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I thought it was pretty good. Smart guy.
short hair trent reznor is a lot more smarter than old good long hair trent reznor. Better music too.
def looking healthy
for emukid (i hate to bust a dream but reality needs to be a friend of yours):
"Overdosing on heroin was a wake-up call to Reznor, who now could not deny his problems. Worse news came in 2001, almost a year after the Fragility tour ended. While working on a live CD and DVD chronicling the US leg of the tour, a studio technician Reznor befriended was shot and killed in a gang-related crime. Seeing that his addictions had contributed to gang activity, Reznor was determined to get his problems under control.
On July 11, 2001, Reznor checked into a New Orleans rehabilitation center and endured a cold-turkey withdrawal experience that makes him shudder to this day. Upon leaving the facility, Reznor was more determined than ever to stay clean and sober. He finished the live set, titled And All That Could Have Been, and began to focus on other projects. Among his projects were Tapeworm, a collaboration with Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan, and producing former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha's solo album.."
let's hijack this thread and promote a dude that deserves it and was produced by good 'ol trent:
I have all of that HD footage sitting on one of my drives. I should probably do something with it.
It's become a common error in articles about Reznor to report that he was a heroin user -- maybe it's his lyrics about jabbing needles -- but he hasn't asked for corrections. "That's kind of a sad conversation to have; 'I'm not a junkie, I'm a coke head'. . . . "
tomato vs. tomato
it's just a term to describe someone addicted to drugs. A junkie can use anything.
With drug junk out of the way....
I think he is just starting on his overall vision for music. He has definitely been laying the framework on which the new industry will run on. It will be interesting to watch him and see what he unleashes on the dinosaurs.
it's painful watching kevin rose speak
I would be a little intimidated interviewing him. Same goes for Maynard.
Its painful seeing how quickly QBN threads deteriorate, not oven past teh first page. Reznor touches on some interesting and relevant topics and it becomes an argument on what drug he was addicted to and a few youtube vids.
- I tried bringing it back around. Oh well.morilla
- i'm just happy there aren't any lolcats yetscarabin_net
- i am sorry i didn't live up to your expectationsemukid
- as a dealer, drugs interest me. and it bothers me when people confuse their shitemukid
- kinda like when people say all designers are retards. i bet that is offensive to you folkemukid
i don't agree. it's just it's worth pointing out that the rise in his creativity has been out of the ashes of recovery.
it's an important thing to note, especially in a creative realm. if i had a dollar for every 'creative' - be it music, design, artist - that has said you need drugs to push the creative envelope i'd be rich.
i know 2 people that became heroin users due to a fascination with burroughs and cobain (this was around '93) and that isn't as unique a sad story as you'd think.
i think reznor is a great role model for creativity and positive living. it doesn't need to be 'straight-edge' (a la minor threat) but certainly the argument of drugs and creative endevour is less and less there thanks christ.
the thing is that heroin seems to be labelled as the 'junkie' drug whereas coke is more accepted as just an addicition. personally i think you're a junkie either way. i'd read in quite a few places and interviews that reznor had overdosed from heroin in london. that's important as if you can kick heroin and then become a better person than you were before it's a good example for anyone else on the gear. makes a change from a few people i know that kicked it that complain that no high is ever as good.
just my 2 cents.
Nice link scarabin. Pretty good interview.
It is cool that he is exploring new ways to release stuff but honestly his earlier work for the labels was much more interesting and creative than the Year Zero album.
Fragile was his pinnacle IMO. But it is hard to top such epics. I think he needed to strip down and do things he hasn't done before.