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Everything posted by Raspbernie

  1. Tim Conway

    One of the greats! Bernie
  2. Paul Gilbert does "My Girl"

    Cool. Bernie
  3. "Midnight Special" 1975

    Obviously, the old guys running the TV networks thought those hideous effects were “hip” and “cool.” Bernie
  4. Gilbert o’Sullivan

    Always loved "Alone Again Naturally." Bernie
  5. Rumor Mill

    True! A reunion (of sorts) did, indeed, take place! It was an AMAZING show! Bernie
  6. Susie, I was going to post something about this but you beat me to it! Actually, the guitar at the Met is one of Joan's touring guitars (different control knobs, one pickup) that she made while safeguarding Eric's original. I've read for over a decade that she has the original is a "safe," but I've never seen a recent picture of it. Hope she actually still has it. Bernie PS: Cool to see Eric's name in the description!
  7. The Eric Carmen Story

    I'm flying to Los Angeles for a couple of days at the end of this week, so I'll take my trusty laptop and try and bang out another few chapters in the ongoing "Eric Carmen Story." For those of you following along, I should be able to get pretty close to finishing this thing if my battery holds up --Bernie

    Not sure what you're alLEWding to. Bernie

  10. Wally/Jim/Kyle Vincent

    Matt is correct! Jim told me this was going down a couple of days before it happened. Can’t wait to hear what they collaborated on. If you’ve seen any of the recent clips of Wally playing, you know he’s back in top form! I was a big KV fan starting with his GREAT Hollywood LP, and had the pleasure of sneaking him backstage to meet Eric after one of the Raspberries reunion gigs. Bernie
  11. The Eric Carmen Story

    If you remember, LC, the original “biography” was an ongoing feature of the website where I was posting a page or two on the life of Eric Carmen every now and then at the website. Time does, indeed, fly! Bernie
  12. Eric Carmen/Paul Stanley’s Song inspiration

    PS: Always loved Ace's double strum on some of those chords on the riff—almost off beat, but oddly not. Kewl. Bernie
  13. Eric Carmen/Paul Stanley’s Song inspiration

    Gene and Paul were in the audience at Carnegie Hall. Paul visited Eric backstage at one of the L.A. reunion gigs. Bernie
  14. ELO

    Saw them in 2016 at Radio City Music Hall. Absolutely incredible! This year Jeff's touring with George Harrison's son as his opening act. Can't go wrong. Bernie
  15. Todd Rundgren Utopia

    See, he can do it! But only if he feels like it! Bernie The slide guitar player killing it, BTW!
  16. Tommy James new song

    Sounds like a track from the '80s! Bernie
  17. Maria, by Blondie

    Tight. Bernie
  18. Todd Rundgren Utopia

    Todd is immensely talented, but for some reason does not want to play any of his songs that everyone wants to hear. I was lucky to have seen him in the '70s (he was INCREDIBLE!), but when you see him now you have to put up with things like an unlistenable reggae version of "Hello, It's Me," which I was subjected to at a show a decade or so ago. Haven't had any interest in seeing him live since. Bernie
  19. The End Of An Era

    When I started this website two decades ago, I was just looking to bring other Eric Carmen fans (like myself) together under one roof. Guess what? It worked. Almost 3 million hits later, EricCarmen.com not only brought the fans together, we helped bring a band together. The original Raspberries played their last gig in November 1973. They reunited on November 26, 2004—and the rest is history. Sadly, the other thing that will be history, is this website's forum. It served its purpose, for sure. And over the years was the source of many heartfelt laughs, spirited arguments, indelible memories and long-lasting friendships. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter...those are the places we visit daily. Not website message boards. So we'll be turning out the lights and locking up. On January 1, 2019, there'll be a streamlined EricCarmen.com—with content people look for on websites these days: biographical info, links to music, maybe an interview or two. But the EC.com Community here has served its purpose. So, pat yourself on your back. You deserve it. Here's to everyone who visited, participated, helped make something "They said would never happen"...happen. My thanks to all of you. Bernie
  20. Little Steven Weighs In

    Hopefully, there are enough passionate (and influential) people like Stevie Van Zandt to help get them in. Bernie
  21. Eric on Merv

    Great appearance! Bernie
  22. I'm Through With Love cover

    One of my favorite EC ballads. Passionate. He feels it, so we do, too. Great job! Bernie
  23. I’ve been waiting...

    First song he ever wrote, according to Eric. Kinda like the Beatles reprising "One After 909" (quite possibly Lennon and McCartney's first song written together) for "Let It Be." Bernie