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What's up.


VT blog titan and super pro filmmaker Bill Simmon came over to the house this weekend to interview me for a not-so-secret documentary he's making. He set up all of his bright lights in my studio, and proceeded to ask me questions about stuff I've barely thought about in a decade.

But it was definitely fun. And after, Brooke and I went to dinner with Bill and his fiance, Emily. Delicious.

Oh, and extra points to Bill for using the word "mollycoddling" in today's Candleblog post.

Here's a fun NY Times article about the "lameness" of MySpace. As if we weren't already aware. Aware, but still addicted!

In other social networking news... Don't go here, if you have a low tolerance for morbidity.

The next month will be a busy one for me. Lots of writing, and finishing up the Swale mix. Things can move pretty slowly between myself and those folks. I'm sure we'll all be relieved when it's over.

Setting up the new apartment has been fun, if a tad exhausting. But it sure is nice to have a decent recording room again.

I'm heading to San Francisco for a week at the end of June. Looking forward to that. But getting away (even for the weekend) always means extra work, which I'm NOT looking forward to.

You know how there are some bands that you've pretty much outgrown that still excite you from time to time?

Well, Tool is, for me, one of those bands. I downloaded the (leaked) single from their upcoming album, 10,000 Days, and have been listening to it over and over.

It's good -- very much a Tool track. As usual, the intro features an interlocking bass/guitar figure that reminded me of swimming sharks.

Then there's the expected giant start/stop riffs and freakishly articulate drumming. And of course, Maynard sings cryptically about humanity's eventual (and deserved) downfall. This goes on for, oh, about seven minutes.

The dudes pretty much write the same song over and over again. But at least it's a cool song.

There's yer frickin' update, kids.



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