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Sunday August 18, 2019

2019 so far, more or less

2019 is full of collaborations you weren''t expecting. Mumford & Sons played Hurt with Tom Morello, and there are a bunch of videos on YouTube, several of them are vertical, and miss the opening. this one does not.

GQ did a story about the Black Mirror episode featuring Miley Cyrus as Ashley O, where they talk about an as-yet unreleased cover of Hurt, "Flirt", which someone needs to leak. Charlie.

The longest running single on Billboard''s Hot 100 was built on music by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross. Old Town Road ny Lil Nas X suprassed Despacito and One Sweet Day after 17 weeks of being number one on the charts, and is still fucking everywhere, which is wonderful.

In other unexpected news, The Perfect Drug and Happiness in Slavery were freshly uploaded to NIN''s official Youtube, but only The Perfect Drug survived. Happiness in Slavery''s NSFW video is still available on Vimeo, of course.

Trent inducted The Cure into the Rock n'' Roll Hall of Fame and gave a little speech about it.

PRG spoke with Paul Gurthrie about running lighting for Nine Inch Nails'' recent tours. Hat tip to Sarah K for that one.

Fillow shared this following bit: Stringspace, a musician''s collective hailing from Australia, posted posted a video of a live performance of We''re In This Together, as arranged by Ollie Miller. You can watch it on YouTube.

On a related note, way back in 2015, Jo Quail recorded an all-cello cover of The Great Below, performed live in London, and no one even tweeted it at us. To be fair, there''s a gap in updates on this very page between late 2014 and early 2017. Obsolescence is a tough pill to swallow! Thanks to StockAvuryah for posting it on ETS.

Alessandro Cortini singlehandedly created a market for secondhand four-track cassette recorders through interviews like the one he did with Reverb.com (now owned by Etsy, because sure). You can hear elements of Came Back Haunted and Hurt, as well as some Cortini''s original works, as he demonstrates how he utilizes budget home-recording equipment in a live setting. Cheers to virushopper for the link!

There was a Marvel movie with a shirt you might have heard about, and here''s a shot of the visual FX team behind that movie. If you''re only just now learning about this, then you might not be the target market for the official NIN/Captain Marvel collaboration, but those shirts are still available.

Speaking of comics, former NIN art director Rob Sheridan (who likely needs no introduction to anyone here) has a comic on DC Vertigo called High Level, with the debut issue having been released in February, and the final issue of the first volume coming out before the end of the month, possibly the final Vertigo comic, full stop, as DC Comics recently annoucned the closure of the legendary imprint.

There was a lot more, but I''ve got a redeye to Minnesota tonight that I really should be planning for.

I borrowed liberally from the NIN Spotting thread on ETS for this little update.