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#1 matthewvh

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 07:56 PM

Did anyone, particularly the Canadian folks on here, watch the broadcast of their live show? If not, or even if you did and want a copy, here is a download link a friend of mine posted. It's a mkv file, though, so you'll probably need a VLC player

 

This is a good VLC player I've heard (and it's free) videolan.org/vlc/index.html

 

Link: https://t.co/vlgLKyuZv4

 

 



#2 mrthompson

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:38 PM

Awesome, man.  

 

"Grace, Too" was such a beautiful but difficult performance to watch.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...e-too-1.3729871



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

Yeah I watched that clip a couple nights ago. The whole situation is so so sad.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:40 PM

Yes watched it live as well. Nothing but Love for the man and band. It is sad indeed but a total classy way to say goodbye.

American networks like MTV or VH1 missed their chance for millions of US viewers to watch one of the best bands and top front man to ever place foot on a stage.

Truly one of the greatest bands EVER.  Tragically Hip will be missed immensely around my hometown.



#5 J.C.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:09 PM

I've never been a big fan of the band (could never get into Downie's voice), but it's a very sad situation indeed.  Glad the band got an appropriate sendoff.



#6 Robinski

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for the download.

 

I've been a fan of The Tragically Hip forever. Their music has been a big part of the soundtrack of my life. My first date with my husband was a Hip show at UBC in Vancouver and we made sure there were Hip songs on the DJ's playlist at our wedding reception. Over our 25 years together, we have seen many Hip shows, and loved them all.

 

I was gutted when I learned of Gord Downie's awful cancer diagnosis. I love the guy. I love watching him perform. His stage antics are so wildly entertaining and exhilarating and crazy. Yet he's also this great poet - his lyrics are amazing.

 

My husband and I went to the show in Ottawa (where we live) and watched the final show in Kingston on TV at home. ("Grace,Too" was so raw and emotional.) The Tragically Hip gave their fans a tremendous gift with their final tour. I'm extremely grateful for that, but I'm sad for Gord and sad that I'll never see The Tragically Hip perform again (barring some miracle).


Edited by Robinski, 24 August 2016 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:35 PM

Can't stop listening to them lately.  That last concert was such a collective moment.  So incredibly sad.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 02:41 PM

I've never paid much attention to this band, but of course all this press due to their last concert is making me want to check them out.  What's good for a beginner?



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 07:52 PM

I've never paid much attention to this band, but of course all this press due to their last concert is making me want to check them out.  What's good for a beginner?

Road Apples, Fully Completely or Up to Here to start as far as studio but the magic really happened at the live shows. Search one out on youtbe,



#10 mrthompson

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:18 AM

A few of their catchier tunes...

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPJ2rcYQC88



#11 Robinski

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 10:55 AM

They have so many great tunes! I love Poets.

 

Two of my all-time favourite songs are Hip songs: Blow at High Dough and New Orleans is Sinking.

Both from Up to Here.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:28 AM

Gord Downie's illness has moved me to re-visit the lyrics to some of my favourite Tragically Hip songs. A couple of verses from the song Gift Shop:

 

The beautiful lull

The dangerous tug

We get to feel small

From high up above

And after a glimpse

Over the top

The rest of the world

Becomes a gift shop

 

We're forced to bed

But we're free to dream

All us human extras

All us hearded beings

And after a glimpse

Over the top

The rest of the world

Becomes a gift shop


Edited by Robinski, 29 September 2016 - 09:22 AM.


#13 mrthompson

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:21 AM

:(



#14 Robinski

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:23 AM

I can't read the lyrics to Ahead by a Century without crying.


Edited by Robinski, 29 September 2016 - 09:30 AM.


#15 mrthompson

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 01:36 PM

I hear ya.  Gord's lyrics have even more poignancy nowadays.



#16 mrthompson

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 02:18 PM

“The Stranger” Official Video - Gord Downie - Secret Path

 



#17 Robinski

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:12 PM

I didn't know much about residential schools before Gord Downie started speaking out about them. Like he said, Canadians aren't taught about them in school. I educated myself and am just horrified by what was done to those children and their families over many generations. I have a much greater understanding of why many of our aboriginal peoples struggle today. Spreading awareness about aboriginal issues in Canada is Gord's legacy, and I love him even more for it.



#18 mrthompson

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

^Same.






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