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Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: CANADA DAY - virtual performances- GORDON!!

Well, that’s made my day...

It’s 12 years since I saw Gord. in the Massey Hall.
‘I’ll Tag Along’ is one of my favourites.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

I suppose my problem with this album are the lyrics and some of the music’s similarity to older songs.

GL’s lyrics were very deep and sometimes emotional in his ‘70s songs and that is what’s ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

I’ve listened to more songs and have decided it’s not for me.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: HOT DOCS-IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND - U.S. viewing dates and DVD info

I am waiting to see it in England.


Martyn Miles
Oxford
England.
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Youtube reactors

I thought the Father & Daughter comments very thoughtful and balanced.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Gord's Songs About Summer.

I always thought ‘Summer Side of Life’ referenced Vietnam, in the same way Glen
Campbell’s ‘Galveston’ did.
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Youtube reactors

I have never seen the CRT performance for Canada Day ‘92.
Thanks for making it available.

Martyn Miles

Oxford
England.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

Gail, I’d forgotten how good ‘Sea of Tranquility’ is.
Excellent album...

I have the original record and a CD.
Nice to play it in the car.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,292
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

I love looking back in the archives of this Discussion Forum.
It gives me a perspective on my journey through Gord’s music.

Like Florian, ‘If You Need Me’ is my favourite track on Dream Street...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Audio - in my time (1975)

‘johnfowles’ seems to think that we track every thread on this site,
as he was surprised that ‘Gail’, ‘Imported_Ordinary_Man’ and I missed this the first time around.
There’s more to life than...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Audio - in my time (1975)

I miss all sorts of things these days...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Audio - in my time (1975)

This is a song I haven’t come across before.
Forum: Small Talk 05-07-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Graham Nash Of David Crosby

Like many situations, when it’s over it’s over.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Photo-London 1969

In June 1969, I didn’t know Gordon Lightfoot even existed.
It was the Swinging Sixties and I was spending time in Oxford’s ‘Carnaby Street’,
Little Clarendon Street.
Trendy clothes shops, coffee...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

I still can’t make a decision on whether or not to buy the album...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Adios

Rather forgettable, I think.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,011
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Do you think the song ',For Lovin Me,' is chauvinistic?

Gosh, this subject really has ‘got people going’ in a big way.
It’s brought out some stories I’d rather not know about...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: You Create the Set List

I have just listened to the whole GC album on Spotify.
He also makes a good job of ‘If you could read my mind.’

I only knew Glen Campbell by the really popular songs.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: You Create the Set List

I have just listened to the whole GC album on Spotify.
He also makes a good job of ‘If you could read my mind.’

I only knew Glen Campbell by the really popular songs.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: You Create the Set List

I had never heard GC’s version and it’s superb.
The emotion and deep meanings of the song is beautifully portrayed.

It has always been one of my all-time favourites.
I’ll be honest and tell you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,110
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: My Favorite Gordon Lyrics

I have probably posted this before, but my favourite GL lines come from ‘Something Very Special.’

‘She could be meek and mild of full of fun’ & ‘And when she wanted you she made it plain’
In...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: You Create the Set List

That would be mine, too !
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: What do you like about Gordon Lightfoot?

Simple.
His music will last, as it is complex and meaningful.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,637
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Favorite 'Harmony' Song

I think they’re about equal.

It’s ‘Painter’ that has more duff songs on it, in my opinion.
Doesn’t get played much...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,637
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Favorite 'Harmony' Song

My favourite song from the ‘Harmony’ CD is ‘Clouds of Loneliness’, but
‘Sometimes I Wish’ runs it a close second.

As an aside, I prefer ‘Harmony’ to ‘A Painter Passing By.’
I feel the songs...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,244
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: One single line of lyrics makes the song much better

My lines just have to be from ‘Something very Special’, as they sum up my girlfriend at the time we met.
That was forty years ago and she’s now my wife...

‘She could be straight-laced, or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,172
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Most optimisitc Gord Song

I would nominate Gord’s ‘Hiway Songs’ as an optimistic, positive song.
I’m biased, as it’s on my favourite GL album.

( Perhaps someone will start a thread on their favourite GL album and we can...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Gordon and Amazon ALEXA video

I wouldn’t have an Alexa speaker in my house.
Don’t forget the built-in microphone picks up everything you say and Amazon ( and
others ? ) can use that information.

As an aside, the data...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: VIDEO-IYCRMM - Baton Rouge LA.Feb 13,2020

I find GL’s voice difficult to listen to.
Can’t see me ever going to another concert.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: NEW album - 'SOLO' -LISTEN to SONG - Gord & guitar only - MARCH 20,2020

His voice was much better two decades ago.
When I heard him in Oxford in 2016 I was shocked at the deterioration.
Consequences of constant smoking and old age, presumably.
I wouldn’t spend good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: NEW album - 'SOLO' -LISTEN to SONG - Gord & guitar only - MARCH 20,2020

I’m glad you clarified that.
I thought he’d discovered the CD and then re-recorded the songs recently.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,175
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Original vs Re-recordings.

I’m with you on this one.
When my girlfriend’s ‘long flowing hair became undone’ I was in heaven...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Analysis of Lightfoot career - long read.

‘spocksbrain’ has a point.
I like analysis of a subject, but too much analysis can be negative.
Many of Lightfoot’s songs touch me deeply, others ‘pass me by.’

If I like a painting, it doesn’t...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: NEW album - 'SOLO' -LISTEN to SONG - Gord & guitar only - MARCH 20,2020

I am genuinely surprised how strong his voice sounds. OK, the into. does sound familiar but there’s nothing wrong with that.
The new album will be an interesting listen...



Martyn Miles...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 01-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: What Do You Think Of This Version Of Sundown?

Well, it’s definitely different...
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