Trent Reznor Explains Why ‘Bad Witch’ Is An LP, Tells Persnickety Fan To “Suck My Entire Cock”

first_imgYesterday afternoon, Trent Reznor took to the Echoing The Sound thread to respond to the fans’ EP/LP hysteria, providing some succinct, logical reasoning about the choice. Posting under his forum handle, teitan, Reznor responded:Want to know why it’s being labelled an LP instead of an EP? EPs show up with singles in Spotify and other streaming services = they get lost easier. EPs feel less important in today’s music-isn’t-as-important-as-it-once-was world. Why make it easier to ignore? We’re not charging any more for it so why get worked up about it?Seems pretty clear-cut the way he puts it… Don’t get so hung up on semantics and labels. As someone who’s thoroughly cognizant of the modern streaming landscape through his integral roles with Beats Music and Apple Music, Trent Reznor just wants to make sure his album gets heard. Of course, Trent also threw in a mic drop at the end of his post, further clarifying his feelings on this petty squabble and fan entitlement: “Quantum 550: suck my entire cock.”[H/T Consequence of Sound] Trent Reznor had some choice words for one fan who got too persnickety with minor details surrounding Nine Inch Nails‘ anticipated new album, Bad Witch, set for a June 22nd release. The disagreement stems from Bad Witch‘s classification as an LP, rather than as an EP.Bad Witch was initially conceived as the third and final volume in a trilogy of EPs by Nine Inch Nails, following 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence. However, despite the fact that Bad Witch clocks in at just over half an hour in length (compared to Not The Actual Events‘ 21 minutes and Add Violence‘s 27 minutes), it is being released as a full-length album.Various fans have made comments about this apparent discrepancy, with a lengthy thread unfolding on popular NIN online message board Echoing The Sound reflecting confusion over Bad Witch‘s classification as an “album” and what deeper meaning may underly that decision.One user, in particular—Quantum550—seemed to take personal offense to the entire situation. In one post, the user writes “Heard the leaked song…I’m disappointed. Wasn’t expecting this… Cancelled my order just now. … Track leaked is UNACCEPTABLE!”In later post, after a rep from the NIN camp confirmed that Bad Witch was, in fact, an LP and not an EP, Quantum 550 railed:I wonder why the “representative” of NIN is even in the music business to issue a statement like that? I know very well how an album length is and an EP length is. This is an EP. You can consult every source out that this duration is of an EP … Fucking hate music industry sometimes. … The EP must have been delayed for obvious reasons… (all apologies, etc) but the real fact is lack of inspiration. That is the truth I think. … After [Add Violence] I was expecting something really bombastic.You can see a few screenshots of comments from one particularly peeved fan post from user Quantum550 below:last_img read more

AFL Captain Completes Intensive Military Training in Nigeria

first_imgCaptain Stephen T. Tarplah of the Armed Forces of Liberia with Counselor Tunde J. SpencerCaptain Stephen T. Tarplah of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has completed a 21-week intensive training in Kaduna, Nigeria.A release from the Liberian embassy in Abuja said a total of 172 African soldiers assembled for the 21-week training, which commenced on January 4.Rev. Tunde J. Spencer, the political counselor at the Liberian embassy, represented the Liberian Ambassador, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh, at a colorful ceremony which was recently held in Jaji, Kaduna.According to the release, Captain Tarplah was one of nine commanders of the rank of captain and their equivalents from other countries outside Nigeria who graduated from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) of Nigeria in Jaji.The other seven commanders are from Botswana, Cameron, Republic of Congo, The Gambia, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone. They joined their Nigerian counterparts from both the Nigerian Navy and Air Force.The Nigerians, who numbered 163, comprised 91 Nigerian Army personnel; 39 from the Nigerian Navy; 28 from the Air Force; five non-military personnel from the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).Speaking at the Junior Course 83/2017 graduation, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), who was the guest of honor, said the objective of the course is to develop the professional knowledge and understanding of selected officers of the armed forces in order to prepare them for increasing responsibilities.The CAS, represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Headquarters, NAF, Air Vice Marshal James Gbum, said “For the past 21 weeks, you have been thoroughly subjected to various demanding tasks that exposed you to several presentations, lectures, discussions, exercises and even tours outside the college which have been carefully put together for you to imbibe what General Douglas MacArthur, a former Chief of Staff of the United States Army, called ‘The Cardinal Virtues of a Soldier.’He added: “For members of the Nigerian armed forces, your sense of judgment in applying these skills would even be more apparent now that we are confronting a lot of internal security challenges in the country, most especially the menace of Boko Haram and the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta.”He urged them to brace up to the likely challenges and measure up to them with “courage, conviction and in the most professional manner.”The commandant of the college, Air Vice Marshal Suleiman Dambo, said the course is aimed at developing the command, analytical and communication skills of the students in order to equip them to effectively operate during single, combined or joint, and multi-agency service operations.He added: “There had not been a comprehensive review of the college curriculum since 2002, hence the college embarked on a comprehensive review from 2016 to January 2017, which has since been completed and provisional approval has been granted by the defense headquarters.”It is envisaged that the new curricula will better equip future graduates of the college with requisite professional military knowledge as well as the command and staff skills to handle contemporary operational requirements not only in Nigeria but anywhere in the world, the Vice Marshal said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more