Tonight, our national television station, the CBC will be broadcasting what will most likely be the last concert performed by The Tragically Hip. If you don't know who the Hip are, then, you are obviously not Canadian. They are our best kept secret. They are the most amazing band which is fronted by the most amazing poet of our times, Gord Downie.
The reason this may be their last concert is that Gord has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. This deadly cancer will kill this amazing man and the whole of Canada is grieving as well as celebrating with him while we still can.
It seems everyone has a favourite Hip song, mine is Bobcaygeon. This band is the very essence of Canada and we seem to have their words and music woven into the very fabric of our lives as though by magic. If you haven't experienced The Tragically Hip, it's not too late. Click on this link to find out how.