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So now that Patrick Page will be ending his stint as The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and begin rehearsals for a piece just a tad worthier of his talents, Cyrano De Bergerac, his replacement Robert Cuccioli, a sensitive lyric interpreter with a beautifully masculine voice, will be taking on the honor of singing "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" eight times a week.

Do you think anybody would complain if they just cut the number and replaced it with Cuccioli doing Jacques Brel's "Jackie"? Makes sense to me that The Green Goblin would be contemplating the possibility of being "cute, cute, cute in a stupid-ass way."

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Joe Iconis has written some damn good songs in his day, but this new one I heard the other night at Phil Geoffrey Bond's New Mondays concert at 54 Below (more on that later), "The Actress," completely floored me. It's a perfectly satirical story-song criticizing a culture that encourages cookie-cutter vocal gymnasts to suffocate music and lyrics with their American Idol stylings.

Here's Katrina Rose Dideriksen singing it loud and high and aggressively...

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