February 2023 – One Year Closer to 50; Remembering a Legend
Welp, I turned 49.
And that’s enough about that.
Moving on, it’s been more than 5 years, and I still choke up a little when I think about Gord. The Hip is always rotated into my playlist, but recently I’ve been branching out into a few other mix-ins, including some great Bobcaygeon covers:
- Reuben and the Dark: Live at the Edge | Studio
- Scott Helman: Junos 365 Sessions
- City and Colour: Live in Calgary
There was a great tribute sequence at the Junos in 2018 (City and Colour – Bobcaygeon about 5 minutes in):
But Raine Maida steals my heart every time. Watching him sing Ballad of a Poet, especially in intimate acoustic settings, you can just see all of that emotion in his face throughout the performance. None more so than this session at Paste:
This line alone captures the essence of what Gord and his music has meant to me:
Something magical, the crowd was unprepared
And then I circle back to some less famous works by Gord himself, including Introduce Yerself.