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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: CBC interview-July 2020

Thank you, Charlene.

Here is a link to the full (10 minutes and 29 seconds) feature that aired on CBC's "The National" last night: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1765656643827.

(The facebook...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: CANADA DAY - virtual performances- GORDON!!

Thanks, Char, for sharing the great news!



The City of Toronto's website (https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/canada-day/ready-for-prime-time/) indicates that Gordon will be...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,258
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Episode of TV Show "Hotel" (1988) with Gordon Lightfoot

Here is a link to the episode of the TV series "Hotel" in which Gordon Lightfoot had an acting role: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQoHZ0H2KOg.

The episode is about 48 minutes long and first...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Off Yonge Street
30 Minutes of GL Songs & Stories - Every Sat. & Sun. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Since about July 2019, Zoomer Radio (AM740 in Toronto (with coverage from "Kingston, ON to Windsor, ON" and "Parry Sound, ON to Pittsburgh, PA") and 96.7FM in downtown Toronto) has been featuring 30...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

I, too, wish that "Plans of My Own" had been included on "Solo". Because "Plans of My Own" isn't on a CD, I very rarely listen to it. I hope that your CD of "Solo" has arrived and you are enjoying...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW PHONE CHAT with CHAR-April 21,2020

imported_Next_Saturday, I think you and I have similar musical tastes. In the thread "Favourite Song on "Solo" Album" that I started on April 14, I wrote:

"I've listened to "Solo" several times...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW PHONE CHAT with CHAR-April 21,2020

Thanks very much, Char, for sharing many details of your recent conversation with Gordon!

I'm very pleased to hear that Gordon is well and apparently in good spirits.​

Based on what I've read...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Adios

Thanks, Affair on Touhy Ave., for making me aware of Adios, Adios (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXqEH-boM4). I enjoyed listening to the song.

It reminds me of Remember Me, I'm The One and It's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

It has now been more than three weeks since Lightfoot's "Solo" album was released.

I've listened to "Solo" several times and decided that my favourite tracks on the album (for now, at least) are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,835
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: John Prine,Gordon,Jim Cuddy,bio author-N.Jennings-house concert-DEATH of Prime-Ap

Below is an excerpt from the book “John Prine: In Spite of Himself” by Eddie Huffman (published in 2015). The excerpt relates to an event that was held at the Coolidge Auditorium in the U.S. Library...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Off Yonge Street
3 Lightfoot Albums Among Amazon Canada's Top 4 Best Sellers in Music

I was pleased to see that, earlier today (about 11 a.m. Eastern Time), three of Amazon Canada's top four "Best Sellers in Music" (across all genres) were Gordon Lightfoot albums!

Solo was #1,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Interview of GL by Robbie Lane - Friday, March 13 - 9 to 10 p.m. ET

Thanks, Charlene, for posting the link.​ (The video of Robbie Lane's 15-minute interview of Lightfoot included a few bits that were edited out of the one-hour radio program that aired on Zoomer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Solo date change

I'm sorry to hear, Rob, that the delivery of the "Solo" album for you will be delayed.

Yesterday, I received a message from Amazon Canada indicating that, because of the "new release date", the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Interview of GL by Robbie Lane - Friday, March 13 - 9 to 10 p.m. ET

An interview of Gordon Lightfoot by Robbie Lane will be aired on Zoomer Radio tonight (March 13, 2020) from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Zoomer Radio can be heard on AM740 in Toronto (with coverage...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW album - 'SOLO' -LISTEN to SONG - Gord & guitar only - MARCH 20,2020

Wayne Francis's review of Lightfoot's SOLO album (https://www.lightfoot.ca/solorevw.htm) indicates that nine of the ten songs on the album are from sessions held in 2002 and one song ("Easy Flo") was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,915
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL Documentary "IYCRMM" Available in Canada on CBC's Free Streaming Service

The documentary movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" is currently available in Canada on CBC Gem (a free streaming service): ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL: IYCRMM Doc to Air on CBC TV (Main Network) - Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020

The following link indicates that the documentary movie Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) will air on CBC Television (i.e., the main CBC TV network, as opposed to the CBC Documentary...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,766
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Tribute Song

I believe the opening line to Aengus Finnan's tribute song titled "Lightfoot" is
"On the road that lies before us, from east to western sea" (rather than "On the road that lies before us, from sea...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,915
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: HOT DOCS-Lightfoot documentary - interviews/photos/articles-Apr.-2019

Earlier this week, I watched the documentary movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" for the second time. (The Mt. Pleasant Theatre in Toronto has been screening the film several times a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Thursday May 23,2019-CTV interview

The story below that is posted on the CTV News website is based on the 5-minute segment of the interview that aired last night on the CTV National News.

Gordon Lightfoot on chauvinism, Drake and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Thursday May 23,2019-CTV interview

Thanks, Charlene, for the heads-up.

The 5-minute segment of the interview (https://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/gordon-lightfoot-on-chauvinism-drake-and-why-he-keeps-going-1.4435355...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,915
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: HOT DOCS -LIGHTFOOT doc to premiere

The website for the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (located at 506 Bloor St. West in Toronto, near the Bathurst subway station) now indicates that the movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,915
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: HOT DOCS -LIGHTFOOT doc to premiere

The website for the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (located at 506 Bloor St. West in Toronto, near the Bathurst subway station) indicates that the movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" (88...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,664
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: 2019 TOUR SCHEDULE CANADA and U.S. dates (so far)

It appears that the Lightfoot concert that had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga has been cancelled...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,102
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: LIGHTFOOT & JENNINGS AT INDIGO books-toronto

I enjoyed attending the book signing on Dec. 4 at the Indigo Bay & Bloor.

For a few years in the mid-1990s, I played indoor soccer with Nick Jennings once per week. Until Dec. 4, I hadn't seen...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,619
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Billboard: Gordon Lightfoot's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

I wasn't able to successfully to change the colour of the font, but I have re-typed the gist of my post below:

Given that the music for "Anything For Love" was not written by Lightfoot (but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,619
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Billboard: Gordon Lightfoot's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

Given that the music for “Anything For Love” was not written by Lightfoot (but instead by David Foster), I always think of “Anything for Love” as a Lightfoot song with an asterisk. (By contrast, the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,812
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: IT's time for a QUESTION:Fave track leading off an album??

Good question, jj.

My favourite three opening tracks from the 20 non-compilation GL albums are (in order):

1. Don Quixote
2. Minstrel of the Dawn
3. Walls
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,501
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Memories of Massey (Massey Hall Memories?) - LIVE cd - April release

This is wonderful news!

It would be great if the CD included GL's renditions of Farewell to Nova Scotia and Nighttime. After a concert at Massey Hall several years ago, I briefly asked GL whether...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,057
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Top 10 Lightfoot Songs as Voted by Canadians in 1988

Although I like both "I'll Tag Along" and "A Passing Ship", I'm not very surprised that neither song made the Canadian "Lightfoot top 10" list in 1988. From what I recall, both songs received...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,057
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Top 10 Lightfoot Songs as Voted by Canadians in 1988

I recently came across an audio tape that one of my brothers made of the final part of a "Gord's Gold" radio special that aired in November 1988 on English-language radio stations across Canada.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Lightfoot to Perform at Massey Hall - May 25-28, 2011

Based on information in the "Tour Schedules" section of Wayne Francis's website on Lightfoot (http://www.lightfoot.ca/tourschd.htm), it appears that Lightfoot has performed at Massey Hall on 147...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Lightfoot to Perform at Massey Hall - May 25-28, 2011

Earlier this week, I received in the mail a brochure for the 2010-2011 season at Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.

The brochure indicates that Gordon Lightfoot will perform at Massey Hall on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,461
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Gordon's deep catalog-favorite overlooked tune?

My favourite songs that were written by Lightfoot and that do not appear on Gord's Gold, Gord's Gold Volume II, GL's Songbook collection or GL's Complete Greatest Hits include the following:

I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,704
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: 4 Lightfoot Songs on Toronto AM 740's "Zoomer 300 List" of "Essential Classic Son

Yesterday, the Toronto radio station AM 740 completed the countdown of its "Zoomer 300" list of the "essential classic songs in a Zoomer's music library".

AM 740 played the list in order based on...
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