TLASILA Blog: A forum for all things related (and of interest) to the experimental collective To Live and Shave in L.A. Founded by Tom Smith in May 1990, TLASILA is antithesis, energized at the juncture of aesthetic revulsion. Genre is obsolete.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
We Dare You.
Now it can be revealed: the name of the new trio comprising Aaron Dilloway, Kevin Drumm and yours truly, Tom Smith, is... Psychotic! (But maybe not with the exclamation point, as that would be too redolent of the only listenable iteration ofUltravox(!).) It's completely daft, of course - as Claudia Franke,
Michael Muennich, Dillo and I sat outside a Hamburg bar two weeks ago
at one in the morning, throwing back tub-sized glasses of scotch, I
leaned over and said "Jesus, if Kevin joined us it would be completely
fucking psychotic." Suddenly, Aaron's face transformed into that of an
awestruck child. "That's IT!," he exclaimed, and the laughter began in
earnest. To their credit, Claudia and Michael soon mouthed an ominous
chant: "No, no, that's way, way too much." More laughter... It's 100%
anti-"success", but a total fuck-the-world, win-win-win kind of
moniker, one that points the way toward our potential - we could
absolutely herald a much-needed new hysteria. (And we have a chance to
re-make all those godawful, Manson-lite videos from ersatz-glam