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Lew Bundles

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About Lew Bundles

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  • Birthday 12/28/53

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    Morris Cove
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    I'm Through With Lew
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    Bundles Against Current

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  1. Playlist: Beatles-Influenced 'berries

    I think Play On is a Beatle ringer with Lennonesque vocals as well as I Wanna Be With You smacks of She Loves You (or a dozen other Beatle type songs)...
  2. Nice list LC...although I was never in love with The Beach Boys...Didn’t Mike Love mock Eric Carmen on some awards show?...
  3. WINE...A STARTING POINT

    Wine consumption is big business...I've been in the alcohol business for almost 40 years and the wine end of it for quite awhile now...A lot of it is crazy and BS, but I'll give you a quick and as uncomplicated rundown as I can..A lot of times people are intimidated by the subject and are afraid/embarrassed to ask someone....I wont recommend any brand names, but I'll let you know what: the most popular types of wine are: where they come from: what to serve them with: and some trendy areas/types: A couple of key points to remember before we get started...Mostly all grape pulp is white...The skin color determines whether a grape is "red" or "white"... France and Italy have a tendency to categorize their wines from the region that the grape grows in(appellation) while most other parts of the world identify their wines by the type of grape(varietal)...Therefore: we will talk about appellations(areas) later in this post... MOST POPULAR WHITE WINES: CHARDONNAY- At this point, the most popularly consumed grape in the world for wine is chardonnay... While it is grown all over the world, California chardonnay is a real safe, quality bet...Try to find a chardonnay from Napa or Sonoma Valley...When stored in oak barrels, it will have a real "oakey, creamy, buttery taste...When it is stored in stainless steel, it will taste lighter and crisper... PINOT GRIGIO- Becoming the new entry level wine for starters..It is a full bodied, dry(not sweet), crisp wine...Italy, especially, Northen regions(Friulli) make a great Pinot Grigio... SAUVIGNON BLANC- Crisp and citrussy in taste, with an accent of grapefruit or gooseberry taste to it...Zingy...The best sauvignon blanc grows south of the equator with South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina all producing excellent ones... MOST POPULAR RED WINE: PINOT NOIR-This is a light red grape which doctors and researchers claim to have the best cholesterol lowering agents of all red wines...It is smooth and velvety...The best Pinot Noir comes from France or in the U.S., in Oregon(especially the Russian River Valley)...Upstate New York has some excellent pinot noir's as well... MERLOT-Merlot is a popular red medium bodied, dry red wine...It used to be used as a blending grape to round out and keep the price down on the more expensive grapes...It has been praised and slammed by both critics and fans...The Springsteen of wines...Some people love it, while others consider it to be junk...See the movie "Sideways" to exemplify this point... CABERNET SAUVIGNON: Hearty, full bodied, dry wine...All areas of the world grow "cab" but great classic cabernets come from California and France... THESE ARE YOUR BEST SELLING RED AND WHITES: Now...Some other grapes/types to make you look cool or trendy... WHITE: REISLING...(Slightly sweet...Germany is the way to go...Washington state has some good ones)... PROSECCO...Sparling wine(Similar to Champagne(region)...Italian Prosecco...Winner...Trendy CHENIN BLANC...A sweeter wine...Grab a South African... MOSCATO...A very sweet white wine... RED: ZINFANDEL...Has raisin and jammy features...Full bodied...(GO CALIFORNIAN)... SYRAH(also known as Shiraz in parts of the world)..A spicier red wine...Go Austrailian MALBEC...VERY TRENDY...A touch sweeter than Zin...Very Fruity...Grab one from Chile, Argentina, Australia or New Zealand... If you really want some conversation starters... Grab some PINOTAGE which is a hybrid grape made from Pinot Noir and Cinsault...SOUTH AFRICAN AGORGITIKO-A smokey, red dry from the Nemea region of Greece... Dont forget the European area wines...Italian CHIANTI...CHIANTI is the region...Sangiovese is the grape...Dry...Look for a Chianti from the CHIANTI CLASSICO region of Italy...Reserva means that it has been aged in oak barrels for a year... CHABLIS...Classic white from this French region...Made with chardonnay as its predominate grape... BORDEAUX...French region that blends merlot,cab,cab franc,pinot noir and cab verdot into their blends... BURGUNDY...Fist fights break out with Burgundy region supporters claiming that their red blends are better than the red blends from Bordeaux... Wine Food Pairings: WHITE- Chardonnay...Grilled chicken, salmon, shell fish, cream sauces... Pinot Grigio...Chicken, Turkey, Salads, Fish Sauvignon Blanc...White or light fish...Cheeses RED-Pinot Noir-Goes with heartier white meats such as Turkey,Chicken or light red meats... Merlot...Red dishes such as pasta with red sauce, pizza and grilled red meats... Zinfandel...Same types of dishes as merlot plus duck and capon Cabernet Sauvignon...Heavy red meats...Smoked and BBQed foods, steak... Syrah...Spicy pizza and herbed sauces, red meats As a bottom line...Choose an attractive label, in your price range, with the food that you are serving...Try to stay away from the "famous" named wines...Nothing wrong with them, but snobbery exists...No Yellow Tail, Barefoot,etc...They sell so much wine, that they have to buy grapes from different regions and vineyards to satisfy production/sales numbers...Therefore:their wines lack a consistent taste... .. ALSO...Stay away from White Zinfandel and Lambrusco ...Considered strictly for beginners...Good wines but the "snob" thing again... Top 5 Wine Countries Exporting wine to U.S. Italy Australia France Spain Chile Dont leave out the hot, trendy countries...New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Portugal P.S....ROSE’ has gotten to be a year round player...It can be made from any red grape where the skin of the grape is left in the maturation process for only a little bit of time which gives the wine a Rose color as opposed to a dark redder appearance... Have fun and dont worry about it...Any questions...PM me or post them here...I'm sure there are many things that I've written here that people will object, complain or correct me on...That's okay...The only thing that we all agree on here is Raspberries music...
  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bernie!!!

    Hey, Dave...You live in Westport?...
  5. Nets/Orlando Game...All By Myself Played

    Didn’t catch the context...
  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bernie!!!

    Today...?...HBD, Boss...
  7. Just heard All By Myself being played during a break in the action at the Net/Magic game...It always catches you by surprise...
  8. Ten Commandments(ec.com style)

    Originally: Posted June 4, 2014 Bernie has asked me to re-post the Commandments that were incorporated a few years back...This is intended to be used as a guide to the new additions to our EC.com board..There is a certain etiquette and protocol to this site that the New Kids On The Block or whoever else "rolls"in should adhere to... 1.)"The Raspberries are THE band, thou shalt not put any bands before them"... INTERPRETATION...No Eagles,Springsteen, Rollers, Herb Alpert, Morris Alpert,Marv Albert shall be put ahead of them...Sometimes even our elder statesmen have trouble with this one (correct Marvin)...I've even had to reprimand Ira when he starts deifying Bowzer or Bobby Vee...... 2.)"Thou shalt not take the Raspberries name in vain"... INTERPRETATION...Come on...How many of you have violated this one?..."What the Raspberries is going on around here?"...":I dont want no gosh darn Raspberries on my fruit cup"...(and no desecration of the Raspberries name either will be allowed..i.e...."The Berries", Eric Carmen and the Raspberries..."Wally's World"..."Ian Mitchell and Wendy's World"...etc. 3.)"Remember The Sabbath" INTERPRETATION...Not Black Sabbath, but one day a week you must play only Raspberries songs...(P.S...It would be sacraligious to play them on S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y...NIGHT...Got it Wendy? 4.)"Honor Thy Father"... INTERPRETATION...Simple, Bernie is the father on this board...When you say your prayers at night, remember...In the name of the Father, the Son and Tim from Wisconsin... 5.)"THOU SHALT NOT KILL" INTERPRETATION...Simple: Eric could have choked Cartmill to death but released him as soon as he heard the cartilege in his neck snapping...Whenever you get the chance, follow his lead... 6.)"THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY" INTERPRETATION...(None...Even Lew is smart enough to stay out of this one...No "to do " lists...Got it WW...No having sex with other ec.com members who are married to someone else...JAMES...!!! 7.)"THOU SHALT NOT STEAL"... INTERPRETATION...I went to the Highline Ballroom shows and visited Denise at the merchandise table...She was shoving things in my pants but I didnt take them...I could of but remembered Commandment #6 at this time, also... 8.)"THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY FELLOW POSTERS"... INTERPRETATION...I'm not sure as I've never seen a bear on the witness stand or post here for that matter... 9.)"THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBORS HOUSE"... INTERPRETATION...I was sickened while at the WAB this last time at all the sinly comments..."Look at how lovely Bernie's house is"..."I bet you this cost a fortune"..."Nice swimming pool, lets push the two hunks in the grass skirts in"...All this jealousy... 10.)THOU SHALT NOT COVET A POSTERS WIFE"... INTERPRETATION...Hands off my Lewisa's ass James...(I must admit that personally, this is the hardest commandment to follow...I have always had my eye on Barb...I could never understood how she ended up with the "little drummer boy" instead of me...Oh sure, he's cute. a nice guy and a rocker, but dont forget, I'm just a pipe and slippers away from Fred Macmurray... There you have it newbies...Any clarification, e-mail me privately and we Shalt discuss
  9. This one goes out to Bernie...

    What a great number...I always loved b-sides that weren’t (originally) on any lp...Made you feel like it was an extra bonus song from your favorite that not too many people knew...Good call LC...I think that’s a future topic, “b-sides” that we’re never part of an original album release...Like Daytime Nighttime Suffering...
  10. Demo pick 'em

    And what’s the story with the foreign titles?...
  11. Demo pick 'em

    I am aware of some of these, but there are a LOT of holes in my collection. .Anyplace, (i.e. here, YouTube, etc.) that these songs can be found...?
  12. Demo pick 'em

    I would love to download these demo’s ...It would be like having a brand new Eric release...
  13. Solo Projects

    Love Mccarl’s Cd...Not familiar with some of these...I guess I have some research to do...Sounds like a good time...
  14. Lew and Bernie settle out of court...

    LC...Do you think my cataracts have anything to do with this?...and Kirk, she can look like a Mexican hairless all over, at times...
  15. Lew and Bernie settle out of court...

    Our Lewisa, hard at work...https://goo.gl/images/hUH9oQ
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