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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Friday, August 26, 2005

Eric Clapton is my Hero

Finally someone said it: Celebrities should not tell politicians what to do, even Bono. And mind you, it's not just anyone who said it: It's Eric freakin Clapton too. Eric Clapton, 60, has criticised politically inspired concerts such as Live 8 and said he had "mixed feelings" towards the initiators Bono and Bob Geldof, according to a German magazine. "I ask myself if musicians ought to act like politicians," said the guitarist, as quoted in the interview in the weekly Stern. "They're only musicians," he said, questioning where they gained the authority to give speeches. He said that Bono was spending a large amount of his time telling world politicians they were wrong. Clapton was quoted saying he had not liked Geldof telling the prime minister of Canada to stay away from a concert because he had not been following policies Geldof favoured. Mr. Clapton, thank you for saying it. I would like to inform you that all is forgiven now and I am a fan again. The abomination that was the Pilgrim album is forgotten by me. Like it never happend!


At 8/26/2005 04:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Keep blogging, you will save the world.

At 8/28/2005 06:28:00 PM, Anonymous Suz said...

You gotta listen to Eric Clapton Unplugged. Now THAT is genius. And I like his thoughts on celebrity politics too.


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