“Bill” of the great film(s) Kill Bill said the reason Superman was his favorite superhero was because Superman wore the costume of Clark Kent to blend in with the human race.
In the climactic scene of the movie, as a truth serum dart shot from Bill’s gun pulses through “Beatrix Kiddo’s” veins, Bill waxes poetic on the subject, saying: “Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red ‘S,’ that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears — the glasses, the business suit — that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.”
While, in fact, nearly the opposite is true in reality for Faceman, I suspect that somewhere when “Steve” — the lead singer/songwriter and creative force behind the group — was born, that a part of Faceman already existed. His name, Steve, and the business suit he wears by day, is, like Kent, some sort of shield, in an attempt to blend in.
“I go by Steve, everyone knows that at this point,” said FaceMan during a recent interview with The Marquee. “Still, in my mind it’s not me. It’s this dual personality that I have. It’s how I feel creative. It’s sort of like a catalyst for me, so I can get out of my own mind. It’s hard to live with yourself day in and day out. This is my way, for better or worse. FaceMan is definitely not me. I’m not Steve up there. I’m FaceMan on stage.”
Last year, FaceMan, the group, released its debut self-titled album and hosted a CD release party at the Bluebird Theater in Denver that was dubbed “FaceMan’s First Waltz.” The event featured over 30 musicians from around the Denver scene, including a full marching band. The concept was for FaceMan to sort of be the house band for the event, playing their new material, but also material from the other bands that were there. Now, one year later — almost to the day— FaceMan is releasing its second album, FeedingTime, and will host FaceMan’s Second Waltz at The Bluebird.