While I’ve seen that the end of paulelmo.com in this incarnation is imminent, I’ve known that it hadn’t seen its last post. On several occasions in the two months since my last post, I’ve thought about posting something, but I really just got to the point where it’s better to live life than to write about it.
Indeed, ours remains a good life up here on Dinosaur Mountain, in the Casa Keenan, and I enjoy it enough not to stop and talk about it. We’ve had a banner summer, and our boys are growing big and strong, and many of the little things (and big things) that have happened have been the stuff that I would have written about in the past.
Who would imagine it would take another man named Keenan (this one’s given name being Maynard James) to bring me back to these pages?
Indeed, Tool has released its first song in 13 years. “Fear Inoculum” is the title track to the recently announced new album, which will be released August 30.
I’m not going to say too much about it, as I know that those of you who are interested will do your research; I’ve added some links to help you do that. All I’ll say is this: at 10 minutes and 22 seconds, it is classic Tool, and while 13 years is a long wait between albums, you can certainly see that the men have been working hard to create the intricate sounds and groundbreaking time signatures for which they have become famous. I don’t know if any song could be worth the wait, but if one is, this could certainly be it.
It’s new Tool!