The Tragically Hip release their 9th album on June 29, 2004 which — for many — ends up being a bit of a statement on the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Two years after his death, Gord Downie has been named Ontario’s first-ever poet lauerate. This comes from The Poet Laureate of Ontario Act, which was passed last Thursday during the Ontario Government’s final legislative workday.
Source: A Journal of Musical Things
“The carefully curated, technicolor details on Gord Downie’s final album Introduce Yerself, out this week, make it easy to forget the walls of Downie’s mind were threatening to crumble during construction.”
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