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Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Dave, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    And, thanks Jeff, for appreciation of my small contributions.
    Although I must confess to being somewhat of a lunatic where it comes to K&R !
    Actually, I rather appreciate 'belonging' to this forum.
  2. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    Gary, If you're a lunatic and I'm in a padded room I guess we'd be great dorm mates. Judging from the international sensation of all things CarpenterS the cuckoo house better have lots-o-beds. However, I feel due my own wing at this stage of the game.
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  3. Whoa. Did you read her response: "As a singer, I feel like the drums are my security blanket. They help me sing, in a way; I feel as though I can be comfortable, even vulnerable – I've got this shield. It's important to me to have both things going on at the same time, the singing and drumming, but it's hard..."?

    Seems she has more in common with Karen than she may know.
  4. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  5. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

  6. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    And, yes, it is still gut-wrenching.
  7. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Lisa Stansfield picked Superstar on the "Tracks of my Years" segment of Ken Bruce's BBC Radio 2 earlier this week. She seemed a little clueless - commenting about the energy her voice had despite suffering from bulemia (which wasn't the case back in 1971). Still, it was good to hear a singer choosing a Carpenters song.
  8. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    Just listening back to this now, I was going to skip to the Carpenters segment but it's great from the very beginning, they play the best choice of music (George Benson, Carpenters, Chris de Burgh, Michael Jackson...really great songs!). I'm listening to the entire show instead and will be tuning in regularly from now on! Great stuff, thanks for posting.
  9. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    Heard We've Only Just Begun on 70's on 7, satellite radio today. :)
  10. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    'There's A Kind Of Hush' on Sirius AT 40 replay. It debuted at #31 on Casey Kasem's show in March, 1976.
  11. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    Now here's an "AT 40 Extra", the song was the highest debut in the "Hot 100" that debuted at # 74. Here is "Only Yesterday" by The Carpenters. Heard on "Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 70's" from March 29, 1975. Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  12. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    A little off topic, but I actually heard a Corrs song on the sound system in the Walmart parking lot today. I'm on a roll.
  13. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

  14. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    thanks so much, Gary. I'd never heard the first one. . . Since they were speaking of disappointment at Only Yesterday only getting to No. 4 I'm guessing this must have been from late '75 - early '76 right? Otherwise they would have mentioned INTBIL or AYGFLIALS as their big disappointments.
  15. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

  16. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    " Wow. Herb Alpert originally said "Oh, do you sing too?" to Karen. Boy he must have been bowled over the first time he heard her sing."

    ^^ And ever since!
  17. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Perhaps this is familiar to many here, but Ned Nickerson has just posted (2 April 2014)
    two youtube videos of a program entitled "One on One", hosted by John Tesh, interviewing Richard Carpenter.
    Fascinating viewing, and new to me, as maybe to some others.
  18. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    Just watched them, thanks. Regardless of how you feel about the process of psychotherapy, I always find myself thinking what if they had had the antidepressant and anxiety meds back in the 1970's that we have available today. That whole family could have turned around. But it's just another 'what if'. So sad.
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  19. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    I caught the last part of a BBC radio 2 show with Paul Williams. He is promoting the Happy Days Musical that's touring the U.K. They played portions of popular songs that he has written, including Rainy Days. :)
  20. Nicko

    Nicko Active Member

    What show was it on? I'll have a listen on I player.
  21. Nicko

    Nicko Active Member


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