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Old 06-03-2006, 06:51 AM   #51
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Bravo to you Suzi #387. Tin whistle is the good answer. A true Lighthead...
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:06 AM   #52
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What did Gordon tell Peter Gzowski, about Elvis Presley's recording of "Early Morning Rain". He called it a ? recording? :D

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Old 06-03-2006, 10:44 AM   #53
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:44 AM   #54
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Congratulations Suzi, you are right. Sweet recording is what he said. Good Lightfoot fan.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:50 AM   #55
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Gordon told Peter Gzowski, in a radio interview that he doesn't like the sound to be too loud. He said at ??, the sound is too loud. What place was Gordon talking about? :D
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:48 AM   #56
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Jessie-Joe, I am still submitting the following answer to the "sound" Gord tried to make on "Ghosts of Cape Horn", despie as I see today,
the answer got posted by Suzi (hats off ma'aam) in between me writing the following, putting my laptop on hibernate with the draft in pre-submit status. I then re-started windows as was, and it went right to my posting I never sent. I then accidently hit submit versus preview-post, and wound up in a vaporous mirror-in-a-mirror problem and it defies logic if this makes it in. JJ I wrote this long blah-blah to brighten your day as a bit of humour, hope you like it. Since old-time scriveners used to get paid by the word (hmm I wish they still did...), I will say the following superfluous two words as they did:
to wit:

J-Joe, I recall on that taping Gord saying he was trying to sound like a "Tin Whistle", and asked the audience' forgiveness in his common self-deprecating fashion of humility, as in he thought his whistling was less than accurate-sounding. Worked for me !

The subject of left-handed-ness as you mention JJ ,and ambiguities of hand dominance thereto came up interestingly in a thread on another matter recently. Since I am a south-paw, too, I offer the following for humour only, and wish to offend no-one.

You sound as though your left-handedness is similar to mine. I golf RIGHT-handed, but in baseball - get this - I THROW and CATCH lefty, but... BAT righthanded.

Further muddling this odd hemispherical brain oddity (all my life), that is too say left and right hemisphere of the brain that I understand controls these issues of left and right-handedness, is the fact that although as said I THROW a baseball lefty, I throw a FOOTBALL righty. Go figure.

I like to think I am parallel processing ! LOL , I wish. I got a bad feeling I am wired in series and am waiting for all autonomic controls to be determined by my brain one-by-one until I am free to... think... or some reasonable facsimile therof LOL.

JJ did you know that southpaw , or left-handedness, has some rather odd superstitious origins. Rather than blathering on with a treatise of this ( which I only know orts of..) I have heard simply that it it harkens back to biblical matters including the "right hand of God" [ don't worry folks.. this is not religious, only historical interest I hope.. ].

Having read this pearl in history books, it seems that ancient peoples thought of the right hand as ..devine..?...leaving us poor southpaws to be by default.. heathen it was said.., or dastardly, or some such hilarity, with further superstitious origins that support this flotsam of wisdom.
And what of ambidextrous people, as in folks like you and I J-Joe, who use both hands. I rekin' we got it covered both ways, comin' and goin' LOL
You figure ? I like to think my brain is a "Hemi" for the diagonal corrolation that they say exists between the right side of brain controlling the left side of body, etc, and so forth, and of the unique matters that the different sides of the brain handle ( you know, one side reason, logic, math, pragmatic behaviour etc., and the other being... Liberal [ j/k really ] no really , other side being art, philosophy, creative thought, music, South Park, and probably the loquacious quackery of my ramblings.... .

Actually J-Joe, I figure you and me, being ambidextrous as it sounds like you are too.. must need to get our tires rotated in diagonal versus straight back LOL. Or, we are neither heathen nor devine (j/k) , and can't blame our being left-handed for off-behaviour as these ancient people did. Maybe..... maybe... we have to be responsible for our own behavior.. oh no ! LOL

I figure if they ever do brain surgery on me, being the map-maker and all that I am , they will op0en up my hopefully reasonably full bean and see a big "X" marks the spot.. . Its been said X "never marks the spot". If not, then what mon-ami ? Are we ambidextrous doomed to never vote in primaries for lack of favouring left or right ( politics only joking) ?

Or are we blessed with open-mindedness, are you and I the great peacemakers, the mediators ? naaaah, you and I cause too much trouble by accident I think ( J/K J-Joe ) as in tilt us too far too one side too far and all our brilliant ex-cogitations will spill out on the floor, leaving us centrists, or at "zero" on the integer scale. LOL
I think we got it made J-Joe, since you, me, and my dear departed father are, or were ambidextrous. He could write on a chalkboard in college while professing and pipe-smoking with both hands simultaneously, driving students limited sadly to their left or right hemispheres to try and keep up..true story 'bout my Dad !

We therefor are maybe the chosen ones to sit on a couple stumps and dispense wisdom and widely-cited exhortations quoted round the world... LOL , and be hailed as the new illuminati or cognoscenti. At least be able to give anyone either the evil eye, or the comforting nod of approval that only we.. the benevolent despots, can bestow.

And all for not being completely left or right handed. Such a deal ! nod, while we humbly smile inwardly and know the answers that ....someday.... we will dispence on the minions at an assimilable rate for their poor assymmetrical brains. You rekin' Jessi ? I am on ly kidding my friend.... just letting you get to know my hyperbolically-warped sense of humour.. .

Oh - and as to the already astutely-answered gun-shots Q, my response would have been that of John Wayne, who remember we are admonished to watch movies of lest we forget the plains in Gord's "Drink Your Glasses Empty" on WFY : "In that 6-shooter, Pilgrim, you'd better put five bullets in, and let the hammer rest on an empty chamber for safety.. because if can't get the job done with 5 bullets, you'd better get the he** out, Pilgrim..." LOL what a great Icon that old curmudgeon was. OK J-Joe, my head is spinning now too. Thanks for the fun quiz questions. I hope I get the cigar, or the tomato on the Cape Horn whistling thing Q ... LOL
- geo Steve

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:21 AM   #57
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Well, what can I say after all that? It is interesting, I throw the ball right hand, I swing left, shoot the puck left, catch the baseball, and football left. You are right about the tin whistle. Gord did tell the audience, "Dont mind my whistling here, I may sound like a tin whistle." Suzy got it right. She also got the next one right, about Elvis Presley's {Sweet} recording of Early Morning Rain. But there is another one there that has not been answered yet.


About the sound in a building being to loud. Gord told Peter Gzowski in a radio interview, that he doesn't like the sound to be too loud. At ??? the sound system is too loud, he taught. I can't see anyone getting this one . But you never know.


There is also a scramble that was posted by: closetcanadian, that has not been solved yet. Im gone a leave it at that geodeticman, as for the brain & everything else you mentioned, it is quite interesting and complicated, Im no Albert E. here. :D


What does your name stand for, I always wanted to ask you that, 'geodeticman?'

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Old 06-04-2006, 05:13 PM   #58
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Oh Steve, that was fun reading - you have a very entertaining way with prose! I loved the story about your dad

I do everything right handed except shoot pool, that I do as a lefty. I can write left handed if I concentrate and it's even quite legible, but it's not my natural tendency.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:59 AM   #59
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Gordon said to Peter Gzowski, 'The sound at Maple Leafs Gardens, is too loud.'

I dont know even if Maple Leaf Garden still stands today?
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:02 AM   #60
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Here is an easier question. What 3 songs did Gord perform at Live {8} last July?
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:14 AM   #61
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Gordon said to Peter Gzowski, 'The sound at Maple Leafs Gardens, is too loud.'

I dont know even if Maple Leaf Garden still stands today?
It's still there - Loblaws was going to turn it into a grocery store and other retail stores....they're idiots. Not sure what's going on - it's still empty.
It has been declared a hisorical site so it can't be torn down.

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Old 06-05-2006, 09:35 AM   #62
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I know what you mean Charlene. It's like when Gzowski interviewed Gord on the TV show. They talked about Massey Hall. And Peter told Gordon, you might outlive it. Because it's a great building, and like every great building in Toronto, someone is going to take a Bulldozer to it. Gord laugh and said, well they've been talking about it for along time now, and I haven't heard anything of it lately.!!!

Charlene you should maybe try out for mayor of TO, and turned that city around.

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Old 06-05-2006, 10:05 AM   #63
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Look at that Legend with the old Martin D18, a picture that's worth everything to me. Canadian Icon. "The Man And His Music"... What A Guy!!!
Here is an easier question. What 3 songs did Gord perform at Live {8} last July?
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:19 AM   #64
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RE On the ...., I would have got TV if not beaten to the punch by anon. Honest. RE I may sound like a ...., my guess is crow.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:40 PM   #65
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Whats this Gord, I dont understand a single thing. The 3 songs that you performed on Live 8 last July. No Crow, someone will probably get it.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #66
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Restless, Let It Ride and IYCRMM.

I knew "TV" cuz that's how I first heard it and that's how I still sing it!
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In May 2001 I suggested to Mr. Lightfoot that he purchase Massey Hall and re-name it "The Church of Gord"...he thought it rather funny but said he couldn't afford it....

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:01 PM   #67
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Bravo Charlene, but if I may be impolite here a bit, #1 Restless, #2 IYCRMM, #3 Let It Ride' :D

That's just great Char, "The church of Gord" , and do you think he can't afford it? Maybe not? You must have some pretty good stories that you could share w/ us. Your in touch with him from time to time. Lucky you...




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Old 06-05-2006, 03:14 PM   #68
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NEXT QUIZ?



A few years back, Stu Jeffries of CMT CENTRAL interviewed the poet genius. They talked about TWOTEF, and Gord told him we did the recording of that song in (how many takes?)

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:43 PM   #69
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The first was the keeper.
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Yes brink, Stu Jeffries was just amazed, that they did that song in 1 take. Gord jokingly said there were some times when they had to catch up with me. {Laughing} You must have seen the interview. Good brink, feel free to post one if you want?
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Bravo Charlene, but if I may be impolite here a bit, #1 Restless, #2 IYCRMM, #3 Let It Ride' :D

That's just great Char, "The church of Gord" , and do you think he can't afford it? Maybe not? You must have some pretty good stories that you could share w/ us. Your in touch with him from time to time. Lucky you...
oh geeze - I didn't know it was supposed to be in order!
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:21 PM   #72
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No it wasn't supposed to be in order, :D I just wanted to put them like he did them, 1, 2, 3,. Just joking around Charlene, you got them. Were you at that concert in Barrie?


Another thing Charlady, do you watch: Deal Or No Deal, w/ Canadian host Howie Mandel? Tonight's the last show of the season, with special guest appearance, on screen. I hope you can see it... LOL :D :D

Hey Char , if you have a Quiz, feel free to post it.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:19 PM   #73
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oh good grief - my daughter is after me to watch it with her!
lol
I watch a bit now and then....but tonight Celine Dion is on and well.....I'm not a fan of hers....even if she DOESN'T sing!
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Nope - never got to Barrie - just watched it on the TV...
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What did Gord tell Pamela Wallin, a few years back, was going to be his New-Years resolution? Not certain of the date, but it was before the millenium.

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