|03 October, 2015 (09:44am) |
Here's your reminder that DANNY and VOLTO! will be performing TONIGHT (OCTOBER 3rd) at COMPLEX LA (in GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA). Doors are at 9:00, but with an opening band or two, VOLTO! won't take the stage until around 11:00 PM. New "ROBOTIKI" merch available at the gig, so you can hold off doing that laundry for yet another day.
|03 October, 2015 (09:29am) |
Special guest musicians for the OCTOBER 5th MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY include JOE TRAVERS on drums, STEPHAN DeREINE on keys, and LEE WERTMAN on guitar. Of course, JOHN ZIEGLER and H CHRIS ROY will also be performing. But, what about you? Bring your favorite instrument and ask one of the first setters about possibly joining in during the second set. Could that dude working on a stuffed spud in the front row be a record executive? Or, is he just some douche from the Food Network? Who knows?..
|02 October, 2015 (10:58am) |
One of the world's most respected researchers of UFO related phenomena, JACQUES VALLEE, has just launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for a deluxe collector's edition of his critically acclaimed 2010 book, "WONDERS IN THE SKY", with any proceeds received also to be used to FURTHER RESEARCH on the subject of "Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times." With degrees in astrophysics and computer science, as well as being the author of many classics in the field, including "Passport to Magonia", "Anatomy of a Phenomenon", "Messengers of Deception" and "The Invisible College" (just to name a few of his pioneering works), Vallee is not only one of the more prominent figures in ufology, but his careful approach and unconventional speculations have for decades set him apart from most other investigators of an enduring mystery.
As a serious collector of UFO books and publications, I truly believe that contributing to Jacques' crowd-funding drive is both a worthy cause, and great investment, as the limited number of the deluxe edition of "Wonders in the Sky" is guaranteed to appreciate (considerably!) in value once all of the 500 copies are no longer available via the current financing campaign. Therefore, you might want to do yourself a favor and support quality UFO research, while also procuring a book that will be highly sought after in the years to come.
If you'd like a second opinion concerning Jacques Vallee's important contributions to the field of ufology, here's a write up by GREG TAYLOR of the DAILYGRAIL website:
|02 October, 2015 (09:45am) |
According to a recent post on the PUSCIFER FACEBOOK page, MAYNARD's much anticipated BIOGRAPHY is scheduled to be published by Backbeat Books in the Fall of 2016. I'll have more details about this book as it progresses through the various stages, but, for now, add one more thing to the list of projects of the world class multi-tasker.
|30 September, 2015 (10:01am) |
I have an update on the announcement from Tool management concerning an intimate VIP experience featuring members of the band:
DATE: Friday, October 30th
- LIVE Q & A
- One time only specialty merchandise and a surprise.
Tickets will be available at 12:00 pm (PDT) on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th only through Tool's WEBSITE store. A Monster Mash Festival ticket is NOT included as this is a separate event. Additional details will be included at the ticket on-sale, so please check back at that time. ALL AGES WELCOME!
|28 September, 2015 (01:02pm) |
Here's JOHN's guests for tonight at the 'tator.'
|28 September, 2015 (11:44am) |
DANNY'S "THINK DIFFERENTLY - PSILICON VALLEY" tee is now back in stock, along with a BUNDLE option that includes the POSTER. (Poster also sold separately.)
THINK DIFFERENTLY - THE "PSILICON VALLEY" tee shirt illustrates the connection between the 1960s' counter-culture psychonauts and today's 'Psilicon' Valley technologists, some of who are allegedly still using the neurological amplification of psychoactive substances to improve creativity and inspire new I.T. developments. Hence, the iconic "Apple" motif is replaced by a psilocybin mushroom. THINK DIFFERENTLY contains a message for larval moralists about how the energy released (multi-level exposure) by the visionary experiences of the pioneers of cyberspace played a substantive role in the computer revolution.
|27 September, 2015 (12:49pm) |
Be sure to set several alarms for 11:30 ET on MONDAY when NASA is scheduled to unveil "a major science finding" concerning Mars. Should you over sleep and miss the press conference, no worries as I have a fairly good idea of just what red planet's mystery might be: Liquid water! Just kidding... No, I'm guessing that it will most likely concern the fact that the famous "Face on Mars"(modeled in the likeness of Valentine Michael Smith) and other anomalous features in the Cydonia region are the artificial creations of alien intelligences who keenly and closely watched our world up until the year 1897, after which they had second thoughts about any invasion plans.
If the announcement doesn't concern the Cydonia artifacts - still insisting that they are nothing but a case of pareidolia (or some other Menzelian phenomena) - then it will probably be the discovery by the Mars Spirit rover of one of the following: a Martian "stonehenge" engineering work on a hill, fossilized microbial lifeforms mimicking the shape of a giant alien crab or spider that guards a cave entrance, a dark ghostly woman running away from a Martian sand-whale (or Crabzilla), evidence of a Martian "Iguana Cult", Barack Obama's likeness (complete with retractable antennae!) carved on a Martian rock, the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra airplane, or the fact that the recent image of a "camouflaged" squirrel captured by Nasa's rover is not, in fact, a case of pareidolia, but is actually either a camouflaged chipmunk (named "Alvin", due to its mischievous nature) or a human that uncle Martin turned into a camouflaged squirrel using the molecular separator hidden in his garage-apartment. If none of these are correct, then I'll go with a crashed weather balloon which, sure as the face of Jesus on a burnt grilled cheese sandwich, is just a case of pareidolia...
Should the mystery actually involve the finding of liquid water, I, for one (living in Los Angeles - not too far from uncle Martin's garage-apartment ), will welcome our new bottled water overlords. "Cydonia Springs" - has a nice ring to it, doesn't it...
|24 September, 2015 (09:05am) |
Birthday cheers today to JESSICA SABALO from Tool business management, who definitely has my approval for a b.d. lunch in the curtained room at Urasawa. (Make sure to try one of Hiroyuki's California rolls - easily worth $375.00 on its own!)
|23 September, 2015 (04:22pm) |
Thank you for your attention concerning an important announcement from TOOL. For those of you who are planning to go to the MONSTER MASH MUSIC FESTIVAL in Tempe on Halloween, there will be a TOOL VIP EVENT* that includes a Q&A session with some MEMBERS OF THE BAND that will be held in PHOENIX, ARIZONA on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th. The exact time and location for this special event is still to be determined, and those who are interested should check back with the TOOL WEBSITE and TOOL FACEBOOK PAGE on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th for the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Tickets for the VIP EVENT go on sale on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th - AVAILABLE at the TOOLBAND.COM WEBSTORE. Again, please CHECK BACK with the band's website and Facebook page on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th for the official announcement.
UPDATE: Although there will be a limited amount of tickets available for the TOOL VIP EVENT, you don't have to have a ticket to the Monster Mash Festival in order to purchase one when they go on sale on Friday, October 9th.
*Please note that this special event involving TOOL is not a performance.
|23 September, 2015 (10:29am) |
|22 September, 2015 (03:35pm) |
Birthday greetings today to AL JONES... looking after the band's interests... even on his birthday.
|22 September, 2015 (11:58am) |
For the first time in this dimension, DANNY and VOLTO! will be performing at COMPLEX LA in GLENDALE, California on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3.
|19 September, 2015 (12:01pm) |
It looks like there will be a lot of double duty for DANNY coming up this week. After working on new Tool material during the day, he will be the performing the MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO on SEPTEMBER 21. Joining him will be VOLTO! band mates JOHN ZIEGLER and keyboardist MATT ROHDE (with DOUG WEBB on sax to boot!). $10.00 gets you inside, and ALL AGES ARE WELCOME to the 'tator' experience. And while you are there - halfway through the two drink minimum - why not ask Danny how things are going with his other project... Or, at least, hit him up for an autograph with that purple Sharpie that you remembered to bring... (but, maybe DON'T mention the last Chiefs game... the fumble...)
If for some reason you can't make the jams, DANNY will also be drumming the following night (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22) at the same 'spud' with THE DOUG WEBB ALLSTARS.