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  1. 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.
  2. 3 points
    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.
  3. 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.
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  5. 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!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.”
  9. 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.
  10. 1 point
    That is an amazing set list! That makes me super excited for my show on Tuesday in London. I quite hope he plays Prime Time Deliverance, Change of Season, Tripoli, Fearless, Blue Skies Over Badlands, Los Alamos among others.
  11. 1 point
    Hi Everyone! I just got home from the Ottawa show and want to post the set list (as I remember it...I’m not always great with the song names so please feel free to correct me if you notice a mistake): Champions of Nothing, Prime Time Deliverence, Tripoli, Fearless, Empty Road, While We Were Hunting Rabbits, Born Losers, Symbolistic White Walls, Fated, The Fine Art of Falling Apart, Load Me Up, Apparitions, This is Night, Change of Season. Encore: Hello Time Bomb, Strange Days, Blue Skies over Badlands. This concert had a lot of songs that I haven’t heard played in concert for so many years that I can’t be certain that I ever heard them played in concert (not since he was burning monkey masks on stage)...or perhaps it is just the level of inebriation I was experiencing at those bygone concerts which keeps me from remembering. There was lots of talk about drinking at this concert and Matt did get visibly drunk to the point where I wondered if he forgot some of the words to Change of Season (of course my memory could be off, or he could legitimately changed the lyrics which he absolutely has the right to do). The drinking jokes seemed to get a mixed review and for my part I have overcome addictions myself and have family still mired in addiction so the chatter about alcohol doesn’t have the same shine it would have had in my younger years. That said, Matt seemed to be enjoying himself. I certainly felt that his demeanour was lighter and more cheerful than it has in past concerts and I wonder if this tour, with the more intimate venues is part of that. Whatever the case, I am happy that Matt seemed well: jokes about alcohol won’t keep me from his concerts now or ever. The venue was small enough for conversation between he and the audience and I know that’s true because I was in the cheap seats and yelled out to him at a silent moment and responded to what I yelled, which was pretty fun! The lighting and simplistic set design was gorgeous; simply breathtaking. The only one that rivalled it in my opinion was the lighting on his Lights of Endangered Species tour. The backdrop tonight was five vertical lights directly behind Matt which spanned from floor to ceiling. They reminded me of the neck of a guitar, whether or not that was the intent, I do not know. They shimmered and shone in a variety of different hues and rhythms. Whoever thought up the lighting deserves a raise. Finally, Matt’s voice is the best I’ve heard it in years. He was back to his true tenor self, even transposing some songs into higher keys which was unexpected as he seems to have been going to lower keys in past concerts. I wonder if it is easier on his voice to sing solo? I haven’t heard him this strong vocally since Vancouver. If I’ve posted stuff that others have already spoken about, I extend my apologies. I didn’t want spoilers so I haven’t read any of the concert feed. oh...if you are reading this before going to see him in concert: brush up on the lyrics to Load Me Up!
  12. 1 point
    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your child. You'll be in my thoughts. Take care.
  13. 1 point
    having a young boy myself, I cant even imagine what you and your family are going through... condolences man
  14. 1 point
    I'm so sorry for your loss man. Take care.
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  16. 1 point
    I was going to message you asking if you had a giant grin from it haha
  17. 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.
  18. 1 point
    Wow, I love this forum. Haha. Good luck to Adam on his adventure. Hope we see you tonight in St. Albert.
  19. 1 point
    I am absolutely loving them. Each concert set is completely different from the next. It is refreshing to hear the rarities and new songs too.
  20. 1 point
    Never fly on the day of a concert. It's been a rule I've had for 12 years and I've never broken it and have traveled to dozens of shows, and a few times its saved my ass. But I went against my better judgement on this one and booked an 830 flight from victoria to edmonton on the day of the show. Only it was PM not AM which I discovered at 725 this morning at the check in counter. After finding out there was nothing Westjet could do to get me to edmonton any earlier than 9pm tonight I tried Calgary. But even then not till nearly 4 and then I'd have to rent a car and drive to St Albert tonight to maybe just make it. So I checked with Air Canada. Nothing from Vancouver Island. But one option: a 1230 flight out of Vancouver. Only problem; since it's the day of travel cost of that one way flight is $592. Fuck it. Booked the flight and raced for the 9 am ferry. Now I'm on the boat when I get off I'll have a $60 cab fare to get to the airport and should get there in time to make my flight and with a little luck should still make it to St Albert on time albeit just about $700 poorer for my efforts. So if you see a guy passing a donation cap around at the show it'll probably be me. Haha, but I'll be damned if I was gonna miss it. And if Matt happens to play Blue Skies tonight I'll consider it money well spent! See y'all at the show!
  21. 1 point
    I asked your question at the VIP today, Daniel. He said it was a good question and it got him thinking. He said "well done." l will give details soon. I think he played Radicals, So Long Mrs. Smith, and How It Goes at the VIP.
  22. 1 point
    Hey, team. I’m going to the Airdrie show tonight. This will be my first of ten shows on this tour, so I’ll be busy over the next couple of weeks. I’m hoping for some good clean fun. We don’t need any fisticuffs in the crowd, especially at an acoustic show.
  23. 1 point
    Just finished Claire A scenario in Resident evil 2 remake. The game is perfect!
  24. 1 point
    In Lake Country Matt debuted Time Bomb and Empty Road. Tonight in Nelson Time Bomv was played again but empty road was dropped. Sounds like there was a fist fight in the crowd in Nelson tonight too
  25. 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
  26. 1 point
    Attended the Nanaimo show last night, and right from the opening song it just seemed this one was going to be special. Some notes on the show - Matt opened with Champions which was quite a surprise. Usually by the time a tour is a half dozen or so shows in, you feel like you know what to expect a little. When Victoria had no songs get a tour debut, I thought the rotating list of songs from the first few shows would likely be "the list" for the first half of the tour. The opening notes of Champions proved my assumption wrong! What a way to start a show - The crowd in Nanaimo is always very into the shows. I usually go to most if not all the shows on the Island and usually Nanaimo winds up being the highlight. Peoples comments from the crowd had Matt crack up a few times. There was also one guy shouting repeatedly for Apparitions from about the third song of the show onward. Matt addressed him pointing out there was just no chance it wouldn't be played seeing as how he has never not played it since 1996. Definitely more interaction between crowd and performer compared to the last show in Victoria, and as such the show was a full 20 minutes longer just reaching 2 hours. - Is Matt's fan base largely musically ignorant? He made a ton of references to artists and bands tonight and you could literally hear the people in the crowd going "who?" haha - Two other songs got tour debuts tonight, Advertising on Police Cars, which he played because he wrote it back in 2001 while waiting for a ferry in Horseshoe Bay to come to Nanaimo, and A Boy and his Machine Gun. - Matt's voice is in incredible shape, he is just nailing these songs and it was just giving me chills. His guitar playing has really tightened up since the first night in Sidney and its incredible how a week on tour can get your chops back into top shape. The odd screw up now is nearly undetectable and the songs have such precision and impact, even though as Matt says music should be kept messy. - He continues to improvise on some songs even if slightly, meaning that even if a song has been played several times on the tour he sometimes alternates how he plays it so there is a uniqueness to each performance. This was my 41st time seeing Matt, and it was one of those shows that you just felt was going to have a special vibe to it. You get to know when a performer is really feeling a show and Matt's demeanour and performance seemed to suggest he was enjoying playing on this night and continue to expand on his adventurous setlists, that as have been noted are definitely catering to the hardcore longtime fans. A song like A Boy and his Machine Gun may not get the approval recognition cheers like Apparitions or Born Losers, but for a few dozen people in the audience, it can be one of the greatest moments they've ever experienced at a concert. Being that we were just talking about how Matt busted this out in 2014 twice and now he picked it back up, I cant help but wonder if he was reading this thread. If that's the case, if you really wanna blow people's minds Matt, open a show with Sharks of Downtown, haha some obscure song that wasn't even on a record and was only played briefly 23 years ago. You'd literally hear a collective "WTF is this?"
  27. 1 point
    I know it's kind of a cliche, but Song For the Girl is rancid dick. Granted, music is subjective, so whatever. But the objective failure of the song is that its deleterious to Avalanche as an album, and that just exacerbates my contempt for the tune. The lyrics are hollow, the melody is uninspired, and it taints a record that would otherwise be, imo, a masterpiece. edit: i really just don't like this song.
  28. 1 point
    Dammit. At least we got kind of an ending.
  29. 1 point
    Off the top of my head... Alert Status Red... Born Losers... It's Been a While Since...
  30. 1 point
    I would maybe also ask him any plans to release an official live cd/cd's or dvd. Inquiring minds gots to know!!
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    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.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    I was a member of that board which eventually became the "Metro" on another site. It was a pretty toxic and cliquey place near the end. Lots of people on there were assholes. Though it makes sense since most of them were 17-23 years old. I remember some people purposefully trying to egg Matt on into an argument. That was kind of funny to be honest now that I look back on it.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    I'm a window. Actually, In love with a bad idea. That song was a bad idea lol
  39. 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).
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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!
  46. 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...
  47. 1 point
    That's them. The cello player, Lisa, was my tour buddy fer the whole trip. She was cool.We got SOOOOOOOOO drunk in Cornwall when the bus broke down.That's how I got the sunburn!!! ;)
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. -1 points
    God this makes me so mad. I'm glad they got the stupid panel event in Toronto shut down. Call people what they need to be called. You don't get a say in someone's identity and no one is asking to be called Zebra. Like fuck off. He. She. They. Ze. People are fucking people. Who cares what one goes by?? Reinforce your support of individuals by respecting how they wish to exist. It's really not asking much. Adjust with the times. Promote inclusion. Are you going to kill youself because you feel forced into using language? Probably not. But purposely using the wrong pronouns and adding to the stigma and oppression that surrounds the LGBTQ* community and that they face everyday? Come on.
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