If you’re not Canadian, you probably won’t understand. But this band, this man, meant something more than music to us. He represented who we are as Canadians.
Every one of us who grew up listening to his music as teenagers has endless memories of defining moments in our lives with Gord’s music as the backdrop.
When I got in the car this morning and the radio was playing The Hip nonstop, no commercials, no interruptions… I knew. I don’t think I’ve ever cried over the death of a celebrity before, but I cried the whole way to work.
Gord Downie was a legend and his music will forever live on in this country.
To my followers: If you’ve never heard his music before, and most non-Canadians likely wouldn’t have, take a moment… listen to one song. His music is the epitome of sitting at a cottage with your friends and drinking some beers, having a good time and appreciating all the great things in life even when it’s a hard thing to do.
Gord, you will be missed.