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LobsterLvr

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  1. 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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  2. 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?  

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. This particular version of ABM was the highlight of my weekends back in 1978.  Back then I was the Saturday and Sunday, midnight to 6am announcer at Syracuse's beautiful music station. The station was completely automated. My job was to change the reel-to-reel tapes and to say stuff like "On FM 93, WNTQ, we just heard Ray Conniff and the Orchestra with "Somewhere My Love".  It was boring as sh*t, until, one day, a new tape came in with ABM on it!  That night (and every time ABM showed up in rotation) I proudly worked Eric's name into my follow-ups.  Something like; "On FM 93, WNTQ, we just heard singer, songwriter Eric Carmen's All By Myself beautifully performed by James Last and His Orchestra....it's 14 below zero here in Syracuse...yadda, yadda, yadda..."

     

    Dave

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  6. Great topic! First let me say, I love them both, but when asked to choose, I'm going with ICR.  For me, it comes down to the lyrics.  I've always loved ICR's lines "...the love long locked inside of me has finally been set free." and "I need you to be the other half of me."  On the other hand most of the lyrics in Run Away try too hard to be thoughtful and deep, and then are totally un-done by what I think are Eric's worst cringe-worthy words ever " Got to run away, till I prove that I'm a man....to be the best I know I can."   So in the battle of the opus's, my vote goes to ICR!

    Dave

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  7. A different approach....

    Days and Nights Set

    Desperate Fools/Sunrise Medley (love that idea!)

    Someday

    Tonight

     

    Me, Myself and I Set

    I Wanna Be With You

    Fooling Myself

    All By Myself

     

    The She Set

    My Girl

    She Did It

    Cindy In The Wind

    Hey Deannie

     

    Body Parts Set

    Change of Heart

    I Wanna Hear it From Your Lips

    Hungry Eyes

    Hands On You

    If You Change Your Mind (segways into next song)

     

    The “I Can’t Take It Anymore” Set

    Runaway

    I Don’t Know What I Want

    It Hurts Too Much

     

    The Love & Sexy Set

    All For Love

    Let’s Pretend

    Go All The Way

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  8. I'm a big fan of REWOUND RADIO.  Knowing our love of powerpop and top 40 music of the 60's and 70's I think you will, too..   This week the station is counting down EVERY song voted for to compile their annual Top 77 songs of all time survey.  Yes....over the next week they will play EVERY song voted for.   Right now (3:15 Eastern on 12/26), they are counting down the Top 77.  They just played GATW.  It came in at #38....about the same spot as last year.  Between now and Jan 2 they'll be playing the widest variety of oldies...some you haven't heard in years.  It's a blast to listen to...and it's commercial free!   IWBWY, Let's Pretend will definitely get played (cuz I voted for 'em!!), along your favorite forgotten oldies as well.   Tune in and enjoy!   Happy holidays!  Dave.   

    http://rewoundradio.com/

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  9. 2 hours ago, Kirk said:

    Wow! 32 million copies sold!!

    It's too bad Eric didn't write it.  So how does that work?  Frankie Previte gets his rightful share....but how are singers like Eric compensated?  

    (BTW...fun fact...Frankie Previte's father sang at my first wedding in 1979.  He was in the choir at my ex's church in Highland Park, NJ. He had a great voice. We hired him to sing "And I Love You So." )

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  10. 25 years ago my kids were in grammar school, I had a different wife, I had brown hair, heck, I had hair (!), and fortunately I had a Dell personal computer.  I can still remember pressing the power button, watching the screen boot-up, and visiting EC.com for the very first time.  I still get the same feelings coming to the site...excitement, hopefulness, wonder, kinship, and appreciation.  Thanks for 25 great ones, Bernie!      Dave

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