There’s this funny thing that can happen when you start hanging around music and writing about it and maybe feel like a cool badass for a while until you realise you’re still nothing and no one reads the byline: Certain bands seem to follow you around. Or you follow them around. Or they just find you, because the cosmic ballet does go on. Tool are like that for me (so is Opeth). Every time I have anything to do with Tool it’s just stupid. It all started when I was about 20 (check this out) and has persisted ever since. Earlier in the year I talked to Maynard James Keenan for triple j magazine #68 about his shitty old band he was in, Children Of The Anachronistic Dynasty, and it was stupid. Yes, again. Stupid like a fox!
But an actually stupid fox, not like, taking the expression “crazy like a fox” and cleverly turning it around for comedic effect ala The Simpsons or anything.