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post #51 of 176
....sorry
post #52 of 176
I wish I could make it to Winnipeg. Enjoy it for me will you Torrance?
post #53 of 176
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Twoish weeks till Atlanta. I finally found someone to go with me, so I'm fucking hyped to go.
post #54 of 176
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I wish I could make it to Winnipeg. Enjoy it for me will you Torrance?
You have my word. Guaranteed I will enjoy it and make the most of it more than a large percentage of the rest of the crowd. Fear not, i will not let you down.
post #55 of 176
winnipeg show was awesome. crystal castles were amazing as well.

at the moment im in minnepolis, finding out that trent cancelled tomorrow's minneapolis show due to doctors orders. im sure he'll make it to lollapalooza the next day, however..

im so not bitter.
post #56 of 176
That's the other thing that pisses me off about not having a Montreal show. I really like Crystal Castles and missed the show they did a few weeks ago. Seeing them with NIN would have been great.

How's the tour? Is it like Beside You in Time?
post #57 of 176
It's a good show. The shiny drape from beside you in time is gone, but in its place is possibly the largest wall of lights both behind the band, in front of the band, and sometimes mixing with the band, pretty much ever.
Amazing stuff, though I can't express how weird it was to see the Ghosts stuff shoehorned in there. It's very odd to see Robin Finck play the recorder with a straight face, and Trent play a very large xylophone.
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post #59 of 176
Saw them at Lollapalooza, and it was fucking awesome. One of the best stage/light/visual shows I've ever witnessed, and the sound was on par with that.

I actually LOVED the Ghosts section of the set, and could've enjoyed a lot more of it.

The fact that the visual LED walls are INTERACTIVE is fucking insane. At one point (before Echoplex) Trent uses one of the LED walls as a drum machine.

Other than Tool and Radiohead, no other band puts this kind of effort in presenting its audience with such an incredible and over the top visual feast.
post #60 of 176
Fuuuuuck! I still have some hope that a Montreal show will be added but I better get at least a DVD out of this.
post #61 of 176
Well, put this one in the rumor mill, but it still sounds cool.

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The dystopian future imagined by Trent Reznor is synergy-friendly. Some have argued that it’s cliche. The savvy Nine Inch Nails frontman tells the LA Times that he recently met with HBO about adapting the themes of his Year One concept album (and cultish alternate reality game) into an ambitious sci-fi series…

“I just pitched it to HBO two weeks ago in L.A. It went great. Ideally, we’re trying to get them to do a two-year limited series. I prefer that over a film. We would have a second ARG tying into the second album and ties into the series and they all happen together with a budget needed to pull that all off. There would be a tour down the road. The record completes the story, the ending that no one knows. I know what happens. I knew when I started it. And it’s not what people think. “

Full article HERE
Wow, I really hope this happens, even though it seems unlikely.

Edit: Missed Justins post. My bad.
post #62 of 176
The Year Zero show has been rumored for a while now and I'm still intrigued, particularly if Reznor wanted to write new music for the show. Though really unless you get HBO at the dorms I wouldn't see it anyways.
post #63 of 176
There were enough kooky ideas in the concept to make it interesting. I think they would need a decent writer to really flesh it out and ground it with decent characters.

From what I read about the ARG it (possibly) involved corrupt governments, terrorism, nuclear attacks, time travel, aliens/god and the end of the world. Sounds like fun!
post #64 of 176
Get Lynch to do it. Not that he'd have any interest, most likely, but still.
post #65 of 176
Whats Mark Romanek doing these days?
post #66 of 176
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Originally Posted by Nexus-7 View Post
Get Lynch to do it. Not that he'd have any interest, most likely, but still.

Well... he DID get Reznor to do some music for Lost Highway, no?
post #67 of 176
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Saw them at Lollapalooza, and it was fucking awesome. One of the best stage/light/visual shows I've ever witnessed, and the sound was on par with that.

I actually LOVED the Ghosts section of the set, and could've enjoyed a lot more of it.

The fact that the visual LED walls are INTERACTIVE is fucking insane. At one point (before Echoplex) Trent uses one of the LED walls as a drum machine.

Other than Tool and Radiohead, no other band puts this kind of effort in presenting its audience with such an incredible and over the top visual feast.
Word. For whatever reason, I wasn't sure they would put on a good live show, but I was fucking blown away. I had no idea Trent's throat was giving him problems until he started talking between songs.
post #68 of 176
My Worcester show got delayed until November 9, oh well. Trent's voice will be better, and the band is usually better near the end of a tour.
post #69 of 176
New dates added. Montreal on november 12!
post #70 of 176
I've been revisiting Ghosts I-IV a bit recently, and this album is probably the very definition of a "grower" for me. There're some really interesting ideas and soundscapes going on here.

Hopefully Trent makes good on his tease regarding future volumes of Ghosts albums.
post #71 of 176
Ghosts is a fucking incredible record, and I too hope that there are more to follow.

That being said, sometimes Reznor gets too carried away with the glitches and beats and it just becomes a mess. The more ambient stuff is incredible though... I just wish that those tracks droned on a little more, like those two tracks from THE SLIP.
post #72 of 176
This is funny:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltranda...7606864141506/

I read it was suppossed to be intentional but I don't know for sure.
post #73 of 176
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This is funny:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltranda...7606864141506/

I read it was suppossed to be intentional but I don't know for sure.
I have no doubt it's intentional, but it's still a funny photo.

*edit- Someone in the comments posted a YouTube video that shows the blue screen of death mixed in with the static during the gabber/noise meltdown from "the Great Destroyer". Fitting. It's in the first few moments of the vid before the screen goes black. Blink and you'll miss it.
post #74 of 176
Wired has a pretty cool article about the light show with a video showcasing some of it.

Edit: That video is really cool. The footage is good enough it looks like clips from a possible upcoming DVD.
post #75 of 176
Wow that looks fantastic. I especially liked Vessel with the big splashes and static on the back screen in time with the music.

The band looks now to be very multi instrament. Looks like a double bass or some large stinged instrament in Piggy.

I doubt they'll be back to Australia for a while, but I'll be looking forward to a tour DVD.

Holy crap, I just saw that bit where he 'cleans' the screen with flashlight.
post #76 of 176
Here's a video of "Echoplex" from the show I saw. Love the interactive drum-machine intro.
post #77 of 176
First up, here's a good article.

Nine Inch Nails: The First Open-Source Band?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/15660...urce_band.html

It seems for some stupid legal reason Trent couldn't make a tour DVD, so he's 'teamed' up with some fans and just released 400 gig (!) of concert footage
post #78 of 176
Say what you will if you're not a fan of his music, but Trent's decision to not only release his last album not only as a free download, but with a license for fans to use it in non-profit settings like websites, podcasts, student films etc., is incredible. Fuck you, Prince.
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you were at the minneapolis show too? hell of a make up show. i was the dude who trent ended up getting annoyed with while he was giving his apology towards the end.

i honestly wish i had a hard drive with that much space, because i would download all of it. damn.
post #81 of 176
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you were at the minneapolis show too? hell of a make up show. i was the dude who trent ended up getting annoyed with while he was giving his apology towards the end.

i honestly wish i had a hard drive with that much space, because i would download all of it. damn.
Yeah it was. It was well worth the wait. (I actually went to Minn. on the original day of the concert, only to find out it was postponed. Man, was I pissed.)

I seem to remember him getting annoyed at something, but cant really remember. What was the incident?
post #82 of 176
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Yeah it was. It was well worth the wait. (I actually went to Minn. on the original day of the concert, only to find out it was postponed. Man, was I pissed.)

I seem to remember him getting annoyed at something, but cant really remember. What was the incident?
hell, i was there too. i wasnt so much pissed as i threw up my hands, smiled, and said out loud "figures". needless to say i grabbed the only "postponed" poster on the outside of the target centre...

.. and brought it to the show. and held it up during his apology (i was to his left, at the railing)...

and.. well.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0L8siNWr8&fmt=18 (starts about 00:16)
post #83 of 176
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Originally Posted by Jacktorrance1 View Post
hell, i was there too. i wasnt so much pissed as i threw up my hands, smiled, and said out loud "figures". needless to say i grabbed the only "postponed" poster on the outside of the target centre...

.. and brought it to the show. and held it up during his apology (i was to his left, at the railing)...

and.. well.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0L8siNWr8&fmt=18 (starts about 00:16)
Wow. Thats really close to the stage. I wanted seats a little ways from the stage so i can see the whole thing. The only problem i had with the seating was the people behind(or above, the next row was almost above my head while sitting down) me. I dont know where they got all that beer from, but most of it ended up on my head (at least I hope it was beer).
post #84 of 176
Finally saw the fan produced DVD for THe Downward Spiral live. Holy shit what a concert. Trent gave it his all and the music is still phenomenal.
post #85 of 176
Thread Starter 
Despite NIN's "hiatus," Trent's been tweeting pictures of himself in the studio and on ProTools lately. It's obvious he's up to something. A new batch Ghosts maybe?
post #86 of 176
No, it's not Ghosts, yesterday's picture has him behind a mic.
post #87 of 176
I'm still so confused why that man's not scoring films yet.
post #88 of 176
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I'm still so confused why that man's not scoring films yet.
I read an interview a month or so ago where he said he'd consider it based on the film.
post #89 of 176
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Despite NIN's "hiatus," Trent's been tweeting pictures of himself in the studio and on ProTools lately. It's obvious he's up to something. A new batch Ghosts maybe?
I thought NIN was just taking a touring hiatus.
post #90 of 176
Yeah, two projects for this year as I recall. One NIN, one something else. Said no more touring, but it's hard to believe.

I'm hoping for more Ghosts too. Been playing Fallout 3 with that as the music and it's pretty great.

And ditto Justin's comment.
post #91 of 176
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I thought NIN was just taking a touring hiatus.
Never figured NIN was gone for good, but this made it seem like it would be gone longer than it has been. Not complaining though- I'll take more anytime.
post #92 of 176
I first saw NIN when Renn was 3.
post #93 of 176
I'm glad I got to see NIN on that Mini-palooza tour with JA all the more now that I read that - Trent Reznor says he wants 'to make NIN disappear' They put on a great show in ATL.
post #94 of 176
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I first saw NIN when Renn was 3.
The first time I saw NIN, Reznor walked off stage in a huff. The second time I saw NIN, I got my front tooth broken.

Despite this, I've still seen them way too many damn times.
post #95 of 176
Trent's got a lot of talent. He's also turning 45 and married, so he can't keep singing Closer forever without it becoming a bit embarressing.

His wife is in some band, so perhaps he's helping her out with something. As for the NIN project, one photo had a song list with 12 titles on it. So probably not another set of Ghosts.

I hope he does keep at it for a while. I don't know many other artists that can do this sort of heavy-ish, dramatic and textured type of sound. (The term industrial doesn't even seem to fit NIN anymore. It applies more to those bands that tried to imitate Broken, rather than what Trent does)
post #96 of 176
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I'm still so confused why that man's not scoring films yet.
This...I make movies in my head every day listening to Trent's music.
post #97 of 176
He's retired from touring. As he said: for now.

In 2009 NIN will re-release The Fragile and he's working on some new music and quite probably a video game guessing from the hints and subjects he's been saying in interviews.

He's still also working on the Year Zero TV series with HBO.
post #98 of 176
I saw NIN for the first and last time during the Lights in the Sky Tour when they were at Lexington, Kentucky. It also happened to be the first concert I had ever went to, so it was one helluva an experience.

After the encore started with Echoplex, this girl in a dress managed to get past security, jump up on the stage, and dance next to Trent for a second or two before being dragged off.
post #99 of 176
I've seen them twice, and the first time was one of my favorite concert experiences, if not the favorite. NIN at what I consider their peak(tDS era), the Jim Rose Circus, and a very hungry pre-"Sweet Dreams" Manson. Such a good show.
post #100 of 176
The dude is obviously a completely different person now than he was when he wrote any of his relevant songs. Considering how deeply personal and passionate he was about those songs at one time and now, quite clearly isn't. He's doing us all a favor by not singing them live anymore. Seeing him perform songs like these as a married 45 year old is just really good karaoke at this point anyway.

As for him scoring films, I think it's the way for him to go. Lyrically, he's been pretty bankrupt for more than a decade. He'd be better served sticking to instrumental shit from now on.
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