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patybear 03-17-2009 10:17 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Great interviews,I just wish it wasn't quite so dark!I especially liked the part about the cat.Jomo-what a great name! Such a pretty cat,too
Thanks for posting this.
patybear

Germany76 03-17-2009 01:05 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Hi there,
just watched the home video a third time; Iīve read all your comments and I must say I
largely share your insights and comments about the `ghostly mansionīand the not-lived-in impression. I think he left everything the way it was when his wife and children moved out.Considering his illness and the time he spends on the road - maybe he just never found the time and energy to create a new home for himself. I was always wondering whether the aquisition of the new house was a last attempt at saving the marriage. So, with his family living in a different house it didnīt matter to him any more.What Char said about him being outvoted by his family on the subject of moving house seems to endorse that theory..
Anyway, it sure is unlike anything you might see on `Cribsī; so , I regard the house as what it probably is- the remnant of a broken home. Made me very sad indeed.
The only time I had to chuckle was when he made the remark/joke about `Queen Street and the siamese cat `or am I getting anything wrong there? I didnīt get the Mojo/Jomo - thing - whatīs the catīs name after all ? Please help me out . It was nice to post after quite a while (donīt get me wrong- I check in every day after work, thatīs a ritual. i just had a hard time logging in -as always. ) My serious apologies to everyone who contacted me on my account . I never got to see those private messages. Iīll write to you all in person when I have some time on my hands in short.
Love Vera

charlene 03-17-2009 01:47 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
The Rosedale house was sold in 1999 (put up for sale in 1998) (he bought it in 1975) and he and Elizabeth and their two children moved to the home in the Bridle Path area.
I believe she moved out in 2004.

youngstranger 03-17-2009 02:16 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Interesting piece on the house. When he says "I just sleep and eat here" it's a bit like a teenager.

I did not know that his second marraige had broken up, I thought he was still with his wife. Pity.

imported_Next_Saturday 03-17-2009 03:26 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
I couldn't get the web page to work, but here are the direct links to the windows media files:

Gordon Lightfoot interview
http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radi...tfoot_main.wmv

Home tour
http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radi...tfoot_home.wmv

Germany76 03-18-2009 06:55 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Thank you, imported Next Saturday, thatīs the fist link that worked for me to both watch and hear !!! the first interwiew. Shadow man ! I hope they send the cameraman to some retraining. But very nice just the same. Vera

patybear 03-18-2009 09:39 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
To Germany76:
The cats name is Jomo.Its Mojo,spelled backwards.
Hope that clears up your confusion.Patybear

Germany76 03-18-2009 12:09 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Backwards??? 8 semesters of linguistics at Heidelberg University- all in vain! No, seriously, I think my problem is that I have no clue whether Mojo stands for something; only then would the Jomo/Mojo - thing make sense to me. If you have any idea, please let me know.
Thanks so much, Patybear Vera

johnfowles 03-18-2009 12:59 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Saving the two video files to your hard drive is the best option for those like Ron still battling a dial up connection, I can now say that smugly having at long last upgraded to the 21st century and graduated to broadband.
Actually whoever uploaded the single video to filesend.net was really wasting his/her time. because in fact the two links that INS gave may be utilised as either "play now" (in Internet Exploder simply left clicking on them), or for the really adventurous use the right click then "Save Target As" and both files albeit large will download to wherever you dictate.
Here they are on my main "master" desktop (now moved to my GL desktop)
(I created some 15 users on my Windoze XP PC
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfo...my_desktop.jpg
I also tried it with Firefox and found that that ultra clever alternative browser upon a simple left click popped up this most helpful menu
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfo...fox_option.jpg
I have no doubt that those of you running MACs will intrinsically know what to do

charlene 03-18-2009 01:24 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
well the Filesend link worked for a few folks here and in e-mails I sent around so it wasn't a waste of anybody's time..If they choose to save it that's up to them.

johnfowles 03-18-2009 01:38 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 149989)
well the Filesend link worked for a few folks here and in e-mails I sent around so it wasn't a waste of anybody's time..If they choose to save it that's up to them.

Err Umm I never said that you were wasting your time. I was referring only to whoever took the trouble to upload one of the files to filesend.
It was only after I had used the filkesend link that I realised that it only covered the one file and after I had fruitlessly tried to locate the other video file on filesend the penny dropped and I tried and was able to use the two direct links that INS had posted. I thought that others should know that both video files could be grabbed that way.
Now I must see if I can quickly use the two wmv format video files to burn a DVD for posterity.
I suspect the quickest way will be to use SUPER Đ Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
and firstly convert them to the DVD compliant mpeg-2 format

jj 03-18-2009 02:39 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfowles (Post 149987)
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I have no doubt that those of you running MACs will intrinsically know what to do

hi John, actually I had no idea what to do other than to shut off the G5 and fire up my Windows laptop

i didn't know Mac could play a wmv file

rudy sounds a lot different on the radio...i would have liked to see more of a close up of the NewsWeek article...thanks for the links and upload shares:)

rm, good one 'ghostly mansion'...is there anybody home in this house, etc?

btw, isn't Mojo spelled backwards = Ojom? ...it's got such a better ring to it;) ...Vera, have you not seen any Austin Powers flicks? ...mr mojo risin'

charlene 03-18-2009 02:53 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by johnfowles (Post 149993)
Err Umm I never said that you were wasting your time. I was referring only to whoever took the trouble to upload one of the files to filesend.

Well Sir John - considering that my name is beside the post you obviously read that had the FILESEND link, I thinks it's safe to say that you were referencing me.

vlmagee 03-18-2009 03:23 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Germany76 (Post 149982)
Backwards??? 8 semesters of linguistics at Heidelberg University- all in vain! No, seriously, I think my problem is that I have no clue whether Mojo stands for something; only then would the Jomo/Mojo - thing make sense to me. If you have any idea, please let me know.
Thanks so much, Patybear Vera

I assumed that the reference is to the music magazine:

http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/

However, the term has various other meanings, at least one of which I'm pretty sure is not the one Gord or his son had in mind when naming the cat!

Of course, by "backwards", he really meant "with the syllables reversed".

imported_Next_Saturday 03-18-2009 03:42 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 149989)
well the Filesend link worked for a few folks here and in e-mails I sent around so it wasn't a waste of anybody's time..If they choose to save it that's up to them.

And actually the only reason I included the links to the files themselves is because I just wanted to watch it "live" instead of downloading it to my hard drive. So I guess there was an option for everyone who wanted to see it.

Germany76 03-18-2009 07:22 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Thank you, Valerie, that seems to make sense;the Oxford Dictionary gives 3 definitions which all more or less have to do with magic and the power thereof; sounds like voodoo.
Thanks for taking the time. V.

Patti 03-23-2009 12:23 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
After reading some of the posts, I have no desire to see the recent video interviews. Too bad about the big empty house, but maybe that's what he likes. If he was that lonely, he would just invite his corfid fans over to make the place looked lived in. I'm sure he is fine.

Jesse Joe 11-12-2009 08:15 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Now wouldn't that be something Patti...The Corfid fans @ Gordon Lightfoot's Bridle Path ghostly mansion. :eek:


In the song "On The High Seas" he doesn't want to own the key.

But hey I want to own a key to that ghostly mansion, where souls are set free.

When do we move ? Who's gonna be the cook...aso ! :biggrin:

Miss B. Haven 03-12-2010 10:44 AM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
Here's a better look at that hat!!! www.bigguyhats.com
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/a...70/bgh6092.jpg

charlene 06-24-2013 07:14 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
just updating some out of date links.

http://www.680news.com/2009/11/19/68...don-lightfoot/

http://www.680news.com/2009/11/19/68...ghtfoots-home/

charlene 12-01-2018 05:08 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
anyone have up to date files/links??

charlene 03-30-2019 05:04 PM

Re: Two Recent Video Interviews of GL by Rudy Blair (680 News)
 
???


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