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Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Re: HAPPY 83rd Gordon

Last week when a plasticsurgeon said he had booked me into hospital on Nov17 to remove a melanoma on my nose, my first thought was "That's Gord's birthday." The operation went well, by the way,...
Forum: Small Talk 10-03-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

On my previous Small Talk thread "And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album", I mentioned James Taylor's song "Angels Of Fenway", which described how in 2004 the Boston Red Sox broke their...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

And for my final YouTube offering, here is Tony Rice's studio performance of Lightfoot's "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctrhodBCXv4
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

Tony Rice's studio performance of Gord's "Whispers Of The North":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsUJGTsNXOA
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Re: Iowa Concerts (July 19-20)

Thank you, Seafarer John, for another excellent Gord Road Trip report. Considering the Jul19 and Jul20 venues were 200 miles apart (3-and-a-half hours by car) and therefore not many people would...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

A live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Ten Degrees And Getting Colder":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nikO4Yls52Y
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Gord still getting played on Australian radio

Around lunchtime on a recent weekend I heard Gordon's "If You Could Read My Mind" played on Melbourne easy-listening radio station MAGIC 693. Joveski in Melbourne would be interested to know that. He...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

A live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Bitter Green":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQmx-0Ziwq8
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

A live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Song For A Winter's Night":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oonDSMMj88
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

A live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=608tDKO6aL0
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

And here's a live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Cold On The Shoulder":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPiOAK08-a4
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Re: Thanks for posting and replying while I couldn't log on!

Welcome back, Char. But the thanks are to Imported Next Saturday for leading all of us to Firefox.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

A live Tony Rice version of Lightfoot's "Shadows":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9rR1bPgKOA
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

For those interested in video of Tony performing a Lightfoot song, here is a live version of "Home From The Forest":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRNeLb2tkWE
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVl1ibykWZU


I just discovered this live video of "Freeborn Man". An awesome set of talented musicians, led by Tony Rice. He has often been called the greatest...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Re: Tony Rice

I am very sad hearing that. Tony Rice's album of Gordon Lightfoot covers triggered my love of bluegrass music. He died suddenly on Christmas Day aged 69 while making his morning coffee....
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,125
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

Two-and-a-half years later, I have just posted a sequel thread titled "And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album", but this time I was less self-indulgent and relegated it to the Small Talk...
Forum: Small Talk 09-04-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,140
And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album

Back in Mar2018, self-indulgently using the General Discussion forum, I posted a thread titled "Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album". It described the CD I had compiled with 4 tracks to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

My CD of "Solo" arrived a week ago with an "80 Years Strong" t-shirt which is several sizes too small (because I didn't realise there was a drop-down size menu!)

My favourite songs on it are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Re: Authorized online lightfoot store

And I just ordered the "Solo" CD and an "80 Years Strong" t-shirt. I wish the Richard Harison Book "Once upon a Red Eye: Life on the Road with Gordon Lightfoot" had been available too.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,055
Re: Favorite 'Harmony' Song

1. End Of All Time
2. Clouds Of Loneliness
3. River Of Light

A big thank-you to those of you who have been resurrecting such interesting threads from before 2008 when I discovered the Corfid...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Re: The first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot

Mike in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA,

I remember 3XY (1420 and later 1422 on the AM band) and it was one of the radio stations in the 1970s playing "Sundown" which first got me noticing Lightfoot's music...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Re: Postponement of Royal Oak Concerts

I assume that's because of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. Many music tours and stage shows in Australia have been postponed or cancelled too, along with the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (at...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Re: The first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot

I can't remember the first time I heard a Gordon Lightfoot song, but it must have been "Sundown" in 1974 when Australian radio stations were playing it constantly. It reached No 4 in Australia. The...
Forum: Small Talk 01-05-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Re: Photos from daughter's visit to "Massey Hall"

Thanks, Char. She said she walked around "several blocks" and got too cold to keep looking. Can't blame her for giving it less priority than I would have.
Forum: Small Talk 12-31-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Re: Photos from daughter's visit to "Massey Hall"

And a happy new year to you, FL. South-eastern Australia is already 11 hours into 2020 and 1 month into summer. Raging bushfires in New South Wales, South Australia and my state Victoria have killed...
Forum: Small Talk 12-31-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Photos from daughter's visit to "Massey Hall"

My daughter just had a 5-week holiday in the USA and Canada, including Toronto. Before she left Australia, she asked what I would like her to bring home for me. I said a photo of Massey Hall. She...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Re: IYCRMM heard at Australian bar 28Dec2019

Yep, I think it was that one. Today I also googled the Viola Wills version. So I've heard each of them once, and once was more than enough for a lifetime.
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
IYCRMM heard at Australian bar 28Dec2019

Last night as I was leaving the Dandenong RSL club in outer Melbourne, I heard "If You Could Read My Mind" playing throughout the building. It wasn't Gord's original, but a disco recording with a...
Forum: Small Talk 11-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,317
Toronto Raptors cap sighted in Australia

On Friday morning here in Melbourne, I got off the train at Prahran Station near my office and noticed a young man getting off wearing a red Toronto Raptors cap. So Gord's local NBA basketball team...
Forum: Small Talk 10-28-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,155
Re: KRISTOFFERSON review - Australia

Char,

Those reviews from Christchurch (New Zealand) and Mt White (Australia) were very interesting. The writer of the Australian article, Derryn Hinch, is a well-known TV-radio-newspaper...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Re: Toronto - listen to CRT

Now that I think of it, it was fitting that the one time I heard The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald on the radio (1986) was at Lakes Entrance on the Gippsland Lakes (3 hours east of Melbourne),...
Forum: Small Talk 08-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,531
Bob Seger tribute band Night Movers (in Melbourne)

I understand there are several Bob Seger fans on this forum. This week I attended a gig by Night Movers, the first Seger tribute band I have heard of in Australia. It is a 7-piece band, comprising...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 06-29-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,035
Re: Lightfoot Medley Kenny Rogers & the First Edition

Good versions. Is it my imagination or was the musical performance pre-recorded? (e g "Early Morning Rain" had a prominent flute, but there was no flautist on camera.)
Forum: Small Talk 06-16-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,238
Re: Inside Out A Ssense Of Joy.

Charlene was only trying to be helpful.
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