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  1. Another Wow!, Kirk. Thank you, again!! That song has been mentioned on talk radio. And Eric by another host who filled in for another host.

    I could feel the emotions of sadness and loss. And the piano interlude.

    Thanks ifor sharing those monents, Aventurine!

  2. Amy, Happy Birthday week!  So glad you are in love and enjoying your lives of splendor, together!

    Hey, does Eric have any Rock Video Games? They really are fun. I play a bunch with a close lady drumner-friend. And we play real accoustic and electric guitars. And drums before the games. She being quite accomplished, especially on drums.

    Great word that Eric used to describe his love to you!

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  3. Yes, it becomes emotional, throughout the songs.  Wirh teary-eyed moments sometimes, during writing, seeing the story progress. And wondering how it will turn out.

    One time, I stayed awake until around 5:30 am. Continuing the next night.  And speaking of emotions, the next song is definitely that type of song, later.

    I put my original chorus choice at the end,  seeing the meaning or point of the song was from the first and second choruses.

     

     James is great person. I think his influencial stlyle rubbed-off on me, in another tribute.  Not yet released. I'll read about that writing style you mentioned.

    The last few weekends have been 7 and-a-half and 8 hour practice times.   Mostly just playing and learninrg songs.  And  music games.  I scored 88% and 92% on my highest vocal scores, the first practice time. Then 94, 97, 98 and 99% high scores, the second time. 

    I bought an accoustic and electric guitar, so far. A bass and keyboard are next. 

    I mentioned writing,  and a friend II've known wanted to practice. I only thought she played a few songs on guitar. It was a miraculous situation. She is a very talented. and skilled drunner. And sings a little. And she plays Jazz guitar and other music styles.

     

     

  4. Yes, I figured we could all relate to the relationship part-of-writing. And I had my own laughs, too! 

    My actual writing is sort of a ping-pong experience. I don't write continually from start to finish, since it becones mostly inspiration, with no words to finish at a given moment.

     And it does get confusing for me. In the first tribute, I added a chorus, thinking I had overwritten. But, it fit the tribute ( Starting at Sonething your. parents knew).  I write and end part of a complete or partial thought. But, this continues from different partially finished choruses and verses, constantly.

     

  5. Eric, I hope you've had a fun tine celebrating!

    Something I heard: Supposedly, Carol Burnett will have her own conedy show, again.

    In regards to FaceB posters, the owner said the site has been a dissapointnent, having turned into arguments, etc. It wasn't what he had envisioned. He said he was leaving FB, by the end of tlhe year. He and his wife want to focus on health findings.

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  6. By now, Aventurine,  a part of the song,  "Go All The Way' can be heard on the new ride at The California Adventure Theme Park. It is next to Disneyland.

    And The Carpenters do have a song called, 'Make Believe It's Your First Tine ( And II'll make believe it's mine).  And another song called, Kiss Me The Way You Did Last Night'. The video also has some famous characters in it,  later in the song. A treat for any fan.

     

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  7.  I start writing sometimes at the chorus and I write around that. That first song had my head spinning.

    Alternate tribute lyrics to You've got to love me for what I am. Chorus lyrics, only

    Karen sings the verse.

    (Chorus) :

    You've got to love me like anyone else.

    As you expect for yourseIf

    When your promises are empty words,

    Then your pride's still on the Shelf.

    If our Fate is just  two fools in love,

    With Horizons out of sight.

    We're finding nothing's left, just memories.

    And we both know.

    Verse:

    (The Chorus):

    We started with a newness, like each day turning into a night.

    We change from what's supposed to be,

    When wrongs weren't being right.

    If what I waited for is only something we won't see-

    It's something that we've left.

    And when it's gone,

    Love's moving on

    (Vocals):

    We've chosen better ways,

    And better ways to think and be

    It's something that we've left,

    And when it's gone,

    Love must move on

    It's nothing like before, just memories.

    Love must move on.

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  8. So sorry to hear this.

     He and his band wanted to sound different from the rest. They were content to be able to do that.

    He was probably still wound up and a little hyper after his show. With alot of energy, because it is difficult to relax for hours after, sometimes.  

    He might have felt one dose didn"t help him, so he took another..But, things like how much medication and how  many to take and at what intervals (Like one per day). And when, like morning only with food. Followed with some coffee or tea, to be alert.   When and how much, are written on the prescription bottle.

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  9.  Now, people with her condition are treated by a medical doctor, a therapist, and a nutritionist.

    During the 70's, skinny magazine covers probably influenced her. She needed more people to talk to.

    A doctor could have put her on a good food plan to stay healthy, before she started on her own.And to slowly lose weight over 6 to 8 months.

    Her weight gain was too fast, people have said. If she was at the hospital already, she probably would still be here.

     

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  10. Alternate  lyric tribute version of Something In Your Eyes. Read the tribute lyrics listening to the  song.

    The lyrics are arbout Karen, our oown beloved ones, her parents,  and Richard- (They saw in both of you).

    With Dusty Springfield and Richard Carpenter.

    Dusty has great breath control and phrasing, coached by Richard.

    Watch Richard coach Dusty throughout the song with gesture and body language as a gifted arranger.

    And then see her reaction later in the song, when she knows she's got it right. And also his reaction to the song.

    Then her reaction again, with both listening to the playback.

    Richard's vocals overlap singers next line in the song. (Richard singing vocals as next words already begin).

    Karen sings near thr end of song, also.

    I substituted the words Golden Shores for streets of gold, in the song.

    Verse:

    (Dusty):You have a newfound Fame

    And Angels know your name

    But now they see in you the qualities you've always had

    Bridge of song:

    You are living where there's no feelings of our sadness

    Rescue thoughts that we have had

    There's a cloud we can't see through

    Verse:

    We'll see your grateful eyes

    Your voice we'll recognize

    You left a life of dreams and promise

    - Now the journey's on!

    Something's greater when this life is through!

    Chorus:

    God help me to write with You

    - Reflecting in a mirror

    Here our lives are changing

    But in heaven we're renewed

    Your light I'll see

    Just let it shine on me

    'Cause if I'm gone at dawn

    I'm going to stand and walk on Golden Shores

    Verse:

    Something your parents knew

    They saw in both of you

    Then someone heard a voice and made a choice, that changed your lives

    Bridge of song:

    Beyond our Yesterdays

    Like Beginnings there's a dawn

    When our thoughts are called upon,

    Do our memories think of you?

    Verse:

    - A town where you had grown

    A voice still wasn't known (Wew, Wew!)

    You moved from friends into a dream, that was your destiny

    God help me to write these words through You!

    Chorus:

    (Karen!!!): No more shadows; Not for me!

    -A Miracle!  A Wonder!

    (Richard): AlI I ever wanted!!

    (Karen): What's greater than the life I see?

    I never thought could be

    They'll see my face with gratitude and grace

    -And Angels welcoming

    And they'll walk the Golden Shores with me!

    ( Guitar solo )

    (Dusty, Richard and Me):

     Let me sing this song to you!!

    -A Miracle has happened!

    ( Richard): All I ever wanted!! 

    (Dusty): What's stronger than a life renewed?

    You've been changed through and through!

    (Karen): Would eyes believe, unless they really see?

    - The mirror fades away

    If I could,  I'd never trade my place!

    When you're here,  I know we'll feel the same

     

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  11. Say Good-bye To Love, was a song that inspired Richard to compose that song.

    Before Karen died,  she had gained an incredible 30 pounds. 

    She was roaring back.

    But,  her heart had become weakened by something she took to speed up her weight loss, over the years.

    Also, if she was taking an anti-depressant, it would also affect her heart.

    She collapsed in her closet.

    The fire chief was also tthere after she collapsed.  And he said she looked normal.

    There was still a small pulse, as they continued to try to revive her on the way to the local hospital.

    The therapy was working, and at their house, Karen said she enjoyed what she had to eat.

    But, her therapy needed to be much greater. Adding a growth group, with an outline to discuss every week would have been better. And to listen to people with various problems.

    It seems she had an issue in accepting herself. She might have only heard a sad voice in her mind. And maybe taking something else made her always feel good, not realizing she was hurting herself.

     

     

     

  12. I have been writing tribute lyrics to some of their songs for the last five weeks. Releasing them this week. Same Mike C as before.  Thought it was easier to start new one.

    I wrote a tribute to a Brian Wilson song, also.

    (See. New B .  Wilson Song). It's Brian Wilson's tribute to Gershwin.

    Richard Carpenter has become one of my favorite arrangers. Karen had very high regards for his talent, also. Without him, not the same great songs we've heard.

    Richard was always thinking about finding new songs for Karen. Even while watching movies. They both constantly worked so hard.

    Sometimes, I stayed up writing and listening to some some of their songs until 2:30 to 4 am.  Over and over again, until there were the right words and iinspiration.

     

     

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