2016 has taken another precious musical genius, and this time it hurts even more, because Paul MacLeod was one of our own.
MacLeod was the local prodigy that joined Skydiggers and launched an impressive series of solo albums. I’d heard lots of Paul’s music over the years but it was only a short while ago that Uncle Meat told me, “You have to get the CD by this band called Hibakusha. They are the local Rush.” So I did and he was right. 5/5 stars. That was the first CD of Paul’s that I bought.
Paul was very close to a number of friends of mine, Uncle Meat in particular. His heart is now broken, his dear friend gone. Below is my favourite Paul MacLeod video. Recorded live in the downtown streets of Kitchener, “Down on the Street” is simply amazing. There are many people here that miss Paul. Rest in peace.