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Old 01-19-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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first off, would that Moxy recorded, "Gord's Gold" tune be considered a 'tribute' tune? lol

anyhow, i was thinking that there are almost enough Gord tribute songs now that a whole 'tribute', i mean a whole REAL 'tribute' CD could be done using the growing collection of GL tribute tunes

the first i ever heard was the Guess Who's "Lightfoot", i don't think george Hamilton IV did one, nor Tony Rice nor Mac Wiseman but then there's Wayne Francis's "Weaver of the Moonlight", Aengus Finnan's "Lightfoot", JP Cormier's new "The Poet" and i believe Cathy Cowette has one upcoming too! (called "Toronto in May" or "Massey in May" i think, should be great also )

so, i was also kinda thinking of personally styling one after that Carly tune...

...ya know, verse, "Well, you walked into that tribute, like you were just walking into any old pub" (i know, TOO many syllables, agh)

...then the chorus, "You're SO humble, you probably don't even think this song is about you" (i know, TOO many syllables again...ok, it needs some polishing )
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Old 01-22-2005, 06:32 AM   #2
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quote:Originally posted by jj:
the first i ever heard was the Guess Who's "Lightfoot", i don't think george Hamilton IV did one, nor Tony Rice nor Mac Wiseman but then there's Wayne Francis's "Weaver of the Moonlight", Aengus Finnan's "Lightfoot", JP Cormier's new "The Poet" and i believe Cathy Cowette has one upcoming too! (called "Toronto in May" or "Massey in May" i think, should be great also )

Don't forget Ed Mullen and Matt Carl's "Courses" what a beautiful song/tribute and an interesting long distance collaboration.

Nice start to your song, jj! You'll find a way to eliminate some of those syllables
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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quote:Originally posted by jj:
first off, would that Moxy recorded, "Gord's Gold" tune be considered a 'tribute' tune? lol

anyhow, i was thinking that there are almost enough Gord tribute songs now that a whole 'tribute', i mean a whole REAL 'tribute' CD could be done using the growing collection of GL tribute tunes

the first i ever heard was the Guess Who's "Lightfoot", i don't think george Hamilton IV did one, nor Tony Rice nor Mac Wiseman but then there's Wayne Francis's "Weaver of the Moonlight", Aengus Finnan's "Lightfoot", JP Cormier's new "The Poet" and i believe Cathy Cowette has one upcoming too! (called "Toronto in May" or "Massey in May" i think, should be great also )

so, i was also kinda thinking of personally styling one after that Carly tune...

...ya know, verse, "Well, you walked into that tribute, like you were just walking into any old pub" (i know, TOO many syllables, agh)

...then the chorus, "You're SO humble, you probably don't even think this song is about you" (i know, TOO many syllables again...ok, it needs some polishing )


Toronto in May is an instrumental. I wrote it specifically to brainwash Valerie into going to Toronto in May. I will have to write a new one this year.
It has no lyrics, because as a lyricist, plain and simple... I just don't have it.

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Old 01-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
Toronto in May is an instrumental


all the MORE moving

btw, thanks for the tip, i tried posting again to ng but no go, the prob must with worm in my pc, or the mouse in my basement, lol (he comes inside when it's -25C or lower! )

hey janice, i will have to go to ed's site and hear Courses (i've heard great things OF it), i never knew that was a tribute tune

i also was just goofin of course with my parody tune (i got tired of parody pics i guess, lol) but i never knew that Carly tune was so controversial...hey, maybe they are all off track and it was actually about Gord when he was riding high in his heyday, lol

i just found the link with lyrics...

"You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner..."

... so now i've completed that first portion now:


"You walked into that tribute just like you were walking into any old pub
Your braces strategically placed over both shoulders
Your scarf it was green
You had one eye on Char as you watched Jenney with her 35mm
And all the performers dreamed that they'd be your duet partner
They'd be your duet partner..."

"You're SO humble, you probably don't even think this song is about you" ..,etc ala fini or dc el coda or whatever, lol

ok, i've solved the problem with the listener focusing on my problem with having far too many syllables by making it not rhyme whatsoever either...yup, a strategic distraction, one of my signature songwriting techniques, lol
http://www.carlysimon.com/vain/vain.htm

ps) hey, the last original line of the tune talks of Saratoga! isn't that where more Lightheads did another fine GL tribute gig???

yeah, maybe that original tune wasn't about Warren Beatty or whoever at all! submliminally it actually WAS about Gord tributes...so there's no need for me to complete my lyrical parody after all
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by jj:
hey janice, i will have to go to ed's site and hear Courses (i've heard great things OF it), i never knew that was a tribute tune

Yes, jj, Ed wrote the words as a poem expressing his feelings about what Gord and his music has meant to him over the years. He wrote it around the time of Lightfoot's birthday a few years ago and shared it with the NG. After reading the poem, Matt asked if he could put some music to it and the rest, as they say, is history
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
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thanks for that, janice...wow, thinking back now, i believe i even saw it being performed on some vintage Lighthead homevideo footage that i was compiling years ago...now that i know the story it's a huge oversight that i didn't include it, sorry ...i hadn't recognized it at a GL cover so i bypassed it, but it sounded tasty enough to be one!
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:01 PM   #7
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quote:Originally posted by jj:
hey, the last original line of the tune talks of Saratoga! isn't that where more Lightheads did another fine GL tribute gig???

Yup, that was always my favorite line, something like, "You went up to Saratoga, and your horse naturally won". And it's the horses that drew me to Saratoga in the first place. The music scene was a nice bonus.



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Old 01-26-2005, 05:19 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by vlmagee:
Yup, that was always my favorite line, something like, "You went up to Saratoga, and your horse naturally won". And it's the horses that drew me to Saratoga in the first place. The music scene was a nice bonus.



Well i hear you went up to saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your lear jet up to nova scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and...

Great tune, no?
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