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Old 01-21-2008, 06:29 PM   #51
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Thanks for the welcome. While I'm new to this group, I am a long time member of the Gord Newsgroup. Too bad its mostly spam nowadays. This looks like an excellent replacement.

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Anyway, glad to be here and meeting some old friends again. Hopefully Derek, Doug, Shirley, and the rest of the old gang are here as well.
I can't speak for the others but I hang out here from time to time. I never seen Derek here and if memory serves me Shirley posted once or twice. Don't post much, I guess i said all I wanted to say back in the NG days.

I recently sold the family business and moved to Sacramento to work for a plumbing educational foundation. One of the projects I'm working on is at http://greenplumbersusa.com

If anyone can help I'd sure like a copy of the interview also. Charlene you know my email addy
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:57 PM   #52
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good luck with the conversion project, the thing could be condensed in length but all need to hear Burton's segment, lol

you'd think i was all digital but i still am Analogue Jim whenever possible...I captured it pretty much in "Fowles capturing Face of Thousand People" fashion ie) just old audio recorder capturing AM transistor via household air ...am doing same now with Fan590

I realize John was a reel to reel guy but in the end, same crackly quality...but good enough...we're all staying tuned, thanks all for effort and once again for the original headsup
Well now that demands an answer from, me
When I first used my little battery operated reel to reel machine to make some historic GL audio recordings
1 It was all I could do to afford it in the first place
2 It was very nice and portable
3.I checked the inevitable wiki and read
"Philips introduced the compact audio cassette medium for audio storage in Europe in 1963, and in the United States in 1964, under the trademark name Compact Cassette."
Certainly when I bought my R to R machine in about 1967 a cassette recorder would no doubt as new technology have set me back about $100 (I do not even recall seeing one at that time and it was not until 1972 that I bought my first bog standard monaural Phillips cassette recorder for I guess about $110,00 in the UK;

about 10 years later my first Sony Walkman (the first one with a built in FM radio) set me back about 90 pounds (say in those days $140.00) and amazingly of the 6 items made by friggin' Sony that I brought here in 2000 it is the only one still working , but that is a long and ultimately sad story. suffice to say except for consumables like blank CDs and tapes I have vowed never to buy anything bearing the 4 letter swear word "Sony" ever again!!
Now a comment about audio spoken mp3s.
You can in fact get away with a very low sampling rate, whereas audio mp3s need a minimium of 96 KBPS to sound reasonable, and 192 or even 256 is preferable I have here a floppy disk containing a single mp3 of 0.99MB.It is of an Australian Broadcasting Company broadcast from January 2007 concerning the Nevil Shute Gathering we went to in "The Alice" the following April.this mp3 runs for 4 minutes 21 seconds because the sampling rate is only 32KBPS. a 192 KBPs music mp3 would be proportionally six times larger i.e. nearly 6 MB
The calculation of mp3 file sizes is part of one of my ambitious ongoing tutorial projects, however I cannot readily find the formula , so I'll post this and return tomorrow
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:37 AM   #53
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I have the complete show and dave is converting it to MP3..I will e-mail only and not post here or any site as it is property of CFRB and Lightfoot and I would appreciate others to respect that fact..

I collected my 'prize pack' today at CFRB. It was a lovely day in Toronto - grey and overcast but no wind and quite mild. The streets were brown and gritty and Yonge st. was a-bustling with Christmas shoppers from St.Clair all the way to the Eaton Centre at Shuter where the House of Gord (Massey Hall) is located. Lisa and I ate in a window booth at FRAN'S which is across the street from Massey and watched the folks walking by.
The Prize pack had: Harmony (not signed since Gord didn't make it to the studio) he owes me one!
Murray Mclauhclan - double cd -Best of - songs from the street.
Dala CD (autographed) - two young ladies who have performed in the Lightfoot trib.shows at Hugh's Room and will again in January.
Greg Godovitz autographed cd - host of the Rock Talks show on CFRB and founder of rock group "Goddo"
Goddo LIVE dvd- autographed, march 1979 first CHUM/CITY TV simulcast on TV concert.
STYX DVD- may 2006 concert with Cleveland contemporaty youth orchestra.
STYX - unauthorized true story of Styx book. autographed by author.
blair packham cd - autographed
glenn reid CD - autographed- co-host of Rock Talks on CFRB, plus a deck of long oval playing cards..
Lisa and I walked down a couple of blocks to 1365 Yonge and the EMP office but no one was home..

some pics:Massey Hall, Frans Restaurant, The Eaton Centre, The Skydome (Rogers Centre)
Hey Char, I recieved exactly the same gift package as you when I popped into cfrb. Mighty generouse of the station,eh!
I met you and a host of others at The Delta Chelsea Inn last year when my bass player and I jammed with The LightHeads. I also got to introduce that Lightfootin' tribute song I wrote in honour of Gord's influence in my life.

Hope to see you and your friends again this spring,
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #54
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We'll be there Ray!
c ya then!
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:37 PM   #55
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neat, so there's quite a list of folks who have penned a GL or Massey related tribute tune:

burton cummings
wayne francis
ed mullen
aengus finnan
jp cormier
cathy cowette
okomissionaries
(i think this is in chorno order)

ray, if that's you, looks like that's a Simon&Patrick cutaway you're playing

sorry I missed you last time, well past my bedtime
cheers
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:10 AM   #56
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JJ, that's an eye-opener. I thought Burton Cummings & I were the only one's who mentioned Gord in song.
Yup, that's me playing a Takamine guitar at our Saturday afternoon "in the 'round" Jam at the Tranzac Club here in Toronto.

Maby we shall meet next time around,
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:06 AM   #57
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Ray, please post your comp or lyrics if available, sure would dig it

here are lyrics or links to a few others mentioned (most are available on cd, sweet):


JP CORMIER
The Poet

I remember the lonely poet that slipped in through my door.
His shadow lean and hungry lying on my parlor floor.
The world lay in shades of gray upon his pencil tip
And I rushed to catch the truth that was falling from his lips.

Well I don't know how he got there, when he came, he came alone.
Stealing through the dusty cracks of my brother's gramophone.
Sailing through the bitter green on rails made of steel.
He made a young boy's dreams of flying seem that they were real.

And he spoke to me in pictures I clearly understood.
I'd have to face my story, be it bad or good.
And though I never wore his clothes, I've tried to fill his shoes,
'Cause he made me want to be a poet too.

Well he spoke of love and soldiers and the reasons why we lose.
The things that bring us happiness are things that we must choose.
He left the answers lying in the early morning rain,
And the likes of that young stranger will not be seen again.

Now I'm a lonely poet just like he was before.
My shadow's lean and hungry lying on the parlor floor.
And I wonder if he knows the seed his wisdom left behind,
Growing like a flower in the shadows of my mind.




AENGUS FINNAN
Lightfoot

On the road that lies before us, from sea to shining sea
There’s a voice in the distance that beckons “follow me”

And it’s there within the forest, and beneath the silver moon
And it whistles in the wires with the memory of a tune

Well you tread this country Lightfoot, and you took a mighty stand
When you saw in her a beauty and you held her rugged hand

From her shield and her shoreline, you gathered in rhyme
Tender words that told her story, they linger yet in time

Ever will this land remember
Ever will your name be strong
Ever will the true north ring
With the glory of your song

Through the wide and rolling prairies, to the lights of Massey Hall
You sang about a people, dreamers one and all

And you climbed the highest mountains, felt the early morning rain
You traveled to the southland, but came back home again

Ever will this land remember
Ever will your name be strong
Ever will the true north ring
With the glory of your song

Long gone, the Riverboat and Yorkville Days
Long gone, the lines the navies laid
Long gone, lovers and the carefree highway
Still here are the tracks you made

Ever will this land remember
Ever will your name be strong
Ever will the true north ring
With the glory of your song
Ever will Canada
Sing the glory of your song


ED MULLEN
“it began as a poem I did while musing about Gordon Lightfoot's 60th birthday in 1998” http://edmullen.net/mp3/Ed_Mullen-Ma..._-_Courses.mp3

CATHY COWETTE
http://cathycowette.com/rams/10-Toronto-In-May-clip.ram

WAYNE FRANCIS
http://www.lightfoot.ca/t2track.htm
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:45 AM   #58
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Ray, please post your comp or lyrics if available, sure would dig it
Oh do keep up Jimbo
I did give you not one but two links to Ray's lyrics document viz:-
"Yahoo fan club group Ray Murray his lyrics only are at:-
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/kJ9qR11...tfootin%27.doc
or use
http://lightfootin.notlong.com"
actually due to the fact that Ray seems in the recent past to have deleted the file from "fanclub" Group neither link will now work
So now that I am delighted that Ray is posting here (love your member name Ray) perhaps he will post his lyrics here??
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:45 PM   #59
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LIGHTFOOTIN'--Ray Murray

Now here's to you, you ol' son-of-a-gun
You taught me how to play when I was so young
From the Early Morning Rain, to Sundown's last refrain
I played all night long with ol' Lightfoot
So I bought your records, and I bought your books
I put the records on and I opened up them books
I turned the turn-table on
when I wrapped my guitar around me and I played along

Chorus:

So don't leave me here to play for myselve
I really get bored just doin' that stuff
Come'on Gord, You Are What I Am
I'm Alberta Bound on a Summer Breeze
Daylight Katy humming in my ear
Hope to play this for you next year

2nd Verse

So here's to thirty-odd years playing with you
Here's to All The Lovely Ladies you taught too
Here's to Somewhere USA, Just Looking At The Rain
Don't for get Cotton Jenny on your way back home

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:39 PM   #60
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Not bad Ray, but I have to hear you do it.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #61
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I have a poorly recorded demo of Lightfootin' which I'm reluctant to share over the internet. I'm hoping to re-record it for an on-going cd project of original songs from fans of Guy Clark entitled We Ain't Going Nowhere/Songs Of Those Who Can't Quit Their Day Jobs-Volume 3
I'll burn you a copy as soon as I record it to my expectations,
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:48 PM   #62
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such a wonderfully penned tribute, Ray...so many faves cleverly weaved in there, cheers!
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