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About blackhawkpat

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  • Birthday 06/18/59

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    Chicago, IL
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    Music, Sports, Fatherhood.
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    Songwriter, musician, sports announcer.
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Eric Carmen (Arista)
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  1. Double Fantasy

    I always thought Mariah Carey should have done either ABM or "Boats". I believe I once read she considered ABM, but Celine beat her to the punch. I think Mariah's career would have gone a better route in the 90's had she gone with either!
  2. Interesting topic and response...

    I would say "GATW". Can't tell you how many times I went to bat for the band as a teenager and that song was always the one no one could come back at me with any negatives. You'd think I'd choose a Beatles song, but everybody likes the Beatles in some form (except hipsters who just like saying it along with no tv). I went to war for the Raspberries!
  3. Rip Taylor dies at 84

    Just saw him on a couple of Monkees episodes, including him being "Wizard Glick", a famous Monkee reference.
  4. A Great Piece on “She Loves You”

    Nice find! I would have loved to have seen Paul open with this on one of his tours. I think people would have gone crazy!
  5. Good Girls

    James, How many women do you feel have lost control of THEIR cars watching you walking down the street over the years?
  6. Good Girls

    I always said this song was a smash!
  7. Good Girls

    https://vimeo.com/video/318198303 My daughter just texted me to let me know that she was watching a show called "Good Girls" on Netflix. There is a scene in tonight‘s episode where a guy is driving and make me lose control comes on!
  8. Teddy Does Eric

    I have always been a huge fan of the singer Teddy Pendergrass but somehow this version snuck by me. I am in the process of watching the new showtime documentary about him called “if you don’t know me” and in the background I heard the piano Interlude done so I looked it up on YouTube and here you have it!
  9. New Burger King Commercial

    “All By Myself” played for the whole commercial.
  10. My New CD: "Radio Paradise (Forever 18)

    Thanks Dave! When we rehearse I use a Juno 6 that stays at the rehearsal space, but I pulled out my Juno 106 for some of the orchestrations on my song “Stop Sayin’ You Love Me” on the record. I love the string sounds much more on that. Hadn’t played that keyboard in many years but it is still in mint condition. Recently, I have been more of a Yamaha guy and I use Yamaha keyboards on all the other songs.
  11. Solo Projects

    I was out last week with a friend of mine who is an avid record collector and has over 10,000 albums in his collection and I asked him if he had all of the Raspberries albums? He responded by saying “yes, I have all three of them”. I was stunned to find out that he was not even aware of the “Starting Over” record! I lent him my CD of SO along with Scott’s “Play On”. Color me jealous to think that he gets to hear a brand new Raspberries album along with a brand new solo member record!
  12. Demo pick 'em

    Cindy is my fave, with Devil a close second
  13. My New CD: "Radio Paradise (Forever 18)

  14. My New CD: "Radio Paradise (Forever 18)

    Thank you so much, Naeko! So sweet of you to say that. I am honored by this. Fellow Raspberries friend and diehard Mike Miller plays bass on the song “Stephanie” for me. I worked endlessly with my drummer to get the proper accents for this song and I wanted a subliminal message of “Be My Baby” to kick it off! My “wall of sound” tribute to the 60’s and someone that was very special to me.
  15. HOF Let’s Make This Happen

    So there definitely would be support from Little Steven. I was just listening to an episode of his underground garage radio show from November and he played “Tonight” and afterwards said “ The Raspberries invented power pop”. Those are some big words… I love that.