Recently I was given the very special opportunity to interview and spend a day with my favorite band of all time: Last Missed Chance.
If you haven't heard of them, you're behind the times. They have a very punk/alternative/skater/classical/country/folk/electronic theme going for them and their lyrics are inspirational in a slightly emo sort of way. Honestly though, nothing short of amazing.
So I'm here to share.
Let's start with the band members.
Skyyler McLovin - Lead Singer.
Skyyler wasn't always the lead singer of LMC, previous to him was a much younger boy from Mexico named Carlos who got deported for child labor laws. The band went to Mexico to try and get him back when they ran into a young taxi driver in Cancun who would later be recruited as lead singer when they were unable to locate Carlos again. Wes said that Skyyler used to weigh 500lb and look much different before all the surgery and the bulimia keeps his weight under control but I'm sure he was just joking.
Though that would explain why the band is so broke and why Skyyler is constantly under criticism for "taking all the band's money and wasting it on a pretty (useless) face". Skyyler, while admittedly cute as a button is unfortunately rivaling the IQ of a doornail. Their manager said it didn't matter because he doesn't NEED to be smart, he just needs to look pretty and sound good in Autotune.
Corey AxLord - Lead Guitarist.
Corey is often remarked for being the douchy-est member of LMC only to be rivaled by Skyyler who is unknowingly competing for the title on a regular basis. Corey's relationship with the rest of the band seems to be constantly on an up and down basis though he apparently has a particularly (read: uncomfortably) close relation with Marcus-Markus and a questionably amiable relationship with Skyyler (if only for the fact they think they look the best in pictures together).
Corey was given his nick name "Corporate Corey" by the manager because he originally came from a financial firm in NY that his family owns. Currently Corey's family is the band's number 1 sponsor and (according to news reports) is the main and only reason the band is still touring. Personally I think it's bullocks because the 50 person turn out for last weeks concert was totally awesome. Anyway, Corey is really fun to talk to as long as you carry a mirror or reflective glasses on your head so that he can look in your direction while you talk to him. Soooo I like him alright.
Westly Robers - Bass Guitarist.
Wes is the oldest member and the most quiet. Abnormally quiet. Not much is actually known about him (even by his own band mates) other than he is originally from London and has been to jail a number of times. Corey said they only keep him around because he knows his way around the legal system like the back of his hand but Gbright (their manager) denies all allegations of that.
Apparently Wes also has an ankle bracelet that prevents them from entering certain states (namely Utah which the band has been permanently band from). Skyyler also mentioned he was a pedophile but according to Marcus-Markus, Skyyler lies a lot when it comes to Wes because they hate each other. Apparently Skkyler was embittered that Wes had the same shoes and soul patch as him and Wes just thinks Skyyler is criminally stupid.
Bradford Crawford - Electric Keyboard
Bradford (or Bradley as band likes to say) is by far the youngest member of the band, only 17 and apparently unable to shave. Not that he doesn't have facial hair to shave but because the band said he might seriously injure himself with a plastic razor so they just shave his face in his sleep. He's the younger brother of the band's manager Gbright and (according to Gbright) the most straight.
Apparently the entire band is straight but that is constantly under scrutiny by... well.. the rest of the world. Of course, wearing shirts like "I don't do girls" isn't helping their image.
Augustus Marcus-Markus O'Doyle - "Drums"
Saving the best for last, Augustus Marcus-Markus O'Doyle (who just goes by Marcus-Markus) is the newest band mate, recruited by Corey last year. Marcus-Markus seems to be under the constant persecution by the rest of the band though I suspect it's just because he's the smallest. Or smallest seeming because technically speaking I'm pretty sure Skyler is the shortest though he wears platform boots to make up for it.
Anyway, Marcus-Markus is often accused of not being a "real" drummer because he's been often seen at concerts playing what has been said to be a "kid toy drum set" with his hands. Marcus-Markus said the band bought him a special drum set that allows him to make whatever sound he wants with whatever tool he wants and everyone else is just jealous. I tend to believe him even if the rest of the world disagrees.
Chaz Brodey - Electric Triangle
Chaz isn't really a member of the band. In fact, he's not a member at all, he's just the president of the Skyyler fan club and it's number 1 member but for some reason he was invited by Skyyler to tour with the group. Naturally this makes him so close to Skyyler that they often sleep in the same bed to save on space. I think it's a sweet friendship, the news papers claim they're a romantically couple.
In fact, a news paper printed an article once saying that Skyyler had a "Mail Order Bride" shipped to him from Japan without realizing that by "Mail" they meant "Male" and just because it came from Japan didn't mean it was Japanese. As it turns out, Chaz was a foreign exchange student Japan was trying to deport for unknown reasons when he was caught up in the system and sent to Skyyler by mistake. The band denies this and Chaz continues to tour with them, every now and again popping up on concert stage only to be chased off by the security or Marcus-Markus.
Gbright- Band Manager
Ms. Crawford is the band's manager and older sister to Bradford. She is constantly seen pulling a suitcase around with her that Bradford said was full of legal documents in regards to the constant lawsuits the band faces (most of which regard copyright infringement), Gbright politely declined to comment on the matter. She's a relatively strict woman whose job (it seems) is to make sure the band doesn't ruin their already tarnished public image. Apparently she "keeps them straight, not that they aren't already thankyouverymuch". With her constant exasperated call of "BOYS! We're in public!" and "HAND CHECK!", it's really hard to get a word in with her though I'm sure she's a nice lady.
I found her most endearing quality was that she gave the entire band nick names such as "Pitts" for Bradford (apparently he's a BIG Brad Pitt fan), "Dreads" as in "The Dread Pirate" for Wes, "Corporate (Whore) Corey" for Corey and "Carlos" for Skyyler. Though I think the last is just honestly a memory issue because she has called Skkyler a number of other things like "Skylord", "Gaylord", "Gilmore", "Skybob and the world of tomorrow", "Carly" and "Carlos" every time she talks to him.Edit:
Sometimes on the occasion, Keitph Mclovin stands in as a back up drummer for the band when they tour. Skyyler and Keitph (sounds like Keith) are, unfortunately, cousins. Little known fact: Keitph used to beat up on Skyyler when they were kids (still does), so Skyy-Bob and the World of Tomorrow is a little jumpy around tall brunettes. Trufax friends
Ray EE Mercedes is the pianist but don't expect any of the boys to be able to say that without giggling like 12 year olds. I should take this time to mention that Ray is 14 and attached to Keitph at the hip for reasons we wont get into here.
Pictured here are the McLovin' cousins:
And one of the cousins with Chaz:
And now, time for some pictures I managed to get off the internet while I was hanging out.
Ps. I'm totally joking.
Skyyler by Me
Chaz by =supernovadobe
Bradford by ~TheSinisterLove
Westly by ~Kit-the-Pyro
Gbright by *Cosmic-Empress
Markus-Marcus by ~Meredish
Corey by OliBurger
People I'm fond of