Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mapping the Tragically Hip


It has been a good week for Canadian music maps. On Tuesday we reported on the Canadian Geographic: On the Coast map of Canadian locations featured in popular song lyrics. Now there is a new map of locations mentioned in the songs of the band Tragically Hip.

Gord Downie the lead singer and lyricist of the band has been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. To help commemorate his career and music CBS has created an interactive map of the locations mentioned in Downie's lyrics.

Looking for a Place to Happen uses the story map format to take you on a tour around Canada and the songs of the Tragically Hip. As you scroll down the page the map automatically pans to a location mentioned in one of Downie's songs. If you turn the 'autoplay' option on then the map also automatically plays the relevant song.

Each song is also accompanied with a brief textual description of the song and an excerpt from the lyrics.
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