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Welcome to my site.

 

 

This is My Story

My name is Mike Downs (it says so on the header for this website), but there are a lot of us out there. When living in Toronto I used to get calls for a Mike Downes who was a local bassist and people would call wanting to me to play in their bands. Always wanting to be a rock star this would have been a dream come true, unfortunately I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

So no I’m the Mike Downs living in Halifax Nova Scotia, I work for the government, am a father to 2 boys, husband to a newfoundland author.

  I’m From Away

My name is Mike Downs (it says so on the header for this website), but there are a lot of us out there. When living in Toronto I used to get calls for a Mike Downs who was a local bassist and people would call wanting to me to play in their bands. Always wanting to be a rock star this would have been a dream come true, unfortunately I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

So no I’m the Mike Downs living in Halifax Nova Scotia, I work for the government, am a father to 2 boys, husband to a newfoundland author.

  • Kicking Ass 80%
  • Taking Names 60%
  • Drinkin Beer 100%
  • Talkin Shit 90%

  I Went to Film School

After growing up in small town Ontario (with a side trip to BC) I ended up in Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I spent 3 years in Oakville, it was a great town and Sheridan is a good school but the film program (at the time) was really ‘independent film’ focused. I wanted to make commercial films and the instructors there really poo-poo’d that concept and really tried to break you of those dreams. In my case it worked.

The best part of my college experience was meeting my friends. We had (and continue to have) a great group of friends that I have continued to collaborate with on side projects some 20 years later.

The videos (to the left if you are not on mobile, probably below if you are on mobile) are for a couple student films we made for a spoof superhero we invented called Sekonic Man.

 Toronto Bitches

I LOVE Toronto. Even more so now that I don’t live there. 🙂

I lived in the city for 10 years, mostly in the Danforth area of Toronto. Let me tell you, people can say that the big city is cold or difficult to meet people and I have to say that was not my experience at all. As soon as I moved to the area my roommate Wade and I found a local pub and started hanging out. Within a few weeks were on the dart league and I would spend the next 10 years in this part of the city a part of this community.

to be continued

My Recent Blogs

My Dad was a joker

  So ... The first thing you need to realize before reading any further is that it is (was) common place in the wrestling biz to pull pranks or (ribs) on your fellow wrestlers. It's just the way things were back then. There are even documented cases of this type of...

I’m a 44 yr old man and Coronation Street is my fav show.

My family is British …
Meaning I come by my love of Corrie (that’s what us hardcore fans call the show) honestly. My mothers family is from England, my mom was actually born there but spent most of her life here (in Canada) so doesn’t have an accent. Tea, darts and Coronation Street were the cornerstone of my upbringing.

Don’t Hate Me Because of My Man Bun

Seriously though,
Why the fuck is it ok for people to totally make fun of the man bun? It’s totally NOT ok to make fun of bald guys or a woman with a 20 yr old bob. Yet at one point I couldn’t open a social media feed without some sort of derogatory meme for any dude with a man bun.