Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wiki No More...

A friend from London who has added the odd update to the once-sprawling TLASILA Wikipedia entry just sent an email alerting me that the page has been deleted. And not once, but twice in the last seven days!

The last time I gazed at it was March 8, when Patrick Spurlock and I performed at the Four Winds Cafe on the campus of the New School in Sarasota. (Nerds that we are, we arrived 90 minutes before any of the other performers, and while scarfing down avocado wraps we kicked back with the Internet.) I was referencing a print feature from our 2006 tour of Canada for inclusion in the press kit for our forthcoming European trip, and found a link also referencing that article in the Wiki entry. It had grown to nine or ten paragraphs, and had been fairly meticulously documented, although at least a dozen of the references came from online zines, and a handful linked to posts on this blog and content found on our official site. The other references came from newspapers, print mags, and alternative newsweeklies, the sorts of "third-party" sources usually deemed worthy of inclusion.

Alas, a contributor deemed that we were "A7":

A7 (group): Group/band/club/company/etc; doesn't indicate importance/significance.

So there!

Our pal offered to repost the page, but I decided it would be best if we bowed out of the Wiki universe. It's more interesting to know that a valiant, albeit slightly obsessed, culture warrior is patrolling that vast expanse, ready at the drop of a cursor to stamp out all knowledge of our ultimate insignificance!

Look out Europe! We're coming, and we're nothing!



On the Brink of Dreadful Speech...

TLASILA - Kit Ream vs. The Goslings

"A double death in a single hour..."


(Four tracks, 10.4 MB, ripped @ 320; damnation rises behind each child)



A strange note in their jangling,


The Antipodes Await the Drift...

TLASILA - Henri-Michel Raschle vs. Erykah Badu

Forced to betray a universe of deadly acronyms...


(Two tracks, 6.1 MB, ripped @ 320; the fifth in our Someday I Will Understand the Middle Ages series.)



Nameless as well as invisible,


To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

(Click for full-sized image.)