mike moya

STATEMENT FROM GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR ON POLARIS

A FEW WORDS REGARDING THIS POLARIS PRIZE THING

hello kanada.
hello kanadian music-writers.

thanks for the nomination thanks for the prize- it feels nice to be acknowledged by the Troubled Motherland when we so often feel orphaned here. and much respect for all y’all who write about local bands, who blow that horn loudly- because that trumpeting is crucial and necessary and important.

and much respect to the freelancers especially, because freelancing is a hard fucking gig, and almost all of us are freelancers now, right? falling and scrambling and hustling through these difficult times?

so yes, we are grateful, and yes we are humble and we are shy to complain when we’ve been acknowledged thusly- BUT HOLY SHIT AND HOLY COW- we’ve been plowing our field on the margins of weird culture for almost 20 years now, and “this scene is pretty cool but what it really fucking needs is an awards show” is not a thought that’s ever crossed our minds.

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Steal Compass/Drive North/Disappear
Set Fire to Flames
Steal Compass/Drive North/Disappear

Steal Compass / Drive North / Disappear
Set Fire To Flames
Sings Reign Rebuilder (2001)

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The car’s on fire and there’s no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt
And we’re on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn
We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death
The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles
It went like this
The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble and pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze
I said, “Kiss me, you’re beautiful..
These are truly the last days”
You grabbed my hand and we fell into it
Like a daydream or a fever
We woke up one morning and fell a little further down
For sure it’s the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it’s full of blood

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Moya

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - All Lights Fucked On the Hairy Amp Drooling

Are we going to be listening to the real deal sometime in the near future? Listen to this sample of what is apparently ’Random Luvly Moncton Blue(s)’ and ’Dadmomdaddy’:

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So, my guts say ‘It’s real! Finally! This is going to be a really weird/cool experience! Toss to the wishes of the artists for whom I claim to have so much respect and admiration! I want to be inundated with MORE art!’

Damn despicable gut - when will you learn that the world does not revolve around you?

Anyway, here’s to another Holy Grail of music being discovered/shared to the adoring public. Follow the internet below to find the ongoing thread revolving around Casketjack, the Reddit user who appears to possess this rare item.

Links:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/1mcq42/godspeed_you_black_emperor_question/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Lights_Fucked_on_the_Hairy_Amp_Drooling
http://imgur.com/a/Z9Zmf#N9EOE9A

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HṚṢṬA - Hechicero Del Bosque