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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. Good Girls

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

    I always said this song was a smash!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. New Burger King Commercial

    “All By Myself” played for the whole commercial.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Demo pick 'em

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

  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Pop Heaven—and Nobody Knows!

    Pretty sure she is back singing with Michael Stanley
  13. HOF Let’s Make This Happen

    I think the thing that hurts the most is the fact that they only had four studio albums and they all came out within such a short period of time, so while there is a GREAT body of work, there is not a huge body of work, but the fact remains that part of the criteria for the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame is for innovators and people that have influenced genres and with them now kind of being christened as the “godfathers of power pop”, they should really be considered for that alone. When I see people like grandmaster flash being inducted because he only had one hit, but it led to the roots of rap, I feel that the berries great recordings led to the roots of power pop, so what goes for one style of music, should also go for another. I guarantee you that if you ask any current rappers they have no clue who grandmaster flash is but if you ask any current power pop guys they all know who the raspberries are, yet Flash is in and the Berries so far are not. The Hall has made up for some past oversights in the last five years and I think now is the time for us to put raspberries on the menu.
  14. HOF Let’s Make This Happen

    No question the boys belong in the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame and nothing angers me more than seeing some of these light weights get put in ahead of them so I think we should start a thread and share ideas about what we can do to make sure this happens no later than 2020. Please help add to this list of people you have read in interviews that have spoken about what an influence the band has been on their careers..... Bruce Springsteen Paul Stanley Jon Bon Jovi Rick Spingfield Joan Jett Courtney Love I feel this is the place where we can formulate a real campaign to make sure this happens.
  15. Happy New Year!

    We call each other before we post!