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I enjoyed this advance single from their full length album WELCOME OBLIVION that is due on March 3rd, far more than the material from their recently released EP AN OMEN. 

The video definitely achieves a certain degree of creepiness.



Happy Birthday, Mr. Reznor


Thanks for the music, old sweat, lies, lies, lies;  and the artistic risks it took to create them. :)


Nothing, indeed, IS something.






Lost Video Footage from 1995 of David Bowie/NIN in Concert

One of the coolest concerts I ever witnessed was the first concert ever performed inside the brand new Rose Garden in October of 1995 of David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails on the Outside tour. The show was special because it included a neat segue in which Nine Inch Nails shared the stage with David Bowie for a few songs before giving way to David Bowie’s set full set. There were so few shows played, that not alot of people actually got to see them live. We’ve had bootlegs of the audio from the concerts around for years, and the brief clip of video from here and there, but never have we had a big chunk to enjoy.

David Williams, who was the editor in charge of putting together a video compilation of the concert footage that unfortunately never saw the light of day officially because of a snafu with the record companies involved, posted on Vimeo this incredible 39 minute glimpse into the amazing 20 date concert tour that was the Outside tour. In this clip you get to see, among other things,  a very cool arrangement of “The Man Who Sold the World”, “Subterraneans (with Trent Reznor playing Sax!)” , “Scary Monsters”, “Reptile”, “Hallo Spaceboy”, “Hurt”, “Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, and Under Pressure!

David Bowie NIN Work Pix from video on Vimeo.*


*It appears that David Williams has removed the video links. My apologies.

Instead, here is a link to a great performance by David Bowie of his track “Heart’s Filthy Lesson”.

Here is another embedded clip of David William’s editing work mentioned but who knows how long this one will last as well. The person who posted the clip on YouTube says that it is from Nine Inch Nails Dissonance tour, but that is incorrect. The only tour that NIN was on in late ‘95, to early ‘96 was the David Bowie OUTSIDE tour, of which this from.


Trent Reznor and HBO moving forward with ‘Year Zero’ sci-fi series

Reznor’s 2007 album Year Zero

Geoff Boucher, of the Los Angeles Times revealed that Trent Reznor’s series has moved into the development phase of pre-production.

The tasty bit:

Reznor is working with the team of  Lawrence Bender, best known for producing Quentin Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and ”Reservoir Dogs“ as well as the documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Countdown to Zero,” and Kevin Kelly Brown, who was executive producer on “Roswell.

and that Daniel Knauf, of Carnivale fame is writing.


Can you imagine a fall schedule in 2011-2012 or even 2012-2013 that features George R.R. Martin’s series A Game of Thrones and Reznor’s Year Zero?  Does anyone else feel their mind exploding with possiblity?

Except for their mistake of not picking up Mad Men when they had their shot, HBO just keeps taking the right risks at the right time.



The disorienting effects of touring

Josh Freese posted this video on NIN.com. It adequately captures the disorienting effects of touring and extended sleep deprivation.


NIN - Year Zero

Listen to the new NIN album in its entirety at nin.com….


Year Zero

Operation Swamp

NIN - "Beside You In Time" music video script

I’d forgotten to mention that I’ve written and posted my music video script treatment of Nine Inch Nails song “Beside You in Time” which appeared on Trent Reznor’s 2005 album,”With Teeth”.  A previous script treatment of Seabound’s “Watching Over You (Haujobb) mix” ended up being more popular than I had expected and there had been a request for additional scripts. So enjoy.


For maximum enjoyment,  I highly recommend that you play the song in your headphones at the time of reading. I’ve included a timecode in the script so that you can feel the rhythm, tone, and pace of the video as you read the script and listen to the song.

There is not a chance in hell that it will ever be produced of course, but I thought you might enjoy seeing all the might have beens and the could have beens.


After reading it, feel free to share any comments.