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Old 09-05-2000, 10:02 AM   #1
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Obviously there all probably are, but I am working on a tribute to him and I am wondering which song would most sum him up today at age 61?

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Old 09-05-2000, 11:23 AM   #2
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i just don't think i am going to tackle that topic....i really don't know if it's possible to narrow it down to just one! I think that there are pieces of his life in so many of his songs; but maybe you should be looking into his later works as that will probably most realte to how he sums up his life so far..maybe there isn't just one...after all isn't he just a painter passing through?



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Old 09-05-2000, 12:16 PM   #3
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During the Much More Music show he stated that A Painter Passing Through best described him. Though many more of his songs are also about him or parts of his life. I guess APPT is the nearest thing to a brief summary.


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Old 11-21-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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Most auto-biographical?

I'd go with "In My Fashion" personally,as the video for the song seems to say that it is.

I can't think of another offhand. Anyone got an opinion?

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Old 11-21-2004, 08:42 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Most auto-biographical?

I'd go with "In My Fashion" personally,as the video for the song seems to say that it is.

I can't think of another offhand. Anyone got an opinion?



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Old 11-22-2004, 11:50 PM   #6
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Well I have to agree with APPT for a lifetime autobiography but I would choose "Harmony" for the last two years of his life.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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I just heard "In my Fashion" for the first time today on one of my new CD's... and I was blown away, but, I'd have to agree -- it's nip and tuck for autobiographical info -- ultimately, I'd also say APPT.

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Old 11-23-2004, 02:43 AM   #8
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Borderstone, there's a video for "In My Fashion?" Where can I see it?

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Old 11-23-2004, 06:32 AM   #9
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One vote for Baby Step Back although APPT is a great choice.

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Old 11-23-2004, 11:50 AM   #10
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It's a tie between "Wild Strawberries" and "Welcome To Try". APPT to me is more about his career rather then the man himself.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:18 PM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
APPT to me is more about his career rather then the man himself.

Point taken.

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Old 11-23-2004, 12:26 PM   #12
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I have always thought "The Minstrel of the Dawn."
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:48 AM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by searam:
I have always thought "The Minstrel of the Dawn."
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I was about to start a missing topic. I saw your where is everybody from on the small talk and wondered where you got off too. Recording? Welcome back.
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Old 11-24-2004, 09:07 PM   #14
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quote:Originally posted by TheWatchman:
It's a tie between "Wild Strawberries" and "Welcome To Try". APPT to me is more about his career rather then the man himself.

Hmmm, good point! I was going to add my vote for APPT until I read your thoughts on it.
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Old 11-24-2004, 11:05 PM   #15
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I just read the lyrics to the song (having only heard it recently, and a few times at that), and at the end he calls us "victims" for having to listen to him!! How awful that he thinks or thought we were victims!! I hope he knows how much everyone loves him!!

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Old 11-24-2004, 11:30 PM   #16
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Old 11-25-2004, 09:49 AM   #17
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Didn't Gord say in an interview (I think I have it on CD) that "In My Fashion" was very autobiographical but it wasn't actually written with that intent? IMF is a good one too.
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