24 July, 2014 (08:53am)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALOKE!

Celebrating tabla master ALOKE DUTTA'S birthday at Danny's with homemade vindaloo, daal, and C333s.

Photo by BMB



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23 July, 2014 (09:57am)
DOG DAYS

With the "DOG DAYS" of summer (associated with the helical rising of Sirius) now upon us, doesn't a refreshing "BABALON RISING" sound good! That or a "CHORONZON 333" (in moderation). I'll be serving one of these beastly concoctions tonight during our traditional "Vindaloo" feast at the Carey manse (after the writing session, of course), with whichever one agreed upon constructed in the appropriate glass. Which 'REMINDS' me - a few of these sets (with drink recipes) were recently discovered in the storage labyrinth, and are currently available in the Merch Collective store. Here's the description again:

Set includes FOUR PINT GLASSES with BAKED ON CROWLEY ARTWORK by HEATHER McMILLEN and ORIGINAL DRINK RECIPES by BLAIR MacKENZIE BLAKE.

GLASS ONE: "CHORONZON 333" features the magician Crowley in ceremonial garb with a recipe for a very potent, though quite palatable, cocktail created by using multiple types of liquor sequentially layered.

GLASS TWO: "BABALON RISING" contains the artist's depiction of Crowley's one time magical assistant, Leila (Laylah) Waddell, complete with the "Mark of the Beast" symbol between her breasts. Comes with recipe for a refreshing British Navy Rum-based drink (with a liberal splash of... No, it's not what you're thinking!)

GLASS THREE: " CROWLEY COCKTAIL #69" features a portrait of the aging Great Beast 666 with shaven pate and hypnotic gaze. Includes the recipe for a pleasant concoction of effervescent champagne, Aphrodope Elixir and more. (A truly lovely coming together.)

GLASS FOUR: "HEMLOCK CLUB GREEN FLAME" contains the unicursal hexagram symbol of Crowley's "Thelema", along with a recipe for a flaming absinthe-based libation (being the modified version of an old classic - only now potentially more damning to one's soul!).

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22 July, 2014 (09:43pm)
TIM ALEXANDER SURGERY UPDATE

With regards to Tim Alexander's open heart surgery today, from what I've been told, so far so good! Obviously with an operation of this nature, the recovery process will take some time... so be sure to keep the healing vibes directed his way. Your positive thoughts and well wishes for Tim are greatly appreciated!

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21 July, 2014 (09:26am)
MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ

A couple of great guest musicians for TONIGHT's (JULY 21) MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY. JOEL TAYLOR will be playing drums, with MATT ROHDE (who performs live with VOLTO!) on keys. Arrive by 9:00 and you should get a seat, and if you are a good musician yourself, bring an instrument and ask John Ziegler about possibly joining in with other jammers during the 2nd set.

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18 July, 2014 (06:01pm)
MESSAGE FROM MJK CONCERNING TIM ALEXANDER

"Calling All Cars! Rough news. @timalexander suffered a heart attack. Open Heart Surgery on Mon/Tues. Global Positive Thoughts, Por favor. @Puscifer We need our Herb the Ginseng Drummer aka Peter Merkin alive and thieving."

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18 July, 2014 (09:31am)
MITCH FORMAN KEYBOARD MADNESS

For those who enjoy great keyboard playing, MITCH FORMAN KEYBOARD MADNESS (featuring JEFF BABKO of VOLTO!'s "INCITATE") at THE BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY on FRIDAY, JULY 25. Tickets are $25.00 and ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.

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16 July, 2014 (08:56am)
NEW INTERVIEW WITH ADAM AND DANNY IN WWW.ROLLINGSTONE.COM

The JULY 15 on-line issue of ROLLINGSTONE.COM features an interview with ADAM and DANNY talking about legal issues and the status of writing material for their next album.

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15 July, 2014 (10:02am)
SUMMER GRILLING 'TIP' #4

In earlier posts containing tips for barbecuing, we saw that DANNY likes to rub onion halves on the pre-heating metal grates for both flavor and lubrication, whereas STATIK (of "Collide") prefers to use the aerosol oil PAM. Well, at a recent party hosted by the Popovic's for the World Cup final game, I was rather astonished to see that SASH (who, being from Australia, always has plenty of Foster's oil cans in the esky!) was prepping his grates with a can of Raid! That's right - the insect killer! CRIKEY! Even though I saw a can of garlic-flavored vegetable oil near the grill, before throwing on the marinaded carne asada (no Messi puns here), he gave the grates a liberal spray of the insecticide. Evidently, in Australia, this not only is the preferred method for lubrication, but it also takes care of any problems with mossies and blowies. Be that as it may, I would certainly NOT recommend anyone doing this! Therefore, my tip here is to use either an onion or aerosol oil (such as PAM), or paper towel soaked in olive oil, or even a chunk of beef fat to keep the food from sticking to the grate. Anything but a can of Raid insect killer!

One further note: in our commitment to constantly make improvements here at Toolband, rather than use my early generation iPhone to take a photo of Sash at the grill, I enlisted the help of TRAVIS SHINN, who many of you will know for his photos on TOOL's "10,000 DAYS" and elsewhere. For this, I'd like to thank him.

Photo by Travis Shinn



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15 July, 2014 (09:32am)
MORE POWER OF BEEF

While creeping around in the TOOL MUSEUM the other day, MERCH stumbled upon a small carton containing "THE POWER OF BEEF" cds by the PIGMY LOVE CIRCUS (featuring DANNY on drums). Lo and behold, these are now available in the 'media' section in DANNY's on-line store.

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13 July, 2014 (08:38pm)
JAMMMZ

Hard to believe but it's almost time for more MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY. Guest musicians for the JULY 14 offering include MATT GARSTKA (from "Animals As Leaders") on drums, and HANS ZERMUEHLEN on keys. No applications to fill out; just come on down and enjoy the show with a couple of sparkling cocktails and/or that cornucopia they call stuffed baked potatoes. ALL AGES may enter this spud! And if you're so inclined, bring a guitar... string it up... and ask JZ about plugging in during the highly anticipated second set. You might not regret it...

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11 July, 2014 (09:45am)
D.O.T.P.O.T.A.

It's good to know that there was at least one perceptive reader of Danny's recent quote on the Tool Facebook Page...

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