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Old 10-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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I hadn't listened to Harmony in the last few months. I went on a Traveling Wilbury's trip, reconnected with George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and learned The Iguana Song and The Last DJ by Tom Petty. Shew!

So, after not listening to Harmony for a few months, I've played it repeatedly the last two days. I distinctly get the feeling that Gordon was having a tremendous amount of fun with these songs. I mean, it seems like he is writing and playing for the sheer joy of the music.

I admire the way he can work words. Couchiching is just a marvel to listen to. How he crafts the syllabic stress on the word Couchiching in a multitude of ways is just plain genius. And couple the word stress with his melody is pure beauty.

On Hotel No, the last line of each verse ends with No Hotel. But how he turns the word Hotel, by singing higher on the last syllable, really makes it sound even more mysterious with the complimentary chord progressions.

Or is it just me?

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Old 10-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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I hadn't listened to Harmony in the last few months. I went on a Traveling Wilbury's trip, reconnected with George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and learned The Iguana Song and The Last DJ by Tom Petty. Shew!

So, after not listening to Harmony for a few months, I've played it repeatedly the last two days. I distinctly get the feeling that Gordon was having a tremendous amount of fun with these songs. I mean, it seems like he is writing and playing for the sheer joy of the music.

I admire the way he can work words. Couchiching is just a marvel to listen to. How he crafts the syllabic stress on the word Couchiching in a multitude of ways is just plain genius. And couple the word stress with his melody is pure beauty.

On Hotel No, the last line of each verse ends with No Hotel. But how he turns the word Hotel, by singing higher on the last syllable, really makes it sound even more mysterious with the complimentary chord progressions.

Or is it just me?

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Old 10-07-2005, 05:16 AM   #3
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ambrose,

No, I don't think it's just you. Harmony is a wonderful CD. And the only thing better than Couchiching, which many treat as a novelty tune, on the CD was hearing him do it live ! He has a great time with it on stage too. The only thing Hotel No could use is 4 or 5 more verses. Great song. All of the songs are worth listening to, IMO.

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Old 10-08-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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Ambrose,
I'm just taking a break tonight, having a little fun.
I admire Your Harmony review and could'nt agree more.
Is "Harmony" Your first Gordon experiance?
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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Iron,

" Is "Harmony" Your first Gordon experiance? "

Nah... been a Lighthead for years. I've been visiting corfid for a few years as well. I should apologize that I don't post too often, however, I do make it a point to stop in and find out the latest news on Gordon.

We've seen him in concert twice at Music Hall in Cincinnati. But that was a long time ago. I think the last concert was during the Dream Street Rose days. We had the opportunity to visit Gordon backstage, but when the show was over, the Keepers of the Backstage said he was under the weather so we didn't get to visit. A few weeks later we saw John Hartford and he signed a dollar bill for me. He said we were defacing government property, laughed, turned and walked away. That was cool.

But of all the music I listen to, I sincerely cherish and appreciate Gordon's above the others.

As a musician myself, I'd love to play Gordon's songs, but alas, I'm just afraid I could never come close to his level of singing and performance. Maybe one day.

On another note... Summer came to an abrupt end today. The day before yesterday we were in the 80's and I don't think we broke 55 today. Summer has gone. This is my most favorite time of the year, though. Fall slows me down, lets me reflect on the past seasons and preps me for winter. I also tend to listen to more Lightfoot during the fall. I don't know about others and while GL no doubt writes great upbeat tunes, he also writes the most beautiful and almost melancholy music I've heard. No one can match his expertise in songcrafting. And fall always makes me a little more thoughtful.

Well, better scoot..... I feel a round of Cold On The Shoulder coming down! And when I fire up the wood stove in the next few weeks, we'll get out Old Dan's Records!

ambrose

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Old 10-08-2005, 08:02 PM   #6
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Iron,

" Is "Harmony" Your first Gordon experiance? "

Nah... been a Lighthead for years. I've been visiting corfid for a few years as well. I should apologize that I don't post too often, however, I do make it a point to stop in and find out the latest news on Gordon.

We've seen him in concert twice at Music Hall in Cincinnati. But that was a long time ago. I think the last concert was during the Dream Street Rose days. We had the opportunity to visit Gordon backstage, but when the show was over, the Keepers of the Backstage said he was under the weather so we didn't get to visit. A few weeks later we saw John Hartford and he signed a dollar bill for me. He said we were defacing government property, laughed, turned and walked away. That was cool.

But of all the music I listen to, I sincerely cherish and appreciate Gordon's above the others.

As a musician myself, I'd love to play Gordon's songs, but alas, I'm just afraid I could never come close to his level of singing and performance. Maybe one day.

On another note... Summer came to an abrupt end today. The day before yesterday we were in the 80's and I don't think we broke 55 today. Summer has gone. This is my most favorite time of the year, though. Fall slows me down, lets me reflect on the past seasons and preps me for winter. I also tend to listen to more Lightfoot during the fall. I don't know about others and while GL no doubt writes great upbeat tunes, he also writes the most beautiful and almost melancholy music I've heard. No one can match his expertise in songcrafting. And fall always makes me a little more thoughtful.

Well, better scoot..... I feel a round of Cold On The Shoulder coming down! And when I fire up the wood stove in the next few weeks, we'll get out Old Dan's Records!

ambrose

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Old 10-09-2005, 03:27 PM   #7
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My thoughts? It's a 5 star CD and it should have sold 10 million copies!

Musically,it doesn't get better than this. That reminds me...Ambrose,i haven't listend in a few weeks myself. I think I'll do that when I go home.
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:50 PM   #8
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Ambrose,
I was just messing with You a bit Ambrose,that was part of the "having a little fun"..
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