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Posted By: Kim C
15-May-01 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
My boss is from Canada and is a HUGE fan of his. A few months ago the local PBS station aired a Lightfoot concert, which I watched, and I thought he did pretty well. Roslyn, however, HATED it. She was expecting the same Gordon she knew and loved 30 years ago, and was disappointed. But I didn't know him then, and I thought the show was good. I hadn't realized how many people had recorded his songs.

I know a lot of people think Edmund Fitzgerald is hokey, but I love it, being interested in ships and shipwrecks and all that. The song has a very haunting quality to it, and the real-life story of the shipwreck is fascinating and sad. Scary, too, how the Great Lakes behave from time to time.