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Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Re: The Complete Singles 1970-1980 2CD-March 2019 release

"Lightfoot collectors will find much to feast on here; the rare single version of Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald plus the CD debut of Rainy Day People ..."

Well, Rainy Day People was on the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Re: Anyone heard from Corfid's other Aussies?

I have made contact with Joveski. His access to posting inexplicably disappeared and he has been trying to contact website builder-owner-technician Florian (direct and via website moderator Charlene)...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Anyone heard from Corfid's other Aussies?

(I'm posting this in General Discussion in hope of more long-time Corfid posters noticing it, but I don't mind if it gets relegated to Small Talk.)

Long-time posters Joveski (from my town...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Re: What will Gord's new songs be about?

Yes, the turtle song sounds fascinating and likely to be on the album. And on that "Here's the Thing" interview, Gord says his songwriting always starts with the chord progression and then the melody...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
What will Gord's new songs be about?

Gord said “I have about 14 new songs written and I think the new album will be out in about a year. It’s going to be philosophical, but kind of funny and positive too."

This will be Gord's first...
Forum: Small Talk 11-17-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

Borderstone,

Thanks again, but my Melbourne Football Club didn't win the Grand Final or even reach the Grand Final. They were thrashed in the last game before the Grand Final and finished the year...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

I've just noticed the YouTube links I quoted re "Carefree Highway", "End Of All Time", "Whistlestar", "You Can Close Your Eyes" and "Mainstreet" are now inaccessible, quoting "The YouTube account...
Forum: Small Talk 09-30-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

Char,

I didn't realise the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the championship in 1967. Yes, their older fans must know how I feel.

In the Australian Football League, the longest current championship...
Forum: Small Talk 09-29-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

Bill W,

Thanks for your words of commiseration and encouragement.

Today's AFL Grand Final, despite not involving my Melbourne Demons, was a brilliant game. It was played at the Melbourne...
Forum: Small Talk 09-27-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

The Melbourne Football Club won their first 2 finals in front of 90,000 crowds at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and I enjoyed taking my 20-year-old daughters to their first MFC finals. But my hopes of...
Forum: Small Talk 08-20-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Re: 50 years following unsuccessful sports team

Borderstone,

Your prediction may come true, because my beloved Melbourne Football Club has just qualified for the Australian Football League finals for the first time in 12 years.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,343
Re: Pub Jam at McVeigh's 2018

Ecstasy made easy.
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Re: The last Time I saw Gordon

The only time I saw Gord in concert was 30Mar2008 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Earlier this year, I noticed 10 years had passed since I got onto Corfid, which enabled me to fulfil that long-time ambition....
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

(Sorry, entered this post by mistake. Happy to have it deleted.)
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Re: AUSTIN, TX Show last night - AWESOME!

***One might think that because Austin is billed as the "Live Music Capitol of the World" and because so much of the music here is geared toward a much younger generation than mine, there wouldn't be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

JohnFowles,

I enjoyed your last two replies, including the videos of the amazing 10-string Spanish guitarist and Ireland's Mary Black. I'm glad you enjoyed the Brassed Off movie version of "En...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

I'm grateful for the feedback from FormerlyLavender, Martyn Miles and JohnFowles. As I PM'd to JohnFowles, I appreciated his IT suggestion, but I have no interest in becoming that IT-savvy and I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

(I'm posting this in General Discussion, but I don't mind if it gets moved to Small Talk.)

Following our ignorant panic trying to choose appropriate music for Dad's funeral last year, my sister...
Forum: Small Talk 12-27-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Re: Is The Cold Weather Getting To You?

Today in Melbourne, Australia, the temperature reached 35degC (95degF). Inland in our state Victoria, it reached 41.4degC (107degF). Melbourne is hosting the Australian Open tennis Jan15-28.
Forum: Small Talk 12-25-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Re: Been A long Time but R & R Hall Of Fame 2018 BIG NEWS!

I agree that The Moody Blues were long overdue for that recognition. I got into them after someone put me onto them in 1981. The first album I bought was "Octave" and I especially liked the song...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Re: Thunder Bay- Nov. 4

Seafarer John,

Thanks for doing another long-distance Gord trip and providing us Corfid folks with another informative review. Next March it will be TEN YEARS since you bumped into me at my one...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Re: Classic Lightfoot Live - radio interview

"A ghost you can see." I love it! John, your post would have been amusing anyway, but to throw in the spot-on IYCRMM reference was icing on the cake.
Forum: Small Talk 09-24-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Re: Yusuf (Cat Stevens) in Melbourne 27Nov2017

Just bought his new album "The Laughing Apple". I'm enjoying it more than his last one (the blues album "Tell 'Em I'm Gone"), but not as much as his previous two albums ("An Other Cup" and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,183
Re: LIGHTFOOT by Nicholas Jennings - Sept.2017

I have just visited Dymocks Books and ordered the hardback version via the USA for Aust$65. (Apparently there is no paperback version available for importing to Australia in the next 6 months at...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Re: Article: The Road Beckons to Gordon Lightfoot

I can imagine Gord writing and recording a one-off song about this concept. It would be a treasured gift near the end of his long and amazing career. Come on, Gord, you can do it!
Forum: Small Talk 08-08-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Re: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) in Melbourne 13Apr2017

Rob,

I haven't found the "Heavy Horses" album memorable, apart from the 9-minute title track, but after discovering this glowing review today, I may revisit it:...
Forum: Small Talk 06-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Re: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) in Melbourne 13Apr2017

BendRick,

Glad you're enjoying Jethro Tull again. My favourite Tull albums are "Thick As A Brick", "Songs From The Wood", "Bursting Out", "Stormwatch", "The Broadsword And The Beast", "Crest Of A...
Forum: Small Talk 05-24-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Re: A Gord song for Dad(13May1929-25Apr2017)

Joveski,

No, Dad didn't attend the school's 100th anniversary celebrations. I doubt he was aware of the centenary year.

That photo of the running track etc looks very different from how Dad...
Forum: Small Talk 05-21-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Re: A Gord song for Dad(29May1929-25Apr2017)

Dad went to West Preston State School, which I understand was the original name of your primary school. In 1999, he wrote down some memories of his schooling:
"My first schooling was at a...
Forum: Small Talk 05-20-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Re: A Gord song for Dad(29May1929-25Apr2017)

Dad was born and raised in Wallace St, Preston. They were the days of horse and cart, marbles, billy cart racing and catching yabbles in Merri Creek.
Forum: Small Talk 05-13-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Re: A Gord song for Dad(29May1929-25Apr2017)

Joveski,

Thanks for your condolences. Yes, Dad had a good life. He was born and raised in your suburb, Preston. Saturday 13May2017 would have been his 88th birthday. (I wrongly put "29May" in the...
Forum: Small Talk 05-05-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Re: A Gord song for Dad(29May1929-25Apr2017)

To: Affair, Lavender, Charlene and Bill

Many thanks for your kind messages. We held Dad's funeral and wake a few hours ago and it was a wonderful celebration of his life.
Forum: Small Talk 04-25-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
A Gord song for Dad (13May1929-25Apr2017)

Forgive me the self-indulgence, but I would like to dedicate the Lightfoot song "End Of All Time" to my beloved father Lee who passed away this morning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laEGTv_T6qU
Forum: Small Talk 04-13-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Re: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) in Melbourne 13Apr2017

Melbourne's "Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson" concert was OK, but even overlooking Ian's long-gone singing voice, I found the setlist and presentation quite tired and uninspiring. All the songs before...
Forum: Small Talk 04-05-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Re: Yusuf (Cat Stevens) in Melbourne 27Nov2017

Joveski,

I hear you. I booked at the start of the Ticketek presale and $130 only got me in the nosebleed seats.
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