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Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2002, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bill Allen
Yes Chuck, I too attended a Salute Concert in...

Yes Chuck, I too attended a Salute Concert in 1983. We don't see him around here in Okla. often, and was so dissapointed to see our Front row tickets to the St. Louis Concert cancelled. But...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2002, 04:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,765
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman: ...

quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
Personally, I don't see how anybody can even attempt to say that the Beatles are a better band in any way shape or form. They just don't have what it takes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2002, 09:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,765
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by 2Much2Lose: I didn't...

quote:Originally posted by 2Much2Lose:
I didn't see Derek's reply as I was writing mine (above).

I agree with everything he said.



But...but...I agree with everything YOU said! ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2002, 12:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,765
Posted By Bill Allen
Hmmm...in terms of songwriting, this is always...

Hmmm...in terms of songwriting, this is always sort of a tough one. As some people have alluded to, there is a subtle difference between who is one's favorite, and who is "the best." Yes, Gordon...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2002, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,852
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by Cathy: Listen...

quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
Listen again, James. It's the sound of a pop top being pulled from a can, someone drinking, then "Ahhhhhhhh".
How much did Derek pay you to make you say these...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2002, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by wattsdmatter: I last...

quote:Originally posted by wattsdmatter:
I last saw Gordon in Milwaukee in April 2001 2 nights running, and sadly never took notebook nor pen. However I remember 2 new songs, the much mentioned "No...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2002, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by wattsdmatter: Thank...

quote:Originally posted by wattsdmatter:
Thank you for clearing that up for me. Next stop, 2 nights in Orilla to see the man (Gordon not Bob.)1 night in Stratford to see, who else? Gordon. Looking...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2002, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by Rebecca: I may be...

quote:Originally posted by Rebecca:
I may be wrong, but I believe that Bob Doidge
is something like a recording engineer and that he was involved with the recording of APPT. I don't think he is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2002, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Bill Allen
Hey, thanks for the setlist and report from...

Hey, thanks for the setlist and report from Fresno, Heather! Wish I could have gone to that one, but there's no way I would have been able to swing it. http://www.corfid.com/ubb/frown.gif
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2002, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bill Allen
[QUOTE]Originally posted by TheWatchman: [B]I...

[QUOTE]Originally posted by TheWatchman:
[B]I always assumed that they used the house system wherever they played. I also thought that GL used the house soundguy. Does GL have his own sound tech?...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2002, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bill Allen
For those of you who also read the...

For those of you who also read the alt.music.lightfoot newsgroup, I apologize for the repetition! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif But here is my report from tonight's concert:

Good evening...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2002, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By Bill Allen
That's a really interesting point, mende. The...

That's a really interesting point, mende. The funny thing is I've felt much the same way...except that I put the change one album after you did! I always had it in my head that the change occurred...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2002, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bill Allen
Hi gang! There is a lovely article in this...

Hi gang! There is a lovely article in this morning's NY Times regarding Eva Cassidy. (For those of you who might be unfamiliar with her, she's a marvelous--well, in my opinion anyway!--singer...she...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2002, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman: I don't...

quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
I don't think that Salute is one of his better albums at all. Whispers Of The North is a great song. Biscuit City is excellent! ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2002, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,354
Posted By Bill Allen
Yes dalyot, you must be reprimanded. From a...

Yes dalyot, you must be reprimanded. From a musicians perspective, the songs on Salute are original and inventive. The differing styles on the same disc just add to the brilliance.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2002, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by seahawk11: I agree,...

quote:Originally posted by seahawk11:
I agree, this is just about his most over-looked record, I think because it came so quickly on the heels of 'Shadows'. 'Tattoo' is one of his most wonderful...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2002, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By Bill Allen
Thanks Adam! Great review, with some excellent...

Thanks Adam! Great review, with some excellent and very thoughtful insights. My appetite is REALLY whetted for next week now!

Thanks again!
Derek
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2002, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,565
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by seahawk: Has Gord...

quote:Originally posted by seahawk:
Has Gord ever won a Grammy????

According to Wayne Francis' site, he's been nominated for four of them, but never won. This is (shamelessly) taken from Wayne's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2002, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by Brian 57: I was...

quote:Originally posted by Brian 57:
I was wondering if maybe the sudden voice change for Salute wasn't really a physiological change but an electronic one. That is, did they drop out the bottom of...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2002, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By Bill Allen
Thanks for the post--and you did fine with all...

Thanks for the post--and you did fine with all the titles! Nice to see he's doing "Drifters" again...that one sorta dropped out of the rotation for awhile I think. As for "Big Blue," he's often...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2002, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,354
Posted By Bill Allen
<<Originally posted by Wes Steele: ...

<<Originally posted by Wes Steele:
[B]"Knotty Pine" / Salute was a big change in GL's style. "Knotty Pine" was the first song GL played with an electric guitar. I can remember at Massey Hall in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2002, 11:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,355
Posted By Bill Allen
I will take this topic to mean it doesn't...

I will take this topic to mean it doesn't necessarily matter if he normally doesn't play them live--that this is a complete "wish list!" Here are my current five (in no particular order):

I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2002, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bill Allen
<<Get Bored more often.>> I'm...

<<Get Bored more often.>>

I'm planning to send Cathy a set of Financial Accounting Standards Boards pronouncements. That should bore her so much she'll be firing out mp3s like a machine gun! ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2002, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,280
Posted By Bill Allen
To Florian or anyone: I thought Salute...

To Florian or anyone:

I thought Salute (1983) was a classic. It has four or five gems and I cannot believe some of the songs are not on greatest hits albums (This Tatoo). Strangly, I cannot find...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2002, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,632
Posted By Bill Allen
<< Gord rarely used an opening act, but...

<< Gord rarely used an opening act, but back then his opening act was Doc & Merle Watson, with T. Michael Coleman on bass. It was a tough act to follow. Gord's lack of verbiage is not new as I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2002, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,632
Posted By Bill Allen
quote:Originally posted by Westernstar9: I...

quote:Originally posted by Westernstar9:
I must admit. You really had me going there! I was also at that concert. I may have even spoken to your mother and/or father. Gord rarely used an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2002, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,632
Posted By Bill Allen
Well, the first concert I saw was in 1974 (I...

Well, the first concert I saw was in 1974 (I think!) at Frost Ampitheatre at Stanford University. Having only just recently experienced my "Lightfoot Epiphany," with Don Quixote, this was just too...
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