Thursday, June 11, 2009
[Pitchfork.com] Well, it was fun while it lasted. According to a lengthy post on the NIN message board yesterday, Trent Reznor is "tuning out of the social networking sites because it's now doing more harm than good in the bigger picture and the experiment seems to have yielded a result. Idiots rule."
It's a shame because Reznor's online persona is one of the most engaging in rock; his interest and participation in the web helped changed his image from a nihilistic angst machine to something more well-rounded and interesting over the last few years.
But it looks like a few "idiots" have sent the man back into hiding. In the post, Reznor singles out the web community Metal Sludge, which, he writes, is "mainly populated by unattractive plump females who publicly fantasize about having sex with guys in bands." Apparently, these are the proverbial bad apples ruining things for everyone else. And Reznor has some advice for these folks: "Remember to cut along the length of vein, not across. Bigger payoff." Who says this guy isn't an asshole anymore?!
He signed off with some cryptic bits about "wrapping up the live version of NIN" and "doing some cool new shit." But, for now, it looks like one of the very few consistently readable Twitterers is taking a break from the 140-character world. Check out our Trent Reznor news archive for some of his greatest recent online hits.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:27 PM