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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

"Burning futures in the mountains..."

Holy crap, where has Matthew Good been all my life?!? Take away my honorary Canadian citizenship. I really need to go to bed, but I can't stop listening to these two songs!

As a bonus, I've included the recent Ron Sexsmith/Elvis Costello duet from Costello's Spectacle show. (Sheryl Crow, the heck?)


Blogger Middle Class Middle Aged White Guy said...

Found your blog when searching for Matt Good lyrics and just wanted to say "Neener, neener, neener - I'm going to see him in a couple of weeks"(April 4) :-p

If you like the stuff from "Vancouver", DEFINITELY check out "Hospital Music". I was introduced to Matt via the iTunes Single of the Week - "Born Losers". I initially didn't hate it, so I downloaded it - it was free. After a few listens, it began to grow on me. After a few more, I was HOOKED. I went out and found the album.

My first reaction was " Wow, this sucks. How can a guy who does a song like Born Losers do stuff like this?" Boy was I wrong. After a bit, it began to seep in, and after I read about what he went through before writing that - nasty divorce, a breakdown, being diagnosed as bipolar - and it's all there on the record.

Powerful stuff.

8:20 PM  

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