to Jesus'' pit, which had formed at Hollywood's Henry Fonda theater on Friday night. Shire was there to see her son Robert Schwartzman's band, Rooney, open. (Shire, pictured with Schwartzman, also makes a cameo in their video for "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?".) But clutching a just-bought copy of the Spree's latest album, The Fragile Army, she was clearly impressed with the headliners. "It's like watching Hair," she told us as the Spree segued from a killer cover of Nirvana's "Lithium" to the psychedelic (and hence, Hair-like) "It's the Sun." "It's like a spectacle... they're so theatrical and visual, this should be on Broadway or, even better, an open-air stage." Ah, always the thespian. Besides, if the Flaming Lips can do it, why not this indie rock collective?

I am with the family now in Big D, and can't wait to rock House of Blues. We have a special treat for you.....