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click! [11 Oct 2006|08:55am]

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[12 May 2005|07:16pm]

I was wondering if anyone had the lyrics to "I Am The One" by Burton Bell?
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[15 Mar 2005|11:49am]
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[06 Mar 2005|06:26pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]


I am a new member, and a devoted Tweaker fan. I saw them live with Skinny Puppy at The Electric Factory in Philedalphia, and fell in love twice over, being that I had recently purchased 2 a.m Wake Up Call.

I just wanted to express my love for Tweaker.

It is nice to be among others who may have the same tastes in such wonderful music.


And that's all really.

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[07 Feb 2005|09:41am]

[ mood | cold ]

I am not a newbe to Tweaker, I have liked tweaker since TATATU and 2:am wakeup call has not left my home cd player since it came out. I was happy to hear that he was going on tour with MM but the negative side is that his website has not been updated. I can't wait until area 51 comes out and since the doom 3 theme is so awsome i am sure area 51's music will be too.

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Found a great interview transcript [01 Dec 2004|10:25pm]

[ mood | inspired ]

This interview was March 2004, and it makes for very interesting reading!


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Recommendations? [27 Nov 2004|10:07pm]

I discovered 2amWC and TATATU a while ago and really like them both. I'd say that "Worse than yesterday" is my favorite track of them all, it's the sort of track I wish I'd written. If I was looking for similar tracks/styles, what artists/albums would you recommend I check out?
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[19 Oct 2004|01:54pm]


I love this album - 2a.m. wake up call - by tweaker. It's an album in the truest sense - while the individual pieces are great on their own, the album makes so much sense, means so much more when you listen to it from start to finish. I turned off all the lights in my almost black room last night, lit some candles and opium incense, and just zoned out to the music. I figured I'd just lay there and do nothing but I had great ideas for videos and other arty things. So I wrote them down after I'd listened to the album once over without interruption. It's so - argh, there is no word for it. Great is too pitiful a word, and awesome is just too juvenile. It's perfect, this album. Absolutely perfect.

x-posted to my own lj
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tweaker: 2am wakeup call remix contest [05 Jul 2004|02:23pm]

(LOS ANGELES, California, July 6th, 2004) ACIDplanet.com, Sony Pictures Digital Networks’ Internet community for cutting edge music progressive and Waxploitation Records, a leading one of the top electronic and hip hop record labels, have teamed up to create an exclusive opportunity for music fans to remix the next single from the new Tweaker album 2 a.m. Wakeup Call.

The Tweaker Remix Contest will begin at Noon PST on July 6th, 2004 at www.acidplanet.com/contests/tweaker2. The song being offered for remix is “It’s Still Happening” featuring Hamilton Leithauser (of the band The Walkmen).

Contestants will have access to loops created from the original masters as well as a free version of the ACID® Xpress software a free version of Sony Media Software's award-winning loop based music composition tool loop based music composition tool. ACIDplanet.com will provide all the content and tools needed to enter the Tweaker Remix Contest.

Tweaker is the alter ego band project of Chris Vrenna, recognized as one of the top producer-remixers in the music world and a founding member of Nine Inch Nails. Vrenna has worked with a ‘who’s who’ of artists such as U2 for Lara Croft : Tomb Raider, P.O.D. for The Scorpion King as well as Weezer, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins and Rob Zombie amongst many others. Vrenna has produced and composed music for a number of video games including Doom III, American McGee’s Alice, Quake (as a member of NIN), Enter The Matrix and upcoming games such as Tabula Rasa and Area 51.

The winning remix will receive Sony® ACID PRO 4 software, five Loops for ACID™ loop libraries, as well as CDs and t-shirts merchandisefrom Tweaker and Waxploitation. Additionally, the winning remix will be added to the forthcoming Tweaker 2 a.m. wakeup call remix album which will include remixes from Danger Mouse, King Britt and Teargas & Plateglass amongst others.

“The response we got from the remix contest a few years ago for the debut Tweaker album was totally unexpected.” says Vrenna. “Initially I was kind of scared to have thousands of people who I didn’t know doing remixes it, but the quality of the remixes was surprisingly good. It was very hard to pick the winners. So this time, I am really hoping to have the same level of interest and the same quality of work.”

The 2 a.m. Wakeup Call CD was co-written by Vrenna collaborator Clint Walsh and features guest appearances from Robert Smith (The Cure), Will Oldham, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), David Sylvian, Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields) and Mellowdrone amongst others.

Tweaker is currently wrapping up its first nationwide tour, with Skinny Puppy.

For more information and background, please visit www.tweaker.net, www.acidplanet.com and www.waxploitation.com
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!!! [03 Jul 2004|08:50pm]

[ mood | bored ]

wtf censored.


no one appreciates good image hotlinks.

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[02 Jul 2004|06:43pm]

look for an official news release on Chris Vrenna's involvement with the upcoming game DOOM III coming soon...
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TWEAKER [02 Jul 2004|03:32pm]

Hi I just joined your LJ group.

Just wanted to saw that I am quite impressed with your band. I got a chance to see 3 of your performances on the Skinny Puppy tour,
Never actually heard of your music prior to the tour but I will definitely be picking up a copy of Tweaker at the record store this week. Good stuff. Very original. Nice to hear something fresh and new.

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skinny puppy and tweaker to tour - official release [05 May 2004|09:57pm]


In what is shaping up to be one of the more dynamic North American tours of the summer, Skinny Puppy has handpicked Tweaker for its first tour in almost a decade.

Both artists are on the road supporting new albums. Tweaker just released 2 a.m. Wakeup Call (Waxploitation / iMUSIC), the highly anticipated follow-up to The Attraction To All Things Uncertain. On May 24th, Skinny Puppy will release The Greater Wrong of the Right, their first studio album since 1996.

Tweaker is the alter-ego project of Chris Vrenna, a Grammy award-winning artist and founding member of Nine Inch Nails and record producer/remixer/collaborator for a ‘who’s who’ of artists including U2, Weezer, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson amongst many others.

The tour begins June 11th in Portland, Oregon and will be a full circle of sorts for Tweaker. "Our first tour ever as NIN was opening for Skinny Puppy on their Vivisect Six tour,” says Chris Vrenna. “Seeing that this will be Tweaker's first tour as well, it's a huge honor that Skinny Puppy has asked us to be its opener.”

2 a.m wakeup call was produced and composed by Vrenna and collaborator Clint Walsh and features guests including Robert Smith (The Cure), David Sylvian, Will Oldham, Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Mellowdrone and Johnny Marr (The Smiths). The album has already received critical acclaim from a diverse group of publications including:

Entertainment Weekly --“Call it Eternal Darkness of the Spotted Mind.”

Rolling Stone.com -- “Tweaker's disquieting lullabies are uneasy listening at its finest.”

Alternative Press -- “…Emotionally resonant performances."

Wall Street Journal -- “A poignant, menacing piece of modern experimentation.”

Tweaker’s debut tour will feature Vrenna on drums and loops, Walsh on guitar and keyboards, Kevin Kipnis (Purr Machine) on treble bass and sound designer William Faith (Faith and the Muse) on standard bass. "I'm excited to finally get to play these songs live," says Walsh. "We worked long and hard on this record - and it's a record we're really proud of - so we can't wait to take it to the stage."

Tour dates are as follows:

6/11/04 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
6/12/04 Showbox Seattle, WA
6/15/04 Vic Theater Chicago, IL
6/16/04 Vic Theater Chicago, IL
6/19/04 Avalon Ballroom Boston, MA
6/20/04 Irving Plaza New York, NY
6/21/04 Irving Plaza New York, NY
6/22/04 9:30 Club Washington, DC
6/23/04 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
6/25/04 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
6/26/04 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
6/27/04 Verizon Theatre Houston, TX
6/29/04 Odgen Theatre Denver, CO
7/01/04 Grand Ballroom San Francisco, CA
7/02/04 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
7/03/04 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

More dates will be announced.

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[28 Apr 2004|05:44pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

I joined this community a while back, but I honestly don't remember introducing myself.  My name is Christina, I'm 15, and from Long Island.


and here is the baby:Collapse )

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Happy like an effin beaver. [28 Apr 2004|05:44pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

I just got my copy of the new Cd. I about creamed myself when I saw the UPS guy. Anyone care to join in the happiness? But yah, now I have to go and listen to it. Seyonara.

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Free Magazine & Free CD [15 Apr 2004|03:17pm]

Hey folks - since Skinny Puppy is listed as a Community Interest here, I thought you'd like to know that there's an interview.story with Skinny Puppy in the Spring 2004 issue of Asleep By Dawn Magazine. The mag is free, sent free in the mail (USA and Canada only, sorry!) and comes with a free CD as well (featuring Skinny Puppy, The Cruxshadows, Collide, Qntal, and more). Just visit the web site to sign up for a completely free copy!
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[31 Mar 2004|11:56am]

2am wake up call pre-order
signed by chris vrenna and clint walsh


album will be released on 4/20
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[29 Mar 2004|09:39pm]

tweaker:2am wake up call


includes a link to an mp3 of the awesome track featuring will oldham "ruby"
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new member [28 Mar 2004|12:35pm]

hey there, i'm a new member of the community.
i'm kinda trying to get more into programming to compliment my other musical "abilities"
i was wondering what other programming software there is (i use fruity loops)
also, what is the name of the band Chris Vrenna is in with Wes Borland, and who are the members?
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[04 Mar 2004|05:07am]

Fanatic For The Cure
by Julia Rubiner

Everyone knows that Cure fans are freaks. Their adoration of frontman Robert Smith, in particular, approaches religious zealotry. Chris Vrenna is one of these acolytes. The founding drummer and programmer for Nine Inch Nails, Vrenna is currently exerting his sonic energies as the leader of tweaker, a highly respected hotbed of creative collaboration. He will realize a sort of personal apotheosis when tweaker's new album, 2:00 A.M. Wakeup Call, is released in April: It features a revelatory contribution from none other than Robert Smith, on the track "Truth Is." Wow, I guess I can die now, Vrenna thought when Smith said he wanted to participate in the project. And this from a guy who, as a producer/remixer/engineer and/or programmer has worked with U2, David Bowie, Weezer, Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Rob Zombie, P.O.D. and Hole, among others. Following are the reflections of a lifelong Cure fanatic.
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