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砩 Free Download Format Kindle ദ Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972 ꖶ Author Dave Bidini 쇶

砩 Free Download Format Kindle ദ Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972  ꖶ Author Dave Bidini 쇶 砩 Free Download Format Kindle ദ Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972 ꖶ Author Dave Bidini 쇶 Hey, Gord Or Gordon Or Mr Lightfoot No, Im going to call you Gord, and I hope thats okay You dont know me, but I know you We all know you Youre in our heads Youre in the walls of our hearts Your melodies hang and swerve over the great open skies and soupy lakes and long highways and your lyrics are printed in old history and geography and humanities textbooks that get passed down from grade to grade to grade When people say Lightfoot, its like saying Muskoka or Gretzky or Trudeau I dunno Lightfoot.Your name says as much as these things, maybe Gord, I am writing this book even though you wont talk to me Its a long story, but this is a long book, so here goes You wont talk to me because of a song that my old band covered, a version of your nautical epic, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Back in 1989, we contacted your late manager, Barry Harvey a good guy at least he was to us to ask for approval, and he gave us his blessing But then he said that he probably wouldnt play our version of the song for you What he actually said was, If I play it for him, itll just piss him off.A few months later, something else happened, which is maybe the real reason why you wont talk to me You see, after coming home from a tour of Ireland an ill fated tour we broke up there, only to re form and record your song, though you probably wish wed stayed broken up a music writer asked about our rendition Because I was young and dumb and feeling disappointed that you one of my heroes refused to recognize our interpretation of what is surely one of Canadas most famous, and best, songs, I punked out I told him that, well, everyone knows that its based on an old Irish melody Its not his, not really What I didnt tell the writer was that a guy in a bar in Cork had told me this, nor did I tell him that there were several beers involved in Cork, Gord, this is a given Later on, when Barry Harvey read what Id said, he asked me to recant my statement I might have just grunted and hung up the phone Barry asked again and again, and, having grown a little older and less punked out, I said I would, but then the story appeared on the Internet the goddamned Internet Barry was gentlemanly about the whole thing, but he said that Id upset you, which is what Id wanted to do, at least in the beginning, but not any You were mad and I dont begrudge you that feeling After all, the same guy whod desecrated your song had called you a phony, even if he hadnt really meant it Cork plus beer plus being rejected by ones hero plus an encounter with a drunken storyteller equals impetuous rant Its a weak defence, I know, but its all Ive got I tried taking the story down, then forgot about it Barry called a third time, then a fourth time, asking nicely Then he passed away And now I am writing a book about you And you wont talk to me.Last year, when my publisher asked if I wanted to do this book, I explained the situation He said, Do it anyway, and so we proceeded to figure out a way to create a book without the contribution of its central figure, which is you At first, I thought about using stories that other people had told about you, but the biographical holes were too great turns out youre a bit of a mystery, Gord, although its not like you dont know that Then, as I started to look back through your life, I came across an event that I remembered reading about years ago in a Peter Goddard edited seventies Toronto pop magazine called Touch The event was Mariposa 72 Because it was a great event maybe one of the most important in Canadian musical and cultural history I was given a starting point from which to talk about your life, without actually talking to you I also thought it might be a way of telling the story of Canada But I tried not to think too much about it Instead, I just sat down and started writing.Gord, I know you know all of this, but, at this point, I should tell the readers a few things Okay Readers the 1972 Mariposa Folk Festival the sixteenth year of the event was unlike any that came before it It took place on a small isthmus at the bottom of Toronto, on Centre Island, now the site of a popular kids amusement park At the time, Mariposa was one of the most progressive festivals of its kind only the Newport Folk Festival and a similar event in Philadelphia had better reputations bringing attention to marginalized folk, blues, and traditional music It steered clear of emerging chart music pop and rock and even folk rock instead scheduling time for forgotten blues masters, Inuit throat singers, and local tubthumpers Gord, I do not mean to disparage local folksingers by calling them tub thumpers, but its kind of what they were Still, I know that a lot of them are your friends, and I dont need to piss you off any than you already are In 1971, excitement over the event resulted in ticketless fans swimming across the harbour to get to the island, further dissuading organizers from booking big name talent for fear that the grassroots festival would lose its way Such was their monastic commitment to a toned down event that, in 1972, evening performances were cancelled, in keeping with the philosophy established by artistic director Estelle Klein, who, in 1972, was out of the country, holidaying in Greece and taking a break from the festival.By 1972, the music scene had changed In Toronto, it had moved from Yorkvilles coffee bar idyll to scabrous Yonge Street, with rock clubs being born every day alongside strip joints, pinball arcades, and gay taverns These new places catered largely to the younger music fan, blessed by the drinking age in Ontario having been lowered, a year earlier, from twenty one to eighteen Also, because of 1971 federal legislation that required radio stations to play 33 per cent Canadian music, the nations sonic palette widened and there was room for new bands driven by fuzz toned guitarists and wild haired singers who felt empowered after hearing themselves on the radio for the first time The citys musical culture moulted New sounds were being heard everywhere Everywhere, that is, except at the largest and most stubborn minded music festival in Canada.When Mariposa organizers sat down to program the playbill for that years festival, they pencilled in Murray McLauchlan and Bruce Cockburn as the de facto headliners Gord, Im sure that you would have headlined the festival had you not been suffering through your shittiest year ever By 72, youd stopped touring, and you were dating Cathy Evelyn Smith, the same woman whod conceived Levon Helms love child in the Seahorse Inn on Torontos southern Etobicoke lakeshore and who was later charged with murder in the speedball death of John Belushi You had also suffered the first symptoms of Bells palsy during a performance at Massey Hall and, in 1971, had waged a trying battle with Grammy organizers, who demanded that you shorten If You Could Read My Mind Anyway, because of your stasis, the responsibility for headlining the bill fell to two of your Yorkville proteges, both of whom, because of the new CanCon rules, had usurped a musical territory that, before the new law, had been almost exclusively yours I dont know if that cheesed you, Gord I dont even know whether, because you were lost in a deep fog of booze and drugs and pain, any of this registered Maybe it did Its one of the things I hope to figure out.Anyway, what happened on that island that weekend was an unexpected confluence of the greatest songwriters of their age, each of them like yourself emerging from difficult times That it happened in my city in your city, in our city puts me close to the memory, although I would have been way too young to go there myself Because its one of these great events that hasnt been written about, I couldnt pass up the opportunity Writers live for this sort of thing an untold story The same could be said for you, Gord Its been over thirty years since anyone wrote a book about you It is time Still, the ideas didnt end there After poring over newsprint and microfilm about Mariposa 72 at the Toronto Reference Library and other places, I found that the story grew and grew What I learned was that, over the seven days leading up to Mariposa, there occurred some of the eras most memorable and profound moments in music, politics, sports, and culture, both at home and abroad What happened from July 10 to July 17 eclipsed any single story, including your own In Canada, the CanadaRussia hockey teams were announced the largest jailbreak in Canadian history occurred at Kingstons Millhaven penitentiary and, through a combination of forces, Trudeau mania fell fast and hard The summer of 1972 was also when The Rolling Stones staged one of the most important and notorious rock and roll tours ever, in support of their important and notorious album, Exile on Main Street As it turns out, they were also in Toronto during the Mariposa weekend, playing two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens Stevie Wonder opened and filmmaker Robert Frank and writer Truman Capote were in tow On Sunday in Montreal, their equipment truck was bombed in a loading bay behind the Forum Some said the separatists were responsible, but no one knows for sure.World news of that week is also filled with remarkable events large and small, including the beginning of the Bobby FischerBoris Spassky chess summit and the journey of Pioneer 10 towards Jupiter The week started with a total eclipse of the sun, and when the bells rang out on the evening of December 31, 1972, they ended the longest twelve months in history three seconds having been added to international time and something about music, something about Canada, and something about the world was different than it had been before Gord, before I started writing, I talked to people who know you I was given advice on how to handle the situation, which proved to be no advice at all When I announced my intentions, some folks told me to steer clear Whatever you do, dont park outside his house, said one person The last guy who did this had his car pissed on by him Hes a grumpy old man Hell never talk to you Others were encouraging.Gord is a beautiful person, said Dan Hill After Paul Quarrington died, he really helped me get through my period of grieving Eventually, I was left with two impressions From what I gathered, you were either a loner or you were everybodys good time You were either a tough guy or a sweetheart who could break down at a moments notice You were either a shit kicking cowboy or an angel a drunk or a saint Youd either steal someones girlfriend or give him the shirt off your back You were either Canadas Townes Van Zandt or a Roger Whittaker wannabe in a plaid shirt You were either hell on your band or loyal to a fault You either loved Canada or had tried as hard as you could to get the hell out Your small town roots were either the driving force of your art, or the small, airless pepper box in which your life was confined You were either here showing up at Leafs games or attending industry banquets or not here disappearing to go on long canoe trips, or hiding out in a friends apartment in Detroit.Because you wont talk to me Ive called your record company a bunch of times, written emails, all of that, and still nothing I decided to write you a letter, which, by now, is kind of obvious I should also tell you that this book alternates between a letter to you and a description of the events of that week in 72, leading up to Mariposa and a wild prose crescendo that will leave even the crustiest old critic lachrymose and braying from his knees.Theres one other thing, Gord Its actually a big thing.You see, in the letter sections, Ive made stuff up Some of it might have happened some of it might not Because you wont talk to me, Im left having to imagine your life Because Im a musician, too, I wanted to use all that Ive seen and heard and done in my own rock and roll life to help piece together your story to understand how you a small town choirboy ended up creating this countrys most formidable body of song The lawyers dont want me to write this book, Gord They think you will come and find me and drag this book down My wife doesnt want me to write it She doesnt want our car pissed on But no artist ever did anything based on whether a lawyer liked their idea or not Well, maybe some did, but not me.Still, if you wont talk to me, Gord, Im going to talk to you I mean, it wouldnt be the first conversation that started without both people listening.So, okay, Gord.Ill start From the Hardcover edition.An extraordinary book about an extraordinary week Superb Joseph Boyden Bidini is a terrific writer funny, clever, passionate Part history lesson, part travelogue, part self examination, part play by play and a whole lot of reminiscing hilarious Dave Fuller, Toronto Sun We want to be Dave Bidini when we grow up Toronto Star Dave Bidini is a heck of a good writer His prose is almost conversational, creating an effect like a guy sitting at a bar telling you a good story, without the drunken rambling usually associated with such a fellow Globe and Mail I could read Dave Bidini all day And I have Steve Rushin, Sports Illustrated Gordon Lightfoot Tour Dates , Music CDs, DVDs, Photos Gordon and Folk Web Site, primarily dedicated to You can even buy CDs here Site includes s biography, latest tour schedule with presale information whenever possible, song lyrics Also articles about related folk musicians including Bob Gibson, David Rea, Michael Jerling, Steve Gillette Cindy Wikipedia Meredith Jr CC OOnt born November is a Canadian singer songwriter who achieved international success in folk, rock, country music He credited helping define the pop sound of often referred as Canada greatest 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    • Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
    • 3.1
    • 252
    • Format Kindle
    • 288 pages
    • 9780771012631
    • Dave Bidini
    • Anglais
    • 25 June 2016

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