Since I'm Canadian and have no idea what music actually trickles down to Murica, I'll give a little background here. The Tragically Hip are a revered Canadian band and have been for ~30 years or so, but earlier this year it was revealed that their iconic lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Rather than throw in the towel, the Hip embarked on a final tour, with Gord doing chemo and radiation around the shows. Saturday night was their final stop, in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Over 1/3 of the population of Canada tuned in to the CBC broadcast to watch them pour their hearts out one last time, and they were not disappointed. The clip below really has to be seen to be understood - if the song Grace, Too is not your thing that's ok - skip to around 5:00 to see Gord's reaction to his final show. For starters, Gord's always been one of the most interesting performers, he's a total weirdo and he knows it. But by the end, he weeps onstage during the song, screaming and crying and fighting against what is likely going to kill him before long. I've honestly never seen or experienced anything like it, and I wept right along with him. Much respect to a band and a man beloved across my nation - in Gord we trust. If you're unfamiliar with The Tragically Hip the songs below should ring a bell and blow your mind. Their discography is a lot more incredible than I ever realized.