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sillygoil
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posted 14 April 2005 08:14 AM      Profile for sillygoil     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
YAY!! Gordon Lightfoot is going back on tour!!!

Gordon Lightfoot Goes On Tour

The man is a national treasure - I hope he plays all over Canada. When we are plagued by ongoing sponsorship crap, national unity issues and posturing by politicians, Gordon Lightfoot reminds us of who we are, where we are from and what we can aspire to.


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Anchoress
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posted 14 April 2005 08:40 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He is a national treasure.
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skdadl
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posted 14 April 2005 08:50 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yup.
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Stephen Gordon
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posted 14 April 2005 09:40 AM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
And he's from Orillia, too!

Okay, he left as soon as he could and hardly ever goes back, but that's normal.


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Cueball
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posted 14 April 2005 12:47 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here is a Kazaa download for you: The Rheostatics do the Edmund Fitzgerald. Lightfoot purist probably wont agree, but I have played it for so many people who have said its better than the original.
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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 14 April 2005 01:11 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lightfoot remains a taste unacquired.
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Boom Boom
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posted 14 April 2005 02:11 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have all of Lightfoot's albums up to about 1990 on LP records. I'm going to try and obtain what I don't have on CD (as with Murray McLaughlin). I've never seen Lightfoot live, but I've seen and listened to McLaughlin dozens of times. Lightfoot, McLaughlin, and Ian & Sylvia have remained my favourite folkies for a long, long time, as well as Stringband (hi, Bob!) but I only have four or five Stringband LP's. I love Stringband - they're great. Also Perth County Conspiracy (does not exist). And a handful of other Canuck folkies such as Valdy, the late Colleen Peterson, Bruce Cockburn, Stan Rogers, etc....
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sillygoil
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posted 14 April 2005 06:22 PM      Profile for sillygoil     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm just so happy that he is all better now and playing music again... wonderful news!
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Boom Boom
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posted 14 April 2005 07:15 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CBC did a special on Lightfoot last year, an interview by Peter Mansbridge, with Gord's backup musicians, they did three songs I think - it was amazing. He looked very good. I'd love to see and hear Lightfoot live.
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artfuldodger
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posted 14 April 2005 08:15 PM      Profile for artfuldodger     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OHMYGOD OHMYGOD, i don't care how much it costs, I am goin!
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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 14 April 2005 11:15 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I would be wonderful to see him. Man, talk about the songs of your life. Doesn't look like he's coming anywhere near me though.

And he mentioned my home town of Cleveland in "Edmund Fitzgerald." But every time I hear that song I'm reminded of November ice storms coming in off Lake Erie. I'm 13 again and bringing in firewood at my parent's house. I've always said the best music is evocative. "If You Could Read my Mind" is one of my all time favourite songs.


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Hephaestion
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posted 15 April 2005 05:11 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by artfuldodger:
OHMYGOD OHMYGOD, i don't care how much it costs, I am goin!

Heh... I went with my sister to a GL concert many, many years ago. She was in a lunky leg cast and wheelchair, so we got the okay to put her a little to the side, right up front! (With me on a folding chair nearby, as her faithful, loving brother and attendant... It also didn't hurt any that my other sister was dating the manager of the concert hall at the time.)

Well, we got a chance to go backstage during the break, and Gord signed her cast with a big black marker and gave her a kiss (she nearly swooooooned! ), and when things got going again, he dedicated Go Go Round "to that pretty lady with the nasty old cast in the front row"... my sister was on cloud nine!

Fast forward 20-something years... she's *still* got that cast, and her "I kissed Gordon Lightfoot" story has been told so many times that her kids can recite it word-for-word, while her hubby smiles indulgently.

PS: Gord rawwwwks! And he's a really, really, really warm and friendly non-big-headed "star", too. Super nice person, which counts more in my books than all the rest.


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sillygoil
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posted 15 April 2005 07:15 AM      Profile for sillygoil     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gordon Lightfoot paints a picture of the human experience in his songs I think - sometimes I listen to his songs like The Wreck of the Edmumd Fitzgerald or The Canadian Railway Trilogy and I can actually see his words or the images his lyrics evoke.

He is to Canada what Bob Dylan is to Americans - just not nearly as strange and a much more pleasant singer to listen to. So I am not at all surprised that he dedicated a song to the lady in the cast, he has always been a class act.

I really hope that he adds some Canadian dates - I am so happy he is healthy again.


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