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  1. 7 points
    Last year i mentioned some footage i was hoping to obtain that would contain some pretty rare video of the Matthew Good Band. Well after many months of waiting i was finally able to get that material, transfer it and with Chad's help we have got it uploaded and it will be shared through his site tomorrow. Unfortunately the amount of material was less than originally thought thanks to tapes being lent and never returned however the material that was still there although brief is still pretty incredible and goes right back to the start of the Matthew Good Band. For most here theyve probably never seen any of this. And those that have its probably been well over twenty years since they did. Im Very excited to have been able to find this stuff and get it transfered and very grateful for Chad offering his web site to host this material so that Matt Good fans can see it. I recently asked Matt if he would consider a chronological live album or footage release and while i wont go into specifics of his reasoning here, he was pretty emphatic that he would not. So for the time being these kinds of attic discoveries are our only way to find material such as this. So if you know anyone who might have taped shows on MUCH or videoed concerts they went to, reach out and ask if they happened to record any Matthew Good. You never know what might be turned up. Finally these tapes are being released as a tribute to MGB bass player Geoff Lloyd. Most of this material stems from Geoffs time in the band and is some of the only live footage we have from Geoffs era. It really showcases what he brought to the group and his contributions to some incredible music. Im very proud to be a part of the group putting this stuff out there because hopefully it will help people to remember Geoff and the band during his tenure.
  2. 5 points
    And the videos are now live on my site http://mattgood.plastic-soldier.com/downloads-video.php The first 5 videos on the page are the newly added ones, with the awesomeness of the first video being the entire performance of Sharks Of Downtown! I did create an MP3 of the song from the video. linked on the main page (http://mattgood.plastic-soldier.com/) as well as on the audio downloads page
  3. 4 points
    Sorry if this is too much video to post at once. Please delete if so. These are the videos I took of Matthew Good. Some of these videos almost sound better to me than actually being there somehow. Like his voice is louder/clearer. From where I was it was decently loud for the most part but I thought it could be louder.
  4. 4 points
    We had a celebration of life gathering for him on Wednesday. The whole community, friends, co-workers and family came out. Hundreds of people came and went. It was nice. Here is the Eulogy and speech I wrote for him (forgive the grammar mistakes): Henry was my only son. I wasn’t as close to him as he was with his mother. We didn’t have the same kind of relationship. However, I could see as he was getting older, that he was starting to show interest in spending time with me. Just a few weeks ago I began teaching him how to play Chess. He loved it, and I could see it was something he could accel at. We did spend lots of time together, over the years, playing video games, watching movies, going to the Sault etc; but he had his own interests, and he had his own routine that he liked to follow. I took him fishing for the first time the summer before last. He really enjoyed that, (we went a few times) and he would often ask me when we were going to go again. “Next summer son...” I told him. He was really looking forward to it, and so was I. It’s only been over the past year that I’ve really come to understand my son. Why he liked the things he liked, why he did the things he did, the way he did them, and how he did them. I was hard on him for a long time. I wanted my son to be a responsible adult when he grew up and I had high standards for discipline and behavior. But most importantly, I wanted my son to know that Jesus was his Lord and Savior. It was often a struggle for me, to communicate with my son. My wife understood him better than I, and tried very hard to help me understand him. I was bull headed and stubborn and it took a long time. I wasn’t good at bending. Eventually though, I came to understand him better, but I give my wife all of the credit. Henry’s death was very sudden and unexpected. His illness came out of nowhere. My wife stayed with him the whole time, keeping his spirits up, encouraging him and keeping him from being afraid. She stayed with him until the very end. She was strong for him. I will always remember that for the rest of my life. There was a point during this process where Henry asked my wife “Mom, am I going to die?” and she responded “You might die, but the doctors are going to do everything they can to make sure it doesn’t happen, but if you do, you know where you are going, so you don’t have to be afraid." Psalm 139:13-16 says “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” See.. God knew what Henry was going to be like before he was born. God knew what kind of mother and father he needed to help him through life and death. God chose my wife and I to be his parents, and we were very blessed. God laid everything out before us and took care of us. He took care of Henry and our family during this most difficult of times, and he continues too. Henry knew where he was going. I take great comfort in knowing that the last face he saw before going to sleep was his mother, and the next face he saw was Jesus Christ. I want to thank everyone for their support over the past few weeks. We are very grateful for everything everyone has done for us and for the prayers. We know you loved our Henry. Most importantly, I want to thank God for helping us, for being there for my only son Henry. He knows how I feel, because he lost a son once too.
  5. 3 points
    A Boy And His Machine Gun Let's Get It On
  6. 3 points
    This is...really epic, exciting, and organic sounding https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw8p_t-g_v2/ Hopefully it leads somewhere big. Though Something Like a Storm sounded like it was going somewhere massive too and then just faded out, so hopefully this one is a little different in that sense. I doubt Matt would share the climax of a song before it was finished.
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    It's been a month and MG is winding down his tour on the run back through the West. Of the Alberta shows I attended the Edmonton (March 20) one at Starlite Room was the one I anticipated the least. Starlite Room is a GA venue geared towards loud shows and after hearing pin drop quiet rooms in St. Albert, Camrose or Ft. Saskatchewan I worried that there were be "woo" birds, drink/bar noise and talking throughout. Thankfully it was quieter than I expected but still noisier than I would have liked. The evening started with the VIP Experience (at 6PM when doors were at 8PM, so a quick turnaround). MG played Selling You My Heart, Men at the Door and Hopeless. I've refrained from hearing any of the "new" songs and it was great to finally hear this in person; Men at the Door was excellent and Hopeless had a fun upbeat sound to it. During the Q&A I asked about the lack of a proper Something Like a Storm headlining tour and MG acknowledged that it didn't get one but he does play what he likes from the record and admits that there are some he can't play solo. As the album was recorded in two stages and this affects how he looks back on the record. With the new album being mostly acoustic the supporting tour may not see much more than we already have from the album. MG took the stage at 10PM and played for about an 1h40m, I'll have to check the runtime (late night, short sleep, more on that later), but the setlist had 17 songs and So Long Mrs. Smith was more than a snippet, and may have been the highlight for me. MG also served up a few verses of Tangled Up in Blue (Dylan) before Load Me Up, so there was good reason for a slightly longer runtime. The "new to me" songs were Selling You My Heart, Men At the Door, So Long Mrs. Smith and Avalanche; and for being my fourth show to still get a quarter of the setlist that is fresh is stunning. Avalanche was thrown in to the final spot in place of Blue Skies and I don't think anyone complained about that. A song that's typically in the opener spot fits in quite well as a closer. For a long few months of touring I was worried that illness would haunt MG at every show but he was in good spirits, seemed relaxed during the VIP Experience and had some nice song banter in the main set. The crowd was mostly respectful and quiet...or as much as you can be in a bar. There was talking, there was the sound of coins clinking in a glass, but there were also people "shushing" others so the majority tried to be quiet. Unfortunately it doesn't take much crowd noise to ruin a haunting performance of Los Alamos or lessen the impact of Fated. Like I said at the start, it was better than I expected (I was bracing for Grande Prairie and constant talking) but unfortunate that there was distracting noises all the same. The crowd was in to the Load Me Up challenge and failed on the second verse but they still wanted to sing along anyway. The one benefit of playing in a bar is that the crowd seems more conducive to sing alongs so it was probably the best crowd interaction of the Alberta shows I saw...even if they went 0/4 in the game. Despite a late start for the show PlasticSoldier, NonPopulus and my other friend went to have a post-show chat at a nearby bar. We were kicked out of there at 1AM and with a 5AM wake up I didn't have a chance to do any playback of my recording, start editing or call out a special moment or two from the night. Prior to MG taking the stage I noticed I had about 2h left of storage space on my recording device and in my haste I was purging older files and deleted the VIP Experience recording before I even had a chance to play it back or offload it. This was pretty crushing as it appears that the VIP Experience is my Kryptonite as I had a technical problem at the Calgary 2017 one so I guess I have to try a third time to see if I can correct my wrongs. Look for a song sample from the Edmonton show later this weekend (I am heading to Banff tonight but should have a chance to edit material) and possibly other musings that come to me while listening back to the show.
  9. 2 points
    I figure these will start to pop up similar to the Solo Acoustic shows tour dates as Festivals get announced/reveal their lineups. So far: June 21 - Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Beaumont, Alberta [Info | Tickets | Facebook] July 14 - Roxodus Music Fest Edenvale Airport, Clearview, Ontario [Info | Tickets | Facebook] Festival Cancelled July 3 August 3 - Area 506 Festival St. John, New Brunswick [Info | Tickets | Facebook] August 4 - Gables In The Bend Grand Bend, Ontario [Tickets/Info | Facebook]
  10. 2 points
    I attended the show with PlasticSoldier and was really impressed with this being a festival performance. At these shows I expect the singles/bit hits but how they were put in to the set and surrounded by other non singles was great. The band played for over 90 minutes (went on at 10:30PM), it was overcast, windy and cold but that didn't deter them as they put on a solid set. When you realize this is the first band performance of the year you would expect there to be some rust but it didn't come up. MG may have missed a lyric or two but we're probably all a bit fatigued when coming back from vacation :). MG also removed his shoes during the encore because he got a blister, perhaps the Italian footwear needs a little more break in time. The Beautiful Midnight Revisited tour did exactly what I wanted as I wished to get b-sides in to the main set and with Boy And His Machine Gun and Born to Kill making an appearance I was a happy camper (I also love Future is X-Rated, but it's slightly more common than the others). As Rhu8ar8Pi3 mentioned the Let's Get It On inclusion was a pleasant surprise and I also questioned myself if I heard the opening chords correctly too. I really enjoy how this song was re-recorded and it is a thrill to hear live. Adam_777 will appreciate this...MG referenced playing the ending of In a World Called Catastrophe across a highway. And that was it. He acknowledged the song but didn't play it. Maybe next time. Unless NonPopulus surprised us and attended the show I don't think there will be a multi-source edit of the show so I went ahead and tracked mine out. You can check out a song sample here: https://soundcloud.com/sean-gursky/matthew-good-decades-june-21-2019.
  11. 2 points
    It's wonderful that decades can go by and it's still possible to unearth a treasure like this. The amount of effort to obtain this from the Lloyd family and digitize it is no small feat and a gigantic thank you to everyone involved. This is a gem for all of us, and as MG said in the "Sharks of Downtown" video, he created classic rock of the future and here we are.
  12. 2 points
    Just a heads up, the Ongoing History of New Music has just released an interview with Matt. It’s only part 1 so far but I found it very insightful about the early MGB days.
  13. 2 points
    As much as I dig the solo acoustic show format, I would love to see him do a 'one-off' show, filmed and whatnot, with all the works. Full band, orchestra...all of it. In that formant, a song like Rabbits (which is in my personal top 5) would really shine I think. My god, I would pay a serious chunk of change to hear Non Populus performed with an orchestra.
  14. 2 points
    Well, my friends, I'm finally done my 10 show Alberta odyssey. It was such a great month full of memorable moments. In general, meeting new people and seeing familiar faces along the way had to be the joint highlight of this journey for me. Random highways, dozens of podcasts, giant transmission towers, seedy motels, hole in the wall bars, and lush Airbnbs stitched it all together. There were vastly different venues - from a bar where the entire lighting rig couldn't be set up and wings were being served on covered pool tables to brand new opulent theaters engineered for sound and live performance. The venues really added a dynamic that I didn't anticipate when I was feverishly buying the tickets what seems like more than half a year ago. Poesy was probably my favorite opener of any recent MG tour. She's a great songwriter and performer. The two fellows she was touring with are class as well. I look forward to seeing them perform as a full band when they cross through the city. Walking into the Airdrie show not knowing what to expect was like having a fuse lit. Selling You My Heart really left an impression on me. Red Deer's show was in a bar, but they were respectful enough to post notes around indicating that this was going to be an intimate acoustic performance. That was a nice touch and I think a lot of the audience took heed. St. Albert had the first performance of Blue Skies and of course MG's return to the Edmonton area after his collapse during the OLP / MG tour. In Grande Prairie, I really got to connect with the crew working on this tour and it was fascinating to learn about the logistics and other technical aspects of it. Medicine Hat was amazing. The audience was respectful, MG was in a great mood playing as well as I've ever seen, and the venue sounded superb. The Empty Road closer was a welcome surprise. Camrose had a setlist that was comprised of 13 MGB songs, and only three solo ones. If you're a fan of the old stuff, that was the show for you. In Fort Saskatchewan, MG woke up with no voice, but still put on a killer performance. How It Goes is another favorite of mine, and seeing that was another highlight. The "this is it" part of Prime Time Deliverance was unique to all other performances I've seen or heard. Lloydminster had a venue that sounded really good and MG was on fire during the banter sections - so hilarious. Seeing Avalanche in Edmonton after such a long absence from any shows I was in attendance for was truly a pleasure. That song has special significance for me, and I think I'd have to say it's still my favorite MG song. The spontaneous nature of MG adding that song to the set really solidified Edmonton as one of my all time favorite shows along with Medicine Hat. If my recollection serves me right, the show was the longest one I saw on this tour. It was an immense pleasure to hang out with some folks from this board. Nothing quite beats the camaraderie of other enthusiastic and informed people when it comes to music. I got to hang out with Gursky and PlasticSolider up above the floor crowd and I wouldn't have traded it for another night at MG's feet. Both have their merits, but there's just something about hanging out with people who have the same type of in-depth knowledge and appreciation. It was great to take it in from that vantage point as well. Calgary was interesting to say the least. The show was in a beautiful venue - probably the most gorgeous theater on this tour. I see the incident regarding the woman yelling has taken on a life of its own on social media. She was behind me to the right. She yelled out a request for The Inescapable Us. MG replied that he really didn't know where to start with that one other than that it was recorded in open tuning. Just as he was about to tell the crowd about the recording, the same woman yelled, "NOBODY CARES! JUST PLAY IT!" Afterwards, it certainly seemed like there was an awkward tension in the room. MG still played really well, but from there out, there was no banter, no Load Me Up chorus challenge, no tip of the hat, or reciprocal applause to the crowd. As everyone has probably seen on Instagram by now, he posted the setlist with the simple caption, "Calgary." Normally, he'd post something along the lines of "Thanks Edmonton!!" This reminded me of the show I saw in Courtenay during the Arrows of Desire tour. Somebody up front took a jab at MG's physical appearance and from then on, the band ran through the setlist, left after the main set, played the encore, and then MG walked straight off the stage. I don't blame him. He's no obligated to do anything other than play music, I suppose. Oddly enough, I saw the woman who caused this commotion in the washroom after the show... the men's washroom. There were still highlights to be identified at the Calgary show though. For example, Hopeless was a really welcome surprise in the encore. Blue Skies was much more polished than the version we were treated to in St. Albert. The long and short double delay really created atmospherics that I can't recall at other MG shows, full band or otherwise, save for maybe Los Alamos. Anyhow... It's been a long day. Many great memories have been made and I look forward to the next adventure.
  15. 2 points
    Anyone take a shot at the lyrics yet? Here's a video of the new song:
  16. 2 points
    It's not that I never did tell you It's more that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable In town at the bar there's a calendar From 1933 It's been hanging there for decades Since sobriety lost to reality Since sobriety lost to reality At night's I'd sit in the corner Think up stories and all of them crimes Of pretty girls kidnapped by radicals Who fell in love with them after a time It's not that I never did tell you It's more that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable On the edge of town where the streetlights ground and the highway melts into the dark Built me a shack with a porch out the back Where I sit and shoot bottles like question marks Sometimes you wonder at yourself And how it is you're still alive You've done all them things you never thought Like kissing ass and calling it compromise In town at the bar there's an exit That leads back to something before Pretty girls kidnapped by radicals That took from them all that they stood for It's not that I never did tell you It's just that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable Ah once you've bought it it's breakable Oh, once you've bought it it's breakable Absolutely love this song by the way! Makes me so excited for the new record.
  17. 2 points
  18. 1 point
    i might have some others, will check soon
  19. 1 point
    Chad Bishop filmed this from an amazing spot that night.
  20. 1 point
    The concert was amazing. The band sound even better with age, if that’s even possible. It looked like they were having a great time on stage. They were smiling a lot at each other, especially Stuart. He must really love what he does. It showed on stage. It was cool to see that. The Beautiful Midnight songs sounded fresh and new, especially Get It On. I had to do a double-take on that song. I thought I never heard or didn’t hear that song in many, many years. Load Me Up sounded like the BM version and Born to Kill sounded a little different to me. I enjoyed hearing those songs. Overall, they sounded great.
  21. 1 point
    Came across this piece by Mac Cameron recently, I know you guys'd appreciate it. A thoughtfully articulated commentary on many (most) of my favourite musicians can be elusive, this is good reflection from a true fan. https://dominionated.ca/features/loser-anthems-matthew-good/
  22. 1 point
    OMG - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DID TO GET THIS!. I've been hoping to hear this for 20+ years!! Teenage me wanted to hear it so badly when I found out about it in the last 90s. I have goosebumps from the nostalgia of all these videos. Thank you thank you thank you. I love that the t-shirt Matt is wearing in the Sharks of Downtown video is the same one he wore 3-4 years later for the Load Me Up music video! I LOVE The song. It could be recency bias or just the fact I've been so keen on hearing it, but I love how it feels like 3-4 different songs mixed together. THANK YOU!
  23. 1 point
    Unconventional is definitely the key word. It is such an unusual approach. I remember dissecting those brief snippets for years and wondering where the song would go based on that, safe to say I did not expect what actually does happen. I agree with your appraisal that it would not have worked as a radio song, which is so interesting because they chose to focus on it as one of the songs from this performance. Geoff always claimed they played two songs that day, but apparently only Sharks was broadcast. I suspect the other song played was something more traditional for this kind of show, which makes the choice to go with Sharks for broadcast an even more unusual one. Thankfully for us they did, or we'd still be waiting to hear it. But what compelled the band or the network to push this song which A) was very unconventional and B) was not about to be released? It would be very interesting to hear Matt's thoughts on this song, why it was played that day and why it was never recorded or potentially abandoned. One has to imagine if they played it for this show it was probably being played live at other shows at the time although no recordings or proven setlists exist from that time period to verify that. The song has some very unusual lyrics, very over the top which is fairly characteristic of some of Matt's early writing. I wonder if that is part of the reason he disowns this time period for the most part? Perhaps when he looks back its for him like an equivalent of one of us going back and reading scribbled messages in an old high school notebook. One thing that is interesting is that after years of completely ignoring this period of his music he has started to revisit it and play some of it in his sets. During his last acoustic tour there were some shows with three songs from LOTGA and another from Raygun. I don't think Matt has had any concerts with three songs from LOTGA since probably 1998, maybe even earlier. Given that his back catalog has only continued to grow since then it was pretty encouraging to see that. Back to Sharks, I do think it fits the bridge nicely from the LOTGA/Raygun era to the Underdogs one, but while I do like the song, I do think that part of its appeal is because it is the great lost MGB song. Had it been recorded and released on an album I think many of us would just think of it as an average track at the time. I wonder if it will be the last "new" MGB song we'll ever get to hear? With Matt being very much against revisiting anything from an archival release standpoint from that era, it's unlikely something will slip out...then again Sharks was broadcast on National television and it took us over 20 years to get it to the masses, so maybe someday Revenge will slip out.
  24. 1 point
    I really do love this guy. Such an under appreciated artist.
  25. 1 point
    I'm so sorry to read that Mike, but very happy to read Jesus was his personal Saviour and your faith is very uplifting and encouraging. Beautiful words and I would like to pray for your family. Death is so sad for loved ones but can be a beautiful thing when you have repented and trusted Christ alone to save you from your sins.
  26. 1 point
    I don't understand why he's letting one heckler ruin the show and not just ignoring them. One person out of.. how many? I guess I understand, but still... one person.
  27. 1 point
    My eldest gave it a 10/10 which is funny because his frame of reference is nonexistent. It would be fun to be a kid again for that reason – every new experience is the best you’ve ever had.
  28. 1 point
    Here is Mrs Smith/Time Bomb. It is well worth the listen, imo. I was blown away.
  29. 1 point
    I'll try to take a stab at the lyrics: Sit atop a mountain Listen with a soup can In the south he’s not a liar Just the leader of a bad band - [Sounds like Donald Trump, the bad band being alt-right anti-immigrant and/or neo-nazi types] That in Europe get together An in secret praise the people That my grandad fought in the lowlands - [these lines referring to neo-nazis praising the Nazis who his grandad fought in WWII i assume] At the Scheldt got shot to pieces So they could rehash their allegiance To a national convenience - [blaming convenient scapegoat groups for our ills - Jews as Nazis do, Muslims, immigrants etc, and nationalism/national socialism] That preys on easy difference - [right-wing identity politics & ethnic nationalism blaming "the other", just like Hitler did] You know fear it’s just a weakness - [fear of the other] And ya, it’s been one of them years Well the poor they’re there to pity But only from a distance - [Seems to be referring to the poor in poor foreign countries, like asylum seekers, Syrian refugees etc. Mocking anti-immigrant types and our society in general, saying well we feel bad for you poor people, but we don't want you in our country] Pull on your tender heart strings - [like dead Syrian boy washed ashore Alan Kurdi, yet the backlash against Syrian refugees across the West] The price of an every day existence Emma Lazarus was wrong Fuck your teeming huddled parasitics [Mocking anti-immigrant types here again, twisting the poem on the base of the statue of liberty] Somehow kids from Nicaragua Well they’re invading West Virginia Maybe they’re looking for Ollie North - [Oliver North was a US military official involved in the Iran-Contra scandal where he helped fund anti-socialist government Contras in Nicaragua] Maybe what you got you get it in you I seem to remember things that mattered That no longer count as anything And ya, it’s been one of them years Oh the sea ain’t really rising baby You’re just getting shorter Never mind the science Them vaccinations cause dysphoria And them pictures of the planet They’ve been doctored So it looks like a place akin to heaven But only from a distance [Seems like this part is Matt's mocking rightwing climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers etc] Nobody likes your headscarf But they wear masks in the resistance Who don’t really have any answers But they’re great at pointing fingers [pointing out hypocrisy of alt-right folks] And ya, it’s been one of them years You can only fool the people The other half the time we’re sleeping So that’s pretty much the bag And bag men never want for reasons So drinks are on the house Because the house always wins And baby you know that I’ve wasted a lot of time A lot of time just thinking When thinking’s overrated Compared to reactionary blinking - [a reactionary in politics means someone who is not only conservative but wants to return society to a previous time, the opposite of progressive. Matt's saying he spends a lot of time thinking and may kind of regret all that time as it seems wasted, because many people don't seem to be thinking much these days and those people seem to be winning a lot] So I’m sitting here reflecting On what I could’ve done [could have done with all his time instead of sitting around reading news articles and thinking etc?] And ya, it’s been one of them years Sit atop a mountain Listen with a soup can For a distant whistle Buy a dog so he can And ya it’s been one of them years So basically this song is lamenting a lot of alt-right identity politics and other right-wing politics in the news the last while that he disagrees with.
  30. 1 point
    Yesterday was a big day for me as a Matt Good fan. I went to see my first Matt Good solo acoustic show in TO and I also went to the meet and greet before, which was my first time ever talking to Matt. During the Q&A, I asked him if he'd ever be willing to play Rico or Indestructible live again even though he doesn't like those songs, and not surprisingly, he said no, to my disappointment. The show was a great experience. I'm so glad that he played Change of Season, one of my favourites from the MGB days. I wish he played Symbolistic White Walls or Tripoli or Avalanche, but you can't always get what you want, especially with Matt. Still a great show.
  31. 1 point
    Beautiful words from a loving father. May God continue to walk alongside you in your journey and bless you and your family during this time of grief.
  32. 1 point
    I hear you. For me, when I hear an album like Underdogs, I got used to the nuance, the way he sung the songs, the emotion, the *umph*. You appreciate it like fine art. Its hard to hear it sung differently however its also cool to hear it sung a different way. That's why Live is so great. You get something new each time. Also, when you're touring like that, you probably lose your voice a lot and you need to pick and choose your battles (ie; decide which songs you're give your all too). All in all Matt is an awesome performer and it sounds like his voice is top shelf for this tour. Right on!!!
  33. 1 point
    I think he screwed up on one of the early notes in Tripoli, he seems to have a look of disappointment after, which was kind of cool to see. I think with some songs and parts he's changing it because he maybe prefers it but some I can't tell if it's because it's out of his range. I have to say for some songs or parts I couldn't help but kind of wish he had his younger range, but in some ways I appreciate or even prefer his voice now. He's still a great singer regardless.
  34. 1 point
    So sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family.
  35. 1 point
    Beautiful eulogy.
  36. 1 point
    Just got back from the London show. What a night! Matt was in a really good mood throughout the show. He was hilarious between songs, polishing off a few gin and tonics and talking a fair bit. Someone at some point yelled, asking about an after party. Matt scoffed and said “Afterparty? I’m 48 effing years old. I didn’t go to after parties when I was young enough to go, let alone now.” There were a fair hit of idiots yelling, but Matt didn’t seem affected by it. Some old guy came up to the stage twice and tried to tell Matt something, but he just kept his head down. The guy was weird. The acoustic format is so great. You can hear the nuances in his guitar playing, and the lyrics really shine. Got to hear Tripoli and Blue Skies, so my night was made. Thanks again to Matt for coming out and giving us the gift of this tour. https://www.instagram.com/p/BupwFvMAaNz/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=wh6kf0ukgiu Pretty standard set list, nothing different I don’t believe. What a great night.
  37. 1 point
    Here's some photo's of him throughout his childhood. Oh yes and I forgot to mention... when Chaotic Neutral came out and I listened to it in the Van, he loved "Army of Lions" and would ask me to play it if I was listening to Matthew Good while driving. So now that song will always remind of him.
  38. 1 point
    To me, this sounds peaceful AF. And mature. The fact that you seem to express a sort of guilt for not feeling more, I think, is completely natural. You are affable and responsive and able to be empathetic without being too attached. That makes you good at your job. From the sounds of it, we need more of folks like you around the healthcare system.
  39. 1 point
    I have given this some thought, and really, after reading what you've posted, feel that I deal with things in a similar way. Given what you've said, I think I am very similar. I look at it this way. Life is suffering, bad things happen to everyone. Things can be good now (enjoy things when they are good) but something bad will eventually happen at some point, (ie; parents get sick, kids get cancer or dog dies or whatever) and I think I've accepted that. I don't think I'm ignoring emotions or anything, more so like you said, I think I am just able to separate myself from what other people are dealing with, which really is a required skill in healthcare. I see it as an honour to provide care to people who are dying. It makes me feel good to provide good care to people in one of the most important events in their lives.
  40. 1 point
    I think the problem here is that many of these issues are nuanced which require nuanced approaches as people try to over simplify them. You make good arguments here though but with all due respect, I don't agree with your theory that the rise of the left is due to "Right intellectuals" or the "Right". This fight between Marxism and Capitalism has been going on for over a century now, and I think there really are more nuanced reasons for this than just right wing intellectuals doubling down. Socially, it is undeniable that our society has *slowly* shifted left and I think personally, that there *is* a "Cultural Marxism" phenomenon out there. I used to consider myself almost a socialist (left of centre). I even voted NDP since I was 18. However after coming to terms with things/values in my life and figuring out who I am and what I stand for, I had to admit to myself that Socialism was incompatible with my world view. I think people are taught in various ways to hate conservatives, that in general, cons are "evil", "ignorant" or "bigoted" ect; you know the usual. I discovered that this is incorrect. Anyways I guess I don't really have anything useful to add to this discussion at this time so I'll just leave it at that.
  41. 1 point
    I really truly get what you're saying here, especially if its in a situation such as teacher/student, but at some point it becomes ludicrous. How far does this go? At some point, people need to accept the fact that not everyone is going to like them, be nice to them or respect them. That's being an adult and living in the world. It sucks when people don't like you, offend you, or insult you. Hey we've all been there. But in a free society you don't really have a right to demand that people accept you socially. You can't force people to like or accept you, it's an individual choice. (I'm speaking socially here). Obviously you do have the right to be free from discrimination, but that's not the same thing. I'm speaking on a 1x1 personal level. If someone offends you in some way, you can ignore them, Insult them, be violent with them, try to talk it out, or walk away. I don't expect to be accepted everywhere I go. It's not realistic and it's an impossible standard to hold. Would it be nice? Sure it would. Should people try to at least do some good in the world and avoid offending people? Sure that would be nice too, and I get that you're basically saying "how hard is it to be nice? Spare them some grief, they already have it bad enough". But if you want to live in a free society, you have to accept the fact that people can't and shouldn't be forced to accept people they don't want too. Just to be clear, I'm not justifying hate or discrimination. I am simply saying you can't go around expecting never to be offended by people. I personally harbour no ill will towards any individuals. (Though I do know people I don't really like and would not socialize with).
  42. 1 point
    I think that while not in all but a good deal of cases in terms of university speakers that are "offensive" to your typical liberal university student it is a failure of the police to maintain law & order. If you're disturbing the peace, you need to be arrested, and the person that offends your political leanings deserves a right to speak. Protesters are winning with their tactics because all they need to do is cause a big outrage-fest outside of an event or even inside & the people they want censored are indeed so, and the event shut down. Many of these people are 21st century version of book-burners. I have no problem with peaceful protests of any speaker, but the key is "peaceful". "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall. Now that quote comes with reasonable limits, like threats of violence, harassment etc., but in general I agree with it. Peterson deserves to speak even if many don't agree with his ideas.
  43. 1 point
    This is true. The polarization of American politics and identity politics is bleeding over into Canada. Identity politics is PATHOLOGICAL. "If you want to beat the radicals on both sides, don't play their game. Don't play identity politics, it's *pathological*. Instead of playing the collectivist game (and that would include alt-right identity politics), play the individualist game by getting your act together. Live a stalwart, meaningful and high quality individual life. That's also the pathway that requires the most responsibility and sacrifice. It's the most honourable and least self deceptive." -JP
  44. 1 point
    He has said on multiple occasions that he has no issues with trans students or even calling a trans male a she or trans female a he. He's against the government forcing him to use the language they think he should use, because of how the bill was worded and its implications. He is very anti-marxist and anti-post modernist and he see's this as an ideological issue. Most of his work and significant following, has nothing to do with the trans issue. He's been uploading his lectures and series on youtube since 2013, he has over 500 hours worth of content. I don't see anything unprofessional about what he did other than speaking his mind in a youtube video about the HR department in the U of T forcing their employee's to take unconscious biased training and his opposition to bill c-16 and the human rights tribunal. Have you watched the videos that caused the controversy? Bottom line: He is very highly cited and considered an expert in his field of study. He is no slouch. He knows what he's talking about and has years of clinical experience as well of 30-40 years worth of experience researching the topics he discusses. He's not one to exploit the issue. I've watched many of his videos (particularly his biblical lectures). He gives good advice to people about how to be better people and do good in the world. Many people have actually changed their lives for the better after using his self authoring programs. I think the issue here is that there is an underlying mental health issue which leads to these suicides. (Not talking about Gender dysphoria) but depression, or some other mental health issue which contributes. Studies indicate (and its widely accepted) that 90% of suicide victims have a diagnosable psychiatric illness. This (IMO) would explain the causal factors. The difficulties and personal struggles of being LGBT would only add to this. Why is it so high in the Trans population though? This is also accurate for those despite receiving gender reassignment therapy. I don't think we really know that yet.
  45. 1 point
    Andrew, I see where you're coming from but I think there should be a responsibility on the teacher to keep order in the classroom. If the highest power of authority in the room accepts a student to be called a Zebra then does that mean other students should be punished if they personally don't believe someone can be a Zebra or don't want to call them Zebra? It's a slippery road to go down. We know the human mind is still developing at 18, but that doesn't really mean it's acceptable for an authority figure to enable crazy thoughts or ideas (only referring to your zebra comment). I just know if the teachers I grew up with let me get away with alot of the stuff I tried pulling & even things I truly believed when I was 15-18 then I would be a pretty messed up adult today. I think there's a responsibility for adults to properly evolve kids/teens until they are fully developed to make choices on their own. LGBTQ have the highest suicide rate out there, it's past the point of chalking it up to "People just don't understand them" as the main reason it's happening. There's groups of therapists & doctors who sign off kids as young as 12 to be "mentally & emotionally prepared" to start hormones, that doesn't mean by the time they reach 18 or 24 they feel the same way they did at 14. I don't think a Neurosurgeon can walk around asking to be called a dentist & a Mcdonalds cashier start claiming he's the manager. A job title is in no way the same as a person's emotions/gender but I believe students have an equal responsibility of professionalism when they are in a classroom, they are the students and the professors are the professors at the end of the day. If you dismiss the entire Evergreen incident as "emotional undeveloped students speaking their opinions & should be applauded" then they will continue their lives doing the same disgusting actions they pulled in that school because they never saw any consequences. If you give the students the power then there will be chaos, there's countless stories of it happening in American campuses with students calling for "No White's Day" or mass protests/riots against other students who don't share the same political opinions. I've seen & experienced more censorship from fellow students than teachers. I just don't get how there's this change of knowledgeable grown adults being treated like babies by teens somehow acceptable today. I will forever choose sitting in an empty classroom to listen to a professor teach facts than a safe space between students basing things off feelings & will censor you as soon as your opinion differs.
  46. 1 point
    I find it so fascinating that you posted this because I just finished watching him on Joe Rogan. It's such a shame what has happened to him & his career, let alone the countless others who are considered "controversial" or "alt-right" for having basic opinions or core values that most people tend to agree with. Those same "controversial" opinions 10 years ago were considered common sense & the norm, today leads to you being labeled disgusting names like (bigot, sexist, racist, xenophobic, white supremacist). We used to live in a time where you couldn't call someone any of those names without hard evidence to back it up, now it matters on if the person attacking you disagrees with your viewpoint. The biggest problem with that also is we used to be able to have civilized debates, now it's very custom to bring air-horns into an auditorium and mute the opposition or pulling fire alarms & large groups of people assaulting students trying to enter auditoriums to see these "controversial" speakers express their views in the first place. When did it become okay to mail Mein Kampf to Jewish republicans or death threats to legitimate professors with degrees because you disagree with their studies backed by facts & science. "Stalin had the right idea for socialism but just needed to tweak some things" Um what? We live in a very odd time, where a situation like Bret Weinstein at Evergreen would have ended in all those aggressive students expelled in a heart beat, but a kid wearing a red ball cap is somehow more disgusting & newsworthy. I consider myself "left" but with no real political party, I just have basic values like treat everyone equal, don't hurt anyone, freedom of speech & expression. But to watch my "side" eat itself & act worse than a toddler not getting their way has twisted my arm & millions others to turn to people like Ben Shapiro, Sargon, Milo (unfortunately), Gavin & Joe Rogan to try to understand what is happening between this current war of the Left vs the Right. Even worse is the very people that are labeled "Alt-Right" tend to be more left than the far-left censoring & physically/verbally attacking innocent people. One of my favorite youtubers Philip Defranco constantly deals with these attacks as well, I'd suggest checking out his interview on Joe Rogan's podcast if you haven't already Mike.
  47. 1 point
    I love everything on Last of the Ghetto Astronauts. It reminds me of college...I used to listen to it a lot back then...including Every Name is My Name!
  48. 1 point
    After reading the first couple of posts, I decided to ctrl+f to see if anyone had mentioned SftG, And as I started reading this post, I was like, "wow, this guy *totally* gets me" :huh: Seriously don't remember posting in this thread...
  49. 1 point
    Yeah I remember Serial Joe, the first time I saw the Mistake video I was on acid and if anyone remembers the girl in the video, the one with the tarot cards, well, she really tripped me out because she looks almost identical to me, it was sooo fucked up, so at the time I thought, maybe I just had REALLY good acid, but I saw the video a hundred times after that and yep, the evil tarot girl still looked like me, freaky stuff, reminds me of this other time that I was flipping through a porn magazine and looking in the amateur section and I saw this girl that looked like me and for a minute I thought it was me until I really looked at the pic, I dont wear big hoop earrings and I dont wear blue, she had both. Ahh good times.
  50. 1 point
    There is no way Geoff could have considered himself to not contribute enough to the band, Underdogs and especially LOTGA have some amazing bass riffs. Not to discredit Rich, but Geoff's bass playing in the first albums, were so influential on the way each song sounded. Symbolistic White Walls and Indestructible (the first two songs I thought of in 2 sec) had brilliant basslines.. it made the songs seem so much more intense.
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