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Gord Downie and a Canadian Legacy – October 18, 2017

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My first show with the Tragically Hip.

My mind was reeling all morning upon its initial reading that Gord Downie succumbed to brain cancer. Canada mourns, and with the silence come forth endless memorable riffs. Goodbyes are never easy, and this one was tougher than most others. I’m not prepared, but if I have to.

The Hip came into my life as it started making sense; nevermind the pinball-state thereafter, but they were there, too. The Tragically Hip defined my youth more so than Nirvana and the grunge era ever did. The Hip were at the top of the playlist to the parties of my youth. Continue reading Gord Downie and a Canadian Legacy – October 18, 2017

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Black Days Indeed – May 18, 2017

93crackhouse2Chris Cornell died today, and I didn’t know what to write. Why did it hit me so hard? His was one of the voices to break free of the synth-laden 80s music that still haunts me. His music reintroduced me to appreciation of lyrical loudness. His scream was an amazing addition to the instrumental ensemble that was Soundgarden. Continue reading Black Days Indeed – May 18, 2017