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Helen G

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  1. 20 hours ago, Raspbernie said:

    DVD won't cut it with the HD picture, Kirk. Blu-Ray or digital download on this one.


    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!

  2. 20 hours ago, Kirk said:

    Everyone was spot on this night- I hope the whole show makes it to dvd- thanks, Bernie!

    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!

  3. 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!!!

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  4. 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! 💰

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  5. 8 hours ago, Batman said:

    We need a special Weekend at Bernie's type of event where the faithful EC.com members can meet and perhaps celebrate Eric's birthday in August, much the same as we did in 2006.

    I'm in!!!!! I'd be happy to help with setting up a hotel block (if we get enough people coming), food/drink planning, etc. ❤️

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  6. On 4/7/2022 at 4:07 PM, RCT said:

    Kinder/gentler/less tuff acid wash variation for comparison's sake.



    Same photo shoot as the one above (the hair style is exactly the same), but with a hint of a smile here and the upturned left collar is showing so it's from a subtlely different angle, or Eric turned a bit.....

  7. I'm so grateful to have come across this treasure trove of all kinds of topics related to Eric Carmen's stunning career over the years! 3 million hits is a "wowza" testimonial to not only EC himself, but also RaspBernie the master of this website, and the dedicated fans who've posted, contributed and commented over the years! 

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  8. Ya gotta love the bootleg video posted of a whole show of the 2000 All Starr Band! 🙂❤️ 👍It's pretty grainy but the sound is pretty darn decent, and you can see Eric C. moving around the stage doing the various instruments as the show repertoire lineup demands. It certainly shows the versatility of him and others in this particular All Starr lineup! 

    I'll repeat here the comment I posted on this YouTube video when I watched it completely about 5 months ago: "This was an amazingly GREAT iteration of the All Starr Band! Hugely talented stars across the board on that stage! Phenomenal lineup of songs! But the reason I treasure this footage hugely is because it’s the ONLY footage I’ve seen from the top down view capturing Eric Carmen’s stellar piano solo in the middle of “All By Myself”! It’s one thing to have heard that over the years since he first released it in 1975 but it’s quite another to see him playing his masterpiece from that perspective! And 25 years later with such emotional delivery! I’m completely mesmerized! ❤️🎹 And truly grateful to see this posted - thank you!"


  9. Bernie - great post!!! 

    You said: "On February 29, 2000, Eric’s album of love songs, Winter Dreams, found a home in the U.S. Renamed I Was Born To Love You after the album’s lead-off single, the CD was released on Pyramid Records."


    Was this released on both vinyl and CD formats? It's the only EC "album" I have yet to purchase, and I plan to do so in short order! 🙂 

  10. 1 hour ago, John Shaft said:

    Dunno who Tommy Allen is but I second this emotion!! Would LOVE to hear the rest of this!!

    Tommy Allen did the labor-of-love recording or maybe the mixdown on the Pop Art Live recording released of the Raspberries reunion performance, so the audio could be released to the public! ❤️.(I'm sure Rasp-Bernie will chime in with exact details about Tommy Allen's contribution to that project - and it was HUGE!) If you don't own Pop Art Live, you owe it to yourself to track it down and buy it! I love that I could download Pop Art Live via Apple iTunes and take it with me wherever I go, including my car which is playback for dummies via the Apple CarPlay system that wires directly to my iPhone! ❤️

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  11. On 3/15/2022 at 11:30 PM, PowerPop72 said:

    Thank you, LC. High End audio is a terminal disease I have had since age 14 when I built my first Dynaco vacuum tube power amplifier... a model Stereo 70.

    We love music nerds and audiophiles! Welcome - happy Pi Day (almost a week later)! You'll fit in well here! 🙂 

    I grew up with the benefit of my dad being an audiophile. In the 1970's, I'm pretty darn sure we were the ONLY family for miles around that had a quadrophonic system in our living room, with my dad having mounted an antenna on top of the house to draw in the FM radio signals from Chicago that might have actually broadcast in quadrophonic! 🤓

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  12. Both “Desperate Fools” and “The Way We Used to Be” are incredibly well-crafted songs. As a musician myself, I especially gush over the melody line & harmonization of the latter!

    These songs are just two great examples out of his entire “catalogue” of songs (as we say in the music publishing world) that showcase EC’s versatility as a composer. 

    I actually listen to the “Desperate Fools Overture” on repeat! If Eric would develop that into a full-blown orchestra work with several movements, that’s eminently publishable to strings ensembles! With my music performer connections, I’d be the #1 salesperson for that 😉

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  13. 20 hours ago, Raspbernie said:

    I have always planned to scan and upload all of the Eric Carmen articles in my vast archive to EC.com.

    As a matter of fact, I just came upon 4 binders of "Carmen Connection" newsletters that I was thinking might be worthy of digitizing.

    What do you think?

    Please do, Bernie! That would be awesome! I know this is all a “labor of love” for you, so here is my “thanks in advance”! 😁👍🏻❤️

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  14. 1 hour ago, Rhonda B said:

    Kirk, you must be using my "one kind thing per day" philosophy. It's still a good thing when somebody wants to show their love of Raspberries.

    There's a song frequently sung in my barbershop music world - the lyrics go....  "If you can't say anything real nice, please don't talk at all - that's my advice!" 😉 The song title is "Please don't talk about me when I'm gone." (It's been covered hugely since it was first written in 1930. 😉 )

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  15. On 6/29/2009 at 10:57 AM, Raspbernie said:

    "Love Is All That Matters" is played so often and is so loved that it said to be the unofficial national anthem of the Philippines.

    By the amount of covers on YouTube of this song by Filipinos, I'd say so! 🙂 It's the one song written by Eric that gets an "earworm" designation! 🤣

  16. 48 minutes ago, Raspbernie said:

    Wow, really interesting, Kirk! Eric has always spoken about his admiration for soundtracks, citing several film composers—most notably, Dimitri Tiomkin—among his favorites.

    No person who spent any time living in the 1960's wouldn't recognize the theme for "Rawhide"! And Tiomkin's score for "The Alamo" is magnificent!

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  17. If you're registered on Facebook, check out this thread on the Musicians Unite group. My answer was "Spotlight - by Eric Carmen" and I dropped in the YouTube link to help educate people. ❤️ 😉- I just love the driving bass with the chord harmonizations on this song! (Also look for me on FB as Helen Sparks Giallombardo  🙂 ) 



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