Jump to content

So...How did YOU become a member here?

Lee Marshall

Recommended Posts

I got a little bit computer un-phobic and had begun to realize that there's a website for everything.

I typed in "Eric Carmen"...someone whose songs like "Change of Heart","Boats","Never Gonna Fall In Love Again",and "Let's Pretend"..had become "Lost Hits"..in the pre-download,pre-"Definitive Collection" era...and someone whom I wanted to know more about.


Lo and behold...shortly afterward a 400+ page book by one Bernie Hogya.

Lo and behold a reunion tour that NEVER would have happened without the power of the internet and Bernie's site.

Now I'm proud to consider myself part of this wonderful family.

Man-I'm a sucker for stories with happy endings.-Ira.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Before the internet was popular, there were Bulletin Boards. In the mid 80's, I was a member of 2 popular BB's (Prodigy & GEnie) I was constantly searching for any info on Eric or the Raspberries, but found nothing. I even started my own bulletin board with a Eric/Raspberries section that I advertised on Prodigy & GEnie. I ran that BB on and off for a couple years and only received 2 posts concerning Eric. Finally the internet appeared. I wish I had an explanation as to how I missed out on the AOL site. Eventually, I found the Raspberries site and this one in it's previous form. Just good timing to sign up as the #3 member. Would gladly give it up to Kathy (who should be #2). I still haven't met many members in person though and someday hope to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found this site one day when I typed in Eric Carmen. I lurked a bit and thought everyone seemed nice and friendly and there were some great topics to be read. A week or so went by and I typed in Eric's name again and checked the site out and noticed that Eric was posting responses - WOW! Can that really be?? (Thinking to myself) So I decided to become a member and I have enjoyed myself immensely - this is the first BB I've joined ever and I must say this site is the BEST! and it has made me a true Raspberries fan to boot! I was suprised to find that there were others such as myself that have loved Eric's music as much as I have over the years.(sniff) crying

Thanks again and I hope to meet the other board members at the next reunion concert! LuvLove


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was always a big EC fan and used to drive the sweet little librarian nuts doing inter-library searches for magazine articles about Eric! Lol! I had a computer for a whole year before I was able to have internet (think rural Iowa--everything was dial-up and horrendous long-distance fees!). The day I got my internet connection, I "googled" Eric Carmen and was taken to the old board where I probably just lurked for one or two days until I learned how to post! Tony was "TonySongWriter" seems like, and some other folks had different names than they do now. I was simply my email address!

Anyway, I'm member #20 here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I joined in 97- The website started a few months before I was online. Had dialup then, now have advanced to cable. I did a search for Eric Carmen and it brought me to this site. Did a lot of lurking but then just jumped in and have been here since. laugh

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...