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March 13, 2022

Black Day In July

Carefree Highway Revisited

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March 1, 2022

The Circle is Small -- Carefree Highway Revisited

In this episode, Mike and guest Jeff Coast (https://www.youtube.com/user/stevemcqueen909) discuss The Circle Is Small, from Gordon Lightfoot's 1968 album Back Here On Earth and his 1978 album Endless Wire . Also featured are ...

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Feb. 13, 2022

Carefree Highway Revisited Episode 19 -- Christian Island

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest John Klapproth discuss -- and John performs! --"Christian Island" from Gordon's 8th album, Don Quixote. Also featured are notifications about the show's new website and Patron account, as well as spots from …

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Jan. 31, 2022

Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 18 -- Home From The Forest

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Adele Chalifoux discuss "Home From The Forest" from Gordon Lightfoot's second album, The Way I Feel. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android. It picks up web articles about the …

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Jan. 2, 2022

Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 17 -- Don Quixote

In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest Ron Skelton discuss the title track from Gordon Lightfoot's 1972 album Don Quixote.

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Dec. 12, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 16 -- Ordinary Man

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Deb Radwan discuss "Ordinary Man" from Gordon Lightfoot's eighth album, Don Quixote. This is the last in a four-part mini-series about Lightfoot's autobiographical songs.

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Nov. 30, 2021

Carefree Highway Episode 15 -- Sundown (Crossover Episode with How Go…

In this episode, Mike Messner visits with Claude Call, host of the How Good It Is podcast, for a discussion of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" from his 1974 album of the same name.

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Nov. 24, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 14 -- In My Fashion

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Deb Radwan continue their exploration into Gordon Lightfoot's autobiographical songs with this track from his 1982 album, Shadows. Also included are promos for podcast partners All Those Years Ago, How Good It...

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Nov. 12, 2021

CarefreeHighway Revisited, Episode 13 -- A Painter Passing Through

In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest, Deb Radwan, continue their mini-series into Gordon Lightfoot's autobiographical songs as they examine the title track from his 1998 album, "A Painter Passing Through."

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Oct. 28, 2021

Carefree Higheway Revisited, Episode 9 -- I‘m Not Supposed To Care

In this remastered episode (originally released on 9/15/21), host Mike Messner and his guests Kevin and Erin Hester examine Gordon's song "I'm Not Supposed To Care" from the Summertime Dream album, and Kevin reads two of his Lightfoot-inspired poems.

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Oct. 15, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited Episode 12 -- Oh So Sweet

In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest Deb Radwan discuss Gordon Lightfoot's song "Oh So Sweet" from his most recent album, Solo.

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Oct. 6, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Episode 11 -- The Wreck of the Edmund Fit…

In this episode, Mike and his guest, Martin Brandt, examine what Gordon considers to be his finest song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" from his 1976 album, Summertime Dream. Also included is a farewell to a former guest, Pete …

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Sept. 25, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 10 -- If You Could Read My Mind

In this episode, Mike and his guest Michael Howitt discuss Gordon Lightfoot's song "If You Could Read My Mind," from Lightfoot's sixth album of the same name (originally titled Sit Down Young Stranger).

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Sept. 7, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 8 -- Rainy Day People

In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest Liz Castillo discuss "Rainy Day People" from Gordon Lightfoot's 11th album, Cold On The Shoulder.

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Aug. 22, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 7 -- For Lovin' Me

In this episode, Mike and guest Kevin McLear discuss "For Lovin' Me," from Gordon Lightfoot's debut album, Lightfoot!.

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July 19, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 6 -- Approaching Lavender

In this episode, host Michael Messner and his guest, Adele Chalifoux, discuss "Approaching Lavender" from Gordon Lightfoot's sixth album, Sit Down Young Stranger (later renamed If You Could Read My Mind).

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July 1, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 5 -- Beautiful

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest, Terry Wick Machowski, examine and discuss Gordon's 1972 song "Beautiful," from his eighth studio album, Don Quixote.

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June 19, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 4 -- Early Morning Rain

In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest, We Five bassist and vocalist Pete Fullerton, examine and discuss Gordon's song "Early Morning Rain," both Gordon's composition itself and We Five's 1970 recording of it.

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June 10, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep.3 -- Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Host Mike Messner and guest John McLachlan discuss Gordon's epic suite, "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," from the album The Way I Feel and the compilation album Gord's Gold.

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May 27, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep.2 -- Song For a Winter's Night

Host Mike Messner and guest Deb Radwan of the Gordon Lightfoot Gold Facebook group discuss "Song For A Winter's Night," from the album The Way I Feel and the compilation album Gord's Gold.

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May 14, 2021

Carefree Highway Revisited, Ep. 1

The pilot episode of a podcast dedicated to the music of Gordon Lightfoot, one song at a time!

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