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inDEED posted by Xaq Rothman at 21:12     
Sometimes MTV isn't ALL bad...
ESPECIALLY when it brings you TOOL NEWS!!! A few samples:
"For months, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor have been jamming together, and they've already got the framework for 10 to 12 new songs."
"Tool will continue to write as a trio until mid-June, when Keenan finishes touring with A Perfect Circle. Then they'll work through the songs with their singer for another two or three months before hitting the studio, Carey said. While it's too early to get an overall read on the new songs, Carey described the material as heavier and more intense than the group's last disc, 2001's Lateralus.

'There seems to be a little more brute force going on in the music, rather than being lighter and more intricate like some of the stuff on the last record,' Carey said. 'It still has quirky time changes, but so far we've been working on really heavy stuff.'"
If I have one complaint about Tool's music (which I actually don't), it's the lack for the most part of just pure thrashing. But apperantly it's been changed for me...and MORE intense?! You can get MORE intense than Lateralus? Anyway...
In addition to rehearsing new songs from noon to 4 p.m. every day, Tool-minus-Maynard have also been putting together a DVD of footage from the Lateralus tour, which they plan to release this summer.
I think that will make for PRIME weekend of doom fuel.

Anyway, so that is extremely exciting. In other news, I'm still really bad at updating. Perhaps there will be time after homework...

Edit [4.27.04, 13:48]: Way to be optimistic, Adam. C'mon, dude, it's TOOL. But you are right AEnima was heavier, but i'm thinking it's a different kind of heavy they mean. They evolve, that's why it's called progressive.
posted by Xaq Rothman at 19:21     
Look, mommy!
posted by Xaq Rothman at 04:22     

No literate art for me...not by tomorrow...
posted by Xaq Rothman at 23:41     
Oops, I failed. But when I get home today, post in full I shall. Actually probably not, seeing as how I have LITERATE ART to create. I have almost finished reading The Grapes of Wrath (I'll be done by 7th period...or else), and my final project is to create an ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION of it. With no guidelines other than it has to show that I spent a "significant amount of time" on it. I think Ms. Fleischaker is a good teacher, but her final projects anger me. Anyway, it appears I have time to write, so I will do that.

--- Saturday, February 14, 2004: OK, so, more than two months ago, Valentines Day, Lizzi, Sebi, Crystal, and I took a trip to the Mall. I had a big bag of those conversation hearts, so we were never lacking in sugar. We went to the Hirshhorn museum and there was an exhibit by this guy named Douglas Gordon and it was so weird and cool and I meant to go back alone but I never did...perhaps it is still there. Anyway, we also went to the National Gallery, and looked at old stuff because Sebi wanted to. Some of it was really good (duh) and some was boring. Lizzi and I talked about William Blake and cinematic serial killers. I got a pin from a vendor guy on the Mall and he asked "Where are you folks from?" and I said "Right here," and I was wearing a baseball shirt (the kind that says TAKOMA PARK right there on the front) and he says "Ah, I see, the People's Republic of Takoma Park," and I thought that was funny. Then on the way to the Metro, Lizzi and I climbed a tree and Sebi and Crystal freaked out and disowned us because it's illegal. But fun. Once back at Takoma Metro, Sebi parted with us and Crystal, Lizzi and I walked to my house, where I gave Crystal popcorn. Then we got a ride to Bethesda from Alex's mom to see 50 First Dates with many people. It wasn't very good. Then we went to McDonalds and had a stairs VS escalator race and metro-ed back. The end!

The following Sunday was similarly awesome, but there is no time to say it, for class is over. Next time...
posted by Xaq Rothman at 08:57     
false promise?
Starting this afternoon, I will try to post everday, AND, everyday I post, I will also write about a day that had happened in the awesome last 2 months or so. Eventually I will be done.
posted by Xaq Rothman at 08:53     

Somebody stole my CD player. I am feeling rebellious, so I will do a QUIZ. /Survey thing. Whatever.

10 Bands You've Been Listening to Lately
10) Incubus (it was in my CD player...)
9) Tenacious D
8) Primus
7) Tool
6) Queens of the Stone Age
4) Aeris...yeah
3) Audioslave
2) King Crimson
1) Rage Against the Machine

9 Things You're Looking Forward to
9) this weekend! (dessert theater, and our next concert!)
8) friday
7) summer: family reunion, bass workshop at Berklee, El Salvador
6) lunch
5) lizzi's and mine whole day together
4) lack of school of any kind
3) sleep everynight
2) rocking out
1) senior year

8 Things You Like to Wear
8) Lake Woebegone t-shirt
7) Branches Etc. softball t-shirt
6) THE BACCHAE t-shirt (?)
5) the rainbow-y plaid
4) the blue shirt i have on now
3) non-offensive un-washed for a week pants
2) bass guitar
1) food

7 Things that Annoy You
7) thievers
6) people who steal things
5) the illogic of reality that the things good for us should be the things hardest to do
4) being annoyed
3) lack of sleep
2) hopelessness
1) evil

6 Things You Touch Everyday
5) fridge
4) various doorknobs
3) a family member
2) more food
1) your children, and i think i've been touched by them too

5 Things You Do Everyday
4) think "school sucks"
3) eat
2) think about the ones i love
1) create

4 People You Want to Spend More Time with
4) jeff + alex + louis
3) everyone in the band
2) lizzi
1) people i haven't seen in so long i can't even remember who they are

3 Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
3) Fight Club
2) The Wall
1) The Matrix

2 of Your Favorite Songs @ the Moment
2) Sick, Sad Little World - Incubus
1) Ænema - Tool

1 Person You Would Spend the Rest of Your Live with
1) someone lovely

Who was the last person.......
[1] You touched? lizzi
[2] You talked to? Ms. McManus
[3] You hugged? lizzi
[4] You instant messaged? ...not sure... katie or jeff?
[5] You kissed? lizzi
[6] You yelled at? i don't remember. the last time i remeber yelling was when someone ate half my easter candy and wouldn't own up
[7] You laughed with? really really laughed? katie and leslie
[8] You had a crush on? hmmm...lizzi?

Name four drinks you regularly drink:
[1] milk
[2] water
[3] orange juice
[4] box juice

Name four random facts about yourself:
[1] suddenly i am libertarian
[2] i share a birthday with bill clinton
[3] i don't think i will be able to get into the college i want
[4] i like cheddar cheese

Name four random facts about your family:
[1] my sister dyed her hair back to a normal color
[2] my mom used to be a dancer and now she's a midwife
[3] my dad is about to join Actor's Equity
[4] my brother likes legos

Have you ever........
[1] Fallen for a friend? of course
[2] Made out with JUST a friend? no
[3] Been rejected? yes
[4] Been in lust? yes
[5] Used someone? no, i take great pains not to do that
[6] Ever been used? i think so, but i don't care
[7] Cheated? no
[8] Been cheated on? no
[9] Done something you regret? of course not
[10] Can you list a few of them? no, thank you

Do you.......
[1] i did once
[2] Have tattoos? no
[3] Have Piercing(s)? nope
[4] Have a boy/girl friend? hmmm...ask the science department
[5] Floss daily? heh
[6] Like to groove to the music? indeed
[7] Think you are cultured? quite
[8] Like to drive fast? if i could drive at all, fast is how i would do it
[9] Believe in God or the Devil? god is in the radio
[10] Believe in The Closet Monster? i AM the closet monster

Miscellaneous Questions:
[1] What should you be doing right now? programming
[2] What are you listening to? klikykliky keyboard
[3] Can you do anything freakish with your body? eye lasers
[4] Chicken or fish? chickenfish
[5] Favorite Season? anythign that starts with s
[6] Is ice cream the best thing in the world? no
[7] What would your dream date be? rock concert and dance recital and fighting aliens and throwing pennys at people from the empire state building and lizzi
[8] Silver, gold or platinum? silver
[9] Candle lit dinner in a restaurant or at home? restaurant (i can't cook...)
[10] Roses or wild flowers? flowers! spring is like a flower!
[11] Silly or serious romance? both. that’s how you know it’s awesome. (gannett put it so well)
[12] What CD is in your CD player right now? A Crow Left of the Murder - Incubus, unless whoever stole it already changed it...
[13] Who was your favourite Spice Girl? Scary. she was...scary
[14] Favorite Disney Characters? captain jack sparrow. captain hook. pirates rule.
[15] Favorite fast food? McD's
[16] Favorite book(s)? Atlas Shrugged, His Dark Materials, ORSON, Harry Potter, more...[17] Favorite Sports teams? MARYLAND/redskins/orioles/i don't really care
[18] Favorite song? lateralus/parabol(a)/ænema - TOOL
[19] What room is your computer in? this one? 223. mine at home is in the COMPUTER room. wild, huh?
[20] What is your shoe size? 9-10?
[21] Happy or Scary movies? both
[22] What will you be when you grow up? ROCK
[23] Who do you consider your best friend? the weekend of doom crew
posted by Xaq Rothman at 08:23     
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"You were supposed to stand to attention." - 1984
posted by Xaq Rothman at 19:14     


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