I contacted Ken after having a lengthy exchange with a person purporting to be "Gordon Lightfoot". If you follow the exchange elsewhere on the board, you see the responses are crafted in such a manner so as not to reveal identity, but to keep one foot inside doubt and one inside a false claim. I got "hinky" about it after seeing Mason Williams responding as well as the late Allen Sherman! "Duh" on me!
It turns out the respondent, is a Board frequenter who goes by the alias "Brucester". In his response, my wife and I were urged to drive 168 miles to Portland, Maine, to see a great show (no lie there), and possibly meet G.L. after the show. Being from Maine, I tend to take people at their word, and I still do business on a handshake. Again, call me "stupid" if you wish, but I believe in the overall sincerity of men to keep their word. Sure I get burned, but the investment makes me a better person, in my opinion.
I've met legends, post show, Nick Reynold and Bob Shane being two of them, Tom Paxton, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and Brownie Mackintosh being others. When the opportunity to meet and exchange with Gordon Lightfoot arose, I was pleasantly surprised, but not incredulous. I saw him at Maine Center for the Arts, where he was genial and warm to the audience.
Up front, I have to say I'm a bit bruised, by this experience. "Brucester", if Bob Shane invited you to dinner to talk over the Trio history, would you want to believe it? Would you take a risk to determine veracity? If Dave Guard invited you to his place, you might get a bit more wary, right?
No harm done? Yes, harm done. You assumed the identity of an individual and played it out. If the rest of this community isn't ashamed of you, I will tell you, I am. If it was up to me, I'd ban you from the board. It's not, so I leave it to Ken and the others. I may be an old fool, but I'm an honest one.