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RIP Gord Downie
« on: October 20, 2017, 10:23:03 PM »

Gord Downie dead at 53 of brain cancer

For those of you who aren't Canadian (or from Buffalo), Gord Downie was the lead singer of the Tragically Hip, affectionately known as Canada's House Band. Their last concert was broadcast nationally, with an estimate one third of the population of Canada watching. He was the cultural equivalent of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Michael Stipe rolled into a single person.

I've been listening to the Hip all week. Glad I got to see them on their final tour.
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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 10:54:17 PM »
Well, fuck. Hundredth Meridian is a song beyond and T. Hip was a significant environmental entertainment when I was alive a generation ago. Events took place. Life happened. The music played, and it was outstanding.

Sorry for your (our) (everyone's) loss. That sucks.