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So okay. I may have been a bit hasty.

I know some folks got pissed at my column commenting that Trent's recent song selection was leaving a bit to be desired, and over at Echoing the Sound and even our own comments section here some people were getting downright pissed. But I'm just now recovering from having seen nine inch nails at SOMA this past Monday and Tuesday, and I can admit it: I was wrong.

Of course, my joy at the shows may have something to do with the fact that on Monday, Trent jumped on our heads during "closer". And I was able to touch Him, in all His glory. And I was able to sing into the microphone ("You get me closer to God" and "Wearing these chains, motherfuckers!!" Let's hope they hadn't shut the mike off at that point! Would be awesome to hear that on a bootleg!) And then I was able to disconnect the microphone and stick it in my pants.

Yes, that's right. Monday night, I got Trent Reznor's microphone. And not just one he threw in the crowd. The "closer" crowd surfing microphone.

This is in addition to a setlist that covered the spectrum of his genius, from a heart-breaking "Something I Can Never Have" to perhaps the most-powerful-yet version of "The Line Begins To Blur" I've had the pleasure of hearing, booted or otherwise. It was fucking glorious, and he was a man afire. Electric. Dominant. Absolutely in control and wielding his power and fury with abandon.

I really can't come up with words to describe the impact these two shows had upon me... as such, I've decided instead to express my feelings in the medium that has always suited me best: my poetry.


your glittering gift of glistening amplitude
reflecting on 5_30_05

Shure Beta 58A
this is the power that you wield
within your hand
within your fist
(power's kiss, most seductive kiss)
it takes your fury
your anger, your heart
and makes you loud
(it makes you strong)

no, this can never be too long

the line has stretched eternal
though foe and friend
have all aligned as one
for your glory
chairs folding like our morals
and though I may be sweating
inside my vinyl cage of purity
i'll kiss the side of heaven for a taste of your

stand above
looking down
we're slickened with sound
all your little piggies
overcome by our teeming, swaying adulation
(right into the center of the storm)

fetal, you are lifted
up above, reborn
rebirth and the cycle
itself begins to blur
i touch your flesh
(this tiny touch of perfection)
and there is the chalice
the sceptre of your powers

i reach out and utter
my meager demonstration
("you get me closer to God?"
you are the one that's closer now)
and I scream out the name
my darkstar moniker
and then a simple push
twist and release
and the chalice comes free
down into the sea
of the love and the joy that has brought it all down upon you
oh Holy One

So I hide this treasure away
into my secret place
of lovely joys
my vinyl cage where madness lies
and spirit it away

and now i cast my gaze
a leper man healed
i once was blind, my father

But Now I See


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Why Gabriel, I never knew you had such a black streak in you. Lifting Trent's mic, now that one takes the cake. Come to think of that fuckin rules.

Posted by: Tormented_Soul_3 | Jun 2, 2005 10:50:00 AM

No it doesn't ts3! Gabriel should have given it back! Now if Trent ever reads our website, he'll probably be mad at us and hate us, and call us "thieving little cunts" or something, and then urge us to "stay home next time".

I can't believe Gabriel actually posted EVIDENCE OF HIS CRIME on our blog. OMG, I fucking HATE GABRIEL sometimes.

I hope Trent knows that *I* had nothing to do with this whole thing.

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 2, 2005 11:00:21 AM

Whatever Dierdre, you hypocritical hair-in-mouth-keeper!

You're just jealous because all you got to do was touch Trent's flesh, whilst I touched his arm, and now own the Holy Chalice of Amplitude.

Besides, if you notice, Trent threw lots of mikes into the crowd later that night and on Tuesday, but those mikes were all pulled back on stage. Trent saw me, Gabriel, and saw that I had the mike. He could have taken it back.

But he wanted me to have it.

Posted by: Gabriel | Jun 2, 2005 11:08:09 AM

You are so full of shit. Plus, usuing the word "whilst" is more evidence that you are a total fag. Don't bother talking to me for awhile, you thieving pansy.

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 2, 2005 11:11:04 AM

I won't need to talk to you. I'll be busy working in GarageBand on some new L'orangerie Stank demos.

Recorded with the Chalice of Trent.

Posted by: Gabriel | Jun 2, 2005 11:19:58 AM

I may stand corrected then Die. I guess it was the darkness in me that congratulated Gabriel on his Copperfield-esque lifting of the mic. I can see how his actions would cause you pain and embarrasment. I'm no angel myself, unless you count a dark angel of Satan as one, but he did say that
Trent saw him take it with no prob...

Posted by: Tormented_Soul_3 | Jun 2, 2005 3:37:52 PM

Trent saw no such thing. He was too busy protecting his junk from all the fangirls and boys that want to squeeze his lemons real bad. He expected his cronies to get it back for him, but Gabriel ripped it off the cord and stuck it down his pants... which, if you think about it, is probably really Freudian or something.

Compensating for something Gabriel? Eh?

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 2, 2005 4:45:31 PM

PS. L'orangerie Stank would totally suck ass if Rory wasn't so hott. Even if you use Trent's golden chalice of dark power, or whatever, you'll still be totally LAME and a total WEASEL.

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 2, 2005 4:52:05 PM

I like it when your mad and nasty...so what's it like living with Gab?

Posted by: Tormented_Soul_3 | Jun 3, 2005 4:12:29 PM

TS3, living with Gabriel totally sucks, especially now, when all he talks about is Trent's glistening chalice. He is such a fucking closeted faggot.

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 3, 2005 9:19:58 PM

You guys, I can't believe you posted your crime on the internet! You guys could get in lots of big trouble if the police see this. Theft is theft. Trent Reznor could go after you on this. He already won that court case with his manager. You guys will be next. There is no stopping him now. I bet he noticed that his mike was missing, too.

You guys are so dumb.

Posted by: Davida | Jun 7, 2005 8:08:45 PM

YOU GUYS?! Do you think BOTH OF US perpetrated this crime?! Oh, HELL NO. This is Gabriel's imbroglio, if it comes to that. Obviously nothing can stop Trent now, and his success in the courtroom is totally scary. I just want you and everyone else, especially TRENT, that I had nothing WHATSOEVER to do with this crime.

Gabriel, you are so going to get us in trouble!

Posted by: Dierdre | Jun 7, 2005 8:11:10 PM

So the stakes are rising. I don't think you have anything to worry about Gab, I would assume Trent would find the humor and flattery in all this. Die, you especially have nothing to worry about, you are protected by your dark beauty and innocence.

Posted by: Tormented_Soul_3 | Jun 8, 2005 2:40:34 PM

dear people.. you ALL need some serious professional help.


Posted by: jack | Jun 13, 2005 4:01:05 AM

You stole a mic - good for you, I know about 100 people who would have done the same.

Now fucking get over the fact that it's 'theft' and all that bullshit.

Posted by: anonymous | Aug 27, 2005 9:36:16 AM

OMG, Anonymous. We so left this whole thing behind YEARS ago. I bet, now that Gabe's found Jesus, he'll repent.

Posted by: Dierdre | Aug 27, 2005 1:03:12 PM

diego soma

Posted by: radio soma | Jul 2, 2007 3:53:00 AM

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