Reader “gobsmacked” at Downie attention

October 25, 2017   ·   1 Comments

I am compelled to write about the passing of Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip.
It’s never easy when someone dies, but with all due respect to his fans, I am gobsmacked at the level of attention his passing has received.
Yes, Gord Downie was a famous Canadian singer and, yes, he did some good things for others, but he was no Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney on an international scale?
It is respectful to pay tribute to a successful artist, but I am stunned at the amount of attention this singer has received since his passing.

S. Greig



Readers Comments (1)

  1. boblepp says:

    This letter is proof there are people out there with no Internet access letting them look at the life and times of Tragically Hip on the world scene.

    Please, S., borrow a computer and check them out. They make me proud to be a Canadian.

    I know a guy, whose “Uncle Dan” offered to drive him on a bar hop around Kingston with the Hip in the back seat of a 1969 Continental… and he turned it down, said he had school work to do.

    he and S. belong together.

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