In the Q&A, Cowell says that ‘interesting ideas’ is not enough, that they only got there start as someone knew someone else who then linked them with somebody else. He also discusses the surreal aspects of it all, including the final gig at Earthcore.
Damian Cowell reflects upon the TISM and the birth of the uncool out of the alternate music scenes in Melbourne in the 1980’s between Cold Chisel and The Birthday Party. TISM were not a concept, but just another band wanting to write songs and play concerts sharing some funny ideas. It would seem that the mantra was, wouldn’t it be fun if.