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LobsterLvr

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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!

    Dave

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  4. 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!

  5. 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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  6. 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!!

    Dave

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  7. 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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  8. Nah....that's not even close to a Raspberries song.

    I see that you asked for a "rocker", so yes, conceptually, it nailed it.  But I can't imagine any of them writing "unleash my rage", "raising hell, etc.  It's more of a cliche 'anthem rock' lyric.  So in this case the win goes to: 'Bryson/Carmen/Smalley'.  Not ChatGPT.

    Dave

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  9. 15 hours ago, Lew Bundles said:

    Wow!!!  Worth a penny or two to the boys…

    Do they actually make any coin off it?  The whole musician 'rights' thing is murky.  Eric sold his rights to the songs (as a songwriter)...but do he and the boys still make anything from playing the insturments and singing on GATW or any of their other songs if they appear in TV, movies, etc?  

  10. On 4/10/2023 at 3:20 PM, Rhonda B said:

    Thanks for sharing that LobsterLvr.  First time knowing that you were a radio DJ. I'm sure you would have plenty of stories to share with us. Loved that this one related to Eric Carmen.

    Rhonda B, my radio career was short-lived. For the most part I worked as a salesman (selling radio time for local stations). I totally sucked at that!  But I was pretty good at writing catchy radio commercials, which is how I transitioned to being an advertising copywriter.  If you've seen MadMen, you've seen how copywriters and art directors (like Bernie) work together to come up with crazy, motivating advertising ideas. That's what I've been doing for over 40 years now.  Even though Bernie and I both worked in NYC at some pretty cool ad shops, he and I never worked together, but something tells me we would've been a great team...and a Raspberries/Carmen song would have definitely been featured in one of our spots. 

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  11. Rhonda B, my radio career was short-lived. For the most part I worked as a salesman (selling radio time for local stations). I totally sucked at that!  But I was pretty good at writing catchy radio commercials, which is how I transitioned to being an advertising copywriter.  If you've seen MadMen, you've seen how copywriters and art directors (like Bernie) work together to come up with crazy, motivating advertising ideas. That's what I've been doing for over 40 years now.  Even though Bernie and I both worked in NYC at some pretty cool ad shops, he and I never worked together, but something tells me we would've been a great team...and a Raspberries/Carmen song would have definitely been featured in one of our spots. 

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