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Old 07-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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CBC Radio has been doing The People's Music series

here are some audio links any 'folkies' may want to browse

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/features/th...sic/audio.html

you will also find an image gallery, I've posted a few items here

- does anyone do handwriting analysis? lol

- outstanding Mariposa line up, eh? (Joni, Ian Sylvia, Ochs, Gord)
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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the exemplary penmanship and use of the english language is a sure sign of the era he attended school..possibly a business class or two where he learned to write a letter like that..
lovely stuff..
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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CBC Radio has been doing The People's Music series

here are some audio links any 'folkies' may want to browse

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/features/th...sic/audio.html

you will also find an image gallery, I've posted a few items here

- does anyone do handwriting analysis? lol

- outstanding Mariposa line up, eh? (Joni, Ian Sylvia, Ochs, Gord)
Dear ii - First of all, thanks so much for the posted items. I would NEVER have found these clips by myself, so interesting. I agree with Char re the penmanship and the use of the English language. My brother is only a year or two older than GML and the 16-year difference in our ages really shows in what was emphasized when he went to school versus when I went to school. The curriculum seemed to speed uo and really go downhill much faster in the late 60's and early '70's. I work for attorneys, who you would think would have a command of the English language - I am appalled at the mistakes I see. I think that's why Lightfoot's lyrics and command of the language is particularly pleasing to me.

This note also shows what a good businessman GML is - being a wonderful 'troubador' and a good businessman is not mutually exclusive! However, I know, the good businessman side of GML is largely overlooked.

Thanks again, ii! SherylKat
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:38 PM   #4
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- does anyone do handwriting analysis? lol
Well...I'm certainly not certified.....but I recently completed a 2 minute on-line course entitled "Handwriting Analysis 101 : For Amusement Purposes Only".

From my studies, I would say the slightly downward slant of the baseline reflects a bit of pessimism. I have no idea what to make of the capital "I". I've never seen anybody write it like that.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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I have no idea what to make of the capital "I". I've never seen anybody write it like that.
yeah, that's more like how I write my J's ...looks more like a 9

speaking of 9 or Runway#9, here's a folk programme from 1964 where it's said he wrote EMR

would've love to have been at (in diapers) that 1pm guitar workshop

oh, your welcome sherylkat - folk history resources seem endless
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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I write much the same as Gord....I've been told that when I write Gord's name it's very much like his own..
For a man the cursive writing is quite nice - legible and reasonably neat..perhaps because he needed to be very neat when writing music and lyrics..
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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The "I" looks like abbreviated Spencerian style; Palmer and Spencer were competing penmanship styles taught in the early part of the last century. As with so many other learned skills, we create our own distinct writing style as we grow up; too bad penmanship is going the way of buggy whips. Before long, no one will write in longhand - they'll just text everything to/from cell phones and computers.

I wouldn't mind so much if folks could just SPELL properly. This morning there was a news item on TV about the big tear in the fuselage of the Qantas plane en route to London. The headline read "WHOLE IN SIDE OF PLANE" and I'm yellling at the screen "it's HOLE, H-O-L-E, you morons!" I fear it's a losing battle, alas.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:31 PM   #8
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The "I" looks like abbreviated Spencerian style; Palmer and Spencer were competing penmanship styles taught in the early part of the last century. As with so many other learned skills, we create our own distinct writing style as we grow up; too bad penmanship is going the way of buggy whips. Before long, no one will write in longhand - they'll just text everything to/from cell phones and computers.

I wouldn't mind so much if folks could just SPELL properly. This morning there was a news item on TV about the big tear in the fuselage of the Qantas plane en route to London. The headline read "WHOLE IN SIDE OF PLANE" and I'm yellling at the screen "it's HOLE, H-O-L-E, you morons!" I fear it's a losing battle, alas.
glad to see 'losing' and not 'loosing' as I so often see....
lol

are you sure you didn't yell ' i't HOLE, H-O-L-E, you arse-wholes! ??? (which is what I would have been yelling - albeit with proper spelling..)
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I wouldn't mind so much if folks could just SPELL properly.
Lord, I hear ya. I make my fair share of mistakes, but at least they aren't being broadcast over national TV. Doesn't anyone proofread anymore ?
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #10
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I'm a former English major and come from a long line of crossword puzzlers so spelling and grammar have meaning to me. Poor spelling - at least at the level of national tv - is just laziness. I am sure the headline writers relied on their built-in computer editing software, forgetting about homonyms. Insistence on proper usage may seem nitpicky to many but it can be VERY costly under certain circumstances. See the kerfuffle wrought by a single comma in the matter of Rogers Communications Inc. vs Alliant Inc. at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...tory/Business/

P.S. a year later, the CRTC reversed itself and relied on French version of the contract to determine that it was a 5-year locked-in contract, reversing the onus of the attorney blooper on the shoulders of an anonymous Alliant lawyer.

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Old 07-26-2008, 06:31 PM   #11
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ah yes - old Ted (Rogers) had his hands full with that little comma...lol
He owns the Skydome (Rogers Centre) and The Blue Jays..lots of print publications and Rogers TV/Cable/internet and phone..

times are good for Ted...
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:47 AM   #12
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The whole topic of spelling reminds me of the time when my ex (who was, and is still a school teacher) related that the district she worked for was adopting a new writing curriculum that emphasized "expression of feelings" over correct grammar and spelling. I never understood why they weren't equally weighted.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #13
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article/interview with John Uren (yes, Gord got the spelling correct, lol)

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...%3Den%26sa%3DN

seems like the Depression Coffee House might have survived the years, unlike the Toronto coffee houses

I hope he gets his new club going...Gord could perform on folk night but will need to update him that it's no longer $800 for 3 gigs, or even just 1
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:21 AM   #14
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Gord will want 'ferry' money to get there too..
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The whole topic of spelling reminds me of the time when my ex (who was, and is still a school teacher) related that the district she worked for was adopting a new writing curriculum that emphasized "expression of feelings" over correct grammar and spelling. I never understood why they weren't equally weighted.

I suspect because it's rather like designing a building without the necessary engineering skills - it may look lovely but come crashing down on your heads because things like structural supports (and gravity) weren't taken into consideration. In writing, as in everything else, one needs to learn to crawl before walking and walk before running. Basics come first. That means proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. Once you know the rules, so to speak, you can bend, twist or break them if you have the talent or inclination to do so.
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