Mister Clapton explains it all . . .

Steve Ahola steve_ahola@YAHOO.COM
Sun Oct 7 23:58:40 EDT 2007

Dick Waterman wrote:
> In his coming autobiography, Eric Clapton writes:
>>>> Mr. Clapton said he finds his stability in the blues, the music that he 
> first loved and that he continues to regard as a kind of beacon. “There’s a 
> matter-of-factness, a sense of acceptance about the blues,” he said. “Acceptance 
> is a great state of being. It steps aside of hysteria, drama, extreme 
> emotions.” And it is precisely this even, unblinking sensibility that defines the 
> author’s voice in “Clapton.” <<<
> No more wondering. Facts are facts . . .

I, for one, certainly do not want uneven blinking nonsense in my blues!


Steve Ahola

P.S. I suspect that his statement is comparing blues to the bullsh*t 
involved with popular music. He has often credited Buddy Guy with being 
his favorite bluesman, and Buddy certainly has plenty of "hysteria, 
drama and extreme emotions" in his playing and singing.

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