Gord Downie, Tragically Hip singer, has terminal cancer


spaminator
#151
New Tragically Hip documentary trailer unveiled | TV | Entertainment | Toronto S
 
spaminator
#152
Gord Downie receives the Order of Canada as Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologizes
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#153
For somebody with terminal brain cancer, he looked fine at OAC ceremony. Looked better than our PM who was sitting in the front row like a good prim and proper schoolgirl. I am not sure why (other than the publicity -- answered my own question) they chose to give him the OAC. He is just a musician who happens to be dying.
 
JLM
#154
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

For somebody with terminal brain cancer, he looked fine at OAC ceremony. Looked better than our PM who was sitting in the front row like a good prim and proper schoolgirl. I am not sure why (other than the publicity -- answered my own question) they chose to give him the OAC. He is just a musician who happens to be dying.


"He is just a musician who happens to be dying."


I wouldn't hold either of those things against a guy!
 
Hoof Hearted
#155
Downie got the award for his work in promoting the missing indigenous women's file, his contribution to Canadian music, AND because he is dying.
 
JLM
#156
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

Downie got the award for his work in promoting the missing indigenous women's file, his contribution to Canadian music, AND because he is dying.


Makes me think of the wisdom of one bard..................."He can not read his tombstone when he's dead"!


(We're all dying, the duration for some is just different than for others and generally we're not sure of which others)
 
spaminator
#157
Tragically Hip biography ‘The Never-Ending Present’ coming in 2018
 
spaminator
#158
TIFF 17: Gord Downie on ' Long Time Running' — 'Make the film I’ve never seen'
First posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:13 AM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
The Tragically Hip, sans singer Gord Downie, whose terminal brain cancer diagnosis was made public in 2016, showed up for the world premiere of their documentary, Long Time Running, at TIFF on Wednesday night.
And even though none of the band — guitarist Paul Langlois, bassist Gord Sinclair, lead guitarist Rob Baker, and drummer Johnny Fay — spoke to reporters we know they liked the movie about their farewell tour across Canada in support of Man Machine Poem, because co-directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier told us so.
“We’re not nearly as nervous tonight as we were when we showed the band the film a while ago,” said Baichwal.
“They loved it and thank God they did.”
Added Baichwal inside Roy Thomson Hall to filmgoers before the screening: “Gord said to me, ‘Make the film I’ve never seen.’”
Also on the Long Time Running red carpet was Headstones singer Hugh Dillon, who grew up with the band in Kingston, Ont., and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.
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Toronto International Film Festival
TIFF 17: Gord Downie on ' Long Time Running'

'Long Time Running' review: Tragically Hip bid farewell in emotionally stirring documentary
By Jane Stevenson, Postmedia Network
First posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 02:43 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017 02:53 PM EDT
Leave it to Gord Downie to end his music career – if last summer’s Tragically Hip Canadian tour was indeed their swansong – on a high note.
The determined Kingston, Ont., band’s frontman, who went public with his terminal brain cancer diagnosis in the spring of 2016, defied all the odds and pushed his longtime bandmates to hit the road despite his weakened physical and mental state, according to the group’s celebratory and poignant new documentary, Long Time Running.
“Don’t tell Gord he can’t do something,” says drummer Johnny Fay, who along with Downie and the rest of the Hip is interviewed extensively by filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier after their cameras crossed Canada with the group on their Man Machine Poem trek in the summer of 2016.
Hip fans will enjoy not only the behind-the-scenes footage of Downie getting ready for each night’s show on the trek (right down to his underwear) but the entire group’s collective memory of their 30-year personal and professional journey as one of Canada’s most beloved rock bands that started back in high school.
The Hip’s rhythm guitarist Paul Langlois recalls how his best friend Downie wanted him to be there for his post-brain surgery radiation and chemotherapy treatments and the singer says he liked to listen to the Waterboys and the Bee Gees (the latter, he admits, a guilty pleasure).
And the doctor who operated on Downie says the “best case scenario,” for his survival is between four to five years.
This is not to say that Downie, one of the country’s most respected songwriters and live performers, father of four and mentor to many a Canadian musician, may not defy the odds yet again.
At the beginning of his recovery, Downie could barely speak, let alone have any memory of the dense, poetic lyrics he’s written for the Hip so he had to re-learn them all over again with the help of teleprompters both during rehearsal – a video shows the struggle all too well – and on the road.
But, as each show was performed, Downie’s bandmates noticed him getting stronger despite initial fears he might have a seizure on stage.
“Everybody around me did help me get onto my knees and then onto my feet,” says Downie in the movie which culminates in Kingston during that wildly patriotic and emotional final show that was nationally broadcast.
“It was the best I ever felt on stage. I wanted the shows to go on forever.”
Now they can thanks to this documentary.
'Long Time Running' review: Tragically Hip bid farewell in emotionally stirring
 
spaminator
#159
Gord Downie to release new solo album ’Introduce Yerself’
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:17 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:34 AM EDT
TORONTO — Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew.
“Introduce Yerself” is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person.
Downie’s website says the tracks were recorded during two four-day studio sessions in January 2016 and February 2017. The list of titles include “Coco Chanel No. 5, ”Snowflake“ and ”You Are the Bird.“
Many of the songs came together in a single take.
A short video clip posted on YouTube shows Downie rifling through his notes in front of a microphone.
“Hello boys, way up in the North,” he sings softly. “On the western side of James Bay.”
Alongside the CD and digital release, a vinyl version will arrive in stores Dec. 1 with two pull-out posters.
This marks the second album by the Tragically Hip frontman since going public with his terminal brain cancer diagnosis.
Last October, he released “Secret Path” — an album, graphic novel and film based on the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young Ojibwe boy who died while trying to escape a residential school. That project was also produced with Drew, also known as one of the leaders of the indie rock band Broken Social Scene.

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Gord Downie
Gord Downie to release new solo album
 
spaminator
+1
#160
there was a politician who said that we all have stories of gord downie.

when i saw justine get emotional i thought that he had been kicked out of office.
 
lone wolf
#161
Rest in Peace, Gord. The microphone is waiting....
 
tay
+1
#162
I'd like to post this video of another Brain Cancer victim in honour of Gord.


I have to wipe the tears away myself to see what I am typing. I guess it's because the reality of Brain Cancer is really affecting the house today

Click on the Blue Banner that says Watch on YouTube


www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxI_KfBdUa4
 
spaminator
#163
Gord Downie Secondary School? Belleville, Ont. votes on new name for high school
Canadian Press
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Published:
December 5, 2017
Updated:
December 5, 2017 2:41 PM EST
Governor General David Johnston shakes hands with Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie after investing him in the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Monday, June 19, 2017 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS
BELLEVILLE, Ont. — A new consolidated high school in eastern Ontario could be named after the late lead singer of The Tragically Hip.
Quinte Secondary School in Belleville, Ont., will close next June, and 390 of its students will transfer to Moira Secondary School.
The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board received input from the public this fall on a new name for the combined school at Moira and a committee chose five finalists from 314 proposals.
One of the suggestions is Gord Downie Secondary School, but the board says it still has to get permission from the singer’s family to use it.
The other names under consideration are Belleville East Secondary School, East Hill Secondary School, East Side High School and Myers Creek Secondary School.
A public vote on a name for the school is underway and ends on Dec. 12.
The school integration committee will meet the next day and present its final choice to a board meeting in early January.
Gord Downie Secondary School? Belleville, Ont. votes on new name for high school | Toronto Sun
 
Jinentonix
#164
I saw a great line that best describes Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip's music. "They are the soundtrack of Canada". I couldn't agree more.
 
spaminator
#165
The Tragically Hip backing Newstrike deal with CanniMed Therapeutics
Canadian Press
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Published:
January 12, 2018
Updated:
January 12, 2018 8:48 AM EST
The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. Jim Cuddy shared the stage with fellow Canadian music star Gord Downie several times over their long careers, but it was a performance last February that was perhaps the most poignant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito ORG XMIT: CPT503
TORONTO — Newstrike Resources Ltd. says the Tragically Hip is backing the company’s deal to be acquired by CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.
The band is a creative partner and shareholder in Newstrike, the company (TSXV:HIP) says.
In a statement on behalf of the band, guitarist Rob Baker says the combination “will create shareholder value and a formidable force in the Canadian cannabis market for many decades to come.”
The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, centre, leads the band through a concert in Vancouver, Sunday, July 24, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
CanniMed (TSX:CMED) struck an friendly deal in November to acquire Newstrike in an all-stock transaction.
CanniMed shareholders would own approximately 65 per cent of the combined company, while Newstrike shareholders would hold the remaining 35 per cent.
However, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) is looking to stop the deal as part of its own hostile offer to buy CanniMed.
The Tragically Hip backing Newstrike deal with CanniMed Therapeutics | Toronto Sun
 

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