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  1. In '87, seven years before he allegedly (!) became a murderer, OJ starred in a commercial I wrote for Nabisco. That's me on the left, many hairs ago.  At the time, OJ was extremely funny and incredibly nice. And I'll leave it at that.   (I'm on the left.)meandOJ.jpg.8da4f677cfc093410547d3fd913c3689.jpg

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  2. I didn't feel it up here in SW CT (I was in the car at that moment)....but my daughter felt it BIG TIME! She lives in High Bridge, NJ. 4 miles from the reported epicenter.  Oh, she was in the shower when it hit! She ran outside wrapped in an afghan.  All safe. 

  3. How do I listen to music?

    At home via our 4 Sonos speakers placed perfectly to ensure uninterrupted listening from the living room fireplace, thru the dining room, down the hall, to the wine cabinet in the kitchen (usually Pandora...and usually on some Yacht Rock/Oldies station)

    In the car via Sirius XM (any music station: usually 70's on 7 and Underground Garage) and WFUV (NY's adult alternative station).

    During my 1 hour train ride to/from my office in NYC via my iTunes.  No matter how often they repeat...they're still MY favorite songs.

    In the yard or garage doing DIY (usually on the weekend): thru my Bose Color SoundLink speaker...99% of the time tuned to https://rewoundradio.com

    As John Miles would say....music was my first love....and it will be my last. Music of the future...and music of the past.



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  4. Of all the feelings I've had since hearing the news last night, my greatest is gratitude.

    Thank you Eric. Thank you Bernie. Thank you all.  Your presence in my life has been...and will always be...one of my truest blessings.


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  5. No copy??

    Are you sure that wasn't YOU who was suggesting that, Bernie?  

    Inside joke: for those who don't know, Bernie and I are both advertising 'creatives'. Art directors (which Bernie is) hate having to put copy into their visual masterpieces. Copywriters (which I am) know damn-well that the client is never going to let that happen!  Visuals capture attention. Words close the sale.

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  6. Given that this thread is 11 years old, and I'm now much older and wiser (or as Wally says, wider), you might think I'd feel differently about the band's name.  Nope.  I still feel it held them back.  But the fact that we're still here, today, all of us die-hard fans, discussing how much their music impacted our lives, it doesn't really matter any more what the band was called. They were OUR band...and will live forever in our hearts for what they gave us, not what they called themselves.

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  7. Nice to see the small town of Cranbury, NJ getting mentioned. Darlene and I both made the trip. (It was just a coincidence that we were from the same zip code).  A few weeks later I went to see her playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 (aka, ABM) as part of NJ's Capital Philharmonic Orchestra's New Years Eve performance.  Two great shows to close out the year!


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  8. None of us like to see any song by any artist being sync'ed to a recording. Eric does a nice job here matching the track. But as soon as I saw the back-up singer holding the saxophone, I thought 'oh this isn't gonna be good'.  I wasn't wrong.  Fun to see this video, none-the-less!

  9. When I hear John and the boys playing as one for one last time, I think of the line from Dawes' song:

    I hope the world sees the same person that you've always been to me
    And may all your favorite bands stay together.   

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  10. I'm not from Ohio, I can't act, never wanted to be a vet, and I look kinda silly in lingerie (no matter how well it's designed).  Which is what makes this site so great!  It brings together a bunch of folks who never thought they'd have a love of this band and this artist in common with anyone else!  

    I'm Dave, a lobster-loving New Englander, who wanted to be a Top 40 disc jockey (but couldn't get rid enough of his Boston accent to be successful), who ended up writing commercials for a living (and hasn't retired yet, either!)

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  11. Orleans played for free on the Quad at Syracuse University's Homecoming weekend of my senior year ('76).  I still have the beer mug from that weekend....and a lot fewer brain cells!!


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  12. On 9/29/2023 at 11:28 AM, Craig Benfer said:

    I always thought it would be cool to have a thread dedicated to showing a roster of EC.com members and their date of becoming a member. (only members over x amount of posts of course)  I wish I could remember when I discovered this site. I know I was one excited boy. And to think of ALL the things that have transpired since then. Wow!

    Perhaps you discovered the site earlier, but according to your profile, you became a member 2/16/02.  Eight days before me.  Remembering when I discovered the Raspberries AOL chat room....now THAT would really go back into the internet time machine!!    Dave


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