Saturday, October 20, 2007

Eric Clapton

“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”

~ Clapton: The Autobigraphy


I was just looking through the recently released Eric Clapton autobiography this afternoon, and I was tempted. Eric Clapton is one of The Greats. In an age where any cow in a recording studio can release an album and call themselves singers - Clapton is the real deal in music. He lived an interesting life, dated interesting people - most of all, he wrote and sang some really great songs. They were heartsongs, their melodies made you stop what you were doing - and listen.

Anyway, after flipping through his autobiography, I was filled with a need to listen to some of my favourite Clapton tunes:

Eric Clapton performing the acoustic version of "Layla":

Eric Clapton performing "Tears In Heaven" - the song wrote about his 4-year-old son who died in an accident:

3 comments:

Chris said...

I've heard great things about his book. I plan on getting a copy eventually. He's one of my dad's favorites and he passed his love of Clapton on to me. So I appreciate your love of his music :)

Dark Orpheus said...

Your dad and you have great taste :)

But that's the real testimony to Clapton's music - it's so powerful that it transcends age, time and generation.

That's why we still listen to music by the Beatles, Patti Smith, Eric Clapton - they are the real deal.

I think I'll wait for the paperback copy of Clapton's bio though. I have to save up for Slash's bio that is coming up later this year. Hee.

Chris said...

Slash has a bio...that's awesome! I'll have to check that one out.