Respite in your face!

We took a little break. We're back. It's summer, we've been at the lake and pool and Spain and other such not-concertninja places. 

I failed to put much on the album releases calendar for July, and I'm not going to go back and do it now. Here were the moderately noteworthy releases in July:  

Pretty Lights, Jay-Z, Bell X1, Lustmord, Edward Sharpe & the MZ, Gogol Bordello.

I didn't buy any of them, although I heard a good portion of the Jay-Z album during a man-trip to the lake. It was moderately entertaining as background music. 

There are some good upcoming shows in the KC area in the late stages of summer, 2013. It seems to be a back-loaded concert season. I'll add all the shows to the calendar todayish. 

News on the new Tool album: 

http://loudwire.com/drummer-danny-carey-new-tool-album-most-likely-early-2014/

Also, we're going to try and update the ninj more frequently. We're going to adopt a quantity over quality approach. Like cable news. 

In that spirit, here's this...I can't decide if I hate it more than I like it...Sir-Mix-A-Lot remixing Maynard James Keenan:

http://www.vibe.com/article/listen-puscifer-conditions-my-parole-fubar-remix-sir-mix-lot