My daughter ended up joining me for the VIP sound check and concert. It was my first meet and greet ever, so I had no idea what to expect. In my mind, I thought that you would get to mingle with the artist. But apparently, because we had a group of sixteen people we could not have individuals photos (just a group shot pictured above) and only able to have a Q & A session where each person would have a chance to ask Matt a question. What shocked me most is that people were so calm! I mean – the kid in me – wanting to scream I LOVE YOU MATT! YOU ARE TOTALLY AWESOME!!! But going with the mood at the meet, I just told him the quick story about my sister falling badly and cancelling her flight from Calgary to Toronto, and thanked him for singing to me for the past 20 or so years. My question was: What is your continued source of inspiration over the years?
His answer was basically, that there was none. His analogy was like taking footsteps in the snow. Every step you take, you just know there will be more.
Even though I am a huge fan, I apparently haven’t listened to so many of his songs. I will have to buy Chaotic Neutral album – Los Alamos (see YouTube video below) is my new fav. The song is so haunting and beautiful at the same time. It is now my bedtime song. I have trouble falling asleep because my brain is so wired – but then I just listen to Matt’s soothing voice…
Just take a listen, close your eyes and feel the music. Check him out on Instagram @matthewgoodgram
Poesy, a Canadian female singer/song writer, was the opening act for Matthew Good. I have never heard her music before, but always nice to be exposed to new music – especially Canadian talent.
Her voice is powerful, deep and sultry. It was cool that she did not wear shoes on stage. I can’t say I really “felt” her music. I closed my eyes and just listened to her voice hoping it would give me the chills – but it didn’t. The music was just kind of there -if you know what I mean. But she is Canadian!
I cannot express my excitement enough…Matthew Good will be playing tomorrow night, Saturday, March 9th at the Richmond Centre for the Performing Arts. I scored some VIP tix, so I get to meet him! Right below are pics from his Massey Hall performance last March.
Shortly after I saw him (Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good Tour) last March, I saw that he would be playing at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts just minutes away from my house. Should I go again? I asked myself since I just saw him. Well, YES! He is SO close to home that I could not miss him. It turns out that this time, he is playing just his acoustic guitar. Can’t wait!
Based on his Instagram post, he will be playing Strange Days (one of my favs), Fated, Los Alamos and others. Instagram @matthewgoodgram
This is one of my new favs. So soulful…the voice of an angel.
Did you know he is totally awesome?! He is Canadian (WOO HOO!), writes most if not all his own songs, plays guitar and sings. He is also an advocate for Mental Health Awareness, as he struggles with his own bipolar disorder/depression. Check out his Ted Talk below:
His songs are absolutely beautiful, rockin’ and often pack a punch with the underlying social commentary. He writes and sings about war, guns, life, etc. My five year olds’ fav song from his album Something Like a Storm is Bad Guys Win.
His music has been with me and inspired me for over 20 years. I lucked out about 20 years ago, when my sister’s friend could not attend his concert – so she offered me that ticket. I still remember seeing him in concert at the Metropolis in Montreal. It was so amazing up close and personal. Love ya Matt!
…say how ya doin’…(lyrics from Matthew Good Band’s song, Everything is Automatic). You can tell, I have been signing Matthew Good Band’s song in my head. By the way, if you haven’t listened to this song, it’s really amazing. Matthew Good has gone solo since that album and will be performing at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts on March 9, 2019. http://www.matthewgood.org/
Take a listen to this classic:
2019 flying by…
Say, where did the year escape to already? As I write this post, it is already Day 17 into 2019. I feel like time is running out already.
As per one of my posts in December 2018, I did not make any new year’s resolutions last year to be applied towards this year, because I feel that I am just setting myself up for failure.
Year of NO EXCUSES
I have dubbed this year to be the YEAR OF NO EXCUSES. I have been spreading the word to everyone who will listen to me. What? No gym today? That is not ok, it is the year of no excuses…
Here are a few concepts/mottos that you can apply to yourself this year:
Don’t think – just do!
I will dream BIG and do!
I will make time for my best friend – me.
If I want something badly, I will go for it.
My “no excuses” put to good use
Here are 2 things that I put off last year, but have now handled, because…it’s the year of no excuses!
I am losing patience with the CN Tower. I have emailed the media department so many times but didn’t hear back. I am waiting on permission and have been waiting since mid last year, to publish my book, Winter Moose visits the CN Tower. It was actually meant to be my second book. But because of trademark and other issues, my book was up for review. I finally tracked down a phone number and left a message for my contact person. I am dreaming that I will get the go-ahead this year. I can’t wait to share that book with the world!
I dropped off my books for consignment at a few local Chapters/Indigo locations last year, but have been too busy to follow-up. It is a bit difficult to make calls during my working hours + a little teeny weeny bit of procrastination. Anyway, it’s 2019…I took care of it and if I am lucky, I can be part of a few in-store events this year.
In this thing called life, you never have time to do things. I get it. But if you set your mind to something – before you realize, the same amount of time goes by (whether you do something or don’t) and in the end, you would have accomplished either nothing or something.
Yo! I want to hear from you. What will you accomplish this year with no excuses?