RIP Gord Downie

Discussion in 'General' started by CRA_Fizzer, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Say them several times at First Avenue. Great shows!
  2. zertrider

    zertrider Waiting for snow. Or sun.

    Nobody here will know who he was, being Canadian and all.
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  3. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 YUL - YYZ - YKG - CNX - BRAAAP !

    53 is way too young to go. This sucks.
  4. I do, long fought battle. Many of good times at Hip concerts and I still listen to them at least once a week.
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  5. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Tragically RIP rocker.
  6. crashman

    crashman Getting slower every day

    I saw them a few times when I was in college. It was always a good show.
  7. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    This sucks. My brother picked up "Road Apples" at a makeshift PX during his deployment in Desert Storm and we pretty much wore the tape out on the camping trip we took out West when he returned. We were hooked ever since.

  8. t11ravis

    t11ravis huge carbon footprint

    Oh man... RIP.
  9. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Discovered the Hip early in their career because I listen to Canadian radio. Back when they were just a little band from Kingston. Played the shit out of their early stuff. RIP Gord.
  10. Focker

    Focker Well-Known Member

    RIP Gord - hell of a poet. I remember a lot of local radio stations playing Courage after Greg Moore died. Song still kind of haunts me.
  11. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Going to see Long Time Running December 2nd

    Can't wait.
  12. TSC_113

    TSC_113 Look At me!!!

    I've seen it twice now and I have it saved on the PVR at home. It was shown on the Canadian TV networks commercial free during the national week of mourning.

    RIP Gord.
  13. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Went and saw it Saturday. Very well done.
    Both directors were at the showing. Kinda weird that Jennifer didn't get the significance of 1st Avenue and Minneapolis...
    Gord was always wearing his 1st avenue hat, so cool.
  14. I have to get out and see that in a theatre, hoping to sometime when back home. Was actually listening to some hip this morning.
  15. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Holy Hanna that Kingston show! 11 million watching. Damn
  16. Ya that's crazy, living in southern US it's hard to compare as that's a Canada wide band that's pretty well a cult following no matter who you are.
  17. zamboiv

    zamboiv Well-Known Member

    I didn’t really understand how big they were until I moved to Canada and was living next to the ACC and they would sell it out three nights in a row and then people were still going to the square and watching it broadcast outside. It was nuts. This was before he was diagnosed BtW. When that Kingston show took place the city pretty much shut down!

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