For Valentine’s Day: Anything For Love Video

February 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm (Culture, Entertainment, Music, Songs, Video) (, , , , , )

For Valentine’s Day: Anything For Love Video

For this Valentine’s Day I am posting the link to a photo montage music video I made 10 years ago set to the tune of the Gordon Lightfoot song Anything For Love.

Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot who wrote the lyrics and chords for Anything For Love had an uncle who lived on a farm near Crossfield, Alberta, Canada.

My paternal grandparents also had a farm near Crossfield and one summer back in the early 1940s, Gordon’s uncle asked my dad and my uncle if they wouldn’t mind babysitting little Gordon for the day.

So my dad and my uncle did that.

So I guess one of my sole claims to fame is that one summer day back in the early 1940s my dad and uncle babysat a little boy who grew up to be a major international singer/songwriter and the man who has the unofficial title of Canada’s national poet-laureate.

Here then is the photo montage video I created where the photos I arranged and edited were set in sync to the lyrics of the Gordon Lightfoot song Anything For Love.

Happy Valentines Day. ❤️

-Christopher

13 Comments

  1. Orvillewrong said,

    An interesting post featuring an under rated artiste!

  2. ortensia said,

    Very different but not less enjoyable

  3. artistbybeauty said,

    Love the video and song dear 😄😄 Aww that’s so cool that your parents once babysat Gordon. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines day and treated yourself to something good x x

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much. 😊😊

      Yes, I had a wonderful Valentine’s Day ❤️ and treated myself to some cake 🍰.

      • artistbybeauty said,

        You are welcome dear 😊😊 Yay, that’s great to hear. Cake is always so good x x

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It is. 😊😊

        Eating a delicious 😋 slice of cake 🍰 always helps put a smile on one’s face. 🙂

      • artistbybeauty said,

        Yes, that’s very true haha 😊😊 x x

  4. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Great video you created, Christopher! So beautiful! And one of my fav songs! What a wonderful story about Gordon! 🙂

    I was just talking to a friend recently about Gordon. We both said we wished we had been able to attend one of his concerts. He’s getting up in age now, but is still singing.

    Hope everyone had a very Happy ❤ Day! I think EVERY day is ❤ day!!! 🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much, Carolyn. 🙂

      Gordon is an excellent musical artist.

      I remember a decade ago I did another photo montage video to another one of his songs Ghost From A Wishing Well.

      I remember shortly after I posted them on YouTube, YouTube removed them saying some recording and record company was concerned about copyright violations.

      So I posted an entry about it in my then blog at Journalspace and happened to mention that my dad and my uncle once babysat Gordon when he was little.

      A week later, I got a notification from YouTube saying they were back up.

      The following day I read a story about Gordon Lightfoot in a Toronto newspaper on-line in which he had issued a statement about “artists supporting one another.” He said that if ‘an artist makes use of my work to create a work of art and isn’t making a profit from it, I see nothing wrong with that artist making use of my work provided he gives me proper accreditation for it.”

      And I always wondered if Gordon was somehow told about that blog post and read it.

      Because my dad was one of these people who even if you had only met him once, you would never forget him because he was such a good, wonderful and interesting person.

      And I wondered if even though Gordon was so young at the time my dad babysat him, if he still remembered my dad.

      And thought to himself, nothing wrong with that man’s son making use of my work provided he gives me proper accreditation and isn’t making a profit from it.

      I’d like to think so. 🙂

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