Posted by Travis on Sunday, November 24
In a perfect world, people in general will hear the album, be inspired and do something extraordinary. I hope someone might use us as a backdrop for inspiration for some other activity they excel in. I'm not going to spoon feed anybody and rob them of their own personal experiences. I read the interpretations of the lyrics that people send to the Tool web page. They're way off. But that's fine.
Posted by Alex @ 11/24/02 10:41 PM
Wow, that's good. Where'd you get the quote from, Travis? I like it. Anyways, what's up with the change, and the lack of all your stuff other than the hosted people?
Posted by Travis @ 11/24/02 10:45 PM
I got it from The Tool Page's forum entry page. Once I saw it, I had to put it up :p
Posted by Alex @ 11/25/02 03:41 PM
Ah, that's cool. Yeah, I like the Tool Page. I like toolband.com better, though. It's alot slicker, and has alot more information, that is, in some cases. I actually got the lists of the guitar equipment Tool uses from The Tool Page, though, so I'm pretty happy with that.
Posted by Travis @ 11/25/02 04:45 PM
I just go to the Tool Page for the forum now. I love reading peoples' interpretations of the songs, especially those from Lateralus (even Eon Blue Apocalypse has a few ;p). Other than that, I just browse around for the hell of it.
Posted by téa [w] @ 11/25/02 07:56 PM
you're going to change your layout again? ^_^;; i really shouldn't be surprised. keehee~ anyhow, i really like that quote you got. =) i miss your blog though. -_-
Posted by Alex @ 11/25/02 08:01 PM
You know what, Travis? It's good that you've told me about that hoodie, cause I was going to buy it. I think I still am. From your description, I'm as tall as you, so I'd like to know, what size did you order? I'll just get a size bigger, since you said it's too small.
Posted by Travis @ 11/25/02 08:31 PM
Tea: I want to, but I'm doubting that I will. I can't think of anything. I just expect one to come to me. I'm uncreative. Not really gonna happen. My blog will be back soon enough, unless I get used to this kind of format. ;) I miss you, too. But I'll probably leave you a barrage of offline messages over the course of the night ^_^;;
Posted by Alex @ 11/26/02 03:43 PM
Are you sure I should get an extra large? Well, I am 12 (yet as tall as you. That wasn't meant as an insult, I'm tall, I guess), but I have pretty long legs, so I dunno.
Posted by Travis @ 11/26/02 05:30 PM
I'm a very short person, so no offense taken :p. The sweatshirt only went down to my waist, my shirt actually extended farther than it. So I'd say go for an extra large. :\
Posted by Alex @ 11/26/02 05:59 PM
Heh, okay. Most of my height is in my legs, so I don't know... I'll just have to decide. I'll most likely go with extra-large, I guess.
Posted by Travis @ 11/27/02 04:44 PM
I've seen quite a few people wearing that sweatshirt around my school, which is surprising. Before the concert, nobody wore anything. After, a lot of people were wearing Tool shirts. I see at least 20 every time I walk through the hall. =P
Posted by Alex @ 11/27/02 10:25 PM
You said none of your friends are interested in Tool. Or are you saying lots of other people from school went, and afterwards ordered the sweatshirt?
Posted by Travis @ 11/28/02 01:23 PM
None of my friends like Tool, no. In fact, most of them hate them (little bastards). Anyway, yeah, a hell of a lot of people went to the concert, and seeing that many fans gave them the "courage" to proclaim their love for Tool, I guess. =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/02/02 09:46 AM
Well, the sad thing for me, is that I missed my only chance to go to a Tool concert anytime soon. They've ended their Lateralus tour, and I missed their concert in Erie (2 hours from here), because it was on the same day as my school retreat, which I went to. If I had planned better... >_<;;
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/02/02 04:40 PM
Hey, at least they're releasing a live DVD. Better than nothing :\
Posted by Alex @ 12/02/02 08:18 PM
Yeah, isn't it supposed to be out early 2003?
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/02/02 10:37 PM
I really have no idea :p. Too lazy to look for an actual date. The mere fact that it will be released is enough info for me at this point. ^_^
Posted by Alex @ 12/03/02 03:49 PM
Yeah, I guess that's enough for most die hard fans. They already have a DVD out anyways. Well, someone does about them, at least. There's Toology, and Salival comes in DVD format, I think. I'm not sure if Toology is actually by them though.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/03/02 06:27 PM
Salival doesn't actually have any live footage. The CD's live, but the DVD is just their videos, as far as I know. :\
Posted by Alex @ 12/04/02 09:50 PM
Yeah, but still, it's a DVD. It's supposed to have all the videos they have on it except for Schism and Parabola, and then it has some new tracks and three old ones on the CD.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/04/02 11:51 PM
The only reason I really want Salival is because of Maynard's Dick. Good song, and apparently from the same timeframe as Opiate. :P
Posted by Alex @ 12/05/02 11:13 AM
Yeah, I like that song except for the end with all the body noises. That ruined the song. :p
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/05/02 05:08 PM
The ending's a bit... off... but hey, it's funny =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/05/02 06:12 PM
What CD was No Quarter intended for, Travis? Because it's really a Led Zepplilin song, and I doubt Tool would've even contemplated putting a cover on one of their full-length albums.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/05/02 10:45 PM
It wasn't really intended for an album, per se. I'm pretty sure they just started performing it live, and then later decided to put it on Salival.
Posted by Alex @ 12/06/02 03:56 PM
You need to listen to it all the way through. It's awesome. I just don't like how it speeds up at the end.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/06/02 11:02 PM
I just burned Jerk-Off, Hush, Sober, Maynard's Dick, No Quarter, and a few APC songs... so I'll listen to it later tonight. =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/07/02 09:08 PM
Good for you. No Quarter is an awesome song. You like APC too, I was guessing. My favorite song by them is Magdalena, and The Hollow.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/07/02 10:46 PM
I still haven't gotten around to listening to No Quarter... I fell asleep while listening to Flaw last night =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/08/02 09:47 AM
Flaw? Band or a song?
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/08/02 12:05 PM
Band. I've been listening to them a lot lately. More than Tool =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/08/02 02:14 PM
I haven't listened to Rose in a while, and to be honest, not even Mer de Noms. I don't like the beginning of Rose, so maybe that's what always discourages me from listening to it. But I do most of the time, because whenever I listen to an album, I listen to it all the way through, because I believe that good musicians set songs in a certain order for a reason. You know, so certain songs ease the tones between others.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/08/02 07:56 PM
I haven't listened to much of the album more than once (mainly just Rose, 3 Libras, Magdalena, and Orestes). Have to get around to that at some point. =P
Posted by Alex @ 12/09/02 02:26 PM
I fall asleep during Reflection during the times when I listen to Lateralus. I try not to, though, because Triad is one of my favorite songs.
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/09/02 04:58 PM
I purposely avoid listening to Parabol, Reflection, and Disposition. They put me to sleep every single time I listen to them. I do listen to them if it's late and I can't sleep, though ;p
Posted by Alex @ 12/09/02 06:18 PM
Parabol doesn't last long enough for someone to fall asleep. :p
Posted by Travis [w] @ 12/09/02 08:58 PM
It doesn't take me long at all to fall asleep. Anywhere from 3 to 8 minutes on average. And Parabola has woken me up a few times, but I generally sleep through it :p
Posted by Alex @ 12/10/02 08:41 PM
If I listen to the album all the way through, I normally fall asleep at Lateralus. That's too bad, though. It's my second favorite song.
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