|Posted by Anna H. on March 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I can't speak for everyone else, but this past week has been very rough for some of us, especially for yours truly.
On Thursday at 3 AM-ish, I was in the middle of blogging on Horror-Punks.com, when my mother had a seizure. I had to postpone blogging over there for a while, until my mother was feeling better. I barely got any sleep these last 2-3 days.
If you want to learn more about what I have been dealing with this past week, you're always welcome to read my latest Horror-Punks blog below:
On another note, it is Song Saturday. This week, I have 4 songs. Two of each are from Maynard James Keenan's bands, Tool and A Perfect Circle. Last Saturday, I partially watched AXS TV for A Perfect Circle's concert. I would've watched the entire concert but it ran against Bleach and Naruto Shippuden.
Too bad AXS TV didn't air A Perfect Circle earlier in the evening rather than airing Judas Priest and Lamb of God's
concerts before them. I suppose I didn't miss very much with A Perfect
Circle's performance. Maynard mostly hid himself
in the dark.
I don't understand the purpose of Maynard James Keenan fronting 3 bands (Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer), owning a winery and making wine, being an album producer, and actor YET he always hides his face.
It is understandable that the man wants his fans to respect him for his talents. All the while, Maynard is involved in various professions, which require him to constantly be publicly seen.
Also, Maynard James Keenan always hated the Hollywood lifestyle and the way fans worship Rock musicians YET he has a home in the Hollywood Hills AND his diehard fanboys and girls believe he's like a god. Meanwhile, some think he's self-righteous.
Maynard may not be as self-righteous as David Draiman from Disturbed, for example. However, he can sometimes be a self-righteous hypocrite. I believe Maynard secretly hates himself because he is the embodiment of some of the qualities,that he hates in others.
Speaking of Maynard James Keenan's house in the Hollywood Hills, I read earlier this past week, that he is selling it.
I empathize and identify with not conforming to the latest trends, not wanting to be someone's idol god, being reclusive, and having to deal with stalkers. Nevertheless, public appearances come with being an entertainer.
Some of my old college friends are diehard Tool fanboys and girls. They worship the ground this man walks on. Some of them are like Maynard James Keenan's personal zealots because they consider him to be a god for his "deep philosophies" about life, religion, and society through his lyrics.
Interesting enough, I read on hardDriveRadio's Dirt and learned,
that Maynard does NOT write Tool's songs. His band writes
the lyrics for Tool's songs, while he sits idle. This would explain why the band
always has so many side projects and delays.
Personally, I never put Maynard James Keenan on a pedestal and claimed his as my God. I enjoy some of Tool's songs and respect the man for his talents. Although, it's like I already said. Maynard is somewhat self-righteous and contradicts himself.
I like A Perfect Circle much better than Tool because A Perfect Circle has a different sound compared to them. I don't particulary care to listen to Puscifer except for their song, "Revolution 22:20," which is on the 2003 Underworld Soundtrack. "Revolution 22:20" has a dark yet seductive sound to it.
Today I am sharing some of my favorite songs from Tool and A Perfect Circle. Tool's "AEnema" and "Parabol"/"Parabola," ("Parabol" is a separate song from "Parabola," which makes it 3 Tool
songs) and A Perfect Circle's "Magdalena" and "Blue."
1) Tool "AEnema" AEnema (1996)
2) Tool "Parabol"/"Parabola" Lateralus (2001)
3) A Perfect Circle "Magdalena" Mer de Noms (2000)
4) A Perfect Circle "Blue" Thirteenth Step (2003)
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Categories: Song Saturday