Here’s the background story: I freaking love Love Monkey. It’s up there with Veronica Mars. This was one of those shows that had me hooked from the first episode because of this quote:
“Because for every bad band you hear on the radio, there are a million worse bands trying to get on the radio. So it’s my job to listen to this crap so you don’t have to.”
Anyone who works in the music business would probably understand.
So in a nutshell, this show is about a 30-something-year-old A&R rep for a small record label trying to find love in New York. It also showed what it was like trying to break a musician in the scene from discovering that artist to releasing the album, etc. Teddy Geiger played Wayne, the musician the A&R rep discovered.
As I mention in the interview with Teddy Geiger, I was hooked to his storyline. Unfortuntely, it was cancelled after three episodes, but then the rest of the eight episodes aired on VH1. Even so, I wish Love Monkey kept going, but it is what it is.
At the ATX Television Festival, they had a panel on Love Monkey with Geiger, actress Judy Greer and creator/executive producer Michael Rauch and of course, I was there. I won’t rehash the entire hour-long panel, but basically they just talked about what it was like to be on the show. Geiger was 15 when he filmed it and going through similar situations with his music career that he said that he wasn’t really acting. Ha.
So the next day, Geiger played a music showcase at the hotel. Afterwards, I gather enough courage to say hello and we ended up having a pretty long conversation about music and the show. He was just so easy to talk to and for someone as awkward as me, I appreciated that. So I asked for an interview.