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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. First of all, I'm glad no one's throwing tomatoes at me for my initial 'pink slip' post. I've kept a fairly low profile here at ec.com lately, not because I'm not interested....it's just that there's nothing new to say! I'd love something new from Eric. I NEED something new from Eric! I'm not getting any younger! I'm envious of Eric's ability to be the ultimate father. (I wish I had the bank roll that would allow that!). But between taking the kids to the park, playing hide and go seek, and coloring together can't he sit down and create something...anything..that says 'yes...I'm still here'. Because, Eric, we're still here...waiting...

    Dave

  9. Eric, if you worked for me, I would have fired you by now. Your production has been way off in recent years. You never spend any time with your clients or team members. And you've got all of us running around doing your work for you. Did you find another job and forget to tell us about it? If so, I completely understand. If not...then get to work!

    Dave

  10. I hated 'Boats' when it came out. I was working at an amusement park in Salisbury Beach, Mass. working on a ride called the Himalaya. We wore white pants, white bucks, red and white striped shrits and a snazzy red blazer...but most of all we played the music that made the ride fun! Girls loved it when we played the Bay City Rollers, Sweet, EWF, and Barry White. Those songs made me look good to the wide-eyed, thrill seeking, halter-topped girls of New England. 'Boats', however, wasn't fun. I hated Eric for putting out such a downer LP. 'Boats' just wasn't a good 'ride' record. Imagine a spinning, speeding ride full of screaming teenagers on a hot summer night, the lights whirling, the scent of the sea and cotton candy mixing erotically in the air, and suddenly out of the blaring speakers comes 'Row Row Row Your Boat'!

    Seque-way to 2002. Now I'm loving the record. I couldn't appreciate it back then, but these days I'm lovin' every second of it.

    Back in '77 I was looking for a musical equivalent of beer from Eric. Instead, he gave us a wine. One that gets better with age.

    Dave

  11. Michelle,

    I, too, am in Cranbury, NJ, just north of Princeton, about 1 mile south of Darlene. Hmmm, seems to me the 'pocket' of EC fans is just off Exit 8A of the New Jersey Turnpike!

    Bernie, in your spare time (!) how about designing an interactive world map that will allow us to show where we all live. Dave

  12. The bad news is: you're not part of the Abbey Road Tour

    The good news is: you've got about 300 fans within 200 miles of Glenside PA who suddenly have nothing to on July 24th. I've got a really big yard (or living room with a nice grand piano in case it rains). I can get a whole bunch of other NJ-based fans to help set up chairs. Darlene can provide instrumental back up. Bernie can handle the public relations. Your family can swim in our pool. My wife makes a killer chicken parm. You say the word and CarmenPalooza is a go!

  13. Eric, 30 years later your lyrics still resonate.

    "I hope there's no hard feelings

    'Cause there isn't anyone to blame

    (I) was raped, reshaped and tryin' to escape

    Caught in a rock and roll time warp

    Just tryin' to find the way to get out

    Lemme out, lemme out

    Lemme out, lemme out

    I gotta get out"

    Dave

  14. Earlier today I was celebrating the fact that I won't be traveling to California in late July. I was about to order tickets to every east coast show possible. But not if Eric's not going to be on the bill!!! Stick to your guns, Eric. I'll wait for your solo show, along with the rest of your fans. Dave

  15. The very first time I heard GATW I was working at a summer camp in Center Ossipee, NH. I had the afternoon off. I was laying out catching some sun. I had my grey plastic AM radio blasting from the window of my cabin. It was tuned to Boston's WRKO. I remember getting goose bumps, even though it was 90 degrees out! Was it The Who? Was it the Beach Boys? Was it Badfinger? Little did I know it was the band and the Man that I would identify with for the rest of my life. Thanks Eric, Dave

  16. I've always dreamed of Eric doing Badfinger's 'Day After Day'. Only in this version he'd turn the piano parts into long sweeping explorations of the keyboard kind. The entire song would rival 'ABM' and 'Runaway' for its length, beauty and emotion. But please, Eric, if you ever do a version of this song live, no matter what my Cranbury neighbor says, please leave the tight leather pants at home. Luv ya man! Dave

  17. The Raspberries 30th Anniversary is here. 30 years ago last month 'Don't Wanna Say Goodbye' was released. 30 years ago next month 'Go All The Way' became 'hitbound'. When I think of the Summer of 72 I can't help smiling, remembering my first girlfriend, frying myself in the sun at Hampton Beach, New Hamshire, and hearing Eric, Wally, Dave and Jim blasting out of every radio on beach. I can smell the Coppertone now!!!!

    Dave

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