Friday, July 1, 2016

Song of the week: "Looking for a place to happen" - The Tragically Hip

If you don't like The Hip, you might find this feature tiresome.  That's fine.  Anyone with that kind of negativity isn't someone I want reading this anyways.

I've written a lot about The Hip lately, for obvious reasons.  But today is Canada Day, and there's no way to let this opportunity slip by.  There's precisely one band in Canadian history that could write a rock song about Jacques Cartier meeting First Nations and have it become a hit single.

"Looking for a place" also features probably my favourite single Gord Downie lyrics: "It's a vain pursuit, but it helps me to sleep."  Downie is the master of cryptic, esoteric, evocative lyrics, and this one really stands out for me.  We all have vain pursuits.  So today, our national holiday, go out and pursue them.

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