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    Rocky Bow BMW Riders #197 bogthebasher's Avatar
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    R.I.P. Gord Downie

    Canadian Poet, Artist, Musician.

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    I'm thinking the lack of response to this post is 'cause he was a good Canadian boy and the 'Hip sang midnight, old-timer hockey. I doubt that my friends to the south could groove to "50 Mission Cap" or "38 Years Old" but I could sure take a snappy on a pancake and feel 14 years old with the music in the arena.
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    What a shame. Only 53 years old and gone so soon. Although I was not a big fan of the Hip, he certainly captivated a lot of folks with his thoughtful Canadian based lyrics. He will be missed. Cancer is such an insidious hidden enemy!

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    Tonight millions of us in Canada are transfixed watching #LongTimeRunning... Gord and the Tragically Hip's last summer tour after his brain surgery. Incredible courage - awesome talent till the very end.

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    This is why Gord Downie made a great example:

    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/lo...451733403.html

    This kid played hockey for me and influences like Gord turned them into men.
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    I always like the Hip. Great in concert and their songs stand the test of time. I don't know if I would have the "courage" or concern to spend my last living days helping others and putting on one last set of concerts for his fans. Everytime I drink a bottle of Mill St 100th Meridian beer, I think of Gord and the Tragically Hip

    At the hundredth meridian
    where the great plains begin......

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