the Hula Hoop Song
LIFE magazine – father and children from another decade….
‘Holy Fuck Was That?!’….anyway
let’s keep the rain in Bath going – keep the music flowing
the idea of words to paper
over strings and scratched out lines
until the stage until
the audience says you got it right.
let’s listen to Gord and Gordon let’s just
drive all night…..
* Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot’s first song entitled ‘The Hula Hoop Song’….the idea springing from a Life magazine picture.
* ‘What the fuck was that?!’ – a story by Gord Downie (Canadian musician) who recounts an email from his brother and a friend hearing Lightfoot’s song The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald on the radio for the first time. They were driving in the rain towards Bath Ontario and their admiring reaction to this now iconic song was WTF….wishing as they drove the rest of the night that the song would come back on the radio one more time…..
* Bath (Ontario) located just outside Kingston Ontario along the St.Lawrence river