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Old 07-27-2010, 09:33 AM   #26
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If last night's Jimmy Webb is an indication, it will be in the last two minutes of the show, one song and no interview. Webb did "Witchita Lineman" and Dave plugged his new album. It will be interesting whether he plugs "Harmony", "Complete Greatest Hits", "Songbook" or just his tour. I would think the only two choices for this type of appearance is either "If You Could Read My Mind" or perhaps "Wreck of The Edmond Fitzgerald", but only if there is only time for the latter.

I am guessing that Paul Schaffer will use Lightfoot songs throughout the evening as bumpers to the commercials.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:22 AM   #27
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I am guessing that Paul Schaffer will use Lightfoot songs throughout the evening as bumpers to the commercials.
That may very well be; Next_Saturday.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:48 AM   #28
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Wouldn't it be cool if he did something totally unexpected like: "Pony Man" or "Something Very Special?"
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:48 PM   #29
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Yes indeed... I hear you Same Old Loverman, it would be something very special !
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #30
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Maybe 'Restless' ?

There's a plain and simple answer to each and every quest
From every quiet dancer who might be a special guest
In a movie made for TV or a late night interview
You might even find them on the "Young and the Restless" too

I was thinking the same thing, Jesse Joe.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:11 AM   #31
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Ah ! that's makes two of us, we will see !

Lightfoot on Letterman how cool is this Orillia's proud son !
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #32
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Zowie! This is the BEST news! Thanks! MaryO
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:19 PM   #33
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YEHAAA!!! Now I have a damn good excuse to stay up late!
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #34
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I was wondering......how did this happen ? I don't watch Letterman very often. Is it common for him to have an older musical act on ? The musical guests, whether old or new, are usually promoting something new. Seems odd.

My money is on IYCRMM too.
Don't forget that the re-issues are being promoted.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:06 PM   #35
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That is one of my favorite GL photos. VERY COOL!
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:00 AM   #36
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That's one of my favorite photos too (and album cover). You'll also notice that he's got "The jacket" on as well! I met Gordon backstage one time and asked him to autograh my copy of "Don Quixote." I asked him about the photo and where it was taken. He said it was at a park (I've since forgotten the name- plus I was very nervous). We then started talking about the jacket and he said Jerry Jeff Walker gave it to him. He asked if I was familiar with Jerry Jeff and I (sheepishly) replied that I only knew of him from hearing Gordon talk about him in interviews (I had heard they had some wild times together back in the 70's and I knew that he wrote Mr Bojangles). Ever since that conversation I've been meaning to check out some Jerry Jeff Walker...after all; if Gordon likes him, he must be alright.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #37
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Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh hhhhttttttttt blessed ON!!!!!!

I'm going to have to try and remember how to record with a VCR now !!

I havent taped off TV in almost 10 years! I hope he does other shows (except maybe Jimmy Kimmel).


WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:44 PM   #38
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Just curious...how are your friends and family reacting when you tell them about Gord on Letterman in October? I am SO enjoying the shock/surprise I'm getting from my family and friends. I usually start by saying "Guess who's going to be the musical guest on Letterman on October 8?" I can see the wheels turning and they say "who?" Of course they're thinking it couldn't possibly be Gord. It's so validating - I'm really getting a kick out of this!
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:58 PM   #39
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The only thing I will say even romotely on the neg. here , is that I hope he does not wear that red jacket.

Nothing personal but he'd look better wearing mostly black and white or maybe a shade of dark brown.

Wouldn't it be incredible if he sang "End Of All Time" or "I'll Tag Along" ?

Let's make a multiple choice guess here , he will sing :

A. Sundown
B. Edmund Fitzgerald
C. Carefree Highway
D. If You Could Read My Mind
E. I'll Tag Along

or F. : Something else well known OR that is totally unexpected.

My vote is going to be Edmund Fitzgerald. (Much as I'd like it to be End of All Time or My Love For You.)

Let me know what you think!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #40
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could be Fitz or IYCRMM...

but I know he wants to sing ITA..

oh wait - that's ME that wants him to sing ITA!
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #41
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I'm still standing firm on Gord singing a more obscure song. Something from "Painter" or "Waiting for you"....or not.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #42
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Just based on how Letterman does his musical acts I would rule out Fitz. They have to come in under, I think, 3-1/2 minutes. I know Fred Eaglesmith, who appeared in June and I got to talk to the day before and 4 days after taping said they had to get that time frame down. They went through several different ways of getting the song to fit the time slot - deciding to cut some of the length on instrumental breaks and such.

Since there is no new product to push my money would be on Sundown. IYCRMM would be my second guess. I'll love it if he proves me wrong. Those a great songs but I'd love to hear Don Quixote.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:41 PM   #43
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I know Fred Eaglesmith, who appeared in June and I got to talk to the day before and 4 days after taping said they had to get that time frame down. They went through several different ways of getting the song to fit the time slot - deciding to cut some of the length on instrumental breaks and such.
oh, thanks for the belated heads up re Fred,...I will check out that clip online

i hope Gord doesn't cave to doing a condensed IYCRMM and stands his ground like he did on the Grammy's decades ago

my small circle seems to think it will go something like this (complete with red jacket) just seeing the historic GL visage with eyes closed during those instr segments should be captivating for any viewing audience...any who can't dig it should flick over to Kimmel, late night poker viewing or slapchop infomercials

anything that is picked and not strummed (the Wreck, Sundown, Carefree, etc) will sit fine with me

since 2003, I feel his voice has been most robust in songs like Harmony and 14 K Gold... "if you see me on the TV talking proud...." and Mike and the band back up those so nicely with tasty arrangements

i imagine Dave will walk over to GL after the tune and say something like "aren't you supposed to be dead?"....GL will give the signature "Well" shrug and that will be that

here's an idea....how about they cut out 5 minutes of the lame monolog and other yawn inducing shinnanigans, typical of the first 20 minutes of the show and let GL play a non-condensed composition... AND have a nice little Gord chat

who knows, maybe this will be the 1st promo spot for the Live Massey archives
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #44
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I would LOVE to see them allow Gord more time than the standard 3:30 or whatever it is.

Unfortunately I have seen very prominent people condense songs for such things. Somewhere there is a cut (not a Letterman show) of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt doing Natural Forces and condensing it by leaving oiut a verse or two which doesn't work. It would be like cutting the Fitz by neglecting the part where the ship sank.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:43 AM   #45
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i imagine Dave will walk over to GL after the tune and say something like "aren't you supposed to be dead?"....
This sounds like something Letterman would say jokingly of course.

I myself would like to see Lightfoot get the entire second half of the show. A shorter monologue with only 1 other guest,,, & then... 'The Royal Treatment' till the end of the broadcast !

In the 80's I would never miss 'Late Night with David Letterman' following Carson. Couldn't wait for the following night to see what would he be doing next.

But it's the way he took the news when Leno got 'The Tonight Show' that sort a made me lose interest in him.
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It would be like cutting the Fitz by neglecting the part where the ship sank.
good one, or like CRT being cut short ...oh wait, that did happen on the 1979 Soundstage broadcast...they only got to part 1 of the trilogy...i call it CRU( unilogy)
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:52 AM   #47
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Here's what he'll do - some up with a new masterpiece and then tell Dave he's not recording it.....
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Here's what he'll do - some up with a new masterpiece and then tell Dave he's not recording it.....
Good one Steve but nowadays it does not really matter because within a few hours a reasonable quality video would be on youtube for all to enjoy for posterity
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the Letterman website has the videos of musical guests.
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Good one Steve but nowadays it does not really matter because within a few hours a reasonable quality video would be on youtube for all to enjoy for posterity
I set that up on the tee just so you could knock it out. Well done, Sir John!
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