carmen electra should’ve been in everyone’s gift bag. she didn’t do much on stage, but a little electra goes a long way. what she did was bring on stage our pal barry manilow. that old show biz style never goes out of sync with music trends. the crowd loved him. barry’s my pal because he gives some very good musicians a paycheck by using them in his big, big band. manilow won’t use the familiar computer samples and backing tapes his competitors rely on. he’s a one-man employment center for jazz players. yay barry!