Creative Commons Benefit: Spoon @ The Henry Fonda Theater, 9/10/07
Last night Spoon played alongside Kool Keith at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Need I say more?
Oh and it was for a great cause! Both artists rocked out to raise money for the non-profit organization Creative Commons. This was the third time they've held a CC Benefit. Prior CC Benefits featured David Byrne, Gilberto Gil, Girl Talk, Diplo, and Peeping Tom. I had no idea who was opening this special event until I arrived at the venue and words can't even describe the face I made when I found out that Dr. Octagon, a.k.a. Kool Keith, was opening. It's definitely a weird pairing, but they're both legends in their own right.
In conjunction with the Wired Magazine sponsorship, Kyoto born robot Keepon made an appearance in the lobby as well as in between sets. If you haven't already seen this yellow snowball looking creature, then I suggest you check out youtube sensation Keepon dancing to Spoon's "Don't You Evah". The video was shot in Tokyo while Spoon was on tour and it features costar Hideki Kozima, the man who designed this cute little furry guy.
Keepon was originally created for clinical research with autistic children and it's easy to see why. I'd spend hours upon hours watching his hypnotic bop. He's like the new furby or tickle me elmo, except way more socially acceptable. He serves the greater good in a similar manner as Creative Commons. Also, he gets major points in my book for dancing more than most did for Dr. Octagon.