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1189 Great Blue

Phil Chadwick

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May 21st, 2015 - 08:10 AM

1189 Great Blue

I am reminded of the Gordon Lightfoot song... "Ode to Big Blue". This song tells the legend of a great whale who lost his whole family to hunters, but died a natural death. It also makes a statement about whaling: "They've been taken by the men for the money they can spend; and the killing never ends, it just goes on." Some things have not changed enough since 1972. Linda and I watched him preform this song at Queens in 1972. Gordon started to talk about the threat to the whale population but some jerk from the stands screamed "just sing". Gordon immediately complied. Sad...

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