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  • Bill
    Bill Saranac Lake NY
    Music from across the border has been calling to me. Past days have found me renewing my deep appreciation for Bruce Cockburn and Tanglefoot. Steve, a heartfelt shout out to you and all your band mates from the Tanglefoot years. Thank you for the tremendous music and the enduring power and weight of your live shows. Listening just now to Captured Alive I'm struck yet again by the uplifting energy, the fine musicianship and the complexity of the arrangements. Must be such a great feeling to have been one of the creators and performers of those great songs. Art that will stand the test of time. Ah, that live take of Old Broken Soldier on Captured is so beautiful. So moving

    Music from across the border has been calling to me. Past days have found me renewing my deep appreciation for Bruce Cockburn and Tanglefoot. Steve, a heartfelt shout out to you and all your band mates from the Tanglefoot years. Thank you for the tremendous music and the enduring power and weight of your live shows. Listening just now to Captured Alive I'm struck yet again by the uplifting energy, the fine musicianship and the complexity of the arrangements. Must be such a great feeling to have been one of the creators and performers of those great songs. Art that will stand the test of time.

    Ah, that live take of Old Broken Soldier on Captured is so beautiful. So moving

  • Tracy Adamson
    Tracy Adamson Owen sound
    This guy is the main reason I listen to cfos! He's always got so many interesting things he talks about an each day I learn something from listening to him! He's well spoken an just in my opinion one of the very best announcers on this station! So much music knowledge an music is my life an I still learn things listening to him! Keep up the awesome job Steve! P.s thanks so much for putting the bay city rollers on the lost oldies today they were my very favourite band and still are my walls as a teenager were covered in their posters!! Stay safe an take care!!

    This guy is the main reason I listen to cfos! He's always got so many interesting things he talks about an each day I learn something from listening to him! He's well spoken an just in my opinion one of the very best announcers on this station! So much music knowledge an music is my life an I still learn things listening to him! Keep up the awesome job Steve! P.s thanks so much for putting the bay city rollers on the lost oldies today they were my very favourite band and still are my walls as a teenager were covered in their posters!! Stay safe an take care!!

  • Gord
    Gord O S
    Forgot to invite for coffee when we can. It would be our pleasure. G

    Forgot to invite for coffee when we can. It would be our pleasure.
    G

  • Gord Calder
    Gord Calder O. S.
    View for bridge watching - we live on the third floor of the Sydenham condo and look down on the construction of the bridge piling sand how they are driven. They have a piece of construction equipment that drives them quietly. Fun to watch while isolated

    View for bridge watching - we live on the third floor of the Sydenham condo and look down on the construction of the bridge
    piling sand how they are driven. They have a piece of construction equipment that drives them quietly. Fun to watch while isolated

  • jonathon robinson
    jonathon robinson kimberley, ontario
    Steve, where to start? we bumped in to each other last summer at Beeker's birthday bash. it had only been 40 years, give or take. but Mr. Ritchie, you were the guy who drove us all in to OSCVI those cold winter mornings on Hwy.#6. The gold Datsun pick up truck with the white cap. RUSH, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin blasting out of the tiny speakers! the guy who figured out how to play the Brandenberg Concerto's on the double bass with your brother, Mike. just play every other 1/32 note...of course! you have always been the true musician. Me? better suited to wearing a uniform, it turns out. 4 years in the IDF and now 31 years with Toronto Fire. But being around the Ritchie family is part of the sweetness of living in the 70's for me. your mom and her musical influence on all things. your family, a family of caring people. And for all of us..Ed Bartlett, the music of Owen Sound, et al. I am so glad I had the chance to experience it, learn from it and take it forward in life. I learned musical standards then that I have held dear. Play in tune, find the beat. don't embarass yourself by performing what you can't perform well. And now Steve, I am a somewhat broken down man of 58 years, still running around on a busy fire truck at Yonge and College, dealing with all the crap going on now (and the previous crap- remember fentanyl?) fantasizing about retirement which is soon but only after this is over. But...I drive straight back home, change my clothes and get my ass down to my sugar shak on Lower Valley Road. and there, I have a beautiful old SONY radio, that only receives AM. and I listen to Steve Ritchie and CFOS all day long. and I cannot tell you what it does for my spirits to hear you speak. I chuckle with Dial A Deal. I appreciate your musical insights and I must say,you have not changed. Intelligent, caring and thoughtful. Although I am sure you have your moments of human frailty. Steve, long message, I know, but was not sure how to reach out. couldn't get through on the phone in when I tried. strange, strange world that keeps everyone bumping in to everyone. I will bring you some syrup when the smoke clears, my friend. love, Jonathon Robinson

    Steve,
    where to start?
    we bumped in to each other last summer at Beeker's birthday bash. it had only been 40 years, give or take.
    but Mr. Ritchie, you were the guy who drove us all in to OSCVI those cold winter mornings on Hwy.#6. The gold Datsun pick up truck with the white cap. RUSH, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin blasting out of the tiny speakers!

    the guy who figured out how to play the Brandenberg Concerto's on the double bass with your brother, Mike. just play every other 1/32 note...of course!
    you have always been the true musician. Me? better suited to wearing a uniform, it turns out. 4 years in the IDF and now 31 years with Toronto Fire. But being around the Ritchie family is part of the sweetness of living in the 70's for me.
    your mom and her musical influence on all things. your family, a family of caring people.
    And for all of us..Ed Bartlett, the music of Owen Sound, et al. I am so glad I had the chance to experience it, learn from it and take it forward in life. I learned musical standards then that I have held dear. Play in tune, find the beat. don't embarass yourself by performing what you can't perform well.
    And now Steve, I am a somewhat broken down man of 58 years, still running around on a busy fire truck at Yonge and College, dealing with all the crap going on now (and the previous crap- remember fentanyl?) fantasizing about retirement which is soon but only after this is over.
    But...I drive straight back home, change my clothes and get my ass down to my sugar shak on Lower Valley Road.
    and there, I have a beautiful old SONY radio, that only receives AM. and I listen to Steve Ritchie and CFOS all day long.
    and I cannot tell you what it does for my spirits to hear you speak.
    I chuckle with Dial A Deal. I appreciate your musical insights and I must say,you have not changed. Intelligent, caring and thoughtful. Although I am sure you have your moments of human frailty.
    Steve, long message, I know, but was not sure how to reach out. couldn't get through on the phone in when I tried.

    strange, strange world that keeps everyone bumping in to everyone. I will bring you some syrup when the smoke clears, my friend.
    love,
    Jonathon Robinson

  • Randy Wright
    Randy Wright
    just a fan

    just a fan

  • Tara Power
    Tara Power
    As an ExPat Canadian in the UK we loved when Tanglefoot came to town and have a good selection of your music from the gigs. But now our son is listening to Dollar Bill with avid, bouncing knees and asking if he can play the violin part (he's been studying the instrument in school for a year and is 7). To which I just scratch my head. I can sing it, but I can't tell him how to get the same note out of the violin! So! My question, finally, is how do I get my hands on sheet music for your songs? Thanks for reading this Tara Power

    As an ExPat Canadian in the UK we loved when Tanglefoot came to town and have a good selection of your music from the gigs.
    But now our son is listening to Dollar Bill with avid, bouncing knees and asking if he can play the violin part (he's been studying the instrument in school for a year and is 7).
    To which I just scratch my head. I can sing it, but I can't tell him how to get the same note out of the violin!
    So! My question, finally, is how do I get my hands on sheet music for your songs?
    Thanks for reading this
    Tara Power

  • ron shirley
    ron shirley
    ron here steve....i trained paul, unless he makes a mistake....and then i did not train him...see your a soceer fan...just a note my childhood sweetheart, mona who i dated in the 60's, her father was a man named hugh coyle....in the 40's-50's he played in the premier league in england and was known..as the fabulous coyle...he had medals from rulers in europe that he won.....still the strongest man i ever met....dont know if this interest you or not......and no i am not a soceer fan....i just desired mona....lol

    ron here steve....i trained paul, unless he makes a mistake....and then i did not train him...see your a soceer fan...just a note

    my childhood sweetheart, mona who i dated in the 60's, her father was a man named hugh coyle....in the 40's-50's he played in the premier league in england and was known..as the fabulous coyle...he had medals from rulers in europe that he won.....still the strongest man i ever met....dont know if this interest you or not......and no i am not a soceer fan....i just desired mona....lol

  • John Stekli
    John Stekli
    Steve, I sit in section H about half way down and usually wear a fedora. I asked you about a song awhile back and we both scratched our heads. LOL ! The name of the song is Switching to Glide by the Kings, 1980 or so. HMV can't order the album anylonger and Amazon is just giving me a headache. Do you know of smaller dealer that could get me this album? Tks

    Steve,

    I sit in section H about half way down and usually wear a fedora.

    I asked you about a song awhile back and we both scratched our heads. LOL !

    The name of the song is Switching to Glide by the Kings, 1980 or so.
    HMV can't order the album anylonger and Amazon is just giving me a headache. Do you know of smaller dealer that could get me this album?
    Tks

  • John Bennett
    John Bennett
    I also make a great roast beef and gravy. How do you make Yorkshire Pudding?

    I also make a great roast beef and gravy. How do you make Yorkshire Pudding?