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"clapton" Discussed on The Blues Rock Show
"The blues rock show pete francis and willie whitten welcome to the blues rock show. Ip transis joined by willie. Hot takes whitten really. We've had a couple of big album announcements this week. Eric clapton his putting out new album and government. Mule is putting out there. I ever blues album. Clapton's album is eight lockdown sessions kind of quarantine album. Then that was made in replace of him being able to perform at the royal albert hall. And like i said with government mule. This is their first ever blues album so out of these two albums both coming out november. Which album are you looking forward to most. I think they're both. They have intrigued because they are both unique one in that it's a new genre for government mule. The other is by force. Clapton was locked down. He wants to do something different. He doesn't want to dry up and do nothing. But for me it's really easy and i don't wanna be too harsh on clapton. Because i know. I have in the past but in all honesty i do believe that his best stop is probably behind him. We got to hear the the single that he put out. Sort of in response to lockdowns. Ironically now this is a lockdown album. I'm sure they'll be great stuff. He's always good at putting together songs. She still has a wonderful voice. She just has great sensibilities but honestly the government mule. Blues album has so much more intrigue government mule. I felt was always very blues iraq jazz at times. a little. bit like the allman brothers. A little bit of jam band. There were a little bit of everything and so to hear that they're coming out with a dedicated blues album. That excites me. That's the type of album. I think that as things hopefully continue to open up we'll bring people out to their shows because when we talk about musicianship they are top of the crop in soda. Hear them try something in this genre. I think is going to be awesome. I don't know man pete. What do you think. I'm going have to go with government. You'll as well. I'm pretty excited about this. Their first ever blues out so this is not a blues rock album. Warren haynes calls this a straight up blues album and when you look at government mule. This is a ban that you really have to hear live rice. This is a ban that always does different stuff live. Every show is different that they do and that's really what the blues is about the blues genre. That's filled with improvisation and doing all that. Great stuff so. I really think that this is an album from government mule that i think a lot of people are gonna look forward to because they do have a lot of improvising. And i think this kind of really place to their strengths. Willie as far as eric clapton goes. Am i looking forward to the album. It's just kind of well. It's it's happening. i don't mind it..
"clapton" Discussed on The Blues Rock Show
"It's the blues rock. Show pete francis and willie whitten welcome to the blues rock show. Pete francis willey whitten. It's just us today. Willie no guests this week. You know what pete. Here's the deal. It can't always be sugar in gravy because you know those are the combo. Is you think about right. Sugar and gravy don't know i said that but honestly it's all change of pace. We've had so many great guests. We've had so much to talk about with them. I think it was time to maybe shift things up for all those who are listening. Guess what we got guests coming back next week but for today peter's just you and i what do you wanna talk about well. There is a lot to talk about willie. And there's a lot been going on in the world of blues rock lately. Let's talk about eric clapton. Because he's been in the news quite a bit over the past year and a lot of it is for controversial reasons. He just released a new single. This has got to stop. What are your thoughts on his new single. Willie i think you know the word threw out. There is very apt. it is controversial. I think he is doing that on purpose. I know that it's going to irk some people. He's taking a stance on some things. He's talking a little bit about mask. Mandates sheltering in place. Vaccinations this that. He sort of deals with them obliquely. He doesn't mention them. Specifically pete. my real opinion is is that i think he's a guy who's always been pretty outspoken. He's taken plenty of stances that a lot of people haven't liked.
Eric Clapton Refuses to Play at Venues That Require Vaccine Passports
"Clapton says. He reserves the right to cancel any of his shows at venues that require proof of vaccination over. Did you expect that did you. Did anybody know his politics so he actually released a song not too long ago in. I think it was with van morrison though that was an anti kovic lockdown song france to live then morris is still alive appeared solve in vegas last year one hundred and forty something close to that go so he can find the name of it because i moved van was like you know a freedom guy so together. They did something that was anti down. It's called no more locked down. Whoa yeah yeah into lockdown. No more government overreach. No more fascist. I'm excited let's post this eric. Let's post this eric. Clapton subdued
Immediately Grab Your Audience's Attention
"What's the best opening you've ever experience. Perhaps it was a book. Play movie or talk for me. It took place on a warm july evening. When my high school girlfriend than i went to see eric clapton. The first concert for each of us and exactly eight o'clock the house lights went out with no stage lights on. It was eerily dot about a minute went by and then without any warning accord. Rano from eric's guitar immediately. The stage lights flashed on and the band came to life. Eric is group had accomplished exactly what they set out to do. Hook the audience from the very first instant. How different would it have been is slow in came out with the stage lights on scrolled up to the microphone and said providence. It's great to be here. But before the band and i begin to play i would like to thank xyz productions for scheduling this event and we have to give a nod to the local roadies who assisted accrue the music would have been just as good but would the overall experience have been the same. Would we have been as engrossed as we were would. The memory have remained so vivid after all these years. I have to believe the incident. All three questions is no as a public speaker. Whether you're speaking in a meeting around stage you two need to grab your audience's attention immediately. Why well there are several reasons. The greatest one is that if you don't grab your listeners. Attention from the beginning you'll have to work especially hard to get them engaged and even though you might be able to accomplish this. It's often an uphill battle.
"clapton" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Clapton. You're listening to the Stanley Cup final on lightning radio teams have taken the ice prior to the start of Game five. By the way, we didn't mention it. Same lineup for the Lightning. So Alex corn, another Do go for him. And so the lightning going with the same lineup that we've seen since Game two. And Matthew Joseph has been really impactful. Coming in on that line with Tyler Johnson and Tom Maroon. We'll see if Matthew Joseph has another solid game tonight. Ross Colton will continue to play on the line with Anthony Cirelli and Steven Stamkos sympathy Canadians. They made a bunch of changes going to Game four, and they won and those changes really worked Romanov score. Jake Evans had an assist. Anderson moved down to the line with Suzuki Caufield had two goals, including the winner in overtime, so not surprisingly, same lineup for the Canadians with the same lineup configurations on their their forward units. Well, that's Hope the lightning get off real good Start, man. It's loud in here tonight. I mean, folks, it's these fans are Whooping it up, boy pull hose. And Well, that's like, just stay here and now to honor our great neighbour to.
"clapton" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"Elvis costello was. Because i know for a fact for sure that eric clapton also did that but i don't remember i am. I joke was both it was all right. Yeah yeah about custody about him. Either musically and i totally can believe it. That's fine but but eric clapton. I remember that being a thing. Remember finding out that he would like on stage. Just go like full bore white supremacy shits back in the day. Yeah like he was huge like onstage. You would just get into some wild racist shit. That's crazy. Because i i know that him..
Eric Clapton Blames 'Propaganda' for 'Disastrous' Covid Vaccine Experience
"Clapton came out and it could be totally legit. But the reason it's getting a lot of coverage is that it's going to fit into one of these prescribed scenarios clapton blames vaccine quote unquote propaganda for underplaying the risks and he had mild myelitis or process or whatever and he was worried that he would never play again. He was out of out of commission for a while. They told him to wait. Twelve weeks for the second shot yet. They gave him the second shot after six weeks. It's like okay so you went back with the second shots anyway. Even he was sick the first time. It's very strange whereas one person i know who was pretty injured from the first vaccine they will not let him get the second one and and i just say like he's okay now right so he's the biggest mouth on this and he's okay. Now
"clapton" Discussed on Matt D’Elia Is Confused
"A back and actually on the heels of fucked these people who used to be so good at the thing they do now suck so fucking bad talking about van morrison clapton with their shitty. Most maximally knows fucking anti lockdown songs. I mean fucking. Wow you know. Just so plainly bad. It reminds me of after nine eleven. A lot of like what. A surprise older at not t- not necessarily terrible now but like at least shittier than they were in their prime artists would put out these really fucking jingoistic on the nose. Rah rah america songs. I remember fucking springsteen did it but the worst offender was paul mccartney. Paul fucking mccartney sucks. Now fucking sucks and i know it's different too. I mean i mean there are many ways that the pandemic and nine eleven actually are similar. But they're really really like broadway's once you look more specifically they're kind of nothing alike. But and so paul mccartney making a song it after nine eleven to sort of unite people. Or whatever you wanna fuck and say. is different than van. Morrison an apparently racist. Eric clapton Making some really shitty antilock down songs but in a broad sense. It's the same thing it's a thing that it's a. It's a global event that is affecting everyone in one way or another physically financially mentally emotionally that an over the hill artist. Who used to be great and now buchan sucks make some anthem shitty piece of music as like it seemed cynical to me is like a shitty cash in any way the song the song that paul mccartney made i feel like no one could talk shit about it when it came out because there was this sense of unification in the western world after it ended up being obviously built on bullshit but you know bush had like a crazy high approval rating around eleven. I was in new york at the time. Everyone who usually shitty and snippy short with everyone was very sort of for a little while very nice to each other and very sort of feeling unified and there was this weird sense of patriotism even among those who would never think to be patriotic before along comes paul mccartney with the worst fucking song ever and again. I don't think we can talk shit about it that much when it came out of the time because everyone was sort of like sensitive but now so far in the rear view fucking in twenty years. Now i'm gonna have to pull that song back onto the spotlight and talk about how unbelievably bad as it's one of the worst songs ever as we've established norman greenbaum or whatever the fuck his name. His song spirit in the sky is the worst song ever this. Actually i change my mind. This might actually be worse than that. So here's paul mccartney's freedom. And i obviously won't be able to play the whole song because it's so bad but this is not a song and this is such a perfect example of a fucking person who used to be great getting old and just absolutely losing touch with everything that was interesting about them and just becoming as dull boring. Cashing fuck brad dalton right. Hey.
Treasure Trove of Rock Memorabilia Includes Kurt Cobain Hair
"Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Arrowsmith as well as autographed memorabilia from the Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights. An online auction that ends this weekend. Six strands of blond hair from the grunge rock icon, part of a syriza of nirvana offerings. The hair was cut by a friend in 1989 the minimum bid $2500, Okay? I know
"clapton" Discussed on The Screenster Podcast
"Everyone thought it was. I mean come on. This is still took it better now and we won't secret. Oh my gosh. Isn't the best job ever sort of unity and mean dixie. Who played the lead such bright funny garlic. And sometimes you get access. That a brilliant onset or brilliant on sorry camera but a bit supposed- ease of set but the spots dixie antics and she. She just converse to really naturally. I think a lot of it. I think the way set walls. The bible felt pain from her. She under for the for. Yeah it just looked pretty magical and lovely. So i think it was special because every generation was needs that story and it allows shelton. I guess soc- loss to see damage in a way that is almost accessible to them. And although i love to pray previous they were. They were made for me then and i think those would resonate with children now. I i think we want this to be calphalon brighter yesterday. We'll see i a beauty and Five footsie to it which was in the others because it seems that different children now we live in a different life different. I guess in a game somewhat anti we have to kill the way we did not have to pass. Yeah anyway posted. It was bright and engaging michelle evolve say worked on the crown game of thrones personal favourite. Mama mia here. We go again absolutely loved her film. Full disclosure game of thrones. I know of your brilliant work. I've only watched the first two seasons. I think i'm an anon- an anomaly. In the entire world. But i know you you've gained emmys feel work. I've seen your wonderful work. I have to ask because. I know that it's incredibly popular. What was it like working on that show and then when it set in a fantasy world does that give you more scope to play with like what was the journey like on that on that production. Sunny was game is trends because I fought really hard to get it. And i was really helped by the production. Designer jesse jackson and the producers huffing.
"clapton" Discussed on The Screenster Podcast
"A costume designer. Best known for her work on shows. Such as game of thrones and the crown michelle also worked on last year sky film. The secret garden and has c includes another one of my favorites. Mama mia here. We go again such a great film. I also wish about time on these incredible productions. I divulge my favorite piece of clothing from masada. Maybe that she walked on and michelle tells me what she's watching at the moment. I really appreciate listening to the screens to podcast. And if you enjoy it thinks crossed. Please make sure you subscribe to get each episode deliverty weekly and also lead me a five star review. It really does help people to find the show. Thank you so much. Here's the wonderful michelle. I hope you enjoy. I grew up in the countryside village. Outside don't.
Guitar Center Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In Wake of Debt Restructure
"Hope you all had a good if quiet thanksgiving yesterday. Maybe it's been some of that time playing music guitar. Sales picked up this year. Many observers shock the guitar had been in a death spiral for years. According to the new york times writer. Alex williams reminded readers than twenty seventeen. Eric clapton himself said maybe the guitar is over. But this september the times reversed course hold the obituaries. Williams wrote six months into the pandemic. He wrote quote. People are turning to the guitars. Quarantine companion and psychological south spurring a surge in sales for some of the most storied companies. That has shocked. Even industry veterans sales of fender guitars especially the iconic stratocaster are off the charts so to gibson which had declared bankruptcy in two thousand eighteen and other instrument makers in virtual teachers are also happily for the most part struggling to keep up with demand to capitalize on that trend. Guitar center is airing twenty-five inspirational origin. Stories from musicians on. Its youtube channel. The retailers make music. Camping started early this month. They'll keep adding new performer. Profile through december twenty four th in addition guitar center is asking musicians everywhere to post their own videos to social media answering the question hashtag why we make music kicking off guitar. Center's campaign was grammy award winning musician. Hdr talking about being surrounded by musicians as a child. Here's a clue. My dad had a cover band when i was a little girl and they would rehearse every family gathering you know my mom's filipino. Filipinos love karaoke. So a lot of karaoke housing's lot. James brown and you know a bunch of old guys you know playing bass drums and jim out all the time in my house. But here's the rub a surging guitar keyboard and drum sales has bullied guitar center but not anywhere near enough last saturday. The country's largest music retailer filed for chapter eleven protection cove forced closures earlier. This year brought the struggling guitar center to the breaking point. Even though online sales picked up later in the year the business will continue selling instruments online and off and said it will continue paying employees and vendors in full guitar center operates. Three hundred stores in the. Us also owns music and arts which sells and rents instruments to school orchestras through. Its two hundred stores. Guitar center hopes to exit bankruptcy by the end of the year. It's difficulties began years ago. Actually two thousand seven. Bain capital took it private in a leveraged buyout. That deal left guitar center with more than a billion dollars of debt. The new york times reported under its bankruptcy plan about eight hundred million dollars of debt will be wiped out still retail dive reports that leveraged buyouts of led to the struggles or outright downfalls of numerous retailers think sears neiman marcus and lucky brands among others but for guitar center online rivals also hurt amazon of course but also sweetwater which specializes in music and audio equipment unlike amazon it employs sales people knowledgeable about both music and audio equipment sweetwaters sales of instruments in podcast gear have spiked during the pandemic. All of which is why. It's so important for tar center to employ a little inspiration to sell as many guitars and other instruments this holiday season as it possibly can to stars potential stars and well the rest of us
"clapton" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"You know just unfathomable and we'll never know what we lost because he died so young but the work that he gave us is pretty freaking great. You know and I think it stands up all these years later. Even begin to praise Hendrix the Ginger Baker said, Yeah Eric was very, very good. Guitar player Hendrix was a force of nature. You know he's a genius. I mean, if you define genius as being able to do something that no one else can do and do it very, very very well, the highest level of proficiency I, mean Yeah Hendrix is incredible Clapton may have had more taste and restraint or whatever especially as he matured, but to Hendrix, it was bigger. Than the guitar you know I think Clapton it was all about sort of the instrument and what came out of his fingers. But with Hendrix was just all about the sound and the soundscape was able to do I mean you really wonder what could done because the his sort of music laboratory electric lady studios in. New York, open like right before he died and you really do wonder what he would be able to do with his own laboratory like that. Also I feel like for all of his guitar pyrotechnics virtuosity, we don't talk about Hendrix's a songwriter enough like I just think that the number of things that he wrote regardless of how well he played them is truly crazy and go through Clapton's discography. There's really not that many transcendent songs that he himself wrote. You know I feel like a lot of the things that we think of him playing with cream a lot of like Jack Bruce's riffs and. Stuff. So I. think that Hendrix is a songwriter beat Clapton Hands Down Oh. Yeah and it's a shame that we didn't spend more time on that because you know if you talk so much about him as a guitar player, it almost sounds like a prog rock thing just about how his technique is great and we were just marveling at virtuosity. When you know this guy wrote like Foxy lady like one of the most primal rock songs ever he wrote. voodoo child slight return..
"clapton" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"Made if he had died at that age and I really think you could make a comparable case for Jimi Hendrix because again, we're talking about three studio albums. You know like he did not have much time to build a legacy and yet what he did in that short window that he was a famous you know it's it continues to reverberate in rock music Of course, we go back to the burn up versus fadeaway argument and I'm sure there are a lot of people who look Jimi Hendrix says this sort of like perfect musician because he died at age twenty seven like he'd never. Had his bad eighties period he never made goofy synth rock records. He didn't like appeared michelob commercials. He didn't do like blame unplugged album. You know all these things that say Eric. Clapton did when you know he got into his eighties period and got into the nineties and it is interesting I guess brain experiment to think about like what would have happened if Jimi Hendrix had lived. In what kind of career would he had would have continued to be brilliant or would he have like faded away like Eric Clapton did and then you can do the other way where you imagine like what if Air Clapton died right after Layla came out you know because he could have died I mean he was not a very good. He was you know using drugs he drinking a lot. You know he wasn't really any healthier than Jimi Hendrix was at that time. How would we think of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton this romantic figure now like that Oh he made this record for George Harrison's wife because he was so in love with her and then he died. She said no, and then he went off and yeah and then died in and the sorrows. How would that have affected the record? You know how we think of it like what is to be so sad, you know that's a song on Layla like how would we hear that now? If Clinton had died and Jimi Hendrix was the one doing tributes to Clapton. It's sort of a ghoulish. Brain experiment to play but I think it's something you can't help doing if you care about these two artists. Listening. to any wine houses back to black hearing rehab now, you can't hear it without divorcing it from knowing what happened later on it definitely abuse it with this. You know horrific ghoulish as you said, the tragedy that was the come. Yeah and his legacy if he died and say you know January nineteen seventy-two would have been incredible going from your birds, the blues breakers to cream blind faith to having one killer album. Derek and the Dominos I mean, yeah it would have been a an insane..
"clapton" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"So he definitely, he needs just like what you're saying earlier he's he's aside as best as a side man he needs somebody to sort of spar with and also getting back to you know whatever Clapton does. It's never quite good enough. You've got the always has hendrix above them, and in this case with Pattie Boyd George Harrison's wife you know I mean you're you're eric and your cream your hard God you should be feeling pretty good. You could probably of any woman you want but not the wife of a beetle. He just seems perpetually curse to have like to do really gray and then just be topped by this crazy outliers situation. I wonder how much that factors in just as lazy playing it just kind of like you know you're. Just like Oh, man no matter what I do yeah. It's a chicken or the egg thing with him where like is he in this perpetual bridesmaid's role because of his mentality or does he have that mentality because Fayed relegates him to that I don't know what it is and again it's it's a little weird to make that argument about someone like Eric Clapton who? Is He a billionaire? I don't know I mean he's like I'm sure he has hundreds of millions of dollars in his bank account. He's a very successful musician. He's a huge rock star. So it's not like you know he's just some obscure Guy Living in a shack somewhere I mean he has done very well with for himself over the years but again, I I always feel like with Clapton there is this sense of like squandered potential. And maybe I feel that way because I feel like Leyla the Derek and the dominos album is so brilliant and to me, it's an example of what happens when this guy's really applying himself. Of course, the thing that we haven't mentioned yet is that Jimi Hendrix ended up dying during the sessions for Layla, and one of the most powerful songs on that record is Clapton's cover of little wing from access boulder, love which I think. Did they record that after before Hendrix just before like weeks before so very strange because you listen to it and it almost sounds like could have been recorded after Hendrix is a very emotional kind of bombastic version of the song but it ends up being this sort of weirdly prescient track that they recorded for the record. It ends up being posthumous tribute to Hendrix, and in a way, Kinda, plays into what we were saying of. Being up here and in being the salutary figure who admires the guy up there you know because it's like I guess Hendrix. Played Sunshine of your love on that show..
"clapton" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"I'm curious your take on this because you're a musician and I'm not. So you I think probably have more of an insight into this than I do just comparing their different playing styles and yeah I was saying before about Clapton in essence being sort of like preservationists like he someone who's studying the past trying to carry a tradition forward whereas, Hendrix he has also studied those same reference points, but he's more about pushing it out and and taking it into outer space along with the showmanship aspect too. I. Mean He is especially early on much more of a few. So performer. He's setting his guitar and fire. He's having sex with his amplifiers. He's doing all the things that like rock bands are going to be doing forever after they see Jimi Hendrix. But how else would you say that these two guys divergent terms of their playing styles? Clapton is more reverent probably because it's a scene that is not native to him. You know he was not not a black kid morning United States you know not. A point on it, and so he for all the reasons that we mentioned about him wanting to leave the yardbirds because it was getting to pop into commercial. I think he he wanted to be a stylist whereas Jimmy like you said was pushing it out and Jimmy's stock in trade was for years just as a straight arm be backing musician. So by the time that we got to know him as Jimi Hendrix Guitar God he was really bored with destroyed blues I think the only real straight twelve bar blues type song that he ever recorded was red house, and so he instead I think townsend had a really great way describing married the blues transcendent joy of Psychedelia. I think he kind of made Clapton and others in the seeing. No that kind of their act was sort of more old hat and there's something else that I really love about Hendrix's stuff mean showmanship aside I mean maybe this is getting a little too granular is that Hendrix started off as I said, a backing musician and so those guys were mostly doing rhythm guitar and whereas the the the. Front. Guy was playing lead like single line. Benz. And stuff on the League Guitar Clapton was known for doing that he was kind of the guy out front putting the guitar embroidery on top or as Hendrix could not only do those fills but he would also play a more polyphonic stuff. He would hit cords inbetween playing the Solos which is so it sounds like you've almost two people playing at once which is Incredible. so his sense of rhythm is really one of the hallmarks of Hendrix playing and he would later say about clapping, you know, I, wish he would play more chords. You know the guy doesn't that's not really what he does. Eric Clapton's great guitarist and we think along the same lines but I'm not sure he's playing exactly what he wants to. He later said I was said it was jamming with Eric the other day, and it was pretty nice but I wanted to hear bring out some chords. So yeah, I think that he thought. Yeah. Jimi Hendrix Clapton doesn't play enough chords is a very Jimi. Hendrix power move. It's pretty good playing with him. You know it's like, all right. I. It just sounds like Michael Jordan playing basketball with like the JV it's like it's pretty good. But I couldn't really do everything. I that I can normally do you know because this guy is I think you know the thing with Clapton I always think like his style was maybe cleaner..
"clapton" Discussed on Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds
"All the flack that clapping gets in later years for playing like boring workmanlike blues he actually had a really complicated family upbringing that contributed to his really intense inner pane as a boy he grew up believing that his mother is actually elder sister and he was raised by his grandparents and his mother was a teenager who had an affair with Canadian soldier who was just sort of passing through and when Eric Learn the truth is an adolescent. It really traumatized him and he withdrew into his music in his guitar and he started listening to old. Blues guys like Elmore, James and Bill Bruhns Ian Robert Johnson, and then he went over towards the Chicago Blues players like Muddy, waters buddy guy and t bone walker guys like that and He started playing in a local band outside of London called the roosters before joining the yardbirds who were London's one of their best blues bands with Alexis Korner and they were famous for sort of banging out these really fast and furious versions of Chuck Berry Songs and Slim Harpo songs and clapped later say, this was kind of his apprentice period and the band. They backed Sonny Boy Williamson for did an album together, which is actually pretty good and just sort of let you know like. Where his head was at this period, he would later say that he didn't think he didn't really respect sonny boy for a while he didn't think he was one of the the good blues guys. So when he first met him, he was Kinda stuck up around him and then sunny boy very very quickly put him in his place but then the band is the sixties progressed and sort of the the Mersey beat thing got bigger in London. The birds progress more towards like the pop sound in sixty five. They released a single called for your love, which is it's pretty innovative ways. Ahead of its time sounding record almost sounds like own like Indian drones through like heavily distorted guitar. It's a cool record, but Clapton absolutely lo that he thought this was like pop crap. So he quit the band he said, you know the whole thing had gotten. So business like with finances and promotion, we became machines instead of human being. So he he left the left the hit group. It's funny. With Clapton because he does have this reputation now, like you said, is being this very middle of the road classic rocker and ill, we're GONNA get into this in our episode I don't think there's a member of generation that sixties baby-boomer rock generation whose reputation suffered more more over the years and Eric Clapton like his stock was sky high in the sixties and I feel like it's gone down steadily since then it went up again a little bit in the nineties when he had the unplug thing and he had like the Jason, Priestley Haircut and. Hits at the time and the neck beard certainly was never cool though during that period and but like when you look at his early years, he really was like one of the original like Indie hipsters he he left the yardbirds because they were too commercial and of course, the yardbirds go on to become I. think like a really seminal British rock band, they're not as successful as. Like the Beatles stones, but like you don't have led Zeppelin without the yardbirds, you don't have like a lot of hard rock bands I. Think without them operating the template that the yardbirds designed. But like Clapton at least initially, it was like didn't want any part of that. So he started playing with this guy named John Mayall who was a British blues guy the epitome of the. Purist Blues were only going to focus on the real American stuff..
interview With Rik Emmett
"Welcome back. It's Eddie trunk on this week's podcast. Thank you so much for listening We start off as mentioned with Rik Emmett of triumph coming up second and just a bit. It'll be Rachel Bolan of skid row a very, very deluxe expanded double dip addition to great interviews for you this week I. Hope you enjoy him. We start with RIK Emmett right now. How are you rick? I'm Great Eddie how are you? Good how you in Canada how are you home? Yeah, yeah I live in Burlington, which is sort of a western city suburb, of Toronto and It's been great here. Actually you know it's I haven't minded sort of being isolated and. You know it hasn't had too much effect at actually allow me to become a little bit more creative so I've been enjoying myself. Well that's the thing you know all this pandemic time all the artists I've been talking to all seem to have a different take. Some are really chomping at the bit to go out there and do things and others are enjoying the reconnect with family and not used to being home. This long others are taking the time to do really creative things. Right record do streaming videos what what's been the focus for you. In this time I mean you you are semi retired from touring anyway weren't you? Yeah I had sort of stepped back from touring at the beginning of twenty nineteen. So I was getting used to it and I had told my agent. Well, you know I'll go out and try if you want to necessarily have to fly two gigs. But if you put some stuff together that can drive to maybe I'll try some of that and then along came covert thing and those got bumped and canceled and so but I was already getting used to being off the road. anyways. So I don't really miss the road and I mean. I do Miss Playing And and having that I interaction with the crowd and that energy you know but I don't miss you know airplanes and hotels and taxi cabs and all the rest of it. You know a And the thing. That's weird. Eddie like it was almost like a retirement was a great career move for me because. Round Hill records was putting out the triumph stuff said, he would you like us to put a all your back catalog and I went well sure that it'd be great. It's nice to have somebody believing me. So all of the albums that I made after I left triumphed they've just digitally released him and then I was sitting around going I. Think you know I still want record and stuff when I was writing tunes in When I in nineteen, sixty, two, I don the Bob Dylan record, it was just called Bob Dylan and it was just a cousteau Qatar voice voices. You know all my years I've never really done a whole album like that. So I'm going to do a project like that. So I put that out on my website and then I I was. Writing a book of poetry and it looks like a publisher wants to make a deal so that I can do book of poetry and a memoir. So it's like one thing led to another thing about to nosing before I. Knew It. I had like a completely full calendar, and now of course you know I'm doing all of this promos on calling you. What is what is strung out troubadours I saw link for that. What is after the newest thing you're doing? Now Strung out troubadours was a thing. There was a guy named Dave Dunlop who played in my band and he actually went try and fly the reunion Gig in. Sweden in an Oklahoma Day was actually in the in the triumph hand as well playing rhythm. Guitar and Stuff. So Dave and I had a little duo thing like a lot of times my touring and got to the point where I was doing a lot of solo stuff I wanted something else and so I use the piano player for a while and then I kinda got the edge to have a little bit more of a rock and roll approach. So two guitars made it a little bit more kind of versatile and so Dave is the guy and we did it for you and then I said, Hey, you know what? We should do an album together and put it out. We can sell it at emerge table, and so that was the birth of the troubadours and we did three albums. and. Yeah Round Hill bought my rights out to those days still has his side of it. He he didn't sell them. So he stands to make some more mechanical royalty. Whatever there is to be made these days, right Yeah. So I wanNA talk to you. I. WanNa ask you some triumph stuff of course but before. But before that, let's let's let me cover the reason you're calling which you mentioned the release of your albums after triumph ended for you and I think rick that people would probably be surprised to learn how many records there are, and there were a lot of people that sort of. Categorized what you did after triumph as being a jazz guitar, but that's not all you did. You really ventured into a lot of different styles. So for people that especially here in America that maybe didn't follow all that closely some of the stuff you did after triumph tell everybody what you did musically, and how many records there are in the different journeys those records took you on. Okay well, you know settle in folks make yourself a cup of coffee. This is a long story. There there was thirteen that round hill made a deal for and they ran the gamut and when I first got of triumph. So a little bit of sort of ancient history here left eighty eight. I actually made three albums for an indie either had a distribution through universal and in Canada. And those sort of started an evolution or You know I don't know a a mutation change from being sort of Iraqi. Guy To kinda be in a singer Songwriter Guy and that took me from eighty nine through to about ninety five six. And then I sort of had enough. I. I was I mean the industry had changed You know the whole thing of being sort of in an arena rock band. It's kind of converted to an MTV banned through the eighties that was dying off and there was the rise of Nirvana and soundgarden and so radio had gone in a different direction and I try and thing just seemed like it was over for me you know so I left made those three records in there and I got to the point where I went. Okay. This doesn't really seem to be working for me either and it's not really why I left triumph. In the first place I just want to indulge myself creatively artistically and I don't care if I make money or not This is not a question of chasing career. This is a question of sort of. Chasing what art in music and the music is is pulling me towards calling me. You know. So I, one was a classical guitar instrumental record next one in very short succession was a blues rock and kind of a thing because really that was like where I cut my teeth when I was first learning electric guitar was the whole Eric Clapton Jimmy Page Jeff Beck thing these guys out of the yardbirds then back into the Chicago Blues and down the Delta all of the you know the the same path that those guys went soon as you discover them, you go back down the path that they did too. So you know And then the next record was sort of top jazz because that was the next thing that happened in my life I went to college for one semester in Jazz Music Program but at the time, I was heavily deeply into everything from west, Montgomery to Charlie bird to Joe Pass and so Yeah you know swinging and that comes on playing blues and so those were the first three records I made real quick
Nature Helps My Mental Health
"Everyone and welcome to mentally yours. Much cut it. Uk's weekly mental health podcast on all things mental health. I'm Yvette and this week. I'm going to be chatting to Lucie Jones. She's a journalist and the author of Losing Eden. Y You need the wild. We're going to be chatting about the importance of the connection between humans and Nature Jones. Welcome to Mentally Yours. Thank you Soviets. Be here so here. Here primarily to chat about mental health and the environment sort of how nature affects mental health. First of all. How did you get into rising and thinking about this sort of thing so about eight years ago? I had a period of depression and addiction issues. And four things which are important for my recovery psychiatry psychotherapy and the support of friends and family and other addicts but the fourth element was more mysterious and that was reconnecting with nature. So I started going walking almost daily on Walthamstow marshes when I was trying to get sober and trying to get better and I found I was drawn to being in the wild being Being nature with kind of intensity and thirst in a way similar to what I'd kind of found an alcohol and other substances it was soothing to me it was it seemed to have a kind of medicinal effect. I was I was really taken aback by it so I quite quickly. So researching was going on. I was working as a science. I was moving into science journalism from music journalism and I set out on a journey to investigate. How and why contact with nature can affect mental health so that was kind of origin. So what gave you the place to go on that initial walk? I remember feeling that I had come time on my hands. So my life at that point in my mid twenty s was becoming increasingly revolved around Medication through alcohol and other substances and In a partying lifestyle Things that go with big music journalist so when I realized that I really needed to get sober and kind of try and improve my mental health. I had lots of time on my hands and to keep busy. I kind of looked around and thought what can I do and I I lived in Clapton Hackney at the time and I I just started running. I wrestled running because I thought that would help me mentally and I found it to start to fall in love with the Wilson stay marshes area just became kind of obsessed with looking for birds and insects and seeing the changing seasons and having the fresh air my face and gradually I started to realize I needed this contact In the same way that I needed the antidepressant slows taking and the Rehab meetings always attending. Felt like a really crucial part of my recovery and has done in other mental health episodes. Since I think probably I had a residual even though I was really disconnected from nature. Three adolescence and twenties I was very urban life. Or you know I kind of was into David Atom broker and You know loves animals in a way. I wouldn't have chosen to go walking as restoration but as a child I was lucky enough to have had nature experiences with my parents and to have spent time in the natural world so I think that that was dormant in. May and I think it was still that this kind of relationship which that are reactivated major way. I do you think people in London in particular can reconnect with nature. Because I know someone should have come from the countryside then living in London I found it quite challenging to me. It seemed just like parks. Yeah I think a war I found. I don't even under now but when I was living in London I there are like a lot of wonderful nature reserve There's the wetlands Ressam. Pull AROUND A MANOR. House today to cry. A Lot does community gardens and their little pockets across the city as well as the big parks that we all know about things like the Chelsea visit garden which is kind of like this hidden. Incredible greenspace guy think the in a way it has to the kind of change of perception and Cheetahs. Well maybe it is a kind of like radical noticing. Almost you know it's it's like an opening of the eyes to even out the other day I was walking through. I live in an urban area again outside London. I was working on a really busy kind of polluted. Loud road might just let down and I saw these wheats and they were just beautiful. I'd never kind of thought to look at them before. And there's actually like a real variety of Birdlife and wildlife in in London folks says and there there are Peregrine's and they're all sorts of coming credible flora and fauna out there. I think that once the curiosity is piqued. There is a abundance out there in connection with nature. I think there's maybe a perception that nature is sort of quite a nice thing to be around almost like a hobby but into in your book. You've gone much more into how it's not just a hobby on Icing. But it's vital. So how did you catch the conclusion whereas the science so my intention with raising eden was to consider this relationship between nature connection inhumane to have Through kind of empirical pair reviewed Ropati Science. So even though I had this kind of biased because I was I had this powerful person. Experience the natural world you know. I was working writing macy for BBC Earth at the time and a science journalist and I am naturally quite cynical so I definitely wanted to make sure that the science was stacking up and through the journey. The last over eight years the variety of evidence. You know that that nature affects us with can from our heads to our toes brains minds all nervous systems to kind of the gut brain access. I'll stress recovery. Systems are Cook Nisshin from the smell of earth. After it's rained to bacteria live in the soil in there. I realized that there were thousands of of studies which were showing us. The this link in is vital and has a measurable impact on Human Mental Health an individual and population health apple. So I think the realization happened quite gradually. But it was I was it was Kinda good timing in a way that I stay out on the journey to investigate the mechanism. I didn't realize that I was stepping into a really exciting. And kind of fertile area of science swear scientists from near scientists to psychologists to microbiologists to to psychotherapists across the world in every continent have been trying to measure and drill down into. You know what is going on in this relationship. And what are we losing if we absent ourselves and we disconnect ourselves from nature which is the trend. That's happening in our
Robbie Robertson remembers
"We're going to start today with singer and Songwriter Robbie Robertson the story of his legendary group. The band is told in a new documentary. It's called once we're brothers. Here's a cut from the trailer. There's any American musicians dour comparable to what the Beatles were when they came together. Something miraculous occurred. We wanted to create something. You have nothing to compare the film features interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton as well as archival footage from the band's history you even get a peek of their iconic pink house in upstate New York where they made a lot of music last fall. When Robertson released a new album I went to see him as West L. A. Studio and we were surrounded by a dozen guitars hanging on the walls. I WANNA play bid of a song. Beautiful Madness
Tuning Up: Gibson Guitars Sings Sweeter Song
"AH from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Friday France. Maybe one of the things things you look forward to on the weekend is going to hear some music or perhaps playing some of your own today to celebrate our three hundred episode of business wars daily. We're going to take take a look at two icons of the Guitar Business Gibson Guitar and fender recently our sister show business wars to deep dive into their decades long rivalry and today we're going to catch you up on where the two are now. Gibson guitars been on a rocky road to say the least the company was founded in nineteen o two and named after Kalamazoo Michigan Inventor Orville Gibson over the decades it became known for its high quality instruments particularly guitars played by Les Paul Elvis Presley Jimmy Page and bb be king among many others less Paul of course had a guitar named after him but in recent decades Gibson Star began fading in the nineteen eighties instrument sales slowed as kids chose synthesizers and video games over guitar strings over time that trend continued by the early two thousands more and more musicians composing and making music digitally under CEO Henry Jessica Gibson attempted a risky strategy to try to reduce Gibson's reliance on selling mainstream mainstream guitars. He wanted Gibson to become what he called a music lifestyle company with that as its New Strategy Jessica wits lead Gibson into buying buying an assortment of consumer electronics businesses making head bones turntables in speakers but what about guitars will according to the Nashville Tennessee and between twenty ten in two thousand fifteen the company's sales grew from three hundred million dollars to over two billion dollars but the business model was hollow just go lewitt's had also tried to reinvent his electric guitar business pioneering several attention-getting innovation some of which like a rocket shaped guitar and electronic robot tuning. Learning machines were mostly rejected by guitar purists. Many Gibson loyalists complained that quality dropped prices rose in by two thousand fifteen profit margin's dropped to a meager four percent meanwhile Gibson's most famous rival thunder was doing quite well founded by a Radio Repairman in an instrument lover named Leo Fender Back in Nineteen forty-six vendor is famous for its stratocaster and telecaster guitars. The company also invented an electric bass. Call the P. Base the precision bass which became a foundation for rock and roll like Gibson fenders instruments appeared in the hands of world famous artists from country to our beat Iraq in the nineteen eighties eighties and nineties fender custom crafted guitars for Jimmy Page Eric Clapton Jeff Beck Merle Haggard Stevie Ray Vaughan and the list goes on while Jessica Woodson his team were pursuing doing an aggressive strategy that took the company away from its core business fender to was expanding but in an arguably healthier less flashy fashion the company added Digital Products Guitar Students along with upgraded amplifiers and other basics by early twenty eighteen gibson was in debt to the tune one of half a billion dollars and filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection some wondered whether this would be Gibson Swansong or if the one hundred sixteen year old company could be saved last October Gibson name new leadership and the company emerged from bankruptcy now. It's getting back to basics. No more rockets shaped guitars electronic robot tuners crazy futuristic takes on its mainstay. Les Paul Guitar Today. Gibson offers two basic lines of its classic classic guitars modern and traditional many players feel like qualities returning and that the guitars while still expensive or no longer wildly overpriced and under engineered appeared. The company is slowly getting. It's Mojo back. Fender is at the top of its game but keeping an eye on Kitson. Hey Vendor knows its biggest. Competitor isn't down for the count to make sure it would compete with Gibson. Fender has sharpened up its budget minded imports made in Mexico and China. Those instruments were designed to undercut Gibson price in rival. I Will Gibson's affordable brand episode on at the same time fenders producing high quality more expensive guitars right here in the United States of America. It's not easy for icon at companies to maintain their relevance for more than a century but with help from their fans that's just what both Gibson and fender have managed to do at least at least for now for more on the twists and turns of one of America's great musical rivalries check out our series Gibson guitars versus fender our sister show mm-hmm business works from wondering this business wars daily at this week's episodes were written edited and produced by Elaine Appleton edited and produced by Emma Cortlandt are executive producers Marshal Louis created by for Non Lopez or whatever I'm David Brown and we'll see you next week.
"clapton" Discussed on The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
"Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, David Gilmour, you guys are breaking my heart. Wanna know why stick around for today's rock and rent? You're listening to the Lou Dini rock and roll circus changing rock history one podcast at a time. All right, everybody walking back to the Lou genie rock and roll circus Rockin rant number twenty. And today, we're gonna be talking about these guys that auction off these amazing instruments that made this amazing music to places in companies where the Qatar put in a glass case and never played again travesty. But I it is loot any rock and roll circus. Our website is loot any rock and roll circus dot com. The website has all the links all the different shows that we do clothing the daily show, our weekly show with rock ridge radio live and lot of artists interviews says let it cool stuff there. Ledeen rock and roll circus dot com. All right. I I I know I know that these guys do this as it's done for charity. But there are things that are more important than charity and one of them the more important things is music, and if you have instruments like Eric Clapton's Blackie. And and brownie and David Gilmour's guitars and Keith Richards, les, Paul edges. Les? Paul these instruments were used to make some of the most iconic music music that has defined what music is and no they are not just. Tools. These are instruments made out of wood that have real Mojo to them. And if they were put in the hands of the right, people would continue to make absolutely amazing music first of all guitar guitar sitting behind the glass case is never going to make another sound ever. Again. It's it's one of the saddest things ever. I hate down ago Hard Rock Cafe. And I see Ted Nugent guitar or this Qatar that Qatar Qatar needs to be in somebody's hand and needs to be making music needs to be rocking out. The also we we could have more care into where these instruments go to some of these instruments the artists has passed away. Like like Jimi Hendrix like. Jerry Garcia, those instruments shouldn't be put up for auction. They should go to people who will actually play them younger players guys. That are really really awesome. You want to auction them off auction off two guys that are going to actually play them. I understand you wouldn't take Eric Clapton's three thirty five out to the local bar, you know, for jam night or something like that. You know, you'd probably get like clunk over the head. Somebody steal it off you, and you then they would go sell it to make money, but they could still be used to be making music in studios writing things like that that could be being played on a lot of records. And I think that you get the point of what I'm saying here. I just it just it's just a personal thing. I just disagree with how do you feel about it? Are you cool with these guys, you know, just throwing these instruments out? They're not going to be played. I mean, that's the thing. That really kicks maniacs. They're not going to be played guitar. The David Gilmour used on all these amazing songs. Played the live upon pay and dark side of the moon, and all these amazing solos icon EQ music, and this tar is going to be, you know, in somebody's, you know, hanging somewhere in you know, in a museum or something like that. That's that's wrong. It's just wrong guitar needs to be making music. But how do you feel about it? That's my opinion. I have some wacky ideas. I know Ari guys. Thanks for popping in with me. Lou Dini rock and roll circus dot com is our website as I said before we got some people watching live tonight if you'd like to know more about that like to be able to party with us live. Like to access to some exclusive music, exclusive video exclusive conversation can behind the scene stuff. Lou Lombardi music dot com slash inner circle is where you can go to get information on all that our guys. Thanks so much for hanging out with me. I don't know if you think full of crap let me now, or if you agree with me, let me know what you think about it. What do you think about these artists just auctioning off these instruments that literally go into a black hole? Our guys I'll talk to you later. Thanks.
"clapton" Discussed on Never Not Funny
"He was out there touring with our times in that creamery are you a cleft in fan sure i am you are he doesn't worry you i mean he's bored me for a long time yeah i didn't care for that unplugged album that was the biggest thing that ever happened to him it really was it really was and boy that i also think that maybe go i'm done with him yeah well he's been done with us i think ever since then to right isn't done much i guess that's fair to say it's true i don't think he's put out i think he retired i think he's one of the guys that kind of officially retired at this year i saw a photo of him on a fishing trip holding up a fish to the camera i don't know why that eric clapton hold it up a bit yes eric clapton fishing i don't like it was funny because he cashed his boring leads fully just as a slow hand what he's look like anybody's grandpa caught seventy eight seventy surely mid seventies sheer certainly certainly certainly all right so disney's out for tonight you went to a couple of rock and roll shows over the weekend and you saw deadpool two deadpool always all that as well did you see i haven't seen it yet that hell no fun nope i don't care if you like it all i don't even what i did not like it as much as the first one but i'd be lying if i didn't walk out of their entertained in i enjoyed it if that makes any sense sense what does it what does it mean to did pool.
"clapton" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Asked as to serve two zero to argentina not folk witted vow car guy say i doubt downsize the euro because that county sheriff's cassese euro is i am i gotta go zero yao siro that too bad too bad for those clothes too bad for those clothes in osceola knows ranya mmm those poor mannequins eric clapton apparently used to be racist i didn't notice janda's aircraft these be arises i'll be hourly listen an i kinda music not no offence to it is not have adam but yeah i'm not a big fan he is i would ask the problem if he's duo which somebody but i have been going in but i was hotfoot eric left in any streets and i normally don't look up you know um annoying on look ups yet why like interviews artisans devil not really being in it and there's no offence to these people were i like the music or the movie or that they let you do and i'm not really an to identify a personal stands unless it becomes new some allied our own but um at any rate uh he apparently used to be oh deserve plano races um he fell into the love black culture but not black people chokers you know he made his money making rock music which it black move you now sort of events its own long uh that old thinking i can't imagine how many how many black people gosh stripped of their wealth narrow writes in doubt washed did rolling stones inform line be something stole from the them he was at a qna session uh actors bowed down brag graphical documentary eric clapton life into a bars air um.
"clapton" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Mark concerned on wednesday night i attended the live brokers which is to eric clapton knife into a bunker attended live broadcast premiere of the film at my local multiplex which is followed by live qna with the man himself and the film's director has a lifelong clapton fan i thought i knew all they was about the man but i was wrong this film is an unflinchingly honest account of the protagonists life from his difficult early days through struggles with addiction later family tragedy in the happiness that he's found the film uses a similar style to recent biographical documentary such as senate and amy by its gneration being provided offscreen by eric which includes contributions from a number of significant other people in his life including family friends and fellow musicians we had an example of you there is a huge amount of previously unseen archive footage from his early days in career the magic of ms antics film is that it works both satisfy my in a music geek whilst also providing a compelling character study in a moving triumph over adversity story i heartily recommend this to everybody whether or not you're in eric clapton osama not however possible code violation i was unfortunately sat next to someone who felt the need to harm or single of a really all the songs he recognized that must be very annoying amisi documentary this was a fairly frequent occurrence does this count as a code violation and if not please can it be added so that in future i feel free days i play mumbling is a code violation even enemies occur it is here that's up for the alcott for these absolutely right there is astonishing archive footage of as i said as not being cuptain fan i'm not sure what has will hasn't been there before but i do as i said it seems very very thorough and seems to tell the story very thoroughly unjust.
"clapton" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"This is mask is in a mall in moscow in one dollar will get you one hundred like some one of your instagram post all phony the whole thing is any way certain like it hiring a company to send your valentine's you know it's foolish it's like to thank you think are on your receipt from burger king you know don't bother printing it i really appreciate the was on the do you do you feel validated this is nice to hear from somebody all in china and shoppers canal purchase potato chip bags that contain what well the obvious answer peter potato chips so to the chip tags that contain can you give me a hint to ask for it brands include lays lady lays an i love that song lady glued eric clapton what eric clapton is inside though not clavo is you're thinking of leyla who and other land chris my big brand that who is that i laughed at who isn't who cares about deal bob dylan's in a pretender japan anymore than eric clapton it's not china it is a book of his lyrics a book of his lyrics coming up potato chip yes they do you know i think our level of respect for bob dylan is just not where it should walk to the untrained on these look like bags of bob dylan flavored potato chips which by the way is indistinguishable from salt and vinegar what it is is a booklet of his lyrics inside the little potato chip inside of potato chip in bob dylan becomes only the second noble laureate have his work sold in snack bags along with gabrielle garcia flaming hot cheetos.