LisaLCFan wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:48 am
I live in Edmonton, sadly very far from Montreal (you are closer to it than I!) -- I'd visit often, if it weren't such a long way (and a considerable expense). It is, indeed, a beautiful city: I was there just once, several years ago, and I'd love to go back.
I love "Ballad of the Absent Mare" -- it is delightful, and provides such evocative images.
I wish it were possible to quote everyone at once because I so much appreciate all of your comments and love reading what you have to say about him (4, Lisa, B4)
As I was playing "Ballad of the Absent Mare" for my husband today (in my weekly ritual of trying to influence him to love LC by playing his music during our weekly shopping trip to town), he pointed out that I am drawn to it because it reminds me of our ordeal with that dog. When he was shot, we were outside feeding our donkeys. We heard a gunshot followed by a dog yelping. When we looked up, we saw 2 men running on the dirt road that cuts across the ridge on the other side of the river. The dog was trying to follow, but they got in their car and drove away. We followed a blood trail for 1/2 a mile but lost it when it went up the ridge. We searched until it was dark and raining without luck. We tried again the next morning but didn't find him until our 3rd try that evening. (My husband is a retired rescue swimmer with the Coast Guard, and he is the one that spotted him). The bullet had gone in his neck but missed the spine and came out his throat but missed the trachea. The vet named him "Lucky". I understand that "Ballad of the Absent Mare" isn't really about a lost horse, but so many emotions it evokes remind me of those 2 days searching for that dog. Especially "and the crickets are breaking his heart with their song", because the steep ridge was quiet except for the sound of the river and the cows on the ranch at the end of the road and cars on the highway below. And although the grass on our ridge will be brown in a few weeks, it is green now, like in the song. But even if it weren't for our ordeal with "Lucky", I know the song would have resonated with me.
I will watch the YouTube link regarding "The Window" in the morning when our satellite internet is quicker. Thank you both B4 and 4 for providing it!
As for the mariachi band on "The Lost Canadian", you would think I would love song since I was born there (Trail, BC) but it isn't a favorite. I love music from Central and South America (our son was born in Peru), so it isn't the mariachi band. I guess it is because I don't speak French, but even after reading the translation, I wasn't drawn to it.
A song I love from "Recent Songs" that I didn't mention is "The Traitor". To me, it is another song that shows what an honest person he was when it comes to romance. But who knows... maybe it wasn't about romance at all. Some of his songs that I think are about romance or love or even sex, end up being about something else entirely.
Curt, you must be glad to have tax day over. Your family must love you. I have heard (not having any) that every family needs a lawyer, a tax guy, and a doctor!
I am opening "Various Positions" this week. So excited!!
Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate you.