Music Monday – "The Golden Rim Motor Inn/Soft water and a colour TV/Can’t afford the luxury"

You probably shouldn’t base your motel selections on twenty year old Tragically Hip songs but when they end up having views like this…

…you should just send Gord Downie a thank-you note and be done with it!  Might be time to update the lyrics though – “Outdoor patio and (now) free WiFi/(Still) can’t afford the luxury”  (Actually, it’s surprisingly affordable considering the view and some of the amenities offered!  We loved the waterslide and pool which we had all to ourselves.)


I asked at the check-in if they had many people mention the Tragically Hip song when they checked in (too embarrassed to admit that’s exactly why I chose this motel) and the clerk said, “Not as much as there used to be when the song first came out but it still happens occasionally.” 

He went on to say (claim?) he was on desk when the Hip checked in.  Their tour bus had broken down in the mountains and he didn’t like the looks of them – a typical long-haired rock band, he thought they’d trash the place.  He then asked if they were still making music?!?     

Man, if Canada’s biggest band made your motel famous, you’d think you might follow their career a bit.  I mean, your motel does have free wireless! 😉 

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Another Kingston-Queen's moment I was there for. Some benefits to being old.
    heather

    Posted 19 Jun 2010 at 9:08 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow – seeing the Hip in the early days? That would've been awesome!

    Posted 05 Jul 2010 at 2:44 am

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