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  • RIP Gord Downie

    Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

    ​Gord was only 53 years old and died of brain cancer.

    Last year, when it was known that he was dying, the Tragically Hip did a final tour and the last show was televised live across Canada. It was a profound experience where music and love united the entire country.
    "In many ways, most people’s happiness, peace and love are mortgaged to the external situation. So, if the stock market goes up you are happy, if the stock market goes down you are unhappy. But the quality of life is not about what is around you. Our ability to live joyfully here does not depend on the size of the house we live in or the car that we drive. These things make your life comfortable and convenient but the essential quality of your life is how you are within yourself right now."

  • #2
    Great band. RIP Mr. Downie.
    RobRoy: "There is an "honest grit" to his lying."


    • #3
      Prayers Sent...
      You can go right ahead and do that if that's what you want to do.
      (Nice way to show you're not really interested in having a serious discussion, but only in taking cheap shots. No double entendre intended.) Phil O Keefe to Guildo61 02-16-2018

      Hope you have a MAGA day...


      • #4
        I was not a big fan, hence I never knew his name. But I certainly never DISliked Tragically Hip. They did some really cool stuff.

        Yet it always sorrows me to hear the passing of those younger than myself.

        RIP, Gord.

        'Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.' --Homer (Not Dan Castellaneta,the other one)

        The above is not to be taken too seriously.


        • #5
          I've heard some of their stuff, but I really wasn't that familiar with the band.

          From everything I read, the guy was truly an inspiration. R.I.P.