Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Want to Play That Phone

I've never liked Eric Clapton. He's one of those guys who's been overhyped so long everyone is just SUPPOSED to like him, much like Springsteen or Lady Gaga. Actually, I think Gaga might have more talent than both of those clowns put together. But I've got to hand it to T-Mobile, this is a cool phone.

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  • gaga has more talent than springsteen and clapton put together?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM  

  • Oh please. It's called humor. Perhaps over the top, but it is not an actual belief of mine.

    If you stay I'll take down the offending words.

    Geez - I have no spine.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at January 28, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

  • Springsteen comment made me boggle briefly, but to be fair Clapton hasn't done anything interesting since the 80s at the latest.

    By Anonymous tweebs, at January 28, 2010 at 6:07 PM  

  • I've been a Clapton fan all my life(mostly cause of his late 60s and early 70s stuff), but even I got the "douche chills" when I saw this ad...kind of reminds me of when he was shilling for Michelob back in the day...right after he got sober no less:

    By Anonymous Brice, at January 28, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

  • Clapton overrated as solo artist, maybe, but a spectacular guitarist and a few songs -- "The Core," the original "Layla," a couple others -- make the timeless Hall o' Fame.

    Springsteen's last album was his worst, but his body of work is pretty spectacular.

    Lady Gaga is a tired retread of Madonna with a couple catchy tunes. She's a corporate concoction, not an artist, despite what the WSJ's desperate Personal Journal section tried to claim last week.

    To suggest that Gaga's got even a tenth the talent of Clapton + Springsteen, isn't even close to a joke. What would be funny about it? The ridiculousness of the claim? It doesn't fit in context with your previous comments slagging them both off.

    Maybe you could explain why Springsteen and Clapton are so overrated? Please enlighten us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

  • Gladly, Anon:

    Re: Springsteen, please see the previous post referenced by the link in this post.

    But to elaborate, he writes some songs starting with Born in the USA and suddenly America loves him. For no other reason than he wrote Born in the USA, nevermind how that song got misinterpreted. Granted, he was big in small ponds prior. So Rolling Stone and Creem and whatever other rock mags were still left jumped on Springsteen. Before you knew it, so had People magazine, Us, Oprah and the goddamn Superbowl. This millionaire guy can't sing and he writes faux "working man" poetry. Let's make him a fuckin hero. And as Frank Zappa said regarding Springteen's guitar playing, "His guitar is a prop."

    Clapton: His riffs are ripped. He is a pale comparison to the blues legends he has aligned himself with. Layla? I punch the radio buttons at the first hint of that song. More endless, monotonous, self-indulgent, wankerific music was never created in the History of Man. So droning and pretentious is Clapton's hopeless sucking-up to the Blues Masters, and yet he now considers himself not only an honorary member of the Blues Society, but the Right King, so much so that he is the authority said publications now consult when regarding the Blues Authenticity of up-and-comers like John Mayer. "John is a bedroom guitarist," opines Clapton, derogatorily in a recent Rolling Stone article. And Mayer could play circles around Clapton.

    I just don't think Clapton's the awesome guitarist he has presented himself to be. Aside from the solo in "White Room" I haven't heard anything yet that makes me go, "Wow!" And that was ages ago.

    He's all marketing. And damned good at it

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at January 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

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