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?