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Matthew Good

Canadian Rock Musician & Mental Health Advocate

Matthew Good’s fifteen year career has been marked by everything from multi-platinum album sales to an uncomfortable relationship with the media, a disdain for celebrity, eccentricity, reclusion, activism, triumphs, failures, and everything in between.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Presentations

Mental Health

A Personal Story of a Musician

  • Consistent, honest and forthright about everything from life to music...

    - Keith Carman, Maple Music
  • Good has matured and, if not mellowed, grown into a true original with an impressive grasp of his own quirky gifts, with weaknesses turned into strengths.

    - BizJam concert review

Summary Profile

Matthew Good’s fifteen year career has been marked by everything from multi-platinum album sales to an uncomfortable relationship with the media, a disdain for celebrity, eccentricity, reclusion, activism, triumphs, failures, and everything in between.

He has used his official website to post short fiction and commentary on a wide variety of subjects since 1997, most notably the declination of global human rights standards post 9/11, US foreign and covert policy, militarism, neocolonialism, and poverty and mental health issues.

He is the author of: At Last There is Nothing Left to Say, an artist’s journal. He is a member of the International Academy Of Digital Arts And Sciences, an advocate for the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Rideau Institute’s Ceasefire initiative, an ardent supporter of Amnesty International, and contributes to The Guardian’s Comment Is Free.

Good feels that making a difference in the world starts at only one place: with you. And despite the distractions that would have you believe otherwise, there is no convenient alternative. It is neither easy nor without risk, financially rewarding or at all popular. But then, nothing worth doing ever has been.

He reminds us that every new day is a chance to turn it around. Maybe tomorrow will be your first day. Maybe tomorrow you’ll just start to think about it a little more and, in time, might find yourself a little closer than you’d previously been. Either way, we are all individually responsible for making that choice, just as we are all equally responsible for our collective failure.

 

Me + bourbon = story time on stage. (2017-02-22 06:28:43)
@dirtclawes @1067TheDrive oh so sorry! I have three myself, I know what it's like. Give her a hug for me. (2017-02-22 03:32:42)
@dirtclawes @1067TheDrive see, now I have to watch my language!!! (2017-02-22 02:40:18)