News for Aug. 14, 2002

Elvish Lives!

8/14/02, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon

Unless you've been trapped on the Icebay of Forochel for the past half a century, you've seen a part of J.R.R. Tolkien -- and not just because of those opulent trailers for New Line's ''Lord of the Rings'' movie trilogy. The man is everywhere. ''When you inhale air, it's made up of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and other elements,'' says Phish drummer Jon Fishman, who, naturally, played in a high school band called Frodo. ''Tolkien is part of the molecules you breathe in your artistic surroundings, whether or not you've actually ever read Tolkien.'' [More]