Tuesday, January 6, 2009

'Almost Here' is the new 'Soon 'HERE NOW'


So Trent has unleashed his gift upon the masses and HOLY SHIT, what a gift it is!

1.7.09: your gift!

The internet is full of surprises these days.

I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent.

If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I'll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool.

Oh yeah, you didn't hear this from me.

posted by trent reznor at 12:56pm
400GB! 400GB!!! As badly as I would love to have all this there's no way I would be capable of downloading that much content or even know what to do with it if I did. So in the meantime I'll patiently wait for ThisOneIsOnUs.org to piece it together in a more manageable format. These are the same people that grouped together on ETS to film the last show in Las Vegas to make an unofficial DVD which will still be completed even though there's all this other "unofficial" *wink, wink* new footage coming from the NIN camp. I think I'll be picking up a copy of each of their editing efforts. Hell, I might even volunteer to help make copies.

I'm always curious and concerned with the legal side of things when Trent does stuff like this. Not that he's ever done something this massive before, but I'm talking about encouraging fans in Australia to steal his music or sneaking out "Closure" via torrents when it was caught up in corporate red tape. I mean, is playing dumb really a defense? Would the record labels have any grounds to go after him? Pardon me, I've been watching way too much "Boston Legal" lately (I've got a bit of a crush on chubby James Spader).

But let's get back to the subject at hand. You guys have heard me say it many times before but I think it bears repeating; it's good to be a NIN fan. So while the masses flood Trent's email and while I know I'll probably get my balls busted for being a fangirl, I'll still post my message here:

Thank you Trent! Thank you so much for this. You're a pretty fucking amazing guy and I'm glad that the Lights in the Sky tour will not go undocumented. It really was the most amazing stage setup I've ever seen. I don't know that this DVD will be able to capture how impressive it was but it's a start and basically all we have to work with at this point. But just because I've ineptly tried show my gratitude, doesn't mean I don't still stand by my opinion that you make for a pretty crap Santa. Christmas was two weeks ago, Mister!

Beyond that I'm at a loss for words. It's a little overwhelming. I'm sure Maise can be a bit more poetic in expressing appreciation for what Trent's doing here.

Maise, care to help me out?

/massive edit

Trent Reznor, you are a total cocktease.

1.5.09: I didn't forget

Remember that gift I mentioned?
It's almost here.

posted by trent reznor at 4:18pm

And just because you didn't forget the gift doesn't mean that you're any less of a crap Santa, Mister. Get ready to wish everyone a Merry Martin-Luther-King-Jr-mas.


D:ANGEL said...

Happy New Year, Peoples Parallel.

New album in the works? Possibly...

Iris said...

Hey DA! Thought you fell off the map. Have a good New Year's?

New album or maybe they figured some way to work out a Lights in the Sky DVD? That would be a long shot since Trent basically told us to write it off but I know a bunch of fans on nin.com and ETS banded together to record as much of the Las Vegas show as possible. Don't know what the legal ramifications would be if he'd helped them at all or if he promoted the finished bootleg. I suppose a new album would be the most logical answer though.

D:ANGEL said...

Still on earth.

New Years... was strange (i was surrounded by misfits galore, and not the band... one woman had no face - seriously). But holiday season was awesome. Got a vita-mix from the soon-to-be-in-laws. Saw a 49ers game, Saw Craig (you should read his latest tour diary, insane!) talked to the bass player for my old band who is into recording new stuff (yay). Planning the wedding, taking classes. Basically every moment of my time is filled. Holy hell!

How 'bout you? All is well in corn-country I hope???


obscured apathy said...

That picture is so cliched. I've seen it used at least five times this Christmas season.

Meanwhile, Level 42 continues to kick mah ass.

Iris said...

So how many drinks did you have before the woman's face disappeared? ;)

All's well in the soybean state so far. Had an "interesting" but fairly low key New Year's Eve. Heard something running around in the ceiling which was a little odd but we've had squirrels get in the attic before. Turns out it wasn't a squirrel though. New Year's Day I woke up to a starling flying around the house. We were able to catch it pretty easily since it got caught up in the kitchen window curtains. I tried Googling to see if it's bad luck or some sort of omen and it didn't look good so I quit searching. Now I'm obsessively asking Hubby if he's checked his blood sugar and making sure I hear from Mom regularly. Stupid superstitions. lol.

I'm outta vacation time for a few more months so no upcoming shows unless something happens on a weekend but that's okay. Got Rock Band for Christmas and it's going to take a little while to master the drums. Funny that I have no coordination with the kick pedal but I drive a stick shift. Apparently manual transmissions don't grant you rhythm.

something about me said...

Sooo riiiiiiight

Iris said...

Is that Screech playing the keyboards?

screech in da howse said...

Why, yes, it is!

buried boredom said...

You've gotta give for what you take

maise said...

I'm soooooo glad we'll have some footage of this tour, even if it isn't all in 3-D and directed by James Cameron and set on the Titanic.

Can't wait for all the NIN fans with 6,000,000 GB supercomputers to get to work! (I am not one of those)

Iris said...

Oh and if you folks haven't done so already, you should Digg this whole story. The comments over there are KILLING me.

ThinkIcouldburn says:
It seems I have shit my pants.

It's short, simple, and to the shocking point. And it cracks me up.

maise said...

Btw, proof positive that [Trent_Reads}, yo.

The second we start bitching, he unloads 400 GB of concert footage on us. Just saying.

Iris said...

Well if that's the case, Maise, then...

HEY TRENT! My computer is TOO SMALL to handle this download and it's a PC. Think you could hook me up with a MAC?

Iris said...

Oh man. The Ninternets have fucking EXPLODED today. Look here for 18 of 36 rehearsal tracks between 2005-2006. Great collection so far.

Anonymous said...

burden of proof

D:ANGEL said...



I am holding in my hand the DEFIANCE (the thrash band, not the punk band) boxset including all three albums with a booklet and extra tracks galore.

The DEFIA-NETS are on fire today.

Anonymous said...

Somebody said:

"I've got a bit of a crush on chubby James Spader"

To which I say:

Exhibit A.


Exhibit B.

Iris said...

HA! Well I guess there is a slight resemblance...from 30 feet away. Got any other pictures of The Gaff a little closer up? Right-click and saving the one of Spader. It's probably something Freudian that I love watching him smoke his cigar at the end of each episode.

Currently absorbing:
Nine Inch Nails
Purest Feeling

And pondering what kind traumatic experience Trent must have gone through to go from 80s synth-pop king to cornstarch covered Pretty Hate Machine.

PUR-est feeling

Iris said...

Actually, Gaffney isn't as bad as that other guy you're always drooling over. The Dino Jr guy, Mr. Silver Hair and Purple Tracksuit Jacket.

Still don't understand that one.

Anonymous said...

Gaff is cute - if I wasn't dealing with him on a direct level at all, or standing behind him at shows and stuff, I might fancy him.

But instead? J Mascis (they know each other!) and Kevin Shields (who is J Mascis' good buddy). mmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

I mean, c'mon, he's wearing Sauconys.

Iris said...

Whatever draws the attention away from his face.

So JR, you didn't say how your holidays went. Fair to decent? Or is everything else a minor shade of gray in the excitement of The Gaff playing your theater?

Anonymous said...

I did say how my holidays went, but I'll repeat: Best Christmas Evar. 2008 was such a great year that I don't know how 2009 will top it, except that I know it will.

It's exciting that Gaffney is playing at my theatre not only because it is ERIC FUCKING GAFFNEY (I mean, really, how totally psyched would you be to be presenting a performance by Trent? With the exception of your wanting to hump Trent's leg, this is the same), but also because it signals that my initiative to get some stuff going is gaining traction. It's coming on a year now that I've been woolgathering about the concept of patronage of the arts in a modern, indie sense. The fact that I am able to explore it under the umbrella of my employer is a bonus. I'm also presenting Edie Sedgwick and Diane Cluck, and my assistant is working on nailing down a date with...WITCH!(note the drummer...I will DIE).

I also have a BOOK DEAL. That's right, bitches. WITH MYSELF. I am in research mode right now, but I am gonna go for it and write a book about (a very specific but unname-able) something this year, and put that sucker out MYSELF (JR Publications. Or Gimme Books. Name of vanity publishing house to be determined...). It'll be sort of like a documentary film, but a literary version...can't tell you the details right now, lest some sneaky bastard steal my idea, but it's safe to say it's music-related and non-fiction. More info (and ordering information) when it's time, kids.

Oh, and I'm, like, working all the time.

I'll take your questions now.

(PS How was your holiday?)

Iris said...

Huh, guess I forgot. New year, new round of absentmindedness.

Kudos to you on being able to handle yourself professionally around the celebs. Can't be cool to save my life. I'd like to see just how you're going to keep your wig in place if you get Witch booked. Hell, that might even be worth traveling for. Let me know if it's on a weekend or after April. Haha. And a book deal, hmm? Well you just go on with your bad self.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were both alright but the days and weeks leading up to them were just -meh-. It seems the winter blues set in a bit earlier than usual, but I've been keeping myself busy lately and they seem to be subsiding. Made some non-resolution resolutions and am trying to stick with them. Also discovered Twitter. I swear that site is like crack. Nothing good comes of it and I feel certain it's robbing brain cells.

Anonymous said...

James Spader is NOT chubby.
The 18 of 36 rehearsal tracks link does not work.
If JR tells us what she plans on writing, we could give her heads up on web articles we come across through out the year.

Iris said...

Yes he is. His second chin told me so. He's by no means obese but he does appear to be "soft". I imagine hugging him would be a bit like cuddling with a stuffed teddy bear. A teddy bear that drinks scotch and smokes cigars and who could whisper dirty things in your ear. Delightful and disgusting at the same time.

18 of 36 attempt #2. That's what I get for the one time I don't test my link.

JR seems to be a girl doing it for herself so I'm not sure you're going to get much from her on book details but I'm staying out of it.

Anonymous said...

Open source media player takes aim at iTunes

Anonymous said...

Do You Support the Porn Bailout?

Iris said...

I think the accuracy of this photoshop creation is what's cracking me up so hard right now. That and this is the 4th night in a row I haven't gone to bed until after 1am. Damned insomnia.

D:ANGEL said...

I forgot to say that after some tough negotiations I have signed myself to a one album deal on Danny Angel records. I don't like being a slave to the man, which is to say, myself, so I may just release the album myself, rather than through my own label.

Guess who just bought the ultra-rare bay area thrash album by Blind Illusion (featuring Les Claypool, pre-Primus, on bass)?


Anonymous said...

everybody jumping on my damn bandwagon

and was there ever a time before Primus? yeah, didn't think so

PlutoLover said...

I can't believe no one is supporting the porn bailout. I guess we are too fucked already.

crystal diamond said...

I got yer sausage right here.

Iris said...

I think the adult entertainment industry needs to focus more on handjobs than handouts.

Anonymous said...

eh crystal, we are mostly vegetarian here. Writers block?

D:ANGEL said...

Kreator - new album tomorrow.

Iris said...

Can't remember the name of that metal band? This might help.

Heavy Metal Band Chart