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About elle4ec

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  • Birthday 08/19/63

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    Music, Cooking, Football, Baseball
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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against The Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Boats Against The Current; I Was Born To Love You

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  1. The End Of An Era

    Yes Craig, we need to start a petition to beg Bernie to archive the threads! Eric’s commentary alone is so entrancing and informative. I begged him on several occasions to write a book some day, as he is such a natural conversationalist and poetic genius. I’m getting “The Vapors” 😉just thinking of how he could intuitively use his sexy intelligence to draw a reader in and become lost in his storytelling. His musical knowledge and life experiences has provided nearly enough content here alone to write “Marathon Man 2”! Not to mention all the countless other fun and interesting threads, along with the heated debates by the members through the years! I think I’d feel like I lost a huge part of all our history here if the content wasn’t archived and available for access! Please Bernie, find a way to let us hold on to at least that much!
  2. The End Of An Era

    Oh Bernie, this is such excruciatingly sad news. You know, I can honestly say, that I’ve had more fun and gained more musical knowledge here at EricCarmen.com, not only about Eric😍, but about music in general, than any other website I’ve ever visited. And it certainly wasn’t only about the music. I learned here that it’s never a bad thing to love and to be passionate about things you truly believe in. I also learned lots of life lessons here, and I’m realizing more and more, that the years I was active here, actually helped me to evolve on a personal level, into more of my authentic self...I gained the courage to follow my heart. I’d give up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, to get back to the atmosphere of musical comeraderie and passion of like-minded music lovers, like it was here, around the time I joined back in 2008. I may have been late to the party, but the those years and times that followed, were like being at the best party ever...right from the comfort of home!! I’ll never forget many of the awesome individuals that I grew to know and love here, and I’ll always be indebted to Duane, for introducing me to this site. Eric Carmen, the man and the music, will forever be a favorite of mine, and it was beyond wonderful getting to know him and his stellar library of musical works, on an intimate, up-close and personal level. Bernie, I’m with some of the others, if there is any way the Community forum section and threads could be archived, it would mean more to me than you could ever know. Like my wonderful friend LC, has mentioned, If I could continue to access and read the threads, it would be like revisiting some of the the glory days here, and to have a place where I could go, and be able to hop back on to the most fun-fillled, exciting musical knowledge ride that I’ve ever been on! And what a ride it has been, Bernie. I will always be indebted to you for all the endless work, blood, sweat and tears that you’ve sacrificed all these years, to bring all of us a truly exceptional website. Words can’t express the thanks I have for the memories to you, Eric, and all the members here, for truly bringing me some of the best moments of my life, on or off the internet. As difficult as it is to do this, as it’s like a little part of me is dying, I think it’s only fitting to close here with a verse from Eric’s, “Boats Against The Current”...A song, along with its beautifully haunting and poetic lyrics, that is, in my opinion, one of the very best pieces of music that has ever been written: “I know it’s over You know it’s over We’re just goin’ through the motions But we’re sailin’ separate oceans, world’s apart ...And you know it’s breaking my heart”💔 Love, Elle
  3. Elle!!!
    I'm so glad you are here!

    1. elle4ec


      Hello Aventurine!! Thank you! I haven’t been active for a long time here, but members like you (and this site in general) will always be near and dear to my heart...hope you are well!!💕

  4. 7 Minutes With Eric Carmen

    Fantastic Interview! Wish it was longer, but even seven minutes with Eric makes me feel like I'm in..."Seventh Heaven" !
  5. From Kay Bryson's Facebook Page

    Mine either, Beth...I was only 11! Now, 1984 might have been a different story...
  6. Does anyone who bought "The Essential..."...

    I love it all, Eric! When I received my package, containing "The Essential Eric Carmen", in the mail...I felt like a "kid in a candy shop", tearing it open. Then, when I opened the CD case, and slipped out the booklet, I was taken back to my childhood once again, reminiscent of what it was like to tear open a box of Cracker Jacks, how I would dig my hand deeply inside the box, and that thrilling moment when I peered into the palm of my hand, on those lucky instances when I discovered the best prize ever tucked inside! The photography speaks for itself...rarely have I ever seen a bad photo of you! I especially love the photo on the inside flap of the cover, and the one further in the booklet, on the page where there are quotes from Courtney Love, and Slash (I posted that shot in the gallery here, after I saw it included in the Houston Press article)! I also liked the cover photograph, and how it was selected from the same photo shoot as the cover of "Marathon Man". I read that Bernie picked the photo of you, with the collar folded down on one side, because of the imperfection, whereas the cover photo for "The Essential..." is pretty much perfect...Just like the entire package of "The Essential Eric Carmen"! One of my favorite things about the book, "Marathon Man", is the section in the back, titled, "Musical Rorschach", where you commented on practically every song you had ever written (up to that point). Imagine my delight, as I began thumbing through the booklet in "The Essential...", only to discover more of the same intimate touch, as I started to read the comments from you. numbering every track, taking the listener inside your mindset when writing each individual song, along with stories and snippets of your career at that particular point in time. To me, it added so much to the pleasure of listening to the discs, to be able to read your entries, while simultaneously listening to every sublime track! Another part of the booklet and back inside cover lining on the case that I adore, are the photos of your handwritten lyrics. Just as I was intrigued looking at your handwritten lyrics, and "scratch outs", in the "BOATS Blog", to my favorite song of all time, "Boats Against The Current", I loved seeing how other songs, such as, "Tonight" and "I Wanna Be With You", evolved into the finished gems they are. It was also so neat to see excerpts and quotes from so many diverse and talented artists in the booklet, mutual fans of yours, who have been influenced by you and your music through the years. I really feel like the overall attention to detail of the add-ons...From the photography, to the booklet, its commentary, and liner notes... Come together to make the entire package cohesively combine, and take the total experience of listening to "The Essential Eric Carmen", to a whole new level! Thanks so much for giving us listeners so many delightful, unexpected bonuses!
  7. "Run Away" & another soundalike?

    I'll have to agree, Matt, there is an uncanny resemblance at the beginning of the two songs. Not sure if you were referring to who might have been influenced by the other's song, but, I'm thinking it may be the other way around. According to the liner notes, Eric's, "Runaway" was written by 1976, and released on the 1977 "Boats Against The Current" album. Without seeing the credits on the Pablo Cruise album, according to Wikipedia, writing credits to the song, "Runnin" are given to band members, David Jenkins and Cory Lenos, but doesn't state when the song was written. We do know the album, "World's Away", was released in 1978...After Eric's "Boats Against The Current" album.. They say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', and it appears in this case, if we compare the names of the two songs, in addition to the sound of the music at the beginning on both of the songs...This might very well be true!
  8. Waking Up Singing

    Welcome, Cheryl! I'm from Kentucky. It's great to hear your wonderful "Eric story"...And, to have a fellow Southern girl who has rediscovered her love and appreciation for Eri's great music! Elle
  9. ...And Today's Houston Press...

    Fantastic article, Eric! Bernie's already posted it, including some replies, in the, "That's Rock 'N' Roll" forum...
  10. ...And Today's Houston Press...

    Now THAT'S a well-written review! While I'm grateful of all of the attention from the media outlets currently being given to Eric, I have to give kudos to Bob Ruggiero, for giving us a concise, yet comprehensive article, providing readers with an engaging retrospective of Eric's career to date. As a fan, I find refreshing affirmation in a reviewer who has the ability to provide valid, "essential" , information...All, in a condensed "snapshot", of the artist(s) or group, in review. And, while I recognize the difference in an interview-based article review, versus a completely subjective musical review, this Houston Press interview has accomplished the goals of a great article, IMO...Giving the reader a glimpse into the "magic" that makes up the real, Eric Carmen. Speaking of "snapshots", the photos in the article (minus the "Tonight You're Mine" album cover )...Like this one of Eric, in 1976 , don't hurt to garner the attention of current and prospective female fans of all ages!
  11. Hello from London, Ontario Canada

    Welcome, Teresa! You're so right! First, Eric's sublime music gets into your head...Then, it gets into your heart !
  12. SO true, James! Many thanks to Dave ( LobsterLvr), for starting the thread, "Renaming the Raspberries", and to Duane, for "spurring" Eric's memory enough to entice him to start this thread, and share these amazingly detailed recounts of his career! I've told Eric many times he needs to write a book...With his effortless and enthralling writing abilities, Eric could easily add "Best Selling Author", to his list of impressive achievements!
  13. Got Milk? ads

    I'll have to admit, I'll miss those milk moustaches...It was a truly genius campaign! Here's the new, "Milk Life" commercial...Bravo, Bernie!
  14. Kirk, May I be so bold and edit that comment to, "HOT DAMN!!" ? Can't wait!
  15. David Foster...digs Blackhawk Pat!..

    WOOP! WOOP! We all know David Foster is a genius songwriter and producer...But who knew he had such good taste? Yay,Pat...It's a great song!