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Everything posted by LobsterLvr

  1. original Boats vs Definitive Boats

    1) I like the original better than the 'Definitive' version (for all the reason's Eric and everyone else here at ec.com has mentioned) 2) But that doesn't make the 'Definitive' version wrong. It just makes it a re-mix. Of course, purists hate remixes. "Ya don't mess with perfection!!" But someone once said "perfection is consuming" So it seems we're only human after all!! Dave
  2. Bernie vs. Lew-Out of Court Settlement

    Lew....very funny stuff!! Missm...why are you shouting?
  3. My Eric Carmen/Raspberries Top 20

    1. All For Love 2. Nobody Knows 3. Cindy In The Wind 4. It Hurts Too Much 5. If You Change Your Mind 6. I Don't Know What I Want 7. Go All The Way 8. I Wanna Be With You 9. Let's Pretend 10. Boats Against The Current 11. Desperate Fools 12. Someday 13. She Remembered 14. Marathon Man 15. I Can Remember 16. Runaway 17. All By Myself 18. Isn't It Romantic 19. On The Beach 20. American As Apple Pie Dave
  4. Things I miss...

    I miss having a pair of those big headphones like the one's I had in the early-to-mid 70's. I miss laying on the floor, balancing the left and right speakers to give me a perfect stereo mix of my favorite music. I'd lay there, staring at the ceiling or at one of my three day-glo posters (The Endless Summer poster, another one with a nude couple in silhouette kneeling, hugging in front of a sunset, and the third was a black light 'zonk' poster.) Some times I'd lay on the floor between two Epicure speakers. "Billion Dollar Babies" was awesome that way. Anything by the Moody Blues was ideal for headphones. The Raspberries were definitely NOT lay-on-the-floor LP's...they were stand-up air-guitar and air-piano kind of songs. I also miss the feeling of laying in my bed, with a warm radio on my chest, and the glow of the dial providing the only light in the room. Oh, and I miss my Adidas Vienna's (the white ones with the red stripes), Mission Impossible when Lesley Ann Warren was in it (as Cinnamon!), and eating Wheaties (with four spoonfuls of sugar). Dave
  5. As 1971 Drew To A Close...

    It was exactly 40 years ago folks! See page 83 of Bernie's Marathon Man book. "As 1971 drew to a close, Raspberries packed their bags and headed to the Big Apple to record their first album." To refresh your memories: "Family Affair", "American Pie" and "Day After Day" were on the air. "All In The Family" and "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" were on tv. I'm not sure what I was doing 40 years ago this month (aside from typical high school stuff) but 8 months later I heard GATW for the very first time And now 39 years, 3 months and 15 days later....I still get excited every time I hear it! happy new year, everybody, dave
  6. As 1971 Drew To A Close...

    Yup, it wa a long long time ago but I can still remember how... that song went
  7. How did I miss this?

    I was driving around yesterday listening to my favorite station (wxpn-fm out of philly) and I heard this song for the VERY FIRST time! I thought it was a new song. I thought the guy was doing a really good Billy Joel imitation...and I really liked it! When they said it was Billy Joel...I thought "But I hate Billy Joel!" Then I thought it was NEW Billy Joel and that he's improved...a lot. Come to find out it's 36 years old!! Don't know how I missed it...but I'm lovin' it now. C'mon give it a listen...and dance with me!! Dave
  8. Things I miss...

    All this "missing" stuff makes me thing of this song:
  9. Things I miss...

    It seems like most of the stuff we miss is 'summer stuff'. With that in mind: I miss watchin Mac's Mob play at the Peppermint Lounge in Salisbury Beach, MA. Nobody did covers of EWF and Tower of Power better than those guys. I miss the smell of my beach towel, and how the sand felt as I played with it laying there tanning my hide. I miss playing square ball (a game drawn in the sand) when the tide was low. I miss seeing Aerosmith play at The Barn in NH (in '71)...and JGeils...and Tavares (all local New England bands). I miss the smell of Loves Baby Soft (the cute girls wore that)....and Windsong (the smart, elusive girls wore that)...and musk (the bohemians wore that...and they scared me!). I miss Piels, Narragasset, and Black Label beers (all 99 cents a six pack!!). Ahhh....good memories. Dave
  10. T’was the night before Christmas …..Kiwi style!!

    loved it! good on YOU! dave
  11. Eric Returns To The Music World!

    For some reason I keep re-reading my previous post. Could it be because of Santa ellef's two lovely presents??!! Dave!!
  12. Eric Returns To The Music World!

    It looks to me like LOVE is just a re-release of old Clewer love songs. "Only Time Will Tell" (a duet with Eric from her 1996 "Call Me Romantic" CD) is part of the collection. Dave
  13. YAMAHA World Popular Song Festival

    these are great, thanks! Dave
  14. Long-forgotten Top 40 Songs

    Randy Newman wrote it. Made it to #69 in the US in late '71. Have loved it for 40 years!! Dave
  15. Coming Back...

    "divorce court"?? Is it okay to swear in these postings? Well, I'm going to anyway...Oh f**k. There have been enough threads in this community about divorces to write 100 books, but none of them capture the gut-wrenching, heart breaking toll it takes on everyone. Hang in there Eric. We'll be right here for ya. Dave
  16. Love is all that matters...

    sounds like somebody's been hit by cupid's arrow!
  17. New Almost Paradise

    Has anyone heard or commented on the new Footloose movie version of Almost Paradise? It's got a country twist (I think it's country). The singers are Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes (born in 93 and 91 respectfully). The snippet of the song I heard on iTunes sounds out of tune and, imho, is painful to listen to. But hey...maybe the kids these days will like it!!! Dave
  18. Prayers needed for Blackhawkpat

    saying a prayer and thinking of you. dave
  19. How I Spent My Summer

    I always thought the summer of '72 would be my most memorable. I was wrong. The summer of '11 has it beat by a mile. Now that it's officially autumn, let's re-cap: I spent the summer unemployed. I was considered for over 20 jobs. I was too old or too 'old school' or over qualified for all of them. I spent half the summer away from my wife. She works in Maine...we live in New Jersey. I spent over 150 hours on Route 95. I got two flat tires. I ran out of money. I filed for bankruptcy. I fell into the arrears on my alimony and child support. My ex showed no mercy. She had my license suspended. She had me arrested. Handcuffed. Processed. Fingerprinted. Put in jail. I paid fine and got released. I'm still out of money. But my new wife isn't!!! So...we went to a lesbian wedding in Hawaii ! We went to San Francisco...Muir Woods...hiked the Tennessee Valley. We spent several wonderful weekends in Maine. We consumed dozens of lobster rolls. We bbque'ed with friends. We spent every moment we could with my daughters. We laughed. We watched the sun come up. We went to a Red Sox game at Fenway. We drank red wine. We loved. We lived every moment like it was 1972. And yesterday (on the last full day of the summer) I got a job offer. Here's a happy little 2:16 song that fits how I'm feeling. Dave
  20. Time to Go

    Go to your town library! They've got online computers for free!
  21. How I Spent My Summer

    Yup, that's what I was hoping to get across. BTW, I got a second job offer today!! :-)
  22. How I Spent My Summer

    You all must be getting old. Not one of you commented on my Hawaiian Lesbian Wedding Adventure!!
  23. How I Spent My Summer

    No worries, Belle. I just didn't want you to think I'm some kind of heartless deadbeat dad. I'm just a veeecktum of soycomestances (as Curly used to say).
  24. How I Spent My Summer

    A little clarification...and an example of how f'ed up the whole system is: As I was running out of money I made sure to pay child support IN FULL. And I still am. My daughter's welfare is MY biggest concern. And, I knew that failure to pay child support could get me locked up. (BTW, my daughter is 20, is a full time college student junior and hasn't lived at home for two years....but the courts still think child support should go directly to the custodial parent.) Unfortunately, I was unable to pay anything towards alimony. So let's pretend (for simple math) I pay $400 a month in Child Support, and $2000 a month in alimony. When I went to court I discovered that the lovely state of NJ did NOT to allocate my full $400 to child support, but instead allocated $100 to child support and $300 towards alimony!!! So suddenly I was in the arrears on BOTH!!! Oh, and in case your wondering, my ex works in healthcare and makes close to six figures. For all of you who know me, thanks for your support. For everyone who's just getting to know me thru this thread, I hope this clears things up. Dave
  25. How I Spent My Summer

    Yes, my ex is evil. Beyond evil, really. But, like you've all said, that's the past...and she's got herself to deal with now. For me, the future's so bright, I've gotta wear shades!