Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tooling around YouTube

As of late, I've been spending quite a bit of time at the website YouTube, searching for and watching live videos of the band Tool. While Tool has been around since the early '90's, they didn't show up on my radar--which obviously must have been pointed in the wrong direction--until fairly recently. Fortunately for me, they did show up eventually, and now they're one of my favorite bands. You might even call me a Tool convert. And while I may be a newbie, what I lack in experience, I make up for in enthusiasm. As I do with many of the other things I enjoy the most, I have taken it upon myself to spread the good news of Tool's existence to those presumably uninitiated people around me (Mom and Dad, you're not closet Tool fans, are you?). For this reason, please allow me to present--with thanks to YouTube and some lucky fan with a video camera--this excellent video of Tool performing "Pushit" live in concert circa 1995. Enjoy!

*Warning: The following contains profanity*

Edit: As I mentioned in the comments, YouTube pulled the video for "Pushit" from their website. I've replaced it with another live Tool video, a two-part song called "Parabol/Parabola." There's no profanity in this one, just amazing music and an oddly satisfying animated video. Again, enjoy!


Becka said...

Ah, Dave, I have not yet learned to appreciate Tool. I mean, in a certain context I do enjoy them. But on video. . .well, not so much. To each his (or her) own, eh?

Dave said...

Generally I live by the "different strokes for different folks" philosophy, but for Tool, I make an exception; liking them is--or should be--mandatory. Oh, what a grand place the world would be if I made all the rules. . .*sigh*

Oddly, the video is no longer available. YouTube says it was removed due to "terms of use" violation." Perhaps the video was copyrighted. Too bad.