You may or may not be familiar with a Canadian band called the Tragically Hip. Last year their lead singer, Gord Downie, announced he had terminal brain cancer. They embarked on one last tour and I think a good portion of the country watched their final live concert on the CBC (of course).
Gord Downie passed away this morning and even though something is expected, it does not make it any less sad. The Hip has always been a part of my playlist since Road Apples came out in 1991. There are songs that can immediately take me back to certain times in my life and that got me thinking about the soundtrack of my life. The Hip would definitely be on it. Also, if you pay attention to the lyrics there are bits and pieces of Canadian history and other truly Canadian references. He was a poet.
What would be on your soundtrack?
A lot of Canuckians are feeling sad today, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
Sad for sure. It is amazing how much music moves us.Delete
Kinda\sorta a Hip fan. The Tragically Hip are definitely a Canadian thing. They should have but never did become big south of the border. I will admit to loving Bobcaygeon and cranking up Courage whenever I hear it.ReplyDelete
I have memories of being at a bar and everyone singing New Orleans is Sinking all together, I still will sing that one loudly and badly when it comes on.Delete
It is a sad day. He's flying with the angels!ReplyDelete
He sure is!Delete
Very sad news, I read about that today. He had such a great original voice...definitely part of my culture!ReplyDelete
Mine too Rain, I still say the 90's had the best music!!Delete
I never heard of him or the band. I listened to the first video you put up, Ahead by a Century, liked it. Now I want to listen to more. Thanks Jenn, I am a huge fan of all kinds of music.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bill! They have always been great Canadian band. Glad you liked it! He has a unique voice and also had lots to say when wasn't performing.Delete
My goodness, I can't type today. Sorry for my typos...they bother me!Delete