banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)

Go Back   Gordon Lightfoot Forums > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-12-2003, 01:34 PM   #1
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Is/Was Borderstone a real town?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 01:34 PM   #2
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Is/Was Borderstone a real town?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 04:56 PM   #3
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,559
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

For that matter is Borderstone still with us?

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 07:37 PM   #4
SomewhereupinMichigan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Owosso and Houghton Lake, MI
Posts: 403
Default

quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
Is/Was Borderstone a real town?

Only in Gord's mind. Though, I suppose, it may have been based on some real locale.
SomewhereupinMichigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2003, 07:46 PM   #5
SomewhereupinMichigan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Owosso and Houghton Lake, MI
Posts: 403
Default

Here's what Gord has to say about Borderstone in the notes from Songbook:

"A knight of the road, going back to a place where he might get warm. Maybe there's family, maybe not. I have a fascination with trains, and this is about hopping a freight, which is something I have never done. It's sort of an old-fashioned song, the kind of thing Woody Guthrie might have done. Woody's all over everybody's stuff. He makes an appearance in 'The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald' when the cook says, 'It's been good to know you.' That's right from a Woody Guthrie lyric, 'So long, it's been good to know you.'"
SomewhereupinMichigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:44 AM   #6
fowlesjohn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: NJ USA
Posts: 310
Default

I wonder if Gord ever uses any Burl Ives analogies?
fowlesjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:44 AM   #7
gwen snyder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 569
Default

I wonder if Gord ever uses any Burl Ives analogies?
gwen snyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:16 PM   #8
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

quote:Originally posted by BILLW:
For that matter is Borderstone still with us?

Bill


Probably on a hiatus like I was. I wonder if he's having love problems to, only he just doesn't say anything?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:16 PM   #9
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

quote:Originally posted by BILLW:
For that matter is Borderstone still with us?

Bill


Probably on a hiatus like I was. I wonder if he's having love problems to, only he just doesn't say anything?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:18 PM   #10
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He better come back if he ever wants to have <"'The Most Posts'"> .
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2003, 11:18 PM   #11
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He better come back if he ever wants to have <"'The Most Posts'"> .
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2003, 06:47 PM   #12
SomewhereupinMichigan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Owosso and Houghton Lake, MI
Posts: 403
Default

Maybe he lost his library card?
SomewhereupinMichigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2003, 09:38 PM   #13
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,559
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

Well love him or hate him, he's one of us and if he doesn't show up soon I'm calling the cops to go track him down.

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2003, 09:48 PM   #14
TheWatchman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Posts: 944
Default

I betcha he finally took my advice and went and got a tattoo, starting smoking and got himself a major attitude. Some woman probably got a hold of him and he doesn't have the time to post. He'll be back a changed man.
TheWatchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2003, 11:55 PM   #15
Tyler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 595
Default

He hasn't posted since December 4th, and none of those postings said anything about being gone. Hope everything is okay.
Tyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2003, 11:55 PM   #16
brink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,388
Default

He hasn't posted since December 4th, and none of those postings said anything about being gone. Hope everything is okay.
brink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 01:23 PM   #17
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He probably wants to see if anyone on here misses him.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 01:23 PM   #18
DMD3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He probably wants to see if anyone on here misses him.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 07:22 PM   #19
SomewhereupinMichigan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Owosso and Houghton Lake, MI
Posts: 403
Default

Brink: I agree. I didn't realize he hadn't posted since Dec. 4th but that's highly unusual for him. Though didn't he say something in one of his last postings about having had a date that went very well? Maybe he just found something more interesting to do with his time. Anyway, I have kind of grown accustomed to his frequent postings and I agree with you that I hope nothing is wrong. Anybody know how to contact directly and check on him? Email addy, phone #, address? Hasn't he told us in the past that he works for Best Western somewhere out in the Phoenix area?
SomewhereupinMichigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2003, 09:52 PM   #20
Cathy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 1,982
Send a message via AIM to Cathy
Default

quote:Originally posted by brink:
He hasn't posted since December 4th, and none of those postings said anything about being gone. Hope everything is okay.

I think he posted on the 9th on Small Talk, didn't he? I agree with Somewhere. He's probably having a wild romance, having the time of his life. Hopefully, it's with a girl who appreciates Lightfoot. That just wouldn't be cool if she didn't.

Cathy http://www.cathycowette.com
Cathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2003, 12:02 AM   #21
Tyler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Manchester, England
Posts: 595
Default

Cathy you're right he was on small talk on the 9th. Still-has been close to a week, way too long for B. Hope you guys are right that he's out having a gay old time.
Tyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2003, 12:02 AM   #22
brink
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1,388
Default

Cathy you're right he was on small talk on the 9th. Still-has been close to a week, way too long for B. Hope you guys are right that he's out having a gay old time.
brink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2003, 02:01 PM   #23
joveski
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,804
Default

he'll be back.......
joveski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2003, 04:42 AM   #24
MatthewBullis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hello, that's me who works for Best Western here in Phoenix. Borderstone is also from here in Phoenix.
Matthew
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2003, 04:42 AM   #25
MatthewBullis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hello, that's me who works for Best Western here in Phoenix. Borderstone is also from here in Phoenix.
Matthew
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Borderstone, did you ever get any...... waltsongs Small Talk 2 08-03-2016 08:42 PM
Borderstone I can help. Dream Street Rose Small Talk 11 03-08-2007 10:57 PM
Congratulations Borderstone! BILLW General Discussion 2 03-04-2004 04:27 PM
Borderstone our Borderstone where for art thou? johnfowles General Discussion 5 01-08-2004 09:43 PM
Borderstone DMD3 Small Talk 1 10-30-2003 05:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright