Wednesday, July 08, 2015

clapton is good

Did u ever wonder how Eric Clapton got the nickname 'Slowhand'?
When he first started playing in public he'd break strings and since he didnt have a second guitar the show would have to stop while he changed them. During these long pauses the audience would do this in-unison slow clapping thing called 'slow hand-clapping' which became 'Slowhand Clapton.'
I'm highly recommending his autobio even if u arent that interested in him. I never was a big Clapton fan but the book is so interesting u dont have to be a fan or even know who he is really. It's packed with recording and fashion details (and speaking of fashion look at JP!)  and lots about his early years.
Like Keef, Eric was extremely poor growing up. His family's house had no electricity and no indoor bathroom. The 'bathtub' was a metal basin nailed to the door of the outhouse.  He says he has no memory of ever taking a bath until he left home.
Anyway, still no tour or shows or anything...getting ready for a big day on Sunday.

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