Com Truise (Seth Haley) plays tonight at Chop Suey. The ’80s breaded, slow-mo, synth-loped funk will be planting enchanted cathodes into the Casio of your womb. Seth just spoke, breaking down thoughts about Tom Cruise. And fire.
What's your oldest memory? Scan back. What’s the first thing in your life you remember?
Oooh. That’s hard [pauses]. Let’s see [pauses some more.] In first grade, one of my classmates lit his desk on fire. And the teacher had to throw it out the window. That’s probably the first thing I can remember.
What do you have to say to Tom Cruise?
I’d say thank you for putting up with my shenanigans. And I’m a big fan of your work, I guess.
Good job in Top Gun.
Yeah. Definitely [laughs].
Does Tom Cruise know about Com Truise?
I don’t know. I’ve heard he has a son who is really into electronic music. There’s a slight possibility.
Tom Cruise seems like such a freak, with the whole Scientology thing, and interviewing for wives with his “people.” And how Katie Holmes had to basically escape the marriage, like she was escaping from Communist Russia in the 1970s. What do you think about him screening and interviewing girls to potentially be his next wife? No offense if you’re a big Scientologist.
No [laughs]. You know, I don’t really know too much about it to be honest. Last time I was in Tampa, FL on tour, I met up with some friends. We went to a bar, and it was across the street from one of the headquarters for Scientology. There were guards and stuff. So we took a picture in front of it. I’m not too familiar with the ins and outs of the practice. It seems pretty crazy to me, but hey, to each their own.
What is your favorite Tom Cruise movie?
It’s probably a toss up between Risky Business and Top Gun.
They’re coming out with a sequel to Risky Business. It’s hidden camera footage from the Scientology compound of them interviewing girls to be Tom Cruise’s wife. It's called Risky Business 2: You Don't Want To Know What The Fuck We Do Behind Closed Doors, So Have a Lemon Bar.