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Old 03-19-2001, 12:08 AM   #1
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Gord stopped in to catch a Blue Jays game in Florida the other day and sang the anthems! I hope he does that back home here in Toronto when I am in attendance! He has sung at Toronto Maple Leaf hockey games as well. My three fave things - Gord, baseball and hockey - oh yeah - make that four - and chocolate!
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Old 03-19-2001, 10:52 PM   #2
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Charlene.... This reminds me of Gord. singing "Alberta Bound" at the opening of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, I think Ian Tyson also sang "Four Strong Winds" on the same occasion, what fantastic stuff !!!

As for sports, unfortunately you never get to see the worlds greatest spectator sport, "Australian Rules Football"

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Old 03-20-2001, 12:32 AM   #3
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The Calgary olympics - 1988 - tht was incredible - all those freezing people clapping along to Alberta Bound and the dancers performing their steps - it was a wonderful thing to see. Gord looked great in his sweater and Ian in his long cowboy coat. What a pair.!
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Old 12-27-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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That makes me so sorry i didn't watch the Olympics that year. If only i had been into GL then like I am now! Rats!

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Old 12-27-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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What kind of accent does Gord have? Is sort of choppy like Northerners, slow and laid back like Southerners, does he use perfect grammer, etc.?
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:31 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
What kind of accent does Gord have? Is sort of choppy like Northerners, slow and laid back like Southerners, does he use perfect grammer, etc.?

Duncan You half to keep an eye on the Newsgroup
at:-
http://www.newsgroup.shorturl.com
then you would see things like the recent posting of a link by Doug Kirk a.k.a. plumguru2 to a small real Media file containing a full 35 minute Lightfoot radio interview a few years back with a fairly ignorant Art Bell
or click on this link:-
http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe =off&selm=20031225014121.11786.00001080%40mb-m25.aol.com

In addition and if you half the thyme to also peruse Valerie's site thoroughly you will find on this page:-
http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/Inter...Articles.shtml
a link to another archived interview (from WQNA radio)
both will reveal that Gord has a very fine Canadian axcent

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Old 12-28-2003, 12:54 PM   #7
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Hi John, I am showing my computer ignorance again, I tried to download the Art Bell program the computer asks me to choose a program, the only one I have is Windows Media any suggestions?
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Old 12-28-2003, 06:19 PM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by brink:
Hi John, I am showing my computer ignorance again, I tried to download the Art Bell program the computer asks me to choose a program, the only one I have is Windows Media any suggestions?

OK Sorry both the interview links I quoted lead to downloads of as I did say but should have emphasised
Real Media files as per their rm file extension viz:-
lightfootonArtBell.rm and http://www.gordonlightfoot.com/WQNAi...compressed.ram
So Debbie the problem is that you probably have not got Real Player installed on your PC
The trouble with internet multimedia files audio and/or video is that things are often more complicated than they should be. For instance the recent discovery and availability of the wonderful CBC video and audio archive was nearly ruined or me by the fact that they are in Microsoft's proprietory wmv format so I naturally expected my Windows 98 standard Windows Media Player to play them as well as play the on-line streaming versions from the links on the CBC page but no sod it my old W98 had WMP version 6 which does not understand what all the fuss of wmvs is about so to actually watch the videos I had to upgrade to Wmp version 7.1 (noting that the even later version WMP9 will only function if you are a plutocrat and have already splahed out for your own copy of the heavily protected (against illegal use) Windows XP.
Similarly with Real Networks Real Player:-
If you go to their site at:-

http://www.real.com
you will only get access to their latest non-free product (Real One). To get a free copy of the earlier and still fine Real Player 8 you have to search hard for their legacy archive page at:- http://forms.real.com/real/player/blackjack.html
click on "RealPlayer 8 system requirements" link to open the actual download page:-

and download the file rp8-setup.exe (4.90MB 5,136,384 bytes)

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Old 12-30-2003, 10:31 PM   #9
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A lot of people on TV will sing the National Anthem alright till it gets near the end, then they slow way down and start all their high-pitch yodeling and crap like that and I can't stand it! Why can't they just sing it normal to the very end? The same thing is done with Christmas carols to. But anyway, did Gord do any of that when he sang it? because I didn't watch it.
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Old 12-30-2003, 10:33 PM   #10
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I thought Char got her old name back. No wonder I didn't watch it. I was only a 1 yr. old.
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Old 12-31-2003, 07:29 AM   #11
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And here we thought you were born yesterday. (sorry, just had to go for it)
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #12
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OH CANADA -http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT/Extra_Rare/O_Canada.mp3

http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFO...e/O_Canada.mp3


Star Spangled Banner -http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFO...ledBanner2.mp3
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:59 PM   #13
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march 2001-anthem by char Westbrook, on Flickr
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:56 AM   #14
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^ He looks so classy in a suit!



I cannot picture Gordon messing up the National Anthem like some American singers over-embellish our "Star Spangled Banner." I have no doubt that he is very respectful of "O, Canada" & its meaning.



Watching Gordon on TV during the 1988 Winter Olympics (STILL my favorite Winter Olympics after all these years) was truly a highlight. A friend of ours debated whether or not to tell us that Gordon would participate in the Opening Ceremonies. On one hand, he wanted to surprise us. On the other hand, I guess he figured we'd want to videotape the performance back then. He ultimately told us, so we were able to record it! I'm glad he did, since we would have been very disappointed not to capture that on tape! I don't think we have that VHS tape any more, so I'm glad it's on Youtube!



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