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Old 04-03-2007, 03:53 PM   #51
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Hello Sir John,

I love reading all your posts even if I don't always understand some. Not your fault, just my education is not as good as yours.
I am delighted Rose that you have admitted enjoying some of my screeds
My lengthy and off topic reply I have now deleted and moved to a new topic "technology" on the small talk forum at:-
http://www.corfid.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ul...c&f=2&t=001395
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:10 PM   #52
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I have kind of thought that Gord may end his touring at Massey in '08, since he didn't mention this I still have hope he will make it to Colorado.
I hope he calls you again and you can ask all the other questions that we have been dying to know.
I did check out Minority - most definately not my kind of music. Mad Dan looked like even I would have to wear earplugs.

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Old 04-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #53
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well we know where he WON'T be going on tour so it's possible a trip to Colorado might be in the works for 2008...
keep yer fingers crossed.
Massey in May 2008 is a date tho.
Yeah - earplugs are mandatory for MINORITY...
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:57 AM   #54
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Hi, CHar. Just got back into action after a few days off, and I read your fantastic interview; you got more out of him than some of the hour-long programs done by the "professionals". Great reading.

B'stone--like it or not, it's time to hit the treadmill. Once you hit a certain age (like you, in your 40s, no?), those few extra pounds get tougher and tougher to get rid of. I didn't get it though my head until I was around 47 and was around 50 lbs. overweight, and my BP could have propelled someone to the moon. Now I've dropped about 35 of the extra pounds and my BP's 116/76, working out 3-5 times a week for two hours. It's tedious, but then again dropping dead from a heart attack or being permanently disabled from a stroke isn't much fun either. Exercise is also good if, like my daughter, you suffer from depression--like Gord said, it makes you feel better (something about releasing seratonin into the system). Once you get into the habit, it's not so bad; the most difficult thing is just dragging your a** to the gym in the first place. Give it a try.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:39 AM   #55
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Well to bring this back to the real topic.

I have kind of thought that Gord may end his touring at Massey in '08...
I hope you mean he may end his 2008 tour at Massey, not that he'll end touring (forever) at Massey next year. From the sounds of it the grim reaper is going to have to yank him offstage before he ever stops touring. I expect he'll keep on keepin' on if they have to wheel him onstage at 95. We can all croak (as in sing) along with him.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:54 AM   #56
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There was no mention in our conversation of ending his LIVE performances in 2008 - at Massey or elsewhere.

I'm sure his last concert will be at home at Massey tho - as a planned finale or taking retirement as an afterhought when finished at Massey and just making the decision..
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:14 AM   #57
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There was no mention in our conversation of ending his LIVE performances in 2008 - at Massey or elsewhere.

I'm sure his last concert will be at home at Massey tho - as a planned finale or taking retirement as an afterhought when finished at Massey and just making the decision..
Well hopefully he'll feel like touring for a few more years. It would be a nice touch to name his final tour - as many have done in the past. That way we wouldn't be left hanging, wondering, waiting, hoping... sorry. I saw B.B. King recently and he's a lot older than Gord and still sounds great. So hopefully we'll get 10 more tours, eh ?

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Old 04-04-2007, 02:25 PM   #58
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Wasn't it George Burns who was well into his 90's when he said: I can't die yet, I still have gigs to do?" Ron J. [/QB][/QUOTE]

Yes - from wikipedia:

"...the likelihood that Burns would live to see his 100th birthday became a running gag in his (and plenty of other admiring comedians') stage work, but he indeed intended to live that long, even booking himself to play the London Palladium as a 100th birthday celebration. (This supplied another joke for his act, with Burns commenting "I can't die; I'm booked.")

He died at age 99, less than two months from his 100th birthday.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:28 PM   #59
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I appreciate the concern Don. No,I'm just 38 (39 this June). I have tried on several occaisions to get myself going but something always gets in my way.
(No,not the refrigerator with food in it! :D )

I'm not as bad off as I was in 1995,when I topped out at 228! I'm down to a somewhat more comfortable 202 (as evidenced in my pic's on here). I do have the "leftover" part of being so though.

I have learned not to eat portions that are enough for a family of four!
I wont say specifically how & what I used to eat because it'd kinda gross some out here.

Let's just say when I got on my own for the first time,I was like a college student in the same manner. Eating what they want 'cause Ma & Pa aren't there to say "no!"

Anyhow,I'm in a new job and hopefully it'll last enough so that I can get into a real workout and get in shape. My ideal weight (according to the Dexatrim I took looong ago)is 190-195. So I'm not far off.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:49 PM   #60
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quote:Originally posted by Auburn Annie:
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I have kind of thought that Gord may end his touring at Massey in '08...
I hope you mean he may end his 2008 tour at Massey, not that he'll end touring (forever) at Massey next year. From the sounds of it the grim reaper is going to have to yank him offstage before he ever stops touring. I expect he'll keep on keepin' on if they have to wheel him onstage at 95. We can all croak (as in sing) along with him. [/QUOTE]Wasn't it George Burns who was well into his 90's when he said: I can't die yet, I still have gigs to do?" Ron J. [/QUOTE]He was 2 months past 100 when he died.
But, what I was saying about Gord. I thought he would end his touring at Massey, but continue to play at Massey on his regular schedule.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:08 PM   #61
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I think he will continue to tour as long as he is able. Hopefully, that will be many more years. I don't understand why so many fans say they think that "this year" or "next year" will be his last. If anything, he has said that he plans to tour, and loves it. So why read something into it that isn't there?

Just my 2 cents. With good health, I think we'll see Lightfoot on tour for many years to come.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:10 PM   #62
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now there's a thought maybe Gord will make us come to him instead of him always coming out to concerts in our neck of the woods... How many of your would go to concerts if he only had them up at Massey?
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:24 PM   #63
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:09 PM   #64
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I think he will continue to tour as long as he is able. Hopefully, that will be many more years. I don't understand why so many fans say they think that "this year" or "next year" will be his last. If anything, he has said that he plans to tour, and loves it. So why read something into it that isn't there?

Just my 2 cents. With good health, I think we'll see Lightfoot on tour for many years to come.
I thought for several years that 70 would be the time he decided to cut the touring and stick around Toronto. That is just my 2 cents worth, my opinion. I am not reading anything into something, I just have an opinion. I did say that he didn't mention retiring and it gave me hope he will end up in Colorado. I certainly didn't intend to imply that it was written in stone.
Certainly a nice interview though, do you think Val?
Me too Sunny.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:45 AM   #65
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Dear Char,
I´ve been on this forum for quite some time now andI would like to take this wonderful interview as a moment in time to say ´hallo´to all of you. I always felt like I had nothing to offer in terms of experiences,therefore I never registered. I did that now,because,dear Char,I have the deepfelt wish to thank you for this beautiful interview. I agree with Bill and Sundown17.-It really touched my heart, both the way you did it and also what Gordon had to say. Thank you so very much.I´ll be back some other time to share my humble experiences. Maybe my user name gives you a clue on that one .Take care and Happy Easter to all of you. V.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:58 AM   #66
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Hi V...and all who have replied about the interview..thanks for your appreciation and kind words. I didn't do much...just talked and asked a few questions!!
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One of my questions I didn't get to ask concerned a "farewell tour" or would he just walk off the stage and call it a day with some sort of press release. Would that memorable night be at Massey? ("of course!" he would say) And how soon afterwards would the "comeback" tour start?
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:50 AM   #67
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Hi, there again Char, What a quick reply. And Yes, it was Frankfurt, alright. Ėt´s been quite a day´-that was a quote-Opening line! And what a day it was, indeed.Temperature almost 40°celsius. But a wonderful concert just the same,although a bit on the short side,due to problems with the plane(this subject was discussed some time ago on this forum).Summertime Dream Tour ,that was. V.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:15 PM   #68
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Char,
Thank you so much for posting the interview. I can't think of anything to add that somebody else didn't already say. It was great! It was fantastic! It was nice to hear from/about Gord again!. Be well, you and Gord!

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Old 04-07-2007, 05:55 PM   #69
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Let me add my voice to the chorus of thanks to CHar for posting this interview!

Say, Char, is it possible for you to post an MP3 audio file of the interview that we could download and listen to? If converting your tape is a technical problem, I'm sure that there are many of us on this list who'd be glad to make the MP3 file for you - and I'm one of them.

P.S. For the benefit of those of U.S. south of the border, please keep us posted [no pun intended ] on the Lightfoot stamp!
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:25 PM   #70
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Maayan! Couldn't stop reading it until I had read the whole thing.

If I saw "Lightfoot" on my caller ID, I'd have a heart attack. (for not being there when he called)
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #71
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Great interview -- thanks to you and Gordon.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:46 PM   #72
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Great interview with Gordon Lightfoot, Char! I am so envious. I would give almost anything to have done that interview. I have been a GL fan since the mid 1960's, when I bought his first album, "Lightfoot", at the PX in Camp Hansen, Okinawa (1966?)

I am planning to see Gordon in Merrillville, IN on April 5, 2008. I can hardly wait.

Thanks for this wonderful site (which I just now discovered), and keep up the great work!
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:32 AM   #73
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Welcome to you labguy, a lot of us were envious of Char for doing that interview. But it couldn't happen to a better person than CHar... After all she is Gord's #2 fan, {lol} me being #1 of course (just kidding Char) !!! I myself could have not done it.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:54 AM   #74
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Hi labaguy,
I will also be at Merrillville in April.
I am a new fan and slowly discovering each and every song as I work my way through the albums.

I can't even tell you how many songs I am already calling my own...he is such a great artist and I am amazed at his brilliant lyrics.

You will find the people here are extremely nice and helpful.
Hope you enjoy your time here as much as I do.
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