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Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: It's Time For A Summertime Dream.

Usually Lightfoot himself arranged and performed all of his own harmonies. This is the case In Summertime Dream. He had quite a range in his younger days.

But, the band did appear in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,176
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: SUNDOWN @ 40 - June 29-Harbourfront-Toronto

Thanks so much for posting the videos. It was fantastic and brought goose bumps to hear Gordon belt out that verse of Summer Side of Life. Just great. Interesting he changed the lyrics slightly to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: GREAT live photo from 1975

Isn't it cool to see how simple the setup was with no electric guitar, drums or keyboards?

The setup today is so much different, with wires going in every different direction. Barry has what looks...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,307
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: GORDON will be 75 - BIRTHDAY WISHES - post them here

Dear Gordon,
It's been a real journey for me from young adulthood to now and I've had your music along as my constant companion. My father forced me to listen to your music when I was in high school...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,791
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Wolf Trap Concert Vienna Virginia

As far as the 12 string, he has never had pickups installed. He has always used mic only on those. If you'll notice when he does guest appearances and short concerts he usually doesn't pull out the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Looking for 80s Shows

Sorry for the confusion, Borderstone.

I dictated that post into my phone and didn't catch the error. The "our" should've been "are".

I used to have some stuff from 84 or 85 and Gord was first...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By spocksbrain
Looking for 80s Shows

Hi guys,
I haven't posted In a couple of years, but I have been reading the entire time. It is amazing to me and it is very good that he is still out there on the road doing what he does. He did his...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By spocksbrain
Vesta William-Singer on EOM, found dead

Vesta Williams never had any hits, but she'll forever be remembered by this group for her work on the track "Anything for Love". She and Richard Marx, both in their early careers, sang on the track. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Will Someone PM me the link?

Thanks to everyone for their help! What a great show!
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By spocksbrain
Will Someone PM me the link?

I surely would appreciate it. Technology is awesome, isn't it?

Chris
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 29,977
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Terry

I am also in shock. He was a very talented and underrated guitarist. At the same time there never was a more gracious person. I will always treasure the autographs I have. I must admit that I wept at...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Ok,do my ears deceive me or what?

Yes, there are two mixes of IYCRMM.

The mix on the album has no background vocals. The 45 mix does have the background vocals added. Record companies often sweetened single mixes to assure a spin...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,857
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Is It Me? Am I wrong?

With respect to the bard, Lightfoot by his own words is not a rock and roller. However, I agree that Wenner, Robertson and others like John Fogerty and Paul Schaeffer are in cahoots. I've watched...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,528
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: PETERBOROUGH-April 13, 2010

I must admit this performance made me tear up. Great job Gord and band. Thanks for posting that.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

Ah, but you are the one who had the honor of the man calling your phone. Maybe that's a good trade-off.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

Char,
I guess I have you confused with Cathy Cowette. I was reading some older posts and found that she's the one I was probably thinking of. Sorry.

Chris
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

I misread your post Char. I thought you were lamenting about your voice. Whoops. I've heard some of your recordings and I was complimenting your style and delivery.
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

And by the way Char, you have a great voice.

Anyone who wishes can check out my new cover of IYCRMM at http://workshopsoundproductions.com/MusicSamples.html
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

I hope no one gets me wrong. I love the music and the body of work, and the way the band plays these days. But, I have been to two shows recently where all the electric guitar effects were cut back...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: OTTAWA concert review

The argument on this newsgroup now always seems to be that people who believe Gord's voice is gone are the bad gys, they don't get it, etc. It is obvious from these two articles that the general...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,297
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Kingston Ontario (one blogger's thoughts)

Now come on Char. Everyone has a right to their opinion and though I am a diehard fan of Gord, you have to admit that his performing magic is just about nil these days. The blogger was right on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By spocksbrain
Memphis Show Was Kinda Rough-Lyric Change

Gordon's Memphis show was a bit rough. He began with Triangle and there were obvious sound problems from the start. Both the lead guitar and keyboards were occasionally buried by the bass. The vocals...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,312
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: GL's guitar's

Hi again Eagle,

The Fishmans are great pickups. Terry Clements and Gordon both use them and mix them with a mic on stage. Combine that with the rich sound of the Guild, and I say it's a good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,312
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: GL's guitar's

One brand I have not yet seen mentioned is Guild. I play a Guild GAD50, priced at about $1200. They sell for around $750 used, however. They are solid mohogany and have a wonderful sound and great...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,991
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Hi folks!

Ron Jeremy, eh? Ha ha! You sound like a spirited person. I am from wwwaayyy down south in the land of cotton. Jackson, Mississippi is my home. I have always wanted to visit Alberta, though. I have...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,991
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Hi folks!

Hi Nikki! What part of the world are you from? I would assume Canada with the Blue Rodeo/Jim Cuddy thing going on. I was 18 when I first heard Gordon- and I hated it! It was not until a year or so...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,409
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Cover songs for Gordons new CD

How about studio versions of Nighttime and Athabasca Lady, songs he wrote in the 90s and 2000s but has never recorded. When he covers songs now days, they seem to be from more obscure artists (ie....
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,681
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Who is The Watchman?

I believe I'd treat the songbook as canon.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,358
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Happy Birthday to Mike Heffernan

Happy Birthday Mike! He is an awesome asset to the Lightfoot sound.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,681
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Who is The Watchman?

Hmm, well these have definitely been interesting interpretations on The Watchman. As far as the song being very spiritual, could it be that the watchman is God? When he's gone, it's over, you're...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,681
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Who is The Watchman?

Gord has often prefaced the song by saying, "Here's one that's got some things to say, it's pretty deep." I have always taken a more literal reading on it. To me, the Watchman is all of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,342
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Canary Yellow Canoe !

Say, whatever happened to that album of rarities that Gordon talked about so much when the Songbook came out?
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,962
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Analogy

I'd have to go with ole Bob Dylan. When the others are all dead and gone, and some even forgotten, Bob Dylan will still represent America in musical form better than anyone, much as Gordon epitomizes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,602
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: Ghost you cannot see -emotional disconnection

Hi,
If You Could Read My Mind, or IYCRMM as it is known for short around here, is one of Lightfoot's greatest commercial and artistic achievements. I don't believe anyone has ever gotten bored...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By spocksbrain
Re: 1978 WNEW concert questions

Ah yes, this was certainly one of the finest performances from Gordon in the 70s that was captured on tape. I'd like to hear the entire show one day. So far, only an hour or so has been released. My...
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