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    I get a rash from to much exposure from the sun... I got this in LA, Hawaii and in Florida most recently. You have sensitive skin. Dont drink the water from the faucet I made this mistake. Your better off buying bottled water even the water from Disneyworld is the worst I have ever tasted next to New York water. Must be an eastcoast problem.
  2. Matt thanks for the link... I have heard of the Star Wars Special but somehow missed it. Is it worse than Carrie Fisher doing the beach party on SNL? Aggie were the same age... yes I was still playing with my toys at 11... and still have them. I will try to see the movie this sunday during matinee hours. Roger Ebert gave the movie 3 1/2 stars... not bad considering he didnt like episode 2.
  3. Anyone going to see what is said to be the final episode. It looks pretty cool by the previews. There was constant in my life in the 1970's... listening to Raspberries and Eric Carmen and playing with my Star Wars figures.
  4. My first 5 record albums were: 1) Raspberries Best With Eric Carmen 2) Billy Joel The Stranger 3) Eric Carmen (Debut) 4) Kiss Double Platinum 5) The Monkees (Debut) First 45's 1) Nights on Broadway Bee Gees 2) Bohemiam Rhapsody Queen 3) Cold As Ice Foreigner 4) She Did It Eric Carmen 5) Calling Dr Love Kiss 1st 8 Tracks: 1) Fleetwood Mac Rumours 2) Steely Dan's Greatest 3) Deep Purple (debut) 4) Hocus Pocus Focus 5) Fleetwood Mac (debut 1975) 1st Cassettes 1) This is Spinal Tap 2) Surfin Hits of the 60's 3) The best of the Ventures 4) The Cars Greatest Hits 5) Aerosmith Greatest Hits First CD's 1) Abacab Genesis 2) Moving Pictures Rush 3) Zeppelin 4 Led Zeppelin 4) Perfect Strangers Deep Purple 5) Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd First Complete Collections on CD 1) Genesis 2) Beatles 3) Rush 4) Led Zeppelin 5) Raspberries & Eric Carmen (this was a challenge in the early 1990's as they were all Japan imports)
  5. Anyone still going to go to the games or watch it on tv?? This is not a good thing for the game and had dropped the game in my priority list.
  6. With all the press and the recent best selling book from Jose Canseco on the subject of Heavy Steroids use throughout baseball... I was wondering what everyone opinion of our national pastime is? Should all the players admiting to using the stuff be allowed in the HOF? Are the baseball cards from the 1980's to the present mostly worthless? Is it fair that Jose be treated like a criminal and Jason Giambi be forgiven?
  7. I'm not a huge live album fan but the ones that come to mind as being well done where in most cases the bands played live better then the studio recordings are: Rapspberries 2004-2005 (not released yet) Genesis Three Sides Live Peter Frampton Comes Alive Deep Purple Made in Japan Cheap Trick Live At Budokan Syd Barrett Live at BBC
  8. Raspbernie I think maybe it was a tape delay type of problem that made it seem like it was lip synched. I will have to check my tape again. Your right about U2 that was quite a show they put on. Oh and Trindy no nip just took his jacket off before playing Hey Jude.
  9. Awesome mini concert from Paul. Had a video tribute with music of "Cant Buy Me Love" and rare film footage of Paul with and without the Beatles then he played "Drive My Car" , "Get Back" , "Live and Let Die" (complete with Kiss like rockets exploding around one of my favorite of his solo songs. Finished with the audience participation number "Hey Jude" had all the fans singing along and holding up lights. Still a class act at 60+
  10. Hi Marvin, That was funny that someone mentioned Shrek 2 and it having "All by Myself" in it since this was the first movie that our son saw in the theater. Mind you he was around 1 and fell asleep in the middle of the movie. He also enjoyed "Polar Express" since he is a huge "Thomas The Tank Engine" fan has a Thomas table with dozens of trains. Marvin maybe the Raspberries will play an outdoor event where we can bring the whole family!
  11. Most influential hmmm Blues artists most notably Muddy Waters & Robert Johnson influenced Jimmy Page and many early hard rock bands. Led Zeppelin & Deep Purple led the way for all heavy metal bands. Chuck Berry, Elvis & Buddy Holly influenced The Beatles The Beatles influenced everyone else enough said on this topic.
  12. Paul McCartney will be playing at the halftime show and promises no costume malfunctions. I hope he plays mostly Beatles music as his solo stuff never really impressed me much.
  13. Our little 2 year old was singing "Long Hot Days we'll be cathin the rays" Today in the car on our trip to Borders today. He has finally graduated from The Wiggles To the Raspberries! He was always bobbin his head to the Raspberries music but this was the first time he started singin! Anyone else have New Raspberries Fan stories?
  14. As I said in a previous post.. when Eric went solo the guitar and drums took a backseat to everything else. This is not a bad thing as I love Eric's solo music as much as the Raspberries music. They are two totally different sounds. When I was 10 years old and I bought the Eric Carmen solo single "She Did It" I did not know he was from the Raspberries.
  15. Hi, I want to thank those that are contributing but I am wondering why there hasnt been more of an outpouring of support. 11 posts is hardly enough to get the boys on the show. Are there some individuals that dont like Rockline? If so please explain.
  16. Everyone send their email out yet? This is the ultimate way to get the Raspberries on the map so to speak. I used to listen to this program even if I wasnt a big fan of the group... in otherwords there is quite a following of listeners that may not know about the Raspberries.. especially the younger demographics and this is a great way for them to hear!
  17. Why dont they just say we want Mariah Carey and Leo Sayer Sound alikes and tell the rest to go home. It seems like the really bad singers are either comedians or people they dragged off the streets.
  18. For those not familliar with the show it is a 90 minute radio program devoted to rock musicians. The host will ask a few scripted question during the first 15 minutes (or so) of the show then will take phone calls so that you the listener can call in. They play the biggest hits by the band and also sometimes the guest band will play a few songs live! Here is a link to a webpage that has a search engine to look up who has been on the show. Eric has never been on! Better late then never! http://www.drchuck.net/rockline
  19. I used to listen to this show every week since the mid 1980's I think the Raspberries should be on Rockline before they start their nationwide tour. This would be a great way to promote their sound. Everyone should email them at their homepage to make this possible. I sent mine. Go to the following web address: www.rocklineradio.com
  20. Jeff, Elton did make my top ten... I am a huge fan of his greatest hits volume 1 (Your Song, Croc Rock) and his voice sounds a little rushed and nasely on some of the songs as if he tries to jazz them up a little more. Not bad but personally not as good as the albums! Musically he his awesome and I agree better in some cases. I am not a big fan of his more recent material but some of it is good. My worst top 5 would be: 1) ZZTOP (this was the afterburner tour and I couldnt stand that album although the rest of the concert was good and the highlight was when they drove in with the Eliminator Car) 2) The Firm (I dont know what happened to Paul Rodgers voice but it was nearly gone this was my first time seeing Jimmy Page) 3) Foreigner I really wanted to like this but it seemed that the band was not having fun and it showed in the performance Lou's voice sounded tired as well and they soon broke up. 4) Blue Oyster Cult at the UIC Pavillion The concert was good but we had to sit next to these high drunk idiots that kept yelling out "F&%$ the college students we ate the whole front row!" 5) The Cure Disintegration tour I enjoyed most of the concert but some of their songs from the new album almost put me to sleep with their depressing lyrics and thumping repetive bass.
  21. Hey MANNOMAN was that a Buddy Holly tribute band you saw?? He was an amazing talent that inspired alot rock music from the Beatles to the Cars. "True Love Ways" has got to be one of the greatest love songs ever written! My top favorites are as folows: 1) Raspberries Chicago 2005 (the best rock concert I have seen... very close to the action and the sound was great!) 2) Genesis (including solo artists) (Phil Collins is the best drummer I have ever seen and Chester and him can really put on an awesome display of a Drum solo) (Genesis were famous for their awesome light shows and better live than their albums! Mike & the Mechanics had some of the best pop tunes of the late 1980's, Peter Gabriel is quite the showman on stage with all the latest gadgets and also great sound. Steve Hackett is a guitar Genius.) 3) Rush (The best 3 piece band ever! Multi talented although have not had a great album since 1984.) 4) Eagles (Hell Froze Over and they were all singing in perfect pitch.) 5) Kiss (Psycho Circus Tour played all their best and very entertaining special effects. ) 6) Page & Plant (the closest thing to a Led Zep reunion.. Plant has lost a little in his voice but they can still jam) 7) Styx (probably the most underated group since the Raspberries. Really great musicians.) 8) Police Synchronicity (This was their farewell tour but we didnt know it! Another great 3 piece band that had the whole crowd singing along.) 9) Chicago (I think I had 20th row and this was the final tour with Peter Cetera in the group. 10)Elton John (unbelieveble talent but doesnt match the sound of his recordings)
  22. I liked Journey with both Greg and Steve Perry sharing the vocals as you wrote but I guess they would have to have two keyboard players like the Raspberries! Anyone else care to share their concert experiences???
  23. I disagree Badfinger Barb ticket sales were good in Chicago and it was pretty crowded from where I was standing.
  24. When listening to the Raspberries and Eric Carmens Solo Music I noticed that when he went solo the guitar and drums seemed to take a backseat (probably because no Wally)... not that this a bad thing I love his solo music as much as the Raspberries music but it is very different. I wonder how the reformed Raspberries would sound if they recorded again... Would Jimmy The Tooth do the Producing again?
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