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I´m very glad to be accepted in this community, thanke you. I´ve been reading this page, and it is quite amazing how long time you have been with Eric Carmen´s music - I´ll try to catch up to you. I found EC music about few month ago, and  accidentally from youtube (listened estonian version from the song "All By Myself" - the context is changed, unfortunatelly, but under that video was noticed Eric Carmen :) ). I loved all the songs I could find from there. Then found this site, and here Im. Sorry, my english is not good, but I use language as good I can as a tool to communicate. For that short time I started to spend more time with EC music. Specially I like album Boats Against the Current. When I listen hes songs it´s like reading a good book or listening an interesting story. Every time I listen those songs, it´s a new experience, the new nuances - for example, it s very exciting to wait those smooth bass notes in the song  Marathon Man or She Did It; EC is singing with such emotion, that makes me feel inside in those songs ( the same Marathon Man with that sharp "HAH..."). From one moment I started to Look for live concert-recordings. Interesting to listen hes talk to audience in the middle, how hes voice sound in 1976 :) , in the year, when I was born.

I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips, makes me dance even when I drive to my car :) I can´t help it. It´s sooo good feeling coming with this song. Of course I like also ECs appearance :). I think, if I ´d born earlyer and if I would been an American girl, from Cleveland for example :), I´d jumped infront the stage and asked for an autograph in year 1976, and so on. I like his hair- really cool hair, and big brown eyes, handsome boy ( musike, nunnuke )  

So I´m excited to be here, and try to learn more about his music. I know for sure, that I have found my music for life. That makes me happy already :)

By the way, we have such a snow outside, uuh! - have to wake up earlier to find my car :) under the snow.

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Welcome, Katariina. We all came here because Eric's music speaks to us. Really glad to hear you love it, too!

Bernie

PS: Snow? Just had almost three feet dumped on us here in New Jersey on Saturday! :o

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Thanke you for the warm welcome. It is my first time to be someones real FAN :) , and this is exciting.

My first degree was in music (orchestra conducting, music science), then came culture theory and semiotics and MSc in educational science, the children were born and so on. I played the saxophone, flute and piano (haven´t done it since.....). Today my work is related to education organizing (language immersion).  I miss music very much, so I try to compensate it with beeing a fan, and enjoy others creative work. Must have a little musical input every day.

* This year (oct. 2015->today) we waited for snow so long. Finally it came, and today it seems already melting :( . Normal winter must be with  at least -15°C, and for two month , then children can properly play outside and enjoy winter. 

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Hi Katariina and welcome!  Thanks for your comments in my photo gallery.   Yes, he's handsome...?

One of my closest friends is the Ambassador to Estonia and his home is here in New Orleans.  I've heard a lot about his wonderful travels to Estonia and seen gorgeous photos of your home town.  

Burrrr, cold!

Mary Ellen

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I can ´t imagine my home without propper winter and snow. I had work-trip to Minnesota University last year, and probably this year again. Great people, excellent specialist, good advice, good ecperience in schools. First time in my life I visited NBA game then in TargetCenter (Minnesota Timberwolves and..) :) . 

I´ve been once in reception in USA Ambassadors residence (last spring), it was connected to my work (dual language immersion), and partners from Minnesota UN. His residence is in very beautiful place near the sea in Tallinn. He has a sweet dog :) and beautiful garden ( delicious snacks and good wine ;)).

Before I left the office today, I started to read the Marathon Man, the introduction of the book. On the first page EC describe how the music became the key to girls :) , I can´t understand girls - so cute boy, even if he wasn ´t excellent in sports, he was already good in music. I wouldn´t hesitate for a second.

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ter2   

Katariina - I love your posts! You seem to be a very talented and interesting person - and I definitely understand how family can take you from your career! I'm glad you keep some music in your life and I'm glad you found Eric Carmen and this website! Great choices, I might add!

I am from MN and have also seen the Timberwolves play! (although I've only been to one live basketball game at the Target Center!) The "boss" of the company I worked for during college years, is now the owner of the Timberwolves! (Mr. Glen Taylor).  He is my only connection to the billionaire scene!

Maybe this year if you come back, you can check out the Twins or Vikings! ;)

University of MN is a great school.

Welcome!

Terri

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On 1/25/2016 at 11:34 AM, Katariina said:

...Before I left the office today, I started to read the Marathon Man, the introduction of the book. On the first page EC describe how the music became the key to girls :) , I can´t understand girls - so cute boy, even if he wasn ´t excellent in sports, he was already good in music. I wouldn´t hesitate for a second...

Katariina, I wouldn't hesitate either...?

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James   

Funny, I lived in Chicago for many years.  I met a lot of Lithuanians there, and a few Latvians, but never anyone from Estonia.  I´ve always heard positive things about Estonia.

Anyway, you guys please carry-on with your "no hesitatings"..

Chicks.......  :(

;)

 

 

 

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On 1/25/2016 at 6:45 PM, Mary Ellen said:

... Katariina, I wouldn't hesitate either...?

 So, then we would have to compete or cooperate and set up a schedule (even or odd dates) :D

What a noughty thoughts -  Now, I have to be a little ashamed...

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On 1/25/2016 at 9:04 PM, James said:

Funny, I lived in Chicago for many years.  I met a lot of Lithuanians there, and a few Latvians, but never anyone from Estonia.  I´ve always heard positive things about Estonia.

Anyway, you guys please carry-on with your "no hesitatings"..

Chicks.......  :(

During the second world war many Estonians left, it was terrible situation/ people were in fear of death/ many, many of the families ( the population in E has always been about 1,4 or 1,5 mil people) were deported without any belongings, with newborn children and old people to Siberia and so on (as everywhere at that time I suppose). That was the reason, why there are large communities of Estonians in America, in Europe, in Australia... We dont like very much to be compared with Lithuanians or Latvians, the cultural specificity and a slightly different world view (I would say ;))

James, very kind of you to let us "chicks" to dream in subject "What if...." ;) In fact we are very, very decent, honestly (those little nogty thoughts are like raisins in the cupcake :) )

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James   

I understand Katariina,  when I listen to Julietta Venegas´ albums, and browse through the photos, I tend to see a LOT of raisins in my cupcakes...:(

:-)

And nice post, we´d love to hear more about your part of the world in the days that come.

James

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Good morning James! It is a mornging time far away in America :), isn´t it? I´m starting to think about going home from office - rainy evening here :( , must fit some music to keep the mood positive.

 

 

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James   

Katariina,

I am from the U.S. but live in the nation of Panamá,...though we are in the same time zone as the gringos (Americans)...so yep, we are starting our day now.

A good morning (afternoon) back to you!...and enjoy your evening,

James

 

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On 1/26/2016 at 2:20 AM, Katariina said:

 So, then we would have to compete or cooperate and set up a schedule (even or odd dates) :D

What a noughty thoughts -  Now, I have to be a little ashamed...

Happy to meet you dear...don't be ashamed...happy to share the love.  ?

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My favorite music from Estonian singers, musicians (female voice ->Marju Kuut - she left to United States in 80s (worked in  Warner Bros), but now she´s back)

Male voice -> Uno Loop - he still is singig with the same voice as we can hear from that record - amazing :) . Jazz was the main pop music in soviet time, everybody loved it, and bossanova-covers were abolutely popular at 70s, restaurant-music :) 

My second favourite from my childhood is jazz/funk connected with nationalmusic - folktunes, becouse I could sing them along :) . Later I choosed to study jazz instruments. It´s funny, I can´t even imagine, how this music feels for someone not estonian :) . I still love it. 

Great musician Tõnu Naissoo and his work:

In Youtube, there is shared also a link to a doctoral thesis about Estonian jazz, if some of you are interested:  doctoral thesis defended at Helsinki University in 2015 - "Jazz in Soviet Estonia from 1944 to 1953: meanings, spaces and paradoxes."

*My recommendation, have a glass of vine, good headphones, and enjoy :) !

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birdy   

Hi Katriina. I'm not a musician but I love music and musicians;  love to hear about other parts of this small world we inhabit. So happy you found us.

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It is always exciting to learn something new, and then to follow it through to where ever it takes you.  I learned a lot from the moment I joined this site almost 2 years ago now, and I found Mr. Carmen in a similar way to you.  I saw a youtube video from the 70s of a show the Raspberries were on ---

watching Mr. Carmen performing here reminded me of a young Paul McCartney as far as his movements and facial gestures are shown... from this video I looked up everything I could find, and I remembered hearing their songs, and learned Eric Carmen went on to be a solo performer, and that I had heard his songs when I was young also --- I just didn't have many details.  I just remembered I had heard the Raspberries (but not really knowing who they were at that time) and had heard Eric Carmen on his own (and didn't really know he was first in with the Raspberries).  I was a teenager in the 70s, so I had a lot of catching up to do.  This site is a great source of information, not just for Eric Carmen and Raspberries music, but other notable stuff as well.  I hope you come to deeply enjoy all the interaction with the members here, it will expand your mind, and enhance your appreciation of music.  WELCOME!!!

AnneNR  :)

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