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About LC

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  • Birthday November 30

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  • Gender
  • Location
    New England
  • Interests
    My two daughters; visiting my family; writing and editing; photography and photographs; day-trip drives; baseball and football; playing golf (when I can find time); and antiques and collectibles, because they relate to my work. And... I love all kinds of music: Beatles, McCartney, Lennon, Harrison, Raspberries/Eric Carmen, Fleetwood Mac, John Stewart, Billy Joel, U2, Springsteen, 10,000 Maniacs, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, and classical and baroque masters, especially J.S. Bach and Vivaldi.
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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against the Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    "Overnight Sensation" and "Boats Against the Current"

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  1. Go All The way Live

    He also had "Go All the Way" in his (short) set list during the Dirty Dancing tour. (Of course, the song always sounds better with Wally wailing away on guitar.)
  2. Pretty Good Jim Interview

    You've gotta love Jim. He wouldn't remember, but I definitely recall meeting Jim and his wife at Weekend at Bernie's in 2007, and then at the Highline (Saturday) show in 2007. He seems like such a genuine guy. It's too bad the Raspberries Reunion had to end. When you see bands like America and REO and Three Dog Night and Blood Sweat & Tears still playing—not to mention the arena-fillers like Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones—you'd have to figure the 'berries could have gutted it out and had a string of successful shows well beyond 2009... at least for a few more years. As it is, there weren't many more than a dozen shows, and they never did get to New England. :- ( And just like that, it was over. I got some insight into issues that led to the final breakup from Jesse Bryson when we got to walk around NYC after the Highline show. Unfortunate that bygones could never really be bygone. Yesterday, in one of Eric's tweets about how great Trump is and how bad liberals are, somebody asked him if Raspberries would play together again. Eric's response: "That ship has sailed."
  3. What’s the connection...?

    Well, then, it's settled: Party at Dave's house! Lew will spin the tunes. We'll drink milk, and Bernie can shoot some Milk Mustache-style photos. Sound good?
  4. 2019 Year End Oldies Countdown

    Good find, Dave! Interesting that Fotomaker made the list—nice to see that underrated power-pop get remembered. And three Raspberries songs! Like you say, though, if a few of us had participated, the EC/Berries catalog would have had an even better showing.
  5. Lew....

    Happy birthday wishes to yew, Lew.
  6. Three Cheers For Santa Bernie!!!

    I sensed he wasn't into "Feels Like," but didn't want to sound critical. :-)
  7. Three Cheers For Santa Bernie!!!

    Bernie, Was "Feels Like Forever" considered for inclusion on Eric's last studio album?
  8. Coal for us posters?

    Thank you, Santa Bernie. The alternate version of "Tonight" is especially cool—those young-and-unbridled years of power-pop creativity can never be beaten. And I've never heard that version of "Feels Like Forever." Always good to find unheard efforts!
  9. Gilbert O’Sullivan

    I'm stumped, but... welcome to the site, Vinnie. Anyone else know? (I'm not Googling it, because... I don't wanna cheat.) —LC
  10. Another Raspberries?

    Hey, that's a nice logo! When the Raspberries reunite to record their new punk-oriented album ("Cleveland Calling"), they should license that logo!
  11. Gilbert O’Sullivan

    Good find, Bernie. Sounds from Lew's love like I should find my way over to the Boston show.
  12. Set List???

    I would imagine Wally killed "Honky Tonk Woman"!
  13. Today article about our boy...

    Well, as maybe the last liberal here, I'll just say this: I think Eric's tweets have added to the divisiveness. Some of them—if we're being honest—have spilled over with venom toward the "blue" half of the country's population. Half of his fans would be included in that population. My takeaway from the flurry of threads on his twitter page is that too many of them are dismissals of anything not in line with trump. They just don't come off as open-minded. Ultimately, it's truly sad that the U.S. is so violently split, and we have to ask ourselves: Am I adding to the divisiveness? Or trying to work from common ground? In this case, it's often the latter. I've had private conversations with other disappointed fans who just won't waste their time explaining why trump has hurt America way more than helped. That's generally how I feel. After writing a much longer reply to make my points about our president's shortcomings and his penchant for adding fuel to the divisiveness fire (without even getting into his legitimately impeachable actions), I had a change of heart about posting it. Discretion is the better part of valor—especially in this ugly climate we're in. So this is all I'll say about that. I do still love everyone here as fellow Americans and global citizens. And I do love every one of those Raspberries albums. And Boats Against the Current had a bigger impact on me than any album outside of the Beatles. So, there's a common thread.
  14. Set List???

    Also, kudos to our great friend Harry (Tiggsherby) for noticing the on-stage set list on that first historic reunion show. Man, I wish I had been there! I had traveled from my New England home to my family in western NY that week. So I was a mere four-hour drive from Cleveland. I tried to talk my sister into driving over, but it probably would have been to no avail, since tickets were gone, long gone.
  15. Set List???

    Lew, good spot on our friend McGear. This was his only post (at the start of this thread) but it touched off a great one. I never actually saw this thread, so it was very cool to discover, because of Paul Sidoti's bird's-eye view of that first show. So interesting about the late decision to cut "Cruisin' Music" — and "Honky Tonk Woman." I don't think they ever got around to doing the latter at a show, did they? Or any Rolling Stones song? Bernie would know for sure....