Tag: Eric Clapton

Are fans turning against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for their anti-lockdown views and song?

Are fans turning against Eric Clapton and Van Morrison for their anti-lockdown views and song?
Your name is Eric Clapton. You’re a legendary musician who has had an incredible career of close to sixty years. Along with the incredible songs comes incredible wealth. Your net worth is an estimated four hundred-fifty million dollars. Your name is Van Morrison. You’re also a legendary musician with a career of close to sixty... Read more »

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison show a lack of compassion in their anti-lockdown song "Stand and Deliver"

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison show a lack of compassion in their anti-lockdown song "Stand and Deliver"
1.98 million cases of Covid-19. 66,541 deaths in Great Britain. Let’s play music. Eric Clapton has released a new single. Written by Van Morrison, “Stand and Deliver” is an anti-lockdown song. Frustrated by being unable to perform live music to an audience, this is their way of making a statement. 17.5 million cases of Covid-19. 314,000... Read more »

On the anniversary of his death, a look at the life of George Harrison

George as a young child.
From 1964 to 1970, he was one of the four most popular musicians in the world. He didn’t write or sing many of their songs, but you could hear his instrument on every single tune. He very rarely was out in front when on stage performing, but the band wouldn’t have been the same without... Read more »

Fifty years of classic rock classics

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"Moondance" was Van Morrison's third album. Between this and t l he earlier "Astral Weeks", he moved far away from "Brown Eyed Girl." Fifty years later, Morrison has produced forty-one studio albums and is still going strong.
If you’re from my generation, classic rock is probably your go-to genre of music. Yeah, you may try to pretend that you’re cool and hip enough to love newer types of music, but we always seem to come back to the songs and records that we loved when we were young. 1970 was a big year... Read more »

Songs to help to understand the 2020 Republican convention

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While last weeks Democratic convention was full of hope and optimism, this one has had more than it's share of dark moments. "Beware of Darkness"~George Harrison
Three days down, one more to go. The Republican convention is three quarters over and what a shit show it has been. It may help to use music to help you understand what has been happening right in front of your very eyes. Here are some tunes that will help you really figure out what... Read more »

It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton

It's going to be a Happy Xmas with Eric Clapton
It’s the end of the first week of November. Halloween is over. The mid-term election is over. Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. What does all of this mean? CHRISTMAS IS HERE!!! How did this happen? Didn’t we just start 2018 a few days ago? Okay, I can deal with Christmas being around the corner... Read more »

Twenty musicians who suffer from hearing loss

Three of the four members of The Who have had hearing issues and the only reason the fourth, Keith Moon, didn't is because he died forty years ago. Pete Townshend is almost deaf. John Entwistle became a lip reader to overcome his hearing loss. Roger Daltrey is now the musical voice of safety when playing/listening to music
Yesterday, I wrote about hearing problems due to listening to loud music. Today’s followup is a look at musicians who have these same problems. While these musicians are mostly loud rockers, there are some surprises. Here’s a gallery of musicians with ear issues:   Related Post: Do you use ear protection at concerts? Type your... Read more »

The week in review: The baseball opening day edition

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Thursday was opening day in MLB. Every team was scheduled to play although there were a couple of weather postponements...suprising for March, right?
The first game was between the Cubs and Marlins. Let's get it started!!
It the last week in March so it must mean Major League Baseball gets underway. OY!!!! Just a little chilly out for baseball? Well whatever…it’s started. Besides baseball, there’s other things going on in the world…so let’s take a look. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list... Read more »

The week in review: January 8-12

At a White House bi-partisan meeting on Daca, our current President called Haiti and other African countries "Shithole countries."
Naturally he denied it and was backed up by supporters who suck up to him on anything, while others including Dick Durbin said the reports are true.
I believe Durbin because of the fool me once thing but that's not the point. We all know he believes it. The reactions are more interesting. Most media outlets used ** to quote what he said because they never had a President talk like that before...at least in public. Then there were the reactions that this is the worst thing they've ever heard from a sitting President and it's time for impeachment. Folks...ain't gonna happen. Yeah, his thoughts and words are disgusting but we haven't reached rock bottom yet. The only way he's going to be impeached is if the Democrats take the House in November and even then the chances of his being convicted and evicted by the Senate are nil. DAMN!!
Back by unpopular demand is “The Week in Review.” Every so often, we’ll look at some of the world’s bizarre occurrences. Here’s a peek at what’s going on this week.   Related Post: If they aren’t calling you kike to your face, you know they’re thinking it Type your email address in the box and... Read more »

Live music preview for 2018

Live music preview for 2018
2017 was a pretty good year for live music, especially if you’re a fan of classic rock. 2018 looks to be just as good. Here’s a peek at some of the shows that will highlight the year. Keep in mind we haven’t heard the schedule for Wrigley Field, Ravinia, Blues Fest, Lolla and Pitchfork.  ... Read more »
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