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Coral
05-24-16, 09:48 AM
Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal brain cancer (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/tragically-hip-singer-gord-downie-diagnosed-with-terminal-brain-cancer/article30123829/)

Doesn't sound like it will be long until he's added to the long list of music deaths this year.

Dan
05-24-16, 10:09 AM
Damn. Apparently they're still going to tour, which is crazy to me.

I didn't like the new single (at all), but I have very fond memories of a bunch of their music.

astrochimp
05-24-16, 10:13 AM
Damn.

Love the Hip since their debut EP when I was in HS.

Best wishes to Gord, for what it's worth.

mdc3000
05-24-16, 11:31 AM
Always been a fan of the Hip, even if over the years I haven't been as into them as I used to be (still buy all the records but haven't seen them live since the In Violet Light days) this news sucks. Over the last 10 years there are many times I've meant to catch them live and something has come up - will definitely be getting tickets for this tour - going to be very emotional but I'd like to pay my respects while the man is still with us.

printerati
05-24-16, 12:25 PM
This news just popped up in my Facebook feed. :( They have been one of my favorite bands over the past 20 years, but I unfortunately only managed to see them a couple of times. (The last time they came through here was 1998, and they probably drew less than a thousand people.)

printerati
08-19-16, 07:40 AM
The Hip's final show is tomorrow at 8:30 P.M. EDT in Kingston, ON, and CBC will be broadcasting it live and commercial free (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/how-to-watch-tragically-hip-concert-aug20-1.3724916).

astrochimp
08-20-16, 12:41 PM
The Hip's final show is tomorrow at 8:30 P.M. EDT in Kingston, ON, and CBC will be broadcasting it live and commercial free (http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/how-to-watch-tragically-hip-concert-aug20-1.3724916).

Thanks for the heads up.

astrochimp
08-20-16, 11:18 PM
Phenomenal final show :up:

Lost it when Gord talked to the crowd just before the first encore. Saw so many fans in tears. The reality of it being the last Hip show was hitting home.

Crocker Jarmen
08-20-16, 11:34 PM
I'm not any kind of Hip super-fan, but tuned in for the last hour and found everything, from the band's performance, to Gordie, to the audience incredibly moving. That was a spectacular show.

Hazel Motes
08-21-16, 02:59 AM
I finally have something that will never leave my PVR. Everything about this show, from Gord and the band, to the crowd, to the network airing it uninterupted all made me incredibibly proud to be Canadian.

printerati
08-21-16, 08:32 AM
Man, what a roller coaster. I'm so thankful the CBC made this an event that could be viewed worldwide. I teared up several times, particularly when Gord broke down at the end of "Grace, Too", and also during "Nautical Disaster", which was the song that got me into them so long ago when I first heard it on the local college station. I was also grateful for the outdoor shots that helped drive home the magnitude of it.

The Infidel
08-21-16, 03:08 PM
I've never really been exposed to their music, but I have a good friend in Canada who's seen them about a dozen times over the years, and even got to meet Gord one time, and sat and talked with him for a short time. She got to see both shows in Vancouver and I sat and watched the concert last night with her live on YouTube, and she's just been a mess about this whole thing. It's clear from her stories and reactions and watching the crowd at the show last night what a national treasure this band is, and I'm glad to have experienced it. I hope they release a disc of the concert soon. I'll definitely pick it up.

mdc3000
08-22-16, 11:45 AM
I saw them last week in Toronto and it was a great show - there were a few people crying but it was a much more upbeat and celebratory experience for me. I'll always remember it. The Kingston show broadcast was amazing, a class act all around and watching that was much more emotional. It was a true moment that many people will never forget - even friends and family who aren't Hip fans tuned in and were moved by the whole thing. I hope Gord gets as long as possible to enjoy his time with his family - he's made a mark on an entire country. It will be sad when he does leave us, but what a way to go out. Bravo.

gordon2
08-22-16, 12:35 PM
As a long time Hip fan (and I'm not Canadian), I was absolutely gutted when I heard Gord had terminal brain cancer. I was very lucky to attend the last Toronto show and watched the Kingston show as well. If this ends up being their last show, what a way to go out! And kudos to CBC for broadcasting the last show.

dex14
10-18-17, 09:15 AM
He's gone:
R.I.P. Gord Downie, Tragically Hip frontman has died at 53
https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/10/r-i-p-gord-downie-tragically-hip-frontman-has-died-at-53/?wasp=facebook-ads

Dan
10-18-17, 09:22 AM
Dammit.

Coral
10-18-17, 09:26 AM
Musicians are dropping like flies the last couple years - although this was expected.

astrochimp
10-18-17, 10:06 AM
When i saw this thread on the main board my heart sunk.

Rip Gordie.

I'll be listening to the Hip all day at work.

gordon2
10-18-17, 11:41 AM
RIP Gord

dex14
10-18-17, 11:59 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: &quot;We are less of a country without Gord Downie in it.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/40eE69qCtM">pic.twitter.com/40eE69qCtM</a></p>&mdash; CPAC (@CPAC_TV) <a href="https://twitter.com/CPAC_TV/status/920654387709599744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 18, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Wow... I almost forgot what genuine compassion from a politician looked like.

cultshock
10-18-17, 01:21 PM
Fuck, we knew it was coming but it still sucks. :(
RIP Gord, Canada will not be the same without you.

Dan
10-18-17, 01:26 PM
This was always my favourite Hip song.
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kenbuzz
10-18-17, 01:46 PM
Admittedly, like most Americans I've never heard of Gord or the Hip.

Please recommend a track or two for me to enjoy.

PS - Which of the Sirius/XM channels that broadcast Canadian music into the States would I be most likely to hear their music on today? Not trying to be an ignoramus, but I honestly know so little about them (other than their impact up North) to know even what genre their music fall under. Thanks. :wave:

Dan
10-18-17, 01:59 PM
PS - Which of the Sirius/XM channels that broadcast Canadian music into the States would I be most likely to hear their music on today?

Today? probably all of them. :lol:
Most likely Rock though. Maybe Alternative Rock. I don't know specific channel #'s sorry.

Mikael79
10-18-17, 02:29 PM
Extremely sad for me, as I saw The Hip at the Minnesota Zoo in 1999, and really loved their music. Until today, I had stayed away from videos of their farewell tour, and wow...it just makes me even more sad. To see Gord on stage, knowing it was the last round, and seeing the pain on his face.

Mikael79
10-18-17, 02:32 PM
Please recommend a track or two for me to enjoy.

These are the five that I would have someone listen to, to get a feel (hits, and a personal favorite):

New Orleans Is Sinking
Ahead By A Century
Grace, Too
My Music At Work
Lake Fever (personal favorite)

Coral
10-18-17, 04:05 PM
Please recommend a track or two for me to enjoy.

I don't think you can go wrong with 2 of their more popular early hits:

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cultshock
10-18-17, 05:22 PM
My favourites were always "50 Mission Cap" and "Bobcaygeon".

I also like the live version of "New Orleans is Sinking" where Gord goes into a whole story about working at an aquarium. He was a genius at stuff like that. "Killer whale tank!"

printerati
10-20-17, 04:37 PM
This was always my favourite Hip song.
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Mine too, with "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken" a close second.

PS - Which of the Sirius/XM channels that broadcast Canadian music into the States would I be most likely to hear their music on today?

XM173 (The Verge) has rebranded itself as "Tragically Hip Radio" all week so far, and is only playing Hip and solo Gord stuff, along with various clips of interviews with band members.

Norm de Plume
10-24-17, 06:07 PM
I am not familiar with their music, but Downie was a grand fellow, by all accounts.

cultshock
10-24-17, 06:12 PM
I am not familiar with their music

Did you not listen to Canadian radio during the 90's? ;) Man, it would have been difficult for someone in Canada to not hear their music, especially during that era.

Norm de Plume
10-24-17, 06:38 PM
Did you not listen to Canadian radio during the 90's? ;) Man, it would have been difficult for someone in Canada to not hear their music, especially during that era.
Hard to believe, isn't it?:) But no, I have never been a radio listener. The only song of theirs I am aware of knowing, is "Ahead by a Century", which I find OK. I might know others, but not consciously.

Hazel Motes
10-25-17, 02:38 AM
Not the Hip's best album, but this has always been my favourite track of theirs. An essential Canadian song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9wW9ENBPlQ

astrochimp
10-25-17, 08:59 AM
Not the Hip's best album, but this has always been my favourite track of theirs. An essential Canadian song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9wW9ENBPlQ

For sure that's in my top 5 Hip songs.

Phantom Power is a good record. Not my favourite by them though. World Container would be my top choice.


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