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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
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Re: Massey - Lightfoot Nov.25,26,27, 2021 - report/setlists/videos/photos/reviews

"Gordon Lightfoot unstoppable in three-night stand to reopen Massey Hall" - By Jane Stevenson (Toronto Sun) - November 27, 2021

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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 16
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Lightfoot Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance International

Gordon Lightfoot recently received Folk Alliance International's Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 in the category of Living Artist:...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
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30 Minutes of GL Songs & Stories - Every Sat. & Sun. - 5:30 p.m. E

Zoomer Radio (AM740 in Toronto and also available on the internet) is featuring 30 minutes of Gordon Lightfoot songs and stories every Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
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Re: Billy Joel talks about LIGHTFOOT - radio..

The following article on Howard Stern's website indicates that, during an interview with Stern that took place on October 28, 2021, Billy Joel told Stern that Joel loves Gordon Lightfoot and that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Try Firefox to access Corfid.com

Thanks, everyone. I'm just adding a note to bring this important thread back to the top of the list of threads under "General Discussion".
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
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Video Essay by Noah Lefevre -Re-examining Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Here are links to 19-minute video essay by Noah Lefevre titled "Re-examining Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy" that was posted by CBC Music on June 15, 2021:
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Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Interview of GL on WNED-TV (PBS-Buffalo) - Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 6 p.m. ET

A 26-minute interview of Gordon Lightfoot is scheduled to air on WNED-TV (a PBS station in Buffalo, New York) on Sunday, May 30, 2021. (The interview is one of the episodes of "Canada Files", which...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL Interviewed by Richard Crouse (First Aired Nov. 2020) - Cover Versio

Here is a link to a 9-minute interview of Gordon Lightfoot by Richard Crouse that first aired on the CTV show "Pop Life" on November 14, 2020: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2071546.

In his...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Lyric Videos of Lightfoot Songs

Last month, an official lyric video of Gordon Lightfoot's song "Return Into Dust" became available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3peyxpmQ8.

The lyric video was created by Connor Scheffler, a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Christmas Eve 2020

Thank you posting the link! From 39:39 to 43:56, a trio of female vocalists sang Gordon's "Song for a Winter's Night" a capella. As Gail noted, the whole service was very nice.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Tony Rice

I'm sorry to learn of the passing of Tony Rice. Thank you sharing the very sad news and the links.

I have several albums where artists cover songs only written by Lightfoot ("Tony Rice Sings...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL Narrates Poem "Ode for a Winter's Night" by Alan Frew

The Canadian rock band Glass Tiger recently recorded the song "Song for a Winter's Night" which was written by Gordon Lightfoot. (In the 1980s, Glass Tiger had two songs which made it into the top...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Bob Doidge Discusses Grant Ave. Studio and Working with Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot's three most recent studio albums ("A Painter Passing Through", "Harmony" and "Solo") were recorded by Bob Doidge at the Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario. (The songs...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: PODCAST-Sept.2,2020-2 pm

The podcast is available via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoGlkYldHMU.

Rich Mahan interviews Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe during the first half of the podcast (0 to 29:26)....
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Billy Joel talks about LIGHTFOOT - radio..

Thanks, Char, for sharing! What a wonderful tribute to Lightfoot by Billy Joel!

For the record (and in case the audio associated with the link becomes unavailable), I have included below the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: CBC interview-July 2020

Thank you, Charlene.

Here is a link to the full (10 minutes and 29 seconds) feature that aired on CBC's "The National" last night: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1765656643827.

(The facebook...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: CANADA DAY - virtual performances- GORDON!!

Thanks, Char, for sharing the great news!



The City of Toronto's website (https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/canada-day/ready-for-prime-time/) indicates that Gordon will be...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,338
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Episode of TV Show "Hotel" (1988) with Gordon Lightfoot

Here is a link to the episode of the TV series "Hotel" in which Gordon Lightfoot had an acting role: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQoHZ0H2KOg.

The episode is about 48 minutes long and first...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By Off Yonge Street
30 Minutes of GL Songs & Stories - Every Sat. & Sun. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Since about July 2019, Zoomer Radio (AM740 in Toronto (with coverage from "Kingston, ON to Windsor, ON" and "Parry Sound, ON to Pittsburgh, PA") and 96.7FM in downtown Toronto) has been featuring 30...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

I, too, wish that "Plans of My Own" had been included on "Solo". Because "Plans of My Own" isn't on a CD, I very rarely listen to it. I hope that your CD of "Solo" has arrived and you are enjoying...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW PHONE CHAT with CHAR-April 21,2020

imported_Next_Saturday, I think you and I have similar musical tastes. In the thread "Favourite Song on "Solo" Album" that I started on April 14, I wrote:

"I've listened to "Solo" several times...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW PHONE CHAT with CHAR-April 21,2020

Thanks very much, Char, for sharing many details of your recent conversation with Gordon!

I'm very pleased to hear that Gordon is well and apparently in good spirits.​

Based on what I've read...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Adios

Thanks, Affair on Touhy Ave., for making me aware of Adios, Adios (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXqEH-boM4). I enjoyed listening to the song.

It reminds me of Remember Me, I'm The One and It's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Favourite Song on "Solo" Album

It has now been more than three weeks since Lightfoot's "Solo" album was released.

I've listened to "Solo" several times and decided that my favourite tracks on the album (for now, at least) are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,949
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: John Prine,Gordon,Jim Cuddy,bio author-N.Jennings-house concert-DEATH of Prime-Ap

Below is an excerpt from the book “John Prine: In Spite of Himself” by Eddie Huffman (published in 2015). The excerpt relates to an event that was held at the Coolidge Auditorium in the U.S. Library...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By Off Yonge Street
3 Lightfoot Albums Among Amazon Canada's Top 4 Best Sellers in Music

I was pleased to see that, earlier today (about 11 a.m. Eastern Time), three of Amazon Canada's top four "Best Sellers in Music" (across all genres) were Gordon Lightfoot albums!

Solo was #1,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Interview of GL by Robbie Lane - Friday, March 13 - 9 to 10 p.m. ET

Thanks, Charlene, for posting the link.​ (The video of Robbie Lane's 15-minute interview of Lightfoot included a few bits that were edited out of the one-hour radio program that aired on Zoomer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Solo date change

I'm sorry to hear, Rob, that the delivery of the "Solo" album for you will be delayed.

Yesterday, I received a message from Amazon Canada indicating that, because of the "new release date", the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Interview of GL by Robbie Lane - Friday, March 13 - 9 to 10 p.m. ET

An interview of Gordon Lightfoot by Robbie Lane will be aired on Zoomer Radio tonight (March 13, 2020) from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

Zoomer Radio can be heard on AM740 in Toronto (with coverage...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,481
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: NEW album - 'SOLO' -LISTEN to SONG - Gord & guitar only - MARCH 20,2020

Wayne Francis's review of Lightfoot's SOLO album (https://www.lightfoot.ca/solorevw.htm) indicates that nine of the ten songs on the album are from sessions held in 2002 and one song ("Easy Flo") was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,413
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL Documentary "IYCRMM" Available in Canada on CBC's Free Streaming Service

The documentary movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" is currently available in Canada on CBC Gem (a free streaming service): ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,369
Posted By Off Yonge Street
GL: IYCRMM Doc to Air on CBC TV (Main Network) - Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020

The following link indicates that the documentary movie Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) will air on CBC Television (i.e., the main CBC TV network, as opposed to the CBC Documentary...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,486
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Tribute Song

I believe the opening line to Aengus Finnan's tribute song titled "Lightfoot" is
"On the road that lies before us, from east to western sea" (rather than "On the road that lies before us, from sea...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,413
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: HOT DOCS-Lightfoot documentary - interviews/photos/articles-Apr.-2019

Earlier this week, I watched the documentary movie "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" for the second time. (The Mt. Pleasant Theatre in Toronto has been screening the film several times a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By Off Yonge Street
Re: Thursday May 23,2019-CTV interview

The story below that is posted on the CTV News website is based on the 5-minute segment of the interview that aired last night on the CTV National News.

Gordon Lightfoot on chauvinism, Drake and...
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