Have you heard the news?

Tool is on Spotify (and Pandora and where ever else). Finally!

You know what I like about this band, other than the cool time signatures? I like that it’s like a train just moving forward and no single instrument stands out, least of all the vocal instrument. I always liked Maynard’s way of sounding like just part of the band, no more and no less. I pictured him simply as an important component in the mix, musically.

I’ve never seen them live in person or even on a YouTube vid, but why was I not surprised to find that he stands back there behind the band when they play live? Perfect.

After a long day of writing this is a perfect way to readjust my brain.