Gord Downie, Tragically Hip singer, has terminal cancer

I saw the news this morning in an email from the band, and it was a shot to the gut that I still haven’t quite recovered from. I’m one of the rare birds known as an American Hip Fan, going on a solid 14 years now. They are my favorite band, and I got the chance to see them at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach back in 2004. I was right in front of the stage, and it remains the best concert I’ve ever seen.

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I just can’t really put it into words right now. Bowie and Prince were hard because they were artists I liked, but on a personal level this is much worse because I LOVED the Hip.

Fuck 2016. Fuck Cancer.