songwriting hall of fame

Fave moments at last nights Songwriters Hall of Fame.
 
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Stephan Venne talking about melodies, calling peaks or climaxes the money note, later k.d. Lang demonstrating.
 
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The arrangement of Lisa LeBlanc singing La Nouvelle Saison by Beau Dommage like 60s classic revealed for the first time, the horn section reassembling at the front.
 
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While Tom Power speaks he acknowledges he can’t look in Neil’s actual direction, it is too surreal to be in this space.
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Synopsis video of Bruce Cockburn’s career includes moment where Eddie Van Halen is asked what it’s like to be the world’s best guitarist. Answers ” I don’t know why don’t you ask Bruce Cockburn”.
 
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Buffy Saint Marie going off on a tangent.
 
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Neil Young explaining songs are like animals, a rabbit hiding in a hole, it’ll remain hidden and flighty, ignore it, sit far away.
 
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Playing Beau Dommage video about applying for a grant 5 years ago and correctly referring to that government as the Harper Regime.
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Don Ross’s first attempts at Foxglove.
 
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Randy Bachman referring to the old Winnipeg CJOB morning show beefs and bouquets and Neil Young’s mother calling in to promote Neil.
 
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The montage about Stephen Venne’s career and Neil Young’s response later from the stage about charisma, pitch and fame.
 
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Colleen Allen’s classy presence on stage especially clarinet solo in Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
 
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Turning to the music business lawyer next to me after a predictable version of a Neil hit, remarking it would be amazing if they did something from Tonight’s The Night. Next Tom Wilson reads a piece on how Tonight’s The Night changed his life.
 
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So that’s Elliot Roberts.
 
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Neil Young imitating people “So whatdya doin’ nowadays?”
 
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Doug Wilde leading arrangements on stage and just a guy I usually see playing the Tranzac.
 
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Photographer before the show asking Magali and I to pose before the corporate backdrop just in case we are celebrities.

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