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Helen G

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Eric Carmen (1984)
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    The Way We Used to Be

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  1. I passed by one right off the beachfront strip in Daytona Beach a couple weeks ago, but didn't have time to stop in! I hope to be able to do so within a couple weeks!
  2. I've already hit the repeat on this amazing video several times. Looking at it close up on my desktop monitor is almost as good as looking at it on our large screen TV! Awesome production effort, Bernie! ❤️
  3. It's all about the "pinch me" moments, isn't it? I'm so happy to have found this forum after all these years so I could hang out and converse with all the Raspberries/Eric fans who "get it"! ❤️
  4. I get chills thinking about that...... Wow! This piece really is magnificent.
  5. You're probably right about the column inch problem (as it's called in newspaper parlance).
  6. It's so funny that Eric is quoted in the paper as saying that, because even in my teenage years (1970's), I was never attracted to the greasy-haired doper bands either! 😉
  7. Welcome to this site, Carlo! I'm the 4th child in a very musical family; besides learning piano, a band instrument and singing in choirs or choruses all my life, we were taught at home to recognize great melody lines and harmonization (chord structure). I learned about the form of songs later on in my music studies. So when a musician like Eric Carmen comes along, it was easy for me to fall in love with his songwriting genius much less all his great skills as a singer, pianist and guitar player. So yes, you're among musician friends here for sure!
  8. Glad to have you with us, Johan! Much thanks in no small part to site master RaspBernie 👍❤️, this is a huge treasure trove of all things Eric Carmen with its vast archives of discussion threads just like this one! Up until the covid lockdown, I was really busy with my regular life as a music publisher and a cappella harmony performer and board member of my non-profit a cappella ensemble, and time was very much at a premium. During those "downtime" months when none of us were performing out in public, I re-discovered how much I loved Raspberries back in my teens! And also, after having more time to follow around links on YouTube, I also figured out how vast EC's music composition catalog truly was - that's a big deal to me as a music publisher and I have huge respect for that for starters. [He's written so many gorgeous "gems" ❤️ that never got their due in the Billboard/Hits lists!] I then found this forum and it's been "off to the races" to explore this site since then! You're among friends here for sure!
  9. Do you have any idea where the holdup might be? Something in the production process? Money backing? I'd be happy to be part of the investors group to make that happen!
  10. Absolutely! I love the 50th anniversary video when Eric C. says something like .... "we were a good band - now we're a great band". I totally agree! This version with the overdubs contributing is just marvelous - sublime really. Thanks for the video share, Bernie! It was fun to see that Dave S. was really digging this one in particular!
  11. Not everybody has great taste. 😉
  12. RaspBernie - Thanks to your tip for how to find this gem of a book as an ebook on this site a few months back! I love having access to it on my smartphone, so whenever I have any downtime (like I did a couple weekends back waiting for flights back from my big deal college a cappella reunion concert weekend), I'll go back and read one of the more amusing anecdotes or sections, even though I read it cover to cover non-stop when I first got it via Nook/Barnes & Noble! Such a great & really important read for us avid Eric C. fans, with its insights particularly into the music production processes behind the scenes!!!
  13. Just goes to show you - if you don't ask, you don't get! Who da thunk it? Eric Carmen, rap star - on top of all his other credits and accomplishments! Glad to hear he got what songwriting credit he asked for! I'm chuckling at the story of Eric asking the guy at the car wash about his rappers knowledge, and then going with his gut instinct to ask for as much royalty percentage as he thought he could! 💰
  14. We know Eric isn't particularly tall, so those Japanese girls flocking around him must be tiny?! 😉
  15. I grew up in a home where we were all Chicago Blackhawks fans, and, in the '70's, I remember seeing Lafleur play many a game against the likes of Bobby Hull and Keith "I Start a Fight Nearly Every Game" Magnuson! 😉 https://www.hockeyfights.com/players/11192
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