[Slowhand] Re: No Subject : Jenny Katz : Richard Millard
buddy at bigpond.net.au
Tue May 9 08:54:00 EDT 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Millard" <millard_richard at yahoo.com>
To: <slowhand at planet-torque.com>
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 2:43 AM
Subject: [Slowhand] Re: No Subject : Jenny Katz
I really don't understand messages like this. No one
> on the list is entitled to express an opinion, because
> our opinions detract from your enjoyment of the
> concert? Where is that coming from?
JK: Judging by the responses I have received, your (entitled) opinion is
obviously not the consensus.
It is coming from the unadulterated contention that EC, like all of us, is a
fallible human being who may sometimes miss the collective mark but never
fails to provide at the very least a modicum of genius and at the most, a
performance that electrifies the audience.
> I'm glad you're going to the concerts and I hope you
> enjoy them. I'm going to RAH myself (from California)
> for the 19th and 22nd, and I'm sure I'll enjoy them
> too (well, maybe not Wonderful Tonight).
> But I don't get the idea that being a true Clapton fan
> requires one to passively accept whatever is dished up
> and pretend that we're living in the best of all
> possible worlds. Sure, I'll enjoy I Shot the Sheriff
> (again) and Got to Get Better (again) and probably
> even Layla and Cocaine (again and again and again) -
> but what's wrong with wanting to hear something new
> and different every once in a while?
JK: What constitutes a true Clapton fan? It's a matter of degrees (I say).
I agree you don't have to like everything to be a fan - I didn't
particularly find the Back Home album appealing, neither do I particularly
like some of his personal favourites, however, the odds are definitely in
favour and I just never complain - there is too much to be thankful for.
Again, he is subject to the common human incapacities that prevail in us all
and that old cliché of " ..but you cannot please all the people all the
time" is pertinent.
BTW there is nothing wrong with wanting to hear something new, but it doesn't
make the old unpalatable - hopefully he sometimes performs songs for his own
pleasure rather than just ours and by your own admission, you will enjoy ..
again and again and again! As will I !
> Sure there are some unusual things on this list, and
> that's great, but as I said in my first "bash" it's a
> mixed bag. There was an opportunity, with this new
> band, to really shake it up and break out of the box,
> and that opportunity wasn't seized.>
>> > From: "Jenny Katz" <buddy at bigpond.net.au>
>> To: <slowhand at planet-torque.com>
>> Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 10:23:53 +1000
>> Subject: [Slowhand] (no subject)
>> I am so dismayed at the set-list bashing that is
>> emerging on this tour. Why? Because for my 50th
>> birthday, my daughter consipired with some obviously
>> incredible friends around the world, to buy me two
>> tickets (12th row) and my flights from Sydney, to
>> get to the RAH in two weeks time.
>> This will be the 3rd time I am travelling across the
>> globe to see EC as he hasn't visited Australia for
>> more than a decade, possibly 15 years. I saw a San
>> Fran (2004) and Kansas City (2001) show but this
>> time it is a 34 hour haul each way and I will only
>> be in London for 2 days and 3 nights. To hear the
>> negative reviews (which I probably shouldn't have
>> looked at) is detracting from the incredible gift
>> that has been given to me by people who live in
>> South Africa (my birth country), Australia (my
>> resident country), the US, the UK, East Timor and
>> Give the guy a break - let him play what he likes to
>> play and trust that it will be great anyway! Aren't
>> we supposed to love, warts and all?
>> Anyone who will be at the show on 22nd May - see you
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