jD, Pete, and Tim are live from the stage at the Rec Room for Getting Hip to the Hip - An Evening for the Downie Wenjack Fund.
Transcript:Introducing The Tragically Hit Experiment
[0:00] 16 episodes ago, I invited my pals on a little experiment.
You see, they had never heard the music of The Tragically Hit before, and I wanted to take them on a journey for the world to hear.
Pete and Tim didn't know what hit them.
Now we're here at the end, and it's time to pack it in. I'm not sure what to expect, but I know it's gonna be fun.
So, as we taxi down the runway, I'll be Captain JD and get you all landed safely.
We want to thank you all for joining us here this evening and throughout this journey.
Now buckle up, put your trays in the upright position and let's land this thing called getting hip to the hip.J.D. Introduces Himself and Sets the Stage
[1:14] Hey, it's J.D.
Here, and, uh, this is it, folks.
This is where we say adios to getting hip to the hip.
Of course we couldn't do that without my two Brothers in hipdom, Pete and Tim from Portland, let's give it up, they're here!Settling in and appreciating the DIY pod rooms
[1:54] You guys are here! We're here, we're definitely here.
This is exactly what it looks like when we're, you know, at our own homes.
In our small, tiny DIY pod rooms. Yeah, right?
This chair is much better, actually, than my chair.
It's nicer than my house. These are great chairs. There's no doubt about it.
If we were to even consider a second season of the show, the chair budget would have to go up considerably.
Considerably. So, how are you guys doing? How are your flights in?
Talk to me about what's going on Tim Tim Tateka.
I mean I got in Before the rest of the guys I got to go to a blue jays game.
I got I got to witness hot dog night Wow, I Did the math that was a lot of hot dogs per person, but you know for a dollar And I did bring some amazing.
I brought my own sauce to put on the hot dogs, which is over at the silent auction by the way and yeah it was it was awesome waiting for this Yahoo yeah my So I flew further than Tim.Flying and Meeting Dan from London
[3:14] That's a fact.
[3:17] Dan flew further than Tim as well, but I flew further than Dan.
You just gave it away, man. Dan from London? Where's Dan from London?
Where is Dan from London? Hey, we're here. There is Dan from London.
Present. Dan from London. Proper and present.
So anyway, I got in and no, you didn't get that warm maple syrup Canadian welcome Canadian, welcome, because I'm at the airport, activate the e-sim, hey, we're at the Arizona Bar andGrill, get the shuttle.
We're at this hotel by the airport.
Yeah, and I'm waiting to get picked up with a fucking, you know, the bat blue in one hand, and you know, Tim Horton's in the other, and I get a text that says, we're at the Arizona Bar,come meet us, take the shuttle.
I was like, so I got there late.
No, I'm not bitter about it. No, no, no, no, the music there was a Good experience not at all.
But then, you know, we proceeded to Does anybody and does everybody know in this room because I sure as hell didn't that marijuana is legal in the country of Canada So I smelled somemarijuana smoke outside the Arizona bar and then proceeded to trip balls and have to go back to the hotel.
Is that correct JD? Sounds about right.
That's how my trip was. I'm pretty sure you were escorted.
[4:46] It was good. It's been a hell of a week.Memorable Trip to Kingston and the Bathhouse
[4:50] Yeah then we we went out to Kingston yesterday. Yeah. Almost feels like a month ago because it was just so amazing and memorable. And guess where we went? Went to thebathhouse.
Bathhouse, yes. We, it was, I mean, so I told the story to a couple of people.
Does everybody know what the bathhouse is, first of all? Yeah. It's the, the HIP owns a home in Bath and it's where they recorded, where many bands have recorded, and you basicallycheck into this home, live upstairs and record downstairs, record upstairs too, they record all over the place and it was just there was a patina to the whole interior you know it was likemight need to change out some of these rugs I like but it was beautiful I thought it was nice but we all showed up and so we get When we get there, we get to the vat house.
[5:47] And we're just creeping, there's nobody there. We roll up the driveway. We had no reservation.
Yeah, and we're looking around, we're taking pictures. I'm playing fucking horseshoe.
There's a horseshoe pit. Yeah, it's a horseshoe field pitch.
Pete starts playing horseshoes. Yeah, at the bathhouse.
And then we're like, all right, guess time to go home. Fuck it, nobody's here.
Langlois didn't respond. Damn you, Langlois.
And then a car comes up the driveway.
And this guy walks out and his name's Niles and he's cool as shit.
And he gets out with his coffee and we're all like, hey, how's it going?
JD's like, I'm too shy right now, I'm too shy. And Dean says, well, get fucking un-shy.Full Tour of the Bathhouse by Niles
[6:37] And then Tim walks over, we're literally getting in the car Tim's like, hey, how's it going, man? Cool, yeah, we're just taking some pictures, and then, hey, we'll see you later, but youmind if we just take a peek inside?
He's like, sure, come on in.
And takes us for a full tour, because Tim Lydon has the Cajones.
That's right. I mean, it was like going to Disneyland and being like, dude, it was so cool.
They're sold out, son. You know, we had to go in.
We had to go in. Absolutely. So, why don't we take a minute and look at a little package that was put together by Rainy Media, one of our sponsors.
Yes. And it's our trip to Kingston.
Take a look at the screens all around and enjoy.
I guess I'll watch from back there.
[7:35] Hey, it's J.D. here and let's do a roll call. We've got Spain, we've got Portland, we've got damn fuckin' London in the house, bro.
Let's go to Peakson! Do it.Idea proposed to city council for approval
[8:45] My co-host thought up of the idea and then posed to the city council, thought it was a great idea as well.
To say You're strong, you're the darkest one, You're the darkest one Come in, come in, come in Come in and we'll get ready It's warm and it's safe here and there.
[9:58] I almost heard you Here in a time and place caught lost on our imagination You don't explain what you're still doing Peace out yo!The Journey Begins: Whirlwind and Tremendous Moments
[11:57] It has been an absolute whirlwind going through what we've been through.
But this last couple of days has been just tremendous.
And I really want to thank Dean and David for putting everything together.
Absolutely. Please, Randy.
Give them a big round of applause.
A lot of fun was had. But you know, a lot of fun has been had since we started recording, and I don't know if we've ever told this, but we started recording November 28th of 2022, and werecorded through April, and then we recorded bonus content on top of that.
[12:52] But basically, we were were done when we launched on the May long weekend.
And we didn't know whether this was a stone that we were gonna throw that was gonna just go kerplunk or it was gonna skip, skip, skip, skip, skip.
[13:13] And you know what? It fucking skip, skip, skip, skip, skip. And here we are.
And that's pretty fucking cool, right? It's amazing. Well said.
So I want to throw it over to my buddy Tim right now to talk about his experiences with the hip and where he thinks he's landed at this point with this band and this crazy fan base that wehave.Experiencing Awe: The Hip's Impact in Portland, Oregon
[13:48] I'll just say it's a massive sense of awe.
You know, when you experience maybe someone else's baby or puppy, you're like, oh.
Or you maybe have something bad happen, you're like, ah, shucks.
No, I'm talking about the sense of awe where you experience nature or something beautiful or something amazing that happens where you're just kind of dumbstruck.
You know, you're just speechless.
And that's kind of what this process led me to.
We were, my wife and I in Portland, Oregon, were recently at our neighborhood bar, and it was on my birthday, and there was nobody there, it was kind of perfect, and Monday night, andthere's this, of course, digital jukebox playing, which we never really paid much attention to, probably because on Thursdays, we play bingo there.
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not 75, but bingo's hella fun at a bar, I gotta say.
Anyways, we're at the bar, and I'm like, let's take over this digital jukebox, what happens. So what do I search?
[14:50] Thank you so much and every albums in there so I picked all these damn songs and for like two hours We're drinking listen to the hip Yeah.
[14:57] It was amazing in Portland, Oregon, and I'm kept like looking around I was waiting for the bartender asked me who this band is and but I had to turn it tell her to turn it up Like fivetimes and said and but at one point my wife Amy said you know this this music just feels just right for this place, feels right for right now, it's just like perfect rock here in ourneighborhood bar.
And I'm like, holy hell, this is probably how the hip was for millions of people, am I right?
I mean, we all basically ended up in a moment where we're, you know, you pull over to listen to the song and just sit in it and then play it again.
And that happened to me so many times, you You know, at the beginning of the pod, my son, who's a drummer, 21, he kind of started listening to the music with me, the first EP, and he'slike, Dad, what are you getting into?
You know, are you sure about this? Who's this guy? What's up with the singer?
The drums sound pretty good. But are you sure you want to do this?
How long are you going to do this? And we pretty much had a nine-month baby podcast happen.
[16:10] So yeah, so through the process, really, I got to this point where I was inSense of Awe: The Hip's Dedication and Impact
[16:15] this experience, this sense of awe.
I mean, these guys started playing when they were 17, 18, 19 years old.
And they knew that this is what they wanted to do. And they knew that.
They were just focused and targeted and told their parents there's no backup plan.
You know, and they just went for it. How how many of us did that when we were in high school or going into our first year of uni?
How many of you knew what you were set out to do?
So here we are having just a blast with the music and having a blast with this process. And I never would have thought I'd be sitting here today.
We're sitting in stirrups right now, Tim. Yeah, I don't know if I can get out of this chair. Because you said we had a 9-month baby. So right now we're like this.
And this is the baby, man. Yeah, yeah. Silent auction. It took Pete a little while to push him out, but that's what happened.
[17:16] All right, who wants to get into the MVP tracks that these guys put together all year.
And see how they broke down. All right, let's do that then. And we will go to...
Where are we going to start here? Are we going to start with Pete or Tim? Tim, please.
We can start with either, it doesn't matter. I have a hard time seeing this thing so close behind me. We're starting with Tim's MVP tracks.
So here is his playlist, which as you can see is already on Spotify for your edification.
[17:59] And you can grab that and enjoy. And I will throw to my compadre Tim Lydon now and have him explain just what the fuck he put together here.
Why, what? Yeah, so this is my playlist.
I blacked out the amount of downloads. The digits were too long.
That's a joke. Yeah, so I put this together based on favorite songs along the way and just being a bit of an audiophile I kind of tried to experience it as if I was one of you guys maybe on aroad trip or something, and so each song, I hope, kind of ties or blends into each other really well.
There's a little bit of a, you know, cadence to the hips history, but then I mix it up and I think it's pretty good.
I think it's pretty fun. The guys, you know, said a few times God, you really picked a fucking weird song on that album, Tim, you know?
But sometimes the weird ones are the ones that grow on you. Sometimes they're awesome. I mean, All Canadian Surf Club, who does not like that song?
[19:08] Okay, whatever You need to you need to take a trip somewhere warm and tropical Yeah, but yeah I was so fun to put this together and was I was kind of wishing there were moresongs because now I've gone back to many albums of course and I'm finding so many other nuggets and songs that have grown on me and All right.Bob Rock Records: Revisiting World Container and We Are The Same
[19:27] I have a question about that then I have a question about that then It's been a long time since we dealt with the Bob rock records. Oh Uh-oh.
Have either of those records grown on you since we last...
Now you liked... Now you liked... You liked World Container.
Yeah, yeah. But I'm curious about... I'm curious about We Are The Same.
Have you went back to that at all? I... I only...
I mean, I get caught up in Bob Rock's lovely flowing hair and I just want to be like him. That's where I go. That's where I go.
This is Bob Rock Lock. Bob Rock Lock. No, I have gone back to those albums and I'm still visiting them. All right, that's fair enough.
Maybe that will be something we look at in the future. Who knows?
All right, our friend Pete. Who wants to see Pete's playlist?
[20:24] I'll show you my playlist. I'm gonna just burn through it.
Killing Time, cool song I have heard during the first record.
Blowed High Dough, fuck, come on.
Fiddler's Green, I remember sitting on Avenida de Andalucía and crying as I dropped somebody off on the train station the first time I heard that song. Broke my fucking heart.
100th Meridian, really? Grace 2, Springtime Vienna, fucking no-brainers.Memorable Tracks and Experiences
[20:58] Courage, Tiger the Lion, Jesus Christ. I mean, that was a great guy.
That was an experience for us. Tiger the Lion, we talked about that on the pod.
We talked about that quite a bit.
It's just, you hear it and it's like...John Cage or Philip Glass - Trivia question
[21:18] It just rips. John Cage? Was it John Cage or Philip Glass that did the...
Does anybody know the answer? Trivia question.
It was John Cage or Philip Glass that did the song that was seven minutes or so whatever the lore is.
[21:36] John Cage. That's the fucking... That's what Gord is speaking about in that song.
And it's... fuck number 10 the dark Canuck guess guess who didn't know what a Canuck was okay JD we got a lot of feedback on this Canuck thing and I don't I don't know that'ssomething that we really fuck with right like I mean we don't talk about ourselves as Canucks do we like our like are you like I'm a hardy Canuck or are you?
Like if you are, that's cool. Yeah. Okay. Okay. All right. 85.
I'll take that. I will take that. And that was the year, Marty.
That was a funny moment. Yeah. Yeah. 85.
Back to 55. Gus the polar bear.
Let's keep going. Gus the polar bear. Yeah. Sorry. Anyway, Gus, the polar bear, um...
Animal psychology. Who knew animals had feelings? Depression suite, like... So we're talking about the second Bob Rock record. That's the second one, right?
[22:52] What do you want somebody to say who's been on a fucking drip IV of the tragically hip for nine months? I'd say I'm beautiful. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, it's a beautiful song.Experience with the tragically hip - Unforgettable journey
[23:10] We feel great. Geez. Yeah, it's just been out.
I'll say more about my experience, but that's the playlist.
Download it. Enjoy it. Whatever. Baptist blues.
Oh, that's all. So they're there for you to enjoy. Yes, absolutely.
Sorry, Pete. The treasure gift gets like point zero zero zero zero zero zero zero three cents per listen. So, go for it.
Every little bit helps. No, I was going to mention something.
I just I want to know. I want to know before we go too much further what your experience has been like. We asked him what your experience is like going through this process.
[23:51] Well, so most people know that JD asked me to just like he asked him and to do the podcast.
And I heard from I heard about the hip since 2007 from Canadian friends.
He's come into a bar I worked at and then 2011 sometime around there.
2018, I was working for Nat Geo and this guy used to come in all the time and they were Canadian, him and his wife, and they kept hammering me about the tragically hip and I was like.
Didn't take. I felt I was getting pushed. Then I meet this son of a bitch, and he's like, let's do this. I'm going to force this. So I'm going to shove this mashed potato down your mouth. Andhe did.
And Tim and I just like fucking Matrix style plugged into it.
And it was just awesome.
Just one of the coolest things and getting to meet and speak with Paul and Gord, Sinclair and going to Kingston has just been an unbelievable experience.Cultural Differences: Canadian vs American
[25:07] And there's so much I want to say, but you don't want to fucking hear it.
So, but being Canadian, you'll be here all night. Yeah, I'm happy to elaborate.
But you guys are Canadian, you're different than Tim and I.
As much as we speak the same language, the culture is so different.
Take it from somebody who doesn't live in the United States anymore and it's like it's hard you'll never be a part of that culture or club I'll never fucking be Canadian no matter how muchhip I listen to and La Bat Blue I drink.
At least I have a couple.
But that being said it's like such a it's been such an amazing experience to get to know the band and to get to know the catalog and become a superfan.
I told JD this was a surprise but I got a tattoo on my arm that's gonna be there for the rest of my life and it's it's a combination of the any Any UFOlogists or followers in the house?
No? Yes? Not in here, sorry.
Not in here? Okay, maybe next door. Anyway.
[26:29] He'll be here all night. Yeah, be here all night The Fermi's paradox, Federico Fermi, his paradox was that he Didn't know if aliens existed or not and it's you can read up on it whenyou fucking Google it and That's a UFO thing.
And so the lyrics is we live to survive our paradoxes Because it's fucking springtime in Vienna, which is on the list, the playlist.Fundraising for the Danny Wainjack Fund
[27:00] This is Pete Marchika here.
Love you, too, Dean. If you have not bid on the Pete Marchika package...
Yeah, that's Pete's band. ...in the silent auction, you are a greedy son of a bitch. Thank you.
I'm going to tell you that right now. And you need this album.
All proceeds go to the Danny Wainjack Fund. Directly.
Already over 3,200 bucks.
Oh! So I don't know where we're going to end up at the end of the night, but make me say 3,500 bucks, and I'll fucking love you forever.
Forever. Now, this has been an experiment.
This has been a project. This has been a labor of love.
And we've had a lot of fun doing this.
[27:53] So, I want to thank you for listening.
I had a friend once that said, you know, if you did a podcast and you had, like, five people show up in your living room and listen to you talk every week, that'd be pretty cool.
We had over 20,000 downloads.Setting the Stage for an Exciting Event
[28:19] That doesn't even include all the streams, either. In three months, that's not so bad.
But what I want to tell you right now is how proud I am of my two friends, Pete and Tim, and all the work that they've put in.
I want to encourage you to bid in the silent auction.
I want to encourage you to drink long slice beer tonight. Yes, long slice.
And without further ado, I want to introduce our good friend to convocate these two gentlemen.
I want to invite our good friend to the stage, Dan from London.
Yes, Dan from London. Here we go.Celebrating the Completion of the Exercise
[29:15] Tim, get on your feet, you son of a bitch. Come on up.
You can convocate them. You can convocate them. You can read if...
Do you want to read it? Do you want to read it? Yeah, I've got the reading glasses on. Hang on.
Remember, proper British. Timothy Edward Lydon.
Getting hip to the hip. You have completed the exercise and now are considered official fans of The Tragically Hip.
Thank you so much. Thanks, everyone. Thank you. Amazing. I'm honored.
Peter Natale. You motherfucker. Getting hip to the hip. He used my middle name.
Sorry, continue. You have also completed the exercise, and now, I have no idea about this bullshit.
Most fucks given, I think. Of the tragically hip. Yes. I give this to you, sir. Thank you. I accept.Introducing Jamie Du, a Special Friend
[30:20] So none of this would be possible without this guy. You guys know Jamie Du, right?
Jamie and I met through another podcast of his, Pete also, through a podcast about the band Pavement.
And then I met him in person, first time in L.A. We went and saw a pavement show, which was a hoot, and then we went and did it again and again, really.
And it's just been so fun to just have this guy in my life. You know, Jamie Du, I've had no other friend like him.
So thanks, thanks to Jamie. Otherwise we all wouldn't be here.
And well, the hip, you know.
Do we do it now or do we wait till the end of the show? What?
[31:07] Do we drop a pick up your shit now or do we do it at the end of the show?
We do it at the end of the show. All, right, I real quick. I just want to say one thing. To compliment what Tim said, like avocado spread on toast. J.D., you're a fucking great dude.
And all this is this guy.
The reason even the two gals who I met who are really sweet, I can't know where you are, but they didn't even know shit all nothing about the podcast They just found it on Facebook andwe're like three weeks ago.
Hey, sweetie. What do you want to do on Friday three weeks? And then they found this fucking amazing And again would not have happened if it wasn't for this guy.
[31:55] So give JD a big hand for Cheers, cheers, cheers.
Cheers. Woo! Do you guys want to hear some more fucking live Tragically Happy music?
Oh yeah! Enough of this shit already. Let's do it! Oh yeah! Okay, we gotta move some gear here and then we are gonna welcome back to the stage for another set, 50 Mission! Oh! Boom!
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