neilbradley: Aaaaaannnd..... STILL don't care for the most overrated guitarist in the universe. No wait, that's Eddie Van Halen. Make Clapton #2...
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.
GAT_00: I wasn't aware that God aged.
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