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Old 12-11-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I'm not too sure if I'm putting this in the right spot, so my apologies if I'm not. I came across the link for this site in a facebook group, and here I am! So, for my stats...my name is Nikki...I'm 22 and I love Gordon Lightfoot. I also love Blue Rodeo, Paul Simon (I named my dog "Paul Simon"), James Taylor, Bob Dylan, CCR...pretty much all the music that came out before I was even born I grew up listening to Gordon Lightfoot, and it just kind of carried over. I'm seeing him in April for the first time, and I'm so excited. I know I'm gonna cry.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hi Nikki,

Nice that you are a fan of such great music I saw Gordon for the first time in April. It was a wonderful experience. He is truly a great talent and wonderful performer.
Awesome to share the same space with him for a couple of hours and hear him sing.

Glad you are here. Lots of friendly people and a wealth of knowledge about Gordon and his music.

Have fun
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:52 AM   #3
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Welcome Nikki ! Glad to have more friendly folk to echange witty
reparte...naw...! - more like down-to-earth Rainy Day People, you'll be glad you came here, its a nice family of friends.

My musical interests are pretty similar to yours. If I had to take one
decade of music stranded on a desert isle, it would definately be the
70's. Lightfoot accounts easily for over 3/4 of my listening time at
home; I like some old Rock when I'm driving in addition to The Man. I
like Old Gold American Standards, primarily by contemporary artists,
with Big Band as the theme for their indivual dive into oldies - like
Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Nancy La
Mott, etc.

What is Blue Rodeo like ? I keep hearing more and more in corfid here
about them. What would you compare them to , if you had to come close ?

Do you like facebook ? Like everything, I have heard both cautionary
statements about facebook; but I have also heard the same, especially
lately about MySpace, which I am a member of, very inactive, except for
a few friends and family on it spread around the country. I like the
analogy applied to facebook and MySpace, and the like, that is used
often to describe the internet in a broader-stroke; as a dynamic,
extremely diverse, driver and buyer and surfer beware, but not so much
you don't have fun. Moreover, the analogy goes on to its main part -
that of the internet being compared to a large city.

There are beatiful parks, gardens, museums, aquariums, theatres showing
good and bad movies, and countless things healthy and fascinating. And,
it is also said on the flipside to be a world of 'evils' when
downloading the wrong file, opening the wrong file, hyperlinking to the
wrong site, copying, purchasing, etc. And for every good exit off the
internet highway, there is a bad exit, the one you regret taking 1/4
mile off because the signs were poorly thought out - and you get caught
under an overpass, at night, in a dark, dingy industrial part of town-
and you've got a flat tire.

No point changing it if you driving a nice car or SUV (if its my
truck, no worries - lol), or are poor at defending yourself or under-
equipped to do so; just raise all the windows, lock all the doors, and
call for help on your cellphone, cause even if you survived changing
the tire, by the time you got back in the bad guys would have stolen
your tires, wheels, hubcaps, halogen lights, and you'd be up on blocks,
and not even know it til you were done wiping the grease off your hands

I don't think its categorically dangerous anymore than I think it is
categorically safe. You and every one else knows this, except for those
who are not familiar with the internet and have just heard horror
stories about it.

The only reason I mention these truisms is that the same
argument seems to be going on now about MySpace, and FaceBook,
and a bevy of niche interest mega-blogs. Six months ago I heard
'facebook is BAD news - stay out of IT, man'. Then 6 months later, I
hear 'MySpace is the one that is really going down hill' .

Phooey. Common sense, healthy skeptical optimism seems a safe steady
course. I know were it not for MySpace, I would not be a cyber 'friend'
of one of Lightfoot's previous 15 year veteran band members - PeeWee
Charles, he has a fascinating site with a song he composed the
arrangement for, as a Eulogy and inspirational song regarding
9/11. Very friendly guy, and quite open to talking with us Lightheads.
With near 2,000 of us in corfid alone, I don't see how he does it !

Well, welcome again; and I would like to hear your thoughts on

facebook. Good to have you !
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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welcome to corfid Nikki!
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:25 PM   #5
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welcome along nikki!
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:19 PM   #6
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Welcome, Nikki.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I'm glad you guys have the GL knowledge. All the knowledge I've picked up was from the Songbook box set, and wikipedia, haha.

As for my favorite songs, there's tons of them...I find the songs that I usually skip over on my ipod, and then give a chance listen to are the ones I love. Like, I never really gave Summer Side Of Life a chance, but when I did listen to it, I loved it. I do love Same Old Loverman, I'd Do It Again, Steel Rail Blues, If It Should Please You, I'm Not Supposed To Care, Canary Yellow Canoe...lol...the list goes on and on and on.

As for Blue Rodeo...well, they rock. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Jim Cuddy is so hot When I saw them I cried so hard! My dad took me for my birthday...he was so embarrassed..."Are you CRYING?!?! I'll give you something to cry about! I'll throw you over the balcony!" ahh, good times. It was because of that, he said he would be damned if he went to Gordon Lightfoot with me.

I don't mind facebook. Its good for keeping in touch with family and whatnot. You just have to be careful. I don't know how the viruses and stuff end up on there. My friend ended up with a bunch of spam and advertisements on her "wall" for awhile there.

Hey, so do you guys know if GL, sticks around after a show to sign autographs or anything? I told the woman I'm going to the concert with that if I ever met him, I would get him to sign my arm and then I would go out and get that tattooed
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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yeah I had to hold back on the temptation to ask Gordon to sign me...I quickly realized there weren't any smooth writing surfaces remaining.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:48 PM   #9
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great reply Nikki and if you want to use that Search feature here it is pretty simple...you could put in Blue Rodeo or Tattoo for some interesting past discussions and pics...i've never heard of getting an autograph tattooed, that would be quite something!

and char and others have posted wonderful stories of their after concert close encounters of the Gord kind, tons of photos to see in the archives of Gord sharing his post-gig time
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:52 PM   #10
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yeah I had to hold back on the temptation to ask Gordon to sign me...I quickly realized there weren't any smooth writing surfaces remaining.
oh dear, lol

i actually saw Jim Cuddy sign the broad side of a woman's boob while i was waiting in line for him to sing something for a big fan from Boston...Gord might go for it...sign, seal and even deliver (i have no idea what that means, lol)
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:03 PM   #11
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Hi Nikki, welcome!
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:44 PM   #12
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maybe I'll get Gord to sign his name by my Maple Leaf tattoo..
nah..he liked it the way it is..
Hey Pam - the inside of the forearm stays pretty smooth - you could get one there!
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:28 PM   #13
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maybe I'll get Gord to sign his name by my Maple Leaf tattoo..
nah..he liked it the way it is..
Hey Pam - the inside of the forearm stays pretty smooth - you could get one there!
oh Char...I could just see it now:

To Pam,
Go lift some weights
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:07 PM   #14
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between the two of us we could bench press him..all 148 pounds!!
lol
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:37 PM   #15
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what an odd image of you guys, a Gord Sandwich?
hold the...duh, forget it...lol
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:40 PM   #16
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you know i LOVES the sandwiches JJ!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #17
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Hey everyone! I'm not too sure if I'm putting this in the right spot, so my apologies if I'm not. I came across the link for this site in a facebook group, and here I am! So, for my stats...my name is Nikki...I'm 22 and I love Gordon Lightfoot. I also love Blue Rodeo, Paul Simon (I named my dog "Paul Simon"), James Taylor, Bob Dylan, CCR...pretty much all the music that came out before I was even born I grew up listening to Gordon Lightfoot, and it just kind of carried over. I'm seeing him in April for the first time, and I'm so excited. I know I'm gonna cry.
Hello there! And a big howdy do! Welcome to the group. I first came across this site when I was looking through Wikipedia one day, and I've enjoyed it ever since. I went to my first Lightfoot concert in October of this year, and I had such a good time that I couldn't help but sing along. I STILL break out in a big grin every time I think about that night. So Nikki, I know you're going to have the greatest time of your life.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:17 AM   #18
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My son weighs more than that and I can lift him up in one arm!
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for your sake, it's a good thing Pam didn't lose that Manny bet!!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:42 AM   #19
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for your sake, it's a good thing Pam didn't lose that Manny bet!!!
I was thinking the same thing. Sometimes misfortune works out for the best.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #20
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Gordon told me that in September when I gave him a 'too big' "Large" T-Shirt as an early Birthday gift..
I think I mentioned it in the BUFFALO report back then...
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:10 PM   #21
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Hi Nikki! What part of the world are you from? I would assume Canada with the Blue Rodeo/Jim Cuddy thing going on. I was 18 when I first heard Gordon- and I hated it! It was not until a year or so that the music began growing on me. I have loved it ever since and I am 31 now. I have seen him in concert four times and met him three. He is a super guy and is very accomodating as far as autographs and pics go.

Here's hoping your Dad never throws you off a balcony!
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:26 AM   #22
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I'm in Edmonton, Alberta. Currently -35 with the windchill

Anyway...you know, from what I've read so far, Gordon seems like a very nice guy when it comes to autographs and whatnot. Hopefully it works out.

Jim Cuddy signed the woman's boob? Really!? That's awesome. Hahaha...I met Ron Jeremy at a strip club back in my younger days, and he signed my boob. Not something I would get tattooed though...that's not something I don't think I would really want to remember. Nice guy and all, but...*shudder*
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:10 AM   #23
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Ron Jeremy, eh? Ha ha! You sound like a spirited person. I am from wwwaayyy down south in the land of cotton. Jackson, Mississippi is my home. I have always wanted to visit Alberta, though. I have been to 43 states and 1 province (Ontario). When I first started college, I wanted to go to the University of Alberta.

I had a cousin who was obsessed with Ron Jeremy. Lord knows why. That guy could have any number of .. uh .. maladies.

Gordon is a great guy. I have a couple of autographs of his, 1 from Terry Clements and 1 from Mike Heffernan. All the guys in the band are fun to talk with. If you're a musician, they love to talk shop, too. I talked with Mike for half an hour about his keyboard setup once.

Anyhoo, I better get back to work.
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