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Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,163
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Most optimisitc Gord Song

For me, "Summertime Dream"
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By dad2mak
Re: The first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot

I was dating a girl from Santa Ana, CA named Jeannie Merrit. We were at her house and she had "Did She Mention My Name" album on her stereo. It was the first time I had heard of Lightfoot or heard...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By dad2mak
Sing "Apology"

On the Sunday Concert album there is a song titled "Apology." I've not seen it on any of the studio albums I have or any of the bootleg albums I have. I love the song.

Does anyone know the story...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,466
Posted By dad2mak
What If...?

What if Red Shea had continued for many more years as GL's lead guitar player? Do you think there would have been much, if any, change in the songs he would write?

Did Terry's guitar playing...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By dad2mak
Words to a GL story

I have a cd (I think it's the Red Rocks show) where Gordon tells a story about some Chinese folks. It's a bit racy. I'm wondering if any of you know the words and can post them. One of the lines goes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By dad2mak
Guitars

What is the make of guitar GL is holding on the "Harmony" cover?
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By dad2mak
Re: GIBSONS on album covers

If you're not ready to spend the money on a Martin or a Taylor, look at Takamine or Alvarez. They are both good quality instruments. I would choose Takamine over Alvarez. Many professionals are using...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By dad2mak
Snow Blind Friend

I seem to recall hearing GL do Hoyt Axton's song "Snow Blind Friend" in concert a long time ago. Do any of the rest of you remember any such thing?

Don
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,523
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Massey Hall Friday 16 November 2012

Does Carter do the mandolin imitation in "Christian Island" like Terry used to do?
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,634
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Just a thought about Carter doing Miquel

How ironic on the youtube clip of this song that the only guitar work they feature is some of Rick's bass playing while Red Shea is doing such fabulous intricate work on lead guitar!
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Canadian Music-Lightfoot-50 years

It never ceases to amaze me how Red Shea plays those unbelievable licks and yet never looks at his guitar when he's playing.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,992
Posted By dad2mak
Re: PRESS RELASE - CD songlist and cover picture

Our local Best Buy told me they weren't even going to stock it. :(
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,760
Posted By dad2mak
GL and Barbershop

The following is taken from the November 2011 issue of "Preservation," the historical magazine of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Gordon Lightfoot
The Early Years
Gordon Lightfoot is widely...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,367
Posted By dad2mak
Guitar Changes

When I first saw GL over 40 years ago, he was playing a Martin D-35. In the 1972 BBC concert, he's playing a D-28. Now, when he plays a 6 string, it's a pretty worn D-18.

Anyone have any idea...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Sing me a song like Gordon Lightfoot"-The Krayolas

"He was quite the singer in his day."

Um, when did his day end? I didn't know his day was over!
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,986
Posted By dad2mak
Re: For anyone that can appreciate it

Back in the late 60's I was a college student in Azusa, CA, and was dating a girl named Jeannie Merritt (wish I could track her down so I could thank her). She played an album "Did She Mention My...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,179
Posted By dad2mak
Re: JJW Jerry Jeff Walker

I've been a big fan of Jerry Jeff's for many years. Saw him live at the Palamino Club in North Hollywood back in the 70's. It was a raucous time and a very entertaining show. He's a "good ole boy,"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,102
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Busting out in New Bedford - concert review and setlist

As a friend of mine would often say, "There are more horses asses than there are horses in this world."
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By dad2mak
Orlando, FL

Just got back from the Orlando show. Nice, intimate venue, only seats about 900 tops.

Here's the setlist:

Did She Mention My Name
Carefree Highway
Sea of Tranquility
14 Karat Gold
Never...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,170
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Melbourne, FL

Orlando tonight at 8 PM. Row 3 right on the aisle in front of Terry's old spot and Carter's new one. Got the camera ready (no flash, though), and hope to post pics late tonight or in the morning...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,068
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Live from Raleigh Intermission

Here's a question for you...if you closed your eyes and didn't see the band come out, when you heard the guitar licks, would you know it was someone besides Terry?
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,965
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Favorite Terry Clements licks?

I have to put my vote in for these:

1. The downward progression from the Em chord in IFCRMM

2. The horse galloping in Don Quixote

3. The great licks in MOTD throughout the song.

4. Those...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,499
Posted By dad2mak
Red and Terry

I had always wanted to ask Red and Terry to show me some of the wonderful licks they played in various GL songs. I never go the chance to meet Red Shea. I did get to meet Terry backstage once but he...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 45,832
Posted By dad2mak
Re: It's on!! BBC 4 - Lightfoot 1972 show

This has nothing to do with the music, but I'm still curious. On the very front of GL's 12 string in this show there's a little circle picture of a smiling child.
Can't tell if it's a girl or a boy...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 45,832
Posted By dad2mak
Re: It's on!! BBC 4 - Lightfoot 1972 show

Ok, it's on youtube now. But will they let it stay up, or will they take it off like so many others?
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 45,832
Posted By dad2mak
Re: It's on!! BBC 4 - Lightfoot 1972 show

This is the Lightfoot I was first introduced to in the late 1960's and early 70's. It's my favorite GL period.

And how exquisite is Red Shea's playing!! Even though the camera ignored him for all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,267
Posted By dad2mak
Re: What to expect?

I've got 3rd row seats for Orlando, on 3/23, right in front of Terry's old spot. I'll try to get some pics (they allow them w/o flash), and some observations for all of you.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,151
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Condolence/sympathy/memories messages - post here

To Terry's family, and to Gordon and the band:

Words seem so inadequate at times like these, but unfortunately they are all we have. All I can say is a heartfelt "Thank you" to Terry for all his...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,587
Posted By dad2mak
Youtube clip

Here's a wonderful clip from the BBC in 1972 of IYCRMM, with a very young Rick Haynes and Red Shea.

YouTube - GORDON LIGHTFOOT - IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (BBC LIVE 1972)
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 32,822
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Terry

Massey Hall, 2005. Some nice memories.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Which Lightfoot Do You Like Best?

I wonder how many picked the Lightfoot they liked best as the Lightfoot they were first introduced to?

I was first introduced to Lightfoot by a girl I was dating who lived in Santa Ana CA named...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By dad2mak
Which Lightfoot Do You Like Best?

I thought it might be fun to ask this question of the group...

Which Lightfoot do you like the best? Here are my (arbitrary) categories:

1. The wandering minstrel/troubador (Lightfoot–Red...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,462
Posted By dad2mak
Re: new 2011 dates -FLORIDA in MARCH 2011

Anyone have any idea when the tickets will go on sale for Orlando? The Plaza Theater says they do not have any information on the show, and say it is not confirmed for them that there will be a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Months in Gord's songs

Yes, that was from GL's cover of Ian Tyson's song "Red Velvet."
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By dad2mak
Re: Months in Gord's songs

Four months ago in APRIL, on a day coach she came down...

Black day in JULY...

When the gales of NOVEMBER come early...

Lemon lilies at your door to give you in SEPTEMBER...

Mother, MAY...
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