Born Kaiyul "TK" Tennyson, next to his brother Brandon(Benign) in Undisclosed, Odder Moniker was not a childhood dream. Odder Moniker did not start from aspiration, but inspiration. Always with a thirst to write, as a child he grew up dreaming of several different things for his future life, an astronaut, an actor, a teacher and maybe a couple of others. Him and his brother were constantly switching states when he was inspired while schooling in Colorado. His first big dream was having his own comic strip in the sunday paper. He even created characters, drew the panels, wrote including developement, but never quite got the heart for it. He just loves to doodle/write.
Anytime he can express his borderline split-personalities, he jumps at the chance.
Mack's next goal was relateable to his love for spotlight, when in high school, him, his brother and their close friends got into backyard (yard tard with less tard) wrestling, in which they recorded, wrote storylines for, and wrestled each other. However, unlike most backyard wrestling federations, this was NOT weapon based. Although, like the WWE, at pay-per-views (in which the brothers charged "fans" a dollar for front row and gave to their mom, I suppose as a "sorry for being loud and having a quarter of our school over" token of grattitude) they didnt mind occasionally using chairs, satelite dishes, bamboo sticks, thumbtacks, everything but the kitchen sink, etc. Wrestling was about sport, theatre and originality (most choose not to see it). Anytime Odder moniker can express his need for originality, he jumps at the chance.
During what he calls the G.A.W. days (Ghetto Ass Wrestling), he, brandon, and Matt "T-Rock" Mulvihill were hanging out, late night at Matt's Dad's appartment on the 'nets, creeping and doing what kids do, and started downloading beats. This lead to a mini rap group spawning called T^3. They wanted to sound like what was on the radio. It was a weird half serious, VERY BAD, few songs that the trio recorded that most of the school hated.
Go figure. TK was the worst rapper. Ever. Matt moved and T^3 disbanded.
Jack and Brandon then met a professional wrestler by the name of Texas Red and got their foot into the professional wrestling business, finding out quickly that backyard wrestling is quite taboo in the business of professionals. Again, go figure. With the help of Texas Red, Kyle and Brandon were trained by Jason Silver and Sky Ryder at a few shitty little arenas in Garland and Dallas. After a touching "burial" of GAW, Kaiyul was now professionally wrestling around northern dallas for the better part of a year before Schrodinger's Cat formed.
After a series of changes, Schrodinger's Cat became Brandon on guitar/vox, Odder on bass/vox and Albion "Artiztik" Roumo on drums. They were a punk/alt rock/,way better than you're imagining, band, although they only played a few shows. During the time the brothers had stopped wresting and Schrodinger's Cat dissipated. They basically had no idea what they were doing. Odder Moniker still doesn't. But shortly after/during the cat's death, Odder Moniker was inspired by Kurt Cobain's journals to pursue music in a whole new degree. He began reading biographies, even more inspired by each one. He began to appreciate sound, not music. He saw Astronautalis open for POS and Dessa and was immediatley hooked on the sound of rap music and the skill it takes to write it. Now, he's slowly but surely figuring things out as in what he needs to do and is still releasing songs now recorded out of his home. He has one Download-live shows sold album entitled You'll Never Be More Than a Useless Cartoonist. He's a lazy good for nothing jobless dropout. He's an amazing writer.