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  1. No idea what station this one came from but another interviewer posted some old footage recently too. Pretty laid back interview with Matt in 98 when MGB was touring with Big Sugar.
  2. I remember that video. Took a look for it on Youtube and around the web but couldn't find it either. It's a shame as it was a incredibly well put together and edited. If it ever comes available again I'll post it here.
  3. With regards to the topic/theme of the video/song, I think the fact that different people are drawing different things from it goes to show how Matt is still great at crafting. Anytime people can look at/listen to something and get different things out of it, that means it can reach more people, and that's one of the reasons Matt's work is so impactful- because it's crafted in a way that is subjective and open to interpretation. Personally, I love it when artists (even though something obviously has its own personal meaning to them) leave it up to the audience to interpret the theme. As far as the video goes, Matt spoke to ET Canada just recently and has this to say about it: The intent behind the video was to juxtapose the oddity of the saddened perception of the clowns with their obvious companionship and the strength of it revealed in the video,” Good said in a statement. “It’s a comment on how, in this day and age, the complexities of emotion are presented as uncomfortable. That one must be a standardized happy to be happy.” https://etcanada.com/news/544482/matthew-good-debuts-music-video-for-his-emotional-new-single-sicily/ On a slightly different topic, I have to admit, it has been a pleasant surprise that because I like the video so much it seems to have made me appreciate the song itself more. I'll admit, when I first heard Sicily I was kind of..."meh" about it. Didn't think it was bad and didn't think it was great. Now every time I hear it I picture the video in my head and it makes me appreciate the song more. Funny how association works like that.
  4. Pretty cool. Second professional video Matt's been in since 2004. Really like the setting, lighting, fireworks and, for the most part, the editing. Nice to see he included his new girlfriend in the video too. Glad to see the guy has someone in his life again. Also just appreciated Matt's presence in the video in general. He always seems to convey a good sense of authenticity (I'm thinking specifically of the Apparitions and Strange Day videos). Thoughts?
  5. Thanks for posting that too! Just an outsider's perspective, but both it and the edited clip that was aired with bits of songs that the band played sounded honestly professional. I think that as human beings we have a tendency to be even more critical of ourselves than others might be. I remember once back in 2015 at VIP soundcheck/question and answer thing that Matt did in Calgary I got to reference something he said regarding politics years back and then ask him if he would ever consider running as an independent himself. As I was doing it I thought I must sound nervous as shit because I could hear my own voice breaking at certain points (which is also funny because normally I'm not a nervous person or bad at public speaking) but when I listened back to it I could barely notice anything all. So don't beat yourself up. It was a really well put together segment and I didn't notice it sounding amateur like. Over all that's pretty incredible getting to do that for your first interview ever, especially at that age. I think anyone would be nervous to interview someone who was (at the time) just on the cusp of becoming one of Canada's largest rock musicians. It was interesting hear his remark that he thought they maybe played it safe when it came to the writing of the album. For better and worse it definitely worked out for them. What was it like meeting/interviewing him back then? Did you meet any of the other band members? (If you don't mind me asking) As an aside, I had a random thought regarding the HSIY video last night when I was watching it again- I found it really interesting that Matt was playing the lead guitar in that song. When I originally compared the Raygun version to the LOTGA version, I always honestly thought that was Dave's guitar work given how polished and well done it was (and given that Dave was officially the lead guitarist). I had no idea that was Matt's handy work and that he could do it that well. I know after the band broke up that he would do a lot of the positions himself in the studio (and even live too when it came to guitar- see the lead work on Near Fantastica) but that was a fun little bit of info to learn regarding this individual song. I wonder if there were any others on Underdogs where he did lead guitar.
  6. Trust me, no one is going to hate you. You owe us nothing and your explanation makes perfect sense. Anton used to talk with Matt every once in a while, so who knows, maybe he can let him know if he thinks it wouldn't bother Matt or get you into trouble. That said, I know Adam confirmed earlier this year- when he asked Matt directly about early footage- that Matt has no interest in searching it up himself as, like you said, he does not look back on that time period fondly due to the internal politics that soured even the good aspects of that time period of the band's success, which is understandable. I think I speak for all of us when I say it was incredibly nice of you to share even that short video and even if it gets taken down, it was incredibly cool to be even able to see it once. Peace
  7. Also, thanks for sharing this and your story about your time filming it/interviewing Matt. It's incredible to learn that the Inescapable Us was played live as I thought that was the one song Matt had never done live from that album. Chad, any chance you could get this setlist uploaded to your website?
  8. Dude...thank you...so much. This means more than words can express to a lot of us who have been fans since the MGB days. That you would dig this up and take the time to upload it/share it with us is truly a gift. I mean that. This is literally the only live performance of HSIY that exists on youtube that I am aware of. That's not to mention the fact that- like Adam mentioned- there is so little live footage of the band from this time period (especially Geoff). I'll echo Adam's reiteration that we all respect Travis's wish and not share this outside The Bored. We're lucky to have even this and- aside from the fact that it would be disrespectful to him after he asked us not to- we don't want it taken down from Youtube if some big wig decides this is copyright infringement or some other bullshit. Again, Travis, "thank you".
  9. Just curious if anyone has a copy of this interview in audio or video. I noticed it seems to have been scrubbed from the internet which is rather strange. It was a good interview from what I remember. Instead of sniping at each other like they had done for years earlier, they actually had a civil back and forth and discussed some rather interesting topics. It was refreshing to see two people from opposite isles of the political spectrum actually sit and prove that people with opposite viewpoints on a lot of issues could still find common ground on others.
  10. I remember hearing Load Me Up on the radio as my first introduction to the band back in the fall of 99. After that I went and bought the album, was amazed and hooked, and then went out and got what existed of their catalogue at the time. So thankful I heard that song because a lot of MGB/Matt's music has been a soundtrack for my life and MGB still holds the record for greatest concert ever during their last run in the summer of 2001 (it was at Red Deer, Alberta, in the Centrium) . Likewise, to this day, Giant remains one of the most amazing and magical songs I have ever heard in my life.
  11. If you both want to P.M me your e-mails I can just send a direct copy tonight so you don't have to wait for me to get it uploaded online. Might be a bit faster that way.
  12. Did you find it? If not I do have a copy of that. Think it was posted sometime around the mid 2000s on his site. Really cool instrumental track. When it was downloaded originally the name that came with it was "Globes". However, I don't know if that was the name Matt gave it or just the name that the person who originally copied it gave it. I'll see if I can't make a copy of it available here or somewhere on the internet sometime this week when I have a day off. Agreed. That is one of the most amazing tracks of music I have ever heard in my life (and that's despite the fact that the production on it is only from a demo). I still listen to it to this day. It's one of the few times Matt has ever let his influence from Explosions in the Sky show. The different sonic landscapes he explores are just mind bending and so soulful. I may see if I can make that available again too.
  13. Did anyone go to the show in Grand Bend? I'm looking at the setlist for the show am curious if the last 3 songs were written with the "/" symbol simply because who ever wrote the set list was lazy or because all 3 of those songs were combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0yeLj6gX_u/
  14. Warren was apparently getting close to being done with the mixing process back in June so hopefully you're right.
  15. Chad Bishop filmed this from an amazing spot that night.
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