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    Architecture/ Word & Name Origins/ Fire Arms/ the Second Amendment/ Statute (Color of) Law vs. Constitutional and Common Law/ Traveling in the United States/ Clean Humor and Creative Writing/ Interior Design/ Music---eclectic in my tastes/ Clean Water & Air/ Solar Energy/ NON-Frankensteined Clean Food Supply/ Truthful Information on important subjects/ Photography/ Stage Combat/ The Big Bang Theory TV Show/ HGTV Channel/ Law & Order TV series
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    Eric Carmen The Definitive Collection
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    "Go All The Way" & "Change Of Heart" tied for first place

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  1. Helloooooo... Is Anybody Out There?

    Congrats to you Miss SusieB, I have always loved horses, and it is nice to know there are still people willing to rescue and commit to taking care of horses being neglected by stupid selfish humans or sent off to be knackered for not any really good reason. I really do miss the game section, but I also understand the focus is supposed to be on Mr. Carmen and more related content. The last few times I checked back in here, very little was going on. We must have rounded some corner because times they are a changin'. Life happens. I still try to check in once in a while. Hellooooooo back at ya from across the canyon! AnneNR
  2. Smile

    I could sure use some of whatever you guys are on ! Been a little difficult to keep a smile lately, the ol' winter aches and pains descended on our household sometime after Thanksgiving. Keep smiling, and maybe I could fake one until I can really make one again. AnneNR
  3. David Cassidy dies

    I too, believe he was underrated. His was a better actor than his father, in my opinion. His voice was always a pleasure to listen to when he was 100% himself. My prayers for those close to him and any fans mourning this loss. My condolences to Mr. Carmen - - - knowing he counted David Cassidy as a friend must make this a difficult time for him in his life. AnneNR
  4. Charles Manson dies

    A long -awaited event for a lot of us, it should have happened sooner. No more of a yearly burden on the taxpayers of California, thank the Lord! AnneNR
  5. Tom Petty dies at 66

    Yuck! I didn't know it extended beyond the music industry! I don't know that "morbid" is appropriate enough a descriptive knowing what you just stated, Kirk. AnneNR
  6. Tom Petty dies at 66

    And I believe that makes 3 - - - - Monty Hall from "Let's Make A Deal" died; Hugh Hefner of "Playboy" Magazine fame died; and now Tom Petty has left us. Three celebrities. We seem to being going through a generation of musical artists these last several years that are passing on. If there is any artist still living from the latter 1900s that you have forgotten to pick up a CD that you have always wanted, start your hunt before they pass away next . . . . I had purchased one for Mr. David Bowie just a week and a half before he died, and the same CD I had purchased went up in value by 4 to 5 times the price I paid for it. Morbid fact of life: death increases music sales and the cost to acquire the music immediately after the death of an artist. Rest in peace to Mr. Tom Petty, and condolences to his friends, family and loved ones he left behind. May they find peace as well. AnneNR
  7. Record Sleeve

    That first one looks more like it was photo shopped ........ the center part looks like it has been super-imposed over the sleeve material. There's a faint white outline around that center part making it look like it was added over the top of what the sleeve was made of. The second picture looks real, no odd edges to detect. AnneNR
  8. Hugh Hefner dies

    Gee, I thought the man would go on for much longer. From what little I know, it seems like he lived his life with sexual activities as his focus. I guess he wore himself out. It will be interesting to see what his daughter who helped run the mansion and other business concerns will do now that the father has passed on. Turn it into a museum, maybe? There would be many who would love to visit a "Playboy Mansion Museum", though I would not count myself as one of the many. I doubt we have heard the last of Mr. Hefner, despite the fact that he is gone. His estate and business will probably continue to garner headline space in many a rag mag in the near future. AnneNR
  9. If Phil Spector...

    I can appreciate the instrumentation of this particular arrangement, and the voices are basically clear and don't sound off-key. The enthusiasm of the arrangement and musicianship is undeniable. The feel of this one, though, is quite different from the original, as is the feeling and emotional input of Eric Carmen singing compared to the lead singer in this group---the lead seems a little lacking in expressing emotion in lyric deliverance. I think they have changed the lyrics in a few places as well (?), which I don't believe was needed. Nice find compared to some other covers we've had posted before. However --- I, too, prefer the original. AnneNR
  10. Voice of Rocky the flying squirrel dies

    PM777 --- Because such things were not spoken of in the sixties and seventies by and large, and authorities didn't know what exactly to do with this type of thing ( family member molesting or attempting to molest another underage family member ), I mention it without apology when the information can be relevant to the content I post. Because it got "swept under the rug" so to speak so often back then, and no one in the family ( or the authorities for that matter, nor my church pastor ) wanted to bring it out into the open, it follows me the rest of my life in that I am no longer shamed or coerced into silence on the subject in general. If this was more info than you were expecting, I apologize for the quantity of verbage. I really only expect anyone reading the comment to take a mental note that it happened, and that I was not afraid to state it did, and nothing more really. Except maybe that it may somewhere along the line help someone else who might be afraid to come to terms with a similar life experience to mine. But I thank you for your kind words just the same, it is deeply appreciated despite my superficial expectations. AnneNR
  11. Hear me (Let me) Ou-ooot!

    Wow ! Our own serial drama ! Where ever will it take us next ? --- the dreaded Cliffs of Insanity?? --- the dangerous Fire Swamp?? --- or the torturous Pit of Despair?? Perhaps only the Dread Pirate Roberts can say . . . . hmm? Stay tuned for more adventure!! AnneNR
  12. Hear me (Let me) Ou-ooot!

    Which came first, the Carmen or the Rundgren? Clear case of "sampling" long before that was even coined as a music phrase or expression. On a lighter note, were the same "howlers" used in the two songs? Seriously though, Mr. Bernie, you've got good ear tone to pick up on that!! AnneNR
  13. Michael Johnson "Bluer Than Blue" dies

    Dan Seals of the duet groups "Seals & Crofts" and of "England Dan & John Ford Coley" did the same thing as Michael Johnson. It seems like their voices just lent themselves to venturing into Country & Western music. Whereas Olivia Newton-John and Taylor Swift did the reverse [ at least I think Ms. Swift is considered Pop and not necessarily Country & Western any longer (?) ]. Fascinating --- I remember growing up with youngsters and young adults around me who had definitive prejudices where groups, individuals and music choices were concerned. Come to find out after growing into adulthood and leaving the school rooms behind: these groups, individuals and songwriters alike were not so rigid in their likes and dislikes of different types of genres of music. I wonder if those "rigid" types changed after they grew up, or were just disappointed that the music world was not how they pictured it as naive children? Personally, I don't miss the "high school" people cliques for more than just this reason (music prejudice), as I couldn't wait to get out of the societal straight jacket that I felt my peer group was for the most part during my academic years. I do miss the learning environment, and wish I could've done more without all the surging hormones interference that all of us experienced during puberty. I wish we could have done more music appreciation outside of the classic masters and band class. Heck, a lot of schools don't get much music appreciation in any form any longer. More's the pity. AnneNR
  14. Michael Johnson "Bluer Than Blue" dies

    So sad to hear that, I really loved hearing his voice on the radio. We are losing a generation of songwriters, singers, musicians, and groups that had definite and definitively unique impact in specific decades of the late twentieth century. Gosh, I feel like we are seeing the advent of an endangered species! I think it was Gene Simmons talking to Dan Rather that said something about the music industry has changed so much, that the naming artists with true staying power in the public consciousness has just about ended somewhere in the late eighties or early nineties. He may just be right. AnneNR
  15. Voice of Rocky the flying squirrel dies

    THIRD !!? I haven't finished the first one correctly yet! Whatever you don't learn or get right in your formative years, you are doomed to redo over and over again later in life until you get it right. If you never really had a very good childhood, you might end up trying to recover that part of your growing up when you get to be an adult. Being raised in a household with 4 other troublesome siblings (brothers) with a 2-parent income that couldn't adequately provide a whole lot for us, and conflicting parenting skills (or lack thereof ) certainly made it difficult to get through childhood with your morals and head screwed on straight, and made for a slightly skewed upbringing. A person (me) definitely had some "homework" to do later in life! Then add to that a couple of child-molesting grandpas on both sides of the family tree, and you've really got a messed up environment to try and have a normal, nurturing, balanced upbringing with a loving mother and father raising their kids properly --- and not doing it with insufficient income or expecting government hand-outs as an assumed "right". One of the better things about my childhood was shows on television like "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show", along with other characters like Bugs Bunny, Super Chicken and Fred, The Banana Splits, H.R. PuffNStuff, etc. I may not get past trying to fix my First Childhood..... AnneNR