every time i listen to this version of Annihilation, i get chills and i just freeze up and forget everything around me. this is probably one of the most powerful songs ive ever heard and one of the rare occasions where the album version is incredible but the live version blows it out of the fucking water.
Maynard James Keenan, you never fail to amaze me.
Posts tagged A Perfect Circle.
Life’s no ordeal if you come to terms, reject the system dictating the norms.
Counting Bodies like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
— A Perfect Circle
One more pic of this hot bastard for the road. Dammit I love you Maynard.
We’ve all dabbled in a lot of art backgrounds, and if you’ve got an extensive art background you’re going to meet a lot of teachers that bring up mythology, psychology and a lot of stuff like that, so that ends up coming into play. There’s a lot that goes into what’s behind the images behind the artwork ~ so a lot of that comes into play the music & the visual art.
People that just assume that we’re hateful don’t understand that hate & anger are two completely separate energies, they might have a similar emotional charge to them, but anger has a much more constructive emotion than hate, and that’s what our music is about - the anger. I’m not saying all our music, that particular element that people see in it, the aggressive nature, the emotional energy to it - in conjunction with the light - our music is about the light at the end of the tunnel - but you have to purge yourself to get to it.
A Perfect Circle-The Outsider (Acoustic)
Remember that Tool concert where Maynard managed to flip a rowdy fan? Well, the lovely Maynard is has a purple belt in Brazilian Jujitsu. That’s pretty darn awesome. Check out this article from Black Belt Mag to see Maynard do some Brazilian Jujitsu moves step-by-step. Gosh. Reading this article makes me want to take up my dream of studying martial arts again. (Maynard, your complexity never ceases to amaze me.)
You can tell Maynard is very uncomfortable with Snoop’s hand on his shoulder. :(