Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Gordon Lightfoot wrote some great songs, mellow and lyrical and easy-going in a 1970s singer/songwriter sort of way but deep if you cared to listen. The perfect music for a hangover. I listened to Gordon a lot this weekend and enjoyed myself and yes he may be a little hokey and a little folky but he's the perfect compliment to a misty Sunday morning cup of coffee when your nerves are jangled and you can barely make a fist. Gordon should have been bigger, I think, but he wasn't far out or dangerous or devilishly handsome--he looked more like somebody's ex-husband--but he wrote some good songs, so the next time you feel mellow and low-key put on Gord's Gold and find a nice overstuffed chair to doze in. You won't regret it.

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