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    Panamá City, Panamá
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    Microfinance Entrepreneur
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    ..Boats Against the Current
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    ..Boats Against the Current

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  1. Sissel + Richard Rodgers..

    Yes, this and "If I loved you" are 2 of my favorites of alltime. P.S. Need to see some video of you rocking on the organ!
  2. Only if you're desperate

    I´m generally sympathetic, and supportive, to those going for it and taking a shot at musicianship, even if they don´t sound great. But this guy is really bad, and should not be polluting the noise-o-sphere with his stuff. In fact maybe someone should notify the EPA?
  3. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    I bought and listened to Pop Art Live for the first time today. It´s incredibly good. The sound is phenomenal. Like one of the reviewers said above, every song (but one for me) sounds better than the original studio versions. The one song that wasn´t so good was one of my favorites: "Makin It Easy". Dave didn´t honor the melody, and it didn´t work, at least for me. Incredible songs, incredible playing, incredible production. Incredible full sound. I would say it is so good it qualifies as the best album I have ever owned. Great job Eric, the Raspberries, over dubs, Tommy Allen (class act here when he posts) and all the others who were involved with making this album. P.S. I´ve budgeted another $100 to buy several more copies to pass out to friends down here. Sowing a few more Raspberry seeds in the fertile Panamanian soil. :--) James
  4. Great version. Highlight is Emmylou Harris´s part singing solo.
  5. I just discovered it , had never heard it. The radio didn´t play this one where I was (Columbus) back in the day. The cool crowd never took these guys seriously, but they had some steller songs, written by some big time song writers. The chicks´ harmonies were also underrated. So strong are they. And ole Tony emits a ton of joy when he sings. I liked a bunch of this groups´ songs, but this has to be the best one for me:
  6. Cranberries singer dies

    She was to the Cranberries what Eric Carmen was to the Raspberries. Like him, she had the melody gene in her, her voice was unique, worked great for rocking songs, and worked great for pretty melodies. Along with the Fendertones´ "Let Him Run Wild" cover, this video is one I´ve probably watched more than any other over the last 3 years. So great. RIP Miss Deloris,
  7. David Cassidy dies

    I loved the guy. A great singer, a really underrated actor. "I´ll meet you halfway" is one of my all time favorite songs. He was also really good and funny as Keith Partridge....., his interplay with Danny, Susan Dey, Mom Partridge, Ruben etc was entertaining as heck. Just an extremely likable guy who will be missed. RIP Señor David Cassidy. James
  8. Say No To Radio Edit

    Good thread Craig. I agree re: "All By Myself". Inspired by you guys, I´m going to go listen to the long version of "Wildfire", Here are some songs where, for me, the album version far outshines the 45: "Slow Ride", Foghat "Come Sail Away", Stix and "With a little Luck", McCartney (to a lesser extent) ...and maybe the greatest edit crime of them all: "Layla". James
  9. Tom Petty dies at 66

    "I need to know", "Here comes my girl" and "Runnin Down a Dream" are as good as it gets. His music was real, organic, straight from the Florida soil. Thanks Sr. Tom for your music, it seems like yesterday when I heard you on the radio for the first time, summer of 1977, when WCOL FM in Columbus introduced me to "I Need to Know". RIP; James
  10. Pop Art Live: Reviews

    That´s what I was thinking too Kirk. Truth trumps being cool every time, at least it should. If an album is wall-to-wall good/great, then just say it Señor Music Critic. Anyway, "I Can Remember" is their best song, IMHO. James
  11. The Infamous Sweet vs. Eric Carmen War!

    Lew was at his best (and that´s saying something)...and Bernie´s post with Obama wearing the Free Lew t-shirt was my favorite post of alltime on ec.com. Great GREAT stuff! James
  12. Pardon The Dust...

    The site´s design and layout is looking very clean, crisp and guapo (handsome). The best version to date, IMHO. James
  13. Happy Birthday Susie b

    Happy Birthday Susie! James
  14. EC Songs: Aventurine & Second Moon

    Yes, what Kirk said, and Naeko you look beautiful ... .....and so does 2nd Moon´s pair of hands Really good singing and playing, keep them coming Naeko and 2nd Moon! James