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G7 Radio – Episode Zero

Posted by on 09/12/06 (Shite)

I regret to inform our listenership that until further notice, G7 Radio will no longer be broadcasting. Derek has decided that it is too “juvenile”, that it’s “a waste of time”, that my “immaturity” has “contributed signifigantly” to his “clinical and chronic depression”, and that he “sometimes wishes i was dead”.


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  • Comment by bits on September 12th, 2006 at 4:30 pm:

    it’s true. you should take yourself more seriously so you can be interesting, like this guy


  • Comment by jerkemy on September 12th, 2006 at 5:23 pm:

    Ahhh, fuck that guy then. What about “Brent”, he can’t talk into a mic?

  • Comment by yo. on September 12th, 2006 at 5:26 pm:

    damn. i may be one of the few people that will say this but your radio shows always entertained me.

  • Comment by AngryMe on September 12th, 2006 at 5:38 pm:

    I fully realize that there is much to be processed achieved and processed at G7…. you know what? I am too angry for rationalization… WHY? FUCK DEREK!! Bring back Jord or someone else, or just do it yourself!! I know there is a huge push to get another Propagandhi album out before the Whistler Olympics and increase the possiblity of a new single becoming the opening theme of the ceremonies, but fuck. Or Butt fuck as it were. Now the only positive thing about the beginning of each month is vice magazine.

    Sitting on a shit,


  • Comment by Marc on September 12th, 2006 at 5:45 pm:

    Hope, perseverance, a vision (some doubt).
    Green ink, a 26 oz, a bad case of big-mouth.
    A sum of our parts and Ive never laughed harder.
    A song in our hearts and Ive never laughed harder.
    It dont really matter cuz nothings ever felt as right as this.

    By the way I’m really pissed.

  • Comment by drew on September 12th, 2006 at 6:08 pm:

    while this news totally depresses me, i would just like to say that im so glad you guys kept it going as long as you did. those radio shows seriously make me so happy. perhaps if you guys are bored one day, G7 radio will rise from the dead. one can hope.

  • Comment by Gavin on September 12th, 2006 at 6:43 pm:


    Those radio shows were a small part of my life. Derek can go a fuck a meat. On a fuckswing.

    (See? G7 Radio came up with GOLD!)

  • Comment by Mathias on September 12th, 2006 at 7:19 pm:

    This really sucks man, G7 radio was great. I’ll agree with the guys that say do it with someone else…

    At least it sounds like there’s a chance it could come back, ie “until further notice”.

  • Comment by Yaniv on September 12th, 2006 at 7:43 pm:

    A tragic day in G7 history. I’m speechless.

    “What can’t I quit you?”

  • Comment by Hairhole on September 12th, 2006 at 7:44 pm:

    Really? That honestly depresses me. Seriously.

  • Comment by Mathias on September 12th, 2006 at 8:03 pm:

    Yeah, and here I was thinking the other day ‘sweet, I’ll get some new music to check out with a new G7 podcast’.

  • Comment by Dylan on September 12th, 2006 at 8:41 pm:


    Just go back to the format where Derek was the serious guy and Chris kept interupting him. That’s comedy gold right there.

    I suppose now I’ll have to find alternate sources of entertainment, such as, uh, um.. ..man, those g7 episodes really -did- destroy my brains ability to uh, ..you know.

  • Comment by Danarcho on September 12th, 2006 at 9:05 pm:


  • Comment by DuncanSasquatch on September 12th, 2006 at 9:49 pm:

    The podcasts always gave me a laugh, introduced me to some great music and made me think. So thanks for doing what you did n what you do n stuff.

    Here’s me hoping G7 Radio will come back…some day.

  • Comment by gerty on September 12th, 2006 at 10:01 pm:

    Thanks for the episodes so far.

    at the same time though I think this is total bullshit. Part of me hopes you toss and turn in your sleep cuz you guys have squandered a fuck of a good opportunity. Its like you’ve discovered the holy grail and treated it like a cup with an etched scene of loons you got for free with a fill from domo. Its like you’re too “drunk to fuck” you’ve got your whiskey dink hanging there like a wet shoe lace doing the helicopter just stoping short of using defibulators to pump some life into it now you’re closing with the zip up of shame leaving the rest of the orgy shocked and akward.

    lets review the facts:

    You are by all accounts at least a)quasi-educated, b)hilarious, c)wet dream material boys d) cult figures with large attentive following.

    You have an opportunity to
    a)expand said following b)access said following and alert them of important dire “humanitarian”(for lack of a better word)issues c)have fun!

    walking away with your shoe lace between your legs to me points to
    a)not taking pride in what you do – lends more – “sum of your parts will not change any hearts.”
    b)that you lack ingenuity, thats wicked that you’re trying to hold g7 radio up to your high standards, but if something is broken and a few hundred people are anxiously waiting and loving you for it – i would argue don’t just bury it in the back yard.
    c) that you maybe dont care as much as i had hoped you did about expanding a culture of social concerns.
    d) this might be construed as another chapter in the roll our eyes at our stupid audiences…

    this seems really stupid. you’ve already pointed out whats wrong with the show… next step is to fix it. If you feel like you’re akwardly trying to be funny to please your audience why not find out what you actually think is funny or go the other way and be yourselves.

    fuck whatever i know i’m annoying right now but i’m just trying to be honest

  • Comment by tom on September 12th, 2006 at 10:20 pm:

    that’s a shame. im telling you guys, when you had those good interviews, i learned things about haiti, israel and palestine. not to mention the sound of expulted fumes of noxious gases from 1/2 of propagandhi’s collective blackhole is quite an accomplishment.

    and i always thought that d-rock’s impersonation of c-wipe in “the west bank, the gaza strip” from episode 2 was the most immature of them all.

    maybe spacing them out a bit more would allow for more inspiration? i dont know.

    it’s a song in our hearts, and i’ve never laughed harder.

  • Comment by tom on September 12th, 2006 at 10:22 pm:

    happy 5th brent!

  • Comment by grimace on September 12th, 2006 at 10:41 pm:

    It’ll be back.

  • Comment by BanalityDUFF on September 13th, 2006 at 1:37 am:

    to pay us back i think propagandhi needs to come play a show in New Zealand. fairs fair.


    oh well, i can now save 50 odd megs of bandwidth a month for porn or something equally destructive – steve irwin death videos?

  • Comment by Anthony on September 13th, 2006 at 1:53 am:

    You guys are some crazy fuckers. Leave it to Beaver. D-Rock, come back mang. Ghost ride the whip

  • Comment by terror fearor on September 13th, 2006 at 1:53 am:

    what a bum out, immaturity is fine when your pointing your finger at the right hole go and burn some toast its all over. on the other hand, there is a myriad of great radio out there if you just get in your car and drive around all day going nowhere, kill to birds (brains) with one stone(d)

  • Comment by Michael on September 13th, 2006 at 2:06 am:

    Today is a sad day.

  • Comment by LJ on September 13th, 2006 at 4:00 am:

    Unfortunate. I’m actually surprised it went on this long. But it was a really cool show, best podcast I’ve ever heard. I guess we’ll just have to cherish past episodes and eagerly await a special edition ;)

  • Comment by soyuz on September 13th, 2006 at 6:19 am:

    can someone please tell me what “maturity” means? anywho, i got my giant sons, gmac, and subhumans from emusic. i did notice the “techinical difficulties” on the giant sons release. hopefully it didn’t cause any hearing loss since i was blasting it on my earphones. great gmac album and i just heard the subhumans record. i can dig it. i’ll miss G7 radio, it certainly did evoke a lot of “immaturity” from my part.

    tom and caítlin, i’m looking forward to those pictures.

    can’t believe only “priveledged fucks” get to go to propagandhi shows! ;)

  • Comment by Joe on September 13th, 2006 at 7:57 am:

    9/12 Never Forget.

  • Comment by tom on September 13th, 2006 at 9:11 am:

    wait a minute…did you guys post this knowing it would fill your blog with sympathetic “you were so funny” posts? are we just stroking your ego, much like your stroking your wangs right now?

    i dont feel any loss right now because HIRETSUKAN ARE TOURING Q-BEC!!!!

    you guys have been holding this tour off like some kind of delayed orgasm, and now your blowing your loads all over central canada. in some form of twisted kamasutra.


  • Comment by Marc on September 13th, 2006 at 9:18 am:

    I think they want to preemptively address all the inevitable whining “Where’s the radio show this week??” e-mails. Also, it’s the middle of the month, which is the usual time these things come out…so they’re just giving us a heads-up on the day they usually bring them out.

    Is Propagandhi ever going to tour on the east coast? I’ll drive at most 4 states away to see them..even during a semester of finals. Just come relatively close to Boston!

  • Comment by Tom Fiction on September 13th, 2006 at 9:53 am:

    a great man once told me quiting is for quiters.

  • Comment by Belinda on September 13th, 2006 at 10:15 am:

    Hmm…I think D-rock could make it on his own, or he could pull in someone to pretend to be “Glen Lambert”. That would be funny. They could trash talk Chris and the boys while they are touring. I’ll add my voice to the “millions of fans” and say that I look forward to the G7 podcast each month. It is always informative and hilarious, episode 6 being the exception. This is Dereks time to shine, and if we stroke his ego enough then he might just do it. Hurah for Derek!!!

  • Comment by Belinda on September 13th, 2006 at 10:17 am:


  • Comment by adam on September 13th, 2006 at 10:39 am:

    No!!! Please don’t stop. I always looked forward to the topics and shred-tastic music you guys served up each month while consistently being hilarious.

    Tell Derek to take off of his Pampers™ and come back!

  • Comment by justin on September 13th, 2006 at 12:40 pm:

    “Is Propagandhi ever going to tour on the east coast? I’ll drive at most 4 states away to see them..even during a semester of finals. Just come relatively close to Boston!”

    man, boston is only 300 miles from montreal. i drove 300 miles in a blizzard on icy roads in december to make the winnipeg show.

    you dont know how lucky you are. i am considering hopping a greyhound to thunder bay which 1000 miles from where i am.

    do another winnipeg show. please! my wife will divorce me if go all the way to thunder bay to see 4 badly aging old men.

  • Comment by Jon on September 13th, 2006 at 2:02 pm:

    Fuck it, boys. I thought it was wicked anyways.

    Bring it back soon if you miss it. Cheeers, Jon UK.

  • Comment by squidder on September 13th, 2006 at 2:38 pm:

    well,that’s a shame. i honestly looked forward to it every month! what’ll i do instead?! Read? books?

  • Comment by David on September 13th, 2006 at 3:02 pm:

    That is a shame, i fully enjoyed listening to this. well.. the only thing left to do to make up for it is to release new Propagandhi material. right.


  • Comment by Grimace on September 13th, 2006 at 7:39 pm:

    Do propagandhi even play their own instruments?

  • Comment by jackass on September 13th, 2006 at 9:01 pm:

    For what it’s worth, I did genuinely learn shit from these things.

  • Comment by alex on September 13th, 2006 at 11:34 pm:

    goddamnit… this is cause i took so long to listen to episode seven, isn’t it? isn’t it?! i listened to it two days ago! goddamn. i swear it won’t happen again!

    in all seriousness, though, i’m sad to see the podcasts go. they were some hot, tasty, informative shit.

  • Comment by Dinkus McGrawkus on September 14th, 2006 at 12:40 am:

    I have high hopes that due to the impending tour of ass kicking that Hannah and the boys are embarking on, that this is just a temporary setback….if its not, my protest signs are coming out at the show….

  • Comment by terror fearor on September 14th, 2006 at 1:56 am:

    i agree with whats his face, propasutra should come to aotearoa. i heard theys was gonna come once but then a suprise season of friends was announced so they couldn’t leave canada. booo

  • Comment by iSo on September 14th, 2006 at 7:06 am:

    No way! This podcast was one of the best. I found it funny (really!) and also interesting. And there were some nice picks of music. I checked this site dialy to see if there is a new episode out, and now?! Now I’m depressed.

  • Comment by dumdiddee on September 14th, 2006 at 11:59 am:

    “Dear John”

    I noticed people on this blog that are typing in crossed-out words for humorous effect as well as throwing around the “trademark” ™ symbol in small elevated font. Can anyone please, please tell me how these lil’ tricks are done?

    To be honest, I’ve started seeing this other blog lately. Now, it’s nothing serious yet and I don’t know what will come of it, but nonetheless I want to look sharp by nonchalantly throwing around fancy fonts and characters — skills essential for wooing the blogs.

    Please know that’s it’s not you, it’s me. I hope we can still at least be friends and that you’ll help an old buddy out.



  • Comment by dumdiddee on September 14th, 2006 at 12:02 pm:

    Wait … that ™ symbol just automatically appeared on my last post. I wish the other blog would do that for me! Oh christ.. what have I got myself in to?!

    Still, anyone know how to type crossed out words?

  • Comment by Brian Polk on September 14th, 2006 at 12:55 pm:

    Fuck it then. Just fuck it all. Go ahead and take a giant shit on everything we’ve accomplished these past few months. How can you sleep at night?

  • Comment by blackmetal666 on September 14th, 2006 at 3:08 pm:

    You guys are some fucking fuckers, ya know that?
    I look forward to this shit each month, and now I’ve been bent over and screwed. Oh well. Back to looking forward to my next drink and the end of the planet. Sigh…

  • Comment by dumdiddee on September 14th, 2006 at 4:54 pm:

    I must say though that a part of me died when heard G7 Radio was calling it quits. I felt so fucking jilted … like someone stuck a knife in my heart. There’s nothing left. Nothing to cling to for comfort and hope. Indeed I am nothing.


  • Comment by dtrain on September 14th, 2006 at 5:55 pm:

    I thought I’d let you guys know that I enjoyed all of your podcasts. The guests you interviewed had interesting and thought provoking ideas, gaving me a lot of things to chew on while I was also introduced to some rad new music. Anyways, it’s a shame. It was also nice to hear that the left still has (had?) a sense of humour. Anyways…

  • Comment by Joel Robinski on September 14th, 2006 at 6:06 pm:

    God dammit.fuck fat mike.

  • Comment by Dr. Hannah and Mr. Lambert on September 14th, 2006 at 6:15 pm:

    I know! Get that Glen Lambert guy in there!

  • Comment by caítlin on September 15th, 2006 at 5:58 am:

    :( That’s a shame. But poor Derek! I hope he locks his door at night..

    Having said that, if this picture doesn’t change his mind, he’s surely a monster;

  • Comment by iSo on September 15th, 2006 at 9:26 am:

    If you stick to the Propagandhi humor of fooling people like with the Glen-Lambert-thing, one should probably expect the episode number 8 to come a little later, just to scare the people. Hey, you don’t really stop making the best podcast of the planet?

  • Comment by adam on September 15th, 2006 at 9:26 am:

    Re: Joel Robinski

    What the christ does Fat Mike have to do with this?

  • Comment by james on September 15th, 2006 at 9:47 am:

    While i think it’s safe to assume most of us found these podcasts to be rad, I would also add that people should not get so pissed if they decide to stop. Podcasts are generally terrible so i’m happy we heard some good ones. On a different note, anyone been wondering how the beaver will influence the dynamics of the band. It should be interesting.

  • Comment by patrobertson on September 15th, 2006 at 8:11 pm:

    ……..damn. So, wait, you mean it’s–damn. Well, I suppose I can see Derek’s point here. (I always thought I had noticed kind of a hint of contempt in his voice for this show, makes sense.) I think I can rationalize here. I’m certainly not implying I’m “giddy” about the decision, or anything, but it’s a decision for which I’m sure Derek has his reasons, and he probably doesn’t give a rat’s ass what I, or other idiots like me, have to say about it. I’m sure Derek has far more important and productive things to do with that one hour each month. Like……uhh…. lay new carpet in his office, or buy a new mattress for his bed, or make an eggplant curry, or try and get himself out of this massive financial crisis he’s in and perhaps salvage what’s left of the record label at which he works, or, I don’t know, maybe a family member died, or he’s just really wrapped up in some book he’s reading and he doesn’t want to be bothered for the rest of the month, or fuck, who knows? Look, the point is that Winnepeg is approximately 1,500 miles from Virginia Beach. I have two sleepers already in the general area of Albert st. and should have a squadron there and my sharpshooters in position in a matter of hours- We are prepared to take action to get G7 radio back on the “air” promptly. -You have 48 hours to comply, otherwise I will be forced to make my special sun-dried tomato couscous, with mushrooms and artichoke hearts, and Derek can’t have ANY! The decision is yours, my friend- I think you will know what will be the wisest of them………..by the way, any chance of getting Naomi Klein on the show sometime? She’s awesome. Or how about Sam McPheeters? …………I swear G7 will get a flaming bag of dogshit on their front step if they crap out on me-this is unacceptable.

  • Comment by jefferson on September 15th, 2006 at 11:13 pm:

    Good riddance that show sucked ballz for kids anyway.

  • Comment by veganic on September 16th, 2006 at 3:21 am:

    fuck i will miss you, G7 radio. From the dead air filling most of the first episode, to Jord enlightening me on Haiti, to the liberal use of the word fuck. Entertainment par excellence.
    i will fly my sorry austrailian ass all the way to Manitoba to host the fucken thing, if it means keeping G7 radio alive.

  • Comment by ungc0h on September 16th, 2006 at 5:23 am:

    Ahh, bugger, I was so busy crying at the news, seems like 57 people bet me :(
    (And three days passed)

  • Comment by D-Rock on September 16th, 2006 at 8:51 am:

    Good riddance that show sucked ballz for kids anyway.


  • Comment by kevin k. on September 16th, 2006 at 4:18 pm:

    Fuck Derek, I think Chris and the guys from Propagandhi, or even GFK could do it… plus in typical humour of these guys they will be back i agree.

  • Comment by silly saul on September 16th, 2006 at 7:37 pm:

    severely shitty.

  • Comment by grrrr bark on September 16th, 2006 at 7:42 pm:

    hey i’m over at gerty’s and he just broke the news to me and saul. my advice: “reformat the show”. I know i’m just some shitty papsmear but lets be democratic your listeners want you!

  • Comment by matt on September 17th, 2006 at 3:03 am:

    did prop ever play on jules holland? is that just a rumour?

  • Comment by nomeansno on September 17th, 2006 at 9:43 pm:

    yeah, no G7 Radio sucks, but at least we had it. hopefully, it’ll make a comeback.

    plus, when you guys play here (Sault Ste. Marie) on the 31st, you should wear Halloween costumes!!

  • Comment by patrobertson on September 17th, 2006 at 10:14 pm:

    Derek, I’d like to personally apologize for the completely off-topic “assassination threat” I made.
    I know you guys probably put a lot of work into making an episode–what with finding guests, trying to find relevant current issues that people will listen to, and of course write playlists of songs that tie in with said issues–and I can see why you might think your efforts/time could be put to better use, especially under the weight of this debt G7 is in. I hope you do find a more productive use of the time you don’t spend on making these monthly shenannigans(im sure I’m spelling that incorrectly)–as I know I will, now that I will no longer be logging on to G7’s website obsessively to see if the new episode is out yet. If you really intend to make good use of your time however, you can start by not reading this drivel-he he. –As for the rest of you, stop whining and get on with your lives!!………..nothing personal

  • Comment by gerthy on September 18th, 2006 at 12:21 am:

    patrobertson, i think that was one of the funniest assassination threats i’ve ever witnessed. your heart was in the right place.
    derek was powerful awfully awesome at the greg macpherson concert a lil while back so i’m really glad you never went through with it. I wanna see derek form a band I’d be at each show throwing my soiled panties at his slightly alien-looking face, incentive enough?

    ps it’d be a hot alien not like the mellon-headed alien from alien autopsy one that i wouldnt mind getting an anal probe from.

  • Comment by phonefuck on September 18th, 2006 at 8:06 pm:

    “hey, these aren’t cattle cars.. it’s a roller coaster!”

    goddamn. i love you guys. soryy to see the podcasts go. i do believe i genuinely learned some things from them

  • Comment by Mike TR on September 18th, 2006 at 9:49 pm:

    fuck! the only podcast that matters!

  • Comment by April on September 19th, 2006 at 2:36 am:

    You suck.
    Take your maturity and shove it up your butthole.
    Please bring it back someday.
    The radio show I mean…not your butthole.

  • Comment by G Unit on September 19th, 2006 at 5:58 am:

    Ahh that sucks. Oh well.

    Please bring back :D

  • Comment by Hairhole on September 21st, 2006 at 9:01 pm:

    When you come back, bring a previously unreleased Propagandhi track with ‘the beaver’. I can’t wait to hear that shit.

    Also, you should make that episode while on the road, featuring God and ‘the rod’. You fucking owe me for not having a September episode (so far), and for not touring the west coast.

    As for Derek, don’t worry about him (I’ll eat what I can’t fuck).

    p.s I’m serious (again), accept for the request of having both God and ‘the rod’ on for an interview. Everyone knows that Todd IS God.

    Take a breath. Sit back and relax.

  • Comment by jerkemy on September 21st, 2006 at 9:22 pm:

    Jesus. Why don’t you weiners start your own bands or do your own radio shows?

  • Comment by Josh on September 22nd, 2006 at 5:16 am:

    I’m sad to see it go.

  • Comment by Jared on September 23rd, 2006 at 3:40 am:

    Derek you are a fucking wuss-bag. Oh wait I just found out about this and I have not heard a
    show in months. sorry Derek.

  • Comment by Jared on September 23rd, 2006 at 3:41 am:

    You guys suck!

  • Comment by Eric on September 23rd, 2006 at 9:09 pm:

    this sucks big pieces of poo
    derek is being reeeeeeeaaaaaaally stupid
    what about all these people?
    what will happen?

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  • Comment by Hairhole on September 27th, 2006 at 5:22 pm:

    Todd(Propagandhi collective): Please bring your ‘inspired hearts full of excrement’ all the way across Canada. I’ll suck my own dick off! I need to hear the thrash of the ‘triple axe attack'; I need to feel it in my blood. I need to feel it through my bones. I’m dying of a rare form of Lung cancer caused by inhaling too many vegan farts, underneath my blanket, in the morning. This is my last dying wish.

    p.s If I was the best Sacrifice (or Celtic Frost) record, what would my title be?

  • Comment by eryk on September 27th, 2006 at 6:42 pm:

    the radio shows are really great so please
    try and put some more out. even if it is less frequently, some would be better than none.

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  • Comment by tom on September 29th, 2006 at 8:23 am:

    oh and Hairhole, i know your lying. I’ve inhaled 27 metric tonnes of vegan flatulence, from mine own ass, and from the bean parties i have, and i feel great!

    in fact, this weekend i’m marrying a vegan with uncontrollable flatulence. can’t wait for the honeymooner. it’s gonna smell fantastic.

  • Comment by Hairhole on October 1st, 2006 at 6:48 pm:

    Nice work tom! Stinky vegans have to stick together. I wish you two the best, in all your smelly endeavors.


  • Comment by Brian Polk on October 2nd, 2006 at 1:57 pm:

    I told all my anarcho-vegan friends — that haven’t started eating meat and voting republican — they should check out the G-7 Podcasts. “It makes us proud to be involved in radical politics,” I told them. “It lets us know there are still people out there like us who give a shit,” I told them. “They even have our sense of humor, proving once and for all that anarcho-vegans don’t have to be uptight and PC and overly-sensitive,” I told them. “Not to mention, Chris and Derek’s sexy voices keep us updated about current events and introduce us to new political music,” I actually thought that to myself. I also thought, “What an outstanding service these G-7 boys are providing the community.” One of my friends even considered buying an I-Pod because he liked the podcasts so much (he didn’t). Anyway, you should really bring back the radio; it’s not anymore childish and immature than playing instruments and making songs.

  • Comment by michael on October 5th, 2006 at 1:26 pm:

    That sucks. please bring back the radio show. I found it to be very informative as well as entertaining and had some awesome music.

  • Comment by joel on October 7th, 2006 at 9:55 pm:


    We’ll always have that…

    I don’t think G7 Radio is gone for good, but if I never get to hear Chris and Derek’s voices rumbling through my computer speakers again I will be a sad fellow indeed.

  • Comment by Scott Farkus on October 16th, 2006 at 1:12 am:

    you could always do a special on “postering in Winnipeg”. Maybe even interview (buy beer for) that really sexy motherfucker that puts up all those posters for the crappy bands that samantha or whoever from the albert keeps booking. whats her problem anyway?

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