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The Tragically Hip

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Hip Special

Fans of The Hip should mark December 7th on their calendars.  Global Television is airing a special entitled "That Night In Toronto" at 22:00 EST. To borrow a piece I just read in The National Post, "If you don't love the Tragically Hip, then you just don't love Canada.
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A Museum After Dark

A few weeks ago, Stephen Dame wrote me to ask if it was okay to link to this picture from his Tragically Hip site.  It was that day that I first visited A Museum After Dark. It's a tremendous resource for Hip fans.  I love the thoroughness of the extraordinary
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Tragically Dipping

There's a neat interview with Gord Downie in today's Globe & Mail.  At the conclusion of the interview, Brad Wheeler notes the declining sales of Hip albums.  Here are the sales statistics. The Tragically Hip (1987) 350,000Up To Here (1989) 1,250,000Road Apples (1991) 935,000Fully Completely (1992)
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Hip Fans Get It

The Buffalo News posted a review of Hipeponymous this morning.  Hipeponymous is the box set released to celebrate twenty years of The Tragically Hip. In this review, the Hip are compared to opera.  Here's an excerpt: Hip fans get it. Trying to explain just what "it" is to non-believers is
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Hipeponymous Trailer

The Hip show I attended last November was filmed for the DVD "That Night in Toronto", which coincidentally was exactly what I named my review of that show.  "That Night in Toronto" will be available soon by its lonesome or as part of Hipeponymous. Fellow Hip fans will definitely want
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Hipeponymous

Back in April I wrote about the poll being conducted by The Tragically Hip in celebration of their twentieth anniversary.  We were asked to list our ten favourite Hip tunes so I did.  Here's what I wrote that day, in alphabetical order. Ahead By A CenturyAt The Hundredth MeridianBlow At
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Baker and Northey on Y108

I heard Rob Baker and Craig Northey on Y108 last night.  They were live in the studio playing some songs from their Stripper's Union collaboration.  Baker, of course, is from The Tragically Hip and Northey was from The Odds. They sounded great, but that's not the purpose of this entry.
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Twentieth Anniversary

A reader of this site emailed me this link.  The Tragically Hip are celebrating their twentieth anniversary and they're having a poll to decide what songs appear on their greatest hits.  They're careful not to call it a "greatest hits" collection, instead preferring to refer to it as "an album
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Tragically Hip Reminder

The Tragically Hip will be performing two songs live tonight at the Junos.  They're also being inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame so you won't want to miss that. In addition to performing and being honoured, the Hip are up for two Junos.  They're nominated with Billy Talent, Great
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Gord As Ken

The Tragically Hip's lead singer Gord Downie was auditioning this week for a role as Hall of Fame goaltender Ken Dryden in a made-for-TV miniseries about the 1972 Summit Series. As I type this, there is a picture of Paul Henderson celebrating "The Goal" in 1972 on the wall above
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Hip Clarification

I previously mentioned that The Tragically Hip will be making a cameo appearance on "Corner Gas" on February 28, 2005.  It turns out The Tragically Hip and Colin James are both scheduled to star in an upcoming episode of the show, but it's actually set to air on March 14,
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Corner Hip

Fellow fans of The Tragically Hip will want to tune into CTV's "Corner Gas" on February 28, 2005 to see a cameo appearance by the band. You may want to stick around for "Degrassi: The Next Generation".  If the stars align, there might be a Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith
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That Night In Toronto...

There's something special about a live performance by The Tragically Hip.  I saw them for the eighth time last night, and here's the synopsis you've waited so patiently for. The Joel Plaskett Emergency - The Joel Plaskett Emergency opened for The Hip when I last saw them on Canada Day,
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The Setlist

I just got home from watching The Tragically Hip at the ACC tonight.  It was a great show and I'll write a more detailed synopsis tomorrow. I have updated my Tragically Hip page with tonight's setlist and I've updated the song statistics on that page. More tomorrow.  Good night everybody.
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Canadian Music Hall of Famers

In the no-brainer decision of the year, The Tragically Hip will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at next year's Juno Awards.  The 34th annual awards will be broadcast April 3, 2005 from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I'm listening to In Between Evolution right now, in full pre-concert preparation
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