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Old 03-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Thought you all would enjoy these - was browsing through facebook "Vintage Toronto" :
From Mariposa in 1965...from the Toronto Telegram http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

And the Steeles Tavern, where I believe Gordon & his contemporaries played alot: (and I thought it was up at Yonge & Steeles) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/torontohistory/6011354751/
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Thanks so much for this Linda.

It takes me back to a wonderful era and I'm in one of those moments right now.

Guess it's connected with all the celebrations going on with St. Patrick's Day.

Nothing like "smelling the spring on a smokey wind."

RJ.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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"Smelling the spring on a smokey wind"... are you a Pogues or Dubliners man?

I experienced that smell yesterday walking down by the lake near my new 'pad' ... such a powerful hopeful feeling it evoked. Not quite the same smell you get in the industrial north of england, but still evocative.

Love spring, smell of earth warming up.

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Old 03-18-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Hi Linda.

Yes, there's several versions of "Dirty Old Town" out there.
I like them all. It's a really great song written by Ewan MacColl who also wrote "The First Time Ever I saw Your Face" which Gord did a truly remarkable version. It highlights the emotional vibrato and purity of his voice in those early years when the song was recorded.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Quite beautiful that song, I must look up more by Ewan MacColl - I'm a lyrics junkie, but the tunes are also wonderful. Emotional vibrato, purity - yes that's it.

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