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Clapton's Shameful Slide

Ed Driscoll

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Couldn't that link have been added here, rather than launch a second "Let's Trash Clapton" thread?

 

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Couldn't that link have been added here, rather than launch a second "Let's Trash Clapton" thread?

Was not intentionally trashing Clapton. Threads are totally different subjects. This highlights Robert Cray's sad situation in a journalism article. The other is conjecture on RS magazine. They just both happen to involve Clapton.

Also, didn't read that thread as I'm not interested RS mag. That title doesn't mention Clapton.
 

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It seems that Eric's guilelessness is the flavour of the month....again.

The associated tedium is at vanishing point.

Any number of musicians that I admire I wouldn't have in my house, so what?

The article per se wouldn't look out of place written in crayon, such is it's lack of narrative merit.

It would be doing piffle a disservice to name it thus.
 

gakees

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That's a great story regarding Clapton and Billy Preston. Saw Preston in concert around 1974 or 75 and he put on a spectacular show.
 

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I find most modern journalists are tools. In more ways than one...
Paid puppets, apart from a few.
Have a situation here in NZ very recently where our woke Govt distributed $53 million to our largest media companies.
It's a battle I can tell you and so obvious that it's laughable.
Sorry to be somewhat political in this thread..........moderator delete this post if you want.
 
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Bob H.

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Was not intentionally trashing Clapton. Threads are totally different subjects. This highlights Robert Cray's sad situation in a journalism article. The other is conjecture on RS magazine. They just both happen to involve Clapton.

Also, didn't read that thread as I'm not interested RS mag. That title doesn't mention Clapton.
Robert Cray’s sad situation? He’s doing quite well.
 

Ed Driscoll

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Electric Clapton slide from 1985:


No word yet if after the concert, Clapton slipped on a pair of Wayfarers, hopped into a black Ferrari Daytona convertable, and then arrested himself for cocaine possession... ;)
 
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I just read the article you posted and it seems like a fair assessment of the situation Clapton has found himself in and what led up to it, and the range of reactions many musicians who've known him quite well over the years have had to it.

Clapton has always been a touchstone for me. My first rock show was Cream's final U.S. performance which I watched essentially from a vantage point just beneath him. It's what made me want to play electric guitar. He was magnificent! His unplugged show is what made me want to play acoustic country blues. I may be disappointed in him as a human being, but we all have moral failures in some aspects of our lives. And I can't say that I have the moral authority to judge him.

I do think we often hold those famous and accomplished on too lofty a pedestal. Just because you're righteous and or accomplished in one aspect of your life doesn't mean your whole life, warts and all would hold up under close examination. This is the thing about the awful moment we find ourselves in. The internet has become a mob of angry Pharisees judging others for their perceived wickedness and transgressions and casting stones. But would your own life, seen in its entirety, hold up to such scrutiny? Clapton is a flawed human being, like all of us. Someone who's said and done a lot of stupid things that show poor judgement, and also someone who's done some really wonderful things that show true heart and soul. I may not be actively religious but Jesus words come to mind. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." And in the immortal words of Frank Zappa may Clapton do himself some good and hopefully "shut up and play yer guitar!"
 

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You know what the whole Fuxing world had become way too sensitive for me. Because its Clapton the guy cant have have a right or an opinion or is it because he's Clapton he is supposed to only have far leftist Hollywood elite views on the world only.

Let me remind you this is the same guy that in the mid 70's caught hell because he said he supports Enoch Powell and his immigration policies and stated " “I don’t want you here, in the room or in my country,” Clapton said. “Listen to me, man! 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." and right away the guy was dubbed a racist.

The man has a right to his opinions both personally and politically and he dont need the worlds approval weather he decides to share them or not or even explain them. Muhammed Ali was dubbed a hero for his political views on the war and becoming a Muslim and because he was black that was just fine. Some would say he was a draft dodger and used the Muslim faith to dodge the war. Clapton was dubbed a racist for his immigration views in the 70's and now Clapton certainly dont need Robert Cray, The WP, or Rolling Stone's permission but yet he is now dubbed SHAMEFUL!
 
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