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Old 04-07-2008, 04:29 PM   #76
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I sohwee, I had not heard that song for a long time and didn't remember that title at all.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #77
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Ooooooooh,Patti!! I'm telling on you to Gordon! A Lightfoot fan forgetting a song?! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! No,Corfid site for a week,for you! LOL!

Todays song,"A Song For A Winter's Night". (Hopefully Patti hasn't forgotten it!)
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:22 AM   #78
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Go ahead, tattletail! He won't care anyway. I thought you might be talking about some country/western song since you threw in that "It" Now I have to bombard you. Remind Jesse Joe that I''m ok.
NO! I haven't forgotten A Song For A Winter's Night!
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:33 AM   #79
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I have had " I'll Be Alright " stuck in my head for two days....lol
I think it's becasue I like the guitar playing in it so much.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:29 AM   #80
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For me today it's "Face Of A Thousand People." Great early Gordon Lightfoot song rare, probably found only on bootlegs... Another one is Diamond Joe which he did not write but does a marvel with it. There's something about those song titles that end with the word "Joe" that appeal to me.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:45 AM   #81
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It's not "stuck in my head" but I have been listening to "The Way I Feel" a lot today.
That's such a beautiful song and the lyrics are so touching.

Diamond Joe....lol.
Let me guess JJ...I bet your favorite flower is Jinny Jo's and your favorite sandwhich is Sloppy Jo's.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:17 AM   #82
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No Nightingale, Im not too familiar with flowers, dont even know what type of flowers is a Jinny Jo's. I can eat a Sloopy Jo, but it is not my favourite sandwhich... lol
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:24 PM   #83
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It's Memorial Day and you'd think "Protocol" would be in my head but ..nope,it's actually "Drifters".

Not often a song from "A Painter Passing Through" gets extensive airplay on my I*pod-like brain cells! LOL!
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:35 PM   #84
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One that hangs in my head is one that I don't think I've ever heard him play live. Go back to the Sundown Album, cue up the song "The List," crank the volume up a bit, then close your eyes and imagine that The Man takes the stage and fires up that song as the opening tune of his concert. I think "The List" would be a fantastic opener.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:50 AM   #85
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No doubt Tim!

Make a heck of a concert closer as well,if only it was a standard thing at his shows to clap and sing-a-long.

(I know guys,it's all about the music.)
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:00 AM   #86
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I think "The List" would be a fantastic opener.
Port Huron, MI
McMorran Arena - April 5, 1974

The List
Rosanna
Cotton Jenny
High And Dry
Don Quixote
Christian Island
It's Worth Believing
Alberta Bound
The Watchman's Gone
Second Cup Of Coffee
The Patriot's Dream
Too Late For Praying
Is There Anyone Home
The Auctioneer

Beautiful
On Susan's Floor
If You Could Read My Mind
Partners
Affair On Eighth Avenue
Me And Bobby McGee
Ten Degrees And Getting Colder
Divorce Country Style
Steel Rail Blues
Circle Of Steel
Seven Island Suite
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
The Pony Man
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:09 AM   #87
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What a great set list, JJ. Thanks for posting.

Your set list brought back so many memories of listening to those Gordon LPs from the United Artists and early WB days that I'd love to hear. But he's got so many great tunes from more recent times as well. I think to keep us all happy, he'd need to perform an 8 hour concert. I'm sure there quite a few of us here who would be up for that!
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #88
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Well,I did this to myself. (Not that it's a bad thing of course.)

I watched the video on You Tube for Gordon's "Anything For Love" and it has been circulating in my brain cells all day.

Thing i don't get aboutthat particular "modern" video,is why do they have pictures of Joni Mitchell in it??
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #89
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Funny this post came back around hmmmm. For 3 weeks now I've been listening to the UA collection 'often'. Disc 1 especially. Just can't get enough of it.

gee - I'm curious about the Joni Mitchell (aka, "the bitch, my bitch..." -James Taylor, last year at his performance in Pittsfield and aired on PBS! So classless James, so classless) photos too Borderstone. A tribute to her, my guess.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:00 AM   #90
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I'll add to that "go back to Sundown" and crank it up - I am doin it right now ...rightcheer... see my wonderful daughter just did a 3rd encore for father's day-she ordered the cd's (which I had worn out yes its possible) Sundown and Salute ! Yesssssss ! SOOOOOO the tunes runnin thru my head for a week or two in anticipation since father's day have been:
(nobody has to act surprised at this one I wax endlessly on over time in here....) - Is There Anyone Home (In This House Made of Stone)

and - on Salute, in addition to what I know seems to be a Canoeing song, nevertheless is my Snowshoeing song: Whispers of the North

AND,,,, THE peeace da ruzistawnse: Gordon's answer to: did he lose his vibrato and soaring vocals on SALUTE ?, which pundits suggested, and this song, another of my all-time favourites, good-naturedly thumbs its nose at that precept: TATTOO ! What a vocal - over the hillss... and through the canyoooooooonsssss wahooo

thank you my daughter you've saved my day. Everybody needs a Mamie. I raised me one see... And all the miners know she aint for.... I cant even say it.....She is an angel, as Fine As Fine Can Be...

You say: "This post is very uncharacteristic for Steve... I wonder if he has taken his medication or is drunk....?" neither my fine Lightheads - just experiencing the mood changes my counselor said I would after losing Merry, and this is the first good da** mood I've been in in three months..... ! I got two new Gord CD's - that my daughter knew I wanted for Father's day !

Tres Cause de Celebre ! Crank it up, Sam, the MAN is on the spindle. You may all breath deeply now, and envision my sheer joy of a few favourite songs from Gord playing, steak for dinner, a candle burning at my side, new snowshoes hanging on the wall, and a picture of my family backpacking, and a LIME diet Pepsi. doesn't get much better folks. Good to be back in corfid. Hotda** ! Yippee Yi OKie Ay ! Gord rules ! Crank it up! ok i am allright now.... bye. YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAWWW
!~ geo Steve

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Old 07-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #91
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The ole radio station between the ears has a large selection of Gord tunes. Some of those recently found running through my head include:

Biscuit City
I'll Tag Along (love that finger-picking pattern)
A Message to the Wind
Whispers of the North
Your Love's Return
Lazy Morning
Anything for Love
The No Hotel

There are many others and the list (no pun intended) updates itself frequently.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:23 PM   #92
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I have to admit "Bisciut City" is not a Gord song that's ever been running through my head.

My brain's selection for today though is "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" ...which hasn't happened in a long time.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:38 PM   #93
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For me it's been tunes like Seven Island Suite, Blackberry Wine, Old Dan's Records and The Circle Is Small. Not counting Canadian Railway Trilogy.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:43 AM   #94
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JJ - I'm THERE at that concert when you get Gord to open with "The List". Excellent choices in the two sets. "Is There Anyone Home?" in concert - havn't heard that since 75 at Colo. State U. in Moby Gym - the COTS Tour, I believe. He also introduced in concert the Wreck , prior to SD'S release - and he asked of people "liked it or not" -I didn't think he'd make it out that crowd loved him so much. He played- to a standing-room only crowd (the b-ball stadium was beyong capacity anyway, and better than a 1/3 were standing the whole show anyway - students can be pretty hearty when they drink beer, or are just plain get psyched-up in a group dynamic on campus like that !

JJ - maybe just swap one for Nova Scotia Farewell, which I have never heard. And speaking of concert-only songs - did anyone ever hear him play "If it Should Please You" added as a bonus track to GG2 - very catchy- very "broad-brimed".
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:01 AM   #95
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if it should please you opened a lot of shows in the 80s... i've got a couple of live recordings of it
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:58 AM   #96
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By Jove(ski) That is a real toe-tapper as Gord is fond of saying, or fans are, one or the other.

JJ - I am embarrassed to admit, but I read your set-list opening with "The List" incorrectly, too fast I did, as Yoda would say. I thought it was a dream-list you created. I re-read just now and realize my mistake.....er duhhh

BO (derstone): RE: [ " My brain's selection for today though is "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" ...which hasn't happened in a long time. " ] well....... -

- You'll smack me for this, but I can't resist LOL..... The Wreck....only HAPPENED ONCE............ Oh man I am so funny...I.. iiiii uh ...welll its sort of funny.. (furtive glance; perfunctory nod.....eyeing possible exits....)

-also-
BO(rder) & PO (Dunklander) : On the Joni Mitchell thing; I 'spect you both allready know, but in case neither of you read this little trivia - If memory serves correkit - Joni and her then-husband split a flat with Gord in the early days as at least then-friends, which would be a potential explanation for Joni appearing in the given time-period of portions of the vistory video. Hope thats not a big no-sh** . Just a thought
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #97
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(GE)odeticman5 - well, you're not wrong, that is both a dream set list (for me anyhow, as it has atleast 10 fine tunes I've never seen live before and never will) as well as an actual one I pulled from Wayne's archives when I randomly reading old reviews and browsing setlists

http://www.lightfoot.ca/tourschd.htm

(TI)m - although, it's not a catchy melody, I have had that Message To The Wind playing in my head recently - I find it mellow and soothing, same can be said of another songbook extra: Always on the Bright Side - often times, can't get that simple, groovy groove and that GL delivery out of my brain

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Old 07-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #98
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...and now and update on the last 3 days at my minds radio station KGRD!

07/21/08 - All day < "Never Say Trust Me".

Next!! (Next message that is!) LOL!
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July 22nd,2008 : "The List!"
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and lastly.....July 23rd,2008 ; It's a "Don Quixote" day! LOL!
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