Strength in diversity has always been a defining characteristic of the Mysterious Beings. With band members from Scotland, France, the USA, Afghanistan, Peru and even England, we are able to draw on musical influences from around the globe. But why stop at this globe? Please welcome our newest band member, Zog, a truly mysterious being from the planet Proxima B.
When we recently ran a competition to find the most Mysterious Being, the aim was simply to identify a really cool dude to add some much-needed glamor to the band’s line-up. A cross between David Bowie and the “Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos Equis ad. If you didn’t know about the competition, its because we only announced it in publications aimed at interesting people.
We received a lot of entries from folks like that. We even got one from Morrissey, who seems to consider himself interesting. But none came close to Zog. Although hailing from a planet orbiting our own sun’s closest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, Zog has been a resident of our world for a number of centuries, working as a gargoyle on Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. After nine hundred years of posing immobile above the city, Zog decided it was time for a change, and when a copy of “Interesting People” magazine blew out of the hands of a passing MI5 double agent and became stuck to one of her horns, she decided to enter the contest.
WIth the addition of Zog to our line-up, we will be the only terrestrial band to feature the Centaurian bassoon, reputed to produce the sweetest sound in the galaxy. This instrument, played through a Proximan’s belly button, is audible only to very cool people. We feel sure that you will enjoy hearing it on our future recordings.