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 was 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 are 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