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Old 09-24-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Which GL recordings are "Storytelling" songs

i can imagine someone replying 'all of them!"
but here are some examples of a few i was tossin' around:

the wreck
yarmouth castle
can railroad trilogy
i used to be a country singer
home from the forest
miguel
etc
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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all of them!!
lolol

Mother of a Miners Child

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what songs you meant by 'etc'.

Perhaps :

Bittergreen

Ghosts of Cape Horn.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:35 PM   #4
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Might I add "10 Degrees and Getting Colder"...
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:00 PM   #5
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And lest we forget; "Cold Hands From New York", Black Day in July,
Cherokee Bend. Okay, all of them.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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I'm not sure what songs you meant by 'etc'.

oh, the ones that you gives have nicely contributed are what i meant by etc

i should have asked each to give a brief synopsis of what the 'story' is in each case...i'm still trying to decipher bitter green...keep em coming, eh
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:04 PM   #7
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so recap time:

Rainbow Trout
(dunno if i could illustrate the story but i know how to draw a fishie)

Cold Hands From New York

Black Day in July

Cherokee Bend

10 Degrees and Getting Colder

Bitter Green

Ghosts of Cape Horn

The Auctioneer

Don Quixote

The Auctioneer

Mother of a Miners Child

Patriots Dream

The Wreck

Yarmouth castle

CRT

I used to be a country singer

Home from the forest

Miguel

etc (for rm)


are we spent?
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:20 PM   #8
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Ode To Big Blue; The Pony Man
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
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good ones, brannah, thx

well, i always thought Go Go Round would make for an image filled video

speaking of stories, i was listening to Robbie Lane ( he still performs http://www.robbielane.com/ ) 60's at 6 show on 740AM radio, and he told a few anecdotes....one was of his going to see the Beatles first appearance in Toronto and he said thy couldn't hear a single musical note during the entire short set, other than girls screeeeaming....by 'they' he meant he and Ronnie Hawkins...so many years ago

oh, back to my point: then he played Go Go round and told how he used to know the dancer (from the Brass Rail) that Gord wrote about...he said that Gord was well acquainted with her during those times but they were never involved as such...he mentioned her 'stage' name but i don't recall it

anyhow, he said it was a sad story (just like the song itself) and they learned that months later she took her own young and troubled life...i guess this happened after the song was already complete or it would have made for an even more heartbreaking last verse

anyhow, thought i'd pass that along for you to keep in ming during next listen....i remember when Blue Rodeo brought it out as a cover on the tribute album, Gord commented how he no longer liked that song... although he did include it on Songbook
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:52 AM   #10
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All of them!

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:27 AM   #11
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cool, thank you, Brannah...and a special thanks goes out to LA June
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:48 AM   #12
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i can imagine someone replying 'all of them!"
but here are some examples of a few i was tossin' around:

the wreck
yarmouth castle
can railroad trilogy
i used to be a country singer
home from the forest
miguel
etc

So how about "Affair on 8th Avenue" and "The Gypsy"? Maybe only us old-ish guys even remember those.

And speaking of being old, I think it has been just about 40 years since I first heard Gordon, when the radio station at the University of Houston started playing "If You Could Read My Mind" -- which I was really looking forward to hearing on Letterman last night. What a marvelous career Gordon has turned out to have!
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