Maynard James Keenan…

… surprisingly (to the common, non-Tool or non-APC obsessed individual) makes me laugh from time to time, such as in this interview, when asked “Do any of your lyrics and vocal melodies come from dreams that you’re aware of, and/or do you feel that some of the lyrics may have come from a dimension of consciousness that exists between dreaming and dreamless sleep that occultists like Kenneth Grant call ‘The Mauve Zone?'”

MJK: funny you should ask. that very question came to me in that in between state of consciousness/unconsciousness that few can accurately describe. in that moment, the time between time, i knew the answer, found a magic spider to help me weave the answer in it’s web, and then read the answer aloud in a foreign tongue i was unaware i spoke (i’m guessing it was aramaic). then i woke up in a pool of my own sick. the moral, of course, being… know your dealer and know your limits.