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Everything posted by LobsterLvr

  1. Just watched it again, too. What's with the porn music that's constantly playing in the background?? Dave
  2. In the GATW video it's fun to watch the number of guitar picks Eric has stuck into his microphone stand. In some scenes there are about ten of 'em, in others, none. (It's kinda like watching Dorothy's hair in the Wizard of Oz; some times it's thhhhhhhiiiiissss long, some times it's thhhis.) Dave
  3. The show definately plays to fans. If you don't know the band's music, everything is out of context. VH1 should play a montage of the band's hits to remind the casual viewer of their music. And yes, while IWBWY is the only song shown, it's frickin' awesome. I got shivers watching and listening to it. Dave
  4. Kind of ironic that a Todd Rundgrun (sp?) video made it into the show. Dave
  5. The show's version of "I Wanna Be With You" is AMAZING!!! Slow, unplugged, heart wrenching....I've got tears rollin' down my cheeks. (and I'm ok with that!) Dave
  6. Eric, did you get my present? What? It didn't get there? I can't believe it! It must have gotten lost in the mail! Jeez, that sucks. You woulda loved it. Nice wrapping job too. What a waste. Darn it!! Oh well, it looks like I'll just have to give you the same thing I gave you last year....one big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Dave
  7. Jen, I'll be in and around San Fran for 5 days of wining and dining and..... ;-) Dave
  8. So close...but so far away. I'm probably gonna be in California that weekend. Darn. Dave
  9. I don't get it!! Half the people in this thread are shouting 'Don't change a thing!!' But the same people are all giddy about speculating that Bruuuuuce might make an appearance. And obviously they're all thinking about a potential jam session!! Well that's exactly what I'm talking about!!! That's what this venue needs...a little something different...a nod to the audience...a taste of NJ!! If a rumor gets out the The Boss is going to be there, the place will be sold out. Even the hint of his presence will amp up the night...for the audience and for the band. Dave (Oh, and thanks, Ted!!)
  10. OK...I'll step off my soapbox now.
  11. I've spent the last 25 years in advertising. Assuming everyone should be marketed to in exactly the same way is wrong and will eventually kill a brand...or in this case, a band. I'm not suggesting Raspberries change what's working. I'm just recommending that they consider ways to better resonate with the kind of audience AC will offer. Maybe they can all dress up like Mr Money Bags from the Monopoly Board Game (which is based on Atlantic City)!! Dave
  12. Frankie Valli???? Whitney Houston??
  13. ----"I think with the proper advertisement they will have no problem selling out in Atlantic City"--- That's the problem Babes. From everything I've heard HOB does a lousy job of promoting. Another problem...AC isn't near anything! The only reason you go there is to gamble. Especially in September. There is no fan base in Atlantic City. None. Zero. It's not like Ohio or NYC where fans are oozing out of the woodwork. Everyone will have to commute in. Hey maybe I'm underestimating the popularity of this band. I hope I am! My biggest concern is keeping the band performing and recording. I just don't want them to assume that every venue can be approached the same way. Dave Dave
  14. I still think they need to approach the show differently. Maybe they need to tell their story, history, etc in a much deeper way. Maybe they play fewer non-hits and more covers. Maybe (and I stress 'maybe') they cover some of Eric's hits. I totally understand everyone's undying belief that the band can win an audience over with its talent. But is that enough? In tourist towns like AC people want to hear stuff they know. They want a sure bet!! $50 is a lot of money to spend to hear one or two oldies that they remember. Yes the true fans will love anything the band plays. But the bulk of the audience are going to be vacationing weekenders from Perth Amboy, Fort Washington, Trenton and Staten Island. In a sitution like this the band has to find a way to relate to the entire audience. Not just its fans. Dave
  15. I kinda liked that 'gambler/rambler' line myself! Thanks for noticing, Marv. Bruce, if you happen to be reading this, I've got a lot more where that one came from! Dave
  16. The people who go to see the Raspberries in Atlantic City (with the exception of die-hard fans like us) are going to be totally different than any other venue the band has played. For the most part the audience is going to be made up of local gamblers and boardwalk ramblers. They're going to be between the ages of 21 and 91. They'll go to the concert because it's the only rock n roll in town that night. So what the heck does the band play? Most of the audience won't know any of the deeper cuts. Heck, they might not even be familiar with anything but GATW!! Some of the songs mentioned in the 'cover songs' thread might work. But I'm sure Eric, Wally, Jim and Dave don't want to come off sounding like an expensive cover band. Any suggestions? Dave
  17. Kirk...what we didn't tell you is that we all had to sign a waiver before we entered BB Kings that indemnified the band and the venue from all medical and psychiatric expenses resulting from Raspberries fanchitis. Dave
  18. Great day...great music...great eats...great folks...great hosts. Grate-ful... Dave
  19. I still can't breathe!!! What a show! So that WAS Ken Jennings I saw singing along with every song!! I was standing next to Kazumi, Darlene and Bernie and couldn't help but sneak a peek at Bon Jovi's reaction to each and every song. His favorite (from my POV) was definately 'Overnight Sensation'. As bernie said, played air piano, air drums, and air guitar thru-out the song. But the funniest thing was watching him 'conducting' the transistor radio part. He loved it. As did 600 other fans from NY, NJ, NE, Canada, Japan, England, and Cleveland. What a frickin night!! Dave
  20. Word of advise: No matter how hungry you get...don't eat the hotdogs from the sidewalk vendors. If you do you'll be making your own 'raspberries' all night long!!! Dave
  21. Pat I've listened to your show dozens of times...of course yesterday I wasn't. Darnit! But kudos man! Dave
  22. Annie, I'd love to join you but I'm actually going to a great BBQ spot UPTOWN around 3pm on Saturday. My girl friend loooovvvvesss BBQ and this just happens to be a block away from her apartment. It's the Dallas BBQ, 72nd Street @ Central Park West...two doors down from The Dakota...and we all know what happened there If you happen to get make it there, I'll be the guy with the beautiful woman sitting across from him! Dave
  23. Oh....I just remembered another BBQ place called 'Spanky's' on 43rd between 6th and 7th. I've never eaten there, but I had a couple of beers there two days ago. It's seemed....ok. DAve
  24. There are 2 BBQ places to eat near BBK's. The closest...and the best...is VIRGILS...on 44th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave. Order the Hush Puppies....they're great. But just order one serving...huge portion!!! The other BBQ place is on 3rd Ave (convenient for anyone staying at the Hyatt). It's on the the corner of 3rd and 37th. It's called "earl's". It's got a lot of comfort food...including BBQ. Virgil's is a bit of a tourist trap (everything around 42nd street is) but the food is great, the beer is cold, and there's lots of seats. Good eatin'! DAve
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