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Jesse Joe 05-17-2008 02:35 PM

Tim/DawnsMinstrel YouTube videos
 
GordlsKing///DawnsMinstrel, AKA ...Tim !

Jesse Joe 05-18-2008 07:06 AM

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Jesse Joe 05-19-2008 07:29 AM

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Jesse Joe 05-22-2008 07:05 AM

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Jesse Joe 05-28-2008 08:42 AM

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Jesse Joe 05-29-2008 07:48 AM

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Jesse Joe 05-30-2008 08:07 AM

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Jesse Joe 06-22-2008 03:22 PM

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This guy knows how to play a guitar !



Nightingale 06-22-2008 11:41 PM

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Yes, he does sound good...
His voice is really nice too. :clap:

That is the first time I have ever heard Miguel. Really beautiful song but it's so sad. :(

Thanks for putting them up. :)

RM 06-23-2008 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Nightingale (Post 139729)
Yes, he does sound good...
His voice is really nice too. :clap:

That is the first time I have ever heard Miguel. Really beautiful song but it's so sad. :(

Thanks for putting them up. :)

Every time I hear mention of Miguel, my mind travels back to the days when Lightfoot would pick up song requests placed at the base of his microphone during intermission. At one performance, when going through them, he uttered "Miguel ?!!!!" in a scoffing and incredulous manner. I don't think he was very fond of that song.

charlene 06-23-2008 10:34 AM

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RM - I think part of the reason he doesn't anymore is it is physically uncomfortable for him. He's got his set list with spares and seldom takes the list off track..but it was great to watch for your piece of paper to be picked up and possibly read out loud..and then sung..
I love Miguel..it's a great story/song..

Jesse Joe 06-23-2008 03:41 PM

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I always loved that song as well and Gord did a super job with it on the "Summer Side Of Life" Album. One of my favorites from that LP... :)

RM 06-23-2008 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by charlene (Post 139736)
RM - I think part of the reason he doesn't anymore is it is physically uncomfortable for him.

Well, the performance I was referring to was in the early 80's. I don't recall where I read it, but I believe he also said the song was "geographically incorrect" (Lightfootspeak). Has anyone here ever heard him perform it in concert ?

Nightingale 06-24-2008 01:55 AM

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Well, he did write the song, right?
I wish he would sing it in concert even if he isn't that fond of it....lol...we all like it.

That's a neat story about people and how they gave him their song requests during a concert.
That would be very cool to have your song mentioned and then played by him.
Shoot, I missed out on so much by not being a long time fan but I guess it's better late than never.

Summer Side Of Life...I sometimes wonder if I will EVER get all of his music bought and listened to....

Jesse Joe 06-24-2008 08:28 AM

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http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/album/68667.jpg



SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE
1971
Reprise Records (MS 2037) (CDW 45686)
10 Degrees And Getting Colder
Miguel
Go My Way
Summer Side Of Life
Cotton Jenny
Talking In Your Sleep
Nous Vivons Ensemble
Same Old Loverman
Redwood Hill
Love And Maple Syrup
Cabaret



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Summer Side Of Life...I sometimes wonder if I will EVER get all of his music bought and listened to.... Nightingale

Hey Nightingale,

I bought "Summer Side Of Life" when I was still in school. Listening to that Album in those days just simply made me happy to be alive, and I remember thinking Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian just like me. I really think that's when I started being proud to be a Canadian. The music and the words on that LP, his pronounciation of words on certain songs... and that face on the album cover, made me wish I was him... What A Guy !!!

In those days I had all the LP's, so when a new one would come out I would get it right away...

As for you Anne, discovering him this late in life, I suggest if you dont already own it, you should buy "Songbook" 4 CD's with songs from many of his LP's. But "Miguel" is not on there, nor is "Love & Maple Syrup", another great one. :)

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SONGBOOK/1999

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000J63I/...rdonlightfo-20

Jesse Joe 06-24-2008 05:30 PM

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BILLW 06-24-2008 06:25 PM

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This guy is quite good. Anyone know him ?

Bill :)

Not being very patient I sent Tim an email telling him we were watching his videos and received this in reply:

Hi! And thanks for letting me know about this. I was just sitting here
wondering how many listeners I have. YouTube appears to count every view
even if it's the same viewer listening multiple times so for all I know I
have only 5 very loyal fans! ;-).

I'm glad your forum members are enjoying them. I should get around to
joining your forum. In the meantime you can pass along a message saying
I'm not going anywhere. I'll be making many more videos. Lightfoot and
otherwise.

Best wishes,

Tim

Nightingale 06-25-2008 01:56 AM

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Jesse Joe,
That's such a nice story about "Summer Side Of Life". Thanks for telling me about it.:)

I think music is magical...it's so wonderful when it touches your heart and makes you "happy to be alive". Gordon is amazing...hands down the best songwriter/lyricist that I have ever heard, Canadian or otherwise.

You have many reasons to be proud of your country and your heritage, my friend. Canada is a wonderful country with wonderful people. I sometimes feel a bit envious. I think Canada has a lot of integrity as well as many gifted musicians. :)

Yes, I will look into getting the SongBook collection...sounds like good advice.
I am planning to get every cd though...it's just a matter of when...lol.

Nightingale 06-25-2008 02:00 AM

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Hi Bill,

That would be nice if Tim would join the forum. He must really love Gordon and he does a great job with his covers of the songs:)

That was nice of you to e-mail him and let him know that we like him. Seemed like he appreciated it.
Thanks for letting us know.

Jesse Joe 06-25-2008 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BILLW (Post 139792)
This guy is quite good. Anyone know him ?

Bill :)

Not being very patient I sent Tim an email telling him we were watching his videos and received this in reply:

Hi! And thanks for letting me know about this. I was just sitting here
wondering how many listeners I have. YouTube appears to count every view
even if it's the same viewer listening multiple times so for all I know I
have only 5 very loyal fans! ;-).

I'm glad your forum members are enjoying them. I should get around to
joining your forum. In the meantime you can pass along a message saying
I'm not going anywhere. I'll be making many more videos. Lightfoot and
otherwise.

Best wishes,

Tim


Hi Bill W, you got me thinking of writting to Tim also, and I did. Basically inviting him to join Corfid. And I told him what a good talent he has. Here is what he wrote back... ~Jesse Joe~



Hi Jesse Joe,

thanks for the message, and it's fine with me that you're posting my videos. I can't imagine a group I'd rather have see them more than a bunch of Lightfoot fans like myself.

I actually got an email from someone named Bill yesterday letting me know about the posts. I stopped over at your forum briefly to take a look. I suppose I should join. If I haven't I guess it's because I worry about spending too much time browsing the internet and not getting work done! It's already a challenge keeping YouTube off my mind. ;-)

Still, it seems only right under the circumstances. Perhaps you'll see me there soon.

Thanks for writing Jesse Joe and for listening to and promoting my videos. I will be making many more.

Tim


My second request fulfillment goes out to gibsonmartin, who himself is a great guitar player and interpreter of Gordon Lightfoot. See his videos put on line by rebelmachine. Grant this one's for you. Enjoy!

DawnsMinstrel 06-25-2008 12:43 PM

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Hi everyone,

it's me Tim. I'm glad you're enjoying my videos. I've been a fan since I was 8 years old and first heard If You Could Read My Mind - before I knew what it was about. The music and the voice was enough to hook me for life, and he doesn't know it, but GL taught me how to play the guitar.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to be able to share the music with you. I will be making more for sure. Feel free to make a request if you like, or just wait to see what I've gotten up to next.

best wishes,

tim

Cathy 06-25-2008 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by DawnsMinstrel (Post 139805)
Hi everyone,

it's me Tim. I'm glad you're enjoying my videos. I've been a fan since I was 8 years old and first heard If You Could Read My Mind - before I knew what it was about. The music and the voice was enough to hook me for life, and he doesn't know it, but GL taught me how to play the guitar.

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to be able to share the music with you. I will be making more for sure. Feel free to make a request if you like, or just wait to see what I've gotten up to next.

best wishes,

tim


Wow, Tim. Your musical quest is almost identical to mine. Except I didn't hear IYCRMM until I was about 14.

I'm curious about your guitar. I'm pretty sure it's a Martin. What model?

Cathy

Jesse Joe 06-25-2008 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Cathy (Post 139806)
Wow, Tim. Your musical quest is almost identical to mine. Except I didn't hear IYCRMM until I was about 14.

I'm curious about your guitar. I'm pretty sure it's a Martin. What model?

Cathy

Hi Cathy,

I did ask him that same question when I invited him to Corfid, My exact words were is that a Martin your playing ? But he probably forgot and didn't answer the question...

With the sound and the look Im guessing that it is a Martin... :)

Jesse Joe 06-25-2008 03:25 PM

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Welcome to Corfid Tim, great screen name, your among Lightheads here... :biggrin: :)

DawnsMinstrel 06-25-2008 04:07 PM

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Hi Cathy and Jesse Joe,

Cathy: It's a Martin D-35. I bought it new in 1980. It was how I established my credit history as a teenager. It took me two years to pay for it, and I had to spend about two months of that cleaning restaurant toilets to finish paying if off. It was worth it. I have since bought other guitars of course but nothing as nice. Someday I'll expand my collection to include something with a wider fingerboard. I have out-sized hands I'm afraid.

Jesse Joe: thanks for the welcome. I thought for sure that my idea for the screen name would be taken. There are a couple of similar ones but lucky for me (for once) I was actually able to use my first choice -though I mis-spelled it at first and had to re-register to get it right!


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