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johnr1311 wrote:by they way.... its a silver coleman.
Just making sure you were paying attention. :wink:
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I figured that
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new Puscifer EP Nov 10th...

not sure about the 12th...
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dangerboy wrote:i think he thinks we think more about what he thinks than we actually think of what he thinks
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Wow.. that does look great. Looks funny too. Makes me want to open my bottle of Judith.
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Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:59 am

greasy wrote:its in there, there is something. only problem is, blair has posted the anagram meanings far and few between amongst many newsletters. he just loves drymounting with us. dammit blair, just allow the band to take our drymounting money, you dont have to make it THIS difficult.

so, we wait until next month, when the 12th will probably come and go without a word from blair until the december newsletter where he will apologize for not posting anything on the 12th of november, and never mention it again. i sure as hell wouldnt be surprised.
so its been a month since something was supposed to happen.....all we get is re-launched TA which is exactly the same as the old TA, except we cant post anything. yay!
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:24 pm

new newsletter

While walking out of my local post office the other day, I heard a voice behind me shout, “Hold the door open!” Turning around I recognized none other than a smiling Evil Joe Barresi. “What’s going on, he asked? “Not much, just paying the $0.02 that I owed on my AMEX.” (Not to worry, I’ve a brass Zambini coin box for just such emergencies.) “So I hear that they’re back at”, the evil one laughed. Assuming that he was talking about a certain band, I mumbled some old forgotten words – probably just nonsensical gobbledygook from the Ephesia Grammata (or was it the Latin phrase Indocilis privata loqui?), before replying that “yes, indeed, the… process has begun in earnest.” “I heard a few riffs”, he then revealed as we stood in the sunny parking lot. “I haven’t”, I said in a low voice, “but I helped with the banishing rites, not to mention consecrating a few talismans so that the space was primed for the extraordinary.” Without offering so much as a piece of tamale bubblegum, Neptunian zazar, or even a mini Chick-O-Stick, he shook my hand and we said our goodbyes… knowing fully well that it was dangerous to be discussing such things, especially in a public place and in broad daylight… Crack Cronk Crooky!, the conjuring of parrots…
During our little talk, I forgot to tell Joe that I was also over at the loft signing books with Danny the day that they first got together. Assuming that they’d wouldn’t launch right into any ungraspable rhythmic feats, but would instead spend the afternoon getting to know each other again by going through the old set list, I left once the purple pen gave out (if not out of ink, then out of scintillations). However, before leaving, I did notice a few new additions. Next to a plethora of stompboxes that belonged to Adam was an ultra rare circa 1970s Maestro multi-effects box. The grand thing with a Sample & Hold feature that was designed in part by Bob Oberheim. Wow! Seeing it, I was thinking about what Al Dimeola had done with one all those years ago. I wondered what AJ might use it for… if anything (knowing he liked to place decoy multi-effects boxes in the room to fool people). And then there were several gamelan percussion instruments that Danny had found in some Indonesian treasure box. And, “Jesus Christ”, what was that? A water-gong! (that’s gong, with a “g.”). What the hell is he going to do with that?.. Thinking that I’d probably seen too much, I left… but not before hearing what sounded like the opening riffs to a heavy cover of Jimmy Durante’s “Inka Dinka Doo,” Sheer genius. Pyrzqxgl!..

Q & A TIME:

Seeing how we still get lots of email asking about the same subjects, let’s see if we can put a few things to rest:

Q: “What was the elusive cover that I heard about on the last mini-tour?”

A: Although I don’t know the name of the song (because I’m not that familiar with the band), it was a tune by THE GOD MACHINE. Having played it at one of the ‘dress rehearsals’ that I attended, it was later decided by the band not to perform it during the tour. The reason might have had something to do with the untimely death of the band’s bass guitarist, Jimmy Fernandez, who was a friend of Justin’s. A lot of people thought that the cover might have been a short version of Pink Floyd’s “On the Run”, but this mistake undoubtedly was due to a similar sounding patch/sequence on Danny’s EMS Synthi AKS.

Q: “Who is the voice of the doctor on “Blame Hofmann?”

A: The voice over of “Doctor Watson” was done by the band’s manager, Pete Riedling.

Q: “What’s this big thing we keep hearing about?”

A: The so-called “Big Thing” began after I hinted at possible new Tool websites. Having attended many dozen meetings about these sites, and having been involved in the design process for one of them, I believe eventually there will be major changes. As to when, your guess is as good as mine (well, almost).

Q: “What is the meaning of the upside down “Tree of Life” on the cover of Salival?”

A: With regards to the reversed Tree of Life diagram on the “Salival” box-set, CHAOS can be transformed to ‘COSMOS’ once the 10th sephirah (Malkuth) is tipped (inertia being the key) to its correct ‘Pre-Fall’ position at the vacancy of the both existing and non-existing 11th sephirah, DAATH (the so-called false sephirah, which represents “knowledge.”). This creates the IRREVERSIBLE perfected Tree. However, when we realize that Malkuth is also known as The Gate of Tears”, and even greater occult SECRET is revealed.

Q: “What is this puzzle in the artwork of 10,000 Days?”

A: Once somebody solves it, I’ll let you know. I didn’t think it was that difficult, but evidently it is. Either that or no one believes that there really is a puzzle and, hence, aren’t attempting to solve it.

Q: “What’s the voice on “Mantra?”

A: As I said years ago, it’s Maynard’s Siamese cat. Others continue to think that it’s a guitar effect by Adam, or Danny growling through a tube along with an Oberheim going through a vocoder, but put your money on a Siamese cat.

Q: “What does the Tool Army symbol mean?”

A: Although I’d rather not comment on that at this time, the alchemical praxis ingeniously concealed/revealed in a film by Alejandro Jodorowsky might hold a clue.

In more recent email, people are asking if the band received any royalties from “Parabola” being played for the orbit crew (specifically for astronaut Bob Behnken) of the space shuttle mission to the international space station (as NASA noted on Twitter)? Well, I don’t know about that, but the funny thing is that not many people know that when it came to Tool’s last record contract, when they saw in the fine print that the company maintained certain rights throughout the universe, negotiations were halted and lawyers on both sides called in because the band wanted the rights to their music on the planet Mars. When I was first told of this way back when, I thought it was funny, but that the only thing to come out of it was that they’d being paying the lawyers more fees for their services (who I could just see laughing while out playing 18 holes). Well, now it appears that maybe it was a good decision on the Tool’s part. Wouldn’t that be funny!

HAPPY TRAILS

BLAIR
JUSTIN
DANNY
MAYNARD
ADAM
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:22 pm

Short version: The band is working on new material. :rockin:
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Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:45 pm

from a tool email group i signed up for eons ago....


As you all probably know, rumours are flying hi and lo regarding the
next Tool album. Various sources, including band members, have added to
the usual confusion regarding song writing, track listing and release
date. For your amusement I've collected some of the sparse
information/misinformation I've stumbled upon lately:

From: http://www.fourtheye.net/tool-album-5/

Facts
.Blair on Toolarmy - Adam and Justin started playing what I BELIEVE was
part of a new Tool arrangement (NOT to be played on this tour), with
what little I heard being somewhat reminiscent of "Wings", having some
fairly complex chord progressions.
.Adam at Doctors Without Border fundraiser - we are in the finishing
aspects of the writing process for the new album.
.Danny mentions in a short Youtube interview (see 1:20) that they might
start writing soon, but aren't rushing things.
.February 2010 Newsletter revealed that writing has commenced.
.March 2010 Newsletter revealed that writing was still happening three
days a week.

Rumours/Speculation
.Recording for the album will most likely be in mid 2010
.Expect a release somewhere in late 2010 or early 2011
.A post on Toolshed suggests that "Lots of rumours are being posted
online about a new Tool record, but it is important to remember that in
years past, there have always been interviews with band members saying
"we're writing some new music", often more than a year before an album
gets released. For what it's worth, a recent conversation I had with one
of them left me feeling that it might be a little while yet". From
memory Kabir at Toolshed has mentioned he speaks with Maynard
semi-regularly.
.February 2010 Newsletter suggested that Joe Baressi might be involved
again.

From: blabbermouth, feb. 14th

TOOL front man Maynard James Keenan has told MTV.com that the band will
soon be reconvening to start kicking around song ideas for the group's
fifth studio album.

"We're going to start writing the new TOOL record right away," he said.

Keenan didn't say when he expected the band to start tracking the
effort, when it might be ready for release or what it might sound like.
But with TOOL's touring schedule wide open for the foreseeable future,
he said it's time for the band to buckle down.

From: ???

Justin: 'We have loads of stuff that we didn't use on the last album.
There's a big stockpile of things that we haven't really created into
songs yet so there's lots to do. I'm sure if everyone is still good at
the end of this and we don't damage ourselves too much then I'm sure
there'll be another album, but I can't say when.

Early track list (insert smiley with eyes rolling)

Album title: Omega, release October 2010
1: Sleep (intro, instrumental)
2: Old World order (determined single, april 2010)
3: Blue
4: The Jungle
5: Eye Of The Sun (instrumental)
6: The Stars Are Not Above You
7: Fierce
8: Ice
9: Earth Trek (instrumental)
10: Introverted, Deux, Extroverted
11: Vana Mandira (outro, instrumental)


Feel free to add to this rumours-thread if you have any news, be it
trustworthy or not. Often, the smokescreen is cooler than the thing it's
hiding so go ahead, post!
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Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:03 pm

As long as they're working on it, that's all I need to hear. Tool is one of those bands where I don't believe it's out until I have it in my hands.... and I've come to accept that.
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Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:14 pm

posted on the toolarmy site yesterday:

"TOOL SUMMER TOUR DATES

We can now confirm 2 Tool shows in Canada:
REXALL PLACE
EDMONTON
WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

GENERAL MOTORS PLACE
VANCOUVER BC
FRIDAY, JULY 9th

TICKETS ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 30 AT 10:00 AM

MORE CONFIRMED DATES WILL GO ON SALE MAY 8th. STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL CITIES."

a few other dates were posted earlier, but later removed.
June 19 UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
June 20 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
June 23 Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:48 am

Hope they make another appearance in Hawaii: they rocked both nights last time
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Sun May 02, 2010 10:45 pm

drymount YES!!!!!


TOOL SUMMER TOUR HEADS UP

I'm hoping to have a list of tour dates this Monday (MAY 3rd), though perhaps you'll hear some special announcements on your local radio station first.
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Winnipeg July 4th.

For all the Manitoba members on EB.
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Tue May 04, 2010 10:42 am

From toolband.com
TOOL SUMMER TOUR DATES

Other than the Canada dates already posted, tickets go on sale May 8th.
Sat 6/19 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Arena
Sun 6/20 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Tues 6/22 - Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
Wed 6/23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Arena
Fri 6/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Sat 6/26 - St. Charles, MO @ Family Arena
Thur 7/1 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center
Sun 7/4 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Mon 7/5 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Wed 7/7 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Fri 7/9 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
Mon 7/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
Long Live THC

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