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Old 10-24-2006, 01:49 PM   #51
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Exactly what you think it is, lol.

Granny worked for the Board of Elections for many years, and one time had my grandfather, dressed in a girdle, parading up and down State Street with a placard exhorting locals to register to vote. He had a fabulous (very impish) sense of humor. Probably collected on a few bets that he wouldn't do it, too. They were both card-playing fiends. Sunday night was poker night at our house LONG before it became fashionable.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:49 PM   #52
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Exactly what you think it is, lol.

Granny worked for the Board of Elections for many years, and one time had my grandfather, dressed in a girdle, parading up and down State Street with a placard exhorting locals to register to vote. He had a fabulous (very impish) sense of humor. Probably collected on a few bets that he wouldn't do it, too. They were both card-playing fiends. Sunday night was poker night at our house LONG before it became fashionable.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:00 PM   #53
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oh yeah - the chamber pots...ew!
we had them in the cabin for the grandkids who were afraid to head out to the back 40 and the two seater in the woods..
before my grandmother married my grandfather her family owned a big old hotel in Huntsville, Ontario and she was a chambermaid as a young girl....and chamber pots were part and parcel of the household cleaning duties...thank gawd for Mr. Crapper and his invention!

True love and a Chamber Pot....whoda thunk it!?
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:00 PM   #54
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oh yeah - the chamber pots...ew!
we had them in the cabin for the grandkids who were afraid to head out to the back 40 and the two seater in the woods..
before my grandmother married my grandfather her family owned a big old hotel in Huntsville, Ontario and she was a chambermaid as a young girl....and chamber pots were part and parcel of the household cleaning duties...thank gawd for Mr. Crapper and his invention!

True love and a Chamber Pot....whoda thunk it!?
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:25 PM   #55
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I'm old enough to remember when we had a two-seater at their summer place on Cayuga Lake. Many hurrahs when indoor plumbing was installed.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:25 PM   #56
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I'm old enough to remember when we had a two-seater at their summer place on Cayuga Lake. Many hurrahs when indoor plumbing was installed.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:40 AM   #57
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Tom, another good one. Love the black and white photos - really evocative of that time. Very atmosheric. 5 red ones!
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:36 AM   #58
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My father and uncle, back when they were kids, moved the two seater back a couple of feet, hid in the bushes, and watched their drunken uncle fall into the hole. He went in to his hips before he managed to grab the door frame and stop his descent. The kids laughed hysterically.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:49 AM   #59
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Thanks Char and Annie... this is great stuff! I needed a good chuckle!! This is Edification according to John F lol.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:14 PM   #60
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For the record, 7 of the images in the "Mother of a Miners Child" were coloured to start out..they were " adjusted " to fit with the theme.
The first to answer this question gets to request the next GL video... how did I interpret the word "child" as in "Mother of a miner's child"? :D

Quite a memory vein was opened by this video...funny how we can "mine" our mind, sort of, as in haul out the memories...weak I know...I'll stick to what I know I can do. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:00 PM   #61
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tj - not sure what you're asking - the child is the son of the miner singing the song - i think but i'm sure that's not what you're after. BUT that won't stop me from making and wishing for another request. your wonderful GL library of videos is missing the one song that probably introduced 95% of us to him - if you could read my mind.

thanks for the great work.

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Old 10-27-2006, 11:01 PM   #62
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Gahoendoe,,


Great stuff - a pleasure to stop by and see what's new.

Best to you and all here.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:26 AM   #63
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phishfearme: To clarify my challenge...to anyone who can identify how I presented the "Child" in the video, you will "win" a GL Stonewall-video of your choice...it is a trick question indeed. As in many of Gord's lyrics I think they can be interpreted on many levels.

If You Could Read My Mind has now been added to the list of videos to produce after the Massey Hall concert week ion November. Thank you for the request and good luck on solving the " Child" image riddle.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:09 PM   #64
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Gahoendoe,

"The First Time I Ever Saw Her Face" would make a great addition to an already great list ... thanks again.
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:06 AM   #65
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how about 'A passing ship' ?
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:44 PM   #66
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Gahoendoe, thank you very much for the site and the catalog listing of videos. What an impressive, wonderful, and beautiful collection of music videos; I’m mesmerized by the splendor of the visualizations, by the syncopation, by the way the music is entwined with the lyrics. Your instinct is right on because your perspectives and characterizations rendered through the images are most striking. Even though the interpretations are excellent, I have some personal thoughts and interpretations of lyric that differ with some of the tunes, but this is what good poetry and storytelling is suppose to do, lend itself, at times, to personal translations. Again, simply superb and so enjoyable. Commendations to you and to all involved in these works of art, these gems which are creative, insightful, and a tremendous way to capture Lightfoot’s music. These should make him proud. I, too, began to learn from him at coffee houses and the like for almost 40 years now. I echo your sentiments, “Thank you Gordon Lightfoot ... you have no idea of all the gifts you have given to others... like us ... throughout your life.”
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:44 PM   #67
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Gahoendoe, thank you very much for the site and the catalog listing of videos. What an impressive, wonderful, and beautiful collection of music videos; I’m mesmerized by the splendor of the visualizations, by the syncopation, by the way the music is entwined with the lyrics. Your instinct is right on because your perspectives and characterizations rendered through the images are most striking. Even though the interpretations are excellent, I have some personal thoughts and interpretations of lyric that differ with some of the tunes, but this is what good poetry and storytelling is suppose to do, lend itself, at times, to personal translations. Again, simply superb and so enjoyable. Commendations to you and to all involved in these works of art, these gems which are creative, insightful, and a tremendous way to capture Lightfoot’s music. These should make him proud. I, too, began to learn from him at coffee houses and the like for almost 40 years now. I echo your sentiments, “Thank you Gordon Lightfoot ... you have no idea of all the gifts you have given to others... like us ... throughout your life.”
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:58 PM   #68
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Gahoendoe, since you implied, some future video considerations I could see are: “Lazy Mornin’” or “That Same Old Obsession” from Old Dan’s Records, “Ode to Big Blue” from Don Quixote would be interesting, “I’m Not Supposed to Care” (Summertime Dream) and “Tattoo” (Salute) have wonderful chord changes that could work with the right visualization, “If Children Had Wings” from Endless Wire offers some fascinating possibilities. “Ribbon of Darkness” I just like, and “Bitter Green”, well this story could be the basis for a movie. Thank you for letting me indulge myself for a bit. Auburn Annie is right, with over 200 songs, you could be at this for years!
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Gahoendoe, since you implied, some future video considerations I could see are: “Lazy Mornin’” or “That Same Old Obsession” from Old Dan’s Records, “Ode to Big Blue” from Don Quixote would be interesting, “I’m Not Supposed to Care” (Summertime Dream) and “Tattoo” (Salute) have wonderful chord changes that could work with the right visualization, “If Children Had Wings” from Endless Wire offers some fascinating possibilities. “Ribbon of Darkness” I just like, and “Bitter Green”, well this story could be the basis for a movie. Thank you for letting me indulge myself for a bit. Auburn Annie is right, with over 200 songs, you could be at this for years!
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:19 AM   #70
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Wonderfully written Walls. You have written what many of us were thinking.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:45 AM   #71
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #72
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I was just thinking of all the new videos we will see after Massey.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #73
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Hallo everybody,i live in Belgium and still waiting when Mr Lightfoot can come to Europe,it is for years now.Canada is far to go for me,but maybe....
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #74
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Hallo everybody,i live in Belgium and still waiting when Mr Lightfoot can come to Europe,it is for years now.Canada is far to go for me,but maybe....
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #75
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Quote:
Originally posted by julleken:
Canada is far to go for me,but maybe....
.... you were saying??...
HI Julleken
I am tempted mightily to say that you posted a day early:Oh go on I'll say it anyway
You know "It's Tuesday so this must be Belgium"!
I do not personally recall hearing of a belgian fan here before:
we certainly have french German,Italian and British posters here and of course Florian whose wonderful site this is is himself from
Vienna Austria. You are quite right it is a very long time since Gord played in Europe,1981 I believe, but you are wrong Canada is not too far just rather expensive but far more accessible to you than to the handful of avid fans from Australia,
But if you are a keen fan the effort and expense of getting over to Toronto is well worth it and as it appears most unlikely that Gord will ever venture over the Atlantic again it will most likely be the only way you are going to be able to see this genius in action.
It is not too late to plan a visit for the upcoming 4 Massey Hall concerts on November 16 to 19, and I believe there may well be some good spare tickets for sale if you ask here There is also the thought that opportunities to see Lightfoot concerts in the future might get more limited although we all most fervently hope that there will be another Massey season in, probably, May 2008.
You are assured of a warm welcome Give it some very deep thought and if you have any questions do ask
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