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  1. Somewhere between the Chipmunks and They're Coming To Take Me Away...ABM:
  2. Wow! I actually read the whole thing!! You could have mentioned Eric was near the end LOL! Good article.
  3. Great review for Eric, not so much for his band, and Sweet gets luke-warm reception:
  4. Thanks for all the b-day wishes! Every time I log on here it's like getting a present...the more I can contribute the more blessed I am! Appreciate every one of you!!
  5. 70-74 65-69 75-79 60-64 80-84 85-89 everything else the same My best decade would be 72-81
  6. Great article on the band. So-so review of their records:
  7. You should seek out the Piano Van thread- that was funny!
  8. That run of shows between 2004 and 2007 was some kind of time-warp for me. Obviously, you don't have any say about when you were brought into this world. I'd have to agree with Paul Williams, though; "...like an old familiar poem that just won't rhyme, you can get back to the place but not the time...". The 1972 through 1977 Raspberries/Eric period can be encapsulated by just one phrase- 'the 70's'. Either you were there, or you weren't. The reunion shows brought much of the same music to a different time and a different place, often with better sound. Yet, the 'double 00's' brought an entirely different world with it. That the reunion shows could make me feel like I was revisiting my 70's self, if for only a couple hours at a time, is a testimony of how timeless their music is. It may be as close as I'll ever come to stepping into a time machine. The great equalizer was getting to spend time with the band and their families, getting to meet and make new friends, the sound checks and after show parties, and a whole lot more. Don't ask me to pick one era or the other. It's just one (very big) chapter in my life:)
  9. Soundtrack for the photo- Goin' Nowhere Tonight-
  10. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you spend it with the people you love.
  11. Beyond cool! Were you saving this story for your book? How about sharing a few more 'pinch me' moments from your incredible "Got Milk" campaign?
  12. While he can certainly sing solo, I much prefer him as the entire bass section of this hymn:
  13. GATW cover hits most of the right chords:
  14. Just a fan- Eric signing autographs at Hard Rock Cafe in '09- most of us will recognize Mitch Barns next to Eric in this screenshot:
  15. I couldn't find this thread with the search function so I'm going to try copy and pasting it here from my files: Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · Posted June 24, 2006 Now that you're one of the 'regulars' on EC.com, I have a little quiz for you. The quiz consists of four scenarios, with 3 possible answers to each. Give yourself 1 point for 'A', 2 points for 'B' and 3 points for 'C'. Ready? In the morning: A- You turn on the computer after your coffee to check the message board. B- You turn on the computer before your coffee so you can check the message board while drinking your coffee. C- If you're short on time in the morning, you skip the coffee so you can check in on the message board. Daily: A- You check the message board at least once a day. B- You check in so often you're looking over your shoulder to see if your spouse is watching. C- You leave your spouse waiting in bed so you can check in 'just one more time' before turning in for the night. If you miss a day on the message board: A- You wonder what you have been missing while you were away. B- You not only wonder what you've been missing, but wonder if anybody missed you. C- You develop facial tics. If you have to be away: A- You can't wait to get home and check in on the message board. B- You check it while on vacation. C- You search for 'hot spots' if there is no internet available. Scoring: 5 or less- Life is still fairly normal 6 to 8- Friends and family are starting to wonder. 9 or more- You are as addicted to EC.com as I am! So, how'd you do? Kirk. · 1 Bessieboo reacted to this · Edit pauliemississippi · Supporter · · · Member · · 6099 posts · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 Damn you Kirk! I got a 9! · 1 Bessieboo reacted to this · Edit · Options I feel such a sense of well-being... The problems have come to be solved... And what I thought was proper for battle... I see now is proper for love... - Michael Nesmith, "Rio" James · Supporter · · · Member · · 7327 posts · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 A great post Kirk....thanks for the chuckle! · 1 Bessieboo reacted to this · Edit · Options chris hess · Member · · · Member · · 2434 posts · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 kirk,u could be a subject of a "eric strangling" ala tony on this one!!!!lol,chris · Edit · Options chris hess Eric Carmen · Administrator · · · * * * * * · · · 2270 posts · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 I scored a 4. ec · Edit · Options TOMMY TUNES · Member · · · Member · · 3803 posts · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 1)B, 2)B, 3)N/A, 4)N/A Does that give me a 4 or a 6? · Edit · Options TOMMY TUNES is "some Internet psuedo middle-aged macho-sexist delusional god." Ira, 8-19-09 Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · · Posted June 25, 2006 Tommy, that's a four. I could give you a 6, but then you'd owe me one on your 'Tunes' game Kirk. · Edit · Options Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted June 26, 2006 A shameful 8 for me. · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons The Kiwi Connection · Supporter · · · Member · · 2395 posts · LocationNew Plymouth, New Zealand · Report post · · Posted June 26, 2006 Kia ora Kirk,Great thread. Like Tony I scored an 8.Nothing shameful about that Tony. · Edit · Options Happiness is being married to your best friend. blackhawkpat · Member · · · Member · · 2736 posts · LocationChicago, IL · Report post · · Posted June 26, 2006 I scored an 8, which is pretty bad, considering how much time I also spend on the Raspberries Baseball League. · Edit · Options www.facebook.com/blackhawkpat Laura · Member · · · Member · · 1614 posts · Report post · · Posted June 26, 2006 I scored a 5, only because I don't have time to check in the morning, and don't drink coffee. · Edit · Options Laura I'll watch reality TV when you can vote someone off the planet!-Maxine Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted June 27, 2006 I substituted coffee for whatever booze I mix with my orange juice that particular morning · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons darlene · Supporter · · · Member · · 10936 posts · Report post · · Posted June 28, 2006 I scored 8 also! Should I feel guilty about Herman finally going to sleep while I'm navigating the board at 2 AM?! --Darlene · Edit · Options "Dreams are forever and some things you never forget"--Eric Carmen stringer · Member · · · Member · · 316 posts · LocationHanover, Pa · Report post · · Posted July 2, 2006 Ha, only 4. It's definitely one of my daily routines to check the board though. · Edit · Options Eric Carmen/Raspberrie fans are the best!! http://www.linksmusic.net aggiesjc · Member · · · Member · · 2893 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 I got a 5. · Edit · Options Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Yes, but you got a 10 on horsefreak.com addiction survey. · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons aggiesjc · Member · · · Member · · 2893 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Tony, when you and Popdude start the band "Horse Freak Mother," can I be in it? Can't do much more than Tracy Partridge, but I really need to be part of it! · Edit · Options popdude · Member · · · Member · · 1318 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 aggiesjc said: Tony, when you and Popdude start the band "Horse Freak Mother," can I be in it? Can't do much more than Tracy Partridge, but I really need to be part of it! Jennifer, there's a tambourine waiting with your name on it! · Edit · Options "I wonder, do you understand this strange thing you give Well baby, is it your style the mystery in your smile Or just how cool you walk in a world gone wild?" John B. Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 She can alternate that with the triangle on our death-metal covers... · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons popdude · Member · · · Member · · 1318 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Tony Cartmill said: She can alternate that with the triangle on our death-metal covers... The triangle is a must when performing the Anthrax catalog, I must say.... Tony, start working up that version of "A Horse With No Name," will ya? Some other covers we'll be horsing around with: "Philly-delphia Freedom" (Elton John) "A Quarter (Horse) to Three" (Gary U.S. Bonds) "Pony Boy" - Bruce Springsteen Maybe we can tour with the Ad Horse Band... · Edit · Options "I wonder, do you understand this strange thing you give Well baby, is it your style the mystery in your smile Or just how cool you walk in a world gone wild?" John B. Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 "And it's Run For The Roses as LOUD as we can..." · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons aggiesjc · Member · · · Member · · 2893 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 It's not exactly death-metal, but there's always "Wildfire," too. · Edit · Options Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 With our arrangement (Scream all lyrics, speed up everything), we can give Michael Martin Murphy a heart attack and Wildfire will actually hear us in that damn blizzard! Butcher a song, save a dumb horse... <img border="0" alt="[Rant]" title="" src="graemlins/rant.gif" /> · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 If you guys need a roadie (road-apple clean up), I'm available. One time my wife was running an equestrian center, and some guy asked what I did. I told him I was a pilot. I pile it here, I pile it there... Kirk. · Edit · Options popdude · Member · · · Member · · 1318 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Tony Cartmill said: With our arrangement (Scream all lyrics, speed up everything) Sounds like a job for The Popdudes! · Edit · Options "I wonder, do you understand this strange thing you give Well baby, is it your style the mystery in your smile Or just how cool you walk in a world gone wild?" John B. Brioohs · Member · · · Member · · 211 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 I'll get my "keytar." · Edit · Options Tony Cartmill · Supporter · · · Member · · 10336 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 More of a chick "screamer"? In that case, just about any woman would do well in the audition. John, Maybe we can have a "wall of screamers" for the big numbers! Kind of like those Robert Palmer videos, but they are also back-up screamers! · Edit · Options "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." - Edward Gibbons marlene · Supporter · · · Member · · 2829 posts · LocationA Colorado transplant lost in Maryland · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Kirk said: I told him I was a pilot. I pile it here, I pile it there... Kirk, you're too funny ! · 1 Bessieboo reacted to this · Edit · Options "Sunrise, come wrap me in the warmth of your crimson sky..." Eric Carmen James · Supporter · · · Member · · 7327 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 Tony Cartmill said: More of a chick "screamer"? In that case, just about any woman would do well in the audition. Tony Cartmill .....the Socrates of 2006 America.. · Edit · Options Muzza · Member · · · Member · · 3341 posts · Report post · · Posted July 3, 2006 I cant resist this one. Tony.. remind me again how this happens. A thread about"Eric- how bad have you got it?" moves to horses then to bands and then screaming chicks. Man you guys are amazing Muzza · Edit · Options "To finish first, you must first get started" - anonymous Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 8 Ate...What a loser...Nice topic, Kirk... · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 8 Ate...What a loser...Nice topic, Kirk... · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 8 Ate...What a loser...Nice topic, Kirk... · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 8 Trifecta... · 2 You and James reacted to this × · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Vinnie B Trask · Member · · · Member · · 429 posts · LocationWeston Florida and Old Bridge NJ · Report post · · Posted February 9 Nice gap between posts Lew · Edit · Options Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 9 It’s a trifecta...A very famous and integral part of EC.com’s halcyon days... · 2 You and James reacted to this × · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Vinnie B Trask · Member · · · Member · · 429 posts · LocationWeston Florida and Old Bridge NJ · Report post · · Posted February 9 I actually date back to 1998 on Eric's site. .Slipping away a year later then re registering a few months ago · Edit · Options Matthew C. Clark · Member · · · Member · · 5074 posts · Report post · · Posted February 10 I think that Carmen's head has been fried up because he cannot think of writing a brand new song anymore!!! · Edit · Options Vinnie B Trask · Member · · · Member · · 429 posts · LocationWeston Florida and Old Bridge NJ · Report post · · Posted February 11 you want to be compensated for a well written new song but the only real way to make money s do go on the road which he may not want to do · Edit · Options Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted February 11 I think he has nothing left, creatively, as well...I don’t think songwriting is something you can just “shut” off...Ask the Dream Police... · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" James · Supporter · · · Member · · 7327 posts · Report post · · Posted February 11 It´s just me, but if I was a musician, I´d want to create music, practice my art......regardless of the economics. In the end it´s about creating cool stuff, and sharing it with as many as possible, and hopefully making some (or a bunch of) money. Even without the $s, I´d think there´s probably not too many thrills greater than writing a song, and then constructing it into a great recorded song, sharing it, and leaving it for posterity. Having said that I do have musician friends, who have written great songs, but who also stay away from it when it´s just not in their gut to do it. I completely understand that.. James · Edit · Options Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · · Posted February 11 Brand New Year popped out pretty easily... · Edit · Options Matthew C. Clark · Member · · · Member · · 5074 posts · Report post · · Posted February 12 I think that the alternative modern rock & the grunge rock took over in early 1992 & probably ruined rock & roll!!! · 1 Lew Bundles reacted to this · Edit · Options Matthew C. Clark · Member · · · Member · · 5074 posts · Report post · · Posted February 13 I think that Eric's brain has been fried up since alternative & grudge rock took over the 90's decade!!! · 1 Lew Bundles reacted to this · Edit · Options susie b · Member · · · Supporter · · 2919 posts · LocationEast Coast · Report post · · Posted April 17 On 6/25/2006 at 8:26 PM, Eric Carmen said: I scored a 4. ec · Edit · Options Worthwhile accomplishments begin with the decision to try. Love is all that matters... Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · · Posted April 17 Susie- did you take the test? · 1 susie b reacted to this · Edit · Options Raspbernie · Webmaster · · · Administrator · · · 7452 posts · LocationSayreville, NJ · Report post · · Posted April 18 Ahhhh, the good ol' days of scoring a 9! Sadly, I'm a 4 now, too. Bernie · Edit · Options "Interests make you interesting." —Bernie Lew Bundles · Supporter · · · Member · · 3059 posts · LocationMorris Cove · Report post · · Posted April 18 Get it back, Bernie... · Edit · Options "I'm In The Mood For Lew" Kirk · Supporter · · · Moderator · · · 6314 posts · LocationCamarillo, Ca. · Report post · · Posted April 18 I re-took this myself...got an 8.
  16. Pat, I don't think you are in the minority, here. I listen to Eric/'berries every day unless I'm in a coma. It's not that I have to listen to them, but I'm always on Youtube or some other lead looking for anything new that might be interesting to the members here. It's inherent in my searches that I will listen to their music some every day. I take joy in being able to find something that nobody has posted before:) It might be time to re-visit my "Eric, how bad have you got it" thread...
  17. Raspberries management agency?
  18. Just finished watching it. A great send off for Elton. Varied set, not just hits. Even one song I wasn't familiar with (other than the recent collaborations with a couple of current artists). Something about a criminal (?). Elton said they hadn't played it in concert for decades. Kiki Dee was a good sport coming over to do Don't Go Breaking My Heart. She looked great but her voice was shot. Seeing Kiki Dee on stage again reminded me of the Elton John concert in October of '74 where she opened for Elton. I had to park on the street, and it was a 2-hour time limit, so after Kiki's set, I ran out to where the car was parked, rolled it about 2 feet (they used to mark the tires with chalk) then ran back in before Elton started playing. But I digress. The 50,000 plus adoring fans gave everything Elton needed to put on a really good show. At 75 he can't reach the high notes anymore, but his piano playing is stellar. It ran about 2:45; A nitpick- I would have preferred more songs instead of several 5-minute jams, although the jam on Rocket Man was hauntingly beautiful. A once in a life-time talent. Glad I got to see this one (on Disney +)!
  19. Holy cow! Maybe we should go in on a lottery ticket!
  20. Did Bernie design the cover for Winter Dreams? That's where the photo came from.
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