As we enter the “finishing mode” on our album, things are getting exciting. I paused amidst the madness to answer some questions and musings here in the comments on ms.com.
bljdavidson – “Hi Mike, are you going to let the LPUnderground members here the new single or at least a snippit from it? Il c u in manchester 4th xD”
M: I don’t know if LPUnderground will have a chance to hear new music before anyone else yet…but we will continue to do all the stuff we’ve been doing (live chats with the band, presales, exclusive videos, etc.)
VIVA LA LPU
Andrew Schwartzmeyer – “From a web developer, don’t force people to register with WordPress to comment. Requiring an email plus using the Akismet spam filter is more than good enough. It just hassles the rest of us”
M: I’m checking with the web peeps on this. As you guys know (I’ve seen your comments about it), there has been a growing amount of spam here on ms.com. As we near the release of the 1st single from the new album, traffic is growing, and we wanted to do something to put the spam in check a bit. So this is the quick-fix. We’ll look into other solutions for ya.
jessietxo – “’On August the 2nd, 1939 Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon’ Coincidence? I think not.”
LincolnParc – “Famous quote by J Oppenheimer / Bhagavad Gita: “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one.” and “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Note the Thousand Suns. My guess is, as Darkstryder said is that the new hints are references to J Oppenheimer, as he was referred to as the catalyst of theoretical physics and is seen quoting a thousand suns. Nukes. This can only mean an antiwar political concept album. Maybe a rebellion anthem like Smells like Teen Spirit. So now my prediction is the next hint / song name or what ever I’d gonna be “Destroyer of Worlds”
M: …Or maybe it’s a sci-fi love story. Or maybe it’s a fantasy novel about two lonely aliens from Uranus (heh) who find that the only way to stop an evil superpower from destroying the universe is to create the first vuvuzela-powered lazer beam. I think these are all equally plausible conclusions. Actually, mine are more plausible.
Renji – “http://i45.tinypic.com/nlwpci.jpg I want to play a game…”
M: I don’t know if you created this, or if it’s an actual picture. That’s actually what I looked like as a child.