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John Shaft

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About John Shaft

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  • Birthday 12/14/69

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Interests
    Music, drinking, Purple Hats, cigars, life, love and the pursuit of happiness
  • Occupation
    The coolest job in Cleveland: Security at the House of Blues
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Change of Heart (You read this correct)
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Change of Heart (You read this correct)

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  1. Two Words: Rollerskating Girls

    Simply the best version of this song I've ever seen.... uh.... meant to say ".....I've ever heard" Yeah, that's what I meant.... I guess.... I think......
  2. 1976 DEMOS

    Just got on and saw this post - WOW! These rule, times ten! Thank you for sharing 'em! Cheers!
  3. Classic Tracks: “All By Myself”

    I could read stories like this all day....
  4. "I Wanna Be With You". The GREATEST Power-Pop song ever written (but "My Sharona" comes pretty darn close!).
  5. Mines always been and always will be "Change of Heart". It feels like I have known the song forever but, years ago, when my first serious girlfriend and I split up I was at work and the local radio station was playing a few of EC's tunes in honour of his birthday that day. This was one of the songs played and it was the first time I truly payed attention to the lyrics and suddenly everything clicked. Years later we got back together again ("sooner or later, I don't know when... " you know the rest) and it was fun while it lasted but it didn't last forever. Oh well.....
  6. Thank you Santa B & Santa H

    I third this emotion! Cheers! :-)
  7. Happy Birthday John Shaft!!

    Thanks for all the kind wishes everybody! All of you rule, times ten! Bernie, you know me too well - of course the hat was with me. I may even be buried with the hat when the time comes
  8. Happy Birthday John! Hope its a good one!

    1. John Shaft

      John Shaft

      Thank you! I'm hoping it'll be a good one too! :-)

  9. Now this is what I'm talking about! Thank you for sharing this gem!
  10. Raspberries Refreshed?

    Mine as well but I also have to add Dave's "Somebody Like You" to the mix.
  11. What song was #1 when you were born?

    On December 14th, 1969 the #1 song was "Leaving On a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary My sister, who was born exactly one year after me got "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Ah well, some girls get all the luck....
  12. Thank You Santa Bernie !

    Three cheers for Bernie!
  13. Is Eric Going To R&R HOF Ceremony

    I'm hoping the official after-party will be at House of Blues again this year as we've hosted it the last two times that the induction ceremonies were in Cleveland. Eric and Jim attended the party and seeing Jim discussing drums with Lars Ulrich (Metallica) up in the Foundation Room was priceless. Even better was walking Eric to his party of friends that he couldn't locate and as we were talking he told me "I know who you are, you're the guy with that crazy purple hat!" I would have happily worked "off the clock" for the rest of the night. Ahh, the memories.
  14. Favourite Soul/R&B Artist

    Here's a few that always put a smile on my face: "Show & Tell" by Al Wilson "Where Are All My Friends?" and "The Love I Lost" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (lead vocal by the Amazing Teddy Pendergrass) "Since I Lost My Baby" by The Temptations (lead vocal by the Mighty David Ruffin) "Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye" by Gladys Knight & The Pips "I'm Every Woman" by Chaka Khan "Never Knew Love Like This" by Alexander O'Neal & Cherelle "Fire & Desire" by Rick James & Teena Marie ANYTHING sung by Levi Stubbs "Groovy People", "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Mr. Lou Rawls ... geeze, I can go on all night here...
  15. All Music Guide Review

    Apart from losing the feather in it a while back it's still in fine shape and it still makes its annual appearance at my birthday bashes. Now I just need the right concert to bring it out in all of its violet glory (*cough*Eric are you reading this?*cough*)....