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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #31 (permalink)
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Sad that this turned into a music thread.
Why wouldn't it? It is who the guy was.

Saw them in 1996 in Washington DC. Was curious because I heard they were Canada's version of REM. Show was good but I never really followed up with album buys. Before that, didn't they once appear on SNL when the Canadians were on (Akroyd, for example)?

I know he was an icon in Canada and I was sorry to hear he passed. A music thread is a perfect way to honor him.
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Why wouldn't it? It is who the guy was.

Saw them in 1996 in Washington DC. Was curious because I heard they were Canada's version of REM. Show was good but I never really followed up with album buys. Before that, didn't they once appear on SNL when the Canadians were on (Akroyd, for example)?

I know he was an icon in Canada and I was sorry to hear he passed. A music thread is a perfect way to honor him.
Since your profile photo is Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys you might be interested in knowing that John Dunsworth, who was Mr. Lahey on TPB also passed away very recently.

I found that comment a little weird too. Gord Downie spent practically his entire adult life as the lead singer of a rock band called The Tragically Hip and poured everything he had into that role. It is entirely appropriate to eulogize him by discussing the band and their music.
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Sad that this turned into a music thread.
Shows how much you know about Gord Downey, he is and was music. Probably one of the few people that our Prime Minister would shed a tear over when asked about his friend Gord's passing. The Tragically Hip are one of Canada's best kept secrets.
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The Tragically Hip did have strong local followings in some American cities, particularly Detroit and Seattle. What did these cities have in common? They are both close to the 49th parallel where listeners could easily tune in to Canadian FM radio stations.
First time I ever saw the Hip was at a bar in Seattle. We used go down because they had a great bar band scene. So we walk into this bar and the band playing was from Canada. We thought they were awesome, went back to Vancouver and told all of our friends about this band called the Tragically Hip and the rest is history. Really looking forward to the broadcast tonight.
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Since your profile photo is Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys you might be interested in knowing that John Dunsworth, who was Mr. Lahey on TPB also passed away very recently.

I found that comment a little weird too. Gord Downie spent practically his entire adult life as the lead singer of a rock band called The Tragically Hip and poured everything he had into that role. It is entirely appropriate to eulogize him by discussing the band and their music.
Damn. I did not know that. Loved his character. That show is as good as comedy gets, IMHO.
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Sad that this turned into a music thread.
Should you not be over on a "Playa is getting worse" thread ?

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hi mousie,,,,tomorrow at 9 on ctv ,,,which is atlantic canadian tv, there is a concert / documentary....ill be gathering up some beers for that
Oh really? Sounds good thanks for the heads up Rob
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Sad that this turned into a music thread.
What does this even mean?

Do you even know who he was? Big Hip fan, are you?

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The strangest thing just happened....you know on Facebook they have those memories for you look back on?

Well, back on this day in 2011, I posted these Hip lyrics....

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If I die of Vanity, promise me, promise me
If they bury me some place I don't want to be
You'll dig me up and transport me
Unceremoniously away from the swollen... city breeze, garbage bag trees
Whispers of disease, and acts of enormity
And lower me slowly, sadly, and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy

Shivers.
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The strangest thing just happened....you know on Facebook they have those memories for you look back on?

Well, back on this day in 2011, I posted these Hip lyrics....




Shivers.
Same kind of thing happened to me a few weeks back. I post a lot of music on my facebook page but was never a huge Tom Petty fan. On the day he died, though, my memories from 6 years ago showed I had posted American Girls. It was kind of creepy, too.
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Should you not be over on a "Playa is getting worse" thread ?
If we hadn't said anything, beerbreath was going to claim to have hung out with him in Playa back in the old days. Like Capt. Dave, Seasick Steve and Gravy.
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Oh really? Sounds good thanks for the heads up Rob
Our local Vancouver radio station Jack fm 96.9 has started a online petition that Gord Downie is deserving of a NATIONAL day of remembrance and celebration I'm in !!!
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Our local Vancouver radio station Jack fm 96.9 has started a online petition that Gord Downie is deserving of a NATIONAL day of remembrance and celebration I'm in !!!
I like that idea.
Another annual stat holiday, even?! I am not going to complain about that.

Mark, that IS creepy! *double shiver*
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Damn. I did not know that. Loved his character. That show is as good as comedy gets, IMHO.
yes he was 71


the concert on the tellie-o-vision was great last night.....with lots of red wine
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At Kitxen last night Crazy Toy did a tribute to Gord and played New Orleans is sinking. They do a very good cover of it.
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