I just bought myself a ticket to the December 6th Godspeed You Black Emperor! show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. I’m pretty damn pumped; lately I’ve been listening mostly to gybe! bootlegs in MP3 format - here’s a site that has a few good ones from recent shows. The new pieces “12.28.99″ and “Tazer Floyd” are absolutely top-notch - hell, I think I like them better than anything on the new album.
I am doing a project for my music cultures class, exploring the different cultural influences on progressive rock. It’s a pretty shallow project, purely descriptive, with no thesis or central assertion, but it will be interesting anyway. I’m doing some Q&As with various bands and hope to post them all on this site eventually.