TOOL/Danny Carey and 93
I thought this [article below] was a fascinating (if not acceptable) synchronicity. A very brief backstory: the drummer for TOOL, Danny Carey is quite the follower, collector, and whatever-else you wish to the 93 current (or Thelema, if that works better). I believe there is a post or two about this, here.
Their first new song released from the new record, in 13 years, debuted at...No. 93 on the Billboards.
I mean...that's pretty sweet.
I think they suck ass generally. Overrated.
Finally david and i agree about music (besides It's A Beautiful Day!). Do not like Tool; they are very silly. Credit to dude for repping Thelema in the public sphere though.
Asking £79.99 for the new audio CD on a popular online retailer, have they gone mad? I'm all for Liber Oz and everything but £80 for a CD is taking the juice from beneath the deer, hoping it's a mistake.
Out of curiosity, which terminated the feline, I went to YouTube, Entered "Tool," and perused the first video offered ("Sober HQ").
It is my professional opinion that this feature is taken right out of the astral plane, the lower aspects therein), and is drawing from the same realm as horror films, which promote fear, fright (they are different), and creepiness. The music part had a fairly decent beat but, being sound deficient, I could understand no words.
I will pass on the $100 CD.
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QBL Note: Tool = 179, which in S.S. the only entry is: Ligatio, which is Lation for "bond." To me, is translates more as "tied together" or "tied up."
taking the juice from beneath the deer
Is this some kind of version of "taking the piss"? The most peculiar phrase i have heard today, i must know more...
The expensive "cd" isn't just a CD and some artwork. It contains a 4" rechargable screen to watch videos inspired by the art of Adam Jones and Alex Grey (among others) and has a 2" speaker. It comes with the CD and a digital download. And multipage booklet of art.
Not trying to "market" Tool. Just thought the coincidence, I guess, of 93 and their drummer was interesting.
Is this some kind of version of “taking the piss”? The most peculiar phrase i have heard today, i must know more…
Yes, it's a polite way of saying taking the piss. I think it's based on a myth that in Scandinavia they feed deer the Fly Agaric to filter out some of the toxins and make it easier to consume, hence collecting the fluid from under the deer. Not my personal cup of tea but each to their own.
AD: they feed deer the Fly Agaric to filter out some of the toxins
Now you're really taking about "strange drugs." I wonder how they make the foaming wine.
Among the Siberian nomads, they have a similar practice: the upper crust eat the amanita mushrooms, the lower orders drink their muscarine-rich urine; everybody gets high.
Ig: ...everybody gets high.
Too bad it's a lower astral plane high. I have found no evidence or reports that it opens the 5th. holistic circuit, which is the minimum-prescribed goal for aspiration (Tiphareth). But if one needs to first demonstrate control of the astral (emotion, desire) plane, then I suppose it's the best they can do.
The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics, including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species. This genus is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for about 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is α-amanitin. - Wiki
Death Cap in petty colors
ah so it's a death cap ..must show krystal .. when she finally wakes up..
had one growing in her room on the carpet back in 05/06 didn't pee on it though
now that we have gone totally porn XXX with golden showers beasts and bondage
back to back they faced each other
drew two knives and shot their brother
a. The small projection near the center of the mammary gland containing the outlets of the milk ducts through which young mammals obtain milk from the adult female; a teat. b. A corresponding projection of the male breast.
now for the mais SIAM I AM .. sorry suess again
oh this new secret word of mine keeps growing and growing
Apart from Graham Bond and Genesis P Orridge, it seems to me that bands that use Thelemic imagery steer towards the darkest imagery available from that current.
I quite like Norwegian black metal. The words are 100% incomprehensible so whatever point they are trying to make is lost on me: only the music matters.
Mayhem is a good band to start with. They were influenced by the British group Venom.
The names of many of the modern groups are darkly amusing. They are also sometimes unprintable.
I am back from holiday, it was mostly thus.
I think that Danny from Tool is an initiate for sure. he displays the hallmarks of simplicity, down-to-earth-edness, and generally good-temperament, tempered by thought. His 'boss' the singer from Tool is a whole other matter I don't wish to comment on. That is a big Ego.
Danny also collects Crowley first editions, reads, and uses them and I have on good faith that he is a fairly strong practitioner.
His drumming is amazing too.
'That's all I have to say about that.'
There's some good stuff on the new album.
You can't be in a hurry to listen to it though. The songs are all super long. I'd have to compare it to listening to a classical piece where there are different movements that share a theme - it's definitely not three verses, a bridge, and a chorus.
My favorite is probably "Pneuma," where the lyrics seem to want to remind us that we all come from the "same breath, same Word, same spark." It's literally a spiritual song.
They don't dwell a lot in the dark themes. Several of the songs seem to deal with life on the Thelemic spiritual path, dealing with troubles, maturing.
Good to smoke to. Chill metal.
I dig it.
I just spent about 85 bucks on it before shipping; deluxe CD coming from Canada since my local shop only got 10 copies and so sold out. lol
Waiting to hear it when it arrives....
I am not too concerned about spending so much on it since I know I will keep it for a long time. Plus on a material level it is already going for a lot more than I paid. Ignoring the music (ha) I am also curious to see such a monstrosity in person that has a built in speaker and screen. wtf.
I'm going to hold out to buy an appropriate priced CD down the road when it comes out. The tracks '7empest' and 'invincible' are my favourites so far, the sound is so complex and multi-layered, I think they have evolved and matured very well into this album.
My 'fear' is after hearing the 2 singles they put online, that they sounded a lot like 10,000 days to me. But that was only one listen.
The more it unfolds, the more I love it.