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  1. 7 points
    I am working on something for all of you at the moment that will include the complete video of Sharks Of Downtown among others. stay posted.
  2. 6 points
    Sorry guys patience will have to be of the essence here. What ive found is a large collection of video material throughout Matt's career. a portion of it is stuff none of us here have ever seen before. The material is being collected from a few sources and being sent to me. As I do not have any of it yet it is naturally impossible to give a time frame. All I can do is wait until I receive it all then I can do my part aling with another member here to get it out to you. What I have right now are samples sent to me to verify the material in the collection. This includes the entire video of Sharks. i have not been given permission to share yet so im not going to jeopardize getting several hours worth of footage by jumping the gun on a couple minutes worth of samples. Hang tight the material is coming but an ETA is out of my control at the moment
  3. 5 points
    Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well. I took a break from interacting on here but wanted to jump back on to go over the acoustic tour next year. First, the dates that have been randomly coming out are because certain community theatres have to announce their schedules ahead of time for the courtesy of their patrons. That would be why theatres in smaller towns have announced shows, because I’m on their performance schedule for the year. That said, this month the entire tour is being rolled out and will include shows in major centres. The tour is actually pretty extensive and I’ll be playing some smaller places that I’d otherwise not. Given it’s an acoustic tour, and I’ve not done one in Canada since Hospital Music, I’m really looking forward to it. The downside is that I might have to endure reading the entirety of “The Art Of The Deal” to find the best passages to read during shows (hehe). Anyway, I know I’d mentioned an idea of doing very small shows at higher ticket prices, in excess of $100, but we decided it would be better to do things normally. I’ll check back and try and answer some questions if I can. Best. Matt.
  4. 4 points
    Here's a crack at the lyrics for Sharks of Downtown. I will say this is probably 80% right, there are some things that are hard to make out and somethings that I probably think I nailed but will turn out I was totally off base on, but this should be pretty close. I dream of Dolphins all the time Casual palm trees don't do well in my backyard I drink cocktails with rum Sit in the sun, casually undone The fish never move on my shower curtains The Sharks of downtown Wear dolphin skin suits and they hold on to girls who didn't listen when their mothers told them not to see guys like me Going nowhere Going nowhere I dream of dolphins all the time ? Nuclear submarines They will dream about you and I Not like this guy Not today, Not today The Sharks of Downtown Wear blackened turtle necks and hold on to words I was gonna use to tell you about guys like me Going nowhere Going nowhere See you lying in the shower nothing happens I'm glad to pay our debt to the realm of human beings and tomorrow I'll try the game and keep searching for the dolphin the same as all, all these seas I'm nervous when I'm next to you I am nervous when I'm not Cause after everything is said and done you're just looking to get caught and the engine ? It's all the same It's all the same thing Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh I think about it all the time That's the rule When you are what you eat But not what they preach I won't dream about you and I Not like this guy Not today, No not today, No not today, no The Sharks of Downtown Wear dolphin skin suits and they Own all the earth Or at least the one that was made in seven days Guys like me are going nowhere Going nowhere Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh Yippie Kai ai eh
  5. 3 points
    Also he is apparently working on Change of Season to add in as the tour goes on, which if he does play it will be the first time in over twenty years I believe, so pretty cool to see some of the ideas hes kicking around for this tour. Should also mention that I bought a ticket for my friend to attend the final stop on the tour in Vancouver and like he did on the BM tour he will record and film the entire concert.
  6. 3 points
    As sad as I am about this, I was also upset when I went back to re-read my interactions with her on here - and discovered that all of her posts were gone. This is the last time I'll make a big deal about this, but people, including any admins, should not have the power to wipe out entire post histories, with the exception of troll and spam accounts. And this is precisely why - they're the record of our interactions - they're our memories. We already lose so much that we know and remember about people when they're no longer with us. (PS: I'm assuming the deletions must have happened some time ago.)
  7. 3 points
    She was a fixture at every Matt Good concert I'd ever attended in Vancouver. She had one of those larger than life personalities that you couldn't help, but notice her there. Often Matt would single her out in the crowd and sometimes have a brief chat. She was obviously a huge life long fan. Recently she had moved to Victoria and it was strange on the Beautiful Midnight Revisted tour to attend those shows and not notice her at the show. Obviously she was a member of this forum as well and it's tragic to think she is gone so young. Pretty cool for Matt to offer a tribute for her.
  8. 2 points
    Grabbed a photo of the pedal board from tonight's VIP show. I also asked Matt a question about how to market my band and after the photo op was done he asked me to send him a copy of it. I had a cd of it in my car so I went out and grabbed that for him. Now Matt owns the first copy of our EP outside of my band and our family!!
  9. 2 points
    I just got back from the Sidney show. I'm not going to go on in a lot of detail, I'm not really sure what to say. Amazing. I've been waiting over 10 years to see Matt play acoustically and it was even better than I expected. I've seen him with the band 7 times before this, not to take anything away from the band, but this is definitely my favourite show I've seen. There was tons of between-song banter (between all the songs), lots of hilarious moments. Matt's show was about 2 hours 10 minutes. It felt like a very personal performance, the venue only has 8 rows of seats. Amazing, I don't know what else to say. I'll take my best stab at the setlist. The beginning and the encore will be correct, the rest will be completely out of order, and there may be some I forget: Fearless Sort of a Protest Song Prime Time Deliverance Born Losers *Unknown New Song* While We Were Hunting Rabbits Tripoli Fated The Fine Art of Falling Apart Alert Status Red Load Me Up Los Alamos Apparitions Strange Days Men At The Door 99% of Us is Failure I don't think I forgot any, but I may have, I quickly scrolled through the album tracklists to try to remember all that was played. Like I said, order is way wrong in the middle. The new song was awesome, not sure if it was ever posted as a demo. The most memorable lyrics were "Once you break it you've bought it, and once you've bought it, it's breakable" (hope I got that right). Oh, some other interesting information we got about the next album: - The working title of the album is currently "Moving Walls", it sounded like that's what Matt wants to call it - There are 16 songs, only 1 has electric guitar - It will be recorded in studio after this tour I still have the Campbell River and Victoria shows to go.
  10. 2 points
    I had a message board for a while too (before my hosting messed up and lost the database a few too many times), as did Prime Time Deliverance. PTD had a lot of us who didn't feel like we fit in with groups on Running For Home's board. After PTD wasn't around, I had my board, The Double Life, for a while. MGB during the AOB days linked to Running For Home's board (the APA [Amusement Park Accident]). Nation Of Cool had an official board, was that the Metro?. the official MG.org site had an official board on and off too. There's been so many it's hard to keep track. I'm sure Whorrible and other pre-Running For Home sites had some too. but man was that forever ago to remember considering my site itself is 18 years old
  11. 2 points
    I don't have AOB but remember that he wanted All Together to come either after or in place of Anti-Pop. I do however have White Light. 1. Put Out Your Lights 2. Poor Man's Grey 3. We're So Heavy 4. It's Been A While Since I Was Your Man 5. Hopeless 6. Little Terror 7. North American For Life 8. Ex-Pats Of The Blue Mountain Symphony Orchestra 9. Empty Road 10. Blue Skies Over Badlands
  12. 2 points
    Bad Pennies live and NF acoustic.
  13. 2 points
    Some of mine are never going to happen and songs that weren’t released or pre-mgb but what the hell, we can dream right? Dusk Tidal wave Champions of nothing Rabbits Suburbia Truffle pigs Advertising Tripoli House of smoke and mirrors Girl in the war (cover) Flight recorder Prime time deliverance Near fantastica Set me on fire Los alamos Harridan Running for home Empty road Rat who would be king Joe’s in trouble And if Matt is ever taking suggestions for covers I would like to submit Mike Scott’s “A Wild Holy Band” it’s ten minutes of amazing and I think it would be wonderful.
  14. 2 points
    You are a class act. Thank you so much for the offer! Unfortunately I must decline on account of me needing 3 tickets, and I managed to score some in the live nation pre-sale just now. I should say rather... the American Express pre-sale. I tried the code "mattgood" and it didn't work, so I tried "acoustic" again, and got in. There were plenty of new tickets, so I just assumed that was the live nation pre-sale doing it's thing. Got some fine seats in the 6th row, made it all the way to the payment and was greeted with a message "You're not using an american express card". I had to make a rather embarrassing phone call to the only person I know with an amex card (my dad), and ask kindly for the number, but also urgently because there is literally a giant clock at the top of the screen ticking down 2 minutes. Moral of the story: be good to your dad, because one day he'll buy your adult-ass and your adult-ass friends some concert tickets.
  15. 2 points
    I just realized there are 10 shows in Alberta, but I think I'm going to go for it anyways. What the hell, right? You only live once.
  16. 2 points
    I saw their Edmonton show last night (final stop on the North American tour). I've never seen the Pumpkins live before and a 30+ song set that lasted for over 3 hours is quite the introduction! I may not have appreciated some of the songs played but it was a fun show and I definitely got my monies worth. I recorded the show and if anyone is interested you can find the full concert on Dimeadozen and also have a song sample below. SoundCloud (song sample for "Zero"): https://soundcloud.com/sean-gursky/the-smashing-pumpkins-zero-september-9-2018 Dimeadozen (full concert): http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=630380
  17. 2 points
    It's really sad. When you know someone in a context like this, through music, the internet, liking photos on instagram and chatting about songs and stuff you don't get the full picture. But you still feel connected. Marcy talked openly about her struggles and her fight too. Which deepens the personal though still distant/different connection. I wish I had something better to say than I wish I could've done something for her. I feel the loss. I hope she knows the positive impact and touch she had on people's lives and that she'll be missed.
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    I ordered my copies of Loser Anthems, and Avalanche a few weeks ago. I found them on the MG site and had to wait several weeks so that I could get the white vinyl Avalanche. I had to order my copy of Audio of Being from Amazon as they were sold out on the MG site: it arrived the following day and kept me going until the other two vinyls arrived. When I (finally!) received my order of Loser Anthems and Avalanche, I opened them up to find that the Avalanche records were black vinyl. I emailed the MG site and asked them for instructions regarding how to send them back and get the white vinyl. I got a prompt response telling me to keep the black vinyl, and the sleeves in case the white vinyl copy they shipped out to me was in any way damaged (ie/ if the sleeves were bent). I clarified that I didn't have to send anything back and, much to my delight, they confirmed that I was going to be able to keep both copies! This was the highlight of my week, folks! I have spent thousands of dollars on MG merch (music, tickets, travel, etc) over the years, and am always happy to do so. This feels like a gift, however! The white vinyl arrived and it did, indeed have a tiny bend in one corner of the sleeve so I swapped out the albums and will keep the black vinyl for listening; the white vinyl will be displayed somehow. I have to say that I have been listening to Loser Anthems pretty obsessively since it arrived and it sounds AAAAH-MAZING on vinyl! I haven't even put on Avalanche yet (sacreligious, I know), so entranced have I been with Loser Anthems. I even put it on for a friend who was amazed that this music was Matt Good. I'm still catching people unawares with Matt's music: the radio plays really don't do justice to his wide ranging musical talents. I hope you're all having a great time listening to your copies! P.S. I found copies of Chaotic Neutral and Something Like A Storm in the discount bin at Sunrise Records: 25% off.
  20. 1 point
    http://www.matthewgood.org/news/2019/1/11/the-challenges-of-current-affairs ” Of the fourteen songs I’ve written for the next record, only one dwells in one might characterize as the political realm. One of the great difficulties any writer faces is examining lyrical content so that it’s both timely and timeless. A failed example on my part would be North American For Life from 2004’s White Light Rock And Roll Review in which I specifically evoke George Bush’s name. So there is certainly an art to it. Masters Of War, for example, remains, in my opinion, the greatest lament against conflict and the arms industry ever penned - and it was released in 1963. So it’s a tricky thing. To open this song I had to find a way to characterize both President Trump, his supporters, and the rise of the far right, both in the US and Europe, without it being overly conspicuous. I then had to do the same with regards to other subjects. I tend to get a lot of questions from song writers, be they casual enthusiasts or musicians starting out, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to address this particular topic given I wrote and demoed this track last night. The next two weeks will be spent rehearsing for the tour, so last night’s final “command save” was the end of the writing process for me on this one. I’m very much looking forward to getting into the studio in the spring and laying it down. As is customary, the demo will be taken down shortly.”
  21. 1 point
    I don't intend on this being a full review but I'm pretty excited and may ramble more than a sentence or two recap. To summarize my thoughts on this show take a look at the attached screenshot of text message I sent adam_777. Yeah, Blue Skies Over Badlands happened and it took the show to another level. I snooped on setlists for the last two weeks. I did my best to avoid hearing the songs but I still essentially spoiled myself before Christmas. However, knowing what was under the tree doesn't compare to being there when the show unfolds in person. The set had the usual appearances of Load Me Up, Time Bomb, Apparitions but mixing in Fearless, Empty Road, Fated and Change of Season made the main set feel like a present to fans. MG encouraged the audience to sing along with the chorus on Load Me Up and there were some interesting adjustments to Time Bomb that breathed new life in to these staples. It's impossible to pick a favorite moment from the night. The crowd interaction was casual, he spoke about his incident last March, was talking off stage to his crew. It seemed very relaxed and several times the entire audience was laughing along. The show never had a lull and it felt like the audience was waiting for the first few words of a song to know where we were going next. However, the highlight for came in the encore (as evident in my text to Adam). These three songs took the show to another level. Looking at the original set list (asked the Aussie Simon for it and this was my very first set list...makes show #34 special) and the original plan was Strange Days > Blue Skies > Symbolistic, instead we got Blue Skies > Symbolistic > Alert Status Red. On the surface this feels like a minor change but the song he collapsed during last March was Alert Status Red so I feel there was some vindication tonight by playing it as the final song of the night and he stuck the landing. Plus, Blue Skies going in to Symbolistic White Walls...wow! WOW! WOW! After the Poesy set PlasticSoldier, Rhu8ar8Pi3, adam_777 and I all met and did a little 'how do you do'. We have such a niche community here that it's great we can get together and have a little meet up. I know NonPopulus was in attendance too but we weren't able to connect so I will try and cross paths with him next week. As is tradition, I recorded the show and listening back I have to say it sounds amazing. I will edit it tomorrow, post a sample in this thread and the rest will be shared in The Lounge. I feel very fortunate to have the chance to see two more shows next week and then on MG's return in March because if tonight is any indication then these shows are a treasure.
  22. 1 point
    Wow, I love this forum. Haha. Good luck to Adam on his adventure. Hope we see you tonight in St. Albert.
  23. 1 point
    I have always felt the same way, I would add that I am also not a huge fan of double life and would always skip those two songs in a row
  24. 1 point
    Dammit. At least we got kind of an ending.
  25. 1 point
    Off the top of my head... Alert Status Red... Born Losers... It's Been a While Since...
  26. 1 point
    I don't think it did. If I remember correctly, MGB had an official site that may have linked to RFH.net and then the Metro after that. The MGB site itself never had one. This board was around, around the time of Metro and I think it gained more members once Metro shut down. Again, I'm not 100% certain here but if memory serves, this is what happened. Please anyone feel free to correct me. It was a bit of wild west I guess but there were moderators and such but we were the first generation that was able to interact with each other the way we did. Matt involving himself was a bonus.
  27. 1 point
    Not to get too far off topic, but did MG or MGB's official page ever directly have a message board? Or did it go Running From Home to Metro to this site or something? Wasn't really following the web stuff for Matt back then, just listening to the tunes. I'm curious hearing all these crazy stories about these sites. Wild early internet days it sounds like.
  28. 1 point
    I hope the formatting isn't off here. I copied the lyrics from the post the demo had while it was still up. Here are the ones that Matt put up. Sit atop a mountain Listen with a soup can In the south he’s not a liar Just the leader of a bad band That in Europe get together An in secret praise the people That my grandad fought in the lowlands At the Scheldt got shot to pieces So they could rehash their allegiance To a national convenience That preys on easy difference You know fear it’s just a weakness And ya, it’s been one of them years Well the poor they’re there to pity But only from a distance Pull on your tender heart strings The price of an every day existence Emma Lazarus was wrong Fuck your teeming huddled parasitics Somehow kids from Nicaragua Well they’re invading West Virginia Maybe they’re looking for Ollie North 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 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 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 So I’m sitting here reflecting On what I could’ve done 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
  29. 1 point
    Just upgraded my March 20th Edmonton show to VIP at the insistence of the wife. So you know, was hard to argue with that haha
  30. 1 point
    I assuming it's this one, from an old t-shirt: http://web.archive.org/web/20160406103416/http://matthewgood.store-08.com:80/chaotic-neutral/mg010024-matthew-good-men-s-boy-and-wolf-t-shirt-black/ Welp, the post editor is broken. Corrected link to original: http://web.archive.org/web/20160406103416/matthewgood.store-08.com/chaotic-neutral/mg010024-matthew-good-men-s-boy-and-wolf-t-shirt-black/
  31. 1 point
    Thanks for posting those Foats. Very gracious of you. I should have been more clear when I first posted though that I meant the video of it. I was looking for it all over the place and couldn't find it. Eventually, just a few days ago, I got lucky and found that there was a website for the flood aid concert and they have a copy of the entire televised performance. It was just unlisted for some reason which is why it doesn't show up on Youtube searches. Matt and the band start at the 3:33.33 mark. Was a great performance. Jimmy was always intense and lively on guitar and I really miss the dynamic Anthony brought with the keys. He adds some nice texture and depth into the songs.
  32. 1 point
    Right?!? Well, I got my early xmas gift of VIP for Kingston! So I probably will go ahead and buy myself a Montreal ticket; old habits die hard haha.
  33. 1 point
    He referenced it recently on IG so hopefully.
  34. 1 point
    Hey, russic. I actually have some extra Calgary tickets if you'd like them. I started out my getting some back corner tickets as well, but then four seats in row E opened up so I grabbed them. I have one friend for sure who will attend with me, but if you can't find something better during the public sale, you're welcome to buy one or two of my row E tickets. I also still have my corner ones to contend with. I bought tickets to all of the Alberta shows, so we'll see if this works out.
  35. 1 point
    Never mind, figured it out. On MG website.
  36. 1 point
    Dropped by the show in New West. Was great but wet.
  37. 1 point
    Having the option to attend a number of shows on 1 tour is a nice problem to have. Especially considering we in the States may never see him live here again. Still hoping for a Buffalo or Pittsburgh date but wouldn't fault him for not playing either place.
  38. 1 point
    Thanks brother. Kind of you to say.
  39. 1 point
    I purchased a PS4 a couple weeks ago. Played and loved Last of Us remastered. Amazing game. Been playing FIFA, MLB The Show, Kingdom Hearts remaster, and Yakuza 0. If you have PS4 and haven't tried the Yakuza series I highly recommend it.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    Hey, Edmonton area friends, I have some good news. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that Matt is likely playing at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on February 15, 2019.
  42. 1 point
    February 28, 2019 - Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON http://www.brampton.ca/sites/Rose-Theatre/en/Events-And-Tickets/Pages/ShowDetails.aspx?ShowID=1431&ShowDate=02/28/2019 March 3, 2019 - Capitol Centre, North Bay, ON http://www.capitolcentre.org/events/matthew-good
  43. 1 point
    Hopefully this works. Last time I had issues uploading from mobile.
  44. 1 point
    Matt is apparently playing a free show in New Westminster as part of Recovery Day BC on September 8
  45. 1 point
    Hmm, that's interesting. I have never worked in palliative care so I can't speak on the behalf of those who have, but I do have an almost complete reversal of what you described with exception to myself. I do not fear my own death, but I do everyone else who I care about. For myself, I envision death as being equivalent to a deep, dreamless sleep wherein you are unaware of all that surrounds you and cannot even process your own consciousness. Because of the way I view death I am not left with anxiety towards my own, but rather just those around me. I don't know how to cope with loss of the individuals I care about thinking that they simply slip away into nothingness. For those I did not ever know I simply see it as a fact of life, same goes for animals. It eventually happens, so why not desensitize yourself to it? As long as in doing so you can continue to be a kind, loving person I fail to see it as a problem. My mother used to work at a Hospice where she helped my friend's father pass, and to her that was the death that stung the most. Other ones to her were all sad, but she also saw both sides to it where the ones who had died no longer had to suffer or worry. I hope my rambling made sense haha
  46. 1 point
    Bahahahaha! That's hilarious! I don't know that I have much of a right to comment on Matt stepping back from this site, or his other social media accounts as I was unaware of these occurrences...I was taking my own break from the wide world of web, as I often do. I will say that I find myself, a trauma survivor, to be in need of pulling back from all things tech related when I'm feeling a bit kicked by life. It's something that helps me take some time to look within and sort through all of the ridiculous nonsense that comes attached with having a pulse these days. I have often pondered my "relationship" with Matt: understanding that I met him once for 10min in person, meaning that we have no personal relationship whatsoever. That said, I feel as though there is a very personal quality to the way I feel about him, due to the manner in which I have bonded with his music. These days, I think of his music as a good friend: a stabilising force in my life when all else goes awry, and a source of joy in my quieter, calmer moments. When everyone else in my support network is inaccessible to me, his music is always there, in a variety of formats, including my memory which can play a wide variety of MG tunes with great aplomb. I want to be very clear about the fact that Matt's music is my friend; that I have no right to claim friendship with its creator. As much as he puts himself into his music, these are very small glimpses into who he is in the moment of the writing of the lyrics and music: a moment, flash frozen in time; not a clear indicator of the entirety of the man, himself, nor do I feel this contact affords me the right to comment on any of his life choices. Any opportunity I have to interact with Matt on social media is a bonus, and I consider it as such. I will also mention that I have been, for over a decade now, an adult educator in a variety of different ways, including working in the fitness industry where I am often placed on a stage with people who follow my every move and tend to bond with me in very surprising ways. I have been at a health clinic getting examined (with, quite literally, my pants down) and been told by the nurse how much my classes mean to her. I have been at the grocery store and had running commentary about the food in my shopping cart: for good, or for ill. I have been recognized at concerts, clubs, stores and gatherings and approached by those who knew me, but who I did not recognise; my time then monopolised by those individuals who feel I am their friend due to the classes they had taken with me. The total number of people I come in contact with in a month would not approach the number of people at an MG concert, let alone a social media site, though it has often given me pause to consider the way we treat those to whom we assign celebrity. I truly believe that each of us has the absolute right to set clear boundaries around our personal emotional space, no matter our celebrity status. I can understand, having lived in a microcosm of scrutiny, how we may push ourselves to a point of emotional tenuousness in an effort to keep life running 'as usual', to avoid the gossip that springs from what is perceived as 'disappearing', or just because our own internal wellness metre is a bit out of whack due to stressful life events. I would support anyone in their pursuit of mental and emotional equilibrium, regardless of how artless the 'exit stage left' might appear from the outside; recognising that an abrupt departure may be a sign of the necessity of the exit. Lastly, I will say that I felt very real care demonstrated in the comments on this thread, as well as a tinge of judgement. I wonder if the judgement may come from a lack of understanding of the factors contributing to a decision, or the effects it may have on our lives. The reality is that none of us know exactly why Matt, or anyone else, may make a decision, and while it may be comforting for us to know, or fulfill some curious part of ourselves, it's really none of our business.
  47. 1 point
    We've waited this long, I'm sure we can all hold on a little longer! Adam when this is all said and done you'll be immortalized in MG history
  48. 1 point
    This. Well said. I see it from both sides though. I get where both you and UglyRedHonda are coming from, and I agree overreactions are unnecessary/unhealthy, but I also acknowledge not having bipolarity, and not being famous, that I have no idea what it's like to put myself out there and have others be able to judge me and try to frame other's perceptions of me. Indeed, I wish he wouldn't let other people's perceptions of him get to him (because choice is a choice), but at the same time, even as a non famous, regular person, I get how stressful social media can make a person and have considered deleting both my Twitter and Facebook profiles in the past just to get away from the constant arguments and perception views that I think others might have of me. In fact the only reason I haven't is because I think having dialogue with others about political issues is a worthwhile pursuit. Personally though, if taking a break from social media is what Matt needs, I actually think it's a great idea. Hopefully it will do his mental well being some good which is the only thing at the end of the day any of us should care about.
  49. 1 point
    Just a complete guess/speculation on my part, but Raine and his wife are fairly liberal/progressive individuals when it comes to politics. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, but Mark is a bit more center/right and has been known to generally shun the Hollywood, left style politics that most in that area are a part of. Given the recent controversy surrounding him getting paid waaaay more than Michelle Williams for the reshoot of "All the Money in the World" (something I considered just simple business since he is more popular, and thus higher paid in general, than Michelle) I kind of wondered if Raine and Chantelle considered him an example of unfair male dominance in the industry. Again though, complete speculation on my part and I have no evidence to back that idea up. I never asked Raine about it afterwards as I wasn't interested in starting an unnecessary debate, lol. It's just the only reasoning I can think of unless Raine has actually met him in person in the past and just had a bad experience (which, given where Raine lives, wouldn't be impossible by any means now that I think about it).
  50. 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.
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