RIP Gordie

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by the fog ducker, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

  2. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    That's the same video I chose to post on my FB this morning. Good taste FD.
     
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  3. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Active Member

    did he fish in the salt lots?
     
  4. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    Not sure but he had a pretty good sense of what's right and what's wrong with our country and tried to make people aware and worked to make it better. He had a lot of heart...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gord_Downie
     
  5. Bows Up

    Bows Up Well-Known Member

    Story told on Tom Power's show Q this morning. Outdoor festival show with the Hip headlining. The performer relating the story says he was looking at the fencing surrounding the Hip's trailer when a passerby stated that fencing would be down 10 minutes after the Hip arrived. Sure enough the band arrived and they started to take down the fencing. Gordie wasn't about barriers between people, he was about removing them.

    Badly paraphrased, I'm sure the show is podcast on CBC. Gord Downie was among the best of us.
     
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  6. eaglemaniac

    eaglemaniac Well-Known Member

    I am in total agreement Bows. ;) eman
     
  7. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    I'll be the first to say I got tired of their music as years ago it was so overplayed but always respected him and the band. It's funny to see what happens to one when someone is gone....have had full appreciation for the music I've been hearing all day today. Have a bunch of their music on my iPod and have loaded more on today. I think every Canadian, myself included has at least one Hip song that reminds them of a specific time/event in their life.

    RIP Mr Downie....you were one of a kind who really encapsulates what we all hold in privilege, and that is being Canadian.
     
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  8. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    he was so much more than just an artist , some great stories were told
    today , seemed like he will really be missed , touched alot of peoples hearts
    woulda been cool to meet him for sure ,

    fd
     
  9. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    I know he fished with Gary Cooper a few years back when he was in Victoria for a show. I don't think Gary knew much about the band at the time. I did wish he had of ended up in my boat for sure. Would have been interesting conversation.
     
  10. bigredsnapper

    bigredsnapper Well-Known Member

    There was always a Hip tape, Cd then playlist on every boat I've ever had. When things were slow or the day got long on would go theHip and up would go the volume. Spirits were instantly lifted and more often then not a fish or two would happen. RIP Gordie I know what it's like living in a terminal situation and you did it right..............BRS
     
  11. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    I've always loved their music and had bought a few of their tapes in the past. After not have listened to it for awhile it sure brought back memories listening to it this last week. Great music and I have to make an effort to get it on the music playlist we listen to on the boat as well... Would be great music for listening on the boat for sure.
     
  12. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Watched that "Long Time Running " last night, was very powerful
     
  13. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member

    Yup....watched it too and agree.
     
  14. getbent

    getbent Well-Known Member

    Agreed...It was very good, was interesting to see the band so young. I saw them in ‘89 or ‘90 at the Commodore and I don’t remember them looking the way they did in the special.
    For some reason they seemed more...refined.
    Funny what respect does for your perspective
     
  15. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure i was there at the Commodore too back then.
     
  16. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    Listened to the special on the FOX on Saturday evening driving up to the wet coast in the storm. Great program with lots of music trivia in regards to Gordie and the band.
    It definitely made the drive more enjoyable and I learned quite a bit.
     

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