Eric Clapton list on the way, first I want to write about music fans…Because of social media music fans like myself have become better acquainted with our music heroes…When I went to see Queens of the Stone Age earlier this year a bunch of people told me to try and meet up with Josh Homme…Can I be honest, I really don’t want to meet up with Josh or any other rock star for that matter…I meet up with Josh every time I play his music, that’s the connection I am looking for…Same goes for Bowie or Sting…Meeting Rock Stars or Movie Stars doesn’t rock my boat…But some people out there feel they are owed something…I bought this persons album and paid good money to see them live, so now I’m an intricate part of their live…Yea, not really…Your just another face in the crowd…And trust me, when you happen to track Neil Peart down, he’s heard he’s the greatest drummer EVER like a million times…You ain’t adding any insight to the conversation…People are so god damn insecure…If I did happen to meet David Bowie, I would ask him what the fuck he was thinking when he recorded that shitty Never Let Me Down album…
Its like these comic book nerd mother fuckers…It’s a piece of paper with a drawing on it…Not the prime mover…
And as for Tim McGraw slapping that chick, she almost grabbed his junk, Johnny Cash would have shot that bitch…

MY 10 FAVORITE CLAPTON SONGS

Reading about Eric Clapton and how he is getting ready to call it quits…He’s almost 70, and has shitloads of cash from decades of awesome music, so he should be able to walk away and enjoy his senior years…When I think about the songs this guy has played on, it’s incredible…Here are my top ten:

Hello Old Friend
From No Reason to Cry. The slide guitar has never sounded so beautiful

After Midnight (alt version w/horns)
From Crossroads Box Set. This is a great song made better with a hint of horns.

Lay Down Sally
From Slowhand I’ve often claimed this is the only country song I’ve ever liked…

The Shape I’m You’re In
From Money and Cigarettes Another shuffle rock type of thing…The guitar playing is so effortless…It’s amazing

The Core
from Slowhand a 7 minute jam that includes the greatest sax player in Rock, Mel Collins…

Revolution
from Back Home a light reggae shuffle with some wonderful guitar licks all tied together with a brilliant Clapton Vocal…

Badge
from Cream album Goodbye, funny story, Clapton sent over the music sheet of this song to George Harrison to see what he thought and George wrote “bridge” on it to specify where he thought the song needed a bridge, Clapton thought he wrote Badge…So he called the song Badge…

Bell Bottom Blues
from Derek and the Dominoes Layla and other assorted love songs, Quite possibly my favorite love song ever written…This was also written for Patty Boyd George Harrison’s wife at the time, and soon to be Eric Clapton’s wife…He wrote this, Layla and Wonderful Tonight for Boyd…Harrison was writing songs about the Dali Lama…No wonder she ditched him

Crossroads
live version by Derek and the Dominoes from Crossroads Box Set…A chugging hugging version done in an off beat…It has some of the sickest guitar playing I have ever heard…

Got to get Better in a Little While
a Derek and the Dominoes song recorded live at Sandy Relief Benefit Concert by Eric Clapton solo…A power trio slamming thru this ferocious blues song, a 68 Year old Clapton mocking Pete Townshend and Keith Richards who were also playing that night…If you weren’t convinced he was the best, you were after this…

Till next time my friends….mm