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Forum: Small Talk 12-02-2023, 01:06 AM
Replies: 0
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Jackson Browne concert in Melbourne 29Nov2023

I understand some of Corfid's posters/readers are Jackson Browne fans. I went to the 75-year-old LA resident's concert here on Wednesday and it was excellent. It was a full house at the 7000-capacity...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2023, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Re: Exciting news: The lightfoot band!

Any suggestion re who will be providing the vocals (or who would be appropriate to provide the vocals)? Gord's guitar parts have to be provided too, ideally by the vocalist. I suggest Tony Rice (who...
Forum: Small Talk 11-07-2023, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
The Corrs concert in Melbourne 6Nov2023

I understand several Corfid readers (including Joveski) are fans of Irish band The Corrs.

On Monday night The Corrs (siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim) performed their first Melbourne...
Forum: Small Talk 10-01-2023, 01:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Mason Cox from Texas in winning Australian Football League Grand Final

Mason Cox yesterday became the first person born in the USA to win an AFL premiership medal. His club Collingwood Magpies defeated the Brisbane Lions 90 to 86. It was a cracking, pulsating game...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2023, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal ALbert Hall 2016-NEW release!


You share my concern about our music heroes not having many years left. I've recently mourned Gordon Lightfoot, bluegrass freak Tony Rice (who covered many of Gord's songs) and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2023, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal ALbert Hall 2016-NEW release!

My copy of "At Royal Albert Hall" (21May2016) arrived 2-3 weeks ago. As soon as it started playing, I felt sad, knowing it's the final (and posthumous) release and hearing Gord's voice thinner than...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2023, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal ALbert Hall 2016-NEW release!

Thank you, Seafarer. Yes, all valid and perceptive comments. I'll post my amateur review once the album arrives in this far-flung outpost.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2023, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Re: Deb Brinkley - aka - brink

Char, I'm sad to hear of Brink's passing. She was one of the first posters on Corfid to contact me and make me feel welcome here (in 2008). She even sent me a stack of live Gordon Lightfoot...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2023, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal ALbert Hall 2016-NEW release!

Seafarer John,

Thanks for your feedback on Gord's new and final album. I just received an email from (apparently based in Berlin), saying my CD was despatched on Aug2. It shows the...
Forum: Small Talk 07-31-2023, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
World Cup soccer Australia v Canada on now in Melbourne

This FIFA women's game has just kicked off in my town. It's billed as the most important home-soil game the Matildas (the Australian women's team) has ever played. And the tournament, co-hosted by...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2023, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: Received- Lightfoot at Royal Albert Hall

Glad you received Gord's final (and posthumous) album. I ordered it on 21May and the supplier is still saying it's not released until 28Jul. I'm looking forward to hearing the songs that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2023, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal ALbert Hall 2016-NEW release!

I have ordered this album. I'm looking forward to hearing the songs that haven't previously been on a live album, including "Now And Then", "Never Too Close" and "I'd Rather Press On". I'm hoping the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2023, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Re: LIVE at Royal Albert Hall 2016-NEW release!

This is AMAZING news and the album "At Royal Albert Hall" will be treasured. What I appreciate most is that Gord could have released it any time from 2016 onwards (and enjoyed the feedback), but he...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2023, 08:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,327
Re: R.I.P Gord

It's a pity The West Australian newspaper's Perth Now entertainment section just copied what they had seen on an overseas website rather than doing a little research into the local connection. Perth...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2023, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Feedback from Peter B (former Corfid poster) in Melbourne

This week I texted former Corfid contributor Peter and asked if he had heard about Gord's passing. He texted back the following, which I'm sure he wouldn't mind me posting in this forum:
"I had...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2023, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
A message from Joveski who lost access to posting on Corfid

This weekend I phoned fellow Melbourne resident Joveski who was a prolific poster on Corfid from several years before my 2008 arrival until the IT glitch (I think in 2017 or 2018) that locked him out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2023, 01:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,327
Re: R.I.P Gord

I'm still coming to terms with this news. One thing I've done is email relatives and friends who knew Gord's music with my favourite videos of an early live song performance and a late-years live...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2023, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Re: Thank You Char

I'd like to add my appreciation too, for all your years as moderator. The information and tributes you've posted since Gord's passing have been especially comforting.
Forum: Small Talk 05-13-2023, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 874
A Gord song for my friend Cliffo (19Jan1961-17Apr2023)

My mate (surname Clifton) passed away suddenly in Melbourne last month, aged 62. He was a keen collector of music from secondhand stores and had bought a few Lightfoot recordings over the years....
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2023, 06:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,327
Re: R.I.P Gord

I heard it from my sister a few hours ago. I have since seen articles on websites of Australian newspapers The Herald Sun (Melbourne), the West Australian and our national capital's Canberra Times:...
Forum: Small Talk 05-01-2023, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Death of Broderick Smith (my favourite Australian musician) aged 75

I was gutted to hear today that my all-time favourite Australian musician passed away on Sunday. He was the frontman of iconic bands The Dingoes, Carson and Broderick Smith's Big Combo, followed by...
Forum: Small Talk 02-17-2023, 05:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Melbourne man catches the winning ball in 2023 Super Bowl

Eamonn Dixon, the Australian fan who caught the Kansas City Chiefs' winning kick this week is from my town.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Re: Happy 84th Gord!

On the night of Nov17, Melbourne's 3AW radio station played all of IYCRMM, then announced it was Gordon Lightfoot's 84th birthday and played about half of Sundown.
Forum: Small Talk 10-06-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 745
Australian Football League Grand Final 24Sep2022

This year's AFL Grand Final, back at its Melbourne Cricket Ground home in front of 100,024 spectators, saw favourites Geelong Cats 20-13 (133) defeat Sydney Swans 8-4 (52).

Video highlights (4...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Re: Eau Claire, WI (9/21/22) Set List


Thanks for another of your many Lightfoot concert reviews. (I've enjoyed them all since meeting you at Gord's Appleton WI concert in 2008.) Pleased to hear Gord and band are in good...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Pls reply if you still have posting access

I notice there have been no postings to any of the four Corfid discussion forums for 2 months and I'm concerned that many of the people who posted regularly in the past have lost access. I know that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Re: Manitouwoc, WI (June 19, 2022)

Seafarer John,

Thanks for another well-written review. I notice Manitowoc is only 30 miles from Appleton WI where I met you and Debbie before my one and only Gord concert on 30Mar2008.
Forum: Small Talk 05-18-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,142
Re: And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album

It's May19 in Australia and today is my actual 60th birthday. I feel lucky when I think of a few friends and relatives who died in their 50s and younger. Looking back on the "60th birthday" album I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Re: Des Moines Set List (May 16, 2022)

Seafarer John,

Thanks for another excellent concert review. Pleased to hear Gord and the band were in good form. You and the other audience members must have appreciated it even more knowing the...
Forum: Small Talk 02-21-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,047
A gord song for my friend Steve (12Dec1962-12Feb2022)

One of my closest friends, who went to school with me in the 1970s, passed away this month from prostate cancer, aged 59. He was never happier than when on his modest boat on the modest Nicholson...
Forum: Small Talk 02-04-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,128
A Gord song for Mum (16Jan1931-4Feb2022)?

My beloved mum Jude passed away peacefully at home last night, aged 91. I tried to find a Gordon Lightfoot song to dedicate to her (as I did with "End Of All Time" for Dad in 2017), but I instead...
Forum: Small Talk 12-07-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
Re: My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

FormerlyLavender and BillW,

Thanks for your kind thoughts. On Sunday 5Dec2021, ten weeks after the Melbourne Football Club won that Australian Football League Grand Final in Perth and broke its...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Re: HAPPY 83rd Gordon

Last week when a plasticsurgeon said he had booked me into hospital on Nov17 to remove a melanoma on my nose, my first thought was "That's Gord's birthday." The operation went well, by the way,...
Forum: Small Talk 10-03-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,596
My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

On my previous Small Talk thread "And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album", I mentioned James Taylor's song "Angels Of Fenway", which described how in 2004 the Boston Red Sox broke their...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,533
Re: Tony Rice

And for my final YouTube offering, here is Tony Rice's studio performance of Lightfoot's "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald":
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