Toronto Mike

The Tragically Hip

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World's Tallest Midgets

Johnny Fay, drummer for my favourite band of all-time, once famously quipped that being the biggest band in Canada is "like being the world's tallest midgets."  I always liked the quote, and I was pleased to see it in an Aspen Times News headline today. The Tragically Hip are in
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Tragically Hip Videos

I'm all about one-stop shopping.  The sole purpose of this entry is to give me easy access to every Tragically Hip video from one convenient page. Here, in chronological order, is every Tragically Hip video.  For more on The Hip, visit my Tragically Hip page. Last American ExitSmall Town BringdownBlow
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Take It To The Bridge

We recently determined that the suspension bridge featured in the Tragically Hip's "Yer Not the Ocean" video isn't the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.  Some suggested it might be the suspension bridge at Scenic Caves in Collingwood, Ontario, but as you'll see below, that's not it either. Is it
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Yer Not the Ocean Video

The Tragically Hip's newest video is for "Yer Not the Ocean".  It features a polar bear and seems to have an environmental message for us all.  Gordie with a message about the environment?  Shocking! Can anyone tell me what park Gord and that polar bear are in?  Where would I
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The Hip Covers Thus Far

The Hip don't perform many cover songs in concert.  I keep detailed statistics of every Hip song I've seen performed live and there's not a single cover song in the mix. On this tour, however, Gord and the boys are singing a different cover each stop.  Tonight I'll be seeing
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2007 Juno Awards

They've announced the nominees for the 2007 Juno Awards in Saskatoon.  The Tragically Hip received four nominations: Group Of The Year, Rock Album Of The Year, Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year and CD/DVD Artwork Design Of The Year. I'm surprised they missed out on a nomination for single
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My Ten Favourite Song References to A Canadian Place

Yesterday I wrote about songs that reference Canada.  I promised I'd share my ten favourite musical references to my home and native land.  Here are my top ten with apologies to Stompin' Tom Connors. "Bobcaygeon" by The Tragically Hip - I'm starting this list with Bobcaygeon because it's a village
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Another Roadside Attraction

All morning I've been fielding emails from Hip fans wanting to know the password for this morning's presale.  This happens every time The Tragically Hip announce a new tour.  If you Google tragically hip presale password, I'm #1 with a bullet, making me a prime target for such queries. When
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