CND Song 7

Glass Tiger - Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone, 1986 (Newmarket, Ontario)

'And when I wake up and you're not there, pain finds me everywhere! Oh, but you don't care!' Sad words considering this is such an upbeat song, and the video is so damn joyous it's almost oppressive - the lads must have been exhausted by the end of the shoot. Even Bryan Adams has regressed to a lovable red-headed urchin with a guitar, transfigured by all that cotton cloud happiness. Oddly, for all the years I've had this clip playing in the background, I don't think I ever sat down and watched the whole thing until now. It's a wedding day. I never noticed. Alan Frew is the groom getting ready at his house, and then gathering with the band in a backyard garden for the ceremony. This is strange, seeing as 'Don't forget me when I'm gone' is fairly low-key as far as marriage vows go, even a bit plaintive. Would you really need to repeatedly ask this of your future spouse on your wedding day? Poor Alan. But what's more disturbing here is that Alan's bride is only visible as a disembodied pair of full-length pink satin gloves. Sorry to break this to you boys, but I've only ever seen those gloves on one entity:miss-piggy

Does Kermit know? 

Moving right along... During the early years of this century Glass Tiger were hitting the Maritimes with another reunion tour, and the lads had the good fortune to meet up with my beautiful sister, who somehow talked them into posing for this picture. Does my sister read this blog? Heh, heh, heh. Let's see if the photo's still up here by the end of the day. That should be a pretty good indication.

gt1-fiona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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