• The iQ: Tommy Trash

    We capture a mental fingerprint of some of our musical and cultural heroes and preserve it in cyber-amber for the wonderment of future generations. This is the Insomniac Questionnaire; meet Tommy Trash.

    What was your favorite toy as a child, and when and why did you stop playing with it?
    My Yamaha Little Wonder keyboard. I stopped using it ‘cause I broke it when I was throwing a tantrum.

    What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Did you take it?
    Drink raw milk, and all your dreams will come true... every day.

    What part of your day do you look forward to most?
    Going to bed. I have the most vivid, crazy dreams—almost like another reality!

    What’s the best time you’ve ever had without spending money?
    Getting my head scratched.

    What is your most treasured possession?
    My jumbo Gibson acoustic guitar.

    What is your favorite word?
    “Fuck it.”

    Do you owe an apology to anyone?
    Probably. But… fuck it.

    When was the last time you were really scared?
    When I was on a flight from NYC to Miami and we thought the plane was going to crash.

    What is the last thing you googled?
    “Ultrasonic aroma diffuser.”

    What’s the last sound you would want to hear before you die?
    Snap, crackle and pop.

    Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?
    Yes, that my teeth are falling out. Not too often, though. Oh, and sex dreams.

    How do you measure success?
    I don’t.

    If you could have one magical/superpower, what would you want?
    To be invisible—definitely love to creep on people.

    Have you ever had a brush with the paranormal or supernatural?
    I was a ghost producer once… does that count?

    What do you remember about your first kiss?
    I was horrible… and she told me.

    What four words best describe you?
    “I’ll pass on this.”

    What’s the last impulsive thing you did?
    Bought an ultrasonic aroma diffuser from Amazon. I got 35 percent off, too!

    Do you have a pet? If not, what is your ideal pet and what would you want it to do in an ideal world?
    I want a bulldog called George Michael so he can be my studio buddy and sing on my songs.

    What is your strongest (or best) personality trait?
    Questions like this make me feel funny.

    Do you believe in any conspiracy theories or urban legends?
    Conspiracy theories, for sure!!!

    You can catch Tommy Trash at Beyond Wonderland Bay Area on Saturday, September 26.

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