All Tomorrow’s Parties… Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Well, I am getting match fit for next weekend’s epic feast of music. I will be trekking off to Melbourne to have my ears gloriously melted at All Tomorrow’s Parties: I’ll Be Your Mirror festival, curated by The Drones. This is festival brings together bands that I never dreamed I would see live… bands that have had a profound influence on me as an artist and a human being.

First and foremost, there is Godspeed You! Black Emperor (who I will also get to see next Wednesday night in Brisbane before flying down). This band is a monster… and their latest album, Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! is up there with their finest releases. They make noise that is raw and graceful. Here’s the explosively beautiful, We Drift Like Worried Fire.

More than any other band, they have provided a soundscape to my writing for the past two decades; their sound is for me, like a wave… always building. With each listen, their albums reveal new layers, reach new heights. And the only real way to appreciate the music they make is to stop everything… I am looking forward to stopping the world alongside the thousands of other fans when they reach our shores next week.



Filed under events & opportunities, who listens to the radio?

7 responses to “All Tomorrow’s Parties… Godspeed You! Black Emperor

  1. Couldn’t see a video or place holder for the video?

  2. sounds great…have fun!!

  3. oh and i could see the vid

  4. some lady

    I’ll wave to you at God Speed! I’m getting very excited about it… Are you going to the Necks as well?

    • gnunn

      Sadly not tonight Eleanor. My dad’s b’day, and we are a tight knit bunch! Let me know how it is… though I already know it will be transcendental.

      On another note, are you interested in featuring at SpeedPoets in May?

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