We’d congregate in the fall on the driveway, rakes in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for raking leaves. And then, in the winter, shovels in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for shovelling show.
The emotional and nostalgic fervour for Gord Downie continues unabated. His latest solo album release tops the chart in the first week of release and Hip albums continue to populate the best-sellers list.
In the news today, low album sales, Liona Boyd, Geddy Lee, hip-hop nihilism, Sheila E., Gord Downie, Justin Timberlake, Tegan and Sara, Bert Berns, Patti Smith, A$SAP, The Treble, Margaret Thatcher, Harry Styles and Joe Henry.
Those making headlines today include Jessica Mitchell, Gord Downie, Montreal buskers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, INXS, Destroyer, Majid Jordan, Jann Wenner, NAC Orchestra, Moses Sumney, The Royal Alberta Advantage, Fall Out Boy, and Robi Botos.
Featured in today's news roundup are the Fab Four, James Blonde, 54.40, Manitoba Music, Interstellar Rodeo, the Edmonton Music Prize, Winona Wilde, Colleen Peterson, Skookum, Greg Keelor, Gord Downie, Riit, MomenTO, SOCAN, and Ori Dagan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Billboard charts, Red Bull, 40 years of punk, Jann Wenner, David McPherson, Marty Balin, Maureen Forrester, Dustin Bentall, Jackie Shane, Metz, Ria Mae, Halifax Pop Explosion, Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip make today's headlines.
Thinking about our courageous beautiful friend who lived so fully, yes completely, dedicating the time he had to love, to art, and to justice. So many moments when we felt Gord Downie so powerfully. The music yes - always and ever - but also the activism.
Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The band posted a statement online on Wednesday morning, noting that he passed away on Tuesday night (Oct. 17), “with his beloved children and family close by.”
Those making the news today include Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Robbie Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Kennedy, JP Guilbert, the Soul Train Awards, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie, CAO, Freeman Dre, The Abrams, BARK, Janice Staub, Slow Leaves, Old Dominion, and Harold Pendleton.
While Gord was a pioneer in many ways, he was old school in terms of core values like loyalty, especially to his family, friends and, his country.
“The Tragically Hip’s music invited us to explore places we had never been – from Mistaken Point to Churchill – and helped us understand each other while capturing the complexity and vastness of the place we call home.
Those making news today include Nunavut Music Week, Gord Downie, CARAS, Manitoba Music, Tawgs Salter, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, Tim Gibbons, CIMA, The Jim Cuddy Band, Moscow Apartment, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Videos included for your enjoyment.