Lotus Gait

Failed States, Propagandhi

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I have this recurring nightmare: flailing pigeon, her broken feet frozen solid to the freezing pavement. I turn away as if I do not see. I have this childhood memory of my old man screaming from the driver’s seat to turn away from an unfolding horror, but he could not undo what I had seen. We never spoke of it again. Two more hapless citizens of the new post-traumatic stress worldwide disorder. A stockholm syndrome fifth estate, desperate to batten down the mounting horrors and shuffle on in a global lotus gait. Content to marinate in the plasma glow of the home entertainment prisons we commune before like dime-store shrines. Are these but votive lives? It’s a strangled, twisted truss that shores-up each of us. So anything to dull the pain of a splintered lotus gait. As for me a filigree of psychic police tape tends to cordon-off off the darker scenes. But the wandering mind stumbles through it and relives them all eventually. Pries open wide your eyes and shines a painful light on the guilt, the fear, the shame. The courage never came from the plasma glow of the home entertainment prisons we cling to like dime-store shrines. Are these but votive lives? Conservative at heart. A conformist from the start. A stockholm syndrome fifth estate. A staggering lotus gait. It’s a strangled, twisted truss that shores-up each of us. So anything to dull the pain of a self-inflicted, crippling lotus gait.

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  1. 11.5.2017
    Winnipeg, MB
    The Park Theatre
  2. 11.8.2017
    Vancouver, Canada
    The Rickshaw
  3. 11.10.2017
    Seattle, WA
    El Corazon
  4. 11.11.2017
    Portland, OR
    Hawthorne Theatre
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    San Francisco, CA
    Slim's

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"...cultural music would be played as an incentive. Futility techniques included the playing of Metallica, Britney… https://t.co/6qLPrADgan

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Are you serious? I've seen more intense puck battles at the community centre 5-and-under winter carnival tournament. https://t.co/fSrKcI2cSL

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Propagandhi

Propagandhi

Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered ...

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*Everybody* had a concussion by the end of it. I'm not kidding, all the long hair getting banged around me left rai… https://t.co/iiaWAm4gNp

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*Everybody* had a concussion by the end of it. I'm not kidding, all the long hair getting banged around me left rai… https://t.co/iiaWAm4gNp

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I shit you not, I had bleeding whip marks on my arms from all the headbanging going on around me. Pretty sure I gave myself brain damage.

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Cliff had been killed just 3 months before I saw them. Still pretty much the most deadly show I've ever seen. I had… https://t.co/vJdUYCxzfL

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That it's been that long. It's longer than the span of time between the end of WW2 and the day I was born. 💀 https://t.co/1HffekFg7Q

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The last time I saw Metallica live was 31 years ago. That's fucked.

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@propagandhi

*Everybody* had a concussion by the end of it. I'm not kidding, all the long hair getting banged around me left rai… https://t.co/iiaWAm4gNp

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@propagandhi

I shit you not, I had bleeding whip marks on my arms from all the headbanging going on around me. Pretty sure I gave myself brain damage.

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@propagandhi

Cliff had been killed just 3 months before I saw them. Still pretty much the most deadly show I've ever seen. I had… https://t.co/vJdUYCxzfL

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@propagandhi

That it's been that long. It's longer than the span of time between the end of WW2 and the day I was born. 💀 https://t.co/1HffekFg7Q

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@propagandhi

The last time I saw Metallica live was 31 years ago. That's fucked.

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@propagandhi

CBC Cross Canada Dumb-Up

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@propagandhi

"...cultural music would be played as an incentive. Futility techniques included the playing of Metallica, Britney… https://t.co/6qLPrADgan

See Original

@propagandhi

Are you serious? I've seen more intense puck battles at the community centre 5-and-under winter carnival tournament. https://t.co/fSrKcI2cSL

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Our version of the metal scene's "wall of death" is the "vale of tears"; crowd splits into two and tries to out whi… https://t.co/zYiEjp62ax

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