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Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,481
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: LIGHTFOOT by Nicholas Jennings - Sept.2017

Hi folks!

I haven't posted for awhile, but I've just finished Jennings' book and thought I'd write up a thought or two about it.

I don't want to post any "spoilers" so I'll just say I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Roanoke Tonight

Glad everybody had a good time in my old home town!

Couldn't get back there for this show.

My high school graduation was held in that theater way back in '72. Been to a few shows there and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,317
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: PRESS RELASE - CD songlist and cover picture

Got mine from Amazon on the 17th.

On the whole I believe the mix is fine. As I said before, a live mix is nice to pick up on a few technique bits. I'm always interested how Gord can vary his 12...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,317
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: PRESS RELASE - CD songlist and cover picture

Looking forward to it.

As an instrumentalist, "live" recordings are always good to catch technique bits, guitar or vocal, with no studio "enhancements." Sitting around the living room with my 3...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,484
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: EMR cover - Meredith Lightfoot

Her voice is nice and strong.

Playing the guitar finger style and about twice as slow as Dad does on the 12-string is different.

The guitar playing is weak, but she'll get better. Finger style...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,634
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Sing me a song like Gordon Lightfoot"-The Krayolas

Yeah, that "He was..." stuff kinda bugged me too.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: what about hurricane irene

Johnnie,

Thanks for your thoughtfulness regarding Irene.

While it may be hard for anyone not living in the US, or New York for that matter, to understand, New York City isn't the entire United...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Durham NC article

Hello Jim,

Welcome to the group.

I'm a former "ink stained wretch" myself.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Favorite Terry Clements licks?

I would love to know the story of the WOTEF recording sessions.

Terry is doing so much in that song. Of course the lead rifts, but there are so many little one or two note accent pieces that are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,258
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Terry

Boy,

I haven't checked in for awhile. This is very sad.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: The Moment Your Realized....I'm A "Lighthead" !

I've probably told this one before, but it started when my younger sister bought IYCRMM album, not long after I got my first guitar.

I was a HS sophomore. My music interests ran to acoustic...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,928
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Have To Say Something...

Yes indeed!

Thanks Char.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,244
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Photographer wins Karsh award - took portrait of Lightfoot

I really like the shot in Massey Hall that Char posted!

I've made my living from photography for 30+ years. One of the best compliments one photog can give to another:

"Damn! I wish I'd taken...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Guitarists: which songs does/did he play with capo in 3rd position?

I've caught Gord in concert this year and last year. The capos didn't move. D-18 stayed at 2 and the Gibsons were at 2 and 3. Just as they are on the Live at Reno DVD.

While this discussion is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Guitarists: which songs does/did he play with capo in 3rd position?

JJ.

I don't know that he does it, but it isn't odd to drop a 12 string's tuning at all. Many 12 string players do it as a standard practice. In fact, I'd say that a 12 at concert pitch would be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,055
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Guitarists: which songs does/did he play with capo in 3rd position?

Of course this is assuming he's playing those third fret capo positions using the standard fingerings.

Don't forget, for those of you new to the guitar, that while capo position can change the key...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,005
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: ANOTHER surprise from Gordon Lightfoot !!!

Char,

Your sharing is appreciated.

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: I'd Do It Again.

I believe the song embraces the solitary life of the musician along the lines of "Homeward Bound," "Turn the Page" and others. It is more subtle in this one, but it is there.

JJ, I agree about...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Virginia concerts are in DSR's future

Thanks Brink. "Selling" was a definite mistake on my part.

Wooden guitars are unfinished on the inside, so there's no varnish, lacquer, etc. to seal the wood. If there was, you wouldn't get the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Portsmouth VA show

I posted this in DSR's Virginia thread, but thought I'd make a new thread too.

It was a good show, but it was hot. Crowd was a little rowdy for a Gord show. He started one song over because of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Virginia concerts are in DSR's future

DSR,

Saw you selling buttons last night in Portsmouth. If I'd realized that was you, I would have said hello. I was the guy in the straw hat just behind you when you were talking with the fellow...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Mike's got another New 12 String

Yup, I did it again.

A new (to me) Martin D12-28.

She's a sweet 'un.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z228/CVNClicker/Martins/D12-28.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,745
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: The Edmund Fitzgerald's legend lives on but with a major change

As I understand it, from another documentary I saw a year or so ago, the ship may have also run aground on a shoal. The captain of the ship sailing behind the Fitz testified that he thought the ship...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Gord's songs about Intimacy

10 Degrees and Getting Colder

"98.6 and risin'"
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,300
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Dream Street Rose

I wonder if the On the TV, bit might be akin to CCR's "Bad Moon on the Rise" which was often heard as "bathroom on the right."

Gord played the joke as "TV" because listeners were confusing it?
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,424
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: capos, transpose buttons and other aids

I watch good flat pickers often with awe. I never could do it very well.

The 12s have taught me more about strumming though and how to use a pick in ways that were certainly new to me. I use a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,424
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: capos, transpose buttons and other aids

One thing important to singer/guitarists, particularly, fingerstyle players that sing, is the chord forms finger patterns being played as the individual sings. I'd love to flow my fingers into the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,424
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: capos, transpose buttons and other aids

I use Shubb capos myself.

The thing I like about electronic tuners is that they end any tuning disagreements. Plus with 2 12 strings, they do save some time!
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Billings Montana Concert last night review.

Some guitar instrumentalists call a capo a "cheater bar."

That's OK. Singers have to do what they can, to play and sing at the same time.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: GL's Guitars

The D-18 shows up on the APPT cover. Must have been around that time frame.

I still can't figure out exactly what the black material covering the buckle rash on that guitar's back is.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,561
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Another New 12 String Mike

teherie,

I hadn't thought of playing dropped D like that. Interesting way to do it.

For me, I really needed a second guitar. Without it, I'd have more trouble relearning songs with new...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,561
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Another New 12 String Mike

Didn't want to start any jealousy, I just didn't want to keep retuning a 12-string.

Char, you've gotten more guitar lessons today than I think you'd counted on! I should've said dropped D tuning....
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,561
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Another New 12 String Mike

Nope, not changing my name, but I did get another new 12 string today.

After seeing the Richmond, VA show, I wanted a "D" tuning 12 string.

The new one is a Martin D12X1.

Very easy to play,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,929
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Seeing It Through His Lyrics

"The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
and a wave broke over the railin'"

For some reason, that line has always stuck with me. Almost feel the ship pitching and rolling.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By New 12 String Mike
Re: Richmond concert photos

Pam,

Born and bread here. Family goes back to 1621 when first came from England. Grew up in Roanoke, where Bill caught the show Friday night. I now live on the eastern coast. I went to college...
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