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  • Oh, yes. You can feel his emotion, you can relate to his homesickness and joy about getting back home..
    Joni Mitchell wrote California, which is just so wonderful, so poetic. Same thing - homesickness.
    Have you listened to Joni Mitchell's or Laura Nyro's work?
  • Great inclusive question, Robin, as usual.<br/>
    Happy. Mellow. Peacefully basking in the mood and days these songs were actually written.
    Does Anybody Really Know what time it is ?
    25 or 6 to 4
    Wake up sunshine
    The road
    In the country
    Free
    Introduction
    Questions 67&68
    I'm a man
    Saturday in the park
    So many...
    • Hi Tina!
      Thanks for your response! RL does have a lot of great songs out there! Did you ever hear Happy Cause Im Going Home live?
    • I actually included more songs than just Robert had written.
    • That's ok.
  • Hi Stephanie,

    For the last week, I have been listening to nothing but RL songs on my IPOD.  

    During my last Mid-Life Crisis, I left the business world to open a woodworking shop.  I recently created a Dining Room Table for a customer, and also owed them a matching Bench.  For the past 7 - 8 days, I have been working on it.  On the first day, I plugged my IPOD into my workshop radio/player and decided to listen to only RL Solo songs.  Well, each day I have done the exact same thing.

    Last weekend, my wife was away on a recruiting trip (college coach) and while I was laying in bed at 3 AM Saturday morning, unable to sleep, the lyrics from "I Confess" burst into my head.  As I thought about them, I altered several lines to reflect where I was, and was blown away by how closely/exactly they reflected everything I had passing through my head as I stared at the ceiling.

    I had always enjoyed that song a great deal, but now I would have to say it touches me more than any other song anyone has ever done.  It has hit the nail on the head as I review my regrets in life, my evolution as a man and husband/father, and how I feel towards my wife.

    I lied there in bed at 3 AM and was blown away as this song just kept blasting through my head.  Each time, creating a new reality of where I am in my life.

    It is interesting how in different phases or times of my life, different songs by RL grasped exactly where I was at that exact moment.  In some past time, he must have been feeling the emotions/happiness/pain that I felt, yet he was able to articulate it musically and lyrically.

    • Hi Franc!
      What a beautiful story! I remember when RL first shared the song I Confess on his My Space page a few years back and I instantly loved it! I hoped he would include it on a CD in the future and when he finally did I was so happy! I Confess is another one of RLs heartfelt songs that can make you feel all kinds of emotions. Thank you for sharing your story!
    • Lovely story Franc. <<hugs>>  I share your love for those lyrics, and such a beautiful arrangement by Robert and Hank Linderman. Have you read the notes on it that Robert wrote on this site? It was submitted for Chicago XXX and turned down. Crazy. 

      Everyday I try to look for something beautiful around me. It could be art, nature, the spirit of life itself, or just something humorous.

      I get the mid-life crisis thing, even though I'm only 41. I changed careers five years ago, and now I'm thinking that teaching won't work out for me at all. I stand up for the underdogs kids and the creatives ones who are misunderstood by the system. But the system doesn't want someone like me in their doors. I wish I could fix it!      

  • I am embraced by the emotion of "Joy" when I listen to "Crazy Happy" which I find myself doing a lot lately on the ride home from work.  The song is a wonderful composition of musical notes that are blended together instrumentally,with the bass, piano and flugel horn integrally mixed with some incredible vocals.  My take on the words....a love story about a new relationship that brings such a high level of happiness, you know the new relationship is there to stay.  It is simply another Robert Lamm contribution of creativity that hits hard the depths of my soul's joy.  I am grateful for the song.       

    • Hi John!
      Crazy Happy is such a great song! It's such a nice feeling when you find a song like this one that makes you feel such happiness! Thank you for sharing your story!
      Robin
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Stephanie Carta commented on Stephanie Carta's blog post Chicago in South Carolina! (Review, Interview, Pictures)
"My mom did that. The meet and greets were weird, like deer in the headlights at first, but fun. The best geek moment for me was talking trumpet players with Lee, and his eyes lit up when I said there was a movie out about Lee Morgan. Film Rise has t…"
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Shannon Denise Foster commented on Stephanie Carta's blog post Chicago in South Carolina! (Review, Interview, Pictures)
"Oh well it does happen let me tell you ha!"
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Tina Kadelski commented on Stephanie Carta's blog post Chicago in South Carolina! (Review, Interview, Pictures)
"She missed the best part about meeting Robert - where you get to GEEK THE HELL OUT like a 15-yr old again. You think you won't, that you'll be cool, then -- BLAM!"
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Tina Kadelski replied to Robin's discussion Burt Bacharach
"Yipes. I think we all can relate to having somebody do something like that to us, or doing it ourselves. You're right about that, it has to do with the lyrics."
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Robert Lamm replied to Robin's discussion Burt Bacharach
"I met Burt, only briefly, thanked him for the songwriting lessons his work continues to provide me. He was very humble, kind of "aw, shucks" and laughed. Years later I was at a baseball game, seated behind Hal David, but an acquaintance seated next…"
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Shannon Denise Foster posted a blog post
A very epic show last night in Durant Oklahoma the show just blew me away like always and now looking forward to the Dallas show coming up in a few months!
Another great photo of Robert with Beginnings taken right at the stage
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Shannon Denise Foster commented on Stephanie Carta's blog post Chicago in South Carolina! (Review, Interview, Pictures)
"Some wonderful close up of the guys you have there! So happy for you that you got to sit down with Lee and had a wonderful interview with him! I'm happy you had an epic time and that Robert was as gracious as he can be love him to death!! And of cou…"
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Stephanie Carta posted a blog post
I had a wonderful time last weekend, two shows (Colubmia and Greenville) at lovely theaters in the front row for both. I think it is a very special time for Chicago right now. Jeff Coffey is everything we've heard, bringing fresh spirit to the tenor…
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Tina Kadelski replied to Robin's discussion Burt Bacharach
"It's fun when he does. One day I'll put my video here of meeting Robert & Lee. I don't know how to transfer iPod to iPad. Maybe YouTube? I keep stalling."
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Tina Kadelski replied to Robin's discussion How Does Robert Lamms Music Make You Feel?
"Oh, yes. You can feel his emotion, you can relate to his homesickness and joy about getting back home..
Joni Mitchell wrote California, which is just so wonderful, so poetic. Same thing - homesickness.
Have you listened to Joni Mitchell's or Laura N…"
Thursday
Tina Kadelski commented on Stephanie Carta's blog post Robert's most biting, and often humorous, lyrics
"I love that he wrote "...There was no evolution, only a flood..."
Science must negate God or they'll have no jobs."
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Robin replied to Robin's discussion Burt Bacharach
"Hi Tina!
I'm not sure if he has the time. I just ask whatever comes to mind that I would like to know more about . My schedule is crazy busy. I hope I can."
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Tina Kadelski replied to Robin's discussion Burt Bacharach
"Does he pop in any more to respond?
I'd love to see them again this year, but don't know yet if I can. Didn't stick around too long at the last one.
How about you? Any Chicago concert plans?"
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Robin replied to Robin's discussion How Does Robert Lamms Music Make You Feel?
"That's ok."
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