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Old 11-24-2000, 11:26 PM   #226
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One truly classic Lightfoot song rarely mentioned is "The Patriot's Dream". What a blinder!!

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Old 11-25-2000, 03:42 AM   #227
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Hi Orillia Boy,

I am glad to hear you liked the quiz. It's been a longterm project for me to update this section, so please send me the "tricky" questions you have. Just make sure you include the correct answer

Hi Charlene,

I do have all emails archived, however, if it possible for you to resend them to me, I can put them online right away.
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Old 11-25-2000, 05:32 PM   #228
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Florian, can we get a petition started
for the GOrd signs to be replaced in
Orillia, or even better, a statue erected.
The man has done so much for the town and
for Canada, he deserves no less.
I really like the idea of a statute.
What d'you think?
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Old 11-25-2000, 11:31 PM   #229
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God, what a tough question, so many great songs. I guess I'd have to say "Afair on Eighth Avenue" Just amazing. Such an artist!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2000, 11:31 PM   #230
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God, what a tough question, so many great songs. I guess I'd have to say "Afair on Eighth Avenue" Just amazing. Such an artist!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2000, 09:11 PM   #231
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I have been watching Trigger Happy TV recently on Channel 4 in England. Each week, a backing track comes on and by the power of the internet, I have found out that it is "if you could read my mind love" by a certain Gordon Lightfoot.

I have heard this song before but it is only now that I have realised its power: it is one of those rare songs that makes you stop and wonder what lifes all about. It touches and draws out a feeling of falibility. It makes me feel sad yet complete. This may sound like pretentious bullshit but sat here it is very difficult to convey the emotions that this song stirs. On Monday morning I will be straight down to the record shop to get this song and albeit belatedly, introduce myself to this great songwriter. The greatest song ever!!! philcee99@yahoo.co.uk
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Old 12-02-2000, 09:11 PM   #232
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I have been watching Trigger Happy TV recently on Channel 4 in England. Each week, a backing track comes on and by the power of the internet, I have found out that it is "if you could read my mind love" by a certain Gordon Lightfoot.

I have heard this song before but it is only now that I have realised its power: it is one of those rare songs that makes you stop and wonder what lifes all about. It touches and draws out a feeling of falibility. It makes me feel sad yet complete. This may sound like pretentious bullshit but sat here it is very difficult to convey the emotions that this song stirs. On Monday morning I will be straight down to the record shop to get this song and albeit belatedly, introduce myself to this great songwriter. The greatest song ever!!! philcee99@yahoo.co.uk
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Old 12-02-2000, 09:41 PM   #233
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Hey one and all. My favorite Lightfoot song is The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Now, everyone thinks I'm morbid because of that, but it's not the case at all. I pretty much grew up on that song. I'm from Michigan, where the event of the song takes place, and my grade school music teacher had us listen to that song every year, like music history, ya' know?? Well, anywho, I like the song, even though it's so sad. Maybe that's part of the reason I like it, because it makes one stop and think and reflect and ponder and empathize, especially young impressionable grade school kids! Anywho, Mr. Lightfoot is swell!! Woo-hoo!

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Old 12-02-2000, 09:41 PM   #234
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Hey one and all. My favorite Lightfoot song is The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Now, everyone thinks I'm morbid because of that, but it's not the case at all. I pretty much grew up on that song. I'm from Michigan, where the event of the song takes place, and my grade school music teacher had us listen to that song every year, like music history, ya' know?? Well, anywho, I like the song, even though it's so sad. Maybe that's part of the reason I like it, because it makes one stop and think and reflect and ponder and empathize, especially young impressionable grade school kids! Anywho, Mr. Lightfoot is swell!! Woo-hoo!

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Old 12-06-2000, 10:27 PM   #235
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Anne -- I too saw Gordon in Lincoln City. We got to sit in the front row for his second concert on Saturday night, a magical event for me. It was the first time I'd seen him since 1982, so changes have happened! He seemed a bit tired at that one too, did 90 minutes straight. I left my business card, with requests written on the back, on the stage. He picked it up about 1/2 way through the concert, and I almost died right there. He read one of the titles out loud, "Never Too Close," said they'd done that one in the earlier show and "good songs are like tires, they must be rotated." Then, he put MY card in his back pocket!! I leaned over to my husband and loudly whispered "my business card is next to Gordon's rear!!" Char, are you listening? I didn't get to meet him as I had hoped, but this series of events was a big enough thrill for me for the evening. I kept waiting for him to call me at work, but he hasn't yet (LOL).

As for my favorites (plural, not singular), IYCRMM, Seven Island Suite, The Watchman's Gone, I'm Not Supposed To Care, If Children Had Wings, All I'm After, Same Old Obsession, Hi'Way Songs, Lazy Mornin' (beautiful piano work by Gord), The Circle is Small, Circle of Steel, to name just a few!!

He is simply the best, isn't he? I'm like you, Char, I feel so lucky and blessed to have his music in my life. I feel sorry for people who don't appreciate him!! Also, I have a 16 at home who thinks my obsession is nuts. Oh well...
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Old 12-06-2000, 10:27 PM   #236
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Anne -- I too saw Gordon in Lincoln City. We got to sit in the front row for his second concert on Saturday night, a magical event for me. It was the first time I'd seen him since 1982, so changes have happened! He seemed a bit tired at that one too, did 90 minutes straight. I left my business card, with requests written on the back, on the stage. He picked it up about 1/2 way through the concert, and I almost died right there. He read one of the titles out loud, "Never Too Close," said they'd done that one in the earlier show and "good songs are like tires, they must be rotated." Then, he put MY card in his back pocket!! I leaned over to my husband and loudly whispered "my business card is next to Gordon's rear!!" Char, are you listening? I didn't get to meet him as I had hoped, but this series of events was a big enough thrill for me for the evening. I kept waiting for him to call me at work, but he hasn't yet (LOL).

As for my favorites (plural, not singular), IYCRMM, Seven Island Suite, The Watchman's Gone, I'm Not Supposed To Care, If Children Had Wings, All I'm After, Same Old Obsession, Hi'Way Songs, Lazy Mornin' (beautiful piano work by Gord), The Circle is Small, Circle of Steel, to name just a few!!

He is simply the best, isn't he? I'm like you, Char, I feel so lucky and blessed to have his music in my life. I feel sorry for people who don't appreciate him!! Also, I have a 16 at home who thinks my obsession is nuts. Oh well...
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Old 12-06-2000, 11:33 PM   #237
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Picking just one favorite song is like just eating one potato chip , very difficult. On the other hand , a short list might be a better topic . My favorites include Beautful , Song For A Winters Night , IYCRMM , Don Quixote , and CRT . "The house you live in will never fall down if you pity the stranger who stands at the gate "

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Old 12-07-2000, 03:41 PM   #238
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Brady Bunch!
how cool! send me your e-mail - I'll send you an appropriate picture!
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Old 12-07-2000, 03:41 PM   #239
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Brady Bunch!
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Old 12-10-2000, 10:01 AM   #240
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My favorite (of the many Gordon Lightfoot compositions I LOVE) is "Looking at the rain" (a lesser known song from the album "Don Quioxte"). Sometimes he can just paint a picture that goes beyond what words can: this one, a powerful picture of a person trying to cope with the loss of a love. The words, the melody, and the rise and fall of the strings come together to make this song at once sad and beautiful. Haunting, really. I don't think Gordon Lightfoot has ever gotten the credit he deserves. As a composer, he is on the same shelf and Lennon/McCartney, and Shakespere. I hope he keeps writing for decades to come.
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Old 12-10-2000, 10:01 AM   #241
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My favorite (of the many Gordon Lightfoot compositions I LOVE) is "Looking at the rain" (a lesser known song from the album "Don Quioxte"). Sometimes he can just paint a picture that goes beyond what words can: this one, a powerful picture of a person trying to cope with the loss of a love. The words, the melody, and the rise and fall of the strings come together to make this song at once sad and beautiful. Haunting, really. I don't think Gordon Lightfoot has ever gotten the credit he deserves. As a composer, he is on the same shelf and Lennon/McCartney, and Shakespere. I hope he keeps writing for decades to come.
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Old 12-10-2000, 07:58 PM   #242
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I really like Song for a Winter's Night. It is a beautiful song with good and pretty words and it now holds special meaning for me and a friend that I am about to lose.
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Old 12-10-2000, 07:58 PM   #243
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I really like Song for a Winter's Night. It is a beautiful song with good and pretty words and it now holds special meaning for me and a friend that I am about to lose.
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Old 12-10-2000, 11:37 PM   #244
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Winters night,, Gordon is a fantastic song writer, one I admire a great deal., quote:Originally posted by Florian:
What is your favorite Lightfoot Song & Why?

(topic originated by Wes Steele)


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Old 12-10-2000, 11:37 PM   #245
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Winters night,, Gordon is a fantastic song writer, one I admire a great deal., quote:Originally posted by Florian:
What is your favorite Lightfoot Song & Why?

(topic originated by Wes Steele)


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Old 12-12-2000, 11:37 AM   #246
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i first heard gl in 1968 and the first song i heard was ballad of yarmouth castle.so this would have to be my favorite gl song.i have been listening to gl ever since.
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Old 12-12-2000, 11:37 AM   #247
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i first heard gl in 1968 and the first song i heard was ballad of yarmouth castle.so this would have to be my favorite gl song.i have been listening to gl ever since.
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Old 12-13-2000, 06:22 AM   #248
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Mine is an oldie: "The Last Time I Saw Her."
The song is very emotional, and very visually striking, when one listens to it, and closes their eyes. I would have loved to have made this into a video, many years ago...perhaps, even now. It's a wonderfully crafted song, and has held up well over the test of time.

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Old 12-13-2000, 06:22 AM   #249
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Mine is an oldie: "The Last Time I Saw Her."
The song is very emotional, and very visually striking, when one listens to it, and closes their eyes. I would have loved to have made this into a video, many years ago...perhaps, even now. It's a wonderfully crafted song, and has held up well over the test of time.

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Old 12-17-2000, 03:27 PM   #250
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East of Midnight. The best. Great instrumental feel with soaring vocals. I have played Gords' music on the streets of S.F. in the 70's. I wish I had used this one.
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