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    eating, then 12 hours later shitting out the waste product of that food.
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    its not Graham

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    "This song's for the bitches thats hangin' from my ding-dong" - RBL Posse
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    While We Were Hunting Rabbits

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  1. If rents aren't paid, people with investment property etc. cant pay their mortgages. Rents should be paid. At this point people who were working and making money need to have income to pay their bills. The gov can't process millions of EI claims manually, it's impossible. They need to just give out EI money to people by automatically approving them and take their word for it. If people turn out not eligible they can always claw back the money later, that would take years to go through all these EI claims and overpayments. Business owners impacted also need income protection. This is much more serious than the 2008 housing crisis. Shit is going to hit the fan after the 1st of April once people aren't being able to pay rents, mortgages, and bills.
  2. I don't think making the banking system collapse would be good for the economy. See 2008 in USA. The gov would bail them out. Better solution is pass legislation deferring mortgage payments without extra interest, then have the gov loan banks money so they don't fold. Banks want people to stay in their homes so they get those payments eventually, but they also need the money they're rightfully owed.
  3. If attendance is going to start sucking it makes sense for musicians and sports venues to start cancelling and try to reschedule from a financial perspective. But I don't know shit.
  4. Crappy timing on for this tour for you brother, in more ways than one. Wish you safe travels. Respect for you marching on. Vancouver and GTA are Matt's bread and butter and the most affected by COVID-19. That stinks. I'm going to wait closer to show day before buying a ticket, even though I don't live in either of those places. Hopefully the virus dies down by the summer, I wanna check out Rage Against the Machine come festival season, along with Moist/Headstones/Tea Party.
  5. Drive to Hamilton the tickets are $60 there.
  6. I have so much respect for Blake as a drummer. He's just so darn good on this album, he's sick. He's always amazing on everything he does.
  7. 1 show in Toronto/GTA is dumb. Maybe venues in Toronto were booked who knows.
  8. Listened through the album once. Yes a departure from the last several albums, much more personal sounding, distorted guitars not really featured, more of a singer-songwriter album. Hearing more Matt up front on this album musically, plus Blake and many backing instruments. As always, I love some songs (One of Them Years, Thorn Bird, Sicily, Radicals), I like others, and some don't grab me as much. Haven't delved too much into the lyrics yet, wanted to just listen first. I love the violin on Radicals, something very unique on an MG album. Blake is phenomenal as always. Was meh on the album at first but quickly grew on me as I got to the end. A lot of his albums you can put on in the car & it will pump you up, but this one is calmer, I can sit under a tree in the spring and enjoy this one. This tour going to be full band or acoustic?
  9. Pumpkins doing more shows this year. Would love to see them.
  10. I think this is Matt's best video in at least 15 years. It's a great video. The song is catchy, and the lyrics are great. My first guess as to the meaning of the song/video is that he's talking about all the shit his fans/the public gives him about his personal life and relationships, and how even though he's famous and should be accustomed to it these comments still hurt him. This eludes to him wearing the clown makeup also, maybe he feels like sometimes he's treated as just a performer simply for our own entertainment (a clown) and us fans sometimes don't treat him like a real human being with feelings. I get that from this: " Maybe I'm just bad at things, Maybe I'm just better off camera, 'Cause I feel everything, And you know, maybe it's time I oughta". I think Sicily, where Matt vacationed to Italy recently, was maybe a place Matt could feel free, and completely anonymous without all the BS that comes with fame, a place where he and a new relationship can be free of the burdens and drama of Canada. Maybe the song is referring to him getting over his ex, some drama between them that's happened, and moving on to a new relationship.
  11. 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.
  12. Anyone take a shot at the lyrics yet? Here's a video of the new song:
  13. Doubtful anything but WLRRR gets printed again. Wish they did but not expecting it. I bought 2 copies of LOES on vinyl when it came out. Now I can't find them in my house and haven't seen them for years LOL. I remember bringing one of them or maybe both to a concert in Ottawa at the NAC to get one of them signed during the LOES tour (but didn't bother getting it signed). I wonder if I left one or both of them at the concert venue LOL. That sucks because it would really sound awesome on vinyl i bet, one of my fav albums, i never got to listen to it on vinyl before i misplaced it.
  14. How I try to interpret Matt's lyrics is to consider: - The context of the album as a whole, whether it's a concept album or has a central theme, how that theme might relate to the lyrics in a given song - What's been going on in Matt's life either interest-wise (ie: political events) or personally (ie: having kids) that he's shared around the time the song was written - Any general personal interests of Matt (ie: politics, soccer etc) or themes that he's talked about or sung about in the past (ie: mental health, the state of the music industry, US foreign policy etc) that might provide clues. Matt's always been really into covert operations in US foreign policy, he likes figuring out all secret CIA shit that's been done now & throughout the decades, likes figuring out a complex puzzle, and I think he likes making his lyrics like that too, a puzzle for us to figure out.
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