Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Weekend...Go Buy This!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Noooooooo !!!

2.16.09: A note from Trent and a wave goodbye

Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term "alternative" rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the "next level" (whatever that means), but caused Jane's to implode. The band broke up at the end of that tour.

Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane's lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane's records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE.

Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they're in the same room.

In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year's "Lights in the Sky" tour was something I'm quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year. The approach to these shows is quite different from last year - much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows. Are there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope. Does it feel right to us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does. Look for tour dates soon and I hope to see you out there.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cast your vote!

I have a debate going on at work between a guy who we will call "Ludo" for now and myself.

Who is the better musical artist? Visit the right side of my blog to vote!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

David After Dentist

One of the funniest clips ever!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Coldplay makes their return to Southern Cali...I'd love to go see them again but from what I hear the tickets will start out at about $97 dollars EACH! Then move down to $75 and finally $40.

What happened to Coldplay and their management...really...

When they first played out here I saw them for $10 bucks at I think the Troubadour...They are an AWESOME band but in these times who can really pay that much money for a ticket...I'm sure Birdman can but what about everyone else?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Best craigslist post ever!!

Curb Alert Piece of Lasagna (IE)
Reply to: [?]
Date: 2009-02-10, 7:54PM PST

I have a leftover piece of lasagna and some home fried taters for free.

The lasagna is 4 layers thick with a small bite off one corner.

No i'm not stupid, the taters weren't served with the lasagna, they are leftover from breakfast. The taters are brown in color, most are in grat shape, some have pepper on them.

These things won't last, hurry up and get em, they're on the curb

* Location: IE
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 1029899324

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Only in Fontana

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released photos taken from their evidence room of several ceramic lawn donkeys (see below) seized during a drug raid in Fontana on Tuesday evening. Authorities found 200 donkeys each containing several kilograms of marijuana.

The bust resulted in 15 arrests and the discovery of 1,800 pounds of marijuana.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Bonnaroo Festival

Why couldn't Coachella give us this kind of lineup...Instead, you have to go to Tennessee in June to see the following at the Bonnaroo Festival...

* Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
* Phish (2 shows)
* Beastie Boys
* Nine Inch Nails

* David Byrne
* Wilco
* Al Green
* Snoop Dogg
* Elvis Costello Solo
* Erykah Badu
* Paul Oakenfold
* Ben Harper and Relentless7
* The Mars Volta
* TV on the Radio
* Yeah Yeah Yeahs
* Gov't Mule
* Andrew Bird
* Band of Horses
* Merle Haggard
* moe.
* The Decemberists
* Girl Talk
* Bon Iver
* Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate
* Rodrigo y Gabriela
* Galactic
* The Del McCoury band
* of Montreal
* Allen Toussaint
* Coheed & Cambria
* Booker T & the DBTs
* David Grisman Quintet
* Lucinda Williams
* Animal Collective
* Gomez
* Neko Case
* Down
* Jenny Lewis
* Santogold
* Robert Earl Keen
* Citizen Cope
* Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
* The Ting Tings
* Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
* Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
* Kaki King
* Grizzly Bear
* King Sunny Ade
* Okkervil River
* St. Vincent
* Zac Brown Band
* Raphael Saadiq
* Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
* Crystal Castles
* Tift Merritt
* Brett Dennen
* Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
* Toubab Krewe
* People Under The Stairs
* Alejandro Escovedo
* Vieux Farka Toure
* Elvis Perkins in Dearland
* Cherryholmes
* Yeasayer
* Todd Snider
* Chairlift
* Portugal. The Man.
* The SteelDrivers
* Midnite
* The Knux
* The Low Anthem
* Delta Spirit
* A.A. Bondy
* The Lovell Sisters
* Alberta Cross
* More Artists to Be Announced!

Monday, February 02, 2009


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