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  • Birthday November 30

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  • New England
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    My two daughters; visiting my family; writing and editing; photography and photographs; day-trip drives; baseball and football; playing golf (when I can find time); and antiques and collectibles, because they relate to my work. And... I love all kinds of music: Beatles, McCartney, Lennon, Harrison, Raspberries/Eric Carmen, Fleetwood Mac, John Stewart, Billy Joel, U2, Springsteen, 10,000 Maniacs, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, and classical and baroque masters, especially J.S. Bach and Vivaldi.
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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against the Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    "Overnight Sensation" and "Boats Against the Current"

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  1. Great work, as always, Bernie. The quality is so, so great—perfect preservation of a great moment. Kirk, who is the guy jumping out of his seat? (And how did the people behind him like it? LOL—I kid the excited 'berries fan....).
  2. Another live version (2009) I never saw until now. Love this... such buoyant energy. Davey Johnstone is having a ball.
  3. I was immediately struck by that artistic album cover on Hasten Down the Wind. Nice song, Kirk. Back to Kiki for a minute.... Here's a live version of "Don't Go..." done 25 years after the original:
  4. The mere mention of KiKi Dee inspired me to go back look at this video, which I haven't seen in probably two decades or more. I loved hearing this song on the radio all the time in the mid-1970s. Kiki was an adorable figure in this vid. (Who knew her real name was Pauline Matthews?)
  5. ELO fans seem a lot nicer than Sweet fans. Lol
  6. Hey, this is a nice surprise. Good to hear his health has rebounded. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10837695/amp/Elton-John-reveals-hes-returning-Farewell-Yellow-Brick-Road-Tour-break-home.html
  7. Great thread, Rhonda. And I like your interpretation of the gratitude angle. So true. Good to practice gratitude, although it can be hard to hide that jaded feeling.
  8. Hey, great find, Lew. Being a huge ELO fan, I loved reading this and picking up all the ELO references. Plus it’s obviously a British site, so it was cool to see the different verbal “habits.” (Also brought out the editor in me, but I’ll leave that alone.) I especially get a kick out of their music passion. Never mind that they discuss EC… could have been anyone. It makes me want to see what other artists they’ve chewed on. Most of all, this actually felt like a thread I’d read right here. It’s like looking in a mirror.
  9. BUMP from 17 years ago (!)—a great old thread started by that all-time rabble-rouser Tony Cartmill. I like this thread because it goes somewhere that fan-site bulletin boards don't usually go. That said, I will opine that Raspberries — on those four great albums — were practically clunker-free. I guess the fun of this thread is seeing which numbers didn't work for which people. Let's see if some of our more recent posters have anything on their clunker lists....
  10. Sincere thanks to Bernie for having: the interest to start an early web page the energy to grow it into a website the passion to use his influence to literally spark Raspberries' reunion. If not for EC.com, we wouldn't have had that thrill of a reunion tour (albeit a staggered one with too few dates—I never got the New England concert I hoped for....). I did get to one show — should have been at all of 'em! — but that one show was a lifetime thrill. Raspberries on stage—it was something I pictured in my head fairly regularly since 1976, but thought would never happen. (I know—I was wrong!) My favorite 'berries song, live, from the tour that Bernie helped touch off:
  11. Hmmm, that's a down-and-dirty video. The panning effects are so overactive that you get seasick watching it. (When you overdo the "Ken Burns" cropping tool in iMovie, this is the result. It takes away from the overall look. And... I'd love to have smoothed out the script.) Boy, does that sound snobby of me! But... just my opinion. I'm appreciative that the video maker thought enough of Eric to create a video profile.
  12. Matthew, happy birthday wishes!
  13. Welcome, Jehanbosch. Hope you have fun digging through the posts here—tons of information. I might have misunderstood your notes about live albums. I couldn't tell whether you have the two "official" live Raspberries albums: Live on Sunset Strip (Ryko, 2008) and Pop Art (Omnivore, 2017). Both releases have been covered in-depth here. Here are links to a couple of the many threads worth revisiting. • Here's Bernie's recent look back at the year Live on Sunset Strip came out: And... here's an older Pop Art Live thread that has real-time comments written by posters just before and just after the album came out as a 28-track two-CD set or a 30-track double-LP set:
  14. Hey, that's great. Love her voice, especially in the chorus. And I love the pacing.
  15. Good find, Bernie. Where the heck was that when my daughters were li'l babies? I dare the singers and would-be singers (where's Tommy Tunes?) here to do a karaoke vocal to that.
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