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Old 02-03-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Excerpt from a recent Reuters news item on MSNBC:

"Having trouble sleeping? Donít bother with a cup of cocoa or counting sheep ó listening to music at bedtime is the best way to get a restful night, Taiwanese researchers have found."

45 minutes' worth of soft, slow music lowered heart and respiratory rates, helping induce restorative sleep.

So what're your recommendations for 45 minutes worth of soothing Lightfoot?
Here's my first pass at a "Lightfoot Prescription" (I know, I know, it's longer than 45 minutes - but why fool with a good thing?) In no particular order:

The Pony Man
Harmony
Beautiful
Always on the Bright Side
Christian Island
Clouds of Loneliness
Tattoo
Why Should I Feel Blue
Fine As Fine Can Be
If You Need Me
I'll Tag Along
Lazy Mornin'
Restless
On the High Seas
Looking at the Rain
Song for a Winter's Night
Whispers of the North
Pussywillows Cat-tails
It's Worth Believin'


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Old 02-03-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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You left out Seven Island Suite.
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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wow, you must be a heavy sleeper, special K!

i'd probably just loop Your Loves Return but already be gone in 45 seconds
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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How about "Now and Then"?
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Old 02-03-2005, 08:50 PM   #5
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Also in no particular order

Softly
Beautiful
Song for a Winters Night(probably have to be first I wouldn't want to chance missing it)
Lazy Morning
Restless
IYCRMM
Ghost of Cape Horn
Shadows
Stay Loose
End of All Time
Sometimes I Wish

I think that would be 45 min.
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Old 02-04-2005, 02:57 AM   #6
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... wha.... wha... OH, sorry! I'd fallen asleep. Did you say something?
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:59 AM   #7
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My clock radio/alarm has a CD player, normally loaded with GL, but if it took me 45 minutes to fall asleep I'd go see my doctor, LOL.

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Old 02-04-2005, 07:44 AM   #8
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I keep the CDs handy for those nights when the brain won't shut down and I know I'm not going to get any sleep anyway. I've sent a couple of compilation disks to my sister (the one with chronic pain) as a kind of relaxation therapy. Must work because she rarely gets past the third or fourth song before drifting off.
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Old 02-04-2005, 07:25 PM   #9
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As long as we don't include the Canadian Railroad Trilogy. That's my least favorite Gord song.

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Old 02-05-2005, 06:47 PM   #10
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I really can't make a list here because Gord has a lot of nice quiet tunes one can relax and /or drift off to sleep too.

When I want to do so,I just put in Discs 1,2 or 3 from Songbook (4 has more "rock" on it and would keep me awake.)

I also just put in,"IYCRMM" CD or the UA Collection CD's. If I know I'm tired enough to just conk out,I can put on Summertime Dream or Sundown & Old Dan's Records (and maybe Disc 4.)

For the quietest tunes,I'd have to make another special tape. Been me. Later!

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Old 02-07-2005, 10:47 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by brink:
Also in no particular order

Softly
Beautiful
Song for a Winters Night(probably have to be first I wouldn't want to chance missing it)
Lazy Morning
Restless
IYCRMM
Ghost of Cape Horn
Shadows
Stay Loose
End of All Time
Sometimes I Wish

I think that would be 45 min.


These would be just about the perfect lineup.
I only have one problem. Being a terrible
insomniac, I can never go to sleep listening to Gord's songs. They always evoke too many wonderful thoughts and daydreams and memories. I have tried it. Quite conversely, if we should have a radio station on, and a song of Gord's comes on, (if I should get to sleep , I wake up straight-away! It always happens. Maybe stange....but true.



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Old 02-07-2005, 11:23 PM   #12
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My thoughts exactly Aime. I could never go to sleep listening to Gord. But I could definately relax! I like your list but I would have to add Affair on 8th Avenue.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:22 PM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Sentimental:
My thoughts exactly Aime. I could never go to sleep listening to Gord. But I could definately relax! I like your list but I would have to add Affair on 8th Avenue.

Sentimental,

You're right. And then, the list could go on and on......... Oh wow! Is it just me or does anyone else get the chills just reading the titles???


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