Tool February 2012 Newsletter

Just to keep you all on your toes, Blair has posted the February Tool Newsletter for 2012. It doesn’t contain anything too exciting, but it does contain an apparent answer to the 10,000 Days puzzle.

Let the complaining commence!

Also, there’s a great photo of Justin!

Tool songwriting in progress...

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polarbear_15
polarbear_15
8 years ago

But, while many are celebrating in New Zealand, here I am suck at my desk working on the February newsletter.
Well at least he said it before anyone else could.

Nedak
Nedak
8 years ago

Why would he do this?

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
8 years ago

There is no puzzle. Seems as tenuous as ‘lateralus soundtracks matrix’ bollocks…

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
8 years ago

or thee infamous, say it with me ……LIVE D ah fuck it

Krazy
Krazy
8 years ago

Why do you suppose it is that some Tool fans are so negative?

He’s onto you guys.O_O

InFlamesOfBirchmen
InFlamesOfBirchmen
8 years ago

Wow, that was the first time I had read the entire newsletter top to bottom. Good stuff by Blair. I thought it was cool he addressed the fish rumors.

Mog
Mog
8 years ago

Actually enjoyed that newsletter. Less esoteric rambling and more to the point. Fairly obvious at this point that quite a bit of writing and arranging for the new album is going on. Good news indeed.
As for that neuroscientist *facepalm* Our best and brightest minds wasting time on non-existent Tool album puzzles.

in_the_blender
in_the_blender
8 years ago

I counter your facepalm with a double facepalm. Of course there’s no kabbalistic tie ins, Danny just likes drawing stars. I makes perfect sense.

Naattik
8 years ago

Spell check BMB, look into it. There I go being positively negative again.

Suck/Stuck, Four/For…

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
8 years ago

Sorry Blair for not knowing about roadie slang. Even though none of us are roadies, I suppose we all should have known what you were writing about. Next time, though, if you think of it while being suck to your desk, if you’re going to choose such a narrow audience for your “news”letter, let us know, hmm? That way we won’t jump to any conclusions; it’s what the fanbase usually does when there’s an obvious absence of actual “news” regarding TOOL.

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
8 years ago

Even if Tool didn’t intend for any of that, it’s still a cool interpretation. Everyone knows all the chakra nonsense is just that, nonsense.

Tyson
Tyson
8 years ago

Pretty close to what I thought was the “solution” to the 10,000 days puzzle.

Yawn.

Mog
Mog
8 years ago

in_the_blender – 5 minutes ago  » 
I counter your facepalm with a double facepalm. Of course there’s no kabbalistic tie ins, Danny just likes drawing stars. I makes perfect sense.

Triple facepalm counter…
Of course Danny loves him some occult nonsense.
Still no puzzles.
Furthermore, what in the hell is a neuroscientist doing rambling about chakras? A man of science should know better. Rambling about pseudo-spiritual absurdities. Go work on something important. Maybe work on curing a disease or two?

budsyralli
budsyralli
8 years ago

blair rips on a synth….no doubt

nudges710
8 years ago

so Hellboy… does this mean we can put an end to the “tool over soon” thread? its pretty depressing!!

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
8 years ago

that newsletter makes me wanna break someones ribs

in_the_blender
in_the_blender
8 years ago

Quadruple facepalm.

Refer to the template.

polarbear_15
polarbear_15
8 years ago

InFlamesOfBirchmen – 23 minutes ago  » 
I thought it was cool he addressed the fish rumors.

Do you really think he’d say, “Yeah, I was really talking about what mindless fish the fans are.”

Tyson
Tyson
8 years ago

ilikecheese – 1 minute ago  » 
that newsletter makes me wanna break someones ribs

feel free, 3 stories up should do it

Mog
Mog
8 years ago

in_the_blender – 54 seconds ago  » 
Quadruple facepalm.
Refer to the template.

10 Dimensional Facepalm. Stringpalm 😉

The Boss
8 years ago

There was a puzzle?

dickleiper
dickleiper
8 years ago

I’m still stunned he was even aware of Waitangi Day, let alone mention it in his post! Still does not make up for the fact they have not toured here for 10  years though! (75 min Festival set does not count)

Maybe this is a sign of things to come. After all they never came back in 2008 as they said they would.

Nedak
Nedak
8 years ago

Blair, if you read this you need to realize that you throw in so much cryptic meaning shit in your newsletters that it can be hard for fans to decipher what is, you trying to be deep and cryptic, and what is just you using common slang. “Feeding the fish” was a great example of this.

bigboy55693
bigboy55693
8 years ago

Mog – 40 minutes ago  » 
Furthermore, what in the hell is a neuroscientist doing rambling about chakras? A man of science should know better. Rambling about pseudo-spiritual absurdities. Go work on something important. Maybe work on curing a disease or two?

If an actual degreed neuroscientist took the time to write that out I would be surprised. It would be a -1 for science.
I am thinking its more likely Blair is using a pen name to disguise his normal crazy out there esoteric blabber that we are used to.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
InFlamesOfBirchmen
8 years ago

polarbear_15 – 1 hour ago  » 

InFlamesOfBirchmen – 23 minutes ago  » 
I thought it was cool he addressed the fish rumors.

Do you really think he’d say, “Yeah, I was really talking about what mindless fish the fans are.”

I’ve never really considered the Tool camp to be concerned about people’s feelings (see “Hooker With a Penis” and “Ticks and Leeches”) so yes, yes I do. They don’t exactly hide the hostility toward some fans.

deathletter
deathletter
8 years ago

Has any other tool fansite bitched about the fish posters being the fans, and it being the end of tool, ect? If not then I think they know of this site….

vuduuu
8 years ago

Why isn’t it linked hellboy.. we come here because TOOL’s websites suck remember! 😛

AtTheBottom
AtTheBottom
8 years ago

Excellent news…I actually enjoyed this newsletter!

st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
8 years ago

Some people should be kicked down a flight of stairs……….. not a random thought! Just a feeling. Speaking of feelings, I am stoked at the chance of our southern hemispherical type people!! Hope this has some fruition!!!
.)

The Boss
8 years ago

st1nkf1st – 8 minutes ago  » 
Some people should be kicked down a flight of stairs……….. not a random thought! Just a feeling. Speaking of feelings, I am stoked at the chance of our southern hemispherical type people!! Hope this has some fruition!!!
.)

The chance of what?

Oh, the surprise TOOL mini-tour? Yeah, that would be pretty cool.

Intension
Intension
8 years ago

I think its cool Blair has been obviously communicating with the bigger fans on Tool sites. Its too bad in the midst of an epic tour, and while the guys are working hard on writing, the roadies and the whole Tool camp seem to be busy, that a lot of weird negativity has been out there. Maybe people should have some respect and watch what they say? Im willing to bet its the people who bitch, and complain on the internet like children, that if they saw a band member, or blair, in person they would suck up a dick.… Read more »

st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
8 years ago

admin – 5 minutes ago  » 
I hope Tool tour purely for Mog’s reaction

fuck mog
.)
insert hahahaa

st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
8 years ago

crow011 – 9 minutes ago  » 

st1nkf1st – 8 minutes ago  » 
Some people should be kicked down a flight of stairs……….. not a random thought! Just a feeling. Speaking of feelings, I am stoked at the chance of our southern hemispherical type people!! Hope this has some fruition!!!
.)

The chance of what?
Oh, the surprise TOOL mini-tour? Yeah, that would be pretty cool.

YES!! Maybe you could get yer ass down that way

gnjasmkr
gnjasmkr
8 years ago

“Now where could i put a Puscifer logo on here?”

The Boss
8 years ago

st1nkf1st – 2 minutes ago  »  crow011 – 9 minutes ago  »  st1nkf1st – 8 minutes ago  »  Some people should be kicked down a flight of stairs……….. not a random thought! Just a feeling. Speaking of feelings, I am stoked at the chance of our southern hemispherical type people!! Hope this has some fruition!!! .) The chance of what? Oh, the surprise TOOL mini-tour? Yeah, that would be pretty cool. YES!! Maybe you could get yer ass down that way GET MY ASS DOWN ON WHAT?! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Goddamnit, dude – I’ve taught six-year-old… Read more »

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
8 years ago

InFlamesOfBirchmen – 44 minutes ago  »  polarbear_15 – 1 hour ago  »  InFlamesOfBirchmen – 23 minutes ago  »  I thought it was cool he addressed the fish rumors. Do you really think he’d say, “Yeah, I was really talking about what mindless fish the fans are.” I’ve never really considered the Tool camp to be concerned about people’s feelings (see “Hooker With a Penis” and “Ticks and Leeches”) so yes, yes I do. They don’t exactly hide the hostility toward some fans. I’ve always thought Ticks was about the plethora (what is a plethora?) of legal problems (lawyers, executives etc.)… Read more »

deathletter
deathletter
8 years ago

I read the “solution” of the 10k days puzzle and I have to ask why did Blair mention that the photos of the band members on the inside of the cd booklet and the poster that was sold during the 10k days tour as a clue to the solution? Since the solution is a map of the Tree of Life which is found in books, wouldn’t be better to give clues as to what books to read and not look at photos? Unless the photos mean go talk to Danny and he’ll tell you some books to read if you… Read more »

deathletter
deathletter
8 years ago

admin – 10 minutes ago  » 
lol:

Haha. Where did you find that?!

The Boss
8 years ago

deathletter – 1 minute ago  »  I read the “solution” of the 10k days puzzle and I have to ask why did Blair mention that the photos of the band members on the inside of the cd booklet and the poster that was sold during the 10k days tour as a clue to the solution? Since the solution is a map of the Tree of Life which is found in books, wouldn’t be better to give clues as to what books to read and not look at photos? Unless the photos mean go talk to Danny and he’ll tell you… Read more »

titlesaysitall
titlesaysitall
8 years ago

Best newsletter ever.