I’ll never be Clapton, Lennon, Mc Cartney……

I really can play guitar…… I’ll never be good enough to make it in Nashville, L.A., or New York…… I was a better Bass player….. I’m more of a cord banger than a bonafided ace lead guitarist….. I can’t play lead… I kind of taught myself, and it was the wrong way to learn……..
I have some guitar hero’s, as a kid Clapton and Cream were a big influence on me… Sunshine of your love was a shot heard round the world…. It was the first time a song of that kind made it to top 40 radio….. Led Zeppelin would follow……
The Beatles were the group that started my music obsession, in December 1963, when I heard Meet the Beatles for the first time…… I was around nine….. I wanted to be a Beatle…
I was in such a hurry to play rock and roll, that I never learned to play the right way…. My lack of education haunted me all these years…..
As of the late fall of 2018, I will have owned a guitar for 50 years….. I did not reach the dream I started out wanting, that was to be a rock star…. Later a country star…. One day I realized I wasn’t very good, and set my sites on song writer….. When I fell in  love for the first time at age 14, it would start me writing poems and songs, story’s… She’s been a thorn in my side ever sense, but never a part of my life… That is for the best it wouldn’t have worked out……. The volume of material of material on paper, is hard to ignore….
Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Buddy Holly, George Harrison, Keith Urban, Eddy VanHalen, Brad Paisley, Chuck Berry Joe Perry…. Are some of the guitarists I admire…… I like the kind of guitar work in Bill Hailey and the comets, the Linda Ronstadt recordings, and so many of the songs the Wrecking crew played on…. There’s a lot of guitar work on British invasion music I liked a lot…
Glenn Campbell was a great guitarist, and I loved his songs….. The Eagles had great songs, and ace guitarists… When you can go from the lead solo on that it easy, then switch to witchy woman that’s cool…. The eagles and Campbell are to blame for me going country…… A friend told me that the Eagles are the band on Ronstadt’s first four albums…   I’ll never be a good guitarist, or a good singer….. I love music, and I wouldn’t change this obsession…..
I hope I can make it a s a song writer some day……. To have the radio playing a song, or people still singing a song I wrote 50, or 100 years later, would be aw-sum……
I love the Clapton song rock and roll heart…. It is not on Karaoke, I’d love to sing it…. Recently i got a two disc c.d., 36 songs of Eric’s greatest hits…. It is new for 2018…. It starts with five from Cream…. The mystery is, that Eric never sang the white room. It’s most likely to show off his guitar playing… There are three from Derick and the Dominos, one from Blind Faith, the rest are from his solo career….. The c.d.’s are missing two hits, only you know and i know, from Bonnie, Delaney and friends, and Tulsa time, a rock/blues version of country singer Don Williams song……. All in all It’s a good collection……

October of 2018, I saw the Sons of Cream, doing a 50’th anniversary tour of the music of Cream…… Malcolm Bruce,  Son of Jack Bruce, Kobie Baker, son of Ginger Baker, and Will Johns, nephew of Eric Clapton… They were very good….. There were story’s about the songs, the band, and a video documentary during the intermission… I got too meet Malcolm Bruce, and talked to him…. I told him that they are better than the original, he replayed, they were innovators, we are imitators.. A good way to look at it….. It was a great show…. I’d like to get a better collection of Cream, the c.d. I have only has 10 songs on it, it barely scratches the surface……

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