Tag Archives: Gord Downie

Superior Rockstars vs. Local Thugs – Choogle On (remix’d) #81

Montage of snippets and grooving tunes for aural funtimes ergo: KDon reporting on Longboard hockey, Fr. Unabonger hi-jacking at Mind Camp, cut thumbs from bong building, Gord Downie’s Canadian Geese, neon lights, Charles Lloyd & Rocket Man.

Note: Headphones recommended for maximum pleasure.

Prepare for sliding Superior Rockstars vs. Local Thugs – Choogle On (remix’d) #81 (.mp3, 13:36)

Superior Rockstar vs Local Thug


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Awakening to the Dawn of Potential – Postcard #45

Awakening to the Dawn of Potential - Postcards #45

Part 6 of the “White Poppies for Remembrance” series considers the opportunity cost of the lost human potential while at the Victory cenotaph in downtown Vancouver – along the way, troubadours sing about Providence, Joyful(ness) along with spontaneous percussion-scapes and city bus brakes.

DaveO examines the value of life with Gord Downie‘s swift deconstructions of existence from Coke Machine Glow, Henry David Thoreau‘s visionary stories of perseverance and the value of the mindfulness from Walden and a personal declaration of sovereignty and dignity from original Letters from Russia read in hospital to ole gramps.

Come along for “Awakening to the Dawn of Potential – Postcard #45” (17:51, .mp3, 25MB)

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More Tragic Hipness

Amigo Bread posted his snaps from the Vancouver Nov. 7th Tragically Hip show up to Flickr including some great shots of the band and the “atmosphere” inside and outside the venue. Make sure to see TTH Pool too.

Gord Downie bringing it for the Tragically Hip in vancouver
Here’s poetic singer Gord Downie vamping and working it like a workingman’s mix of Michael Stipe, Freddie Mercury and Martin Gelinas (plus a tiny bit of Leonard Cohen) as he talks (indeed occassionally argues) with his mic stand and the band rolls their eyes as he forgets/makes up lyrics.

Tragically Hip setlist
Setlists – Originally uploaded by radiobread

Busker playing the Hip
This busker was tearing into a Hip tune out front –
nice and loudly through a little amp (I recorded snippet for Choogle on podcast)