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(Variety)   COOOVID. You've got me on my knees, COVID. I'm begging darling please, COVID. Darling, won't you kill my aging fans?   (variety.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 3:40:11 PM  
I never want to be as old, bitter and full of tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theories as Eric is at this point in his life.

Again, I'm able to divorce the fact that he's a great musician from the fact that he's a total asshole.
 
2021-07-21 3:43:07 PM  
NEWSFLASH: Eric Clapton is a shiatty person.
 
2021-07-21 3:46:27 PM  
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/Clapton's plan to deal with the plague.
 
2021-07-21 3:53:07 PM  

Rwa2play: I never want to be as old, bitter and full of tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theories as Eric is at this point in his life.

Again, I'm able to divorce the fact that he's a great musician from the fact that he's a total asshole.


My argument (compromise?) for these garbage people - and there are plenty of them - is go ahead an enjoy their content if you want to, but make an effort not to make them more money or support them in a way that enables them.

Example: I won't buy the album or see the tour of the musicians.  I won't pay for a Woody Allen movie.  But if R.Kelly's Ignition remix comes on at midnight during a party I'm gonna dance.

That sort of thing.
 
2021-07-21 3:55:26 PM  
I wonder how long it's going to be before shiatheads like this start refusing anyone who is vaccinated to enter their businesses or concerts...
 
2021-07-21 4:11:51 PM  
...peripheral neuropathy (can't imagine how well he'll play with that) and should never have gone near the needle.(He may have asked himself that 50 years ago.)
 
2021-07-21 4:11:58 PM  
I thought he'd retired

/He probably should
 
2021-07-21 4:14:32 PM  

Rwa2play: I never want to be as old, bitter and full of tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theories as Eric is at this point in his life.

Again, I'm able to divorce the fact that he's a great musician from the fact that he's a total asshole.


And he has been for a long time.
 
2021-07-21 4:15:03 PM  
LOL.

The hospital system I work for just threw down the gauntlet today.

In the near future, we anticipate the need for all co-workers, medical staff members, volunteers, students, and contracted workers to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
...
Once a deadline has been established for everyone to be vaccinated, those not complying with the policy will no longer be able to retain their affiliation with <my employer>.


BOOM. HEADSHOT.

Not "work from home", not "stay in certain areas", no other excuses... YA GONE
 
2021-07-21 4:16:23 PM  
Slow Hand, slower brain.
 
2021-07-21 4:16:38 PM  
Van Morrison is similarly unhinged. Aren't they touring together?
 
2021-07-21 4:16:45 PM  
"I (...) should never have gone near the needle."

On the contrary Eric, you did you best work on heroin, and maybe if you started again, you'd hit the kind of heights you did in the 60's and 70's.

In the meantime, go back to telling us how great Enoch Powell was.
 
2021-07-21 4:20:50 PM  

hammettman: ...peripheral neuropathy (can't imagine how well he'll play with that) and should never have gone near the needle.(He may have asked himself that 50 years ago.)


Oh he did the best work of his life on horse.

Clapton on smack:
Bluesbreakers
Cream
Backing George Harrison (and cowriting "Badge")
Blind Faith
Derek and the Dominoes

Clapton sober:
Wonderful Tonight
Tears in Heaven
That shiatty acoustic version of "Layla"
"Stand and Deliver" with Van Morrison ranting against the vaccine

Heroin is never a drug I would ever do, but it's done amazing things for my record collection.
 
2021-07-21 4:22:03 PM  

Irving Maimway: hammettman: ...peripheral neuropathy (can't imagine how well he'll play with that) and should never have gone near the needle.(He may have asked himself that 50 years ago.)

Oh he did the best work of his life on horse.

Clapton on smack:
Bluesbreakers
Cream
Backing George Harrison (and cowriting "Badge")
Blind Faith
Derek and the Dominoes

Clapton sober:
Wonderful Tonight
Tears in Heaven
That shiatty acoustic version of "Layla"
"Stand and Deliver" with Van Morrison ranting against the vaccine

Heroin is never a drug I would ever do, but it's done amazing things for my record collection.


I agree with you 99%, but I like the slow version of Layla as well as the original.
 
2021-07-21 4:22:42 PM  
When a celebrity speaks up on politics, I usually don't mind, because they have just as much a right to their own opinion as everyone else.

When they start speak up on medicine, I think they should shut the fark up until I see a medical degree, because you aren't entitled to your own facts.

The good news is that The Tedeschi-Trucks Band put out a live album covering Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs in its entirety. So you can buy that instead of Clapton's album.
 
2021-07-21 4:23:10 PM  
By all accounts, EC is a first class douchebag, a criminally over rated guitarist and fark him.
 
2021-07-21 4:27:41 PM  
Peter Green was far far better
 
2021-07-21 4:28:21 PM  
The musician continued on revealing that he suffers from "peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle."

Should have thought of that back in the 70s.
 
2021-07-21 4:29:56 PM  

Irving Maimway: Wonderful Tonight
Tears in Heaven
That shiatty acoustic version of "Layla"


...

So when are you going to pick shiatty songs?
 
2021-07-21 4:31:19 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: The good news is that The Tedeschi-Trucks Band put out a live album covering Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs in its entirety. So you can buy that instead of Clapton's album.


Clapton's playing on that record is so good because (except for the first three songs) there was a better guitar player in the room and dude had to step up his game.

I need to look up that record, I would very much like to hear Derek Trucks playing those tunes.
 
2021-07-21 4:31:31 PM  

Irving Maimway: "I (...) should never have gone near the needle."

On the contrary Eric, you did you best work on heroin, and maybe if you started again, you'd hit the kind of heights you did in the 60's and 70's.

In the meantime, go back to telling us how great Enoch Powell was.


I was around when Cream caught on. Yikes. They were awful live. I think their songs are pretty good but no matter how good you think any of the 3 guys are musically, they were poor at best live. Jack Bruce was the best of the 3 so they had that going for them.

I've asked many of my guitar playin' musician friends through the years what the big deal was with Clapton. I figured I was missing something in his playing or whatever. Most of my friends wouldn't officially answer and the ones that did, were very lukewarm. Almost like they were embarrassed or afraid to tell me he is a good player but not that good. Or maybe mediocre, at that level. Dunno. I am as impressed with Clapton's playing as he is of my playing.

You are permitted to rip me a new one if you feel I require comeuppance. This is not one of my more popular opinions.
 
2021-07-21 4:38:00 PM  
I've already thrown Van Morrison under the bus for talking shiat like this.

Good thing I buy records used.  I can't give f*cksticks like this my money.
 
2021-07-21 4:38:45 PM  

psilocyberguy: I was around when Cream caught on. Yikes. They were awful live. I think their songs are pretty good but no matter how good you think any of the 3 guys are musically, they were poor at best live. Jack Bruce was the best of the 3 so they had that going for them.


The only things I have to go on of those original shows are the live tracks on "Wheels of Fire" which of course has the benefit of cherry picking performances. The Royal Albert Hall performance that was filmed is really good.

I'll happily take your word for it on their general quality live. I know Bruce and Baker were constantly breaking each other's shiat.

The one Derek and the Dominoes live record I've heard was good, but again, you're getting performances that have been cherry picked.
 
2021-07-21 4:39:21 PM  
Clapton is a racist piece of shiat who makes bland music for boring people.
 
2021-07-21 4:39:29 PM  

whidbey: I've already thrown Van Morrison under the bus for talking shiat like this.

Good thing I buy records used.  I can't give f*cksticks like this my money.


I've got "Moondance" and "St Dominic's Preview" so I'm all full of the Van Morrison I need!
 
2021-07-21 4:41:14 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen... Eric Clapton

" I think we should vote for Enoch Powell. Enoch's our man. I think Enoch's right, I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I'm into racism. It's much heavier, man. farking wogs, man. farking Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and farking Jamaicans and farking... don't belong here, we don't want them here. This is England, this is a white country, we don't want any black wogs and coons living here. We need to make clear to them they are not welcome. England is for white people, man. We are a white country. I don't want farking wogs living next to me with their standards. This is Great Britain, a white country. What is happening to us, for fark's sake?"

*polite applause*
 
2021-07-21 4:43:58 PM  
"I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present."

-
Eric Clapton

"Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? If so, please put up your hands... So where are you? Well wherever you all are, I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country ... I don't want you here, in the room or in my country. Listen to me, man! I think we should send them all back. Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white!"

- Also Eric Clapton

Go fark yourself, Eric.
 
2021-07-21 4:48:06 PM  

Rwa2play: I never want to be as old, bitter and full of tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theories as Eric is at this point in his life.

Again, I'm able to divorce the fact that he's a great musician from the fact that he's a total asshole.


With me I've always felt it best to balance the artist by comparing the level of asshole that they are exhibiting with the amount of entertainment, joy, or enlightenment I get from their art. For example I don't have a problem with a musician who is a pain in the ass to people conducting interviews of them if the music they make is that good.

In this case the comparison isn't even close. Eric Clapton is an asshole. He can be the Yacht Rock equivalent to Ted Nugent now for all I care.
 
2021-07-21 4:54:32 PM  
It's like, 18 months later, he still doesn't understand what "airborne communicable disease", "immunity" or "vaccine" mean.
 
2021-07-21 4:55:56 PM  

Irving Maimway: whidbey: I've already thrown Van Morrison under the bus for talking shiat like this.

Good thing I buy records used.  I can't give f*cksticks like this my money.

I've got "Moondance" and "St Dominic's Preview" so I'm all full of the Van Morrison I need!


I do have the former as well, but I bought it a long time ago before this.    I saw a copy of SDP at the record store down the street, but I just shook my head.  What a stupid attitude to take about a health crisis.
 
2021-07-21 5:02:08 PM  
Surely old People's homes will insist on vaccination
 
2021-07-21 5:22:08 PM  
I'm glad I got to see him live before I lost all respect for him
 
2021-07-21 5:33:17 PM  
not only is eric clapton an obvious coont, he's a farking boring obvious coont.
 
2021-07-21 5:34:54 PM  
Rwa2play:

Why is many ex cokeheads become conservative?

Looking at you tim Allen.
 
2021-07-21 5:39:16 PM  
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2021-07-21 5:41:29 PM  
He's as terrible a person as he is as boring a musician. And he's really boring. Like so dental I want to start flossing kind of boring.
 
2021-07-21 5:52:48 PM  
so hes suddenly against discrimination?
 
2021-07-21 6:08:51 PM  

Irving Maimway: whidbey: I've already thrown Van Morrison under the bus for talking shiat like this.

Good thing I buy records used.  I can't give f*cksticks like this my money.

I've got "Moondance" and "St Dominic's Preview" so I'm all full of the Van Morrison I need!


Astral Weeks is a masterpiece, but yeah, fark him now.
 
2021-07-21 6:38:49 PM  
he was the third best guitarist in the yardbirds and only made second best in blind faith on a technicality
 
2021-07-21 6:52:22 PM  
I only (Relatively) recently even heard about this. This rant happened in 1976. All I heard were great things about what a genius player he was growing up. I honestly never understood the worship, but as I've gotten older I can appreciate Clapton's talent. I wonder why it's such a big deal now, 45 years later? Why hasn't Clapton been known as a racist asshat since 1976? Why was he allowed to have SO much success during the 80's and 90's?

Interesting.
 
2021-07-21 7:10:22 PM  

Earguy: Van Morrison is similarly unhinged. Aren't they touring together?


They duet on "TB Sheets" and "While My Catarrh Intensely Leaps."
 
2021-07-21 7:16:34 PM  
Once an asshole, always an asshole.
 
2021-07-21 7:22:19 PM  
*from the other thread*

Let's do a rundown of the Clapton hits, shall we?

Crossroads - written and performed originally by a black American, likely murdered under racist pretenses in the early 1900s southern US

I Shot the Sherriff - written and performed originally by a black Jamaican man who advocated peace and equality 

Cocaine - written and performed originally by a white man, though Clapton would later state that it was an "anti cocaine song" despite not having written it

Layla - actually a pretty great original, though it's about stealing George Harrison's wife.  Clapton later released an acoustic version, which sucked so bad, it zeroed out whatever cred the original gave him

Tears from Heaven - the song that literally no one on earth has intentionally listened to more than once about the time he neglected his kid who jumped out a window

/search Clapton racist rant if you're curious why I mentioned the race of the first two artists
 
2021-07-21 7:25:12 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: I only (Relatively) recently even heard about this. This rant happened in 1976. All I heard were great things about what a genius player he was growing up. I honestly never understood the worship, but as I've gotten older I can appreciate Clapton's talent. I wonder why it's such a big deal now, 45 years later? Why hasn't Clapton been known as a racist asshat since 1976? Why was he allowed to have SO much success during the 80's and 90's?

Interesting.


Why was the fact that Bill Cosby drugged women public knowledge for a decade before there was a big outrage? Moral outrage is a mysterious, fickle thing
 
2021-07-21 7:26:57 PM  

Hoban Washburne: *from the other thread*

Let's do a rundown of the Clapton hits, shall we?

Crossroads - written and performed originally by a black American, likely murdered under racist pretenses in the early 1900s southern US

I Shot the Sherriff - written and performed originally by a black Jamaican man who advocated peace and equality 

Cocaine - written and performed originally by a white man, though Clapton would later state that it was an "anti cocaine song" despite not having written it

Layla - actually a pretty great original, though it's about stealing George Harrison's wife.  Clapton later released an acoustic version, which sucked so bad, it zeroed out whatever cred the original gave him

Tears from Heaven - the song that literally no one on earth has intentionally listened to more than once about the time he neglected his kid who jumped out a window

/search Clapton racist rant if you're curious why I mentioned the race of the first two artists


I like The Core.
 
2021-07-21 7:27:38 PM  
Should've gotten Conor vaccinated.
/oh wait
 
2021-07-21 7:28:56 PM  

Hoban Washburne: *from the other thread*

Let's do a rundown of the Clapton hits, shall we?

Crossroads - written and performed originally by a black American, likely murdered under racist pretenses in the early 1900s southern US

I Shot the Sherriff - written and performed originally by a black Jamaican man who advocated peace and equality 

Cocaine - written and performed originally by a white man, though Clapton would later state that it was an "anti cocaine song" despite not having written it

Layla - actually a pretty great original, though it's about stealing George Harrison's wife.  Clapton later released an acoustic version, which sucked so bad, it zeroed out whatever cred the original gave him

Tears from Heaven - the song that literally no one on earth has intentionally listened to more than once about the time he neglected his kid who jumped out a window

/search Clapton racist rant if you're curious why I mentioned the race of the first two artists


I mean, the kid was in his mother's care when he fell out of the window. Clapton and her had separated.

But I get your point overall.
 
2021-07-21 7:32:27 PM  
Most boring guitar player ever. He ripped off most of the songs he's famous for, so he's also a fake, a phony, a fraud.
 
2021-07-21 7:35:39 PM  
What a twat.

Maybe your fans will get to meet your son before you do.
 
2021-07-21 7:47:02 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: I only (Relatively) recently even heard about this. This rant happened in 1976. All I heard were great things about what a genius player he was growing up. I honestly never understood the worship, but as I've gotten older I can appreciate Clapton's talent. I wonder why it's such a big deal now, 45 years later? Why hasn't Clapton been known as a racist asshat since 1976? Why was he allowed to have SO much success during the 80's and 90's?

Interesting.


My guess is that it's getting coverage because he's deliberately gone out of his way to act like an asshat about the people dying needlessly. Like... he's really, really worked at it.
 
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