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Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,690
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: The first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot

There was a thread about this many, many years ago, but it's great that it's come back.

I have a somewhat amusing recollection about this. I was with a group a friends, male and female, in a car,...
Forum: Small Talk 10-30-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: KRISTOFFERSON review - Australia

Sorry, but I'm calling at least a bit of B.S. Dean Martin was never married to Connie Stevens, and his "drunk act" was really an act. Also, "Oh! My Papa" was not his big hit. He may be getting...
Forum: Small Talk 04-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,251
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Borderstone Takes A Bride ?!

Nice going, B! Sounds like you did it right--friendship and mutuality first, then a deeper relationship. Wishing you both 1000 years of happiness!
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,315
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Beverley Lightfoot Eyers

Very sorry to hear this. It's my understanding that she helped him through some of his rougher moments and helped him on the road to his sobriety, so we have to thank her that Gord is still around. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,497
Posted By Don Quixote

Very cool, indeed. One correction, though. He wasn't there at the end of June for the "equinox", but the summer solstice. The equinoxes (vernal and autumnal) happen in March and September, when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,474
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: If Gord's Lungs Could Speak

Hi, Touhy.

Just a little perspective from someone who was young when the surgeon general's notice about tobacco came out (1964, was it?). It's true that lots of people suspected that tobacco...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,906
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Inspiration for Miguel

Phil Ochs did an excellent rendition of this; it's quite possible that GL was inspired by the poem and by Ochs' musical interpretation, since they certainly knew and interacted with each other in...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Rex DeLong has passed away

Ah, not the Rez! We had some very fine conversations here some years ago.
May he rest in peace.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,031
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Where is Biscuit City?

True enough. But if you use Google Earth, you'll find that there is a Biscuit City Street in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,841
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: PEEKSKILL (August 8,2015 concert) Interview

Interesting, Sir John.

I would also point to some "shifting" memories" regarding the Fitz. Didn't he always say he started writing it after seeing an article in Newsweek? I suspect Newsweek...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,970
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Paul McCartney-Gordon Lightfoot

"...when you're down and s--t outta luck"
"washin' the bullsh--t down"

We all have our moments, don't we? The difference is, that if you only have the profane and the "edgy for edgy's sake" to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,406
Posted By Don Quixote
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,433
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: SURVEY: Rank your favourite 4 Word Title Songs

Quite a list.
My top 10 would be:

The Mountains and Maryann
Affair on 8th Avenue
Home from the Forest
All the Lovely Ladies
Too Late for Prayin'
Drink Yer Glasses Empty
Looking at the Rain
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,879
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: SURVEY: Your favourite Side B opening cut?

Top 3:

Mountains and Maryann
Steel Rail Blues
Yarmouth Castle

The rest:

A Tree too Weak to Stand
Can't Depend on Love
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Poll: Favourite Closing Song on an album

If he had titled the song "Cabernet", I might have moved it up a couple of notches.☺
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Poll: Favourite Closing Song on an album

I'll try to rate them all from favorite to least favorite.

If I Could
Too Late for Prayin'
Pony Man
Drink Yer Glasses
Hi'way Songs
Did She Mention My Name
I'll Tag Along
Broken Dreams
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,590
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: IT's time for a QUESTION:

If I had to rate the "leadoff" songs of each album, it would be:

Don Quixote (what did you want me to say?)
Race Among the Ruins
Rich Man's Spiritual
Minstrel of the Dawn...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,207
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: AUDIO-70's INTERVIEW-Sylvia Tyson interviews Gordon

This was a great find, lots of fun to listen to.
Two quick notes:
1) He's certainly changed his tune when it comes to people covering his music. Back in those days, he wasn't exactly thrilled...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,819
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: MAC WISEMAN to be inducted into Country Music HOF.

Sounds like the inspiration for "Hangdog Hotel Room".
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,736
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Lightfoot CMAO awards speech

"...and I've got the emotional trauma to prove it... So many girls, and so many kids..."
Best part of the speech.
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 04-17-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,777
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: If You Need Me - Brian Ekard GREAT vocals

Holy cow. One of the best imitations ever. A little bit off in some of the phrasing, but so spot-on in other places that you'd think it was the man himself. I'm impressed.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,534
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: your favourite Lightfoot song today... and ONLY TODAY

Two, strangely--Rainbow Trout and Your Love's Return.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,492
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Words in Gord's lyrics & nobody else's

"Haloed"? For some reason, "If You Need Me" has been running around what's left of my brain these days.
I suspect "Lemon Lilies" is also not much used, from "Whisper my Name."

Best to all,
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,286
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: 10 things Canada does better than anywhere else

You might want to add one more to the list. I understand that Canada has just struck down all off its anti-prostitution laws.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,264
Posted By Don Quixote
Anyone missing?

From famous folk singers:
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,110
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Been all the way to Biscayne Bay

I thought about "Morning Glory", but also "Yarmouth Castle" ("She's a-headin' south through Biscayne Bay into the open sea"). Somehow I don't think "The Ballad of Shuckers Waterfront Grill" is going...
Forum: Small Talk 06-16-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Borderstone is having ANOTHER birthday!

Hope all your days are as happy as this one, Walter.
The only problem is: every time you say you have a birthday, I end up being another year older than the last time. I don't have that many left...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,494
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Space Poll: songs that are Out of this World

"The Last Time I Saw Her"--
"A million miles beyond the moon/That's where she is."
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,163
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Stompin' Tom has died at 77

As with most of us in the U.S., I had barely heard of Stompin' Tom. But a few years ago, I was preparing a conference presentation on Canadian music as a way of teaching language, geography history...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,950
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: Clapton's 1977 cover of "LOOKING AT THE RAIN" is released

Nice, indeed.
But it also shows by comparison what a voice Gord had on the DQ album; his version is so much more beautiful, and expressively sad, and his phrasing is far superior. Clapton did a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,235
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: videos (25) from Charleston concert-Sept.17,2012

Great videos (I looked at about 1/2 of them); I just wish people wouldn't sing along.
A few observations:
1) Gord was in better voice than the last time I saw him (2005 or 06?); that's always a...
Forum: Small Talk 04-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,519
Posted By Don Quixote
Pete Fornatale

Dead at 66.

For those of us who were in the NYC area in the early '70s, he was an institution...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,731
Posted By Don Quixote
One more ship song?

There's nobody but Gord who could write about the Italian liner, right? There's lots of action, a backdrop of people playing and having fun and then suddenly in danger for their lives, a captain who...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,739
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: 1965 photo of lightfoot

Yes, and don't forget what they rhymed "hair" with--"debonair". I doubt that you'd see that word in a commercial nowadays.
Brylcreem, a little dab'll do ya,
Brylcreem, you'll look so debonair....
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,612
Posted By Don Quixote
Re: New Year's Eve . . . Silvesterabend

Hey, Rez!
Long time no hear. Glad you're still among the Lightheads. Hope you have had a blessed Christmas and New Year season. Don't be a stranger...
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