Gord Downie, lead singer of great Canadian band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer…and I feel sad, as if I’m about to lose a friend. Their music has been a big part of the soundtrack of my life for 30+ years, and that man’s voice is one that I can close my eyes and conjure up immediately…..I’m bummed. I can’t imagine how his friends, family, and band mates must feel – cancer sucks. Let’s listen to some of their greatest hits:
I hope that their final tour passes through Texas, so that I can go. If not, I can take tremendous comfort in the fact that I just saw them in October, on a perfect night in Houston, with friends that I love in a venue that I adore…it was a perfect show, and a perfect night.