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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by jaybones, Jan 10, 2018.
The organisers could just make sure there's plenty of cheap beer stands around so that you get served without queuing forever and orchestrate an unforeseen "delay" to give everyone time to drink plenty by the time he comes on stage. Then none will notice and everyone will have a wonderful time!
I am quite sure I’ll have a wonderful time!
Getting old sucks - give the man a break .
Eric: Jeff, answer that telephone.
Jeff: Eric, did you set an egg timer?
Pete: Would somebody please let that person at the bloody door in?
Man that sucks. I won't complain about tendonitis (though it is much worse than that) in my hands if he is still playing proficiently at 72. But the bottom line is that all good things come to an end for all of us eventually. If you think today is hard tomorrow will be harder. That is meant as a positive to encourage living in the moment.
I saw him as the opening act for "The Rolling Stones" in about +/- 1977 and they figuratively "poured" him onto the stage, near Buffalo, NY. It was sad and I was not the least bit impressed. "The Stones" all seemed to be pretty "lit up" also, but were still "The Stones!" With that said, he never really impressed me as a player until years later. While his creative genius he always been stunning, his playing always sounded kinda sloppy to me, until his later years. It's interesting that in many interviews he's "alluded" to the admission (not his exact words) that he was lucky enough to be in the right places, at the right times, with just enough skills to get his foot in the door! This is especially evident in the interview where he is seated with an SG and discusses the "Woman Tone." Now please don't misunderstand me here, I still regard him as having grown into one of the finest guitarists of rock's history and applaud his efforts, courage and diligence of struggling through his demons and conquering them, instead of just withering away as others have. Lesser men would likely have given up many times over!
FWIW, I was "falling down, blackout drunk" on stage, ONCE and that was enough to make me vow to NEVER allow it to happen again!
He Will Be Missed When His Time Comes!
I just have to say that the majority of the Daily News articles that I've read have proven to be false.
This becomes a shock to the media? Good lord, he is 72. That rush, rush, rush life style would catch up to anybody. It isn't no shock to me. Be thankful we all had a chance to enjoy something the man loved to share, and I am thankful he is still jamming like a mad man.......
' 77 was the height of his drunkenness. I'm not surprised.
Let's hear you.
Seems like all that blow (referenced in his famous t-shirt) would have kept him from getting so drunk.
Maybe Keef smacked him around backstage if you get my drift.
He has made his millions, that must account for something.
73 this year!? Holy S*** Batman, if that's all that's ailing him I'd say he's done well! I'm 10 years younger and I'm bloody falling apart!
Hey, I never said that I was smart enough in the mid '70s (I was young and stupid) to have paid any attention to his earlier stuff or even any influential blues. And even on that recording, while his skills and musicality are certainly evident, his style sure was kinda "raw" at the very least! Now I'm just old and stupid, but not quite stupid enough to bore and horrify any of you masters with my butchery! The best I can claim is that my tone is fantastic and my guitar is always impeccably in tune! I consider myself one of those players who tends to go by the adage: "If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshirt!" As it is, I consider myself a singer more than a guitarist, though I really love playing the guitar.
And as mentioned, I certainly grew to respect Eric and his skills as time went on and I got a tiny bit smarter.
I'm guessing he's short of a bit of cash and is lining up a claim for workplace injury...
That's what I like about it.
I have grown to appreciate "raw" as it is a convenient justification for my own shortcomings!
It's only a shortcoming if you perceive it to be.
Thanks for the positive reinforcement and encouragement."I ams what I ams and that't all that I ams!"