Sunday, April 12, 2009

Checking in with Places Parallel...

Well it's been another couple of weeks and a whole lotta nothing is still going on but I thought I'd drop back in to share what's been entertaining me thus far this weekend.

Trent's Digg Dialog interview
You can watch it as a whole here:

Or they've convienently split it up into the individual sections by question. Several questions were pertaining to the NIN business model / distribution methods, which I would normally be all over because the "how do they do that" facinates me, but I've got an attention span of a gnat these days and this interview is 40 minutes long. He gives good arms though. For those of you who would rather just skip to the good parts I recommend checking out "most embarrassing song on your ipod" and "is there tension between Rob and JMJ on Scientology". Oh and the "what are your favorite video games" just because Mr. Iris has turned me into a bit of a gamer.


Josh Freese's $20,000 solo album
So on March 24th, Josh Freese released his solo album called "Since 1972" along with a crazy pricing scheme. What's even crazier though is that one fan with too much disposable income / allowance bought the $20,000 version which included such things as "Maynard James Keenan, Mark Mothersbaugh from DEVO and I take you miniature golfing," "I write 2 songs about you," and "Drum lesson OR foot and back massage". No doubt it would be a pretty awesome experience but doesn't this kid know there's a recession going on? I contemplated the $50 version which included a personal phone call from Josh but decided to settle for the sensible $15 copy.  What would I really have to say to Josh Fucking Freese anyway?  Don't be weird about it?  I do have a Twitter friend who opted for the $250 copy and had lunch with the man and his girlfriend. I'm trying to get here to share her experience here with us.


Indigneous: "Broken Lands"
I bought the latest album from one of my very favorite blues-rock bands, Indigneous, and have had it on non-stop repeat all. day. long.  If you're not listening to this, you should be.  I've followed this band for several years but I'm always hesitant to buy new albums from them.  I have three and I've loved each individual one so intensely that I'm always afraid that their next one will hit that sour note or that their sound will change just enough that it won't move me.  So far, thank God, my fears have been unfounded.  Mato Nanji's voice is just so smooth and it absolutely slays me along with his guitar-playing.  Here's a live recording of "Come On Home" from their previous album, "Chasing the Sun".  The quality is a little rough but still... *swoon*

If things work out I just might be seeing them here in a few months. Fingers crossed!


That about wraps things up for me.  What has everyone else been up to?

16 comments:

emerald527 said...

I have a bit of news to report: I'll be attending the modwheelmood show on July 4th in West Palm Beach, so I'd like to put my foot in the door now for another guest-blogging spot. I guess that makes me Places Parallel's source for all things Alessandro Cortini.

The Digg Dialogg is great, but Trent really needs to sit up straight. He needs every inch of height he can get.

Iris said...

Au contraire, Miss MWM. You're certainly welcome to another guest post but you won't be the only one attending a MWM show this summer. It's still in the planning stages but I'm hoping to make the show in Scottsdale, AZ on June 2nd. My brother lives out that way and it's time I pay him a visit. Slightly freaked out because as of right now I don't have anyone to go with. Tried asking my brother and his girlfriend but MWM just isn't their thing so...I'll just have to wait and see how this plays out. Wish me luck!

emerald527 said...

Oh snap. Well, it's your site, so if you make it to Scottsdale and manage to get the dirt about something, more power to you. (I'm still surprised that I gleaned that tidbit about Buddyhead from him.)

My bro is going with me to my show, and he knows nothing of MWM, but I'll be sure to school him between then and now. I also know of a few other people who will be there, so maybe we'll meet up.

D:ANGEL said...

Angelman's grandma lives in Scottsdale. Hrm...

Iris said...

So what are you saying there, D:A? Think your Grandma would be up for an evening of fine music and maybe meeting a nice, young Italian boy afterwards?

AnistonCat said...

Don't fall for his crap, Iris. He hasn't seen her in years, ever since she changed her will to state he gets nothing if I leave him. Said I was the best thing that ever happened to him.

D:ANGEL said...

I've tolerated this imposter, "AnistonCat," for some time but just so the readers know - Angelcat still loves me sleeps on my feet every night. AnistonCat - reveal you true self.

AnistonCat said...

Don't be fooled by the erroneous claims of D:A.

In the days of yore,
AngelCat was at your door,
The paws I have: 4.

AnonymousAnonymous said...

Callin' love hate.

JR said...

I have a little crush on my protege.
I think its mutual.

maise said...

Once again, I've been hiding from my own blog because I've been slammed at work and can't bring myself to review the last couple of concerts I've seen, namely Flogging Molly and Morrissey. I still vaguely want to, so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, I had to tell you all about the nutty dream I had last night.

In the first part of the dream, our D:ANGEL was supposed to visit me in Chicago, but he had a son who was involved in a hostage crisis. So I texted him and was like, "Omg, I just heard...how are you holding up?" But then the son was eventually freed, so Dan was coming to Chicago anyway.

Then in the second part of the dream, I was going to a NIN concert, and Trent was his usual buff self, but he had long hair and a do-rag. He was selecting people from the audience, and since I was sitting on the aisle up front, he grabbed me. At one point he started picking me up, and I was worried I was a little heavy for him, but Trent said that I was really tiny.

Then Trent gathered all the selected audience members and had us singing "I Will Always Love You." I was the only one doing a halfway decent rendition, so I thought maybe I'd be rewarded in some way. Iris joined me onstage, and she had been taking pictures of me and Trent, and that's pretty much when I woke up, to my chagrin.

Also, the question of the day is...should I get a tattoo? I was thinking of something greyhound-related but stylistic, like a Celtic hound on my thigh. I've never gotten a tattoo before, but maybe this yearning is a pre-midlife crisis. I'm a little concerned about the pain factor. What do you guys think?

AnistonCat said...

Don't get a tattoo - you'll regret it if it doesn't work out between you and the pet in question.

Trust me.

It's not the pain of the needle, or the lazer for the removal, but more the absolute heartbreak of betrayal.

D:ANGEL said...

be careful on the tattoo, don't have one but always thought it would be a regretted decision...

My "son" in your dream was, of course, Angelcat.

AnistonCat said...

Clearly, it was a dream, because not only am I no longer AngelCat, I am no longer hostage to your emotions.

This message was sent by my Blackberry.

AnonymousAnonymous said...

Why has this Blog become a DRAG and a catfight?

This message was sent by my Blackberry.

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly”

JR said...

No, seriously, since I admitted to myself that I have a crush on said protege I'm now crushing HARD on him. He's so polite.