had been online for a few days, and every night it was updating at midnight with new images and sounds, but there wasn't anywhere keeping track of that kind of thing. I was sitting in IRC channel #nin99 on DALnet trying to keep up with everything, and at some point asked Paul LaBarbera and John Sampson if they'd help me to maintain a news site tracking all this information down. Not long afterward, I asked a guy named meathead if he'd do a biweekly humor column to keep things interesting. As the cliche goes, the rest is history.
If I weren't so busy putting things together for The Gonzales Cantata
, I'd probably have cooler stuff to throw online tonight, but I'm missing a spindle of CDRs with my older archives, so I did some outsourcing to make up for it.
(whom you may know from NINwiki.com
put together a package of wallpapers
for iPhones and computers - some based off original NIN Hotline designs by j. sampson
, and some wholly original designs.
Music inspired by Know the Score
Back in 2005, we ran a contest revolving around Know the Score
, a site we host where mormolyke
has posted transcriptions of various NIN songs into proper sheet music. The contest required that entries be acoustic performances -- and while we got a handful of entries, there were only a few that really stood out. I notified Rebecca Roth
that her harp renditions of Adrift and At Peace and Gone, Still
took the cake, but for one reason or another, she never did get her prizes - though I did get in touch with her last week, and there's a package of goodies from Goodrock
coming her way - better late than never I hope!
Coming in a very close second was Jul DuCamp's minimalistic piano performance of A Warm Place
, inspired by Philip Glass, which Jul was awesome enough to send the score in for
One of the earlier pieces written and posted on Know the Score
was A Warm Place arranged for a string quartet
- and ever since that page went live, the last bullet point read "Studio Recording (MP3) [coming soon]" - well, Melissa
recorded that years ago, using her viola, violin, and then pitch-shifting a viola to emulate the cello. We never posted it, hoping to instead get a real quartet to play, but it's always been one of my favorite tracks in my collection - and now you can listen to it too (please, right-click to save)
. I'll post the multitracks later in the week.
More to come (if I find it)
I'll be posting more as I dig it up throughout the week. Specifically, I've got a copy of the Fragility 2.0 Tour Journal that was created as a collaboration between the Hotline, TheFragile.com, and SmashedUpSanity.com.