realNEO ambient music 3: Schism

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:31.

An ambient film of real NEO people walking, shot from outside the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper headquarters, featuring late afternoon activity in the newsroom as seen from Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, realNEO... "Schism" by TOOL is playing in the background, accompanied by the sounds of realNEO..

Tool was co-founded by Maynard James Keenan (born James Herbert Keenan on April 17, 1964), of Ravenna, Ohio.

Interesting to learn, from Wikipedia: "In addition to his music career, he has performed improvisational stand-up comedy and ventured into acting. He is the current owner of Merkin Vineyards and the associated winery, Caduceus Cellars, and has part ownership of Stronghold Vineyards, all located in Arizona, where he lives. Among other business ventures, he is a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Cobras & Matadors, and owns a produce market and an organic market in Cornville, Arizona, the latter featuring a tasting room for his wines as well as a food court."

The more I learn, the more I like Maynard.

In an interview with NY Rock, Keenan explained, "Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music. It doesn't matter if it is a video or if its lyrics. The lyrics for "Schism" are nothing more than my interpretation of the music."

Also of interest to real NEO, from Wikipedia: "the band members were outspokenly critical of filesharing networks, due to the negative financial impact on artists dependent on success in record sales. During an interview with NY Rock in 2000, Keenan stated, "I think there are a lot of other industries out there that might deserve being destroyed. The ones who get hurt by MP3s are not so much companies or the business, but the artists, people who are trying to write songs.""

Tool is one of my favorite bands, and I mean them no harm including their messages in my messages - their art in my art. I buy their CDs (great packaging) and I support them when they tour, and encourage all real NEO visitors to do the same!

Is this ambient music video or posting on REALNEO a misuse of any aspect of Tool's intellectual property, and does this cause Tool members harm?

Here are the lyrics to "Schism", by Tool - see how you find the pieces fit...

I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them fall away
mildewed and smoldering
fundamental differing
pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion
disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
the light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
we cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication.
I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them tumble down
no fault
none to blame it doesn't mean I don't desire to
point the finger
blame the other
watch the temple topple over.
To bring the pieces back together
rediscover communication.
The poetry that comes from the squaring off between
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance.
There was a time that the pieces fit
but I watched them fall away.
Mildewed and smoldering
strangled by our coveting
I've done the the math enough to know the dangers of a second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow
and strengthen our communication
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion
between supposed lovers
between supposed brothers.
And I know the pieces fit.

Tool Schism lyrics are the property and copyright of Tool.

realNEO ambient music 3: Schism

Starring  Unidentified workers
               "Schism" by Tool playing in background
               Accompanied by real NEO

Producer Norm Roulet
Location  Across the street from the Cleveland Plain Dealer
               Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio real NEO
Date        2010-01-18
Time        6:15 PM
Format    1080i
Camera   Panasonic AG-HMV40PU

Dedicated to: Members of the Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame - especially Roldo Bartimole

Tags: realNEO "ambient music" "Cleveland Plain Dealer" newsroom "Superior Avenue" Cleveland Ohio Schism Tool

"cold silence has a tendency..."

" atrophy any sense of compassion"


v.   tr.
To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.//-->
v.   intr.
To waste away; wither or deteriorate.//-->

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