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celebrating Gord and the Hip

It’s 9 p.m. Saturday night and I am, of course, along with much of the rest of this country, watching the last concert of the Tragically Hip on CBC TV. What a profoundly moving experience, to watch a man dying of brain cancer singing his heart out, with his band, to enraptured fans who have come to celebrate his life and say goodbye.

Here’s a most beautiful article about the man, the band, the music, and this beloved country of ours:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/watching-canadas-biggest-rock-band-say-a-dramatic-goodbye

P.S. I admit, I was not a fan, didn’t know their music and even now, listening, it’s not quite my thing, though I love that their hit song features Bobcaygeon – who else could say that? But I admire the courage and artistry of the man and am thrilled to be part of something that means so much to so many of my countrymen.

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