Waking Up to Bad News


So, one of the first things I hear on the radio is that Gord Downey of the Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer.

It has been a terrible year. David Bowie, Prince…. while it would be a bit much to include Gord Downey in that group.  However, for me, it is much more real.  I followed the Hip from the beginning.  I’ve seen them in concert a few times.  I’ve bought all their CD’s (some even twice after they were stolen in a house break-in–probably the only CD’s I replaced…)

I loved some of those beat poet like rants he went on in concerrt…

This is sounding like a eulogy and they guy isn’t even dead. I just had to put something down because I am going to have to dig hard to find a perfect moment today.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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