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Unhappy The Tragically Hip... A Final Farewell

I'm not sure how familiar the rest of the world is with this iconic Canadian band, but I thought I would post this thread anyway.

They are giving a final concert tomorrow because their lead singer has terminal brain cancer... how ironic that they have Tragic in their name

My favourite tune by them is New Orleans Is Sinking... which is also quite appropriate these days, again.

The CBC is running a concert special tomorrow, which is anticipated to be highly viewed... I certainly will be watching.

The last time I saw them live was years ago in Montréal when they preformed during the Formula One party on Crescent street... it was phenomenal.

Anyway, here is my favourite track...



If you have a chance, try and catch their farewell concert on CBC or on some stream, if available.

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How sad.

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That's terrible
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I can't imagine performing, knowing that it would be my last time.

They've been huge in Canada; not so in the US. I was never a fan other than I chuckle at Mr. Downie's "The Hard Canadian", which I posted somewhere recently.


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From Fully Completely through to Phantom Power I was a fan. Esp. Downie's lyrics. Buying their CDs and reading his lyrics was a joy itself. The dude was a poet. An erudite weird frontman he was/is, its surprising they were so huge. Of course all the hockey and snow and Canadian stuff I guess was what really endeared him to the masses.









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Here is a link to live updates for those who might be interested...

LIVE UPDATES: Kingston prepares for Tragically Hip?s final Man Machine Poem tour stop - National | Globalnews.ca

Our wonderful new Prime Minister was there to offer support and as a fan...


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A truly great band. I am really sad. I had the privilege to watch them twice in the concert years ago, but not on this last tour.

My favorite songs:

Bow at high dough


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I've never been a fan, always found Gord Downie's voice prohibitively annoying. But I could always see that they were the real deal, and certainly an antidote to the Bieber and Nickelback-ification of Canadian music. Very sad.
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Justin reallys gets it...

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I've never been a fan, always found Gord Downie's voice prohibitively annoying. But I could always see that they were the real deal, and certainly an antidote to the Bieber and Nickelback-ification of Canadian music. Very sad.
Rush is my favorite Canadian band...I still don't think people give them enough credit.

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Awesome band. Day for Night is one of the best albums ever made. I listened to that album a zillion times when I bought it. Those lyrics!

And one of the best bandnames ever as well!

So sad for Downie.

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Rush is my favorite Canadian band...I still don't think people give them enough credit.
Perhaps not, but the music industry sure does...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ceived_by_Rush

They're in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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