Thursday, October 25, 2007

The world needs another actor-turned-singer

What a startling surprise. Although Evan Rachel Wood makes a living as an actor, all of a sudden she's decided that, really, she wanted to be a singer all along. Having curious-clown-man Marilyn Manson playing the Anton Rodgers role in their relationship clearly hasn't harmed her chances of getting the inevitable record deal.

We know that labels see these deals as cheap ways of building artist awareness - the power of "you might also know me from..." - but haven't they noticed that, mostly, the reason why actors are actors and not musicians already is because they're better at acting?