It's been 48 hours now since the announcement, and I'm still reeling from the news. Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that Gord Downie has glioblastoma multiforme, aka (in my words) the jerk of brain cancers, the worst of the worst. I've known two people to die from glioblastoma -- my brother (died 2010), and a friend (died 2009, the week before my grandma). My thoughts and prayers are with the band and their families, and I send the very best wishes I can from the American side of the border.
The Hip have never had the recognition they ought to have had here in the United States, and I have my private theories about that. It's a shame because no other music group has given a voice to my generation as they have, and they have done so with integrity and honesty.
There is so much more I would like to say, but I think I've said all that needs to be said.