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Thursday’s Round-Up of News Surrounding the Death of Gord Downie

It’s going to take an awful long time to come to terms with the passing of Gord Downie. Meanwhile, let’s try to keep up to date on the coverage of his death and the ripples it has sent across the country and around the world. Radio Went Hip-Crazy Yesterday Virtually every radio station in the [&hellip.. more

The Hockey World Honours Gord Downie

If you saw the Leafs-Red Wings game last night, you’ll know that there was a moment of silence for Gord Downie before the puck dropped. The broadcast also featured Hip songs going into commercial breaks. Then there was this: 50 Mission Cap. pic.twitter.com/fdMDy0ZGyY — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 18, 2017 The soundtrack of car [&hellip.. more

Coverage of Gord Downie’s Death from Around the World

The death of Gord Downie is a massive story in Canada, but it’s also being covered around the planet. For example: The New York Times In the first week of January 2016, the Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie paid a visit to the Bathouse, the recording complex that his band, the Tragically Hip, owns in a small [&hellip.. more

That Time When Gord Downie Performed with a High School Band

Back in 2012, the Tragically Hip were in Fort Albany, Ontario, for something called The Great Moon Gathering, a celebration of Cree culture. Part of the event included a performance by a young band called Northern Revolution who landed the opening slot for the Hip in the Peetabek school gym. Gord thought he might sit [&hellip.. more

Have You Seen the Metallica Fashion Line?

[Another report from intern-in-residence, Dorothy Lee. – AC] Metallica have collaborated with designer Justin O’Shea and London’s Selfridges (a high-end department store chain in the UK) on a new fashion collection. The collection will go on sale on Friday October 20th, just before the start of the band’s tour in the UK on October 22nd [&hellip.. more

Before Gord Downie Died, The Hip Invested in a Startup Medical Marijuana Company

With marijuana on track to be legalized in Canada next year, many people are making hopeful investments in cannabis companies in anticipation of a whole new market. After Gord Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the Tragically Hip dropped some money into Newstrike, a medical marijuana company with a 14,000 square foot legal grow-op. The firm [&hellip.. more

Did Billy Corgan Really See Some Kind of Shape-Shifting Alien?

Those who have followed the career of Billy Corgan know that the boy has a very spiritual side, one that occasionally veers off into the paranormal. Some of his beliefs came to light during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show when he talked about seeing a human turn into “something other than human.” Really? David [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, a very scary stock market crash that freaked out everyone. Let’s see if any this music news for October 19 freaks you out. Gord Downie’s Secret Path will get its TV debut on the CBC this Sunday. This will air on the 51st anniversary of Chanie Wenjack’s death. Here’s a piece [&hellip.. more

Gord Downie Dead at 53

Gord Downie passed away last night after battling brain cancer. STATEMENT October 18, 2017 Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it [&hellip.. more

Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 149: Walled Gardeners

Google backed up the truck this week to the G&B studios and unloaded a bunch of new toys for us to play with, including it’s iPhone Killer Pixel 2 and it’s new low-cost VR headset, after our ace producer Vanessa Azzoli reported from the big unveiling. Alan was out grabbing a Timmies and missed the [&hellip.. more

Is This the Solution for Pricing Concert Tickets?

[Earlier this week, I posted an unpopular view on concert tickets. I suggest that they’re priced far too low for the marketplace. This generated a number of emails, including this one from Chris Fievoli. He has a suggestion for settling the pricing of concert tickets once and for all. – AC] With all the recent [&hellip.. more

More Hints That We’re Heading for a Reunion of the Classic Smashing Pumpkins Lineup

[Current intern-in-residence Dorothy Lee has been looking into the prospect of a reunion of the original lineup of the Smashing Pumpkins. – AC] There has been plenty of speculation about a possible reunion with the original members of The Smashing Pumpkins. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, things are, frankly, looking good. Pretty, pretty, pretty [&hellip.. more

It’s Almost Time for the Fall Downtown Toronto Record Show

  One of the best vinyl events of the year happens each fall with the Record Guys’ Downtown Record Show. This year’s event is set for Sunday, November 5 at the Estonian Hall at 958 Broadview in Toronto. Cratediggers will have a chance to root through 100,000 records offered by 50 dealers. There’s also the [&hellip.. more

The Black Friday Edition of Record Store Day is Coming. Here’s What to Expect

The day after American Thanksgiving–otherwise known as Black Friday–is when we’re supposed to descend into an orgy of Christmas shopping. (Come to think of it, when did this become a formalized thing?) The organizers of Record Store Day, not wanting to let an opportunity pass up, partners with labels to create special Black Friday releases [&hellip.. more

New MomenTO Concert Series Acknowledges Toronto’s Music History

MomenTO: Sounds Like Toronto is a series of free concerts that celebrate the influence the city has had on music not just across Ontario and across Canada but around the world. There are six free shows through October and November to help close out the Canada 150 celebrations. Here’s what’s coming up. Additional information can [&hellip.. more

More Music From The Inbox 18 Oct 2017 DJ Spoko, Hater, Heavy Hearts and More!

Artist: DJ Spoko, “Im I Dreaming ft. MK” Album: N/A One of my favourite DJs out of South Africa Sounds like: seeing the world with fresh eyes Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Hater, “Blushing” Album: Red Blinders Awesome Swedish band with a beautiful sound Sounds like:  Dreampop at its best Link/Listen/Watch: Artist: Heavy Hearts, “Unravel (Your Love)” Album: [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This was a momentous day for music in 1954. Texas Instruments introduced the first-ever transistor radio: the Regency TR-1. And now, more music news for October 18. Why was Arcade Fire’s “Creature Comfort” censored for Canadian radio? And it’s not for just the usual bad language, either. This is weird. Ed Sheeran fall down go [&hellip.. more

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