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RIP Gord Downie
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:10:28 PM »

Frontman for The Tragically Hip.  :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxGYnZCeTY
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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 06:00:31 PM »

Saw his obit and thought about you, Two.....you hipped me to these guys years ago. Sad day, indeed.
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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 08:30:55 PM »

I was curious if there were other examples of bands that are HUGE in their native country, but not so much elsewhere.  The Hip had pockets of rabid fans in the US and Europe, but nothing like here. I guess it helps that just about every song was about Canada.
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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 08:28:36 PM »

Searching for Sugarman.  That movie I posted about.  Its the ultimate example of what you asked.  I dont want to say more in case you watch it.
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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 07:34:13 PM »

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Re: RIP Gord Downie
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 06:58:27 AM »

That's a great story....Gord sounds like he was one of a kind.
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