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(Rolling Stone)   Eric Clapton says he will stop touring when he turns 70. In other news, Eric Clapton isn't 70   (rollingstone.com) divider line 112
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2013-02-28 12:20:02 PM
Stormfront.org = reliable sourcing
 
2013-02-28 12:24:22 PM
Old man has talent yet maintains old, outmoded worldviews?

Sounds about par for the course.
 
2013-02-28 12:26:12 PM

Virtual Pariah: Old man has talent yet maintains old, outmoded worldviews?

Sounds about par for the course.


Yet hypocritical when he has amassed a fortune emulating black musicians. Even going so far as to cover Bob Marley (a Jamaican), ya know the same group of people he ripped on for being in UK and not being white.
 
2013-02-28 12:29:46 PM
Wow, I learned something new today. Typically I couldn't care less about the political sensibilities of musicians, and it certainly doesn't diminish my enjoyment of pre-"bland old man" era Clapton. But, just, wow.

Crewmannumber6: It's not necessarily racist to not be keen about having your country overrun by third world refugees, If that's his complaint.


Equating immigration of brown people into your country with it "being overrun by third world refugees" is, in fact, necessarily racist.

Krab: Yeah kinda hard to be racist when you are friends with BB King and Buddy Guy. Worship Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly, Albert King, Freddy King. Keep hiring  black bass players, having Gary Clark Jr as your opening act..ect ect


I'm going to totally blow your mind here. Racism isn't just directed toward old black guys from the United States. Also, you must never have been around anyone who likes to talk about their black/hispanic/asian/etc. coworker or whatever as "one of the good ones". Also, getting up on a stage and saying that you need to "keep Britain white" is about as racist as it gets. Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat.

js34603: You know who else is rascist? Your grandparents, but you still love them right?


My grandfather had some pretty anitquated ideas about race relations and black people, and yes, I indeed still loved him. However, he also never got up on a stage in public and told the world that we needed to deport all minorities or that segregation-era George Wallace was an awesome guy. There comes a point where you're just too much of an asshole to make the effort for on a personal level, and Clapton sounds like he's well past that point.
 
2013-02-28 12:30:55 PM

FlashHarry: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: He doesn't approve of "... inviting people in as cheap labour and then putting them in ghettos." Now that is truly despicable.

he thinks enoch powell was "brave."

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Enoch Powell was a lot closer to Ron Swanson than he was Nathan Bedford Forrest. Your feeble attempts to retread this argument only expose how poorly researched your position is. May you bear your trollish remarks forever on your head as you are marked for your statements.
 
2013-02-28 12:35:35 PM
He's a 1 percenter.

Not the motorcycle club kind.
 
2013-02-28 12:39:01 PM
Cagey B:

I'm going to totally blow your mind here. Racism isn't just directed toward old black guys from the United States. Also, you must never have been around anyone who likes to talk about their black/hispanic/asian/etc. coworker or whatever as "one of the good ones". Also, getting up on a stage and saying that you need to "keep Britain white" is about as racist as it gets. Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat.

So by not taking someone's drunken rant on stage one night while strung out on coke at a time in his life where he would come out and do shows laying down because he couldn't stand up I'm a bag of shait? After seeing ads in the Caribbean saying "Please leave here and go to England they have jobs," he comes out on stage wasted and says stupid stuff. So anyone who ever got stoned and said something stupid is for ever tied to it? When you look at his life as a whole hard to say is a scum bag racist. Also I'm sure we are all the same as we were in our mid 20's.
 
2013-02-28 12:41:36 PM

Krab: So anyone who ever got stoned and said something stupid is for ever tied to it?


When you haven't apologized for what you've said and backed off of any of it, that leaves you forever tied to it.
 
2013-02-28 12:54:54 PM

FarkedOver: Virtual Pariah: Old man has talent yet maintains old, outmoded worldviews?

Sounds about par for the course.

Yet hypocritical when he has amassed a fortune emulating black musicians. Even going so far as to cover Bob Marley (a Jamaican), ya know the same group of people he ripped on for being in UK and not being white.


I don't see it as hypocritical. I see it as par for the course for the times.
Elvis got big by bringing the "black music" to the whites. I'm sure lots of his fans were of a racist worldview.

People like EC and Elvis were the gateway to acceptance for the music of the african communities. I don't expect them to embrace all aspects of a culture. Frankly, I think you are being idealistic in expecting him to be perfect.

Accept their flaws and enjoy what they have contributed. You don't have to agree with everything they think.
I can listen to Cat Scratch Fever and still think Nugent is a pants-shiatting chicken-hawk. Doesn't change the quality of the music.

Just don't go to Clapton for race relation advise.
 
2013-02-28 12:56:10 PM

Krab: So anyone who ever got stoned and said something stupid is for ever tied to it?


I'm no stranger to altered states. I can't say I've ever experienced or seen someone else experience something where they all of a sudden become some far-right wing lunatic or a horrible racist where they never had those inclinations before.

There's also the whole "continuing to be racist and support racists" thing.
 
2013-02-28 12:57:30 PM
so everyperson who is condeming clapton has never made an off color racial joke, or had an contrary view on imigration. He is entitled to his opinion, the limey tea sucking guitar god

/each of the three clapton shows I have seen kicked untold levels of ass
 
2013-02-28 12:59:38 PM
Going to see Clapton March 19 in Dallas.  Can't wait.  If I get the chance I'll let him know FARKED OVER is a big fan
 
2013-02-28 01:00:40 PM

Cagey B: Krab: So anyone who ever got stoned and said something stupid is for ever tied to it?

I'm no stranger to altered states. I can't say I've ever experienced or seen someone else experience something where they all of a sudden become some far-right wing lunatic or a horrible racist where they never had those inclinations before.

There's also the whole "continuing to be racist and support racists" thing.


That's a thing? For whom?
 
2013-02-28 01:04:07 PM

Virtual Pariah: Frankly, I think you are being idealistic in expecting him to be perfect.


I like how expecting someone to not get up on a stage and call people "wogs" and "coons" is expecting them to be perfect. Also, this wasn't slavery times in The Olde South™ or some other idiotic historic rationalization. This happened in the 1970s when there really wasn't any excuse any more for being an ignorant dumbass on this issue, if there ever was one.

Also, his response to this day isn't to say "wow, that was extremely stupid and wrong, and I'm sorry", it's "I think it was funny, and I'm just going to keep my opinions to myself, and by the way I can't possibly be racist because BLACK FRIEND hurr". He should have known better at the time and should most certainly know better now. F*ck him.

Virtual Pariah: Accept their flaws and enjoy what they have contributed. You don't have to agree with everything they think.


I recall stating upthread that the fact that EC seems to be a hateful moron doesn't diminish my enjoyment of his music at all. What I have a problem with is that people seem to be trying to minimize his hateful attitudes and blatant racism because he happens to be really f*cking good at playing a guitar.
 
2013-02-28 01:14:04 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: That's a thing? For whom?


From the wiki (please excuse the formatting weirdness, I loathe Fark's new comment box):

In a 2004 interview with Uncut, Clapton referred to Powell as "outrageously brave", and stated that his "feeling about this has not changed", because the UK is still "... inviting people in as cheap labour and then putting them in ghettos." In 2004 Clapton told an interviewer for Scotland on Sunday, "There's no way I could be a racist. It would make no sense". In his 2007 autobiography, Clapton called himself "deliberately oblivious to it all" and wrote, "I had never really understood or been directly affected by racial conflict ... when I listened to music, I was disinterested in where the players came from or what colour their skin was. Interesting, then, that 10 years later, I would be labelled a racist ... Since then, I have learnt to keep my opinions to myself. Of course, it might also have had something to do with the fact that Pattie had just been leered at by a member of the Saudi royal family." In a December 2007 interview with Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show, Clapton reiterated his support for Enoch Powell and again denied that Powell's views were "racist".

Now, it's possible that since 2004 he's gone back and apologized or updated his views. But with the information available to us, we've got a standard "b-b-but black friend" defense, a statement that he should just keep his opinions to himself, some weird off-hand attempt to defend his statements because a dirty ay-rab ogled some chick, and a clear defense of Enoch Powell.

I saw your characterization of Enoch Powell upthread as "Ron Swanson", which makes absolutely no sense to me. I invite you to go reread the text of the "Rivers of Blood" speech and come back and tell me that Enoch Powell was not a racist.
 
2013-02-28 01:16:04 PM

Cagey B: Krab: So anyone who ever got stoned and said something stupid is for ever tied to it?

I'm no stranger to altered states. I can't say I've ever experienced or seen someone else experience something where they all of a sudden become some far-right wing lunatic or a horrible racist where they never had those inclinations before.

There's also the whole "continuing to be racist and support racists" thing.


Well just for fun i pre-ordered a second copy of Old Sock, but on vinyl, in your honor. If you would like I could listen to it while eating Chick-Fil-A and wearing a John Rocker jersey.
 
2013-02-28 01:18:37 PM

Krab: Well just for fun i pre-ordered a second copy of Old Sock, but on vinyl, in your honor. If you would like I could listen to it while eating Chick-Fil-A and wearing a John Rocker jersey.


Can you hang a sandwich board on yourself that says "I'm an illiterate f*ckwit" while you're at it? Because I've stated several times that I still enjoy the man's music.
 
2013-02-28 01:20:36 PM
For the sheer number of albums by Muddy, BB, Albert, Robert and other he has encouraged millions to check out he's really doing a sub-par job as a racist.
 
2013-02-28 01:22:40 PM
"Hi, I'm George Harrison. This is my super uber racist and best pal Eric Clapton. Hari Krishna!"

Something doesn't make sense here when you look at it this way. Conservative? Yes. Made hateful remarks while out-of-his-mind wasted? Yes. But a racist person? I just can't see it.
 
2013-02-28 01:23:40 PM

Cagey B: Virtual Pariah: Frankly, I think you are being idealistic in expecting him to be perfect.

I like how expecting someone to not get up on a stage and call people "wogs" and "coons" is expecting them to be perfect. Also, this wasn't slavery times in The Olde South™ or some other idiotic historic rationalization. This happened in the 1970s when there really wasn't any excuse any more for being an ignorant dumbass on this issue, if there ever was one.

Also, his response to this day isn't to say "wow, that was extremely stupid and wrong, and I'm sorry", it's "I think it was funny, and I'm just going to keep my opinions to myself, and by the way I can't possibly be racist because BLACK FRIEND hurr". He should have known better at the time and should most certainly know better now. F*ck him.

Virtual Pariah: Accept their flaws and enjoy what they have contributed. You don't have to agree with everything they think.

I recall stating upthread that the fact that EC seems to be a hateful moron doesn't diminish my enjoyment of his music at all. What I have a problem with is that people seem to be trying to minimize his hateful attitudes and blatant racism because he happens to be really f*cking good at playing a guitar.


I was aiming more at FARKED OVER for his calls of hypocrisy and taking this thread in a fairly sideways route.

As for his attitudes, I guess I have to be pretty plain. I don't give a shiat about his opinions outside of his guitar work, He could claim that immigrant mooselim Venusians have moved into his anus and are claiming squatters rights and my answer would be "Play Strange Brew, Guitar Monkey".

I'm giving him as much respect as he deserves. He's a damn fine guitar player who gets paid to play his guitar. I'm not minimizing his hateful attitudes, I'm dismissing them out of hand as not being worth listening to nor getting upset about.
 
2013-02-28 01:24:22 PM

Cagey B: Krab: Well just for fun i pre-ordered a second copy of Old Sock, but on vinyl, in your honor. If you would like I could listen to it while eating Chick-Fil-A and wearing a John Rocker jersey.

Can you hang a sandwich board on yourself that says "I'm an illiterate f*ckwit" while you're at it? Because I've stated several times that I still enjoy the man's music.


well since you also said "Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat." then that makes two of us.
 
2013-02-28 01:28:40 PM
God damn it. I come in here expecting to drop off a cheap joke about a kid falling out a window, and I get dragged into this.

Skarekrough: For the sheer number of albums by Muddy, BB, Albert, Robert and other he has encouraged millions to check out he's really doing a sub-par job as a racist.


Again. The "b-b-but black friend" defense. And again, racism isn't just against old black blues men. See remarks upthread.

Waxing_Chewbacca: Something doesn't make sense here when you look at it this way. Conservative? Yes. Made hateful remarks while out-of-his-mind wasted? Yes. But a racist person? I just can't see it.


Can you link something where he actually tries to distance himself from or apologize in any way for those remarks? Because otherwise this point has been addressed numerous times. I'll admit that "b-b-but George Harrison" is a new twist on phony proof that someone can't possibly be a racist.
 
2013-02-28 01:29:30 PM
Went to see him last year in Vegas.  It was all jazz guitar and some of his stuff from the early 70s.  Play some of your farking hits, goddamnit.
 
2013-02-28 01:30:44 PM

Krab: well since you also said "Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat." then that makes two of us.


Cool. Let's see your defense of his most famous speech as not at all racist. This ought to be entertaining.
 
2013-02-28 01:33:29 PM

Virtual Pariah: I don't give a shiat about his opinions outside of his guitar work, He could claim that immigrant mooselim Venusians have moved into his anus and are claiming squatters rights and my answer would be "Play Strange Brew, Guitar Monkey".


Jesus Christ. THANK YOU. I don't see why this position is so goddamn difficult to arrive at.
 
2013-02-28 01:36:05 PM

Cagey B: Krab: well since you also said "Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat." then that makes two of us.

Cool. Let's see your defense of his most famous speech as not at all racist. This ought to be entertaining.


he has said many many many many many time that he was an ass hat while taking drugs and did and said things that were not him while on drugs
 
2013-02-28 01:38:20 PM

Krab: Cagey B: Krab: well since you also said "Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat." then that makes two of us.

Cool. Let's see your defense of his most famous speech as not at all racist. This ought to be entertaining.

he has said many many many many many time that he was an ass hat while taking drugs and did and said things that were not him while on drugs


He's talking about the Enoch Powell speech.
 
2013-02-28 01:39:48 PM

Katchaa: Cream


Their big hit was White Room too.  More like Eric Clansman, am I right?
 
2013-02-28 01:44:17 PM

Krab: he has said many many many many many time that he was an ass hat while taking drugs and did and said things that were not him while on drugs


Yeah. I saw the 60 Minutes interview too.

Look dude, I'm going to drop the hostility and sarcasm for a second, because this, to me, is a fairly simple point. Here's my basic premises:

- You don't magically turn into a racist and/or radically different political ideology because you did drugs/drank etc.

- A blanket statement that "I was different then" is NOT the same as "I'm sorry for saying racist stuff" or even "I don't believe racist stuff anymore".

- Saying that Enoch Powell, a man who equated all immigrants with being "dependents", considered the goal of keeping Britain a majority white state a worthy one, and considered some dude complaining that "the black man will have the whip hand over the white man" as a jumping off point for a public airing of his views, is someone you continue to agree with makes you a racist, especially when it's things like the "Rivers of Blood" speech that you're defending.

I'm not saying people can't listen to his music or see his shows. I too like his music (well, pre-1990s anyway), and consider him to be an amazing musician. I'm not saying he needs to be silenced or boycotted or anything like that. All I'm saying is that, as a person, he's a racist and politically in the wrong by the general standards of the civilized world. And I don't get, at all, attempts to pretend that he's not these things.
 
2013-02-28 01:46:00 PM

FarkedOver: Krab: Cagey B: Krab: well since you also said "Also, continuing to support Enoch Powell makes you a bag of shiat." then that makes two of us.

Cool. Let's see your defense of his most famous speech as not at all racist. This ought to be entertaining.

he has said many many many many many time that he was an ass hat while taking drugs and did and said things that were not him while on drugs

He's talking about the Enoch Powell speech.


It's easier to keep trolling him when I act like I don't know what I'm talking about
 
2013-02-28 01:46:29 PM

Homer Nixon: I saw him live. The opening act from Robert Randolph was wayyyy more fun.


I'm surprising my husband with tickets this weekend.  I would love it if Robert Randolph opened for him.
 
2013-02-28 01:57:03 PM
I like actions more than words. So I really don't give two shiats about what he said one night when he was completely loaded. He's helped too many people to count with his work for addiction recovery.
 
2013-02-28 02:06:39 PM

js34603: You know who else is rascist? Your grandparents, but you still love them right?

/he's a pretty shiatty rascist, what with the effusively praising and giving credit to so many of the black blues musicians who influenced him
//and that tribute he did for Robert Johnson
///and that album he recorded with BB King


We always said that my maternal grandfather was Norman Lear's inspiration for Archie Bunker, because he was a bigoted old fart(plus he looked a lot like Carroll O'Connor, too). So is my uncle. I vehemently disagree with their views, but I loved my grandfather with all my heart and the same goes for my uncle.
 
2013-02-28 02:17:59 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Stormfront.org = reliable sourcing


my point was, stormfront was the first hit when you searched for "eric clapton uncut interview 2004," which is the interview in which he describes the racist politician enoch powell as "brave."
 
2013-02-28 03:07:45 PM
I'm Latino and I was raised in Kentucky.  I went to high school with this kid who openly described himself as a racist.  He claimed to have relatives in the KKK, went on racist rants, had the skinhead look and referred to all minorities as "the enemy".  But, and here's the funny part, he was totally cool with me.  He would say stuff like "the enemy is sneaking into our country and taking all of our jobs and our women...except for Zerochance.  He's cool".  It was farking weird.

I never knew what went inside this kid's head, but there was obviously a disconnect between the beliefs he claimed to have and what he honestly felt deep down inside.  I'm not the biggest Clapton fan, but I do have respect for the man's talent and considering his undeniable love and admiration for the blues and black blues musicians, I would say he has a similar disconnect.

Clapton is a complex man.  He is full of contradictions.  He is obviously not a hardcore, unapologetic racist, but it's definitely surprising he would make racist comments, considering he built his fame and fortune largely inspired by the work of black blues men.
 
2013-02-28 03:59:11 PM
Why would there be tears in heaven?  Makes no gotdam sense!!
 
2013-02-28 04:05:26 PM

Cagey B: God damn it. I come in here expecting to drop off a cheap joke about a kid falling out a window, and I get dragged into this.

Skarekrough: For the sheer number of albums by Muddy, BB, Albert, Robert and other he has encouraged millions to check out he's really doing a sub-par job as a racist.

Again. The "b-b-but black friend" defense. And again, racism isn't just against old black blues men. See remarks upthread.

Waxing_Chewbacca: Something doesn't make sense here when you look at it this way. Conservative? Yes. Made hateful remarks while out-of-his-mind wasted? Yes. But a racist person? I just can't see it.

Can you link something where he actually tries to distance himself from or apologize in any way for those remarks? Because otherwise this point has been addressed numerous times. I'll admit that "b-b-but George Harrison" is a new twist on phony proof that someone can't possibly be a racist.


I was saying I have trouble believing it. Jesus dude... Relax.
 
2013-02-28 04:06:07 PM

Zerochance: I'm Latino and I was raised in Kentucky.  I went to high school with this kid who openly described himself as a racist.  He claimed to have relatives in the KKK, went on racist rants, had the skinhead look and referred to all minorities as "the enemy".  But, and here's the funny part, he was totally cool with me.  He would say stuff like "the enemy is sneaking into our country and taking all of our jobs and our women...except for Zerochance.  He's cool".  It was farking weird.

I never knew what went inside this kid's head, but there was obviously a disconnect between the beliefs he claimed to have and what he honestly felt deep down inside.  I'm not the biggest Clapton fan, but I do have respect for the man's talent and considering his undeniable love and admiration for the blues and black blues musicians, I would say he has a similar disconnect.

Clapton is a complex man.  He is full of contradictions.  He is obviously not a hardcore, unapologetic racist, but it's definitely surprising he would make racist comments, considering he built his fame and fortune largely inspired by the work of black blues men.


I would think that it's hard to stay a racist once you meet individuals.
Stereotypes and groups are easier to demonize.
 
2013-02-28 04:07:09 PM

Zerochance: I'm Latino and I was raised in Kentucky.  I went to high school with this kid who openly described himself as a racist.  He claimed to have relatives in the KKK, went on racist rants, had the skinhead look and referred to all minorities as "the enemy".  But, and here's the funny part, he was totally cool with me.  He would say stuff like "the enemy is sneaking into our country and taking all of our jobs and our women...except for Zerochance.  He's cool".  It was farking weird.

I never knew what went inside this kid's head, but there was obviously a disconnect between the beliefs he claimed to have and what he honestly felt deep down inside.  I'm not the biggest Clapton fan, but I do have respect for the man's talent and considering his undeniable love and admiration for the blues and black blues musicians, I would say he has a similar disconnect.

Clapton is a complex man.  He is full of contradictions.  He is obviously not a hardcore, unapologetic racist, but it's definitely surprising he would make racist comments, considering he built his fame and fortune largely inspired by the work of black blues men.


He wanted to bang you.
 
2013-02-28 04:14:19 PM

Waxing_Chewbacca: Cagey B: God damn it. I come in here expecting to drop off a cheap joke about a kid falling out a window, and I get dragged into this.

Skarekrough: For the sheer number of albums by Muddy, BB, Albert, Robert and other he has encouraged millions to check out he's really doing a sub-par job as a racist.

Again. The "b-b-but black friend" defense. And again, racism isn't just against old black blues men. See remarks upthread.

Waxing_Chewbacca: Something doesn't make sense here when you look at it this way. Conservative? Yes. Made hateful remarks while out-of-his-mind wasted? Yes. But a racist person? I just can't see it.

Can you link something where he actually tries to distance himself from or apologize in any way for those remarks? Because otherwise this point has been addressed numerous times. I'll admit that "b-b-but George Harrison" is a new twist on phony proof that someone can't possibly be a racist.

I was saying I have trouble believing it. Jesus dude... Relax.


Also you truncated my post. Dick.
 
2013-02-28 04:15:24 PM
Aaaaaannnd..... STILL don't care for the most overrated guitarist in the universe. No wait, that's Eddie Van Halen. Make Clapton #2...
 
2013-02-28 04:20:40 PM

Spartapuss: He wanted to bang you.


You know, he used to brag about how many girls he'd gotten with, and he was clearly fibbing, so that's a definite possibility.
 
2013-02-28 04:29:06 PM

neilbradley: Aaaaaannnd..... STILL don't care for the most overrated guitarist in the universe. No wait, that's Eddie Van Halen. Make Clapton #2...


Really?  I can maybe, sort of see how someone could think Clapton is overrated, but EVH?

Your favorite guitarist must be one of those ultra-obscure players that never perform in public because it "cheapens" their art, or you're way into 20-minute sweep-picking wank fests.
 
2013-02-28 05:21:56 PM
Got to love the delusional people in here defending Eric Clapton's obvious racism. Eric Clapton is a coont that was mimicking black music while being a typical white trash loser.
 
2013-02-28 05:30:03 PM
For all the "shut up and play your guitar" rhetoric, remember, he also sings, writes songs, writes lyrics.  He is ostensibly an artist.  Songs and words have content.  Not that I detect racism in his songs, but it seems disingenuous to act like he's simply a session guitar technician.

/likes Clapton
//not an apologist
 
2013-02-28 05:36:57 PM

Skarekrough: For the sheer number of albums by Muddy, BB, Albert, Robert and other he has encouraged millions to check out he's really doing a sub-par job as a racist.


So he wants minorities thrown out of his country in favor of a white nationalist nation, but he's not racist because he stole his style from black musicians?
 
2013-02-28 05:58:01 PM
It's not much of a stretch to think that he would rip on black people after ripping them off for so long.
 
2013-02-28 06:38:28 PM

Zerochance: neilbradley: Aaaaaannnd..... STILL don't care for the most overrated guitarist in the universe. No wait, that's Eddie Van Halen. Make Clapton #2...

Really?  I can maybe, sort of see how someone could think Clapton is overrated, but EVH?

Your favorite guitarist must be one of those ultra-obscure players that never perform in public because it "cheapens" their art, or you're way into 20-minute sweep-picking wank fests.


Not at all. No denying that EVH is a great guitar player, and also very fast. Just lacking in soul. Clapton's playing is for people on quaaludes. I don't think that David Gilmour would qualify as ultra-obscure. ;-)
 
2013-02-28 07:25:00 PM
"while his huggies slowly weep"...

//sorry, couldn't help it. It is a great song..
 
Slu
2013-02-28 08:23:40 PM

Homer Nixon: I saw him live. The opening act from Robert Randolph was wayyyy more fun.


So much this.  While Randolph was not opening for Clapton when I saw him, I have seen both live and I enjoyed Randolph more.  Although now that I think about it, it may have partly been because I saw Clapton in a hockey area, which may be the worst place on earth to see a show, especially if your seats are not that good.  I may not have been back to an arena show since then and that Clapton show was several years ago.  I just hate arenas for concerts.
 
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