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  • 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?

  • Kelly Galan
    Kelly Galan
    Great show on CFOS. Listening to CFOS, esp. your show and any 50's to 70's, while living in Comox Valley, BC kept me connected to this area. We're in the process of moving back to Oxenden area. Keep up the great work and music.

    Great show on CFOS. Listening to CFOS, esp. your show and any 50's to 70's, while living in Comox Valley, BC kept me connected to this area. We're in the process of moving back to Oxenden area. Keep up the great work and music.

  • Stew Bell
    Stew Bell
    For the lady wondering where she could find the song Vimy by Tanglefoot it's on you tube. search Vimy at Tanglefoot if she can't find it elsewhere.

    For the lady wondering where she could find the song Vimy by Tanglefoot it's on you tube. search Vimy at Tanglefoot if she can't find it elsewhere.

  • aaron webb
    aaron webb
    Hi Steve Front row in Gravenhurst Community Centre after a rain out at Music on the Barge. The absolute best concert my family ever saw. Thank you very much. The only time I ever bought a DVD at a concert - still watch today. Just got tickets for your show in Pointe au Baril in July. Can't wait to hear your new songs and a few old. Aaron and family.

    Hi Steve
    Front row in Gravenhurst Community Centre after a rain out at Music on the Barge. The absolute best concert my family ever saw. Thank you very much. The only time I ever bought a DVD at a concert - still watch today. Just got tickets for your show in Pointe au Baril in July. Can't wait to hear your new songs and a few old.
    Aaron and family.

  • John H. Foote
    John H. Foote
    Hi Steve -- I miss Tangelfoot -- not sure if you remember me or not, but your great song Old Broken Soldier spoke to me in the days and years after my body was broken in a car accident -- you played it for my wife and I at Port Perry one year -- my wife passed away last year of brain cancer and might have been your biggest fan -- you should know that the only music in our house while Sherri was alive was Sinatra, Springsteen, and Tanglefoot. JHF

    Hi Steve -- I miss Tangelfoot -- not sure if you remember me or not, but your great song Old Broken Soldier spoke to me in the days and years after my body was broken in a car accident -- you played it for my wife and I at Port Perry one year -- my wife passed away last year of brain cancer and might have been your biggest fan -- you should know that the only music in our house while Sherri was alive was Sinatra, Springsteen, and Tanglefoot.

    JHF