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From sloppy2nds on 03/10/03:

One question. Have you ever read Geek Love by Katherine Dunn?.If so, was the book inspiration for the upcoming album...or any of your previous albums?...... your loyal fan, Sloppy

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

I have loved it for a long time. It has been an inspiration for years, not just now. Good choice in books.

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From higginswhite on 03/10/03:

Well Mr. Manson... we may be on a similar wavelength. This project I've been working on for a couple years now is coming into fruitation (it's an illustrated novel) and I'm becoming more and more worried by each recent publicity photo I've seen of you. They are fantastic, mind you. I've loved top hats and collared shirts and dark makeup for quite some time... one of my characters wears them. It appeared original when I first drew him. Yet now he bears a resemblance to you. I fear looking gimmick-y and I also fear your wrath. So I ask you now, will you sue me if I get published? I'm not very current on new copyright laws. Thank you, sir.

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

I never invented any hat. Neither did you. I wish you luck and good fortune.

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From crazy12 on 03/10/03:

what are the contents of the bonus dvd?or do I already know the answer to that?..........wait till May 13

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

I will wait too. The images I created will be scrutinized. However, I will share them in one way or another.

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From Rinnier on 03/10/03:

Mr. Manson, I must say that you are one of those people who not only inspire but keeps everthing 'real' you touch millions everyday and you touch me through your songs. I love youre music, I relate and so do others, this is my first time writing to you and I'am really nervous, I hope you write back, I know you are asked to write back and some never get replied back to because you are a man of such great importance and are always busy. My question to you MR. Manson is...if you could change how your life is right now what would it be like? Also what you like to be doing if you were not a musical preformer?. Mr. Manson would you please give me some advice to make it through the day, something that would make me cheer up, something you really believe in and that would make things seem clear for me to understand, when things are not so understandable.My name is Rinnier and I truly admire from the heart what you do, you stand out and so does the music you write, like it makes me feel like I'am not in a faceless crowd, and I should not be scared because it guides me through the day. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO. Truly yours: Another fan of millions of fans out there in this world. Rinnier P.S. your art work is amazing, I love it!!!

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

TIt is hard to take it all in. Sometimes, a simple hour alone staring at an ant hill, puts me at ease.

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From akashaslast on 03/10/03:

hey, until now its been fun to just screw around with shit questions, its rather relaxing strangely enough but this time I put this question to you. Mr God of Fuck, Mr Antichrist, Mr Marilyn Manson.......... where Australia on your fucking tour list? Or do we have to come to you????

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

I'm coming. Excuse my absence. I miss you dearly.

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From SK0T on 03/11/03:

Is there any guest vocals on Golden Age?

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

There are many unusual roles played by many of the band members and other people we have found to be interesting. As far as "featuring," so and so...no and no.

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From EinOmega on 03/11/03:

These are not my words. I found them off a someones site. It has to do with a peice of performence art someone in Austrilia did back in 2001 were he droped a exsploding cow. It's a common misconception that art has meaning. I've been to enough gallery critiques to know that after 8 years of art school, a person can trick themselves into thinking some ass-colored paint splat is telling them something about how smart they are. Don't fall for this. Any painting that has a secret meaning is just an artist sucking his own dick about how some people can't unriddle their profound wisdom. And their profound wisdom is usually that yellow looks pretty next to purple, they don't like television, or how the government should fill their asshole with sexy miniature firemen. This is a true story: when I was in art school I had a dipshit in my painting class that painted a guitar on fire. He stood in front of the class and actually said, "I painted this to show my burning desire... to write songs for the guitar." I still hadn't stopped laughing by the time another girl showed her swirls of nonsense colors and said, "I was trying to show the emotion... of anger." It was about there where the professor asked me to laugh the tears out of my eyes somewhere else. That is exactly what's wrong with artists. In the 10 or 12 hours you spent on a painting that someone might interpret to mean that you love the guitar, you could have knocked on 800 people's random doors and told them all, with no misunderstanding, that you're one hundred percent behind the success of the guitar. Or better yet, if it's really that important that everyone knows you enjoy the guitar, FUCK YOU. Art would like to think that it's some sort of secret communication device between the intellectual elite, but all it's doing is circling a message through the same group of fags that they're all pissed off. It's a waste of time; you can tell someone you're pissed off with a simple karate chop. Karate attacks or just words about karate attacks are a cleaner and faster means of communication than painting floating eyeballs with your body fluids ever will be. That's what makes this exploding cow so special. It wasn't a visual interpretation of some profound statement. It needed to happen because there are no words that will ever be as rad as filling a cow with dynamite and dropping it from the sky. Unless you're a hypnotist and you say the words, "Take off the Wonder Woman outfit and make out with your twin sister." I was just wondering your thought on this opinoin.

Answered by MM on 03/11/03:

MANKIND'S 'RATIONAL VIEW' IS BASED ON THE PRE-CONCEPT THAT THE ARTIST "IN QUESTION" ABIDE BY THE TENANTS OF THIS MEDIOCRE THINKING. The normal theatre has qualities anyone can say "I relate to that." Or "I agree, I have always thought that." THE GOLDEN AGE IS EPIC IN ITS SIMPLICITY-- People will listen or look or feel--they will say "I never thought that could be like this." Or "That should not be like this." Vomit and dinner are like the way life and art change through digestion.