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    Panamá City, Panamá
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    Microfinance Entrepreneur
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against The Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Boats Against The Current

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  1. Original RAM review in Rolling Stone

    Paul is in the discussion re best song writer of the century, John is not. That's.the point. PS I may go with Richard Rodgers, cuz it's in the end, about the melody...or else we'd be posting on CarlSandberg.com. : ) James
  2. Stephen Bishop "Thank You"

    This was probably my favorite song from the early 80s:
  3. Original RAM review in Rolling Stone

    I´m not a huge Beatles fan, and I´m not familiar with much of their album cuts, so I´m speaking with some ignorance here, but I´ll take this stab anyway: Without Paul McCartney there is no Beatles. Without John Lennon, the Beatles still thrive. ( I speak of music talent only, not band evolution or leadership skills etc.) James
  4. Original RAM review in Rolling Stone

    Even if you allow for the RAM review, look how this guy writes about Paul´s contributions to the Beatles., his list of "rockers" and what he doesn´t list as rockers , the nose looking down at quality stuff etc. Music reviewers have a lot of asshole in them, not cuz I disagree with their reviews, just cuz they do. p.s. They haven´t changed, their bad reviews keep coming, ie: see their review of President Trump in 2020. : )

    This is the balls version of this song. TRNR is in the middle of the pack of Eric penned songs for my taste (which means it´s a very very good song)...but this live version from the Midnight Special is in my top 5. P.S. no lip from you Kirk!! ; )
  6. My Eric Carmen Medley

    Bravo man!!!....a very enjoyable 10 minutes listening to that medley. You bring great fire power to the piano...love your piano sound. And it was really cool seeing you really feel it, especially during "Boats.......". Thanks for sharing it here. James
  7. Well, I read many of the responses. Those responses, paradoxically, are evidence of why it was important that Eric stand up and take a stand. Very proud of him. More of us need to do the same. James
  8. Prayers for Wally

    I started to get arthritis in both thumb joints, about 4 years ago. Was concerned cuz I´m pretty young (physically) and could project it getting very bad through the years. So I started taking a natural product called Cats Claw that many say works for inflammation, including arthritis, ...and the arthritis is much better than it was at the start. Hopefully Wally is aware of this stuff. James
  9. Motown got the pub..

    P.S. Diana Ross and the Supremes can kiss these girls´ ass. : )
  10. Motown got the pub..

    This one is awesome. Intense and driving, different for the soul genre, at least different from what you heard on the radio. I´d have produced it a little differently, mainly I would have had added at the end a 75 second explosive climax with electric guitars, but still this thing is powerful:
  11. Motown got the pub..

    ....but for my tastes, the Philadelphia sound / camp was superior, much so. Lou Rawls, The Spinners, The Sylistics, The O´Jays and many more. So great, and the dudes Huff and Gamble should go down as as great as any from the rock era. Those guys did it all. Here´s a great one, ""When will I see you again", The Three Degrees. I loved it when it was on the radio in 1974, and I love it now. These chicks can sing and entertain. They got it going on. The song starts at 28:50:
  12. What’s wrong with Wally

    Don´t know anything, haven´t heard anything, but I´ll pray for Wally. James
  13. High Holiday...

    No, like other great artists, these poems flow from somewhere deep inside. No work involved. Just natural talent coming to the surface, kinda like a geyser. God is the creator, I´m just the conduit. : )
  14. Att: Lew, and other...

    ...am listening to "Temple Bar"...not a weak song on the album. Need more listens, but potentially could enter my favorite albums of all time list. Wish he wrote some of the songs himself so I could isolate his writing talent, but in those songs he co-wrote, you can hear some very similar strains in the music among the various songs, which leads me to believe he was probably the stronger force of the writers. Or maybe he wrote the music and the other guys wrote the words? Anyway, fine album, look forward to listening more to it. James