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I just watched the Mike Douglas "Change of Heart" video again. I never noticed it before but what a pity that when asked about Raspberries, Eric said "I shudder to mention it" frown . A good indication of how he felt then perhaps and how time helps heal old wounds smile

Raspberries ROCK! laugh

Gary

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well, eric doesnt look too keen in this one. first of all, he's on a piano... i'm not sure but i think the piano on the track is a wurlitzer (sp?) ....it looks weird...and i think EC is uncomfortable 'trying' to make it look real...he also appears either nervous or smug...or maybe both...cynical...yeah...thats it...of course I should recognize that trait as EC has tagged me as being cynical in a previous post lol....

bahooey

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P.S. I enjoyed the video.

I reckon it must be tough to play in that type of forum....but it was the right thing to do...and I recall as a fan back then that I was thrilled to see my favorite artist whether in concert, on Merv, Mike, etc etc.

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Back then an appearance on The Mike Douglas Show was still pretty big stuff...MTV was still several years away...

I used to watch Mike Douglas to see some of the current pop acts...There weren't many other places on TV to find them then...And i don't remember seeing Eric on Mike Douglas...But it's likely I did...Because I was always wanting to see the artists that I was playing on the radio...And back then I played "Change Of Heart" alot.

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Bahoo, The track featured both electric AND acoustic piano. The electric was NOT a Wurlitzer. I wasn't the least bit "uncomfortable" trying to "make it look real." And finally, I was neither "nervous" nor "smug." I'm actually a pretty shy person. What you observed is me, trying to get past my shyness during the interview portion of the show. When I read your posts, I wonder why you choose to see only the most negative explanations for everything. If you dislike me, why not post on the website of someone you like? ec

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I guess there really is a "Grey Area" that separates - a fan's identifying with someone's music -and a fan's assuming they REALLY know that artist and then proceeding to project their own most negative thoughts and feelings on that very same artist they admire and think they know.

Eric, the only thing I truly know about you is you have made great music that has brought many people great joy.

If I have ever crossed the boundary of this "Grey Area"-then I am truly sorry.-Ira.

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Boy am I bummed out now. grumpy My computer won't let me download the program to watch these videos. (it's cause it my computer at work)

I'm missing all the cool EC videos. That does it... I'm getting a computer at home! <img border="0" alt="[Rant]" title="" src="graemlins/rant.gif" />

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I always thought Mike Douglas was sorta picking up where Ed Sullivan left off, giving programming time to pop and rock musicians . Alot of other variety and talk shows didnt do too much of that. It was cool cause Douglas didnt seem to treat the rock and pop people with any condenscension whatsoever, he seemed very respectful and interested. Granted he was a little freaked out at Lennon occasionally. He wasnt a bad singer either in that crooner sorta way. Alot of people watched Douglas, hes sort of an unheralded hero of pop culture in that period really.

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Is there somewhere to see this video online? - I'd love to watch it. I remember always trying to catch The Mike Douglas Show just to see if a musical group was going to perform! I think the last group I ever caught was Player doing "If Looks Could Kill"

On Eric's shyness - I can't imagine how you managed to overcome it to perform to such massive crowds - That's pretty amazing!

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I think I became a "performer" to conquer my shyness. Once you walk onstage you either sink or swim. Strangely, there's a certain anonymity performing before thousands of people that makes it very easy for me. It's almost impossible for me to sing in front of a small group of friends. Go figure. ec

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