Hynes performed this piece in 2006 as part of a fundraiser for the Resource Centre for the Arts in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Holding nothing sacred, Hynes mocks many of the icons held dear by contemporary Newfoundlanders. From this destruction arises the construction of a beloved place.
Riddle Fence, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, published the text of Hynes’ piece in their second issue, which is available from their website.
On behalf of Riddle Fence and Joel Thomas Hynes, Rattling Books offers you the opportunity to download the live recording of "God Help Thee: A Manifesto" as an MP3 audio file.
This download may be purchased for five dollars, using the shopping cart on this site. One hundred percent of your five dollars will go to support the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's Culture Assistance Plan for Emergencies (CAPE) Artists Fund, which provides the province's artists with funding in times of financial need arising from severe illness or accident. Or you may download the file for free below.
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So yes, it's true: if you like, you can download "God Help Thee: A Manifesto" for free below.
However, should you like to make a five dollar donation to the Cultural Assistance Plan for Emergencies in return for your download, please add it to your shopping cart and continue to the checkout. If you’d rather download it for free (you heartless thing, you — what’s five bucks?), just click on this free download link: "God Help Thee: A Manifesto". (Right click and select save to begin your download.)