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Monday, November 17, 2008

Roll Call: Jason NeSmith of Casper & the Cookies

Posted By on Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 2:44 PM

click to enlarge Casper & the Cookies:  Jason NeSmith (second from right).
  • Casper & the Cookies: Jason NeSmith (second from right).

For today's episode of Roll Call we call out Jason NeSmith (A.K.A. Casper Fandango) frontman for Casper & the Cookies.

Who are you?

Jason NeSmith of Casper & the Cookies.

Describe yourself in three words.

filibuster

cloudy

hypno-toad

Who — dead or alive — would most you like to meet?

Ron Geesin. He plays ragtime improvisational piano, performs home studio experiments, writes for ensembles in a variety of styles, gives lectures, and creates art installations designed to help people with autism. He's a common sense lunatic.

Who would you most like to slap in the face?

I would like to slap California in the face for voting 'yes' on Proposition 8.

What song do you wish you had written?

"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding?" Not only is it a fantastic, multi-layered song, but I would be a millionaire!

Elvis Costello or Elvis Presley?

It's hard to imagine a history of popular music without Elvis Presley. Let's find out.

LP, CD or MP3?

MP3 Monday through Friday, LP on the weekend (a.k.a. the media mullet).

If you could start one trend, what would it be?

It would be great if I could snap my fingers and cause car manufacturers to be passionate about discovering a practical alternative energy. Barring that, I'd like to see the return of natural Licorice and the corresponding demise of Green Apple Flavor.

If you could end one trend, what would it be?

I think fewer bands should write their own songs. It's time for a new Brill Building.

With whom would you most like to play a game of spin the bottle?

Dude, I'm happily married. But the answer is the woman on the cover of Whipped Cream and Other Delights. That would be a lifelong dream fulfilled.

Casper & the Cookies forthcoming album, Sound of Silence is due for release in 2009.

"You Love Me" MP3

(Photo by Courtnie Wolfgang)

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