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  1. I have 2 questions: 1) What is your opinion of Curt Boettcher's work? The Association, The Millenium, Sagitarrius, Eternity's Children, etc. I know that Curt sang backup for you on that Japanese tour... were you aware of his body of work at that point? 2) My friend Seth Swirsky recently played me the demo of "After You" which I thought was lovely. I was curious if you've heard his band "The Red Button"?... their first album is one of my favorites of the last 10 years or so, "She's about to cross my mind" The reason I'm bringing it up is that it's filled with 65-66 jangly Beatle-pop songs and knowing that was "your favorite era" I wanted to make sure you'd heard it... (Their more recent release "As Far As Yesterday Goes" is also a slice of classic pop heaven, (Though more "west coast/wrecking crew" in sound) And lastly (Not a question) Great to see your new release, I'll be picking it up soon! Thanks for all the great music, Eric!
  2. Eric: I was watching the two videos below of Scott Gorham describing the the creation of Thin Lizzie's "The Boys are Back in Town". Of particular interest to me was the inclusion of a jazz chord or two at 1:30 on the second video. It does something really cool to your brain and I think it made the song a hit. Two questions, if I may: 1) Are jazz chords in your musical toolbox? 2) Any examples of where you have used them in any of your songs? Thanks!
  3. Hi Eric, what do you think of this one from Holland:
  4. ...and let me talk at ya for a second. now, what i want ya to do is record an instrumental cd...not that i dont enjoy hearin ya sing, cause i do, but i really enjoy hearing you play piano none of us are spring chickens anymore and daylights burnin so hop to it! if its been done already and i missed it, then point me in the direction
  5. hollies65

    Hey Eric!

    Joe Stafford suspended by Ohio Legal disiplinary board for 18 months! Son of a bitch should have been disbarred!
  6. Eric, I am wondering where you see your musical and personal life taking you over the next 3-5 years? Any plans to write and/or perform, or are you content with just living life out of the public eye? Just curious, and appreciate your thoughts. PS: Sorry about the previous attempt at this post, terrible spelling errors in the title.
  7. Hello Eric, I am new on here. Why is your Eric Carmen 1984 ablum not available on iTunes? How disappointing..."it's just a crime". Can you get that changed? BTY, I love your music and voice!
  8. ...that Japan Quake/Tsunami Relief Concert that you are destined to do?
  9. Hey Eric, I have been wanting to learn Heaven can Wait, but am having a problem with a passage,,, I was living...for tomorrow.... ( hanging on from day to day) What are the chords for that particular line?...sheet music says C#7sus4 to an F# ......that doesn't sound quite right to me...but I may be mistaken.... Bahoo
  10. Eagles performs in Japan in March. A lot of music fans excited by the topic of Eagles now in Japan. A special TV program of Eagles broadcasted last week. I saw the program. Eagles songs and interview with Glenn Frey and Don Henley, and their sucsess and despair stories. Then, I recalled Linda Ronstadt. And I heard "Desperado". I reminds John Wayne and the western movies that had not been seen for 20 years or more. However, I wasn't think about Eagles after the program had ended. It was Eric Carmen that I thought. I recalled that Eric had said that he likes Don Henley's voice. Then it was "Desperate Fools" that I thought after I had been heard "Desperado". And it was "I can remember" that I thought after "Hotel California". Of course, Eagles is one of the a greatest band. It is a famous piece of music that "Desperado" and "Hotel California" remain in the history of music. However, I must say that I really love Eric Carmen's songs deep inside of me. I want to know....... What is the one to touch your mind or feelings ? What is beautiful or painful do you feel now? How do you feel the meaning of the life? I want to hear it because of you who passes 60 years old. It is because of the desire that support me hereafter. A fan all over the world waits for your songs. Is our wish meaningless for you, Mr.Eric Carmen?
  11. Eric, just in case you aren't spending every waking hour reading the different forum entries, here is a request lifted from a different topic - I have 'lurked' through Eric's Facebook page, and one of his 'Friends' is David Spero, who's Dad produced The UpBeat Show. As a kid David worked on the show as a producer. Eric, you would do the wonderful world of the internet a great service if you could see if David has access to a tape of this show. It would rock YouTube.
  12. Who is singing lead on the "Let It Be" gem that Bernie posted on Christmas Day, anyone know for certain? Some parts sound like Eric to me and some sound like Wally. Their voices are usually very distinctive to me, but I can't tell this one. Thanks in advance for any answers.
  13. Hey Eric, Before you got so involved in The Raspberries reunion thing you had said something about doing a show with the Cleveland Symphony. Is there any kind of a chance to restart that dream agian? I would love to see this happen. The idea of hearing your music in that style would be fantastic. Think about it. Would also be a great way to get the EC Nation together again too! Gail
  14. ira

    Under-Rated

    Eric and Eric Carmen.com Colleagues...What acts and/or performers do you feel are under-rated? I'll start the ball rolling...I think the Boxtops were under-rated. Alex Chilton was about 17...if I recall....when he did those vocals on "The Letter" and "Cry Like A Baby". I think Alex's vocals are right up there with Stevie Winwood who sounded like a wizened Blues Vet while merely a child on "Gimme Some Lovin" and I'm A Man" by the Spencer Davis Group. I think Sonny Geraci of The Outsiders and Climax is under-rated. And perhaps..most of all...I think Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere And The Raiders should be in the"Under-Rated Lead Singers Hall Of Fame". Eric and friends...You got a coupla under-rated favorites that you might talk about?
  15. Wonder if you ever just pop into a hotel lobby or Nordstroms and start noodling on their piano. Billy Joel in the early 80's had divorced his wife, manager, and fights with the label went to chill in St. Barts on a solo vacation. Since he was alone some time he would buy a drink and wander over to the lobby grand unannouced and unpaid and play around just to amuse himself. That's where he met Christie Brinkley who happened to be staying there for a photo shoot. You ever do that around Cleveland (or are you too well known) or when traveling? ala piano man
  16. I'm digging through Dio's older stuff (he started in 1958!). Totally reminds me of your singing. Just curious--did you ever meet Dio?
  17. I thought the artist themselves, had complete control over what songs would be released off their new albums for radio play. It should be that way, but does the record label that the artist is signed to have a say in the selection process? I would not hesitate to say, that an artist would be better qualified to make the choice, as opposed to any record company executive.For the simple reason being, the artist would know first hand, which one of their songs would have the best chance for success.Musicians have that kind of insight.Many thanks,highwayangel
  18. I just found this new video on YouTube, and it reminded me of my little romantic story of the same name I wrote around Valentine's Day 2 years ago. It was deleted after a banned board member took the thread in an "x-rated" direction. I don't know if any of you remember the story. It was about my idea of an unforgettable romantic evening at home, and included a blindfold, some sexy lingerie, and me preparing a meal for my love , of his favorite foods...The setting progressed from the dining room, to the front of a lit fireplace, complete with comfy cushions, strawberries, and melted chocolate ! After I told my story, I asked, what was everyone else's idea of the ultimate romantic evening? I got some great replies (that weren't x-rated!) from you guys. I even remember, Eric's response, of how I was giving him, "A case of the Vapors" ! You know, Eric, with songs like this one , playing in the background, and that special someone by my side, I think I could get a case of "the vapors" every night!!... Any more ideas for romance and "mood setting" music from you guys?
  19. I often wonder, and feel saddened by the fact that radio stations today have a certain reluctance towards playing new tunes by an old artist. Oh sure perhaps a few times they may sample it for us to hear, but then quite suddenly distance themselves to the point of quite probably never hearing it again. I for one, if in the business of radio management and program director would be excited to have a proven hit-maker back on the scene. But the trend today in radio seems to be for a bunch of nonsense songs with no clear direction or meaning of its content. That's why I seldom listen to radio, just the oldies station.And then buy any new albums of my favorites when they release them. I would be interested Eric in your opinions on all of this.Many Thanks,highwayangel
  20. Did you ever write a song with Seth Swirsky?
  21. I had never heard "After You" until Bernie posted it in the Multimedia/Eric's Demos section. I loved it the first time I listened to it. If the demo sounds that good, I can't imagine had good your finished version would have sounded. I'm curious why you never recorded it...did you not like it...was it legalities...was it something else? Since nobody else recorded it, maybe it's just not as good as I think it is. Even if it wasn't a single, it seems album worthy...
  22. Was this something you came up with in the studio??? Believe it or not, it took me a couple of years before realizing what it was!!! Doops!!! As a musician you would think I would have picked it in the flashiest of flashes... I really like the intro, it sets up the song "just right". bahoo
  23. Eric, Ok, you've probably been asked this many times before but I might as well ask you myself. Wouldn't you enjoy playing a little piano and singing at my wedding reception? Now wait...I did come to the Raspberries' reunion concerts in Cleveland and I am a pretty longstanding member of ericcarmen.com. And Pittsburgh is not that far away. This will be my second and last marriage and to have you sing your ballads at my reception would make me feel like a Make-A-Wish kid. This will be a family only reception so it would be pretty small - like 50 people in a private room at a nice restaurant. I won't beg but...please??? Steveh
  24. I was just curious if Eric was going to Ronnie Wood's art exhibit at the Butler Art Gallery in Youngstown. Ronnie is supposed to be there on the opening day for a meet the artist reception. Just wondering since it's not far from the Beachwood area.
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