Monthly Archives: February 2007

More NIN

So, not only is there a new NIN album coming out (and a new concert DVD this week), but there’s also an ARG to hype the upcoming album. You can find out almost everything about it here at Echoing The Sound. It’s the year 2022, and everything is falling apart. The Government is putting something in the water, Hollywood has been attacked, there’s a new street drug named Opal destroying people, and people are having visions of a giant hand pushing through the sky to the Earth. The first time I saw The Presence, it creeped me the fuck out.

Start with and work your way on from there.

I got my fist, I got my plan, I got Survivalism

I think it was a couple of weeks ago that I first heard there would be a new Nine Inch Nails album this year. And today I heard the first single off the album – “Survivalism“. I heard an interview with Trent Reznor where he said that the new album would be a little different from what people were expecting. I took that to mean we were getting another album like “The Fragile”, which was had a lot of atmospheric/instrumental tracks. “Survivalism” sounds like something a cross between that and “The Downward Spiral”, which bodes well for the new album. On the other hand, “We’re in this Together” wasn’t that indicative of how “The Fragile” sounded. “Survivalism” is pretty good, although it’s nowhere near as catchy as “The Hand that Feeds.”

It’s great that we’re getting another NIN album this soon, although it’s also a reminder for me to how fast time is passing, and how much (and how little) has changed since “With Teeth” came out. I remember my friend D. sending a leaked copy of the album to me, which I took home and played for A. Now both of them have done the smart thing and moved the fuck out of St. Catharines and I’m still here 2 years later. I can barely believe it’s been that long.

Tomorrow I’m going to do my Taxes and clean the house! Can you even believe that? Holy shit, I can’t wait!.

Snow Day

Despite my best efforts, and one and a half hours of shoveling, I’ve had to call it and phone work to say I won’t be in. I now have (had? I haven’t checked outside) a pristinely snow-less driveway, yet even my best snow clearing efforts can’t get rid of the massive snow drifts on the roads around my house.

Ultimate Collector’s Edition Millenium Falcon

Today at work, a co-worker (who I’m going to curse forever) sent me a link to the Lego Ultimate Collector’s Edition Millenium Falcon.

It’s a 5195 piece kit, and the final model is 88cm long by 56cm wide. So, this thing is huge.

I built the Imperial AT-ST at Christmas time. It’s the first Lego model I’d built in a long, long time and it was quite a lot of fun. It didn’t cost $680 CDN though, which is about the only thing stopping me from buying this right now. That and I have no idea where I would put something like that. The AT-ST is sitting on the divider in the kitchen because it’s too tall to sit on any of my shelves.

It’s very cool looking though… sigh

Although…. not quite as cool as this Rebel Attack Cruiser.

Rockstar Poopernova

I remember a time when a song had to do a little more than just repeat the chorus over and over again to be popular. All the DJs at The Edge jizz over Jack White (of The White Stripes) and his amazing song-writing ability. He writes so many songs, The White Stripes can’t record them all – he has to start another group, The Raconteurs*. Being comprised of members from a couple of other music groups, The Raconteurs classify as a supergroup, but I just discovered on Wikipedia that they don’t like to think of themselves as one. That is too bad, because you’re what the word was created to describe, Mr. Fussypants. You don’t get to avoid the label because you don’t want to be compared to Damn Yankees.

Here’s the entire lyrics for The Raconteur’s first hit song “Steady as she goes”**:

“Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Steady as she goes.” (x5)

And here’s the lyrics for the Raconteur’s second hit song “Level”:

“My baby’s on the level (my baby’s on the level)

I try to read her mind (I try to read her mind)

She’s on the straight and narrow (she’s on the straight and narrow)

I’m guessing all the time (I’m guessing all the time)” (x5)

Solid gold!

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