Franc Short replied to Robert Lamm's discussion CHICAGO. File under 'C'. Robert Lamm. File under 'L'.
"I agree, to me, both albums are fantastic.
Night and Day - wow, one song after another of fantastic reworks and reinterpretations of classic standards.  The best part is, to my kids, who had never heard the old '40's originals, these were just fanta…"
Apr 4
Franc Short replied to Robert Lamm's discussion CHICAGO. File under 'C'. Robert Lamm. File under 'L'.
"I know I am as guilty as many, if not more guilty of blurring the lines of Chicago vs. Lamm.  I will be more careful in the future.  I know I will purchase the CD despite already having most of the songs already, but I will still purchase it.
I do w…"
Apr 3
Franc Short replied to Robin's discussion How Does Robert Lamms Music Make You Feel?
"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…"
Feb 25
Franc Short replied to Franc Short's discussion The Passing of Another Wonderful Voice
"Stephanie, great points.  I am blessed that my oldest son, and my daughter both love the music I love (my other son likes rap???) and have shared it with me for years.  Several years ago, my son and I identifies groups that we felt might not tour fo…"
Feb 1
Franc Short posted a discussion
Today, while eating dinner, I received a call from my oldest son (favorite???), who told me of the passing of John Wetton.You know there are people who are arguably more important in my life who have passed (per my wife who just doesn't understand),…
Jan 31
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Fender Rhodes - Devil's Sweet
"In their "Live at Guitar Center" show from last year, RL mentioned how he is not a strong technical keyboardist.  I have noticed that over the years his keyboard playing has diminished to the point where on even some of his solo stuff, there are oth…"
Jan 12
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
"Hi Tina,
I am the youngest of 11 children (good Irish Catholics) with almost a 6 year difference between my youngest brother and myself.  I got into music by my 3rd oldest brother (5th in line) who played the drums and loved the British Invasion.  A…"
Jan 10
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
"Stephanie, I agree with you.  
I always loved ELP, now with two of them gone, I will never see them again,
So many of the bands I loved growing up, have lost members for various reasons or broken up.  I realize now that I am seeing a group for a dif…"
Jan 10
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
"Overall, I really enjoyed the documentary.  I watched it last night, and then had a little time today, to watch it again on DVR.  Lots of great stuff in it, but I was discouraged by the amount of time spent on the drug and alcohol issues.  I don't d…"
Jan 2
Franc Short replied to Robert Lamm's discussion Songwriter's Hall of Fame 2017 nominees...
"Hey Andy, I probably didn't articulate my thought properly.  
My intentions was to say, how the people who have disengaged, and considered Chicago some Pop / Power Ballad band still love and appreciate the Lamm & Pankow stuff off the earlier albums.…"
Dec 14, 2016
Franc Short replied to Robert Lamm's discussion Songwriter's Hall of Fame 2017 nominees...
"I agree with you regarding awards.  I am often amazed hearing radio ads for car dealerships and mattress companies being "award winning" and I scratch my head.  However, also appreciate that you are being legitimately recognized for all your fantast…"
Dec 14, 2016
Franc Short replied to Franc Short's discussion Dancing at my Daughter's Wedding 2
"I meant when the crowd thinned to about 60% of the crowd, not 60 people."
Jul 11, 2016
Franc Short posted a discussion
Last month I posted that at my daughter's wedding (yesterday), my wife and I would dance together, by ourselves, to "Beginnings".Well, in the course of a month, a lot changes.  After my daughter's last meeting with the DJ, it became iffy.  He would…
Jul 11, 2016
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion So sorry Trent Gardner passed away.
"Stephanie,  Well said.

I have been a fan of Trent's music for 17 or 18 years now.  I started purchasing his "Magellan" CD's years ago and loved them from the start.  At one point, I even remember telling my wife and son that "this is what the next…"
Jun 18, 2016
Franc Short posted a discussion
On July 10th, my daughter, my youngest child will be marrying her best friend.Everyone who knows me, knows that I just don't dance.  First, I have no sense of rhythm (I really only hear melody when I listen to music), Second, I am so self conscious…
Jun 11, 2016
Franc Short replied to Stephanie Carta's discussion Robert's vocal on Hard Habit to Break (early mix)
"You know, I am happy his lead vocals didn't appear here.
This is one of the songs that tarnished Chicago's reputation along with You're the Inspiration.
While these were occuring, Robert was still writing thoughful evocative songs.  Now, years later…"
Aug 3, 2015
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