banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)
Old 09-12-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
Jim Driskell
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brockton, Ma. United States
Posts: 35
Default

Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

Showdown #3
Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

Showdown #5
Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Wow. Got the blood flowing on that last showdown. I could sense the blood pressure rising as people sweated through the choice. I knew that would cause difficulty. They're amazing songs with great guitar work and lilting melodies.

Now I've got some other showdowns scribbled on a paper upon my tabletop where my lamp is burning low, but I am going to honour (honor for you Americans)Borderstone in Showdown #8. Borderstone suggested the following Showdown. It's an interesting one and reaches back into the past. Please vote on which you enjoy the most.

A Minor Ballad

or

Message to the Wind

Have fun I've got to go re-listen to those ones. I haven't listened to "A Minor Ballad" in quite some time. Then I'll put in my vote since I haven't voted on any yet.
__________________
Jim Driskell
Jim Driskell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
Minstrel Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 163
Default

Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

Showdown #3
Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

Showdown #5
Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Wow. Got the blood flowing on that last showdown. I could sense the blood pressure rising as people sweated through the choice. I knew that would cause difficulty. They're amazing songs with great guitar work and lilting melodies.

Now I've got some other showdowns scribbled on a paper upon my tabletop where my lamp is burning low, but I am going to honour (honor for you Americans)Borderstone in Showdown #8. Borderstone suggested the following Showdown. It's an interesting one and reaches back into the past. Please vote on which you enjoy the most.

A Minor Ballad

or

Message to the Wind

Have fun I've got to go re-listen to those ones. I haven't listened to "A Minor Ballad" in quite some time. Then I'll put in my vote since I haven't voted on any yet.
Minstrel Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
silenceandsound86
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: florence,SC, USA
Posts: 91
Default

This one isn't so hard for me. I love "Message", and "A Minor Ballad" just doesn't do it for me. For some reason, it reminds me of some old song we used to sing at campfires-not a Gordon Lightfoot song.

"At times you will pretend and not pretend at all..."
silenceandsound86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
Rona
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Posts: 141
Default

This one isn't so hard for me. I love "Message", and "A Minor Ballad" just doesn't do it for me. For some reason, it reminds me of some old song we used to sing at campfires-not a Gordon Lightfoot song.

"At times you will pretend and not pretend at all..."
Rona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
DJ in MJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Moose Jaw, SK
Posts: 331
Default

I'll go with Message, but I'm not terribly fond of either of these songs. Message is good, but not great.

Amazing, MM, from the last set of songs to this one, you just went from one end of the spectrum to the other - for my personal tastes anyway.
DJ in MJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
Dan O'Malley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: London, England
Posts: 359
Default

I'll go for "Message" too, "A Minor Ballad" is good, but a little dreary. I Normally skip this one!
__________________
Dan O'Malley
Dan O'Malley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 01:57 PM   #7
byKimberly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pacifica, CA USA
Posts: 239
Send a message via AIM to byKimberly
Default

I'm not familiar with Message to the Wind, because I never loaded songbook on the computer. A Minor Ballad, I've always enjoyed it's moodiness. Wild as the sea...
Kimberly
__________________
paperback dreams
byKimberly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 04:00 PM   #8
joveski
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,804
Default

minor ballad
joveski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 07:50 PM   #9
Borderstone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Phoenix,Arizona -America
Posts: 4,425
Default

I really get into,"A Message To The Wind" because Gordon is practically singing acapella,with very little musical accomp.

It's quite touching. "A Minor Ballad" is great too but doesn't exactly touch me in the same way. I'm not crazy about it's title either.

I'd call it "Ballad To A Beauty", myself. Despite that,I find the two songs to be similar somehow. ...but "Message" is my vote!

By the way folks,I'd love a few more participants in my "Music trivia" post over at Small Talk. Only 1 real taker so far. Wah!*
__________________
"A knight of the road,going back to a place where he might get warm." - Borderstone
Borderstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2005, 08:07 PM   #10
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,547
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

A Minor Ballad

(but this has been the weakest match-up so far).

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #11
Don Quixote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Springfield, MA 01109
Posts: 311
Default

I agree with BillW. "A Minor Ballad" seems a bit like an assignment for a music composition and theory class--"OK, for Friday write a song that sounds like a Renaissance madrigal". I like the melody, and his voice is excellent (like when he harmonizes with the cello). However, some of the lyrics are just plain awful. "Nor gowns of soft crimson hue...". Crimson by definition is a bright red; how can there be a "soft crimson hue?" "Within the valley so free..." A valley by definition is surrounded by mountains; a metaphor for being enclosed, or walled in, would have been apt than "free".
"Message to the Wind" sounds like he came up with a great title, but the song sounds a little abstract, like he had no personal connection to it.

Still, as they say, mediocre Gord is better than good almost anyone else!

DQ
Don Quixote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #12
LindaMay
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Florence, MA
Posts: 22
Default

A Message To The Wind
__________________
Linda
LindaMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 09:37 PM   #13
spanishmoss
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 27
Default

A Message To The Wind
__________________
"I wish you good spaces in the far away places you go"
spanishmoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 10:55 PM   #14
Sentimental
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mexico, Missouri, USA
Posts: 70
Default

A Minor Ballad.

I love his voice in this song. For some reason, this song makes me feel like he's singing a poem.
Sentimental is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 06:05 AM   #15
<formerlylavender>
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Message to the Wind
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2005, 06:05 AM   #16
<formerlylavender>
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Message to the Wind
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2005, 01:52 PM   #17
Janice
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: La Mesa, CA, USA
Posts: 717
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by TheWatchman:
quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:

By the way folks,I'd love a few more participants in my "Music trivia" post over at Small Talk. Only 1 real taker so far. Wah!*
What happened to that thread? The last time I looked there was 5 or 6 replies.
[/QUOTE]I was wondering the same thing. I had been patiently waiting for B to give the answers so I could see if I had any correct.
__________________
"I'm too young to be so cynical, too old to be naive" ~Mark Erelli
Janice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 03:17 AM   #18
2Much2Lose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Sherwood Forest, MD
Posts: 390
Default Re: Showdown #8

A Minor Ballad, by a minor margin. I like the pun in the title, although that does not influence my vote (the song is written in A minor). I think it has the stronger melody, with slightly inferior lyrics to A Message.

David
__________________
\"And the laughter came too easy for life to pass me by.\"
2Much2Lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Showdown #20 Jim Driskell General Discussion 38 09-20-2007 07:39 AM
Showdown #1 Jim Driskell General Discussion 27 09-20-2007 03:10 AM
Showdown #7 Jim Driskell General Discussion 33 09-20-2007 02:30 AM
Showdown #21 Jim Driskell General Discussion 26 02-19-2006 06:19 PM
Non-GL Showdown #3 Winter's Claw Small Talk 8 02-14-2006 09:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright