The Tool March 2013 newsletter has just been released on Toolband, and seems relatively fool free for now, unless of course you count the mention of the curveball. Maybe one day we’ll hear some solid news about it! Here’s Blair’s thoughts on the San Francisco show:
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
It should go without saying that I attended the San Francisco show. Here are some notes: Best hotel with psychedelic furnishings (Alice in Wonderland meets the Jetsons cartoon décor)? The Best Western Plus Americana on Mission and 7th. Best place to get a burrito? La Taqueria on Mission and 25th. Best place to see a homeless person lying in a puddle of urine with a laptop computer on their sleeping bag? On Mission Street walking to get a burrito. Best place to view a termite’s anatomy whist on ‘shrooms? The Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception at Pier 15/17. Best place to watch the five-alarm Mission Bay fire while sipping a $7.00 Budweiser? The View Lounge atop the Marriott Marquis. Best place to meet up with Danny and Adam to have some cocktails on the night before the first Tool show in S.F.? The Lounge in the Ritz Carlton on Nob Hill. Best place to puff on a thin cigar? Maybe at the charred remains of the apartment building under construction in Mission Bay, but probably NO WHERE in S.F., where even the homeless lying in their puddles of urine complained about the smoke. Best place to watch the Tool show? Standing by Junior at the Front of House… until some members of Metallica (?) came and stood right in front of me. Best place to get some sleep right after the first Tool show in S.F after having earlier walked from Mission and 7th to Mission and 25th to eat a burrito at 57 years of age? The comfortable bed at the Best Western Plus Americana (though there is a separate tax for comfort in S.F. and the nearby street people make noises like beshroomed mating hyenas until the wee hours).
Could it be that Metallica were there to help in some way with Between Supposed Brothers?
Heh, I had already forgotten the random Metallica name drop. I didn’t get any April Fool’s vibe from it either. (Long running curve ball gag aside) Also, I guess it bears mentioning that the pic included is of a huge apartment fire that happened while they were in Houston.
At least I think it is!
Houston? Do you see that the ocean is in the background? That has to be San Francisco.
I know this because i happened to see the same cloud of smoke rising up from the building on the day of the first show.
Kind of funny that they took a picture of it…
Yeah, that’s definitely not Houston. Did you guys watch the video of the construction worker being saved by a firefighter on one of the big ladder trucks? He jumped down from one balcony to another and was removed from it moments before the top floor collapsed outwards.