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Old August 29th, 2018, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Eric Clapton's AUGUST album (1986)

my CD changer flipped in the AUGUST disc... and I wondered... does his use of AUGUST mean:

1. the 'season' of his life
2. being 'over the hill' professionally/creativly
3. being distinguished, respected, esteemed
4. other

the opening track is "The Color of Money" which was used in the Paul Newman/Tom Cruise movie of the same title. The lyrics really hit home today for me.
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Old August 30th, 2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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And clapton aint afraid to share emotion.
Tears in heaven had me wondering for decades until somebody told me the meaning.

You know what another ripper is Niel Diamond with song sung blue.That one can tell you different things at different times.But then again its such a simple message.
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If he is talking about the season of life he is in, I would say at 73, he is closer to October than August. Poor guy isn't in good health either. All the substance and alcohol abuse couldn't have helped. He made some good music in his day.
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so... what would be your takeaway for his 'Journeyman' title in 1989?

Quite a distance between the early "Clapton is God" view and an ordinary journeyman (a reliable worker... not an outstanding talent).
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... All the substance and alcohol abuse couldn't have helped...
yes, Clapton was lucky to get to current age.

But !

Not as lucky as his early drummer Ginger Baker! Baker was the super talent yet totally crazy guy. Was voted the musician least likely to survive the 60's but he is still alive today!
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yes, Clapton was lucky to get to current age.

But !

Not as lucky as his early drummer Ginger Baker! Baker was the super talent yet totally crazy guy. Was voted the musician least likely to survive the 60's but he is still alive today!
i wonder if these guys had their time over , if they would change anything?
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yes, Clapton was lucky to get to current age.

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Not as lucky as his early drummer Ginger Baker! Baker was the super talent yet totally crazy guy. Was voted the musician least likely to survive the 60's but he is still alive today!
Ginger Baker was pretty wild from all accounts, he had quite a love affair with heroin. He is obviously very talented, but not nice at all from everything I have read. I like reading rock autobiographies, and I read Clapton's a few months ago. I believe he left out a lot, but that's his prerogative.
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