Saturday, February 25, 2006

Question For Canadians

What is it with Gordon Lightfoot? No one wants to listen, and yet, he’s so catchy. It’s like a form of auditory crack cocaine that you people push over the border to addict and weaken us.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Michael J. said...

When you first hear him, you think it's Jim Croce, so it's okay. By the time you figure it out, the ear worm has penetrated and the rest is history. Once this happens a few times you begin to recognize the song, which creates a familiarity, before you realize that you don't like the song, even if you remember it. Then the ear worm lives a littlelonger. Finally, you see him in concert, inadvertantly, and you can see why people think he's cool. From there, you're into the iTunes phase. Worse than quitting cigarettes.

2/26/06, 12:27 AM  
Blogger Katinka said...

(chuckling at both of you)

His style does teeter just a little towards country, but (maybe it's the ear worm) I must admit I can't help humming along to "If you could read my mind"...that and he does have that certain twinkle in his eye.

Is there a support group for this?

2/26/06, 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you have referenced him and not some other Canadian sell-out performers currently holed up in las vegas. Mr. Lightfoot embodies true canadian folk music - simple, honest storytelling. It's a great addiction.

For a more Acadian spin on Canadian Male Folk Music, check out David Francey - wonderful man, wonderful music.

a canadian urban hippie

3/1/06, 5:38 PM  

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