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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,203
    Oh man, love what I'm hearing. I've missed out...
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    RygarRygar Posts: 8,685

    Oh man, love what I'm hearing. I've missed out...

    Nah, you're just catching up. It's all new to you, and that's a great thing in itself.
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,203
    Kind of reminds me of Australia's "Hunters and Collectors". Aussie's have extreme reverence for them, kind of like what I'm gathering how Canadian's see this band.
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    MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,620

    Kind of reminds me of Australia's "Hunters and Collectors". Aussie's have extreme reverence for them, kind of like what I'm gathering how Canadian's see this band.

    Yeah, its so regionalized.

    They are huge in Canada, Buffalo, and northern New England.

    I went to a show in like 2009 in a small theater/room in Philadelphia. It was hilarious. The place was packed, but I didnt meet one person from Philly. Everyone was from Canada, Buffalo, or New England.... and the Flyers were there. Great show though.
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    maynardsuxmaynardsux Posts: 1,086
    Feel completely deflated by this news.....the Hip are a defining musical timeline in my life.....my prayers are with Gordie and the boys....if you have never seen them live, take this opportunity to do so...their catalogue is a Canadian treasure and Gordie is a brilliant poet
    '93 Toronto
    '94 Detroit
    '10 Columbus
    '11 Detroit (Eddie solo), Toronto 1 and 2, Ottawa, Hamilton
    '13 London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    '14 Detroit
    '16 Ottawa, Toronto 1 and 2, Chicago 1 and 2
    '18 Chicago 1 and 2
    '22 Hamilton, Toronto
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,747
    edited May 2016
    OMG. The Tragically Hip have booked their Vancouver show for the same night when Pearl Jam is most likely playing Pemberton Fest. Seriously, the timing could not possibly be worse here. SMH. WTF do I do?!?!?! I guess Eddie isn't dying of a brain tumour, so I should choose the Hip??? This reminds me of that time when RNDM played Vancouver the same night as Bruce Springsteen... except this is 10 times worse.
    Surprises me that The Hip would book Vancouver during Pemberton Fest. That's not very good planning. A lot of fans are going to be really conflicted.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,933
    PJ_Soul said:

    OMG. The Tragically Hip have booked their Vancouver show for the same night when Pearl Jam is most likely playing Pemberton Fest. Seriously, the timing could not possibly be worse here. SMH. WTF do I do?!?!?! I guess Eddie isn't dying of a brain tumour, so I should choose the Hip??? This reminds me of that time when RNDM played Vancouver the same night as Bruce Springsteen... except this is 10 times worse.
    Surprises me that The Hip would book Vancouver during Pemberton Fest. That's not very good planning. A lot of fans are going to be really conflicted.

    PJ will be back. Go see The Hip!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,747
    edited May 2016
    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    OMG. The Tragically Hip have booked their Vancouver show for the same night when Pearl Jam is most likely playing Pemberton Fest. Seriously, the timing could not possibly be worse here. SMH. WTF do I do?!?!?! I guess Eddie isn't dying of a brain tumour, so I should choose the Hip??? This reminds me of that time when RNDM played Vancouver the same night as Bruce Springsteen... except this is 10 times worse.
    Surprises me that The Hip would book Vancouver during Pemberton Fest. That's not very good planning. A lot of fans are going to be really conflicted.

    PJ will be back. Go see The Hip!
    Yeah, I guess that's what I have to do, even though it's been 3 years since I saw PJ, and I just saw the Hip last year (and I HOPE PJ will be back... you never know. Maybe they will never play Vancouver again). This really sucks. The Hip shouldn't have booked BC shows during the Pemberton Fest. That was really terrible planning man.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084
    PJ_Soul said:

    brianlux said:

    PJ_Soul said:

    OMG. The Tragically Hip have booked their Vancouver show for the same night when Pearl Jam is most likely playing Pemberton Fest. Seriously, the timing could not possibly be worse here. SMH. WTF do I do?!?!?! I guess Eddie isn't dying of a brain tumour, so I should choose the Hip??? This reminds me of that time when RNDM played Vancouver the same night as Bruce Springsteen... except this is 10 times worse.
    Surprises me that The Hip would book Vancouver during Pemberton Fest. That's not very good planning. A lot of fans are going to be really conflicted.

    PJ will be back. Go see The Hip!
    Yeah, I guess that's what I have to do, even though it's been 3 years since I saw PJ, and I just saw the Hip last year (and I HOPE PJ will be back... you never know. Maybe they will never play Vancouver again). This really sucks. The Hip shouldn't have booked BC shows during the Pemberton Fest. That was really terrible planning man.
    I'm guessing time was of the essence. he is already going to be very fatigued and is also going to be using a teleprompter for the lyrics just in case. I think they had to book it now or never.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BC Posts: 4,799
    They start the tour July 22 in Victoria.
    It's the same weekend as Rock the Shores.
    Why not just play Rock the Shores?They played the first one.
    Now people are going to bail on RTS to go to Save On foods.
    Doesnt make sense
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/21/9 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/4/13 -Vancouver,BC-Rogers Arena-5/6/24
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/22/9 -Pemberton,B.C-7/17/16
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -9/25/9 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/8/18
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-9/25/11 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/10/18
    -Misoula,MT-Adams Field House-9/30/12 -Vancouver,BC-Rogers Arena-5/4/24

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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,747
    edited May 2016
    RobbyD462 said:

    They start the tour July 22 in Victoria.
    It's the same weekend as Rock the Shores.
    Why not just play Rock the Shores?They played the first one.
    Now people are going to bail on RTS to go to Save On foods.
    Doesnt make sense

    Yeah, it blows. It really is going to have a major impact on the events and fans in BC. Whether they were in a hurry to book or not, surely they could have figured something else out, rather than literally booking the worst possible dates.
    NEVER MIND. Drowned Out just informed me that I didn't know when Pemberton Fest is, duuhh.
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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    RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BC Posts: 4,799
    Yes it's the following weekend.
    Why not jump onto Pemberton they played there in 2008
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/21/9 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/4/13 -Vancouver,BC-Rogers Arena-5/6/24
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-9/22/9 -Pemberton,B.C-7/17/16
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -9/25/9 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/8/18
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-9/25/11 -Seattle,Wash-Safeco Field-8/10/18
    -Misoula,MT-Adams Field House-9/30/12 -Vancouver,BC-Rogers Arena-5/4/24

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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,933
    I remember watching SNL the night Dan Aykroyd introduced The Tragically Hip to America and they played "Grace Too". That performance totally blew me away. I still get major chills when I see this magnificent number- easily one of my top 5 favorite SNL performances. Fantastic.

    http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2014/10/Throwback-Thursday-The-Tragically-Hip-on-SNL-1995
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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    These guys and Tool rank right at the top of the list for lyrical genius.

    I discovered these guys back in university living in Vancouver. Every new album they put out was better than the last until, in my opinion, the peaked with Fully Completely.

    The fall off wasn't far though: Day for Night, Trouble at the Henhouse, and Phantom Power are damn good. Not just a light 'damn good'... but a legitimate damn good. Fully Completely is just too freaking awesome to top.

    There were some doozies too, but a more recent World Container is awesome.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
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    dignindignin Posts: 9,304
    In Violet Light is one of my favorites. I don't think it gets enough cred.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJZhc3HAwpc
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084
    edited May 2016
    http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/new-rules-everyone-gord-downie-tragically-hip-going-forward/

    something I said on Twitter yesterday, also said here by Alan Cross:

    Three New Rules for Everyone About Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip Going Forward
    Although we’re still digesting the news about Gord Downie’s health, this special situation calls for some new rules to which everyone–and I mean everyone–must adhere. I humble propose the following.

    1. NO EULOGIZING. Gord is still with us. Let’s not talk about him like he’s already passed on. If you find yourself referring to Gord or The Hip in the past tense, STOP IT.

    2. STOP ASKING ABOUT THE HIP’S LACK OF AMERICAN SUCCESS. It doesn’t fucking matter that The Hip had limited success in the US. There’s only one reason why things didn’t work out: bad record contracts. It had nothing to do with the band being “too Canadian” or the inadequacy of their music.

    3. NO CRYING. I know, this is a hard one. Take a lesson from Gord and the band and live in the moment. Enjoy today because tomorrow…well you know.

    Anyone have anything else to add?
    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084
    I think Day For Night rips Fully Completely. DFN is my fave. But I also love World Container and In Between Evolution.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    I think Day For Night rips Fully Completely. DFN is my fave. But I also love World Container and In Between Evolution.

    World Container is a massively underappreciated and disrespected album.

    I think it is great.

    The last time I saw them... they cranked out So Hard Done By. I love that tune. 50 Mission Cap has to be my favourite song of theirs, but if it has a rival... Nautical Disaster would be it- such unreal lyrics that evoke such powerful imagery.

    So... DFN is a respectable contender, Hugh. But I'm not there with you.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
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    dignin said:

    In Violet Light is one of my favorites. I don't think it gets enough cred.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJZhc3HAwpc

    Silver Jet
    "My brain's a good brain!"
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084

    I think Day For Night rips Fully Completely. DFN is my fave. But I also love World Container and In Between Evolution.

    World Container is a massively underappreciated and disrespected album.

    I think it is great.

    The last time I saw them... they cranked out So Hard Done By. I love that tune. 50 Mission Cap has to be my favourite song of theirs, but if it has a rival... Nautical Disaster would be it- such unreal lyrics that evoke such powerful imagery.

    So... DFN is a respectable contender, Hugh. But I'm not there with you.
    it might be due to So Hard Done By. I get chills with that song every time.

    The first time I heard Lonely End of the Rink, I was hooked. When they started with it at the show, I went ballistic.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

    www.headstonesband.com




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    I think Day For Night rips Fully Completely. DFN is my fave. But I also love World Container and In Between Evolution.

    World Container is a massively underappreciated and disrespected album.

    I think it is great.

    The last time I saw them... they cranked out So Hard Done By. I love that tune. 50 Mission Cap has to be my favourite song of theirs, but if it has a rival... Nautical Disaster would be it- such unreal lyrics that evoke such powerful imagery.

    So... DFN is a respectable contender, Hugh. But I'm not there with you.
    it might be due to So Hard Done By. I get chills with that song every time.

    The first time I heard Lonely End of the Rink, I was hooked. When they started with it at the show, I went ballistic.
    The clever guitar fill in that song just sends it over ther top.

    They killed it live and now it's on every Hip playlist I create. It's going through my head right now.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,747
    edited May 2016

    These guys and Tool rank right at the top of the list for lyrical genius.

    I discovered these guys back in university living in Vancouver. Every new album they put out was better than the last until, in my opinion, the peaked with Fully Completely.

    The fall off wasn't far though: Day for Night, Trouble at the Henhouse, and Phantom Power are damn good. Not just a light 'damn good'... but a legitimate damn good. Fully Completely is just too freaking awesome to top.

    There were some doozies too, but a more recent World Container is awesome.

    Day For Night is easily my favorite, Road Apples 2nd, and TITHH is just as good as Fully Completely IMO (love both of those as well to round out top 4), so I don't feel like the drop came until after Trouble in the Hen House. Then there were several albums that didn't grab my attention much. But I really really like Now For Plan A. Not as good as my top 4, but still a good one IMO. Really looking forward to the new album!! I wonder if they'll have another one after this?? Gord hopefully has at least a few years ahead of him... hopefully they will be years that allow him to work and fully function. The worst outcome here would be for him to suffer a long, slow decline. When it comes to brain cancer, you don't want that. It's pretty much the worst way to go.... thank goodness for the new doctor assisted suicide legislation. For me, brain cancer is the very first thing I think about when I consider why I'm glad the legislation is getting worked out.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084
    he has a few things in his favour; while his cancer is terminal, it is very treatable. and he also had most removed already. so he could have several years ahead of him yet.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

    www.headstonesband.com




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    HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 36,084
    in a little known fact in Hip lore is the fact that they shared a gig with Nirvana before they exploded. Minneapolis I believe. Neither one was billed as the support or main act, so apparently Kurt said "we'll go first" and they did.

    NIRVANA OPENED FOR THE TRAGICALLY HIP.
    Flight Risk out NOW!

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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,747

    he has a few things in his favour; while his cancer is terminal, it is very treatable. and he also had most removed already. so he could have several years ahead of him yet.

    Yes, fingers crossed. It really could go either way (as controllable as it can potentially be, it is equally unpredictable). Obviously we all hope that it goes the best way possible!
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
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