Actually, that's not the right question to ask. A more befitting question would be "Where did Loomis Fall come from?" because not a one of us here has any real clue. Some think he popped out of the ground or fell from the sky. Me, I'm of the belief he was conceived by a sexual wrinkle in time and space and quarked into existence exactly as he appears today. Seriously, I first met Loomis in 1996 and he's looked the exact damn same since—give or take a few minor wardrobe adjustments.
The mystery only deepens from there. While I was collecting material for jackass: 10 years of stupidand the "Memories" credits to jackass 3 in 2010, I'd asked him for any childhood photos he might have to dig up. It seemed like an innocuous thing to ask, but from the look on his face it was as if I'd just asked him to explain the primary principles of quantum physics ... and nothing much more was said or done after that. Next stop, Willoughby!
In the midst of assembling this post—which was really just an excuse to provide you with the links below to a few of Loomis's songs that were used in the recent A Tribute to Ryan Dunn special and other Dickhouse projects—I decided to ask our friend Dan Field if he could shed any further light on the origins of Loomis. Dan's known Loomis the longest, so surely he must know something more than the rest of us. And he did ... sort of ... but still ... well, see for yourself:
"I first met Loomis in Chicago (where we are both from) in 1990. Burdie Cutlass introduced us. They both ended up being in the band Wax, Loomis on drums and Burdie on bass. In the late '90s, we lived in the same apartment. He had a dune buggy called the "Silver Manta" and a talking pig who lived in his bedroom. Loomis looks exactly the same today as that first day we met. It must be all the Virginia Slim Luxury Light 120s, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, and not eating or sleeping much that keeps him looking so young."
Come to think of it, perhaps I wasn't too far off the mark with that quantum physics quip. This may just be a quandary that only Professor Stephen Hawking could mentally tackle with a margin of success. Until then, check out the links below to a few of Loomis's tunes!
|Blue Sky Ripples (Loomis - Cigarette)||Amazon | iTunes|
|I Bid Farewell (Loomis - Cigarette)||Amazon | iTunes|
|Take it on Loan (Loomis - Black Black)||Amazon | iTunes|
|California (Wax - 13 Unlucky Numbers)||Amazon | iTunes|
Photo at top: Loomis Fall took his name to heart on jackass 3 and fell hard—so hard.
Photo at right: Loomis poses with his newly fandangled collar bone and the man, the myth, the comedic legend himself, Rip Taylor.
(Photos by Sean Cliver; California 2010)