Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trent Does a Good Deed! (And Will Probably Be Punished for It)

Okay, we can get out of haiku mode now. Unless you want to continue.

So if you keep up with Trent's Twitter, you are probably aware that he intends to be slightly less omnipresent online, due to the well-documented fact that his fans are assholes. But what I love about Trent is that, even with the constant online harassment, he still has faith in our better natures.

Trent has taken up the cause of Eric De La Cruz, who is in critical need of a heart transplant and is getting jerked around by the travesty known as U.S. health care. You can read more about Eric here, here, and here.

What Trent has decided to do is really pretty awesome. TR sez:

"Here's what we're offering - three options:

If you have a ticket to a NIN/JA show: if you donate $1,000 to this cause, we'll invite you to come hang out with us before the NIN/JA show of your choice. You and a guest can watch soundcheck, eat dinner backstage with us, take pics / get autographs and watch the show from the side of the stage if you'd like.

If you donate $300, you and a friend can join us for soundcheck and a handshaking / hug session before doors open at the NIN/JA show of your choice.

If you do NOT have a ticket to a NIN/JA show: if you donate $1,200 to this cause, we'll invite you to come hang out with us before the NIN/JA show of your choice and provide 2 tickets (best available). You and a guest can watch soundcheck, eat dinner backstage with us, take pics / get autographs and watch the show from the side of the stage if you'd like.

100% of the money collected from this will go directly to Eric's fund."


Currently, this deal is for North American NINJA tour dates, but it sounds like Trent is considering opening this up for European shows as well? Stay tuned!

If you don't have a lot of cash to spare, I do encourage you to do pick the "I want to help" option and donate $10 to this cause, as Eric's need is life-threatening and urgent.

Iris, Mr. Iris, Ro, and I have decided to go in on the slightly cheaper option, so Trent will be plagued by our presence at an upcoming soundcheck! I'm sure that my personal encounter with him will go something like this:

Maise: Hi, Trent.
Trent: Hi.
Maise: Thank you for doing this.
Trent: Thank you.
Maise: Um, I wrote you some haikus while waiting in line.
Trent: (looking for a garbage can) Uh, okay.
Maise: (calling after Trent who is walking away) IT'S ME, TRENT! IT'S MAISE! MAISE!
Trent: Um, security?

So let's build up a LOT of excitement for this special Places Parallel encounter, as I'm sure the actual meeting will be the most anti-climactic thing ever.

Oh, and if you too are hanging out backstage or at a soundcheck, we want to hear all about it!

69 comments:

Iris said...

Opinion poll time! Do we:

A.) take The Painting Mr. Iris bought at the consignment shop

Or

B.) save the little dignity we'll have and leave The Painting at home?

You decide people.

Maise, could help out with a link to the painting I'm talking about? I'm linking challenged on my phone.

maise said...

LOL, we are NOT leaving this up to the readers.

Readers, remember this one?If you bring that painting, I so don't know who you are, even if the cock crows three times.

maise said...

I think you should bring that painting only if Trent Himself personally requests it.

Trent Himself said...

I have the best fans.
Of course I would love for you
to bring that painting.

Isabel said...

Can I ask how the fuck you make that blogger thing link to the proper account??

Isabel said...

Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be for Trent to sign that painting let alone for you?

maise said...

Iris can't even display that thing in her home. It's hidden in the space between the wall and her desk. And it's HUGE. Like she's going to cart that thing around the city. Please.

Isabel said...

I just can't believe someone painted it, there's obsessed and there's OBSESSED and I think a line was crossed for sure

maise said...

And then there's Mr. Iris, who BUYS it. lol

Isabel said...

Whoever it was who painted it and ended up selling it - do you think she hand-crafted a whole lot of them or did Trent fall from the pedestal she'd set up when he got buff so she decided to sell up, that's an almighty leap from loving someone so much you'd paint that to just selling it for $15

Anonymous said...

Trent has become is just sad. I really honestly hope he gets the help he needs in all aspects of his life so he can make some better choices. Watching him degenerate like this is not fun at all. At first it was funny making cracks about him and the things he's been doing, but now I realize that it's just wrong making fun of a person.

maise said...

Ugh, can't you put the hate in a different thread, Anonymi? We are discussing charitable acts and that horrible painting...

JR said...

What would be the FUNNIEST option would be to cut the face out of the painting, like at amusement parks, and then have Trent Himself poke his face through it and then snap a picture. Face it, that would be hi-LAR.

But really, what this all means is just one thing: YOU ARE GOING TO GET A CHANCE TO PRESENT HIM WITH MARRIAGE ADVICE IN HAIKU FORMAT IN PERSON. yesss

How many people per show are they allowing in on this opportunity? Is it limited at all?

Anonymous said...

I think you should just ram that painting up Trent's ass like a two-by-four. On topic, thank you.

Iris said...

Hey, hey now. No shit-talking Mr. Iris's fine taste in artwork. I'm thinking if I were to lug that to the show I'd definitely be able to turn a profit. Just by posting it here, I'm sure the resale value has, like, doubled. I mean we count towards it being published and recognized on the Ninternets, right? And that's the nice thing about NIN fans, there's almost always one out there crazier than yourself. AND if we go with JR's idea then I can charge people to have their picture taken _with_ it! Genius!

JR, I'm not sure about the limitations to the donation thing. What Maise has in this post is basically all Trent has said so far. There are more details coming "soon" but that might be about availability to other countries and whatnot.

Says on his Twitter as of 10 hours ago the dollar amount was at $260K. Who knows how much more has been donated since then. Wish TR was generous enough to start a "Fix My In-Laws House So They Can Move Out And Normal Life Can Resume" tour. Maybe I can put a bug in his ear when meet him and get him to pose with the painting. Hmm...

In the meantime though I still have like a million things to do before everyone gets here for the big weekend wedding bash. It's going to be AWESOME!

pleatherface said...

Take the painting. Dignity is overrated.

Anonymous said...

Good deed is DAMAGE CONTROL for his sorry leaking ass. The smell of doom. Is Trent going to ban everyone from NIN.com? I was beside the VIP seats where they get drinks and stuff. These rich "fans" were talking about caviar during the show. Sick. What about the people who made you Trenty, their not sitting in "those" seats. Suck my dick Reznor.

Anonymous said...

Pleatherface: Is that you Mariqueen?

maise said...

Oh, please. Like rich people sit around *talking* about caviar.

I'm not rich, but one time, my friend brought over some caviar from, like, Trader Joe's or something, and it was the 2nd most disgusting thing I have ever tried in my life. (#1 being beef liver)

Isabel said...

Come on Anonymous, it's one thing to disagree with something Trent says or does and say so but quite another to email someone and say 'I hope you die' - you know what in normal circumstances that kind of abuse would be treated seriously by the police and rightly so. And if anybody made any vicious comments about my husband on a blog that I had control of, believe me I'd want to find out where they 'PHYSICALLY' can be found too

Isabel said...

They are doing these signing things in Europe too, but you know, i think I'll give it a miss as I actually love the music too much to risk it being tainted by finding out Trent is a twat! (well maybe not a twat but you know what I mean) I've been into them since 1991 which is a long old time

maise said...

Oh, I doubt there's going to be any time to make any judgments of Trent's character. The meet-and-greets will probably be as crowded as the damn concert, due to the amazing success of this fundraiser, and I think we're going to have all of 2.5 seconds to interact with Trent. I'm just hoping for a pic to put as my Facebook profile, after Iris photoshops like 15 pounds off of me...

maise said...

"put on my Facebook profile," that is

JR said...
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JR said...

This upcoming meeting would be an ideal time to test whether or not Trent_Reads.

And the vitriol from the anonymi, man. People really do get invested, don't they, and then feel left in the cold? Not sure if I already posited this question, but seriously - I wonder who TR could officially hook up with (whether for marriage or just a fling) that would be acceptable to the NINternets? Is there anyone?

Isabel said...

Tori Amos? It would almost be worth it if Trent would get together with Courtney Love JUST for the reaction

Iris said...

Isn't she dating Billy Corgan right now? I'd seen they were together a while back but I don't if that's still the case.

God, this weekend! It has been the most awesome weekend, like, EVER but I need like two more days to recover and process what all's happened. And we're meetingTR this coming weekend? Bah! Brain. can. not. fathom! Time to head back to bed for me.

Isabel said...

I'm so excited for you too - you must blog it with photos, and I have to decide whether the $300 is any option for me. I think it would be really weird to sit and have dinner with them though!

maise said...

Yeah, I'm glad we don't get the dinner option because it would turn into "Maise accidentally spits a speck of food on Trent while talking" or "Maise gets bbq sauce on her shirt when she catches Trent's eye."

Smooooooooth.

I'm wondering how exactly, in the 2.5 seconds I will have, to introduce the idea of Places Parallel to ascertain whether Trent secretly checks us out.

("HiTrentit'sMaiseandIrisfromPlacesParallel!" "Huh?" "Places Parallel?" "Oh. Okay.")

Or maybe it will be all I can do to say "hi." I've heard he's got a really *intense* stare.

Also, another quandary is, what am I supposed to say to these random-ass other members of the band? It's not even like I can practice my Italian with Alessandro these days.

And I feel like meeting Tom Morello is going to be awkward as well. I'd like to say something like the following: "You know, Tom, you've got good intentions, but I think your politics are pretty retarded, based on RATM's output." But I won't.

Isabel said...

Speaking of Tom Morello, someone posted this in a gig review (someone else doesn't like his politics):

On a separate note, that Morello guy is a real jerk.
You want to raise funds for poor people? why don't you start by raising funds for the thousands of innocent people murdered in my country by that terrorist organization, whose name you have on your guitar. Why don't you start raising funds for all the people who lost a relative to those assasins. My mother walked past a mall that was blown up to pieces 10 minutes after she walked by. And I personally knew people murdered by them and whose relatives were murdered by them. You want money? you should ask the drug dealers who have been granted free access to the Amazon to cultivate coca leaves and are protected by that organization in areas that they control. You want to arm the homeless? why don't you ask Sendero Luminoso for their weapons?

Quite bitter?

maise said...

Yeah, I don't really get involved in the politics of foreign nations for that reason. It's hard enough to get our own country to do the right thing, let alone decide which South American rebel group I'm going to support.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who wrote "I hope you die' I heard it was his ex-girlfriend that he never told about the breakup/engagement. I also hear that you two women got banned from ETS and created this site. I also heard that one of you slept with Jeordie awhile back. I can get the deeper details if you want... Also, I haven't posted all those Anonymous comments. You should look at the ip addresses.

maise said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Isabel said...

I'm sorry but all the anonymii merge into one. Hey which of you did the dirty with Jeordie then ? Talk about dark horses.

Isabel said...

Anonymous - if it was Trent's ex-girlfriend he is hardly going to put that up as an example is he? Think before you type

maise said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

maise said...

Whoo, that was a good one.

You know, I don't really get why the Anonymi have to be Anonymous. I mean, they can pick *any* pseudonym. I really wish we could distinguish between them better. I'm too lazy to check IPs, so I just wonder if we have one really deranged and disgruntled fan or a boatload of deranged and disgruntled fans.

Anyway, a brief history lesson for our nameless ones. "Gabriel" and "Dierdre" were banned from ETS; they started Wearing These Chains, the Best Site on the Entire Internet. Incidentally, it was also a fictional parody site, and Gabriel and Dierdre were merely personas. Not that NIN fans are all that sharp when it comes to detecting sarcasm and satire anyway. Iris and I joined forces with them on that site.

Dierdre and Gabriel wanted to get on with their exciting and fulfilling real lives, so Iris and I carry the WTC torch here at this spinoff site. We're like "Frasier" to WTC's "Cheers." Or something like that.

Many people have slept with Jeordie White, I'm told, but it was neither Iris nor me. We're married women! Sheesh.

Isabel said...

I did get that you hadn't slept with jeordie

Iris said...

Maise SHUT UP! I want to hear the deeper details our Anonymous friend has. Clearly my memory is a little foggy and I can't remember what or who I've done. lol

maise said...

Oh, well, I guess I can only speak for ONE of us then...

Bring on the "deeper details"!

Iris said...

Well up until this point I thought I had an untarnished wedding ring so if I am sleeping with rock stars I'd just like Anonymous to let me know who and how many times because nobody knows my business like Anonymous does.

JR said...

Iris, I saw you leaving the Chateau Marmont with Zac Efron. You met up with Maise at Mr. Chow, who was there drinking Mai Tais with Lindsay Lohan and Heidi and Spencer. I was all like, whaaaat?

And the answer to your question about how to introduce Places Parallel to Trent in your 2.5 seconds is easy: T-SHIRT.

maise said...

Yes, but what if Trent HATES us, and the t-shirt would allow him to recognize us from a distance and run away?

Also, good job, NIN fans! They've sold out of VIP packages in the US and have raised more than $850,000 for Eric!

Anonymous said...

OMG. I thought you women were crazy not to see through Trent, but now one of you has slept w/Jeordie?!?
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Isabel said...

I love the way the anonymii are all 'you're crazy' to maise and iris yet are probably the sort of people who have a million posts on nin.com

Iris said...

Hey, I'm just happy they when the get the "you're vs. your" thing right.

And Zac Efron, JR? Really? Dammit I thought I had better taste. Couldn't I be with Robert Pattinson? I know he was one of the Harry Potter kids which makes me feel like a pervy old lady for lusting after him but hey if what Anonymous says I've done is true, then my pervyness obviously knows no bounds.

maise said...

Well, at least Anonymous didn't tell us we slept with Marilyn Manson.

Anonymous said...

ewe! Which one of you slept with Jeordie and why? Now PP has become gross too, just like Trent, ETS and NIN.com. yuk. You should write a review about your night with Jeordie and a review of the NIN/JA tour since it keeps getting really bad reviews. Trent's going out bloated, fat, and crazy. Tsk**Tsk**

maise said...

Ewe? Baaaaa....

Anonymous doesn't have the best "reading comprehension" skills, I take it.

Isabel said...

Trent is spending so much time feeding trolls on twitter he won't respond to a reasonable request of how can we donate and get $300 meet & greets in Europe when the website only lets you do the $10 donation - get it sorted out FFS

JR said...

The timing would be ripe for a WTC comeback, since this upset in the NIN-iverse has driven a bunch of the smarty-pants fans over here.

Anonymous said...

Lot's of people in the NIN camp point to pudgey Maise as the one who did the deed w/Jeordie.

Now that Trent is pudgey, maybe Maise can do him too and blog about it. Puddin' pop.

Isabel said...

If I were Trent I wouldn't be too insulted by people calling MQ a ladyboy, as lets face it, the average ladyboy is way prettier than most of the women doing the name-calling (and i include myself here although I'm not doing the name-calling). JR I'd reconsider using the term smarty-pants and nin fan in the same sentence

Isabel said...

Anonymous - I take it you resemble either Claudia Schiffer or Johnny Depp depending on your sex?

maise said...

I don't have time to deal with Anonymi libel...I've got my "pudgey" ass to the soundcheck today!

Iris said...

Okay so I'm not going to give anything away but this has been the best fucking show I've EVER been to!!! Like EVER! Will be posting as soon as we're able.

Isabel said...

Just read in nin.com they played The Way Out is Through, I hope they play that at the O2 in July - also Metal, the cover.
Did you get a hug from Trent???

Iris said...

Yes that's the name of that song. Could not think of it for the life of me last night. I could see the commercial from AATCHB or whatever DVD that was featured on where it's just a close up shot of Trent's lower face and neck. But yeah, we got that, "Metal," and "I'm Afraid of Americans". All in all it was a pretty solid setlist.

That's all you're getting out of me for now. The rest will be in Maise's review coming "soon" and I'll be bringing up the rear with the audio/visuals when I get a chance to sort them.

Isabel said...

I hope this isn't Trent's version of the word 'soon'

maise said...

Well, considering the fact that I am now crippled, I'll probably have some time to devote to it this weekend...

Anonymous said...

i liked the old trent better.

Isabel said...

Maise - I just read that Billy Corgan is playing for New Order as a keyboard player in the UK.
http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Artists/N/New_Order/2001/05/23/748139.html

Maybe this will enable him to get some humility? Thought you might be interested as he is playing with them in North America too

Isabel said...

I don't want to harp on the whole MQ thing but with TR twittering that he and MQ are some gestalt genius, I wish she'd throw us some twitter bone that would betray this genius that noone else can see. None of her tweets are funny and mostly incomprehensible unless there's some LA humour going on that I don't get. I feel that one day we'll find out she's some android sent by Courtney Love to discredit Trent

Isabel said...

Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh, I should probably give her band a chance on youtube

maise said...

Now, now, Isabel. I don't want to delete you. Let's just try to avoid the MQ topic as much as possible, okay? I know the Twittering makes it difficult, but we want to maintain the high road here at PP.

Isabel said...

OK - I thought deletion might be an issue. seriously I wish they'd stop the unnecessary twits though

Isabel said...

they keep stopping and starting the twitter threads on nin.com and ETS as it just descends into, well, this! Anyway on better notes husband has just made me a banana sundae so I'm happy

maise said...

Yeah, I'm afraid that the Twittering is perpetuating the problem, but I'm just trying to keep my little corner of the internet tidy. ;)

Meanwhile, Billy Corgan playing for New Order? Poor New Order...

maise said...

Also, I'm currently working on a review of the soundcheck/meet and greet and will post when that's all written out and when Iris can give me some videos and pictures to post!