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Old 03-02-2014, 07:17 PM   #26
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that's how we roll.. be afraid. be very afraid.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #27
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:08 PM   #28
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Getting back to the original question in the thread - about why no definitive bio. on Gord?

I asked Gordon personally after a concert about 8 years ago about when he might write his biography.

Direct quote from Gord himself: "You get to the point where it just doesn't matter anymore."

I personally think Gordon would rather spend his time performing (and hopefully still writing music) rather than writing about his personal life.

I don't think he sees himself as 'a big deal'. I know I would buy a copy of a definitive bio. which had either been written by Gordon himself, or at least one which had his approval and blessing.

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Old 03-08-2014, 05:05 PM   #29
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When I asked him a few years ago he said 'who the hell would want to read it?" lol
and in 2007 on the phone he said:

CHAR: I asked you this one time before, and I know you talked about it at Massey either this last concert series or in 2005, about writing a book about the life of Gordon Lightfoot.

G.L.: Oh yeah…well I’ve decided against doing that. I had to make a decision on that last year and I decided not to do it.

CHAR: No?

G.L.: No.

CHAR: Wow, that’s going to be a disappointment to a lot of people.

G.L.: That’s all right.

CHAR: We will just live your life through your music I guess.

G.L.: My old manager Albert Grossman used to say “it won’t make the coffee taste any different in the morning.” (laughing) Whether there’s a book or not…...it doesn’t matter.

CHAR: No it doesn’t matter….that’s very true. It’s just that in this day and age where you’ve got kids that are writing their life story because they’ve made a movie or had a hit song…and THEY have a life story? They’re only 19! (laughing) It would be nice though. It wouldn’t have to have all the nitty gritty but just as a one focus sort of idea.

G.L.: Ya know…. it would be a nice thing to do….maybe later when I’m doing a memoir or something after I’ve stopped touring. You know really the touring takes up a lot of the time. I don’t know, it really does. We have to stay prepared all the time. We rehearse regularly between times. I don’t have the whole band here….but I sometimes have Michael here, maybe Terry or Rick and Terry.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:35 PM   #30
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by Gordon himself, or at least one which had his approval and blessing.

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chalk me down for the pre-order too, Kelly… or anything that's non-exploitive
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