A raven strains along the line of the road,
carrying a muddy, old skull
the wires whistle their approval,
off down the distance
“At the Hundredth Meridian”, The Tragically Hip
So the other day I bought The Tragically Hip’s “Yer Favourites” double CD. It makes me happy. Like my wife said once: “Of course you like the Hip. You’re a Canadian boy.”
It’s a compilation of fan favourites. If I remember correctly, they polled a bunch of random fans about what their favourite Hip songs were. The result is this two-disc set. There are some great tunes in here, too: “New Orleans is Sinking”, “Little Bones”, “50 Mission Cap”, and almost 40 others too.
See when it starts to fall apart, it really falls apart
Like boots or hearts, oh when they start they really fall apart
Fingers and toes, fingers and toes
Forty things we share
Forty one if you include the fact that we don’t care
“Boots or Hearts”
So how’s your music collection?