Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Karen Carpenter's closest friends...

Karen Carpenter with Phil Ramone

Karen Carpenter with John Denver

I was just browsing the internet and ran across an (unrelated) article which made me think about the friends Karen Carpenter made in her lifetime.

I'd love to discuss her relationship with some of these people.

The following is a list of people Karen considered to be good friends. People she confided in and people she spent a good amount of time with.

This list does not include family or band members.

Karen "Itchy" Ramone
Phil Ramone
Olivia Newton-John
Dionne Warwick
Dorothy Hamill
Christine Ferrari
Phoebe Snow
John Denver

I know there are others that I have missed maybe some of you can add to this list.

What was the significance in Karen's relationship with each of these people?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Welcome to Karen Carpenter Avenue

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Karen Carpenter Avenue. A new blog dedicated to the one and only Karen Carpenter.

I don't know about you but I consider Karen to be the world finest singer to ever live. Her voice was rich, soulful, dark, cheerful, melancholy, tender, bold, expressive, deep and chillingly perfect.

She was also an outstanding drummer. Her drumming style. like her singing, was original and understated. She specialized in jazz patterns and had a perfect sense of rhythm and timing.

Please friends... join in and share a few words on your feelings about Karen Carpenter.