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Old 03-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Lightfoot - The Dark Canadian - Miami article

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/events/...tfoot-2035615/
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The Dark Canadian

S. Pajot You wouldn't immediately assume it from the traditional balladry of "Sundown," but Gordon Lightfoot is a dark motherfucker. Like his most successful single, Lightfoot can seem out-of-date, boring, and stodgy until you spend a weekend with him. Then, it becomes obvious that dude's just as oversexed, drunk, and angry as fellow late-'60s folkies Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

That's why "Sundown," a Billboard Number 1 in June 1974, might lull you into a complacent daze with its mix of classical guitar, pro session playing, and baritone croon. But then, listen close or discover the song was written about Lightfoot's adulterous affair with backup singer Cathy Smith, the groupie-slash-speedball-queen who would eventually give John Belushi his final hotshot. And lyrics such as "She's been looking like a queen in a sailor's dream/And she don't always say what she really means" or "Sundown, you better take care/If I find you've been creeping 'round my back stairs" start to sound like death poems.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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ok, you are losing your mind....deja vu

http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showthread...t=motherfucker
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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ya know - I did have a 'deja vu' moment when I read it...but hadn't had my second cup of coffee yet..
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is he still a dark canadian mofo tho?

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Old 03-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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A dark MF,

How interesting.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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What the hey?? LOL I suspect Gord would get a chuckle out of that one. Might have been him 30 years ago but not much since, I'd wager.
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What the hey?? LOL I suspect Gord would get a chuckle out of that one. Might have been him 30 years ago but not much since, I'd wager.
Yeah, I'm inclined to agree with you on that. People often do change considerably over the years, and generally for the better.
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