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  1. Julia, There are none so blind than those who WILL not see. The music business is a business just like any other business. It's a tough world out there. To say a musician is allowed a different set of moral rules because the music industry is unfair is asinine! That being said, I have in no way pointed any fingers or passed any judgement toward Eric Carmen. What I did say was that the man made a commitment to do a tour; and based on that commitment, people bought tickets for said tour. If he backs out of the tour at the last minute, he most definitely should have a good explanation to those people. THAT is common courtesy. Yet, there are those who will immediately absolve him of any responsibity and place the blame elsewhere (to use your words) without knowing the facts. I would call that blind allegiance. Lastly, I have in no way criticized or blamed Bernie for anything he has done as your post implies. I appreciate all of the hard work he has done and truly respect the guy for the way he did handle criticism elsewhere in this thread.
  2. Bernie, Not only have you shown you have a Hell of a sense of humour, you've shown that you're one cool dude! I tip my hat to you. Any idea when we will get the word on this?
  3. I'm trying to put this as tactfully as possible as it is not my intent to offend anyone. There is definitely an attitude by some that just because they are a fan of Eric Carmen's he can do no wrong. I find this blind allegiance some display to Carmen more than a little odd. I'm a big fan of the guy's music, but I still realize he's a normal person with the same responsibilities as everyone else. He may have a very good reason for wanting to back out of this tour. There are a lot of us who have made travel plans and bought tickets under the premise of seeing Eric Carmen. If he does back out, he most definitely owes these people an explanation and it sure as Hell better be a good one. Look at it from a different perspective. If you and your cousin BillyBob committed to an activity; and you invested xx amount of money, got off work, made travel plans, then at the last minute BillyBob backed out leaving you high and dry, would you not expect an explanation from him? A very good explanation? Eric Carmen isn't any different from your cousin, BillyBob. Again, I hope I haven't offended anyone, but come on!
  4. Anyone have any guesses at to what Eric's unhappy about regarding the Walk Down Abbey Road tour? I've thought about this quite a bit and based on what little he has said, I can only think of two things. One, originally each artist was to perform five of their own songs. This got shortened to two songs in order to perform more Beatles' covers. Maybe Eric is unhappy about this. I, personally, would rather hear Eric do more of his own songs than Beatles' covers but at the same time I'd rather hear him do "No Reply" over "Hungry Eyes" again. Another possibilty is the scheduling between him and Todd. There is a lot of confusion as to which shows Eric was set to play and which would have Todd and if any would have both. I know it's futile to sit around and speculate, but it is getting down to the wire and I'm on pins and needles trying to reckon it all out.
  5. I agree completely with tgp's posts. Eric's message in itself makes little sense. He's questioning whether to perform as he thinks the conditions will disapoint fans??? Fans will be more disapointed if he doesn't perform. Particularly those of us who have already bought tickets. I certainly can't think of any legitimate reason for him to pull out, short of not getting paid. He may not be happy about something, but oh well, he should have worked that out before committing to it. I bought tickets to two shows, the closest of the two is still 400 miles away. If he backs out, I guess I've learned a very valuable lesson. NEVER buy advance tickets to anything associated with Eric Carmen!
  6. I have tickets for the Mankato, MN show and the St. Louis, Mo show. And I live in Tulsa, OK! The only reason I was going was to see Carmen. I'm going to be really annoyed if there's no Carmen at these shows. The Minnesota show is only a week and a half off. When will we know for sure?
  7. The Beatles, Badfinger Jellyfish, Aimee Mann, The Guess Who, Matthew Sweet, I could go on and on...
  8. My favourite cd in years (probably since Aimee Mann's I'm With Stupid) is Joey Molland's This Way Up. Although available over the internet in late '91, it wasn't released to record stores until today so I guess it can count as a 1992 release.
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