Maynard James Keenan Called Us All Snowflakes - Amy Brooks

...And I LOVED it!  As did Tool's Boston Calling crowd.  Talk about not only knowing your audience but the audience knowing themselves.  Way to go Maynard.  Way to go Boston.  I didn't hear one boo, hiss or "get the hook" during Maynard James Keenan's truly humbling and poignant 60 second reality check at Harvard Stadium Sunday night.  Obviously he was preaching to us "snowflakes" in the name of Memorial Day as well as in the name of all of those brave souls who many either forget about or take for granted.  And let's face it, unless we are employed to protect and serve, he's absolutely RIGHT we ARE snowflakes.  And as he says so eloquently "myself included".  Brilliant.

Keenan's photo found in a US Military Academy Prep School yearbook (class of 1984).

Of course to really drive the point home Maynard was dressed in full riot gear complete with helmet and protective goggles.  But lest we not forget, Maynard James Keenan is no stranger to military service.  He enlisted in the Army when he graduated from high school in 1982 and he credits his military service with much of his life's success.

Check out his call to action below, live from Boston Calling just hours before Memorial Day.  It's eye opening and humbling to say the least and amazing and hard to argue with to say the most.

Hopefully us snowflakes can do as we're told.

-Amy Brooks

 

 

Tool - Maynards Snowflake speech Live @ Boston Calling Festival 28/5/2017

Just watch and listen....