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About LC

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  • Birthday November 30

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  • 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. It's Eric's Birthday!

    The classic rock statin KGMO wish Eric happy birthday — ahead of news items on Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen. It's here: http://www.kgmo.com (scroll down to Music News section, but do it fast, because they probably change the items before too long).
  2. For sure—he gets it. I'm in the Bernie camp of, "What's the big deal about Big Star?"
  3. Dave, I love that Keane album. The first two tracks especially are spectacular.
  4. 20 Years of Eric Carmen.com - Day 11

    Good day to listen to this masterful ballad. Bernie, thank you for this!
  5. It's Eric's Birthday!

    Happy birthday wishes to Eric, with thanks for all the great music from your Raspberries and solo career.
  6. Guess who shows up at #23

    Ha! This is a kick, Bernie! Thanks!
  7. Happy Canada day

    Where’s Marv to appreciate these images? Happy Canada Day!
  8. Message Board Fun

    As I was saying, I figured the genesis of EC.com looked more like this...
  9. Message Board Fun

  10. Lindsay Buckingham...

    Actually, I think I agree. Out of the Cradle is more accessible than Go Insane, and the songs are all top-notch. I'm changing my mind. Love this one:
  11. Lindsay Buckingham...

    I also loved Lindey's Trouble album. I would be remiss if I didn't note the excellent rocker Lindsey wrote for my old friend John Stewart. It's called "Johnny Stew," and it probably would have been right at home on the Go Insane album.
  12. Lindsay Buckingham...

    Equally "deranged" sounding (in a good way) are "I Want You" and "Slow Dancing" and "I Must Go"—all of them kind of frantic and out of control. But my favorites are "D.W. Suite," written for Dennis Wilson, and "Bang the Drum." Listen if you dare! And play it loud....
  13. Lindsay Buckingham...

    Love Lindsey Buckingham. Pure genius. I actually have a thread I've been trying to start on Fleetwood Mac—I'll try to get to it this week. For now, let's taik Lindsey! He put out a great solo-career compilation. There's a three-disc version that I bought, plus a single-disc highlights version. So many good things, from "Trouble" to "Holiday Road" to some live solo performances of Fleetwood Mac things.. My favorite solo Lindsey album might be "Go Insane," because it's so far out on the edge. The title song is as it sounds (I wonder if it was Stevie who sent him to that state of insanity!)::
  14. Piano demos

    I wish I had downloaded and saved all these over the years. In fact, there are more... In 2007, Bernie started a Boats Against the Current blog populated by recollections and analysis from Bernie, (the late) Don Krider, and yours truly, and on one of the posts, I mentioned that there were piano demos of "She Did It," "Run Away," and the unreleased "Temporary Hero" posted at EC.com at the time. (It's the last post, called "Building a Better Boats," here: http://ericcarmen.blogspot.com.) In fact, the latter two were actually linked within this blog, but they're now broken links. Wouldn't it be nice to have a whole album of unreleased demos?
  15. I just listened again to the demo. Yes, this is way better. Undressing "Change of Heart"—peeling away all that production—puts the melody front and center. And it's great! Don't forget, it came out at the height of the disco era. While the officially released "Change of Heart" isn't really a disco track, it's definitely got some of the trappings.