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  1. Eric Have you been watching American Idol this season? Any favorites ?
  2. Hi Eric: My question is...do you ever look back on any of the old videos and cringe at what you see or say I really like when we did that...and do you have your own favourite?
  3. eric,did you ever find it was hard parting w/some of your original demos before going into the studio to totally redo them?..i mean sometimes demos have that "certain feel" to them..do you feel that way about some of yours??..lol,chris
  4. Eric, I seem to remember you recorded a song written by Dianne Warren. Was this your choice or a "request" (i.e. do it!) by the label. I remember that Cheap Trick recorded songs by other writers at the request of Epic, and while they had a hit, the songs didn't really have their trademark or fee. While I enjoyed "Hungry Eyes", I still and always feel that what you write is your best material.
  5. Ann

    Dog

    Eric, I've been wondering how things are going with your dog. How old is he/she now? Ann
  6. eric,"if" the raspberries would do new material,who would be a choice of you guys to produce it,or would you guys prefer to do it yourselves?? ..i understand if it's too touchy to answer that..just wondering that's all..lol,chris
  7. I say the odds are about 100:1 that you answer this post, but here it goes: The Raspberries playing a show in 2008 You getting that solo show scheduled in 2008 You writing a new song and posting it here first. You showing up at Weekend at Bernies Thanks!
  8. Eric, Is this old gem free and clear, written and owned by only you, so there is no legal problems recording the song on your next CD, whether solo or with the boys? Or does some old sleazy record exec from the late 60's own a piece of it?
  9. MJ

    Flipside

    I've got two questions regarding the Flipside show. Did you do all the songs in one take, and were there any other songs that you did play that night that didn't make it on the show? Thanks.
  10. This one goes out to our leader --- Eric, I remember you saying you used to love "Love Is Blue." This was kind of an unlikely radio hit, wasn't it? But it just stuck in your mind....
  11. Eric, Have you ever pulled up to a stop light and heard a song of your own or a Berries tune belting out of someones car stereo. Not GATW or ABM but something that had to be an album cut so you had a pretty good idea it was a true fan with a cd playing. How'd that feel and did you give a little nod or wink their way? I would think that something like that would be pretty cool for both parties.
  12. Dear Eric ( I feel truly I should still be addressing you as Mr.Carmen), How does it feel to know that you are leaving such a beautiful legacy?? You have touched so many so deeply with your music. I know for my sister Valorie and I that your music has been at times not only life altering but life saving as well! Your music breaks down walls that people try to build up around themselves...you remind us all how to *feel* and to *live* and to take *risks* again even after the most painful heartbreak. It's more than evident in the countless number of people who are honored to be a part of this board that you have built something very special with your extraordinary gift of music. However, after reading so much about all that you have done, I also truly feel that you would have managed to make a huge impact on countless lives no matter what venue you had chosen to express your creative force. It's almost that ridiculously simple...your gift as a human being would have touched lives no matter what you would have set forth to do. Therefore, my question, is a rhetoric one because I am certain you DO know what a beautiful legacy you have given this world!
  13. Eric : Will you attend or watch tomorrow night's debate at Cleveland State between Obama and Clinton? Does the debate interest you? Any thoughts?
  14. Hi Eric: This may have been asked before, but as I am still fairly new here I was wandering.... you have had "hit" songs, popular songs...but for yourself (and you can only choose one) which song made you sit back and feel really proud..."like this is the best piece you have ever done?"
  15. Eric, I've always wondered, before you decided to split, had you formulated any ideas or plans for what the next Raspberries album after "Starting Over" was going to be/sound like? Gary
  16. EC...When you are introduced to people for the first time and they dont know who you are or anything about your career, do you tell them that you are a "singer" or "songwriter"?...Then, inevitably, when they ask you what have you sung or written, I'm sure "All By Myself" is first out of your mouth...What do you follow that one up with?...
  17. Did you save all the handwritten lyrics from the Rapberries songs you wrote, and the ones from the first solo record? Graham Nash told me he didn't save any of that stuff from his Hollies days and he really regrets it.
  18. Hi Eric. Just something I heard....Did you know Rush Limbaugh has used the intro to Go All The Way on his show quite a bit? I am not a Limbaugh fan, but with the unfortunate concentration of radio stations into increasingly fewer hands (i.e. Clear Channel, another topic- another day), it is hard to turn the dial and not hear him. In any event....I hope your getting compensated for this. I do know that he was also using John Fogerty's work, and that was brought to a fast halt. Thanks for all the good times!!!!
  19. Good Evening, I was wondering especially since you are both so brilliant on the keyboards if you know Paul Shaffer? He was born where both Valorie and I come from *Fort William* now called Thunder Bay. I bet the two of you could do some serious tickling of the ivories if you ever got together for a jam session.
  20. What did you think Eric, assuming you saw it? There are some of us who thought it was magical, while others thought much less.
  21. Eric, if you get the chance, I'd love to know what goes into building an act. Last weekend we went to see Mickey Dolenz in concert. His voice was phenomenal --- in some respects even better than before! BUT, he was all over the place frantically pacing back and forth way too fast. Then he picked up his guitar and did a couple of songs, then he got behind the drums and did a couple of songs, then he was back to the hyperactive pacing... Yes, there were Monkee hits that he was doing as well as other songs with varying styles. On the way home I told John that I actually couldn't say who Mickey Dolenz was or what his act was like --- it was all over the place! I guess I'm just trying to get a handle on it. when you go to see Raspberries you KNOW what you're going to see. You can walk away saying you know who Eric Carmen (and each of the other guys individually) 'is' on stage. I just didn't feel I could say that with Mickey and was trying to figure out why it all seemed so fragmented.
  22. Good Day Mr.Carmen, I was wondering if you have written songs that are meant to be only private for either your wonderful wife or your two beloved children? If this has been asked and answered before can someone please just direct me to the response and/or link to a response. Wishing YOU and All those you hold dear a long,healthy, happy life filled with precious memories.
  23. As you know Eric, we're all thrilled that you so actively participate on this Message Board, but have you ever regretted getting so personally involved? Most of us are bright, intelligent and respectful but there are a few out here that worry me at times
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