|27 September, 2014 (07:31pm) |
It's no longer a mystery! Special guest musicians for the SEPTEMBER 29 MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ include MEL GAYNOR ("Simple Minds") on drums and STEPHAN DeREINE on keys. All happening at THE BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA. Stephan DeReine - that reminds me - with regards to the "almost anything goes" second set, local musicians should bring a rain stick and utter rain-making chants, or many of you might be eating your BLTs WITHOUT the L and T.
|26 September, 2014 (02:41pm) |
There's one person's belated birthday that I better not forget. And that would be...JESSICA! Happy Happy Belated (should've been on Facebook!) Birthday to JESSICA! And that's from the ENTIRE (ever expanding) Tool Family. And Jess, were we to go to Fleming's for our holiday lunch, you would be able to experience the world's most dangerous piece of cake. In the meantime, just imagine it.
|26 September, 2014 (09:58am) |
SEPTEMBER 2014 E.V.
STEP RIGHT UP!
Step right up, folks! Try to guess when the new record will be released? It's not that hard once you embrace multiversal quantum level mechanisms. Anyone can do it! Men. Women. Children of all ages! WIN A PLUSH RABBIT! Anyone can do it! Gas huffers in their soiled Fruit of the Looms! Sashaying spangled elephants! Even lobotomized department store manikins! CLUES and HINTS inside the Tent of Vertiginous Wonders... Leave your skepticism and dogmatic ignorance at the door, and dare to experience the absolute present! Don't worry about tracking in sawdust. ZUM ZUM the human (cordless) vacuum hasn't had his breakfast yet. The absolute present - it's not a corndog... it's perceptual maturity on a stick!
BEARDED TERATOMAS! PONY EGGS! "FINN" THE SAVAGE FLEA! A FLAT TIRE FROM HITLER'S STAFF CAR! SWORD-SWALLOWING GIRAFFES! FIRE-EATING HOOTCHIE-COOCHIES LAUNCHING PING PONG BALLS! (Shaved Coozies!!!)... EXPLODING PUDDING! PICKLED PUNKS! MARTIAN SAND-WHALES & TATTOOED DUST WITCHES! THEY ARE HERE! ON DISPLAY! NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!
Can you smell the salted caramel cotton candy? ORGANIC COTTON CANDY IN MARTINI GLASSES! GUAVA! MANGO CHILI! & LYCHEE! FUNNEL CAKES! CANDY BUTCHERS! ENDANGERED ANIMAL CRACKERS! TRY THEM ALL!
STEP INSIDE! GUESS WHEN THE NEXT TOUR WILL HAPPEN? ASK THE SEQUINED GILA MONSTER FORTUNE TELLER WITH NO DIRE PREDICTIONS! Who needs a polished almuchefi! Uglier than an inflatable fruitcake, but uncannily accurate! Embrace new paradigms! CLUES and HINTS inside the Tent of Vertiginous Wonders! LOTS OF PRIZES! WIN YOUR GAL THIS FUZZY PANDA! FRESHLY SPUN FALVORED FLOSS! TULPA COINS! THESE WON'T LAST! MOVADO WRISTWATCHES IN SOME BAGS OF BOILED PEANUTS! THIS PERSON HERE JUST FOUND ONE!..
TAKE A CHANCE!
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ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO!
Check out the NEW PUSCIFER SITE. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO IMMEDIATELY! For the momentous occasion watch "LUCHA LIBRE THROWDOWN TOMA" in full color at www.rollingstone.com. WATCH IT NOW! Better than a camel spitting or python shitting! Not for the weak minded. When you're done, check out the FURRY FRIENDS in the PUSCIFER STORE: PUSCIFER-BUZZSAW LA TEES, DOGGY GRENADE & PUPPY PISTOL. YOUR DOGGY NEEDS THIS STUFF, FOLKS... IT TRULY DOES, or I wouldn't bark it... No, I wouldn't!
"HAWKIN'TIME": A LIMITED QUANITY OF MJK-TIM CADIENTE SIGNED PRINTS. 19 X 13 archival pigmented ink prints of Maynard. SIGNED! EMBOSSED! NUMBERED! Comes with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY! These prints are the real deal, ladies and gentlemen. THESE WON'T LAST!
The NEW PUSCIFER WEBSITE says NO SHOWS BOOKED AT THE MOMENT, but check back, folks. They don't call MJK a world-class multitasker for sitting around in pensive solitude!
DANNY LAUNCHES HIS NEW WEBSITE!
SEE FOR YOURSELF!
MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ AT THE BAKED POTATO
Ripping fusion jazz, Titanic tators! Bring your own instrument to experience the thrill of a lifetime. The thrill of a thousand life times! And that's just the stuffed potato!
VOLTO! AT THE MINT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4!
Listen to the sonic onslaught while quenching your thirst with a TALL Pabst Blue Ribbon! Drink one before the Russians change the formula! TALL Pabst Blue Ribbons!
DARKLORE VOLUME 8 NOW AVAILABLE!
It's been nearly a year in the making, but I am quite pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of the eighth installment of the anthology series entitled "DARKLORE." As with the previous seven issues by Dailygrail Publishing, DARKLORE VOLUME 8 is a treasury of hidden history, fringe science, esoterica, ufology, and general Forteana. With articles running the gamut from post-death consciousness to pre-deluge extraterrestrial colonists, there is something in the latest journal for all those who are interested in the "strange dimensions veiled by consensus reality." And as with the other seven volumes, DARKLORE 8 is available in both an affordable soft cover and limited edition hardcover version.
Honored to once again be a contributing author, this time around I (Blair MacKenzie Blake) wrote about "The Shaver Mystery" craze of the mid-1940s. First appearing in the pulp sci-fi magazine "Amazing Stories" (March, 1945), the Shaver Mystery quickly became a publishing sensation that many researchers today recognize to be the forerunner of more modern accounts involving "X-File" type phenomena. This includes an otherworldly intelligence that both created and controls humankind from their subterranean realm, as recounted by an ex-factory worker-turned Depression-era drifter named Richard Shaver. In a series of bizarre ramblings often involving seemingly techo-erotic obsessions, Shaver claimed to have witnessed first hand alien machinery of unfathomable complexity hidden deep inside a system of caverns where they continue to be focused on an unsuspecting surface world by a race of malevolent entities. Was Shaver truly the victim of degenerate beings operating alien technology abandoned millennia ago by the Elder gods, or was he in reality a paranoid schizophrenic confined to a mental hospital where he was subjected to crude electroshock therapy? Or, will time reveal him to be a futant with extraordinary powers of imagination, who left behind a dire warning to future man about the potential danger of certain advanced technological achievements?
Both versions of DARKLORE VOLUME 8 are now available at www.amazon.com
COMING IN OCTOBER!
|24 September, 2014 (03:01pm) |
With 53 Cymbals, 22 pedals, 8 bass drums and over 25 toms, it's the largest tuned drum set in the world! Better still, TERRY BOZZIO will be performing on it at EXPLORER'S PERCUSSION in KANSAS CITY on OCTOBER 2 at 7:00 PM. Wes's shop of all things drums is located at 8050 WORNALL ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO. 64114.
|23 September, 2014 (09:56am) |
Justin said that he would stand on his head until it happened, so last night during the Autumnal Equinox we launched DANNY'S NEW WEBSITE.
Photo of Danny and Justin in Denver by Rynne Stump
|21 September, 2014 (10:17am) |
Special guest musicians for the SEPTEMBER 22 AUTUMNAL EQUINOX MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ include RONALD BRUNER Sr. on drums, and JON GREATHOUSE on keys (with his Moog). If you're a practicing DRUID, after concluding your druidic ritual, put down those ritual implements and bring your jimbe, shakers, rattles and flutes down to the 'tator' and ask JOHN (VOLTO!) ZIEGLER about possibly joining in during the ALMOST anything goes 2nd set (NO HUMAN SACRIFICES INVOLVING AUTUMNAL CANNIBALISM PLEASE!). When not performing on stage, JZ can usually be found near the hearhstone, sipping a Shiner. ALL AGES WELCOME.
|21 September, 2014 (10:00am) |
Lots of BIRTHDAY GREETINGS in the Tool Family this month, beginning with ANN CHIEN (Sept 17)), PLC's SHEP STEVENSON (Sept. 18), MATT SANTORO (Sept 22), ALAN JONES (Sept 22), PLC's MIKE SAVAGE (Sept 26), and iTOM (Sept 30). CHEERS!
|21 September, 2014 (09:52am) |
Opening reception at FOLKLORE SALON on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
6:00 - 9:00 PM
|19 September, 2014 (04:45pm) |
In case you missed the post on the TOOL FACEBOOK PAGE, here's the www.rollingstone.com
|19 September, 2014 (04:33pm) |
A LIMITED QUANTITY of TIM CADIENTE SIGNED MAYNARD PRINTS are now available at "HAWKIN'TIME." 19 X 13 archival pigmented ink print, SIGNED, EMBOSSED and NUMBERED. Comes with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
|15 September, 2014 (03:19pm) |
New work by artist KORIN FAUGHT will be exhibited in the "GIANTS AMONG US" group show at the COREY HELFORD GALLERY on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th. (see Korin's work in the evite). We hope to see you there!
COREY HELFORD GALLERY-CIRCA
"Giants Among Us" opens this Saturday night at CHG Circa (8530A Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA). You'll see today's Giant depicted as fantasy, as emotion, even as edible. Our artists' personal interpretations of this theme range everywhere from Eric Joyner's fun, epic battle between donut and robot helicopters in "Colossus", to realist painter Sarah Folkman's serene "Fundament". See attached evite for more info and Korin Faught's new work for the exhibit. Previews can be requested at email@example.com."
|14 September, 2014 (04:51pm) |
DANNY was initiated into the PRIMUS 'sucks' tradition by the crowd while performing at THE CONCORD MUSIC HALL in Chicago. A nice tribute indeed by Primus (and D.C.) fans!
Photo by Rynne Stump
|13 September, 2014 (10:41am) |
VOLTO! (DANNY CAREY, LANCE MORRISON & JOHN ZIEGLER) will be performing at THE MINT in LOS ANGELES on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4. SHOW TIME: 11:15 (doors at 10:45 PM).
|13 September, 2014 (10:27am) |
Special guests for the SEPTEMBER 15 MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ include MATT HANKLE on drums and ED ROTH on keys. Where, you ask, can I hear these jams? The answer is, of course... (all together) THE BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA. Local talent and others passing through are invited to bring an instrument and ask about joining in during the 2nd set. Great live music on a Monday night.
|13 September, 2014 (10:21am) |
A reminder that DANNY will be performing with PRIMUS in Chicago at the Concord Music Hall and RIOT FEST. I must say that I rather enjoyed hearing him go through some of the set-list at the newly sound-proofed loft the other night. Cramming just a bit before catching his flight.