G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by Godspeed You! Black EmperorG_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by…

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

we wrote it on the road mostly. when that was still a place.
and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave.
it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange.
we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there,
bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment.

we fired up the shortwave radios again, for the first time in a long time.
and found that many things had changed.
the apocalypse pastors were still there, but yelling END TIMES NOW where they once yelled “end times soon”.
and the transmission-detritus of automated militaries takes up more bandwidth now,
so that a lot of frequencies are just pulses of rising white static,
digital codexes announcing the status of various watching and killing machines.
and the ham-radio dads talk to each other all night long.
about their dying wives and what they ate for lunch and what they’ll do with their guns when antifa comes.

this record is about all of us waiting for the end.
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning,
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they’re impoverished.

much love to all the other lost and lovely ones,
these are death-times and our side has to win.
we’ll see you on the road once the numbers fall.

xoxoxox god’s pee
montreal, quebec, kanada
1 march, 2021

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william-ryan: lift your venti cups like antennas to heaven

Friday, June 23rd, 2017


lift your venti cups like antennas to heaven

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mosheogrady: tonight !!! This show was amazing. Eight…

Friday, September 13th, 2013


tonight !!!

This show was amazing. Eight musicians (two drummers, two bassists, three guitarists/synthesizer players, one violinist) making alternately droning/minimalist/melodic post-rock that built from barely audible to beating against my body like ocean waves too strong to stand against, so emotional and sincere, each piece stretching on for 20 minutes or more, until it felt like a world, with time to inhabit that world, reflect on it, grow comfortable with it, and experience it change into something else.

It’s not the type of music everyone likes. But the Fonda Theater was filled to capacity tonight with people who do like it, and I loved being up by the stage with that crowd behind me, close to the performers, practically part of their circle, eight people facing inward, intent on each other, barely acknowledging the crowd, making the music I know so well from the albums, but so much better live, so much more human and real. It was like standing in front of a Van Gogh or Monet, knowing that this is it, not a copy, not a reproduction, not bits down a wire making colored dots on a screen, but the real thing, whole and true.

So wonderful.

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“Gathering Storm” always makes me remember my mother. Probably…

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

“Gathering Storm” always makes me remember my mother. Probably just as well I’ll be by myself at the show tonight; losing it in public is embarrassing enough without people who feel compelled to ask you what’s wrong.

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24thoughtspersecond: Children review Godspeed You! Black…

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


Children review Godspeed You! Black Emperor

“It sounds like a Taylor Swift song”

My favorite part is 30 seconds in, when Onaje, the kid on the right, gives GY!BE the thumbs up, then sees a middle-pointing thumb from Elisabeth and a downward-pointing thumb from Will.


You rock, Onaje. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what to like.

Also, “We Drift Like Worried Fire” is badass.

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