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Old 02-09-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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hehe I get a kick out of Gordon's comment, "We're like Barnum and Bailey...We'll take anybody."
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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Welcome to the "Gord Board", Hershey102. Keep on postin' ! Oh, and thanks for the article!
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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Welcome from me as well Hershey 102. Thanks for sharing the article!

The Gord Board, that sounds great Kathy.

Podunklander {hehe} your a funny one.

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Old 02-10-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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Welcome from me as well Hershey 102. Thanks for sharing the article!

The Gord Board, that sounds great Kathy.

Podunklander {hehe} your a funny one.
I think Gordon's the funny one -but I do now feel like I'm going to see 'Phineas and friends'
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Martin Guitar, Sounding Board, Volume 12:

Sounding Board PDF

Once you open the PDF, click on Letters.

Hi Duff!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:07 PM   #7
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Martin Guitar, Sounding Board, Volume 12:

Sounding Board PDF

Once you open the PDF, click on Letters.

Hi Duff!
Ha I thought I recognised the name. Duff was the person who in my book famously asked me on the Newsgroup how to make a pound sign () which allowed me to have a bit of fun at his expense:-
see:-
http://www.poundsign.notlong.com
welcome aboard sir what took you so long???
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:57 PM   #8
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The Gord Board, that sounds great Kathy.
That's what DSR calls it. I like that name a whole lot better than "Corfid" .
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:15 PM   #9
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Podunklander {hehe} your a funny one.
Yes, she sure is!! She keeps me ROFLMAO all the time!!!
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:21 AM   #10
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Just came from the show in Knoxville. It was great to see Gord again after 10 years. I tried to get the set list down, in case anyone's interested:

Triangle
Cotton Jenny
(some funny comments about how the US election is "entertaining")
14 Karat Gold
Never Too Close
In My Fashion
A Painter Passing Through
Rainy Day People
(Gord here comments that it seems as if they just left the stage from last time)
Shadows
Beautiful
Carefree Highway
Hang Dog Hotel Room
Ribbon Of Darkness
Sundown
The Watchman's Gone

-Intermission-

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Alberta Bound
The Pony Man
Clouds Of Loneliness
Waiting For You (written on transcontinental flight, Gord says)
My Little Love
If Children Had Wings
If You Could Read My Mind
Baby Step Back
Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Encore: Old Dan's Records

Five songs from the Shadows album, more than any other. Interesting.
Gord's voice is not what it used to be, but I'm glad he's hanging in there, especially after all he's been through. I'm happy about getting to see him one more time, at least.

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Old 02-12-2008, 01:58 AM   #11
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'If children had wings' must be a raritie these days??
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:42 AM   #12
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Okay my friends, here it is. It was very exciting to see Gordon and his orchestra again. The crowd let them know they were really glad to have them in Knoxville. Gordon even remarked several times how surprised he was that so many people came out on a Monday night. If Gordon's voice sounded weak a few times it was because he has a cold. The Pony Man and If Children had Wings sounded wonderful. I think he really enjoyed singing them for us. Will report in tomorrow night (or Wednesday morning).

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Old 02-12-2008, 07:09 AM   #13
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Thanks to both of you bigal6610 & DSR.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #14
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interesting second half..I hope he is feeling better soon. His voice sounded a bit hoarse in the phone interviews that were posted..
thanks for the updates!
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My Little Love and If Children Had Wings? Plus Watchman and HANGDOG, dang I wish I was there and I hope that he keeps singing them until I see him!!
I don't care what he sounds like - he is Gordon Lightfoot! He sings, I'll be there any time I can.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #16
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I had always wondered why Gord didn't throw in a rarity or two into his set lists to keep things fresh.

Looks like he has finally done so with "My Little Love" and "If Children Had Wings".

Back in the late 1990's, he put "On Susan's Floor" and "That Same Old Obsession" into the set lists which I thought was a great move.

What a treat for long-time fans.

Can't wait for the Onamia-Appleton-Des Moines concerts now.

By the way, I have heard that Onamia is nearly sold out for both shows.

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:23 PM   #17
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I had always wondered why Gord didn't throw in a rarity or two into his set lists to keep things fresh.
Same here....now, if only he would pull out "I'll Tag Along" from his bag of treats.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #18
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By the way, I have heard that Onamia is nearly sold out for both shows.

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Have tickets in hand, John - hope to see you there!!
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #19
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I like the set list....lots of really good songs.
I wonder how they ever decide what to play. I am not sure how many individual songs Gordon L. has penned but it must be tough to choose from all the options.

I can't wait till it's my turn to see him in person. I am so excited!
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:21 AM   #20
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Same here....now, if only he would pull out "I'll Tag Along" from his bag of treats.
I hope he does..it's been discussed a couple of times..maybe as a special request..
I hope..
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I cant see why he doesnt do that one more often, because I have many TV appearance of him doing that exact song.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:28 PM   #22
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Yes, she sure is!! She keeps me ROFLMAO all the time!!!
She reminds me of Cathy Cowett, who doesn't post anymore. Im sure cousin podunklander and Cathy would get along real good.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:18 PM   #23
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My two boys (7 and 8) love Gordon's music. In your opinion would they enjoy the live show?
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:15 PM   #24
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That's an interesting question. I took my then 8-9 ( now 27) year old son to see him, and he remembers it to this day. It was his first concert of any sort, so the bigger-than-life factor was in play. I was also fully prepared to take him outside if he became disruptive. Thankfully, he was as mesmerized as I was.

But Lightfoot then sounded more like the Lps/Cds my son had grown up listening to. My suggestion......take a chance.......worst case......"Another tale to tell".

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:07 AM   #25
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Thanks RM for the advice. I took my 8 year old last night here in Chattanooga. I had second row seats and we had no baby sitter. So my wife stayed home with our youngest. My choice was go alone or take one child and let him see the legend up close and personal. It was awesome. My son loved it and was as you said "mesmerized".

He can't stop talking about "Carefree Highway"...or should I say 'every highway'...he refuses to believe that Gordon is saying "carefree". Also, he loved Old Dan's Records and "Early Morning Rain" (he also is a big Elvis fan).

Anyway, I am thrilled I took him. Thanks for the advice again.
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