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(YouTube)   37 years ago today, the Gales of November came early   (youtube.com) divider line 43
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2012-11-10 08:30:33 AM
never forget the gales of november.
 
2012-11-10 08:32:07 AM
I heard that playing as waiting room music at the Canada pavilion in Epcot Center last week. I was the only one who got it.
 
2012-11-10 08:36:46 AM

FriarReb98: I heard that playing as waiting room music at the Canada pavilion in Epcot Center last week. I was the only one who got it.


what do you mean, got it? all the Canadians i know, know about this.
 
2012-11-10 08:39:14 AM
 
2012-11-10 08:56:17 AM

some_beer_drinker: FriarReb98: I heard that playing as waiting room music at the Canada pavilion in Epcot Center last week. I was the only one who got it.

what do you mean, got it? all the Canadians i know, know about this.


Meant out of me and my two friends. Which I was kinda surprised at, given how my friend's mom looooves music like this. As for me, I hear songs like this and think of being in my mom's Subaru wagon with a light rock station playing as we drove to Hyannis.
 
2012-11-10 09:17:03 AM
"Like the Edmund Fitzgerald" is my favorite "I'd Hit It" meme.
 
2012-11-10 09:33:42 AM
Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway
 
2012-11-10 09:35:54 AM
I still get chills hearing that song.
 
2012-11-10 09:50:44 AM
Nice vid. That song always spooks me. There is something haunting about it.
 
2012-11-10 09:58:42 AM
My wife hates the song, just hates it. Thanks for the reminder to talk about it today.
 
2012-11-10 09:58:52 AM
dammit gale! Friggin women captains
 
2012-11-10 10:02:17 AM

homelessdude: Nice vid. That song always spooks me. There is something haunting about it.


I always got that too, not sure what it is about it. For one thing, it's rather unlike any other well known songs one might hear on the radio. Something distinctly Celtic, or at least seems Celtic to me.
 
2012-11-10 10:45:34 AM

Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway


Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.
 
2012-11-10 10:50:36 AM
Outside of family members why does anyone care?

And the song is really shiatty.
 
2012-11-10 10:57:45 AM

FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway

Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.


"if you could read my mind" is mine, not that anybody asked.
 
2012-11-10 11:09:29 AM

FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway

Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.


Sundown is a great song, but Carefree Highway narrowly beats, IMO.

Vance Uppercut: FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway

Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.

"if you could read my mind" is mine, not that anybody asked.


I love that song as well. Another great song is Endless Wire.
 
2012-11-10 11:37:12 AM

Coco LaFemme: FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway

Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.

Sundown is a great song, but Carefree Highway narrowly beats, IMO.

Vance Uppercut: FriarReb98: Coco LaFemme: Now I've got that damn song stuck in my head. Damn you, subby.

/it's a good song, though
//not my favorite by Lightfoot, however
///that would be Carefree Highway

Some days it's Carefree Highway, some days it's Sundown for me.

"if you could read my mind" is mine, not that anybody asked.

I love that song as well. Another great song is Endless Wire.


You're all wrong. It's a tie between Early Morning Rain and Ribbon Of Darkness Over Me.
 
2012-11-10 11:44:17 AM
Would make a great Dr. who episode.
 
2012-11-10 11:52:20 AM
www.amctv.com
 
2012-11-10 12:14:29 PM
This song has recently started getting to me bad. I've spent all my (ample!) free time the past few years sailing all over the Chesapeake in all weather, playing the salty seaman. The guys on the EF were doing it for real and were just having another day at work when this all happened. Sigh.


snif.
 
2012-11-10 12:48:16 PM
Two things on the Edmund Fitzgerald -

1. Thanks to Fark, two years ago I learned that the EF sank in my lifetime. I grew up on Lake Erie, heard the song way too many times and never realized it was that recent an event.

2. I'm suddenly in the mood for a porter, perhaps something from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
 
2012-11-10 01:21:07 PM

nekom: homelessdude: Nice vid. That song always spooks me. There is something haunting about it.

I always got that too, not sure what it is about it. For one thing, it's rather unlike any other well known songs one might hear on the radio. Something distinctly Celtic, or at least seems Celtic to me.


Folk music.
 
2012-11-10 02:10:42 PM

Anderson's Pooper: Two things on the Edmund Fitzgerald -

1. Thanks to Fark, two years ago I learned that the EF sank in my lifetime. I grew up on Lake Erie, heard the song way too many times and never realized it was that recent an event.

2. I'm suddenly in the mood for a porter, perhaps something from Great Lakes Brewing Co.


As long as you don't keep them from their job, do whatever you want to the porters
 
2012-11-10 02:23:20 PM
Incidentally, yesterday was the 99th anniversary of another Great Lakes freighter wreck.

SS James Carruthers

/Played the Lightfoot song early this morning
//Went a few years ago to the Mariners' Church "bell-ringing" service as well
 
2012-11-10 02:29:21 PM
Reminds me of the time me and my family were taking the ferry to mackinaw island for my uncle's wedding. A storm hit and my dad decided it was a good time to start singing...we got some angry looks :D
 
2012-11-10 03:03:45 PM
November 10th is also the date I married my ex.
I got a text from him this morning that said "Happy Edmund Fitzgerald Sinking Day!".
We were married 33 years ago.
WHY didn't he remember the date back then?!?
 
2012-11-10 03:26:45 PM
Nominated as "Worst Strip Club Song" on a certain syndicated morning radio show.
 
2012-11-10 05:41:40 PM
I still have mixed emotions on hearing that song, 37 years later... because my father was on the Edmund Fitzgerald that night. Even today, I still get teary-eyed even thinking about it, which is why I usually don't think about it, until I get reminded of it. My father was, to me, a larger-than-life figure who loved his wife, his children, God, and PBR in equal measures, and who was looking forward to his retirement at the end of his 30 years with his company and watching his children go on to college and spoiling his grand-children rotten. Instead, Mother Nature demonstrated that she is, indeed, a biatch at times.
 
2012-11-10 05:43:39 PM

douchebag/hater: Outside of family members why does anyone care?

And the song is really shiatty.


(dumps the quoted poster in the Ignore bin, for reasons that should be obvious from my previous post in this thread)
 
2012-11-10 06:31:38 PM

ClavellBCMI: I still have mixed emotions on hearing that song, 37 years later... because my father was on the Edmund Fitzgerald that night. Even today, I still get teary-eyed even thinking about it, which is why I usually don't think about it, until I get reminded of it. My father was, to me, a larger-than-life figure who loved his wife, his children, God, and PBR in equal measures, and who was looking forward to his retirement at the end of his 30 years with his company and watching his children go on to college and spoiling his grand-children rotten. Instead, Mother Nature demonstrated that she is, indeed, a biatch at times.


Thanks for your story. I have had an interest in the wreck since childhood trips to Duluth. Having read a lot of information about the Fitz over the years, a couple of things stand out. First, the theory that she took on water in the hold due to the hasps not being properly secured seems ludicrous to me. There is no way that much water could have penetrated the hold that way, regardless of the wind. I think she buckled going in or out of a high swell.

Secondly, I think McSorley has been unfairly criticized by some. There was nothing he could do but continue on and hope to reach the shelter of the bay. By the time the storm was raging, there was no turning back.

Condolences on the loss of you father that night.
 
2012-11-10 06:57:17 PM
I like the Rheostatics version better, it's more dynamic and I don't get bored halfway through.
 
2012-11-10 07:19:37 PM
I had no idea it was that recent either. Not in my lifetime, as I'm only 30, but not far off from it either. I love Gordon Lightfoot, so thanks for posting this :) Sundown's my favorite, but this one's up there too.
 
2012-11-10 10:17:59 PM

Dragonflew: I like the Rheostatics version better, it's more dynamic and I don't get bored halfway through.


Good for you. I was bored 60 seconds in.
 
2012-11-11 12:35:12 AM
I was bored 30 seconds in.
 
2012-11-11 12:38:44 AM
That song always makes me wish I was back home in Derry.
 
2012-11-11 08:48:03 AM
Because of this song, I have always thought of a nasty storm during this month as the Witch of November.

dualplains: That song always makes me wish I was back home in Derry.


Strange - I always sing it with an Irish "lilt" and often wondered if the tune had its origins there.

/Heartfelt condolences to ClavellBCMI
 
2012-11-11 09:05:03 AM
FriarReb98: some_beer_drinker: FriarReb98: I heard that playing as waiting room music at the Canada pavilion in Epcot Center last week. I was the only one who got it.

what do you mean, got it? all the Canadians i know, know about this.

Meant out of me and my two friends. Which I was kinda surprised at, given how my friend's mom looooves music like this. As for me, I hear songs like this and think of being in my mom's Subaru wagon with a light rock station playing as we drove to Hyannis.


Did your mom's Suburu have a "Smith Field Hockey" sticker on the rear windshield?
 
2012-11-11 09:09:15 AM
I remember one Saturday night wondering what to do. I checked online, and saw Lightfoot was playing Wolf Trap in NoVa in an hour and a half. I went and saw his show on impulse, as I always liked him. I also learned rain is much more tolerable when the top of your head is covered, as I eventually got a lawn ticket.
 
2012-11-11 10:22:34 AM
www.hsd3.org

Obscure?
 
2012-11-11 10:24:23 AM

Anderson's Pooper: Two things on the Edmund Fitzgerald -

1. Thanks to Fark, two years ago I learned that the EF sank in my lifetime. I grew up on Lake Erie, heard the song way too many times and never realized it was that recent an event.

2. I'm suddenly in the mood for a porter, perhaps something from Great Lakes Brewing Co.


If you are near Toronto, the GLB has (at least last week) a vanilla espresso stout that should do the trick.
 
2012-11-11 10:44:44 PM
A SECOND ORE CARRIER HAS HIT THE ORE DOCK
 
2012-11-12 10:09:12 AM
That and this one get's me everytime

Link
 
2012-11-12 06:26:05 PM

nekom: I always got that too, not sure what it is about it. For one thing, it's rather unlike any other well known songs one might hear on the radio. Something distinctly Celtic, or at least seems Celtic to me.


For me, it's the beat: a constant, driving 6/8 that never seems to let up. I've heard it likened to the waves relentlessly pounding on the boat before.

/partial to Restless
 
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