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  1. marvin said:

    LC the 'general masses' whether in Canada, the U.S. or Turkey, have no idea who Raspberries are. That's a fact. Yes, they had a 'national' hit record, but that was 30 years ago. Possibly in 1972-74 people across the nation might have known them, but in 2007, sadly, this isn't the case.

    Sorry, with all due respect, I have quite a few *friends*, that totally know who the Raspberries are ~ in fact, when I sent them e-mails telling them all about the awesome concert experience I had on the 14th, they were impressed and said they would make a point of checking out, the new CD that came out. One of them lives in Texas, never visits Cleveland...so to me, this spells nationally known on some level! :) I too think it stinks that there wasn't a follow up review for the show...however, that being said...I'm a born and bred, Clevelander, and I TOTALLY (!) get the 'Berries!!! :wub: Always have!!

    It makes me sad to think, that some of the boys in the band think that about Cleveland (that Cleveland doesn't "get" them)...~sigh~ :(

  2. Hi Everyone,

    I called the Wyndham Hotel today, and sadly no one turned in my poster that I lost last night ~

    I'm still disheartened that someone would just take it, and not turn it in (I guess I'm naive lol, as I know I would have!)....oh well....

    if anyone has one extra and is willing to sell it for the original price, that would be so awesome! It was a special gift from my husband from what was to be a special night, and it would mean the world to me to have it for the holidays. Thanks so much everyone for reading my post! Hope everyone had safe travels and is staying warm!!

  3. Hi Everyone,

    Well all I can say is, WOW, what a show ~ I have to concur with Trindy, my hometown did us proud, the boys truly got an awesome reception tonight ~

    Truly something special to be a part of!! :) I was overcome to finally hear ABM live, think Eric and the boys did FANTASTIC ~ I literally almost felt like crying (it was a *religious* experience lol, what can I say?!)!! I still feel their VERY first reunion concert at the HOB in '04 was THE greatest concert of the 'Berries I've ever been to, but that may be so much just because...it was my FIRST time to finally see them! I still have great memories from that night!!!

    The only down thing from my night, the hubby and I went to the Wyndham (sp?) Hotel after the show, with Mellie (Mel B!) and somehow, while amidst all the excitement, my husband apparently dropped, my "Raspberries LIVE!" concert poster, I had bought at the show...I was SO EXCITED to get that poster, needless to say I was heartbroken to have it disappear (even asked at the registration desk, but no one had turned it in sadly!). I realize at some point I can probably purchase it again, but funds are so tight for the hubby and me right now ~ I was fortunate to be able to have my Christmas gift early and finally pick up the "Raspberries TONIGHT!" book, and even had it signed by Bernie and Ken, Wally, Jim, and Dave ~ that was so special and a definite highlight of the evening for me!

    I'm hoping someone might have found the poster, it would mean so much! I'm so sad I won't have it to hang up in our den for the holiday but oh well. I also want to say it was so nice to meet so many people tonight, Mellie (it was so awesome to finally get together!!), DianeD (thank you for the 'Berries pin, love it!!), Reid C, HT from MO, and many others...man my *brain* is mush after tonight..lol!!

    Hope the boys come back to Cleveland again soon, and maybe, just maybe, have some new material!! :)

  4. I know, this seems a little odd...in the past, Michael Stanley at leasts makes sure to say, that The Raspberries are coming up as special guests...haven't heard a *peep* :( Are we sure it's still on?

    Sadly I'll be have to make an important long distance call soon and might miss it...ugh :(

  5. Does anyone know, a good place to grab some coffee after and a bite to eat? My friend and I were hoping to go somewhere for a time but rather it wasn't a "hopping" bar (ie., Winking Lizard etc.) ~ LOL! I'm not used to looking for anywhere to eat downtown other than Winking Lizard or Paninis ~ thanks for any suggestions!!

  6. Does anyone know the *best* place to park, $$ wise? :) I'm guessing the Playhouse Square parking garage is our best bet (sadly due to family situations, never got around to ordering a parking pass)?

    Wish I could be with ya'all but with the hubby's work schedule, I'll have to be there in spirit (I'm going to the concert mais oui!)!!

    Have fun everyone!!

  7. Hi Everyone,

    I'm just wondering, if anyone has possibly heard, from mel (mellie) today ~ I'm getting a bit worried, as she and I were to arrange to get together before the concert tomorrow...haven't heard from her saying she's arrived as of yet (at her hotel), hope all is well!!

    I called her hotel and she still hadn't arrived. This weather has been so unpredictable, heaven knows how travelling might be for all! Safe travels to everyone!!

    Thanks so much ahead of time, if anyone posts :)

  8. I bought all the Raspberries and Eric reissues from CDJapan, and I love them--even without the bonus tracks. But it does make me want to get the bonus tracks too.

    smile --Darlene

    Is it still possible to get the Raspberries reissues (from CDJapan)?! Sadly I was too broke when they first came out (partly from getting my extra special deluxe LOSS set!!), SO want to get the *Fresh* reissue if it's still

    available! pray

  9. Hi Everyone,

    I'm sooo excited and just can't WAIT for the 'Berries show Friday at State Theater ~ this will be my first time seeing the band since they did a New Year's Eve concert in '04, I believe ~ it's been too long!!! I LOVED every minute of the show on New Year's Eve, but there was just one, lone, song from their archives that was missing for me ~ I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine ~ if they play that this Friday, you'll hear *me* screaming for joy from the Mezzanine ~

    LOL!! :);)

    For anyone else going, that also would love to hear them do this song Friday, please post here ~ maybe Eric himself, will see our plea and they'll consider doing the song! I'm also REALLY excited to hear any of Eric's solo material too, this should be one incredible show!! See everyone there!!! :cool:

  10. Released today on 3 discs and its loaded. Over fourty seperate music video's, tons of extras, highlights from "Rock Show", "Unplugged" and "Live In Glastonbury" from a couple of years ago. Its all in re-mixed 5.1 audio and is close to 6 hours I believe.

    Commentaries from Paul, Live Aid highlights, the Superbowl half-time show, out-takes from Paul's archive and the "Creating Chaos" documentary.

    Also, another deluxe package for "Memory Almost Full" which this time includes a bonus DVD was released last week along with......HELP!

    Lots of Paul.

    Thanks for the heads up!! Sounds like I *found* my Christmas present from the hubby...lol! smilewink
  11. Prior to the 'berries reunion, we hadn't heard from Eric in years, whereas Burton has been playing/recording with the Guess Who for the last few years. One of the best small-club shows I ever saw was Burton playing solo for about 150 in a small club in a Mtl suburb. He was brilliant and captivating.


    The hubby & I went to see The Guess Who at a local fair (ugh) just this past summer, and though the other (newer, except for Jim Kale) members truly put on an *awesome* show, Burton's presence was very missed!

    We thought Burton was going to be there, but alas, not sure what happened but he wasn't there for the concert.

    I'd LOVE to see Burton w/the Guess Who, I have to agree, he is an outstanding, and very underrated, talent happy

  12. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Reid C.:

    <strong> Hey there, luvthemraspberries. I didn't mean to sound cold heated or anything towards Marie. Truly a tragic and hectic week for her to be sure. It is unfortunate that these things occur at the most inopprotune times. Still, competitions must go on, and may the best man or woman win. I give Marie and Jane Seymour three heartfelt "tens" for pushing past the the pain and being the ultimate super troupers. happy

  13. It's a real hoot to watch the antics at our local bike night once the clock hits 7:45. A number of the group mumble lame excuses, sidle out the door, mount their motorcycles and rumble off home, just in time to catch DWTS. haha Certainly puts paid the notion that motorcylists are uncultured louts, dosen't it?

    While I applaud Marie Osmond's forty-something foray into the world of ballroom dancing and am impressed (and envious) by her weight loss and showmanship, her last performance was sadly lacking in content. Let's keep this a competition, not a popularity contest.

    My prediction? Helio takes the flag while Mel B comes in a spicey second! laugh

    With all due respect...her performance was sadly lacking in content, because her father had just passed away mid-week, the week before ~ and she buried her father the Friday, before, DWTS was on, Monday (besides the entire Osmond family taping OPRAH, Thursday the week before).

    It was a tough week for Marie I'm sure, my heart goes out to her. I thought her first performance was just beautiful, and truly captured the *essence* of the rumba (JMHO) wink

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