TISM Best.off launch, fortyfivedownstairs gallery

The unfortunately-timed TISM greatest hits compilation, tism.bestoff, (which is being released less than a year after their last studio album DeRigueurmortis, which was delayed by two years anyway) was launched at Melbourne art gallery fortyfivedownstairs on Tuesday night. If you’ve ever harboured a desire to have Ron Hitler Barassi serving you sushi, you shoulda been there.

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Never Mind Lash, Here’s This Is Serious Mum (Evelyn, Fri 21 Sep 2001)

2nd TISM show at the Evil Lyn – next verse, same as the first. (Apparently.)

A loose roomful of people paid six bucks to see TISM tonight (Friday 22nd Sept.), except for the quarter of the audience who were immediate family members. Personally, I’m left thinking “But now I’ve paid twenty fucking dollars to see what will probably be an identical show???” Well, I’m clearly a …

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Burt Fucking Whoopee

After a few glasses of water to clear the slightly hung over feeling, I realised something that had been bothering me from last night. This is stupid, but I feel I have to respond to certain assertions made in the TISM song “BFW”. It has primarily to do with the idea of the artist vs producer divide which has emerged in the last twenty years. (Hey, the URL says Rock Nerd – you can’t have the rock without the nerd.)

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