Refusing To Be A Man.

Reading a great post by Nate, I remembered my own experience with Propagandhi (slightly off vis-a-vis Nate’s theme) – sold out show (small club) with a great crowd, great energy, probably the best show I’ve ever seen by far – enjoy:

10 thoughts on “Refusing To Be A Man.

  1. Thanks for the kind words Mikhail. I got into Propandhi around 18 or 19 but didn’t see them until I was 29 or 30. By that time I’d been initially disappointed by their Today’s Empire album, fallen in love with Potemkin City Limits, then changed my mind and realized Today’s Empire was a great album after all. In the process I’d sort of forgotten about everything before that. Then when I saw them on the Potemkin tour every old song they played I was like “oh yeah! this song! I forgot it existed! This is the best song ever!” I had a roughly similar experience watching the new Harry Potter movie, having remembered no details at all from the book it’s based on except that I liked it, until I saw those details movie-fied and then was like “oh yeah this is the part where….” I wish I could have this sort of experience more often.

    Out of curiousity, do you know/like I Spy? They’re a band that Todd the bassist was in a while back. I think they’re fantastic.

    take care,

    • Nate, I went to a show having heard Potemkin City Limits and known of the band and their activism, I wasn’t really a huge fan but the show sold out fairly quickly and the atmosphere was pretty great – people in the audience were everyone from teenagers to older people all somehow connected to the cause, it was more than a show, I think, plus Propagandhi guys were great – they had a book booth and they were hanging out talking to people, just a really good vibe. So since that show I started listening to them more and following them more and such.

      No, I don’t know I Spy, I’ll check them out.

  2. Following a self-absorbed tangent, I finished writing a novel about 3 years ago entitled Prop O’Gandhi. I’d never heard of Propagandhi the band until about a year ago.

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  4. hi again Mikhail,

    You may know them but there’s this band The Weakerthans that I quite like, their singer was in Propagandhi for a long while. They sound really different than Propagandhi, slower and prettier, but I think they’re fantastic. Really great lyrics.

    This song has an odd and funny Foucault reference, it’s called
    Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)

    These are two of my all time favorites (of any songs) –

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