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Reasons I Love Her, No. 337

Scene: Me, in my office, spending my umpteenth hour of the past week working on a freelance web-programming project, payment for which will make it possible for Santa to leave another mind-numbingly huge batch of presents this year for Zan and Jayna, ensure that our heat continues to function for a short while longer, and keep us slightly beyond the reach of the snapping jaws of home foreclosure. I have just built into the client’s website an insanely cool javascript-pop-up-window thing that I accomplished by geek geek geek blah blah blah, and, I assure you, it’s amazing. Sadly, no one… [read the rest]

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Um, no, really: I’m with the band …

There is a scene in the movie “Almost Famous” during which the star—a young and budding music journalist—approaches the backstage door of a concert venue, rings the buzzer, gives the surly security guard his name and says that he’s there to interview the band. The guard checks the guest list on his clipboard. “You’re not on the list,” he says dismissively and slams the door shut. Undeterred, our young hero again rings the buzzer, and the annoyed security guard again opens the door. “Sir, I’m a journalist,” the naive youngster says, holding up as a form of identification a copy… [read the rest]

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Blast off

OK, this is the last NIN picture that I’ll force-feed you in Photo of the Day, but I couldn’t resist putting it up. Like most of the NIN pics I shot, it’s not super-high quality … but, dude: he’s airborne. I had no idea when I took this shot that I had captured Trent launching himself skyward; I was just snapping like a madman and hoping to end up with something salvageable. I think I took almost 250 photos, and boiled it down to just over 40. This is what happens when a concert reviewer pretends to be a concert… [read the rest]

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Ghosts

Yes, this one’s even foggier and grainier than its predecessor … but I like the vibe. Nine Inch Nails fans will recognize Trent Reznor’s unmistakeable silhouette (he’s the guy choking the microphone to death), and that gentlemen with the guitar right there, that’s Robin Finck. The sides of his head are shaved except for two little tufts that hang from his temples, he has a dreadlocked mohawk, and his presence, guitar playing and demonic backing vocals add an element to the live NIN experience that just can’t be replaced—which is probably why Trent brought him back for this tour after… [read the rest]

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NIN

The last time Mr. Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails came to town, I had to miss the show so that Wonder Woman and I could take Zan to see the Wiggles. Thankfully, the big “Playhouse Disney Live” excursion took place a couple of days before last night’s NIN show. I got hooked up with tickets and a photo pass, the latter of which allowed me to spend three songs leaning against the stage, snapping pictures of Trent and the boys … which was way cool, of course … but the quality of the photos is mostly subpar because… [read the rest]

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