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Old 10-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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from a "Newbie"...

After a week of being like a kid in a candy shop for the first time.... I love this place!
At the risk of being redundant, Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and keep it so vibrant.

One question I have though... Do you think Gord ever stops in? I would have to think he'd be curious of what we thought and were saying.

I have no plausible explanation of why I didn't find this place sooner, if it were a poisonous snake I'd be a dead man a hundred times over!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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from a "Newbie"...

After a week of being like a kid in a candy shop for the first time.... I love this place!
At the risk of being redundant, Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and keep it so vibrant.

One question I have though... Do you think Gord ever stops in? I would have to think he'd be curious of what we thought and were saying.

I have no plausible explanation of why I didn't find this place sooner, if it were a poisonous snake I'd be a dead man a hundred times over!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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Gord does not have a computer, does not use a computer. But, I am sure his kids stop in and so do the people related to his management.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:56 PM   #4
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I'm sure he at least knows about the site; has heard of it at some point or another.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Peter Bro10:
from a "Newbie"...
Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and keep it so vibrant.
From another newbie, I want to chime in and say "thank you" - this is a great community with some very kind, pleasant and helpful members.

I checked in from time to time while I was on vacation and was so happy to read all the updates on GL's health and reviews of his current concerts.

Thank you all!
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Peter Bro10:
from a "Newbie"...
Thanks to all of you who make this site possible and keep it so vibrant.
From another newbie, I want to chime in and say "thank you" - this is a great community with some very kind, pleasant and helpful members.

I checked in from time to time while I was on vacation and was so happy to read all the updates on GL's health and reviews of his current concerts.

Thank you all!
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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Me three! :D

I also want to say thanks to the site owner and moderator(s) who have created and maintained this site. I've really enjoyed this great resource the last few months and all of ya folks have been so nice and knowledgeable as well.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:54 PM   #8
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I'm not the owner (but I play one on TV!) LOL! :D

On their behalf,I will say your very welcome. Just like all of you,I found this site by surprise ("much to my surprise" ).

I actually was still not very internet savvy in 2002 and just for fun thought,I'll try this in a yahoo search but I'm sure Gordon Lightfoot wouldn't register anything. Wrong!

I peeked in for a couple of months and finally in Feb. '03,got the nerve to post a message and finally register officially sometime later.

As for Gord's knowledge of the site,yes he does know about it. In recent shows he's thanked "the web people" for keeping his name out there,or such.

Hope you all are staying around. See you next time!
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:47 AM   #9
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Hey Bro10 - I wanted to say welcome, then noticed in your profile you'd already posted 20-odd times, and likely have had the welcome wagon roled out already!

If not, or even if so, welcome !

This (corfid) is a great group. This is definately the best site, the most members, guaranteed daily activity, and extremely knowledgable constituency.

Knowledge of Lightfoot here is astounding !
We have everything from idol-worshippers of Gord's, to fans on the long haul like me, listening to him for 30+ years, to teenagers and other new fans happily proving quality music is timeless and ageless.

And, we have people who've been fans in excess of 40 years, many are retired, semi-retired or getting close, and enjoy the benefit of being able to travel to concerts of Gord's just about anywhere, and meet as friends.

We're not talking bohemian-style micro-bus flower-power traveling Lightheads LOL, (although those are cool, too!). Rather, people who have enjoyed long full careers that are able to attend concerts as a hobby. Now that's a tough life !

I've made many good friends here, people that really care about YOU. And just about everyone seems like an instant acquaintance that share an appreciation of Gord - the man and his music.

Good to have you. - geo Steve
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #10
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We're glad you are enjoying the site - along with Wayne's site and Val's site I think all things Lightfoot are covered!
The message board here keeps us all connected...

other great sites:
www.lightfoot.ca
and
www.gordonlightfoot.com

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Old 10-13-2006, 08:38 AM   #11
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We're glad you are enjoying the site - along with Wayne's site and Val's site I think all things Lightfoot are covered!
The message board here keeps us all connected...

other great sites:
www.lightfoot.ca
and
www.gordonlightfoot.com

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Old 10-13-2006, 10:01 AM   #12
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Gord is certainly aware of this group as at several concerts he has made reference to us as "his internet people". Whether he reads any of the postings, or has certain ones brought to his attention, I have no idea.

Gord is a humble man and perhaps our interest and devotion sometimes bordering on worship embarrasses him. (after all, for some people Gord and God differ by only one letter!)

Several years ago while performing at Massey Hall, he was gracious enough to permit a private meeting with his "internet people". Couldn't wash my hand for several days after shaking his hand that had penned so many musical gems.

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Old 10-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #13
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Not to change the subject, but I floated the idea past my wife, of a trip North next year, to Massey Hall for a GL concert. She was rather receptive, much to my surprise!
I've never been to Canada... but this idea is growing on me like corfid!!!
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Old 10-13-2006, 08:23 PM   #14
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Hi Peter and welcome aboard this very tall ship. Not being that different than you I remember the "newbie" days as many of us do as well. This is a warm comfort zone to hang out for sure and it's because of the music that it's all happened. The songs were written and heard; the audience reacted with warm appreciation and this forum gives us all the opportunity to express our feelings, have them shared with others and the possibilities seem endless. I don't know why but every time I start writing about Gordon Lightfoot, the points I try to make always end up with words from his song titles. Time for me play a song or two. Hope to meet you and your wife at one of the concerts. Sincerely, Ron Jones.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:01 PM   #15
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Hey Peter - if you're planning on heading up here then you better plan for May 2008 - Gord usually has an 18 month break in between Massey gigs...
May in Toronto is SO much nicer than November...
other than the concerts and Lightfoot and Heffernan's birthdays that is...
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:01 PM   #16
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Hey Peter - if you're planning on heading up here then you better plan for May 2008 - Gord usually has an 18 month break in between Massey gigs...
May in Toronto is SO much nicer than November...
other than the concerts and Lightfoot and Heffernan's birthdays that is...
lol
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:44 AM   #17
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Thanks for the heads-up info, Charlene. May does sound better than November for sure.
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by charlene:
Hey Peter - if you're planning on heading up here then you better plan for May 2008 - Gord usually has an 18 month break in between Massey gigs...
May in Toronto is SO much nicer than November...
other than the concerts and Lightfoot and Heffernan's birthdays that is...
lol
Not sure I agree with that one Char, Autumn, with all it's wonderful colors, even November, can be a very nice time, to experience a Gordon Lightfoot concert also. Sort of an early Christmas gift, before the holliday season kicks into gear.

I guess the bottom line is; anytime of the year is a good time for a Gordon Lightfoot Concert.

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Originally posted by charlene:
Hey Peter - if you're planning on heading up here then you better plan for May 2008 - Gord usually has an 18 month break in between Massey gigs...
May in Toronto is SO much nicer than November...
other than the concerts and Lightfoot and Heffernan's birthdays that is...
lol
Not sure I agree with that one Char, Autumn, with all it's wonderful colors, even November, can be a very nice time, to experience a Gordon Lightfoot concert also. Sort of an early Christmas gift, before the holliday season kicks into gear.

I guess the bottom line is; anytime of the year is a good time for a Gordon Lightfoot Concert.

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Old 10-14-2006, 08:08 AM   #20
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Any time is a good time - you're right about that...but mid-November in Toronto can be bleak and cold...the trees are pretty much bare by then and if you hate being cold like I do, then autumn, even as gorgeous as it can be just means winter is making it's way again. And THAT is something I can do without!
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:08 AM   #21
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Any time is a good time - you're right about that...but mid-November in Toronto can be bleak and cold...the trees are pretty much bare by then and if you hate being cold like I do, then autumn, even as gorgeous as it can be just means winter is making it's way again. And THAT is something I can do without!
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:14 PM   #22
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Oh come on Char.

The lake is blue, the sky is gray
and the leaves have turned to gold.
The wild geese will be on their way
the weather's much too cold.

When the muskie and the old trout too
have all gone down to rest.

We will be returning
to the things that we love best.

Gord and cold weather... yup think so.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #23
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[QUOTE]
The wild geese will be on their way
the weather's much too cold.
QUOTE]

heck - even the CANADA geese leave town!
lolol

I loves my Lightfoot but i HATES the cold...

Only for Lightfoot do I walk brown and gritty Yonge st. in the winter...
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[QUOTE]
The wild geese will be on their way
the weather's much too cold.
QUOTE]

heck - even the CANADA geese leave town!
lolol

I loves my Lightfoot but i HATES the cold...

Only for Lightfoot do I walk brown and gritty Yonge st. in the winter...
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:37 AM   #25
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Only for Lightfoot do I walk brown and gritty Yonge st. in the winter...

Funny, Char, that tune came to mind when I started kicking this idea around, "the streets are brown and gritty" part that is.
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