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Old 04-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #51
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You buy the entire first season of Saturday Night Live on DVD just so you can have Gord performing Summertime Dream and Spanish Moss from the May 22, 1976 broadcast. Great stuff!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:16 AM   #52
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been there.. done that pmwinters! lol
altho it is great to see all those other folks at SNL again....
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:21 AM   #53
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When you send someone the words, 'I wish you good spaces in the far away places you go' when they go on holiday. Martyn Miles .
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #54
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( I should really have put) '...you fly from England to Canada to see Gordy for the first time, leaving you Wife and family behind.'
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #55
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when most of your facebook comments include a line from a Lightfoot song
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #56
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You catch yourself citing “Gordism’s” in casual conversation. I actually said to a former boss, “I plan on leaving a clean campsite”, upon giving notice that I was quitting!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #57
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You believe that "all" music acts of every genre
should follow his lead in their muysic and songwriting.

Even have classical orchestra leaders
arrange Beethoven & Mozart etc. like Gordon would! LOL!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #58
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You tell your other half, under penalty of death, to NEVER interrupt you when I.Y.C.R.M.M. is playing
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:46 PM   #59
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You take your kids to a Gordon Lightfoot concert on Father's Day, as THEIR present to YOU.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #60
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You travel to Blackpool, Norfolk, and Shirley in the UK to meet up with other Lightfoot fans, and to play and sing the songs together.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:43 AM   #61
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oh lord I might faint...Bro is back. Hey David! (2much2lose)
stick around!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:46 AM   #62
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You tell your family you're not going out and NOT to call with birthday wishes the evening of your birthday because you're expecting a call from him..
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:41 AM   #63
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it was as the Moderator person said great to see the Lawman in print again , where have you been since 2007,David?
Thanks young man for your pair of reassuring replies at long last to my Private Messages from 2007 and 2012. I' ll be replying in more detail later.
Meanwhile apropos this thread
I knew I was a fanatic long before I allowed myself to be inveigled into travelling to Toronto from the UK back in 1999 by a freind I had made in the then active chat room and ended up getting married to her
Before that I knew I was a fanatic when having heard a listener (from Brockenhurst Hants UK) to a BBC folk music programme ask about Gordon Lightfoot, I noted his name (Alvin Tull) then tracked him down by perusing the electoral rolls in Brockenhurst Public Library so that I could visit him at home. Later in 2007 diring a once in a lifetime vacation down under I arranged for a meeting with three of the known Lightfheads in Melbourne Australia (Mende joveski, (Catman)Ron Chidgey and the late Peter Treloar) in the Casino on the South Bank of the Yarra River. but failed to do more than have a phone chat with the Sydney Hooligan there, I also failed to meet another fan fron Invercargill on New Zealand's South Island, but did organise a pre concert gathering with Californicators in Ceritos,CA in 2005.Plus many other such occasions in NH Boston MA. NJ and memorably the Greek Restaurant in Glenside PA,

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #64
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...occasions in NH Boston MA. NJ and memorably the Greek Restaurant in Glenside PA,

Right back atcha John - nothing like a nice Greek meal before a concert, eh?

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #65
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oh lord I might faint...Bro is back. Hey David! (2much2lose)
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #66
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Having never heard of the movie Thunderbolt & Lightfoot,you automatically assume
he is in the picture. You also think Thunderbolt is going to be 1970s singer Chi Coltrane.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #67
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You take your kids to a Gordon Lightfoot concert on Father's Day, as THEIR present to YOU.

haha, been there done that, only it was on mother's day last year. My daughter "took" me after I bought the tickets, and because it was mother's day, she wasn't allowed to complain when I waited after the show to say Hi to Gordon. best part was, we got to go back stage!
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #68
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You tell your family you're not going out and NOT to call with birthday wishes the evening of your birthday because you're expecting a call from him..
goodness, we all wish we could do that on our birthdays.... well, I guess we could do that, but I believe you are the only one who actually would get the call from mr. lightfoot! haha
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #69
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[ You know you're a Gordon Lightfoot FANATIC when... ]Thinking of Father's Day above, (and Mother's Day too) coming up, on Father's Day over the years, my dream day would go as follows, when all things were possible concurrently in the same day: (something akin to the planets all being aligned every 240-some years - First, my daughter and I would go on a hike and bag a peak in the 11 - 12,000ft. range from a high trailhead near timberline already, such as the Brainard Lake trailhead, climb Mt. Audubon, then go for a short canoeing trip on Brainard Lake, go to dinner All 3 of us when Merry was around, then go to a Sunday Concert with Lightfoot in town - just Merry and I. Those three things have worked together twice in life. That's a great father's day, and the odds of all 3 occuring on the same day (notably the concert) are near astronomical (quite literally). That's when you know you are GL FANATIC when.... for me
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #70
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...when people ask you where you were born?

you say, " 50 feet from Massey Hall "
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #71
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.... when you look through on-line Canadian outdoors-wear companies, looking for the same brand of 3-button Wallace Beery shirts (river driver shirts are another common name for them), that Gordon wears/wore (mostly a black one, in some years past - "Northern Something" brand)just so you can wear the same shirts he does....
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:12 AM   #72
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you know you are (and were, in the day) when in the 70's in Cleveland,when you were serious about getting your hair "permed" the way he did, (after you were old enough that your beard really filled-in to pull it off) to further try to look like him. You figured that would make you a "chic magnet", but then you realized that as an 18 year old, in working-class Cleveland, as a white guy with a 'fro, however just curly and "Edwardian", as the Guess Who sang that he looked, you realized that guys would beat the crap out of you, and you'd look like an idiot. But danged if it didn't work for him. Why is that? No fair. hehe
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #73
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Coming to terms with an involvement in this post has left me in a quandry to an extent, as it tended to conjure up feelings of embarrassment.

However, at this late age in life, exoneration just might not seem like an impossible option, and:

"Time has been wasting away, I can see it go sailin' on by."

Yes it has, and too many of our greats are leaving us in what seems to be a frenzy these days.

Well, apart from the pseudonym used here, and finding the missing pieces to all the empty spaces, and having attended every Gordon Lightfoot concert in Massey Hall since he began performing there in 1967, reading between the lines upon each page over the years, I guess all is said and done.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #74
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having attended every Gordon Lightfoot concert in Massey Hall since he began performing there in 1967.
You have moved to the head of the class. That is really impressive, Ron!

And, imo, you have the coolest member name (light head to toe), hands down
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #75
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Thank you JJ.

The feeling of exoneration just arrived on my doorstep with your kind post.

And Char, please don't forget to include me in your "alert" message list when word arrives that tickets become available for the next set of Massey Hall gigs.

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