Your band’s name is the Connoisseurs of Porn. What’s that all about?
Chris Thomas: "We had a terribly forgettable band name before we decided on this one. We wanted a name people would remember."
Grant Spooner: "It seems to fit. Complete openness is part of our approach, everyone in some way is a connoisseur of porn. Who hasn’t spent entire days stoned, in the dark, genitals in hand?"
CT: "Although our name is far more memorable, we tend to illicit biased hate from people whom haven’t even heard us before. People allow themselves or decide to be offended by things without even seeing what its all about."
GS: "We definitely aren't a 'gimmicky' band. We don’t run around with dildos on our heads or anything -- unless the situation calls for it in a tasteful manner."
How do you explain your band name to, like, people's moms?
GS: "I’m almost 23 and I live at home. My mom knows what goes on in my room when the door is closed."
CT: "My parents don’t get it at all. They are always like, 'If you had a nicer name you could be more accessible to a larger audience.' That’s usually in a conversation where they’re telling me we should audition for some 'Idol'-type show. They don’t understand that none of those shows would appreciate or get what we do."