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Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2003, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By BrightSide
I must add my enthusiastic agreement that the...

I must add my enthusiastic agreement that the Tony Rice/Lightfoot LP is a must! It's very accessible, even to those who might not always like bluegrass. His cover of "Whispers of the North" is my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2003, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By BrightSide
Thanks, Char! Lovely story & photos. I have...

Thanks, Char! Lovely story & photos. I have bookmarked this page; hope it never goes away.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2003, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,887
Posted By BrightSide
I love trains, too. My Grandpa was a dispatcher...

I love trains, too. My Grandpa was a dispatcher for N&W (Norfolk and Western) in Ohio.

Recommended book:

"The Last Steam Train in America," photographs by O. Winston Link, mostly of N&W trains...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,455
Posted By BrightSide
Disk 4 was the revelation when I first got the...

Disk 4 was the revelation when I first got the set, because I had become a lapsed Lighthead. And it's still the one I go back to most often--funnily enough, I usually head straight for a modest...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,406
Posted By BrightSide
PS. He also said that the "zippo lighter" was...

PS. He also said that the "zippo lighter" was actually a poptop beer can being opened. Carling Black Label, I think.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,406
Posted By BrightSide
Ooo! I know that one! Richard Harison, who...

Ooo! I know that one!

Richard Harison, who worked for Gord at the time as (I think) a sound engineer, said on another board that it was "pick a potato."
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,095
Posted By BrightSide
Seconded! I've said before that I didn't fully...

Seconded! I've said before that I didn't fully appreciate the caliber of artist Gord is for years because of the sheer aural beauty of his voice. I thought that with an instrument like that he must...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By BrightSide
There is a very beautiful post about "If You Need...

There is a very beautiful post about "If You Need Me" by "Donaldfluffy" on page 8 of the "Favorite Lightfoot Song and Why" thread--it touched me almost as much as the song. It's about how Gord's...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By BrightSide
Oma, have you ever checked out eBay? The...

Oma, have you ever checked out eBay? The "Songbook" set is often listed there with bids starting at about $20.00. And the bidding sometimes doesn't go much higher.

If you don't want to put your...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2003, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By BrightSide
Yeah, I do--Gord rocks out!--as he would say,...

Yeah, I do--Gord rocks out!--as he would say, "Alright!"

In fact, I wish he had/would do more stuff like this and "Boathouse." He's got great rock & roll chops.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,660
Posted By BrightSide
Back in "the day" (1970s) of Gord's greatest...

Back in "the day" (1970s) of Gord's greatest popularity, you could have heard almost all his current music at any given time, because that was the era of FM "alternative" radio. These stations (and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2003, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,139
Posted By BrightSide
OK, after several months posting on this board,...

OK, after several months posting on this board, here's my first topic--be kind!

It was suggested by Oma, Gwen, Brink, Cathy, Auburn Annie, and Borderstone's reminiscences in the "Celebration"...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2003, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,469
Posted By BrightSide
I feel terrible for maybe inadvertently being the...

I feel terrible for maybe inadvertently being the cause of your taking offense and cutting out, Bill. But in rereading the above posts, I swear I can't figure out which one was "petty." Only...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2003, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,469
Posted By BrightSide
I'd love to check this out, but what's the URL? ...

I'd love to check this out, but what's the URL?

There are *lots* of Harry Chapin websites!
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,833
Posted By BrightSide
Gwen et al.: Being from Maryland, I tend to...

Gwen et al.:

Being from Maryland, I tend to think of "our" Bay, the Chesapeake, when I hear Gord's nautical songs. Our estuary is not so fearsome as the northern waters, though. MD has a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2003, 10:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,271
Posted By BrightSide
Yeah--if you really wanted to be a purist about...

Yeah--if you really wanted to be a purist about this, Gord doesn't qualify as a folk artist. He's "adult contemporary"!

But be that as it may--my list includes both "traditional" and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2003, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,332
Posted By BrightSide
Border and others, you don't need a credit card...

Border and others, you don't need a credit card to buy things on eBay. I've won (and paid for) hundreds of auctions using postal money orders. Most sellers will take them. They cost 90 cents,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By BrightSide
In our elation at the rescue of this brave young...

In our elation at the rescue of this brave young woman, let's not forget her comrades from the 507th who are still missing. One of them was Pfc Shoshana Johnson of Austin, TX. She's a single mother.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2003, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,394
Posted By BrightSide
When the Hawk's illness was revealed last year,...

When the Hawk's illness was revealed last year, someone on the Band's main site posted a paraphrase of the old saw that "The last things living after a global thermonuclear war would be a rat eating...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,242
Posted By BrightSide
1. Too Late for Prayin' 2. IYCRMM 3. ...

1. Too Late for Prayin'
2. IYCRMM
3. Shadows
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By BrightSide
Gwen, what acronyms? The only one I used was...

Gwen, what acronyms? The only one I used was DVD?

I also used *initials*--GL and LH--for Gord and Levon Helm of The Band. Used LH for Levon (in the same sentence as his complete name) when...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2003, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By BrightSide
Oooh, yeah! The version that's in the movie is...

Oooh, yeah! The version that's in the movie is actually the reprise. Those few seconds just before Dylan starts strumming the chords--the looks on Robertson's, Danko's, and Helm's faces --"OK,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2003, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By BrightSide
Titan, "If you can't follow me down" probably is...

Titan, "If you can't follow me down" probably is a reference to the old blues song "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down"--one of Bob Dylan's favorites when he was performing with The Band (he did it twice...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2003, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,795
Posted By BrightSide
Gee, I hate to bring up what might be a downer...

Gee, I hate to bring up what might be a downer for some folks...especially those who have profound interpretations of this lovely little ditty...but I think "Daylight Katy" was probably one of Gord's...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2003, 11:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,877
Posted By BrightSide
Saw Gord at Merriweather (SP?) Post Pavillion in...

Saw Gord at Merriweather (SP?) Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD, in the early 70s. I had a friend who was a big fan, and I'm ashamed to say that I was so young and ignorant I didn't pay much attention...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2003, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,243
Posted By BrightSide
Haven't heard this one, but I can *heartily*...

Haven't heard this one, but I can *heartily* recommend the "Tony Rice Sings Lightfoot" CD. This is also bluegrass; Rice is considered one of the best--if not *the* best--of the "newgrass" (modern...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,542
Posted By BrightSide
No, my surname isn't Carter--my heritage is...

No, my surname isn't Carter--my heritage is German/Irish. When I was a kid, I wanted a 'cutesy' first name. Now that I am far from a kid, I'm grateful to have an "old fashioned" moniker.

I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2003, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,542
Posted By BrightSide
Hi--former lurker here. I've only been around a...

Hi--former lurker here. I've only been around a couple of months, and I appreciate your attention to bringing forward older topics, John, and telling "newbies" how to access them. I will think...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,649
Posted By BrightSide
I enjoy the opportunity to visit a number of GL...

I enjoy the opportunity to visit a number of GL sites. Except for "THE newsgroup" for reasons I'll not mention here. The post by jf above was disparaging, best wishes for your site Gord...the more...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2003, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By BrightSide
Thanks so much for sharing all of the songs on...

Thanks so much for sharing all of the songs on your site. I'm always so envious to read when people say they don't have every album because they have so much to look forward to. Over the years got...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2002, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By BrightSide
...and the snow lets up." What a gift it is...

...and the snow lets up."

What a gift it is to learn that Gord is home and doing well. I got that gift too this year and was just telling friends today that I can't believe that Christmas is here...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2002, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By BrightSide
I'm actually glad to hear this and was expecting...

I'm actually glad to hear this and was expecting it all along. This is a major illness for which he's still hospitalized. Having had a life-threatening event and surgery myself this year, and being...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2002, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By BrightSide
Whenever I think of Gordon Lightfoot, I picture...

Whenever I think of Gordon Lightfoot, I picture him exactly as in this photo. I have b&w photos. Same threads, may have even been the same concert. This is the memory etched in my mind, even...
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