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  • Russians + Nine Inch Nails = Awesome

    13 Oct 2008, 22:58 by fritzon


    Those russians really know how to party. I'm into Nine Inch Nails and all but these guys are just something out of this world.
  • Tue 7 Aug – Nine Inch Nails, Serena-Maneesh

    17 Aug 2007, 18:00 by airdrawndagger

    Tue 7 Aug – Nine Inch Nails, Serena-Maneesh

    Min recension från: http://www.doublepeace.se/?p=63

    Sex timmars bussresa, ett tolvtimmars nattpass på jobbet och en söndermoshad fot senare har jag till slut tid att skriva ner mina samlade intryck från tisdagens Nine Inch Nails-spelning på Hovet i Stockholm.

    Trent Reznor har onekligen legat på allt annat än latsidan den senaste tiden. Runt skivsläpp och djupgående marknadsföringskampanjer har världens NIN-fans fått njuta av konstant turnerande den senaste tiden, och här i Sverige har vi den legendariska april-spelningen på Annexet färskt i minnet. Kanske är det just därför jag inte byggt upp några storslagna förväntningar den här gången. Man känner sig inte direkt svältfödd så här, fyra månader senare, och där den förra spelningen kolliderade harmoniskt med nyläckta Year Zero har det under sommaren varit ganska tyst kring bandet.

    När Hyperpower! dånar igång spelar det dock ingen roll. Jag är trollbunden på två sekunder och kastar mig in i en och en halv timmes total hängivelse. The Beginning of the End tar välbekant vid där inledningsnumret slutar och är kanske ännu bättre än senast, men det är först när jag hör de inledande tonerna av Last som skiten verkligen träffar fläkten. Vi blev snuvade på låten senast, men Trent är snäll nog att kompensera för det! Last är ren jävla perfektion och sitter helt klockrent live, vilket tyvärr leder till att jag måste kämpa mig ur moshpiten - för att överleva - när den rullar över i Survivalism. Efter det får jag snällt avnjuta resten av konserten strax utanför armbågsplatserna, vilket är lite av en välsignelse under en helt galen March of the Pigs - “March you swedish fucking pigs!”

    Konsertens första tillfälle att hämta andan ges under självklara Piggy, tills Trent plötsligt skapar fullkomlig kalabalik genom att hoppa ner framför staketet och sjunga ikapp med publiken - någon lycklig jävel får tag på mikrofonen och skanderar ut “Nothing can stop me now” under låtens sista två minuter. Själv står jag på fel sida av publikhavet och hoppar som en galning för att se vad som händer.

    Ytterliggare tre repriserade men riktigt starka låtar senare sänks en stor skärm ner över scenen, och Me, I’m Not och The Great Destroyer framförs i helt geniala versioner - ackompanjerade av en frenetisk ljusshow som doftar starkt av det digitala domedagskonceptet från Year Zero.

    Resten av setlisten är väldigt bekant, så när som på The Good Soldier från nya skivan. Men det gör inte så mycket. Nine Inch Nails och Trent Reznor besitter ett knippe låtar som får nytt liv på en scen. Det skitiga och råa i musiken smutsas ner ytterliggare och till och med de elektroniska delarna låter nästan organiska. Att det inte är riktigt samma gung i publiken och att allsången inte sitter felfritt på alla låtar spelar inte så stor roll. Det här är trots allt världens bästa liveband, och de bevisar det ännu en gång.

    Innan Trent går av scenen efter det tårdrypande avslutningsnumret Hurt, säger han “See you soon”. Det får fan vara ett löfte.

    ★★★★☆

    Bäst: Last, “Here’s a song from our latest album Year Zero, which sold… about zero copies here in Sweden. That’s OK though. I’m over it. Just steal the fucking thing!”

    Sämst: Lite mer från The Fragile hade inte skadat, och när får Sverige höra Ruiner?
  • Artistic Freedom should be punishable by law.

    6 May 2007, 20:53 by fritzon

    When actors makes an attempt to hit the billboard charts things just won’t add up. It’s a universal fact and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Some end up with a but most of them end up with a and an unhealthy habit of coming back for more.

    Here's an example...
    Steven Seagal


    Steven Seagal — the ultimate badass redskin that turned soft and thought music were more interesting than kicking ass for a living. His latest album "Mojo Priest" was released in the United Kingdom this february and lo’ and behold some of the highlights from the track-list. Love Doctor, Alligator Ass, Hoochie Coochie Man, Dust My Broom and my personal favorite: Talk To My Ass.

    Has this man totally lost it or is it a comedy album? You tell me. This is the man who on his debut album sang along with Stevie Wonder. It seems to be a serious effort to break in the music industry.

    I could be missing out on something here as I have not really done any research on him. If any die-hard Steven Seagal fans read this and would like to enlighten me then please do.
  • Year Zero Widget (OS X)

    1 Apr 2007, 18:03 by fritzon

    I sat down with Dashcode today and thought I might give it a shot. So here I give you the results. A countdown for the upcoming
    Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero, in (swedish) stores the 18th.

    Try it out, it's the first time ever I tried designing a widget so it probably will fuck things up one way or another.

    » Download!
  • "I've got two hobbies... TITS!"

    22 Feb 2007, 02:15 by fritzon

    Can't let go of that quote from one of the worst ranked movies according to IMDb. It's called "Anal"-something, and only that is worth an Oscar in my book.



    Either way, this is my fucking birthday, starting now and it ends in less than 24 hours. My brother, Rusty_Nails, gave me Saul Williams book "the Dead Emcee Scrolls" a couple of days ago. I have no clue of what is printed on those silk smooth pages, but I look forward to establishing an relationship with it.

    I actually bought a book the other day, the first one in a VERY long time. Neil Strauss "The Game", which is essentially an article on guys that are EXPERTS at picking up chicks, spread across ~400 pages. So far it's hilarious and quite provoking.
    Neil Strauss is the guy who wrote the autobiographies of Jenna Jameson, Marilyn Manson and Mötley Crüe. Great books, indeed!

    </abrupt end>
  • With Teeth pre-With Teeth

    10 Feb 2007, 12:18 by fritzon

    Dear god, the album cover for With Teeth before the album was called With Teeth kicked ass. I wish With Teeth remained Bleedthrough throughout it's release. At least then I would have a kickass cover to show off to all of my hundreds of friends.

    Which one do you prefer?

    Nine Inch Nails - Bleedthrough


    With Teeth
  • Save Timo Rautiainen's Asshole

    29 Oct 2006, 01:38 by fritzon

    His asshole is torn apart. Join the group and show your support... today!

    LOL BBQ ROFLCOPTER



    edit: I was heavily drunk, hell I was almost sedated, when I wrote this entry and created the group. But that only makes it better.
  • Mansell + Kronos + Mogwai = EPIC!

    24 Oct 2006, 01:55 by fritzon

    Probably old news for some since I'm always the last to learn about stuff, but anyway, here it is.

    Third listen and I still can't believe what I'm hearing..! One of the songs from the soundtrack of the long awaited Darren Aronofsky movie, The Fountain, is available for full lenght preview.

    Clint Mansell's brilliant composing, The Kronos Quartet's haunting strings and Mogwai's trademark guitar/piano/drum play.

    Go here > Click "Listen to Nonesuch Radio" on the left > Skip to the fifth-or-so song called "Death is the Road to Awe" and strap yourself in for 8 minutes of audio-orgasm.

    If anyone has/can make an mp3 of that track, please send me a PM. That song needs to be scrobbled ASAP.

    And here's the trailer in case you missed it.
  • Nine Inch Nails Live: Beside you in time, eh?

    23 Sep 2006, 01:55 by fritzon

    Doesn't surprise me at all. Big ol' Trent Reznor with his pack of jolly fellas Nine Inch Nails on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Now does that make you blush? I don't know yet.

  • HTML, CSS... and to the hell with Flash.

    3 May 2006, 01:18 by fritzon

    Before you start reading this post you must understand that what I'm posting here are my own opinions and reflections, and not those of Last.fm in general. I have short fuse when it comes to these things. So please do (not) take it so lightly, depending on who you are.
    And no matter how harsh this might sound it's not for you as an artist or label to take it personally, I'm attacking the web standards as a whole.

    And yes. Parents! Keep your kids away from this one. The F. word does show up, but only once.

    ----

    Hey,
    I love what I'm doing here at Last.fm, I really do. I've been working on Label & Artist relations for over three months and it's great! The main part that has made this experience so great is the guys (and gal) that works here, they are totally awesome and I wouldn't really want to work at any place else.

    BUT,
    there is one thing that I hate beyond everything else.... FLASH!

    Flash technology should (almost) be banned from the internet. I hate it.
    Flash is a great tool to enhance the "browsing-experience", but if you put your music on that "cool" flash-player and your tracks starts to play without my input, then I will not take it lightly.
    Why? I'll tell you.

    Everyday I browse through the new label registrations and I decline and accept the new registrations, depending on wether or not they have uploaded tracks to Last.fm for us to check out, or if they have submitted a valid website where we can see if they are legitimate or not.
    And that's cool.

    BUT, I'm getting sick of the standards you've put up...

    Either it's a "bling-bling" website with a mediocre MIDI-piano with a vocal track or a fucking "cool" rock'n'roll website where the tracks are playing automatically through Flash -- and it's all somewhat subtle so I can't turn the sound off in a beat.
    STOP PUSHING IT! I prefer to browse and listen to my playlist in iTunes.
    If I (or any other visitor) would like to hear your tracks then we'd gladly press the "play" button, but let us do it at our own pace.

    And to the hell with your Myspace pages! Oh, so it's cool to put all kinds of crazy shit on to your profile? It's not the 90s anymore.

    HTML and CSS does it when it comes to webdesign and overall interaction to your website. It loads fast and it looks great once you know how to tweak it.
    That's it. But Flash also does it -- as long as you don't push it on me. Get a grip and be more subtle.

    As a last thing:
    what the hell is up with you labels and artists that has your website menu in english, but the whole website is in a foreign language? How do you expect us to be able to check your details and discography? I only understand Swedish, English and a bit of French.