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Mike Downie - Dance With Your Arms in the Air

August 05, 2022 Music Buddy Season 1 Episode 10
Mike Downie - Dance With Your Arms in the Air
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Mike Downie - Dance With Your Arms in the Air
Aug 05, 2022 Season 1 Episode 10
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In this episode, Director and Producer Mike Downie sits down with Jane for an in-depth conversation that will transport you onto a documentary film set, then backstage at a Tragically Hip concert (with alter-ego Buddy Scrotts), then to a Legacy School in Edmonton, then back in time to an epic rock show in the 1970s, before landing you in the alley behind Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

An award-winning filmmaker, Mike has worked around the world, creating programs such as The Nature of Things (with David Suzuki), The Secret Path (with Gord Downie), Hockey Nomad (with Dave Bidini), The Passionate Eye (CBC), and Blue Rodeo-The Scenes in Between.   

Mike is the brother of Gord Downie, the late musician, songwriter, activist, and iconic lead singer of The Tragically Hip. He is currently working on a 4-part documentary series about The Hip that will air on Amazon Prime in 2024. 

More about Mike:
Courage Films
The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

Music samples in this episode:

  • "New Orleans is Sinking" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Pocket Sunrise" (Communism)
  • "Fly at Night" (Chilliwack)
  • "Ahead by a Century" (The Tragically Hip, Live in Kingston, ON, 2016)
  • "Suffocates" (The Violet Archers)
  • "Love Over Money" (Gord Downie)
  • "The Hundredth Meridian" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Now the Struggle Has a Name" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Run" (William Prince)
  • "The Stranger" (Gord Downie)
  • "Ramblin' Man" (The Allman Brothers Band)
  • "River Don't Care" (Gord Downie)
  • "Escape is at Hand for the Travelling Man" (The Tragically Hip)


The theme song "Human Stuff" is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.

Thank you for listening!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the pod with a donation. Any amount helps!

MUSIC BUDDY IS:
Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor)
Tim Vesely (co-producer / occasional co-host)

The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk

STAY IN TOUCH
Email: jane@musicbuddy.ca
Instagram: @musicbuddypodcast
Facebook: @musicbuddypodcast
Twitter: @janegowan
TikTok: @musicbuddypod

This podcast is brought to you by Morning Run Productions.

Show Notes

In this episode, Director and Producer Mike Downie sits down with Jane for an in-depth conversation that will transport you onto a documentary film set, then backstage at a Tragically Hip concert (with alter-ego Buddy Scrotts), then to a Legacy School in Edmonton, then back in time to an epic rock show in the 1970s, before landing you in the alley behind Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

An award-winning filmmaker, Mike has worked around the world, creating programs such as The Nature of Things (with David Suzuki), The Secret Path (with Gord Downie), Hockey Nomad (with Dave Bidini), The Passionate Eye (CBC), and Blue Rodeo-The Scenes in Between.   

Mike is the brother of Gord Downie, the late musician, songwriter, activist, and iconic lead singer of The Tragically Hip. He is currently working on a 4-part documentary series about The Hip that will air on Amazon Prime in 2024. 

More about Mike:
Courage Films
The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

Music samples in this episode:

  • "New Orleans is Sinking" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Pocket Sunrise" (Communism)
  • "Fly at Night" (Chilliwack)
  • "Ahead by a Century" (The Tragically Hip, Live in Kingston, ON, 2016)
  • "Suffocates" (The Violet Archers)
  • "Love Over Money" (Gord Downie)
  • "The Hundredth Meridian" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Now the Struggle Has a Name" (The Tragically Hip)
  • "Run" (William Prince)
  • "The Stranger" (Gord Downie)
  • "Ramblin' Man" (The Allman Brothers Band)
  • "River Don't Care" (Gord Downie)
  • "Escape is at Hand for the Travelling Man" (The Tragically Hip)


The theme song "Human Stuff" is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.

Thank you for listening!
If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the pod with a donation. Any amount helps!

MUSIC BUDDY IS:
Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor)
Tim Vesely (co-producer / occasional co-host)

The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk

STAY IN TOUCH
Email: jane@musicbuddy.ca
Instagram: @musicbuddypodcast
Facebook: @musicbuddypodcast
Twitter: @janegowan
TikTok: @musicbuddypod

This podcast is brought to you by Morning Run Productions.