TA Xmas Sale, Chet Zar, Maynard Interview

Blair posted on Toolarmy last night that for the next two weeks, orders received via Toolarmy (no word if it also includes sales via Toolband) will be randomly selected to get an autographed photo of the band. Hopefully this applies to people waiting for their orders to be sent (ie- people who have already ordered the Platinum Lateralus Plaque). What you order is irrelevant, so feel free to order the smallest item from the site to be eligible. It was also mentioned that there may be some special items coming up in the weeks before Xmas, mainly older collectibles and other discontinued merchandise.

Also mentioned today is that Chet Zar will be signing copies of the book Spectrum 13 in Burbank of Sunday the 3rd of December. One of his paintings is featured within the book. The signing will be at Dark Delicacies found at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. More details can be found at their website.

I stumbled across this Maynard interview today, thanks to a tip from the guys at the Tool Hotline. Quite an interesting article, focusing on Maynard’s political views, and also talks about his relationship with the fans.

AVC: Given how many records Tool sells, do you feel your message just gets diluted anyway?

MJK: Oh, it’s going to get diluted. I tested the water with the political album A Perfect Circle did. [Until 2005, Keenen was pulling double-duty in A Perfect Circle; the political album was 2004’s covers EP eMOTIVe. —ed.] I didn’t even write those songs; I was just letting people hear what was said before me, the things that inspired me as a child, and things that were said during various turbulent times. And I was fucking crucified. If you go back and listen to that album and just forget that it’s covers, it’s a good album, but I was crucified because of its content, because there’s an army of little fucking brats out there just going into every little chat room, talking shit and undermining anybody who has anything to say. It’s like this insane, 1984/Big Brother infrastructure.

Hmmm, I have no problem with the political points eMotive was trying to make, I just though it was a pretty uninspired and boring album….

One final note, those of you who are Xbox 360 player should hookup with more for some Gears of War action. Here’s my gamertag:

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doors
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doors

Maynard pull that thumb out of your ass. You’re a mere mortal just like everyone else, because everything after Aenima is a testament of that. So please STFU…

Kel
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I agree, eMotive didn’t suffer from being political, it just suffered from being boring. Other than Annihilation and Passive, the album was really average.

I can see what Maynard is saying though, in these modern times of “you are with us or against us”, there are those who are going to badmouth the album to no end because they don’t like the message its presenting. Now if only RATM would get back together…

Panoply
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I think Passive sucks.

And… for the most part, I liked that album. Gimme Gimme Gimme, Lets Have a War, When the Levee Breaks, What’s Going On… etc.

I also think Pet sucks.

I remember when Eminem’s Encore came out, he said he would release three extra songs if Bush won the election. Somehow, that was supposed to keep Bush’s votes down…

Panoply
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Is Gears of War as badass as it looks?

pet4h
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pet4h

yes it is. It’ll keep me busy until halo 3.

Panoply
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I suck worse, I rock shit in TPSs, but always get rocked in FPS, specifically Halo. One of my buddies was offered money just to play it, like a wage, he was one of the champs for Canada. It was just stupid how good he was, and I think he turned me off of Halo for good.

Maybe if you’re still playing in a few months, I’ll come on and you can kick my ass. Or I can kick your ass at another style of game…

Panoply
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I’m more of a PS guy, I don’t even have a 360. If I do get one it’ll be in a few months though. Gonna get a Wii too, gonna go all out on this next gen.

mattw
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mattw

Ah I still remember the good ol’ days of playing Goldeneye on N64 or even Mario Kart on SNES – those were the days…

doors
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doors

Grown men buying consoles/games. WTF?!

Tick Tock Tick Tock.

You’re not getting any younger by wasting valuabel time and money on a kids computer games.

leave that to the 12 year olds.

rimb
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[quote post=”532″]Grown men buying consoles/games. WTF?!

Tick Tock Tick Tock.

You’re not getting any younger by wasting valuabel time and money on a kids computer games.

leave that to the 12 year olds.[/quote]

Yes, much better to be wasting “valuabel” time posting drivel on a blog….

Panoply
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‘Look at me! Look at me!’

Well, I have to defend PS3 here, FF exclusives and MGS4 and all. But really I think it comes down to what kind of games you like to play, not the system. Like Mario Party style games? Yoshi’s Island, The Sims kinda stuff? get a Nintendo. Like FPS? Sports? (help me out here…,) get an Xbox. And if you’re like me, you play PS because RPGs are your favourite. Espionage. TPS.

lachrymotion
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lachrymotion

Yo Hellboy, next time you’re online send me a message, and we can go to some Gears…it has taken over my life

Shervo
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Looks like your burnt and outvoted yet again Doors.

I would love to have the time to play more but with having kids and a mortgage it’s bloody hard to find the time. Just bough a PSP though and finding it to be quite fun.

Technology is great but really expensive to keep up with