Will you bite the hand that feeds you… will you stay down on your knees…

NIN Has announced new US dates! Unfortunately, nothing in Detroit… YET…

Here’s the dates:

March 2005
23 – Fresno, CA – William Saroyan Theatre (sold out)
24 – Reno, NV – Reno Hilton Showroom (sold out)
25 – Davis, CA – Freeborn Hall at U.C. Davis (sold out)

April 2005
27, 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (on sale 3/4)
30 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (on sale 3/4)

May 2005
1 – Indio, CA – Coachella (on sale now)
3, 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Theatre (on sale 3/4)
6, 7 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre (on sale 3/4)
9, 10 – Toronto, Ontario – Koolhaus (on sale 3/4)
12, 13 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (on sale 3/4)
15, 16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (on sale 3/4)
18, 19 – Philly, PA – Electric Factory (on sale 3/4)
21, 22 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (on sale 3/4)
24 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre (on sale 3/4)
25 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Bar-B-Q (on sale 3/4)
27, 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre (on sale 3/4)
30, 31 – San Diego, CA – Soma (on sale 3/4)

Looks like the closest for me will be Chicago… May 6/7… Possible Road Trip… 😉 And yes, I’ll be able to get the advance sales, as I’m on the NIN mailing list… Believe me, I’ll do it… I’m so geeked for the new NIN stuff, I love the single that will be coming to radio soon…

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Within…Take in…The extent of my sin

Well, since I have so much fun with the WPGallery plugin, I’ve decided to share pictures from my Karaoke outings… I’ve added the pics from last night’s outing, but I’ll put up more in the near future too… Maybe it’ll give ya a good idea how crazy it can sometimes be –
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This bar last night is my favorite place to go, a place where I can be myself … I always (well, most always) have a great time here…

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NIN: With Teeth!!!

NIN Tour Logo

If ya haven’t heard by now, May 3rd is the official release date for the new NIN album: “With Teeth” – And it sounds like it’s going to be a return back to the Industrial days for NIN! I can’t wait!!!

Trent has described this album as being “12 good punches in the face” – and actually it’s 13, since a new track was added too.. And the first single, “Hand That Feeds” will be out sometime in April!!! Can’t wait for that either!! If you want a small taste, check out the ‘teaser’ trailer on NIN’s site! (Make sure ya have quicktime installed)

They’ve announced 3 US dates (next month) , and they were sold out within a day or so! I so wanted to fly out to Reno for the one on March 24th!!! But it’s sold out! But no matter, when NIN comes to Detroit, I’ll be as close as I can be – and you can bet I’ll be buying this CD too!

(Also posted to BlogCritics)

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Grammys!

Quick! Download the song that they just did @ ITunes.com! Velvet Revolver backed the group of singers doing ‘Across The Universe’ – Had Tim McGraw, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Brian Wilson (sure didn’t fit in!)… but it was a good version of it… but I won’t be downloading it!!

And John Mayer wins the song of the year – “Daughters”…..

With that, i’m going to bed….

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More grammys

John Mayer did a good acoustic version of his song “Daughters”… then he’s up presenting with Lisa Marie Presley (Wow she’s looking old!)… and U2 won “Best Rock Duo or Group with vocal” for “Vertigo”… And Bono says that it’s probably the best Grammy awards that we’ve ever seen… Dunno about that… *shrug*

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Grammy time

Watching the Grammys tonight – decent show – lot of variety on there tonight, I tuned in when Lynard Skynard was playing with a bunch of country artists (Tim McGraw, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban) and it was great! The gospel tribute is something I could do without, but i’m not much of a religious person… now the Janice Joplin tribute w/Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge is awesome! I just love Joss Stone, and Melissa did a great job with ‘Little Piece of My Heart’!!

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What was all the fuss?

Live life
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re gonna
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?”

Now, maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
Because you’re gonna die.

Yes it’s gonna happen because it’s happened to a lot of people I know
My mother, my father, my loves
The president, the kings and the pope
They all had hope

And they muttered just before they went
Maybe, I won’t let go
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you are

Maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die

I tell you who else left us
Passed on down to heaven no longer with us
Johnny Cash, JFK, that guy in the Stones
Lou Gehrig, Einstein, and Joey Ramone
Have I convinced you?
Do you read my lips?
This may come as news but it’s time
You’re gonna die
You’re gonna die

By the time you hear this I may well be dead
And you my friend might be next
‘Cause we’re all gonna die

Yeah, oh maybe you won’t suffer and maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time
You’ll have time cause you’re gonna die
Yes, you’re gonna die
You’re gonna die, I tell you
You’re gonna die
You are gonna die

‘Cause maybe you won’t suffer maybe it’s quick
But you have time to think
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?
You’ll have time ’cause you’re gonna die

Live Life
Life life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re going to
Oh yes
I hate to be the beater of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time, baby
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die
You are gonna die
Oh yeah

You’ll Have Time – William Shatner

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I see dead people stealing music!

Ok – RIAA is just the stupidest organization in the world. How many dead people are interested in stealing music?

More than a month after Walton was buried in Beckley, a group of record companies named her as the sole defendant in a federal lawsuit, claiming she made more than 700 pop, rock and rap songs available for free on the Internet under the screen name “smittenedkitten.”

RIAA – get a fucking clue.

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Music… Music… MUSIC!!

Forgot to mention the big thing I got myself this week… I was getting frustrated with my cd player I was using for working out, so I investigated MP3 players… Of course, the first one of choice is the iPod – but it’s a tad expensive… so I looked at others… iRiver, Creative Zen, Rio… I ultimately ended up with the Creative Nomad Zen Xtra 30GB Mp3 player… I FUCKING LOVE IT! I downloaded the 9gb of mp3s off my HD, and now i’m grabbing others I wanna put on there too… Talk about a music overload! Of course, with me, there is NO SUCH THING! I can never have enough music, and I think this year is gonna be exactly that… the year of music for me. I think 2005 is the year I come alive, in more ways than one… I feel like i’m in the starting gate, poised to jump at the bell – and never look back… So watch out! 🙂

Anyways, I got a little sidetracked there… I love my mp3 player!!!

Watching the ‘MusikMafia’ show on CMT right now, very cool – they all seem like nice guys (Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, etc) – and I could see fitting in with them well… It’s all about music – the fuel in my life – and I’ll be involved with it all year long… in fact, this april, Detroit’s having their first annual music conference (MotorCity Music Conference or MC2) – and I plan on being there, maybe starting my own little DetroitMafia or something… lol But I’m going, will be taking TONS of pictures, probably blogging onsite too… Gonna be a great time!!!

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That’s The Way I Like it…

That’s the way I like it
That’s the way I want it
That’s the way I like it
And that’s the way I want it
I’m a dumb ass
I go too fast
When I shouldn’t be moving at all
I know I’m the last
And your only chance
At having something meaningful

I wont ever be tricked into thinking that she loves me
Because no one does and no one will
I wont ever be tricked into thinking that she loves me
Because no one does and no one will
And that’s the way I like it
And that’s the way I want it

I jump into things
Buying wedding rings
When I cant keep myself in line
Try to stop myself
Put it on its shelf
And save it for another time

I won’t ever be tricked into thinking that they love me
Because no one does and no one will
I wont ever be tricked into thinking that they love me
Because no one does and no one will
And that’s the way I like it
And that’s the way I want it
That’s the way I like it
That’s the way I want it

Here I am again left to my own devices
This is the last time
Anyone can bring me down

I won’t ever be tricked into thinking that she loves me
Because no ones does and no one will
I won’t ever be tricked into thinking that they love me
Because no one does and no one will
And that’s the way I like it
And that’s the way I want it
And that’s the way I like it
And that’s the way I want it
That’s the way I like it
That’s the way I want it
That’s the way I like it
That’s the way I want it
That’s the way I like it

Tricked – God Lives Underwater

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Nature has a nasty habit of balancing her flaws…

These are dangerous times
that were living in
and there are dangerous signs
that were giving in to fear
late one night, I’m lying here
I thought I heard a sound.

Tell the mothers and the babes
tell the old, tell the sick they will be safe
get the young males. Tell them to be brave
I was so concerned with saving live
I never saw you pull the knife.

High on the mountains
across seven seas
All of the people
why me, why me?
Do you feel so frustrated
Frightened and feared
answer my question
Why me, why me, why me
why me, why me, why me?

You’re such an angry young man
with all your grievances
people don’t understand,
they just can’t understand
what you must do to stay alive.

So you try to justify
all the violence and hate, before your eyes.
Through the ages better men than you have tried
to give what is not theirs to give
to take the land where others live.

High on the mountains
across seven seas
all of the people why me, why me?
Do you feel so frustrated
frightened and feared
answer my question
why here, why now,
why here, why now, hey here,
why now, why me?

Oh, for now you have the power
the guns and all the swords
but nature has a nasty habit
of balancing her flaws.

Now you may try to break my body
lock me up and throw away the key
but you’ll never break my spirit
I’m free!

Why Me? – Mike And The Mechanics

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Never mind…

Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah

Never mind what you think you know about me
Never mind what you might have seen on the tv
You can’t believe every single word you’re gonna read
What I am is too far in for you to see

Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah

Never mind who said that I was a bit far gone
Never mind when they tell you sex is all I want
You can’t believe that I’m every word that I write down
What I am is too far in and can’t be found

Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah
Ah ah ah…ah ah ah

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Never mind what they’re gonna say is probably wrong
Never mind ain’t about the singer it’s the song
You can’t believe how a person looks is who they are
What I am is too far in and can’t be found
What I am is too far in and can’t be found
What I am is too far in and can’t be found
What I am is too far in and can’t be found

Never Mind – Jann Arden

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I wanna leave something here

I spent the morning at an old friend’s grave
Flowers and Amazing Grace, he was a good man
He spent his whole life spinnin’ his wheels
Never knowin’ how the real thing feels
He never took a chance or took the time to dance
And I stood there thinking as I said goodbye
Today is the first day of the rest of my life

I’m gonna stop lookin’ back and start movin’ on
And learn how to face my fears
Love with all of my heart, make my mark
I wanna leave something here

Go out on a ledge, with out any net
That’s what I’m gonna be about
Yeah I wanna be runnin’
When the sand runs out

‘Cause people do it everyday
Promise themselves they’re gonna change
I’ve been there, but I’m changin’ from the inside out

That was then and this is now
I’m a new man, yeah, I’m a brand new man
And when they carve my stone they’ll write these words
“Here lies a man who lived life for all that its worth”

I’m gonna stop lookin’ back and start movin’ on
Learn how to face my fears
Love with all of my heart, make my mark
I wanna leave something here

Go out on a ledge, with out any net
That’s what I’m gonna be about
Yeah I wanna be runnin’
When the sand runs out

When The Sand Runs Out – Rascal Flatts

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Why can’t I find myself an idol…

I can see it
I can feel it rushing in my veins
I don’t like it
I don’t hide it
see it in my face
but I don’t want to wait
for I have lost my faith

*chorus*
why can’t I find myself an idol?
somebody that I can look up to
be big enough to hold me close in their arms
and never let me down
and all these stupid conversations
that always seem to lead to nowhere
thery’re going ’round and ’round and round in my head
and they’ll be back again.
they’re coming back again

it’s not fair how
I still care now
we’re always alone.
honesty and modesty
will never find my home
but I will never say
when I have lost my way

*(repeat chorus)*
You take it…
You take it…
You take it…
You take it
You take it
You take it
and throw it away
You take it
You take it
and throw it away away away away

but I will never say
when I have lost my way

*(repeat chorus)*

You take it
You take it
and throw it away
You take it
You take it
they’re coming back again
You take it
You take it
and throw it away away away…
and throw it away
You take it
You take it
and throw it away away…

Amanda Ghost – Idol

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I wanna live

Sometimes I feel like I need to shake myself, to wake myself:
I feel like I’m just sleep walkin’ through out life.
It’s like I’m swimmin’ in an ocean of emotion,
But still, somehow, slowly goin’ numb inside.
I don’t like who I’m becomin’, I know I’ve gotta do somethin’,
Before my life passes right by.

I want to cry like the rain, cry like the rain,
An’ shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin’.
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin’,
Fight with the devil an’ go down swingin’.
Fly like a bird, roll like a stone,
Love like I ain’t afraid to be alone.
Take everything that this world has to give:
I wanna live.

Sometimes I wonder why I work so hard to guard my heart.
Well, I hardly feel anything at all.
I’ve spent my whole life buildin’ up this ivory tower.
Now that I’m in it, I keep wishin’ it would fall.
So I can feel the ground beneath me, really taste this air I’m breathin’,
And know that I’m alive.

I want to cry like the rain, cry like the rain,
An’ shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin’.
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin’,
Fight with the devil an’ go down swingin’.
Fly like a bird, roll like a stone,
Love like I ain’t afraid to be alone.
Take everything that this world has to give:
I wanna live,
I wanna live.

Somethin’ deep inside keeps sayin life is like a vapor:
It’s gone in just the twinklin’ of an eye.

I want to cry like the rain, cry like the rain,
An’ shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin’.
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin’,
Fight with the devil an’ go down swingin’.
Fly like a bird, roll like a stone,
Love like I ain’t afraid to be alone.
Take everything that this world has to give.
I wanna take every breath I can get:
I wanna live.

Yeah, yeah

I want to live – Josh Gracin

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Music snippets

Ok, still listening to the music I mentioned the other day – So far I’m really diggin’ the Big And Rich CD, and the new Lonestar is very good… Kimberly Locke’s CD is a great one too, that would sound great on shuffle with Clay Aiken!

More later!

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Music, music, music!

Got a ton of good music to listen to recently, i’ll probably put some reviews up of them later this week (both here and BlogCritics) Here’s what I’ve been listening to: Lonestar: “Lets Be Us Again”, Kimberly Locke: “One Love”, Big and Rich: “Horse of a different color”, George Michael: “Patience”, Lenny Kravitz: “Baptism”, Jet: “Get Born”…. Whew, quite a bit of music, and much of it is great stuff!!! I’ll give my opinions later!

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