Hey person. I’m Toby McCasker, and I’m a writer and musician. I managerially edit Hysteria magazine, do the entertainment ed thing at AM, and sometimes wander off on epic quests for other delightful publications.
THE LATEST ::
My debut for Vice’s music channel, Noisey, is an interview with a band called Gulaggh. They make music with the actual screams of mental patients, rape victims, and damaged kids.
These are some of my favourite things:
:: THIS IS ME INTERVIEWING ADAM D FROM KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
For the February edition of Hysteria magazine I talked to Jesse Leach and Adam D from Killswitch Engage for the cover. I’d had a big night the night before and had stopped caring about you or anyone. I get paid.
“Y LIE & M” stands for “Your Life is Empty and Meaningless.” Up top it is illustrated by the enduring imagery of Takeshi Kitano blowing his fucking head off. Elsewhere it is a sentiment frequently evoked and provoked – often ironically so – by just about everyone, everywhere, all the time.
People who are younger than you.
People who are more successful than you.
People who are better than you.
People who are older than you.
People who are less successful than you.
People who are worse than you.
Nary an anyone does not sit in judgment of the “other.” If you are not hollow you are in the process of being hollowed out. Y LIE & M is the entire world, and it is glorious. It is why I write and sing and play music. Without Y LIE & M, I would Rancho Relaxo on a mountainous palace of my own construction made from tin gold that flakes away to reveal chocolate of vile taste and texture. I would know everything, and I would be content. I would then die, some day, never having really known anything.
Erase your head.