Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Post-High Holy Day of Music
Haven't dumped the photos out of the camera yet, but here's a synposis of the Matt Good concert last night:
Opening band: Jen, they didn't suck actually. They were quite rhythmically driven and I didn't mind them. However the commenter on MBLOG who said they were Weakerthans meet Death Cab for Cutie were waaay off. Ruhee figured them more to be Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) inserted into The Strokes, except the frontman looks more like Ben Kwbdwincfjnachuck (Billy Talent).
Worst facial hair: The insane clapping guy/keyboardist from the Ladies and Gentlemen with the porn-star stache and mutton-chop sideburns.
Opening song: The Rat Who Would be King. Odd but bold choice to open.
Fist-raising moment: the rant during Blue Skies Over Badlands. Reference to the undrinkable water situation in a number of First Nations towns: "What do you think would happen if you had to boil water at this university? The fucking sky would fall, that's what would happen."
Surreal moment: Crowd chanting J-A-C-K-A-S-S until Matt et al came back for the first encore of ... Giant, of course.
Biggest sing-along participation: Apparitions
How's Matty aging?: This was the colour of the really nice shirt Matt wore (and was selling copies of at Merch) - that colour suits him. This was the colour of his pretty new guitar. Matty's shed a couple of pounds and looks fit, Neil. Even you and your girlfriend would find him hot.
Hahahaha!!! Bill just informed me that I've been singing Giant wrong all this time! Apparently it's K-I-C-K-A-S-S, not J-A-C-K-A-S-S. Hmmm, mine's better.


Neil said...

Our love for Matt is blind. His voice makes him beautiful, Barbara.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. After the fine thoughts post-concert and frustration in looking for The Constantines I decided to, um, acquire, some Matthew Good via, um, the Internet. The first song I downloaded was Near Fantastica. Then I got Weapon. Now I'm heading off to iTunes to get the whole CD downloaded.

Thank You Barbara, Thank You Barbara, Thank You SO MUCH! In my head he's this beautiful cross between Dave Matthews and Peter Gabriel, I am so blissed...

I'm so glad you had a great time at the concert - what a wonderful evening!

thank you again! *kisses*

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Michelle: Oh I'm SO GLAD that you are enjoying Canada's songbird, Matt Good. (Just joking - he'd kill you if you called him that). Avalanche is a fabulous cd. I think Matt still has some music samples on his blog (he used to anyway) which I've got linked on a sidebar.
You know what Michelle, I had to special order the Cons first cd even right here in Canada. They can be elusive.
Neil, beautiful sentiments...

Conky said...

ooo i cant wait 4 pics!

Matty G is so fabulousssssssss

Anonymous said...

Canada's songbird, yeah, I bet he'd have a problem with that. You can't compete with Celine Dion, after all! Or would that be Anne Murray? *hide-duck-cover*

He's not on iTunes so I'm snagging the CD via It's an import (I'm going to be elite, ha!) but it's worth it to support the artist. I did check out the link you provided on your sidebar, his politics and world views are what gave me the impetus to check out his music. You and Neil helped, too. ;)

Thanks for the head's up on The Constantines, I'll stop kicking myself for shitty search techniques!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hoping to put up pics today, Jen. Of course all is dependent upon my resident photo hack, aka Eva.
Michelle, I love that you want to support the artist - that is a pet cause of mine.

Neil said...

It's nice to see some budding Matt Good fans, eh Barbara??

I love to introduce his music to some people who have only heard his radio stuff or never heard of him at all.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I couldn't agree more, Neil. I do the same thing with my other favs whom I think deserve so much more recognition than they receive (Weakerthans, Constantines, New Pornographers, Hawksley Workman, well, I could go on and on).
My daughter, however, who is a way bigger music nerd than I likes to keep her bands to herself.

Neil said...

You almost have to be a detective to uncover really good and unique music these days, or at least know people who know a lot of good music!

I hate the radio, one can only listen to that crap for so long before going crazy.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I only listen to CBC radio. Fortunately my daughter spends waaay too much time searching out unique music. I see music journalism in her future.

Teddy said...

Hey Neil! Copy your comment on radio crap. I absoutely cannot stand listening to commercial radio, esp with 60 gigs of the goood stuff on my t'pod.

Barb, should I shamelessly link to my Matt Goof pics?

Oh damn here it is anyways:

I shoudl start a comment abotu good indie bands over there real soon now.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Great Ted - I am going to link to your MG pics on my next post anyway. They are astounding.

I look forward to your take on good indie bands. There are not enough hours in the day to talk about them all.

Jas B said...

Thanks again Barb!!! I had a great time at the concert.

Sean S. said...

Music radio is dead... haven't listened to it for 5 years. As for great Canuck bands, I am a shameless and unrepented whore of Canuck music, here a few currently in heavy-Sean rotation:

Wolf Parade
Arcade Fire
Ladies and Gentlemen
Memory Bank
Waking Eyes
The Lovely Feathers
Most Serene Republic
The Stills
Le Belle Orchestre
In-Flight Safety

Oh, and I would relate The Ladies and Gentlemen to Postal Service...give it a whirl.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

oooo, good list Sean! I don't know Memory Bank or In-Flight Safety at all, and I've never actually listened to the Postal Service. You have a great ear.
You know who else I'd like to hear more of (only heard a couple of songs so far) - Bedouin Soundclash.

Sean S. said...

Yes definitely check out In-flight Safety and Memory Bank, they each have a couple mp3s on their websites.

I became friends with some of the players of In-Flight Safety during my stay in Fredericton, NB (one of those intangibles that you don't quite get the chance to have in a larger city like Saskatoon).

Wintersleep and The Ladies and Gentlemen will be touring together at the end of this month and into December (Dec 1st here in Saskatoon). Wintersleep puts on an amazing show and should be much bigger then they currently are.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I like Wintersleep, Sean. Do they have more than one video made, though? Because Going Coastal keep playing the same one over and over, and I'd like to see more. Guess I'll just have to get a cd.
I'll definitely check out In-Flight Safety and Memory Bank. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey you are wrong about one thing, it isn't J-A-C-K-A-S-S in Giant. it is K-I-C-K-A-S-S ..... Thats the way we spell success. But yeah i was at the concert at Mac Hall the other night. By Far one of the best nights of my life. It was good to see that alot of other teens are into his music. i thought i was the only one that really apreciated an amazing musician. When i am listening to his songs just on CD, it can't compare to the feeling i got from that concert though. The lighting along with his songs made for a memorable experience. I must go back next time he is in town


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Bill, really??!!! I been singing it wrong all these years? Loudly? Kewl.
I saw Matt last year too and swore then that I would make it to every concert of his possible. (And I will sing Giant wrong, proudly)

Stephanie said...

OMG that's hilarious. How you mistook J-A-C-K-A-S-S for K-I-C-K-A-S-S, I just don't know. But hilarious nonetheless. When he played in Edmonton on Oct 30th, he opened with Rat as well (well Man from Harold Wood was on the speakers as he came out so does that count?). Anyway, I'm really glad I found your blog. I think I'm going to add you to my blogroll. I totally admire that you're a physiologist, I'm currently too big of a chicken shit to follow physiology/biochemistry dreams, and am in Education instead. OK, too much about me. Excellent post.

Neil said...

Barbara, I picked up on that Jackass thing too. But I didnt' have the heart to tell you it was wrong. I just kind of laughed picturing you singing that instead of K-I-C-K-A-S-S (that's hard to type).


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hi Stephanie - glad you dropped by. I'll head over to your blog shortly. I know I'm such a dork when it comes to lyrics sometimes. I'd be honoured to be on your blogroll and will return the favour.
Funny how you are interested in physiology and biochemistry and are taking education, while I was interested most in literature and journalism and took physiology. Damned lying guidance councellors - they'll screw up your life.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Neil, you've got a good heart, man,laughing at me behind my back instead of to my face! lolz
I will continue to sing my version, but it does give me an idea for a future post....