Posted recently on Toolband/Army and Maynard’s Myspace site:
“Today Marks the 5 year anniversary of Judith Marie’s surrender to a 29
year struggle against time and gravity. Take a moment to count your
blessings. Remind yourself that life is short. (In Judith’s case, long
and painful.) Take a deep breath and allow the petty stuff to
disintegrate into dust and blow away. It’s all gonna work out. Judith’s
last wishes were that her final resting place be near me. So I brought
her ashes to my home in Arizona and spread her across the South East
facing slope so every morning she could watch the sunrise with me. Like
the Phoenix rising from the ashes, her new wings are these estate
vines. And like her, these vines are tenacious, vigorous, stubborn, and
the fruit is sexy and complex. I’m going to name this wine “Nagual del
Judith, Judith’s Cabernet Sauvignon.” Now she gets finally to travel
around the world, meet new and interesting people, and be around lots
and lots of great food. Pure Heaven.” – MJK
I think Maynard has a bit of an oedipus complex.
There’s nothing oedipal about having love for your mom.
There’s something a little strange about the thought of consuming wine from a vineyard covered with her ashes though.. but its a sweet gesture.