Gord Downie Dead

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10/18/2017 7:46 AM

The Tragically Hip frontman has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 53.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

10/18/2017 7:53 AM

Sad.

If I die of vanity, promise me, promise me,
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 the acts of enormity
And lower me slowly, sadly and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy,

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10/18/2017 8:19 AM

Sad deal . I had the only threesome of my life after the hip show In Columbus. Hip shows were always a good time.

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10/18/2017 9:13 AM

Man, tough week up here. John Dunsworth now Gord.

RIP - huge loss. sad

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HAF

10/18/2017 9:19 AM

Bummer sorry for your loss Canada.

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10/18/2017 9:25 AM

First heard this song at the end of TPB movie and think it's great.

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10/18/2017 9:57 AM

Sad deal, have been a Hip fan since the 90's when you could see them here locally in a bar..

Ahhh, Bellingham in the 90's

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10/18/2017 1:54 PM

Hut wrote:

First heard this song at the end of TPB movie and think it's great.

Me too.

Cool music and guy, RIP.

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10/18/2017 4:46 PM

Seriously - I have never seen this country mourn like this before, for anyone. Gord and the Hip are absolutely everywhere. Personally, it's kind of grown as the day has gone on. Hard to explain, but feels akin to the loss of a close family member. Sad deal even though we knew it was coming....

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HAF

10/18/2017 5:49 PM

ns503 wrote:

Seriously - I have never seen this country mourn like this before, for anyone. Gord and the Hip are absolutely everywhere. Personally, it's kind of grown as the day has gone on. Hard to explain, but feels akin to the loss of a close family member. Sad deal even though we knew it was coming....

For a guy that knew it was coming it seemed as though he was at peace with it. You have to be a very strong individual to keep pushing on and continue to live your life knowing full well your journey with life is coming to an end at any moment.

He's a hell of a lot stronger than me that's for damn sure. Real inspirational individual.

I wasn't into his music but plenty of people were so it goes without saying that he will be missed by many across the globe.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

10/19/2017 12:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/19/2017 12:12 AM

ns503 wrote:

Seriously - I have never seen this country mourn like this before, for anyone. Gord and the Hip are absolutely everywhere. Personally, it's kind of grown as the day has gone on. Hard to explain, but feels akin to the loss of a close family member. Sad deal even though we knew it was coming....

-MAVERICK- wrote:

For a guy that knew it was coming it seemed as though he was at peace with it. You have to be a very strong individual to keep pushing on and continue to live your life knowing full well your journey with life is coming to an end at any moment.

He's a hell of a lot stronger than me that's for damn sure. Real inspirational individual.

I wasn't into his music but plenty of people were so it goes without saying that he will be missed by many across the globe.

As a high school and university student during the 90's in Ontario they seemed popular (I was more into skater punk and rap personally ). To me their music seemed really average, and they seemed to have lost popularity until Gordon the singer got cancer and they did that tour last summer. Today according to my face book feed they were the best Canadian band ever to many... I would not put them in the same league as Rush, The Guess Who, or Propaghandi though. Anyhow RIP, many will miss his music.

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10/19/2017 4:08 AM

That's what makes life so cool sometimes - different strokes make different lives go around.

I'm a big Guess Who fan too - but for me the Hip is above them. I think I might even step out on a limb & put them at least up there with Rush - maybe even a bit above also. Will never forget that awesome hot summer day a few years ago they opened for the Stones here in front of 80,000 of us - epic. Best concert I have ever experienced.

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HAF

10/19/2017 1:19 PM

"New Orleans is Sinking" is the only Tragically Hip song I know and I always love when it comes on the radio. I think this must be the only Tragically Hip song that got any appreciable air play in the States. That's too bad.

Now I have to go back and listen to more of their and Downie's stuff.

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