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Old 10-16-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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First off, thanks to SherylKat for the great ticket. I was about 6 rows back right in the center...Great seat! I would also like to thank Dream Street Rose for the GL button. I didn't know who DSR was nor did I know she was going to be attending. At intermission I'm waiting in line for an adult beverage and I see this lady with a purse made from a GL record, a pink jacket with all sorts of GL stuff on it. I just had to ask her about it all. After our conversation she happily handed me the GL button. This internet thing...WOW!

I drove from Grass Valley which is 2 hours away from Stockton (fortunately). I decided to leave REAL early so I wouldn't get caught up in the Suckramento traffic. So I get to the theater around 5 thinking that there will be nearby shops, restaurants, etc. Was I disappointed! Just old boarded up buildings and homeless people. Feel free to scratch Stockton off your vacation list.

I ended driving 10 miles back to a Borders and spent my time there.

OK, no more negativity. Inside the Bob Hope theater it is ornate and beautiful. I have no idea when it was built but the guy at the bar said it was refurbished about 5 years ago. The radio sponser dude mentioned that Kristopherson was at the show. I believe he was sitting backstage for the show because the few times Gord mentioned anything about him he would look stage right and smile. Gord did a wonderful "Me and Bobbie Magee".

Musically there were no surprises. The usual mix of songs that the casual listener wants to hear. Gord was in a great mood. His voice was in good form (by modern standards). Oh yeah, I had to hear yet once again by the folks sitting next to me, "he doesn't sound like like he used to" or, "He's so thin and gaunt". Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !

Bottom line...Gord was great!

Oh, another negative. The sound was not great. From where I was sitting I could hear Terry's wonderful guitar work but it was muddled sounding. Same with Gord's. It didn't have that crisp, clear sound. Of course maybe it's my ears?

And that's it folks!

Tony
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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thanks Tony! I was sure hoping that Kris would sing with Gord..wowza-that would be something fer sure!
Glad to hear Gord is feeling good !
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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Hi TC,

It was so good to meet and hug you. I have tried to let people know what concerts I am going to be at so I can share the buttons that my wonderful husband and I make. Your whole review of the show was right on. Nothing I could add.

We are in Hanford I hope the sound is better. At least I know for sure in Cerritos it is awesome. Maybe we will meet again during GordQuest 2009 and I can give you something new.

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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I was in Stockton last night also. It was good to see Gordon again. It was great to hear him do some of the old songs that we love, but I wonder if this is the last time we will see him at all. I hope not. It wouldn't be the same world. I have loved and played his music since I was a kid. I remember when "If You Could Read My Mind" came out and how it encouraged me to learn to play guitar. Between Gordon and John Denver, I learned to play and love it. Gordon definitely has more depth though. Still, It was just awesome to see him still performing. I got in trouble with the people sitting around me for singing the songs......couldn't help it!!!! Sorry! I live on Treasure Island out in San Francisco Bay and I was wondering if anyone out there likes to play his stuff. I have played GL songs on the street and in bars, etc.. for years now and it would be great to get together with other GL musicians to play some of his stuff. If so, hit me back and let's see if we can make something happen. I could probably host a session out here if it happened. Let's see what happens tho!!! My real name is Robert rowdee1@comcast.net
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #5
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I was in Stockton last night also. It was good to see Gordon again. It was great to hear him do some of the old songs that we love, but I wonder if this is the last time we will see him at all. I hope not. It wouldn't be the same world. I have loved and played his music since I was a kid. I remember when "If You Could Read My Mind" came out and how it encouraged me to learn to play guitar. Between Gordon and John Denver, I learned to play and love it. Gordon definitely has more depth though. Still, It was just awesome to see him still performing. I got in trouble with the people sitting around me for singing the songs......couldn't help it!!!! Sorry! I live on Treasure Island out in San Francisco Bay and I was wondering if anyone out there likes to play his stuff. I have played GL songs on the street and in bars, etc.. for years now and it would be great to get together with other GL musicians to play some of his stuff. If so, hit me back and let's see if we can make something happen. I could probably host a session out here if it happened. Let's see what happens tho!!! My real name is Robert rowdee1@comcast.net
Thx all!!
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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thanks+++ for the reviews/experiences . Glad it happened for you all and thanks a bunch for sharing
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for that great review Tony, and your honesty.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
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Recording of this show here:

http://www.hungercity.org/details.php?id=3429

Gordon Lightfoot
Bob Hope Theater
Stockton, CA
October 15, 2008

01 Cotton Jenny
02 Carefree Highway
03 Sea Of Tranquility
04 14 Karat Gold
05 Never Too Close
06 A Painter Passing Through
07 Rainy Day People
08 Shadows
09 Beautiful
10 The Watchman's Gone
11 Ribbon Of Darkness
12 Sundown
13 The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
14 Triangle
15 Hangdog Hotel Room
16 Clouds Of Loneliness
17 Me And Bobby McGee
18 Minstrel Of The Dawn
19 Waiting For You
20 If You Could Read My Mind
21 Don Quixote
22 band intros
23 Baby Step Back
24 Early Morning Rain
25 Blackberry Wine
26 Song For A Winter's Night
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #9
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I registered at the site but get the message:

Windows has the following information about this file type. This page will help you find software needed to open your file.
File Type: Unknown

Description: Windows does not recognize this file type.

HELP!?!?!
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #10
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Charlene,

Do you have a bit torrent client that downloads the files like UTorrent:

http://www.utorrent.com/

If you still have trouple - pm me and I'll burn a copy for you and mail it.

-John
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #11
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should i download that bit torrent stuff?
i think i had that once but never used it so i deleted it..
lol
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:49 PM   #12
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You need a bit torrent client such as Utorrent to d/l P2P files.

http://www.utorrent.com/

Then you need software to open the flac files (which is what you are d/ling):

http://flac.sourceforge.net/

Then you can burn files to cd via cd burning softwar:

http://cdburnerxp.se/
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:09 PM   #13
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I recognize the words : you, need a, then you need software, then you can burn files..

not so much understanding - bit torrent, d/l ? P2P files ? d/ling? - (ding a ling??) lol
flac files? client?

I have NERO that I have used to burn CD's and DVD's I think..

be gentle..
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #14
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The (ding a ling??) should work Char !

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Old 11-03-2008, 05:04 PM   #15
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flashbacks of Laugh-In/Goldie Hawn..
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:19 PM   #16
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Quote:
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not so much understanding - bit torrent, d/l ? P2P files ? d/ling? - (ding a ling??) lol
flac files? client?
Please........allow me to muddy the waters further

a brief glossary :

d/l = download

d/ling = downloading

P2P = Peer to Peer ( for example, if I had music on my computer that I wished to make available to others)

bit torrent = a protocol that allows P2P file sharing

flac = Free Lossless Audio Codec ( a higher audio quality than, say, MP3)
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:02 PM   #17
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Muddy Waters..fabulous musician.
Protocol - LOVE that song..

Do I download utorrent now?
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