Mudcat Café message #463306 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34345   Message #463306
Posted By: GUEST
15-May-01 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
Subject: RE: Thoughts on Gordon Lightfoot
I've got a high school yearbook, my mom's, from Orillia (hi Little Hawk... again) with Lightfoot and his band. They were called something like the Teenie-boppers. He had his hair slicked back and a doo-wop suit. I grew up listening to Gordon. My mom tells stories about catching her old townie in Toronto for a show before he turned into the great Canadian legend. I remember listening to Edmond Fitzgerald and memorizing the words like every good drunken teenage campfire Canadian boy. I was in Toronto on the weekend and saw a poster of him. He is playing Massey Hall next weekend. And yes, he looks small and thin. But, call it shallow, he finally looks like he sounds. I could never picture that brill-creamed kid from the yearbook singing Canadian Railroad Trilogy or Baby Step Back. I'm just sorry I missed him at Mariposa last year. But I'm catching Tyson this summer. See ya there Little Hawk.