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Gordon Lightfoot, Sundown

Canadian music god Gordon Lightfoot died yesterday at age 84. I will be hearing “Sundown” in my head all day long:


  1. All Mammal 2023-05-02 13:00

    I will play the Edmund Fitzgerald for the old skipper.

  2. Miss Mary 2023-05-02 13:03

    Canadian Railroad Trilogy :)

  3. Donald Pay 2023-05-02 13:33

    The Edmund Fitzgerald has been played a lot this morning in Wisconsin. I have a friend who sails up on Lake Superior. He’s always telling me how unpredictable the weather and wind is up on that lake.

  4. e platypus onion 2023-05-02 13:51

    I mind a commenter here spoofing Gitchie Gumee and the rest of the Great Lakes,. yesterday. Superior gave up a dead favorite Canadian singer of mine, co ntgrary to the legend of the Edmund Fitzgerald. (no offense intended All Mammal

  5. Mark Anderson 2023-05-02 17:30

    There’s a great John Prine video House of Strombo that has Gordon Lightfoot watching John Prine. 45 minutes of bliss from December 2018. Both gone now.

  6. Arlo Blundt 2023-05-02 21:43

    The Edmund Fitzgerald left from Superior Wisconsin and headed into the storm, “the worst seas I’ve ever seen”, according to Captain McSorley, who had 30 years experience on the lake. Several sailors were from northern Wisconsin, others from the Detroit area. It is a “right of passage’ in this part of the country for young men to “go on the boats.” Some spend their lives on the lakes.

  7. All Mammal 2023-05-03 12:06

    e platypus onion- The Edmund Fitzgerald was the first mp3 I ever pirated when I was around 12 or so. I wanted to make my dad a CD and I cannot believe my dad never mentioned Gitchie Gumee. I still remember writing down facts he would tell me about the Great Lakes and I know that nickname is one he would have loved to tell. Wish I could tell him what I just learned from you. It was always nice having something to chat with him about instead of that father-daughter awkwardness when he came home from out on the road…thanks.

  8. e platypus onion 2023-05-03 12:13

    AM, lots of things I wish I could have said to both parents before it was too late. Trying to remember to keep the air c lear between myself and sons, even thoiugh tghe eldest hasn’t said a word to me in over 6 years. Like Dan Fogelberg eloquently said in song, “And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
    But neither one knew how.:

    From Same Old Lang Syne
    Song by Dan Fogelberg

  9. WillyNilly 2023-05-04 12:51

    He could sure write pictures for the mind. “Then our fingers entwined like ribbons of light…” “The morning light steals across my window pane, where webs of snow are drifting.” “Once inside we found a curious moonbeam doing dances on the floor;…”

    Lightfoot’s beautiful words and music were the soundtrack through a very dark period of my life. Whenever I play it I can only think of how far I’ve come.

  10. leslie 2023-05-05 16:10

    great loss

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