Gord Downie

Lot’s of tributes over the past 36 hours following news of Gord Downie’s death. When I think of the Hip, I think of University.
At the time The Hip were one of many Canadian college bands bursting on the scene. The Pursuit of Happiness, 54-40, The Northern Pikes were all on pretty much a level footing.

But as we know and is well documented, The Hip captured who we were, as Canadians, as young people.

Small Town Bringdown is for anyone in university at the end of 1980’s you dancing in some beer soaked tavern in small town Canada. 30 years later I impart on my daughter to seek out the history of this band and I hope there are many new bands that will resonate with her like The Hip did for us.

Small Down Bringdown – 1987

What Blue

 

The Tragically Hip – What Blue (2016) | Fan Video from (804) 991-0158 on Vimeo.

I love you so much, it distorts my life,
What drove and drives you drove and drives me too
When I think I’m clear, I think I’m doing fine, completely absorbed in what blue

In your eyes, it’s what love looks like, it’s the longest thing that we do
In your eyes, all the useless nights and all the dreary places and what blue

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