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Old 06-15-2000, 12:53 PM   #26
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Mary Ann;
I'll send the pic of Gord on TV if you want! I have it scanned and can e-mail it. I do have to say that I preferred Gord a little more robust back in the day when he filled out his jeans so nice. He's got no butt anymore! His rms and back are still lookin good tho! Oh, sorry Florian - I got carried away! Bad girl! The lusty groupie side escaped for a moment - LOL Hey I do have some memories after all - hahaha.
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I love you Georgia peaches Mary Ann - my sis lived in Atlanta and we went down one summer - lord could it get any steamier! The Georgia peaches in her neighborhood were a hoot and a half - we had a ball!
The chocolate fondue and champagne is a tradition in this house for years and I am so glad that Gord could join us tht New Years Eve! He was very quiet though......
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Old 06-15-2000, 03:22 PM   #27
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Charlene,
Well, you know I do! My e-mail is: maryann.hill@turner.com.
I've got to join this club . . . y'all crack me up! And I thought
I was ga-ga over Gord!!!
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Old 06-15-2000, 03:22 PM   #28
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Charlene,
Well, you know I do! My e-mail is: maryann.hill@turner.com.
I've got to join this club . . . y'all crack me up! And I thought
I was ga-ga over Gord!!!
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Old 06-15-2000, 08:24 PM   #29
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Hey Everyone,

I've been out of the loop for awhile but this topic keeps coming up and the discussion is always so very interesting..at least to me. Val, you say the Gord changed the line to "The feelings that we lack.." Mmm...I feel like that changes the whole sub-text of the song. Again at least for me. Tho I must admit his daughter is correct in asking that question and the change is an obvious move to correct the error. As I've said before and will continue to do, I'll perform his music as written, never any changes.

There is an article in the Toronto paper, referenced elsewhere on the site here that says "Gord is still as hot today as he ever was." Politically correct or not, to me that means something.
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Old 06-15-2000, 08:24 PM   #30
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Hey Everyone,

I've been out of the loop for awhile but this topic keeps coming up and the discussion is always so very interesting..at least to me. Val, you say the Gord changed the line to "The feelings that we lack.." Mmm...I feel like that changes the whole sub-text of the song. Again at least for me. Tho I must admit his daughter is correct in asking that question and the change is an obvious move to correct the error. As I've said before and will continue to do, I'll perform his music as written, never any changes.

There is an article in the Toronto paper, referenced elsewhere on the site here that says "Gord is still as hot today as he ever was." Politically correct or not, to me that means something.
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Old 06-19-2000, 07:11 PM   #31
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Every concert I attend, I hear some sort of apology, especially about the songs that talk about the treatment of women.

I have to agree that what Gord does with these lyrics is up to him--but no one else!

I am tired of other people revising history and whiting out the true nature of what happened in previous eras to suit their taste at the moment.

Allow the artist to stand as he was in context and try to understand that he did not have the benefit of our experience.

Or else let's all condemn George Washington. He owned slaves! He had no right to live. How could he have done that! And while we're at it, why didn't he use an automobile to get around instead of a horse--what a fool!
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Old 06-19-2000, 07:11 PM   #32
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Every concert I attend, I hear some sort of apology, especially about the songs that talk about the treatment of women.

I have to agree that what Gord does with these lyrics is up to him--but no one else!

I am tired of other people revising history and whiting out the true nature of what happened in previous eras to suit their taste at the moment.

Allow the artist to stand as he was in context and try to understand that he did not have the benefit of our experience.

Or else let's all condemn George Washington. He owned slaves! He had no right to live. How could he have done that! And while we're at it, why didn't he use an automobile to get around instead of a horse--what a fool!
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Old 06-19-2000, 08:19 PM   #33
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I like the truth in the lyrics of "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me". He says what he will do and what he won't do but he'll try! Crikey if I'd had some boyfriends that honest I'd have been better off back in the day!
"I'm not sayin I'll be true but I'll try"
Sometimes that is all we can expect and hope from some people folks.
With that honest declaration a person can then make a judgement call on the relationship and move in the appropriate direction. Dishonesty always was the deciding factor in my previous relationships. Made me strong, forthright and vary astute in most character assessments of new people. The pain and hurt I could have done without!
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Old 06-19-2000, 08:19 PM   #34
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I like the truth in the lyrics of "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me". He says what he will do and what he won't do but he'll try! Crikey if I'd had some boyfriends that honest I'd have been better off back in the day!
"I'm not sayin I'll be true but I'll try"
Sometimes that is all we can expect and hope from some people folks.
With that honest declaration a person can then make a judgement call on the relationship and move in the appropriate direction. Dishonesty always was the deciding factor in my previous relationships. Made me strong, forthright and vary astute in most character assessments of new people. The pain and hurt I could have done without!
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:34 PM   #35
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I've clicked on this topic a # of times now and curiosity has gotten the best of me. WHAT songs Paul J B talking about?
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:34 PM   #36
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I've clicked on this topic a # of times now and curiosity has gotten the best of me. WHAT songs Paul J B talking about?
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Old 08-27-2003, 04:08 PM   #37
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If you've read any of the other posts and this one too,you'd know it's-"For Lovin' Me" which in fact you commented on how you didn't like it because Gord sounds "mean". They're also talking about "I'm Not Sayin" and it has never been mentioned but the song,"You'll Still Be Needing Me" where he pretty much says if he leaves her she'll be lost without him. There's also Cotton Jenny with it's line about the "hot sickly south." Which people have misconstrued as a slam against the southern states. To put it simply DMD3,any song that's not politically correct by today's standards. Of course,in reality,if you compare Gord's lyrics to a lot of the artists of the past,say,11 years,he's clean as a whistle! PG-13 in fact,for a few everyday cuss words that most people use. Been me,later!

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Old 08-31-2003, 11:52 PM   #38
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Changing song lyrics doesn't qualify as censorship and TALKING about changing song lyrics certainly does not qualify. Artists who cover other writers work frequently change, rearrange or rewrite lyrics. That isn't censorship, that is a singer collaborating with a songwriter after the fact.

Censorship is denying the existence of a particular work of art or opinion. No one here is going around burning Lightfoot CD's because we want lyrics rewritten. We're just talking. What if? What would you do differently?

Censorship is a big heavy word that I don't believe has anything to do with the conversations we have here about lyrics or music.

quote:Originally posted by Paul J B:
I have been reading these posts about the lyrics changes, and I must say I'm disappointed. You might as well delete the songs of the CD and pretend he never wrote them. I don't meen to come of like I'm attacking anyone's opinion, but changing song lyrics is just another form of censorship. I understand some of Gord's songs don't sit well with some people ,just don't listen to them. One of the other post's in those topics hit the nail on the head. Those songs express what Gordon was going through, or feeling at the time. Who are any of us to tell someone there feelings are wrong. Now if Gordon feels he was wrong and wants to change some lyrics god bless him, but thats his decision alone. I know these posts won't change his lyrics, but something about the whole discusion of it doesn't it right. Just had to throw that out there.





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Old 08-31-2003, 11:52 PM   #39
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Changing song lyrics doesn't qualify as censorship and TALKING about changing song lyrics certainly does not qualify. Artists who cover other writers work frequently change, rearrange or rewrite lyrics. That isn't censorship, that is a singer collaborating with a songwriter after the fact.

Censorship is denying the existence of a particular work of art or opinion. No one here is going around burning Lightfoot CD's because we want lyrics rewritten. We're just talking. What if? What would you do differently?

Censorship is a big heavy word that I don't believe has anything to do with the conversations we have here about lyrics or music.

quote:Originally posted by Paul J B:
I have been reading these posts about the lyrics changes, and I must say I'm disappointed. You might as well delete the songs of the CD and pretend he never wrote them. I don't meen to come of like I'm attacking anyone's opinion, but changing song lyrics is just another form of censorship. I understand some of Gord's songs don't sit well with some people ,just don't listen to them. One of the other post's in those topics hit the nail on the head. Those songs express what Gordon was going through, or feeling at the time. Who are any of us to tell someone there feelings are wrong. Now if Gordon feels he was wrong and wants to change some lyrics god bless him, but thats his decision alone. I know these posts won't change his lyrics, but something about the whole discusion of it doesn't it right. Just had to throw that out there.





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