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Trollheart 01-16-2021 01:14 PM

That is one clever headline! :clap: :bowdown:

The Batlord 01-16-2021 01:50 PM

Had to read that a few times. :clap:

Psy-Fi 10-12-2021 07:47 AM

Eric Clapton helps fund an anti-vax band by donating more than $1,300 to the members and even loaning them his family's VAN to TOUR in

Trollheart 10-12-2021 10:19 AM

There's one in every crowd... :rolleyes:

The Batlord 10-12-2021 12:03 PM

Yeah **** Eric Clapton in general.

DianneW 10-12-2021 01:33 PM



















https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_C...ie_and_Friends



Eric Clapton was the only human alive who have played with Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Albert King, Chuck Berry, JJ Cale, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Peter Frampton, David Gilmour, Steve Winwood, Keith Richards, Duane Almann, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pete Townsend, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins. And also he is the only one musician in the R&R Hall of Fame to be inducted 3 times (can be 5 times if in the future the Blind Faith and Derek & Dominos inducted into the Hall of Fame). So put some respect for his name.

The Batlord 10-12-2021 02:14 PM

He's also known for going on racist rants onstage so **** Eric Clapton even if the Yardbirds and Cream objectively rule.

DianneW 10-12-2021 03:37 PM

You may view that as Racist drunkard rants and half truths... but who do think owns the United Kingdom...certainly not the British....

Marie Monday 10-12-2021 03:46 PM

oh hell no, we're not gonna have a racist boomer rant

The Batlord 10-12-2021 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2188105)
You may view that as Racist drunkard rants and half truths... but who do think owns the United Kingdom...certainly not the British....

Is it the Jews? Please tell me it's the Jews.

Marie Monday 10-12-2021 04:10 PM

Don't encourage this Charles
Just imagine the gratification it would give Clapton to see this thread descend into racist/antisemitic chaos, ew

rubber soul 10-12-2021 04:32 PM

As a boomer myself, I would like to disassociate myself from our British ex-patriate's comments.

The Batlord 10-12-2021 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marie Monday (Post 2188110)
Don't encourage this Charles
Just imagine the gratification it would give Clapton to see this thread descend into racist/antisemitic chaos, ew

Just imagine the gratification it would give me.

Marie Monday 10-12-2021 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubber soul (Post 2188113)
As a boomer myself, I would like to disassociate myself from our British ex-patriate's comments.

You're officially exempted from my occasional callous ageism
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2188116)
Just imagine the gratification it would give me.

Your appeal is officially denied
If you're looking for male gratification you've come to the wrong girl

The Batlord 10-12-2021 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marie Monday (Post 2188118)
You're officially exempted from my occasional callous ageism

Your appeal is officially denied
If you're looking for male gratification you've come to the wrong girl

I'm sorry we're not allowed to speak to people who freely give self-incriminating information because you personally don't want to know how distasteful they might actually be?

Trollheart 10-12-2021 07:18 PM

The thing I have against Clapton is his ridiculous and dangerous and irresponsible anti-vaxx stance. Love him or hate him, the man has massive influence and what he says gets listened to. I'm no particular fan - I have two of his albums - but I could take or leave him till he started ranting about how people who refuse to vaccinate are being "discriminated" against. I wouldn't be that surprised to find he believes Trump won too. (1,2?) On this, in principle at least, I'm with Batty: **** Clapton, and Eric, despite what they said about you and what you may personally believe, you are not God and do not have the right to endanger the lives of other people with your uninformed rhetoric.

Oh, and **** you, by the way.

The Batlord 10-12-2021 07:38 PM

**** Ted Nugent too cause he's on this same **** and appearing on Alex ****ing Jones to boot.

Marie Monday 10-13-2021 01:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2188125)
I'm sorry we're not allowed to speak to people who freely give self-incriminating information because you personally don't want to know how distasteful they might actually be?

That's widely off the mark, I'm not the kind of person who wants to deny other people's bad sides. That doesn't mean people can vent that side of themselves without me doing anything about it, if it's harmful

DianneW 10-13-2021 05:07 AM

I really thought the basics of this Forum was about ''Music Banter''

but no it does not seem so. It is how much ****e people can stir up on others....So what you want is nobody can be different in their ways of living/thinking..just one way because you might cause harm to others. You still have freedom rights to protect yourself from harm that medications do cause.....So people suddenly have to have one side only...Clones... .
Covid 19 is the worst right now, no denying that.
.. But it is acceptable to poison us all on a daily basis with force fed antibiotics put into every animal that we eat, spray the crops with deadly substances, other drugs plastics even in ice cream.. in everything around us that is the cause of more deaths on a daily basis.
Give me strength.

Trollheart 10-13-2021 05:19 AM

I don't think there's any need for anyone to set up their soapbox here. However when you ask the question about Clapton, given his irresponsible comments, I think he deserves to be called out about that in a thread about him.

I have no idea what the other stuff is that you're talking about Dianne: I don't think anyone mentioned GM food or anything like that, so it seems like you're trying to widen the discussion a little disingenuously for the sake of making a point about something about which nobody has spoken. I doubt you can equate "force fed antibiotics" in animals with a request - not an order, a request - that everyone protect themselves and others by getting a potentially life-saving vaccine.

Anyway I've had my say about Clapton in a non-musical way, so I'll bow out now. I suggest any major politics regarding him or anything else outside of his attitude to Covid be taken to the appropriate thread, maybe in my Racism thread or somewhere in the current affairs anyway.

He's still a cunt though, is my opinion.

The Batlord 10-13-2021 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2188148)
I really thought the basics of this Forum was about ''Music Banter''

but no it does not seem so. It is how much ****e people can stir up on others....So what you want is nobody can be different in their ways of living/thinking..just one way because you might cause harm to others. You still have freedom rights to protect yourself from harm that medications do cause.....So people suddenly have to have one side only...Clones... .
Covid 19 is the worst right now, no denying that.
.. But it is acceptable to poison us all on a daily basis with force fed antibiotics put into every animal that we eat, spray the crops with deadly substances, other drugs plastics even in ice cream.. in everything around us that is the cause of more deaths on a daily basis.
Give me strength.

And who's behind all this villainy, Dianne?

Lisnaholic 10-13-2021 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marie Monday (Post 2188118)
Your appeal is officially denied
If you're looking for male gratification you've come to the wrong girl

:laughing: Anyone else notice that Marie Monday is one of the best mods we've ever had?

On the strength of the Clapton autobiog I once read, I can say the EC never had any illusions about being god, Trollheart - but he was a real self-absorbed drama queen in my opinion. His love affair with Pattie Boyd, we are led to believe, is Romeo&Juliette, John&Yoko, etc. all rolled into one.
How many times can a person hit rock bottom? I always assumed it was like one or maybe two in a lifetime, whereas EC, victim of various addictions, was hitting what he called "a rock bottom" every other chapter of his book.(That little word "a" is significant, because it tells us "one of various") Bits of his autobiog read like a teenager's endless weekend in Hell: "Pattie didn't call. I'm going to kill myself - or perhaps I'll do a ton of drugs instead."

But as Dianne says, he has impressive musical pedigree; great skills, of course, and a personal manner that made him a popular collaborator with other musicians. Very commendable too is his Crossroads Festival and charity work with (I think) addicted musicians.

Up in the Pantheon of high-achieving rock stars, perhaps it's too much to expect him to make good choices elsewhere. His "keep britain white" rant was way out of line imo, and on medical science it seems like he can't distinguish between anecdotal and statistical evidence. In that, sadly, he is far from alone :(

Lisnaholic 10-13-2021 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 2188152)
He's still a cunt though, is my opinion.

:laughing:
Given the wonderful pages of precise musical analysis that you contribute to MB, this is an uncharacteristically concise assessment from you, TH !

Does it indicate a change of writing style, I wonder: "This album: brill. That album: a f*cker." ;)

rubber soul 10-13-2021 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lisnaholic (Post 2188157)
:laughing: Anyone else notice that Marie Monday is one of the best mods we've ever had?

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Hear, hear. And thanks for at least trying to prevent what was sure to be an explosive and potentially nasty debate. That's all she was trying to do, Dianne.

As far as your (ahem) opinions, of course you have a right to them but you also have to understand that those that clearly disagree have a right to call you out on it. I was so tempted to ask you who you thought owned England (and from what I know about English racism, I think I already know the answer), but the better angels, and Marie, prevailed.

Anyway, as far as Clapton goes, I'll just say I'm very disappointed in the man personally, especially given his friendship with George Harrison, but I'll try to enjoy the music at least (Clapton isn't the first person to disappoint me and I'm sure he won't be the last).

DianneW 10-13-2021 06:54 AM

I never said I liked Eric Clapton. I went to some of his first concerts in Wallington Halls, Stafford Road,Wallington..where it was just a hall..so loved the music.
Think we all feel a soap box time...Just about all my close Family is affected by Cancer in one way or another and mostly it is about how we live now.
I get to see this week maybe or next the outcome of my prob. Guess I am not up for this kind of a send up.
Would rather just enjoy the music really

DianneW 10-13-2021 07:07 AM



on a lighter note....

Lisnaholic 10-13-2021 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2188164)
Would rather just enjoy the music really

Ah! If only it were that simple, Dianne ! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by DianneW (Post 2188165)


on a lighter note....

I watched this with interest. If fact most of the performers behaved pretty well, imo. I hardly noticed that some of them were angry, but it made me realize that along with the singing, they have to be ready for a bit of crowd control too. My favourite moment: Lady Gaga sounding like someone's mum: "If you're going to fight over it, neither of you can have it!" Haha!

Trollheart 10-13-2021 09:13 AM

My point about Clapton might not have been made clearly enough, Lisna. Obviously, I was referring (as you doubtless know) to the popular phrase "Clapton is God" but also pointing out that by trying to influence people's opinions for the worse, in a struggle between life and death (i.e., telling them not take the vaccine and advocating against it) he is in fact playing God.

To lighten the mood a little, a joke:

Chad Kroeger is being interviewed backstage at a rock benefit. With typical humility he answers the probing question of why he went into music, thusly: "God told me to."
Coming in to rapturous applause from onstage, guitar slung over his shoulder, Gary Moore scowls "I said no such thing!" :laughing:

Marie Monday 10-13-2021 10:09 AM

Everybody knows that the MB mods poison the water with antibiotics to turn the frogs gay

LEGALISE DRUGS AND MURDER 10-13-2021 03:22 PM

Diane

Do pcp

The Batlord 10-13-2021 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marie Monday (Post 2188192)
Everybody knows that the MB mods poison the water with antibiotics to turn the frogs gay

The funny thing is Alex Jones was kinda right cause a corporation was polluting wildlife and causing frogs to change sex. He's just a moron who'd rather grift about (((globalists))) than make an actual point about capitalism.

Trollheart 10-13-2021 07:24 PM

Maybe he used to be a frog.

Marie Monday 10-14-2021 01:45 AM

Are you implying that Alex Jones is a fairytale prince?!

jadis 10-14-2021 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Batlord (Post 2188253)
The funny thing is Alex Jones was kinda right cause a corporation was polluting wildlife and causing frogs to change sex. He's just a moron who'd rather grift about (((globalists))) than make an actual point about capitalism.

I agree that many of the more outlandish "conspiracy theories" is assigning fantastic explanations to things the causes of which are in plain sight.

But an entertainer as devilishly gifted as Alex Jones choosing to become a millionaire by doing what he does best instead of sounding like another fan of Chapo Trap House - dunno if this makes him a "moron" in my book.

"Dangerous", "immoral", whatever. But he's the opposite of a moron.

The Batlord 10-14-2021 03:40 AM

Nah he's a moron. Morons can be cunning.

Psy-Fi 12-22-2021 05:08 AM

Eric Clapton wins lawsuit against German woman who tried to sell bootleg CD of his 1987 concert for $11 on eBay... and now she owes thousands in court fees

Marie Monday 12-22-2021 07:37 AM

Wow **** that guy

Trollheart 12-22-2021 08:42 AM

**** Claptrapton and **** the Daily Mail! While I'm trying to read this article they throw up this pop-up "offer" that won't go away. By clicking here you are agreeing to receive our emails --- **** off you ****s. I don't want it. But I can't get rid of it. Bastards. AND I have blockers. Doesn't seem to make any difference.

Clapton is a ****. I hate the guy. Everything he's done in the last decade or so makes that statement completely valid and vindicated. **** him. Did I say **** him? **** him.

Oh, and read the comments and see, for the largest part, why you shouldn't bother reading the Daily Mail. Stupid sanctimonious ****s.

Norg 12-22-2021 04:19 PM

i never really heard his stuff other then a few hits so i couldnt tell u

what type of music does he play im guessing he has a live solo band or is it all guitar ..????

elphenor 12-22-2021 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norg (Post 2194825)
i never really heard his stuff other then a few hits so i couldnt tell u

what type of music does he play im guessing he has a live solo band or is it all guitar ..????

you're asking what type of music Eric Clapton plays?


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