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Everything posted by LobsterLvr

  1. consider me a lifetime member!
  2. In my post (18 years ago!) I mentioned hearing GATW for the first time on a gray AM radio. That particular radio is long gone, but I had such an affinity for it that, a few years ago, I hunted for a picture of it on line...and voila...there it was! A grayish green SEARS Silvertone AM Radio...exactly like my old one. I posted the pic on my FB page (with some fond memories of listening to one just like it). Within a day I had an Instant Message from Doug Preis (the voice of the Lucky Charms Leprechaun, and dozens of other characters, who I had worked with during my cereal commercial writing days). He told me a package would be arriving soon. Sure enough, 3 days later a grayish green SEARS Silvertone AM radio, exactly like the one from my childhood, arrived at my door. And it works! I've yet to hear GATW from its 50+ year old speakers, but I'll keep tuning in until I do! Dave (LobsterLvr)
  3. If we put a list together of how Eric's and the Raspberries' ALBUMS/CDs sold, (from the most to the least) what would that list look like? (excluding greatest hits and live compilation) Here's my guess: ERIC - Arista RASPBERRIES - Fresh RASPBERRIES - First RASPBERRIES - Starting Over ERIC - Change of Heart RASPBERRIES - Side 3 ERIC - Boats Against The Current ERIC - Geffen ERIC - Tonight Your Mine ERIC - Winter Dreams Any thoughts? Dave
  4. Kirk, I got Cindy to send me a full pic. I added it to the old shot. Yup...it's Eric's first solo band mates.
  5. A friend of mine (Cindy) just found this while cleaning out a closet. She worked at an Ithaca radio station back in the '70's. This must have been from one of Eric's first solo concerts up there in Central NY. Lot of familiar names. Note the date at the top. Dave
  6. Let's create a COVID 19 Playlist....starting with this one!
  7. Niiiiiiice! I saw them in Lowell, Mass that same week. (Mid Dec. 1974) Play on!!!!
  8. I'm a big fan of "Rewound Radio". You can get it via Tune-In. It's hosted by a former WABC part-timer and died-in-the-wool AM radio guy. Every year he does a countdown of the most voted-for oldies. Everyone can vote for their top 10 favorite oldies via email...once. This year the Raspberries, Eric, and Fotomaker (!) made the list. #2581: Where Have You Been All My Life - Fotomaker #2260: Change of Heart - EC #1735: Let's Pretend - Rasp #1413: Hungry Eyes - EC #876: I Wanna Be With You - Rasp #82: Go All The Way - Rasp (ABM, NGFILA and Overnight Sensation did not make the list....which means they did not get a single vote...not one! Maybe we can do better next year.) Here's the list...in its entirety. Enjoy it while listening to Rewound Radio. You'll enjoy it! https://www.musicradio77.com/2019FreeTop77.html https://rewoundradio.com/ Dave
  9. If Eric moves into that house, and if the rumors are true about Justin Timberlake looking at another house in town, I'll be surrounded by pop icons! (Keith Richards lives just up the road, in Weston).
  10. As a Westport'er it would be unfair of me to answer the question, so instead, I'll just gaze out across Long Island Sound and watch the boats battle the current. Dave
  11. Ugh. For the first time in 20 years I forgot to check out EC.com on Christmas Day. Bernie...how about a repeat posting for the last day of Hanukkah"? (asked the Irish Catholic EC fan)! Dave
  12. Ok, maybe that'd be #6 (I really do like it!). I forgot about Keane's Hopes & Fears. That'd be a top 5 for me.
  13. 1. A Question of Balance, Moody Blues 2. Raspberries 1st (with the scented sticker) 3. In-A-Gada-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly 4. Ram, Paul Mccartney 5. Tonight You're Mine, Eric
  14. I still get a kick out of seeing old local radio charts and seeing where Raspberries or Eric's music was that week in history. While I don't remember Sunrise getting any airplay in Boston, I guess I was just not listening to the right stations at the right time. Dave
  15. My favorite hot summer song...
  16. I'm here, too. Off and on. Dave
  17. CSI New Haven! Well done Mr. Bundles! And let's keep those "secret gig" recordings coming, Bernie!
  18. Nice to see Eric featured in the opening spread of the TV-advertised Soft-Rock hits of the 70’s CD package.
  19. Apologies if this has been posted before (I couldn't find it). But I saw this listed in GATW's Wiki page. Might be one of the best covers of the song. Dave
  20. Yup! We moved here 18 months ago. Minus the high cost of living and maintenance costs of an 1890's New England farmhouse, we could not be happier. Are you around here, too?
  21. Happy birthday fellow ad-guy, Raspberries fan and young man! Dave (lobsterlvr)
  22. For years (decades, actually), every time I've heard one of Eric's songs on the radio, in a TV show, commercial or in a movie, I've been happy for him. I liked knowing that he was being compensated (in ways big and sometimes very small) for his talent and artistry. While I'm thrilled that he's probably been compensated VERY well for his library of work, now, when I hear one of his songs, I'm not going to get the same feeling of satisfaction or even pride. Someone else...some big corporation...will be profiting from his talents. My hope, as a fan for over 45 years, is that Round Hill keeps his music alive and kicking for years to come...and that maybe, someday, his kids or grandkids will buy it all back. Dave
  23. It's a top down time of year!! I think we have a 'hit record...yeah!' Will there be a concert tour to support the single??? Dave
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