“I wanted to draw a map for my children so they would have a better understanding of my choices,” Maynard James Keenan says of A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan.
Who is Maynard James Keenan? An ace of falsehood, of puzzle, a person who might go on visit behind a shade, or canvassed in blue paint, or wearing wigs, and who, it turns out, is not going to surrender every one of the responses to that question in his first life story.
To begin, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is not a book about Tool. The band Keenan, now 52, helped to establish in 1990 doesn't show up until page 141. Also, there will be no genuine responses for those withering to know when that long past due next record is coming.
Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her extraordinary understanding into his history and profession direction. The book follows Keenan's trip from his Midwest youth to his years in the Army to his time in craftsmanship school, from his stretch at a Boston pet shop to his place in the worldwide spotlight and his impact on contemporary music and territorial winemaking. An exhaustive depiction of an adaptable and devoted craftsman, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays reverence to the general population and spots that formed the man and his specialty. As of not long ago, Maynard's fans have had admittance to just a compressed adaptation of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things displays the outtakes, the scenes of dissatisfaction and triumph, and the occasions that drove him to make one stride after the following, to alter course, to investigate now and again shocking open doors. Included are sidebars in his own words, frequently silly accounts that light up the story, and additionally editorial by his relatives, companions, teachers, and industry partners. The book likewise highlights a foreword by Alex Gray, an American visionary craftsman and long-term companion of Keenan. Going with the content are photographs of Keenan from youth to the present. Maynard's story is a similitude for the peruser's own development and a support to take after one's fantasies, hold quick to individual respectability, and work perpetually to satisfy our imaginative potential.
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is a long way from great. At the end of the day, Keenan is a standout amongst the most interesting music specialists of our circumstances, and any look into his cerebrum will be invited by numerous. This might be the nearest they'll get.