From The Daily Mirror:
"The British guitar legend Eric Clapton has told of the self-disgust he felt at seeing old footage of himself chanting racist slogans at a 1976 concert in the British city of Birmingham. Clapton was speaking at a Q&A in London following the screening of the highly anticipated biographical documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.
The 18-time Grammy winner said he felt shame about the notorious incident, wherein he praised the racist Tory MP Enoch Powell, declared that Britain must stop itself from becoming a “black colony,” and said “England is for white people, man.”
Okay, no Clapton or Clapton-related records. Check.
Revised List: 1/15/18
Jingle Bells-The Singing Dogs
At the risk of being bombarded with "I haven't listened to Clapton since Disraeli Gears" type comments, at what point do we separate the art from the artist? Clapton's comments, which you can look up yourself, are horrible. But, those comments are over 40 years old, and at the time, Clapton's daily diet consisted of three bottles of cognac, and mounds of cocaine snorted off of a steak knife.
There is a website called Rotten Apples, where you can type in your favorite movie or TV series, and research whether any pigs were involved in the making of said show. Type in "Kill Bill," and of course Harvey Weinstein's name appears, so of course, you cannot watch "Kill Bill" anymore, right?
Is it fair to compare Harvey Weinstein to Eric Clapton? How about Frank Sinatra? Or John Lennon? Or John F Kennedy?
Comedian Chris Rush had a bit about why we eat cows and not dogs. "It's because dogs are smart. "Come here boy. Bring my slippers. Good boy. Try that with a cow. Here Elsie. Here Elsie. MOOOOO. All right, put him on the truck."
I bring that up because I know people who will still watch "Chinatown" but "can't watch Annie Hall." And fuck Clapton because he hasn't made a good record in 30 years. Think I'll listen to Elvis Costello's "Armed Forces."