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LobsterLvr

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  1. Was that 'All By Myself' I heard in a Lancone (sp?) perfume ad I just saw on TV? It features some sickly looking woman staring off into the sunset all...by...herself (not a ringing endorsement for an item designed to lure the opposite sex, but what do I know, I write ads with leprechauns, silly rabbits and cuckoo birds in 'em!). So who gets residules for this ad, Bernie? Mr. Rachmaninoff, Mr. Carmen, or both? Dave
  2. I totally disagree! WD offers an excellent new exposure to Eric. "Isn't It Romantice", and "I Could Really Love You" show off a nice range of work. His cover of "Walk Away Renee" is a good conversation starter for us oldies-but-goodies. As a refresher course, of course you have to drop the needle on "GATW", "ABM", and "Hungry Eyes". Then rest for a while. Don't push too much Eric on him in one dose. Over the next few weeks find out what OTHER kind of music he likes. Then match your EC selections to his musical tastes. Dave
  3. But nobody's closer than me! (Literally.) Dave
  4. Bernie, I always thought the 'ABM' piano solo was written by Rachmaninoff. I had no idea it was Eric's. Now I'm even more impressed! (For those who don't know, Eric did a lot of 'borrowing' from Rachmaninoff on his first LP. "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" and "My Girl" also feature his melodies. ) Dave
  5. ABM's long version is on Eric's first solo LP titled "Eric Carmen". It's the gold one with a huge photo of his face on the cover. For more details, see the "MUSIC" section of this site. Dave
  6. With "Some Day" Eric combines lyrics and music perfectly. And the way he sings these particular lyrics is spot on. It's a perfect blend of all of his assets. And I love the attitude! Sure having a girl come crawling back is a fantasy every guy has...that's why it's so much fun to sing along. Dave
  7. Carmen & Cummings would be the ultimate pianopalooza for me!!! Dave
  8. I'm listening to Change of Heart right now. Bless me father it has been several months since my last listen. But I'm back!! I'd forgetten how wonderful Desparate Fools is. Dave
  9. I hate to admit this, but I can't remember the last time I listened to an EC CD. I just realized it must be over two years since I put one into my car or home stereo. It makes me feel like a bad Catholic! I know I should be going to mass on Sunday, but I've got other things to do! I know I should be listening to Eric's music, but new music has come along. I am tempted by their melodies, lyrics, and the mere fact that it's something new! (Today I discovered a band called 'The Thrills'. Bless me fellow EC Fans I have sinned! I listened to another band...and I liked it!) C'mon Eric, deliver us! Give us this day some new frickin music!!! Dave
  10. I'm holding myself back! I'm busting to suggest products for "Marathon Man", "It Hurts Too Much", and "I Think I Found Myself". Dave
  11. It good to see I not only person who not good at grammar.
  12. I just found a whole bunch of photos of Eric and the Raspberries from a concert in December of 1975. (Commodore Ballroom, Lowell, Mass.) I thought the photos were lost! I haven't see them for over 20 years. What a find! I'm having flashbacks! They aren't the best quality, but who cares? There's one where Eric's at the piano and I can remember him playing a slow version of "Let's Pretend" when I took the shot. Dave
  13. My 10 (in no particular order) "What About Me" Moving Pictures "The Promise" When In Rome "A Summer Song" Chad & Jeremy "Mr. Dieingly Sad" The Critters "Don't Answer Me" Alan Parsons Project "Reflections (of My Life)" Marmalade "Go All The Way" Raspberries "Day After Day" Badfinger "Closer To Home" Grand Funk Railroad "Sugar Baby Love" The Rubettes. Hmmm, no women! Dave
  14. Goosebumps. That's what attracted me to Raspberries in August of 1972. I remember hearing GATW over my grey AM radio on Boston's 68-WRKO. (I was working at a summer camp in the White Mountains of NH, Center Ossipee to be exact) I got goosebumps the first time I heard it. I couldn't believe it. That song captured everything I craved as a lover of pop music. It had the melody, the hook, the power, the chords, the beat, the emotion, the voice and the naughtiness I loved. And it was all there...ALL in one song. When I bought the LP I nearly died. Every song on the LP gave me goosebumps (ok, except Rock & Roll Mama). But you get my drift. Eric's songs have it all for folks like us. Somehow or other (as Tom Cruise said in 'Jerry Maguire') he completes us. Dave
  15. Hey! How come I'm only getting credit for 32 posts! I should have 33! Oh no! It's true! I am being targeted for those things I said in '97, but not by Eric...by his agent of the internet! Es tu, Raspbernie?
  16. Bernie, In the old AOL days I was a lot more verbal than I am today. Back when a 16 baud modem felt like lightning we were all feeling the freedom of expression in a whole new way. We were like secret agents. Hidden in dark corners of our basements sending out anonymous messages into the night. For the first time we were expressing ourselves without the fear of discovery. In those days I was totally bi-polar. One day I'd be celebrating Eric and the Berries, the next I'd be making fun of his hair. Now, 8 years later, you all know who I am and where I live. And so does Eric. And if I say something to piss him off, he might not make another CD, he might never write another song, he might never perform live again...just to spite me! In the anonymous days of the old AOL I didn't have those fears. I was just boldly going where few EC fans had gone before. Dave (another one down, 856 to go!)
  17. Marvin, Although Darlene and I live only about a mile apart we have yet to meet. I believe it's because of The EC Matrix Phenomenon. You see, while multiple EC fans can co-exist in cyberspace, no two fans can actually meet in reality. There are two exceptions. One is a live EC concert. And the other is Bernie's Summer BBQ. (BTW, with this post I have now only 857 behind Darlene.) Dave
  18. How did this happen? How have I gone from being one of the original rabid 1990's AOL message board inhabitants to someone who's only post 29 times on this message board? Compared to the rest of you I'm not much of a poster. I'm feeling so insignificant. (It's bad enough being Irish!) So Eric, in case you're reading this, remember, the measure of a good fan isn't by how many times they post a message, rather the message that they post. Dave
  19. Totally agree with Darlene's first post. Totally disagree with Tony's. What makes Paul McCartney's, Elton John's, and Eric's voices so great is that all three are so distinctive. You know from the very first note who's singing the song. Remember the first time you heard 'I Wanna Be With You?" Chances are you recognized it because of Eric's voice. The first time I heard "Sunrise' I was in a record store on the campus of Syracuse U and I knew instantly that it was Eric's voice. I ran over to the 'R' section excepting to find a new Raspberries LP. Of course there was none. But I sure as heck didn't leave there without plopping down $4.99 for that shiny gold EC solo LP! (I remember shaking in disbelief the entire bus ride back to my dorm. An entire LP of EC! There IS a God!!!) I love his melodies. I love his hooks. I love his lyrics. And I love his voice. Dave
  20. Totally agree with Darlene's first post. Totally disagree with Tony's. What makes Paul McCartney's, Elton John's, and Eric's voices so great is that all three are so distinctive. You know from the very first note who's singing the song. Remember the first time you heard 'I Wanna Be With You?" Chances are you recognized it because of Eric's voice. The first time I heard "Sunrise' I was in a record store on the campus of Syracuse U and I knew instantly that it was Eric's voice. I ran over to the 'R' section excepting to find a new Raspberries LP. Of course there was none. But I sure as heck didn't leave there without plopping down $4.99 for that shiny gold EC solo LP! (I remember shaking in disbelief the entire bus ride back to my dorm. An entire LP of EC! There IS a God!!!) I love his melodies. I love his hooks. I love his lyrics. And I love his voice. Dave
  21. Let me start this post by saying I like football, beer, The Man Show, cleavage, fishing, NASCAR, Slim Jims, steak, and potatoes. Ok, that said, I had a dream with Eric in it last night. And it's not the first time! But last night's was totally wierd. He was "performing" at a yardsale in somebody's basement. He was walking around behind some velvet red ropes wearing a mexican blanket reciting poetry that made absolutely no sense. His hair was totally reggae. No one was paying any attention to him, except me. I wanted to ask for his autograph but he was acting like he belonged on another planet. I was afraid he'd freak out and all the bargain shoppers would ask me to leave. End of dream. Am I weird? Has Eric visited you in your dreams or should I see a therapist? Dave
  22. I remember when my wonderful wife (of 24 years) and I were having a hard time I found the lyics to 'Someday' quite inspiring. Nowadays I like Eric's love song lyrics a whole lot better. Dave
  23. In his 30 plus years of songwriting Eric has written tons of great lyrics but there are two lines that will be forever stuck in my head. From 'All For Love'; "She walked out that door and all my dreams went with her into the night." And from 'Go All The Way'; "...had a hole in the place where my heart should have been." Anyone else have a favorite line or two? Dave in Cranbury, NJ
  24. Tony, you're absolutely right. Especially about the 'record execs'. Eric used to sing about how poorly the music biz was treating him (Overnight Sensation, Desparate Fools, Take It or Leave It, etc). Well, now that we've got the internet and private labels, there's no excuse for not producing more! As Eric once said " Well I know it sounds funny. But I'm not in it for the money, no. I don't need reputation. And I'm not in it for the show". If that's the case....give us some music, Eric....we'll make it a hit record, yeah! Dave
  25. How about: "These Eyes" (Guess Who) 'Words" (Bee Gees) "Suspicion" (somebody Stafford) and my favorite...'Day After Day" (Badfinger) Dave
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