Bob Dylan is said to have once told Barry Manilow "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you." For others, there remains a stigma on his personality and work, captured (then discredited) in this clip from "Family Guy." Some of his most popular songs have now passed the 30-year mark...and perhaps a bit of nostalgia could be tempering Manilow's popularity. So where do you stand? If we were to raid your album collection, CD collection, or ipod, would we discover a few Manilow tunes? Do you have a favorite? Or...do you dislike his music and everything he represents? I would spend a few weeks each summer in Pittsburgh with family friends who introduced me to Manilow (I think they even gave me his album "Even Now"). I will admit to knowing most of the words to songs on that album, but never would have admitted it to friends at the time. If I were to pick a favorite, I'd say it is Ready to Take a Chance Again, the opening song of Foul Play, a film dripping in classic 1970s goodness.