20 April, 2014 (11:29am)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNIOR!

Birthday greetings today to Tool's esteemed lightning director, MARK 'JUNIOR' JACOBSON. Next time I see you, I'll buy you a beer and give you a pomegranate Tootsie Pop that a giant bunny rabbit left in my apartment last night.

JUNIOR on a glorious afternoon at the pub with BMB, DANNY, and Misery's own, RICH. Photo by LaraLee.



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20 April, 2014 (11:13am)
MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ

If you missed Volto! last night at the Mint, John's still got some screamin' riffs in him for THE MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ (APRIL 21) at the BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY. Special guest musicians include STEVE STEPHENS on drums and JON GREATHOUSE on keys and vocals. Easy two drink minimum, and ALL AGES are welcome to the 'tator.' Bring your own guitar and park in back if you want.

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20 April, 2014 (10:52am)
ONCE AGAIN, HAPPY EA's STAR!

Well, no goldfish crawling across the carpet left any Lincoln Logs in my sock drawer, but I DID find this in my office this morning. Proof enough for me! Pomegranate Tootsie Pops, though! I wish some of these companies would quit having meetings.

Photo by LaraLee



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18 April, 2014 (05:43pm)
ADAM SCOTT MILLER SALE ON ART UNTIL 4/20

Visionary artist ADAM SCOTT MILLER "OSTARA" (4/20) SALE.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203829061425965&set=a.1380926162186. 2055789.1202908703&type=1&theater

One day left to purchase the most extensive collection of ADAM SCOTT MILLER'S artwork at such a low cost. Message him TODAY with your budget, and he will put together a great package for you with the current stock of stretched canvases.


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17 April, 2014 (09:59am)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYNARD!

Birthday greetings today to MAYNARD, and being that it's a milestone, I'm sure many celebrations have been planned, including the CINQUANTA shows at the Greek in MAY with A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER and FAILURE. In the meantime, CHEERS! from all of us on your special 50th.

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16 April, 2014 (12:20pm)
STILL CAN'T REMEMBER WHOSE SPECIAL BIRTHDAY I NEED TO POST...

After being up all night racking my brain trying to remember whose special birthday is coming up, here it is April 16th and I still can't recall the anniversary of the nativity of whoever it is... In doing some checking, I did come across MATT SMITH (Hellboy from the Fourtheye site), whose birthday is rapidly approaching, but I can't help but think that the person I'm missing is someone closer to home. For a minute there, it dawned on me that the Pope's birthday is April 16, but that was ex-Pope Benedict XVI who, having resigned, is now just another catholic man who was once a conscripted member of the Hitler Youth (Happy Birthday anyway, JOE!). Well, shit, let me down a few Razadynes and/or some Rozerem before there's nothing left of the ganache and 50-year-old tawny port...

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15 April, 2014 (11:15am)
LOTS OF TOOL FAMILY BIRTHDAYS IN APRIL, BUT I'M HAVING TROUBLE REMEMBERING ONE...

There are lots of birthdays to celebrate with members of Tool family in April, but there's one of particular significance that I can't remember... We've already blown out the candles for Tool manager PETE, and CAMELLA, and 'BRECK' HAGGERTY (stage projections), and the band's business manager, DEBBIE ALAGAO, celebrates hers today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!), with MACKIE OSBORNE, MARK "JUNIOR" JACOBSON (lighting director) and RAMIRO RODRIQUEZ still to come... but I know I'm missing someone, and I'm thinking that it's a big one this year... Can someone please help me out with my memory lapse (with an email) so that I don't miss it. Like I said, I'm fairly certain that it is a birthday of particular significance when it comes to the Tool family. Let me think... No... Damn, I almost had it... Who is it!.. Now this is really bothering me...

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14 April, 2014 (12:25pm)
"STUMPFEST 2014" IN PORTLAND, OREGON

It's almost time for "STUMPFEST 2014", so here's some information:

First off, we've a link to an interview that RYNNE did with THE SLUDGELORD.

READ

AND... stumpfest link on FB ::

https://www.facebook.com/STUMPFEST777?fref=photo&ref=hl

ticket link for STUMPFEST::

TICKETS

ART DESIGN by GABRIEL SHAFFER/ANDREW BRANDOU.



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12 April, 2014 (04:27pm)
MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ 9TH ANNIVERSARY

Come celebrate the 9th ANNIVERSARY of the MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ (MONDAY, APRIL 14) at the BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY, CALIFORNIA. For this prodigious occasion, JOHN, CHRIS and JAMIE's special guest musicians include JOE TRAVERS on drums, RICO BELLED on keys, and BEN THOMAS from "Zappa Plays Zappa." And if that wasn't enough, GRILLMASTER MIKE will be blazing some Kingsford out back, with plenty of burgers on hand (as well as dogs for your nitrate fix). Bring an appropriate side dish and/or musical instrument to participate in the festivities. Suds, spuds, and hugs! Mark your calendar. It's the MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ 9th ANNIVERSARY at the 'tator."

Photo and German potato salad by LaraLee; Chilidogs by BMB (with a little help from "Chili John's").



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10 April, 2014 (03:08pm)
TOOL TOUR POSTERS FOR SALE

MERCH has put up some TOOL TOUR POSTERS in the store.

LINK



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10 April, 2014 (10:03am)
SCOTT KINSEY'S HARD ENSEMBLE TONIGHT

Some of the world's best fusion jazz musicians take the stage TONIGHT (THURSDAY, APRIL 10) at the BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY. I'm talking about SCOTT KINSEY'S HARD ENSEMBLE, with STEVE TAVAGLIONE, JIMMY EARL and CYRIL ATEF. $15.00

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09 April, 2014 (02:34pm)
AND THE WINNER IS...

In the unlikely event that you missed it on the TOOL FACEBOOK PAGE, the winner of the www.loudwire.com 2014 March Metal Madness tournament goes to Uconn. Correction, make that "LATERALUS", which voters selected as "the greatest metal album thus far released in the 21st century." As you can see, the band members celebrated their victory with a raucous barbecue back in 2006 e.v., thanks to the purchase of "Almuchefi" at a North Hollywood yard sale.

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06 April, 2014 (01:29pm)
A WHOLE LOTTA DANNY

Fans of DANNY and great fusion jazz will be happy to know that Tool's drummer will be performing TONIGHT (APRIL 6) with THE WEBB ALLSTARS at the BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY. The band also features DOUG WEBB, MITCH FORMAN, JIMMY EARL and VOLTO!'s JOHN ZIEGLER.

DANNY will also be the special guest drummer for tomorrow's (APRIL 7) MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the same 'tator.' Joining Danny, John, Jamie and Chris will be VOLTO! keyboardist MATT ROHDE. Local musicians are encouraged to bring an instrument and ask about joining in during... yes.... the almost anything goes 2nd set.

And if you can't make either of these shows, VOLTO! (DANNY CAREY, JOHN ZIEGLER, LANCE MORRISON and MATT ROHDE on keys) return to THE MINT in L.A. on SATURDAY, APRIL 19. Get there early for the opening band, including "GRYPHON LABS."

www.themintla.com


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