Tool January 2019 Newsletter

Some were expecting the latest Tool newsletter from Blair would contain an announcement, and while technically it did, it probably wasn’t the one they are expecting! As has been reported before (I think), Danny has been working on a new book, and it will be out “soon”:

I am excited to announce that Danny’s new book Remember the Future is finally at the printers.  Over three years in the making, the coffee table-style glossy hardcover contains beautiful full color photos of nearly all of the vintage analog synthesizers in Danny’s impressive collection (many being museum quality), along with electronic percussion and related accessories.  The book also features articles by Danny, Chris Pitman, Blair MacKenzie Blake and synth historians Brian Kehew, Jack Dangers, Darrel Johansen and Peter Grenader.

Having just approved the soft proofs as the book’s editor (with some assistance by Greg ‘DailyGrail’ Taylor ), my best guess would be to look for the book (with the first edition limited to only 300 copies) in Danny’s webstore in a couple of weeks.  Should the printing and shipping process go faster (or if pre-sales are offered), I will be sure to give an update. 

https://www.toolband.com/news/458309/tool-newsletter-january-2019-e-v

Sounds interesting to me, I’ll consider grabbing a copy when they go on sale!

Hopefully we get another announcement in the not too distant future!

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Maynerd
Maynerd
1 year ago

Oh good god help us all.
Oy vey.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Because I made a quip which is Jewish in heritage ?

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  Maynerd
1 year ago

What I always find interesting is how if you had used a saying from a culture that it is permissible to criticize or attack, nothing would have been said.

Fucking scary.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  DRURY
1 year ago

Good point.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

I’m wondering if you are actually familiar with slang. Jewish slang is called ‘Yiddish’, ‘Oy Vey’ is not a curse word.
It is an exclamation indicating dismay.
It’s not a ‘controversial’ word in the Jewish language.
It’s similar to an English person saying ‘My goodness’.
Your outburst is bizarre, Hellboi.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Others are making negative comments yet you target me. Nice.

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  Maynerd
1 year ago

You can’t use logic and reason with PC police. Don’t bother. Everything to them is a reason to be offended and cry foul, even when your intent was not malicious at all. It is an extremely common phrase used by everyone.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

You know I love you, Hellboi 🙂

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

To be fair. My girlfriend is Jewish and I use Yiddish all the time.

Also. Maynard has just come out and said the album won’t be released in April.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
1 year ago

Blair is a complete idiot. It’s embarrassing for the band that he’s allowed to post on their website.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

He inserts himself into the newsletter about as much as he does tool. It’s disgusting. Anyone should be able to see that.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

This particular post rubs me the wrong way because he includes his name in the articles written by paragraph as though he’s not the one writing the newsletter as well. Or, as though his name brings some type of prestige to the project, which it doesn’t in the least.

We all check that site for tool news, not tool and idiot webmaster news. He’s like those people that act like celebrities because they have a twitter account. It’s just embarrassing to watch.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Perhaps. I’ve noticed past instances of this as well, though, at the moment I couldn’t give you a specific example.

I don’t think too many could disagree that someone else running the website would be best though.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

I just feel it’s time to refresh the entire thing. Try someone younger who has more social media experience. I don’t know, I enjoyed the blogs of 2006, teasing 10k Days, and I know he hasn’t really had anything to tease in the last thirteen years, but perhaps if there’s nothing to say it’s best to just say nothing.

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
Reply to  Lateralus987
1 year ago

That’s true. The band deserves a good deal of blame as well.

children
children
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

I think Blair is hilarious. That’s not to say I am able to understand most of what he says, but that’s kind of the point of what he does. His newsletters are meant to go way over the heads of 99.9 percent of people. The world is a mysterious place and Blair and Tool like to remind us of that and lead us down a path of discovery in our person lives, but at the same time it is a massive joke on the same people who complain about his “esoteric ramblings” and the “mystique” that Tool like to keep… Read more »

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

I disagree. Everyone I have spoken to about it hates Blair’s posts and think he should be replaced. So we are definitely not a vocal minority. Cooking from someone who managed record stores for 12 years and has worked with the public for 25 years. I talk everyone I can about tool, so I think I have a rough snapshot of the average person.

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
Reply to  faaip de oiad
1 year ago

My last statement want trying to bignote myself. Just offering another perspective.

I know you run a tool website, but only a specific subset of tool fans come here.

You seem a bit snappy today Matt, is everything ok? No sarcasm.

ahlaphus
ahlaphus
1 year ago

Blair is far from being an idiot. Try and decipher one of them older newsletters, mind-numbingly obnoxious sure, but written with a prose few can ‘read’ let alone comprehend. You’ll get the news on the album when the BAND sees fit, not Blair.

264zn
264zn
1 year ago

LOL great to see everyone is feeling pumped about the new book 😉

Stinkfist
Stinkfist
1 year ago

Saw this on Twitter today (and yes, it’s MJK’s official acct that responded):

@mjkeenan Is the rumors (sic) true about the new album dropping in April?

MJK’s response:
No.

bonzer5
bonzer5
Reply to  Stinkfist
1 year ago

So March? 😉

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
Reply to  Stinkfist
1 year ago

It’s a complete joke at this stage.

If this album is actually amazing and coherent, I will eat my hat.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  Stinkfist
1 year ago

I saw this as well… We’ll see.. It’s just a dumb question to ask the band at this point.

I think their inconsistent answers were meant to be a deterrent but clearly to the fans less in the know… They don’t fucking care.

Asking Danny Carey at NAMM when the new album is coming out and putting in on YouTube certainly got a lot of views I’m sure.

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Stinkfist
1 year ago

I’ll submit that Danny was telling the truth and then when it blew up and the media commented everywhere on it MJK cracked the shits perhaps something along the lines of “Everyone was supposed to keep quiet about it!”.
Kneejerk reaction from MJK, “Screw them, we’ll push it to May”.

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
Reply to  hellboy1975
1 year ago

Yeah this makes sense.

chonus
chonus
1 year ago

Just wanna chime in and say I’m on Team Blair. He is cool as shit, funny as hell, and a great writer I look forward to reading every month. Thanks and much appreciation to him. On the other side of things, what IS boring, repetitive, and annoying is all the constant bitching and moaning, whining, and criticism. Nobody gives a flying fvck how highly you esteem your nerdy know-it-all shit opinions. I hate reading that worthless diatribe each month (multiple times). You’d think Toolfans would be saying cool positive shit and making people laugh and making this a fun place.… Read more »

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  chonus
1 year ago

Don’t expect it to improve with new Tool music. People will inevitably bitch about them even more, sadly.

mfmeitbual
mfmeitbual
1 year ago

Fuck yeah! This looks cool.