Tomorrow is Canada Day, so I thought it might be nice to highlight some of my favorite Canadian songs for this week’s Friday Five. These are songs that are about Canada, or places in Canada, or being Canadian, or just have that distinctive Canadian vibe that I love so much.
B. Rich – Out for a Rip
The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon
The Arrogant Worms – Canada’s Really Big
PS I Love You – Princess Towers
Asani – O Canada
Tomorrow is the final stop on the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour. The band will play one final show in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, and then it’s radio silence as the world waits to see if Gord will be strong enough to make more music. As much as the band is preferring not to say this is the final show for them, it likely will be. I was one of the lucky ones to get tickets to the event, so we’ll be there to celebrate and cry with everyone in Kingston. It’s going to be an evening so full of joy and so full of emotion, too. It seems weird to think that this is my very first time seeing the Hip, and it’ll also be the last.
I’ve had their catalog playing non-stop for a few weeks now, so it seems appropriate to devote this Friday Five once again to the Tragically Hip. I shared my favorite songs last time, but there are so many gorgeous tunes. Here are a few of them.
1. “It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken”
2. “My Music at Work”
3. “Ahead by a Century”
5. “Wheat Kings”