My tribute to Maynard in vol. 1 of @TheGodMachine. Yeah, my attempt at a math/Tool lyric. 90 by 4= 360. (Full turn around) 90 degree angles x 4 = a perfect Square. #comics #aperfectcircle #aperfectsquare #parody #tool #maynard #thegodmachine
This scene in particular is based on the first time I saw A Perfect Circle in concert. It was their Mer De Noms tour. (about 2000-01)
I won tickets to the show at the Hard Rock Cafe (Orlando) and took my friend JT (who Evil God is based on) with me. I was completely head over heals in love with the dude, but as all tragic stories go, he was not in love with me- ha! (That in itself is a long story, but the real happy ending is that we are still friends to this day.)
Bringing it back to the comic, Guy and Sith are a combination of me from that night- there was the guy who loved protecting me from the Moshers moshing inappropriately to APC and Maynard singing heavenly (and seemingly) to me. It was as if time stopped and nothing could be better than that moment.
In high school me and my friend held Maynard up as one of our Gods (him and Trent). It was a weird time of idols and finding solace in music. I suppose that is the teen MO. Though as a 30 something music still is the one hiding place still left in this world.
This scene is a tribute to a moment of real happiness, to a real life God among men (and the bandmates that surround him), to the one who got away, and to pure geekery.
Anyways happy birthday Maynard, and thanks for the excuse of talking about this. ;D
p.s. poor Milo. Which Milo returns in volume 2, for what that’s worth.