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About raspathens

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  • Birthday 03/25/59

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Athens, Georgia
  • Interests College Football, Golf, breeding tropical fish and family.
  • Occupation Attorney
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album Change of Heart
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song Go All The Way
  1. And more importantly, Eric was part of the clue!
  2. Happy Birthday, Eric!

    Happy Birthday Eric! Hope you had a great day.
  3. Promoting Raspberries

    Done - in spades! Owner very receptive, likes Raspberries and now a separate section dedicated to them with several LPs - one, a factory sealed Raspberries Best Featuring Eric Carmen. Next, I'm going to take the "joint in the woods" and Lennon t-shirt pictures to a professional who can retouch them for clarity, blow them up and then I'll try to get Wuxtry to put them in their window with other iconic acts. They will both be black and white and slightly crinkled.
  4. Promoting Raspberries

    I stopped by Wuxtry Records the other day in Athens, GA. Wuxtry is an iconic used record store that employed members of REM and the B52s in the 80s. Famous place. Anyway, I went to the 70s section and found a "Fresh" album in the "R" section. They were asking $12.00 for it - a decent amount for an album in lousy condition. To further the cause, I'm going to stop by with my Raspberries albums that are collecting dust and GIVE them to Wuxtry to sell as long as they make a separate section for the group. At this point, maybe these small efforts are what's important. Music enthusiasts who visit Athens always end up at Wuxtry. Maybe the magic will hit a student, a middle age dude or someone else.
  5. Worlds Collide - Tomorrow Night

    Bump! I can't believe it's been 5 years. RIP Mr. Sinatra
  6. Frank Sinatra Jr. Has Died

    Frank Sinatra Jr. died a little while ago as a result of a heart attack while on tour in Florida. He was 72. I'm so glad I was able to meet him several years ago. He was a very nice man and a musical talent in his own right.
  7. IWBWY from HBO's "Vinyl"

    Raspberries exposure is great but this is not very good.
  8. Desperate Fools - a totally original, accessible and organic melody that harkens back to a classic prairie song. Eric's best solo effort that solidifies him as a master.
  9. I've always had a fascination, from the time I was very young, with the Empire State Building. I've studied the history of the building and almost everything about it. It's so cool, and kind of magical to know that in 1976, this live performance on WNEW FM was originally transmitted from that station's antenna on the very top of the Empire State Building, far and wide. I remember my brother Steve and I listening to WNEW in 70's late into the night from our Grandparent's homes in Springfield and Berkeley Heights New Jersey. Great station at the time.
  10. Never wanna DO IT...againnnn.

    At least we all agree on Eric's voice and talent. The key here I think is that the love of music, whatever the style, genre or whomever delivers it is the most important thing. If you listen to Cab Calloway, you can hear his influence in Dean Martin's singing style. You can hear Little Richard in Paul McCartney. If you were around Sinatra when he was drinking Jack, he was ok. Catch him when he was drinking Gin, you didn't want to be anywhere near him. Sinatra's last wife Barbara had him on anti-depressants which mellowed him. Perry Como puts me to sleep. Anyway, goodnight.

    I think you are right; and welcome!

    Looks like Sally went from "Hungry Eyes" to "Hungry For The Buffet"!

    My take a break from work research reveals that in fact it's Sally Steele. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Steele#Career
  14. Best instrumental jams?..

    Near the end of Ecstasy when the entire band shuts down except for Eric simultaneously playing bass notes and plucking the treble notes sounding like two guitars. Then Wally joins in with a magnificent lead. That's jammin'!!