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  1. Spirit may have been over looked at the Academy Awards and the Junos but not at the Oscars. The soundtrack is up for an award there. "Here I Am"(the single released off of the soundtrack) had good success her in the States as well as Canada, Bryan has recently recorded "Here I Am" and "Brothers Under the Sun" in French as well and has performed them in French on his recent tour in Quebec.
  2. I am hoping that Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer are up for a Juno for the work they put in on the soundtrack for Spitit Stallion of the Cimmaron. What an excellent and underrated production this is.
  3. I hear you Tony, I hear you!
  4. Yeah, Tony, you will like the Rubinoos....a real neat band --- I'm still waiting for them to put "Back To The Drawing Board" (I think it was done around 1980) out on CD. Great music, worth the investment.
  5. All for Love gets my vote!
  6. And if Jim or Michael are not available to drum, give Carmine Appice (Tonight You're Mine drummer) a call!!!
  7. "Reason to Try" and "My Heart Stops" -- two bad efforts after top forty success in the late 80's.
  8. Hey Kristina, Happy anniversary --- I also was in New England (CT)for the "Blizzard of 78" --- the state was shut down and there was no school for three days -- now if I knew you and knew you liked Eric's music, i would have called!
  9. I read where Phil says "he has had a tough time" and is "bi-polar" -- the latest excuse to defend one when doing something off the wall. This guy deserves everything he gets.
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    First Concert

    My first concert -- Boston at New Haven (CT) Coliseium May 8, 1977 -- Warmed up by Sammy Hagar who three songs in was being booed off the stage -he was having a tough night with sound and if I remember correctly he was pretty wasted-- Hagar approached the mic and said "F-off New Haven" and left. Boston came out and played for forty minutes, all 8 songs from the first album and that was it! Brad Delp apologized to the crowd for the early departure explaining these were the only eight songs they had at the time!
  11. First 45 -- Smoke on the Water -- Deep Purple (72-73??) First Album -- Elton John's Greatest Hits (1973?) First concert -- Boston, 1976
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    Disco Ball

    Hey Matt, you could probably pinch hit for Casey Kasem on the AT Top 40.
  13. Craig, without a doubt, Tonight You're Mine is the finest album Eric has done to date. Too bad the record label didn't support the effort. I remember when the album came out here in 1980 -- I still ask how It Hurts Too Much got next to no airplay??? Someone dropped the ball.
  14. Aimee Mann is a great choice! That is one I didn't think of....I like it.
  15. Marvin: If the Expos were able to hold on to all the players they grew through their farm system, man, what a team they would have. Probably a few championships to their credit. Sad to see they are playing 20 in Puerto Rico this year....bring back Jarry Park!
  16. I always though Sarah McLauglin would be a good duet partner for Eric. I always liked Eric/Mandrell version of "As Long as We Got Each Other".....I think that was done in the 1988-89 time frame when Make Me Lose Control was hot ---too bad they couldn't have put that out as a single back then.
  17. Julia -- I think when George Michael did Somebody to Love, it was with Queen, not EJ. I know Michael did Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me with EJ.
  18. I'm a Queen fan myself --- interesting, last Friday I heard on "IMUS in the Morning" that George Michael is joining Brian May and Roger Taylor (no mention of John Deacon) as they reform Queen and will be touring in 2003. No mention either of any new material --- In my opinion, George Michael is one of the few that can sound like Freddy Mercury -- if you have heard the live version of "Somebody to Love" you will see what I mean. Really hope if this is true that John Deacon plays also.
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    Bernie coming through in the clutch. Looking forward to this book!
  20. Kirk, couldn't agree more -- after Make Me Lose Control if Eric had scored a record deal and had another hit single, this would have been the shot in the arm that was needed. I belive Reason to Try was put out after MMLC and that didn't work out well at all.
  21. How this song gets on an Eric "Best of" CD is beyond me. Weak at best.
  22. Hey Julia -- If Tonight You're Mine shocked the hell out of you, what did you think about All Through The Night or better yet Hands On You?
  23. Let's hope the construction is finished soon and that recording studio gets alot of action. We need some new music!
  24. Hey Matt, i'm a die hard Packer fan since the 70's...tell Desmond there is only one place to play..nice field in Detroit, that's about it. Matt Millen? How does he keep his job? Good Luck the rest of the way.
  25. Sounds great but we don't need that "Manilow style crooner" business! That's not EC.
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