Monday, 2 July 2018

Music Monday: Mummy's Blues

On Saturday night Mum watched the Eric Clapton documentary Life in 12 Bars which was shown on BBC 2 here, which was really good. It brought back memories.

Mum was and is a great fan of Clapton's music. She got into him during the late 80s when her brother, my Uncle John (a brilliant guitarist too), started listening to him. They were both young then and were bored with the pop music around at the time and they had a passion to make it in the music business themselves. Actually, Mum did, as a singer, but my Uncle didn't much care to be famous, though he is a great musician.

Anyway, Mum loves guitars (though she can't play herself) and she has a long list of favourite guitarists but there is something about Clapton's guitar playing that touches her. Deeply. When she hears him play those amazing solos, it's as if he is bleeding out her own pain. It was like that then, and now, after many years of not listening to him, she's started to again. And you know what? It's still the same. Her pain is always there. Yeah, Mum is a bit of a tortured soul. Always has been as you all know by now. Yeah, Mummy's got the blues...

So here are a few Clapton tracks she loves and the solos are amazing. Picture Mum doing some air guitar now. Yeah, funny 😻








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14 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

EC is God! Remember when that was a saying? I've always enjoyed his music, especially "Layla" in acoustic guitar.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Clapton is great. I love Bell Bottom Blues, thanks for posting it, I haven't heard it in ages. It is never too late to follow your dream, I bet you could be a singer. XO

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, I remember. The acoustic version is lovely but sometimes I just like to go a bit wild so I love the electric guitar.

Marie Symeou said...

It's not really my dream anymore, more of a hobby. I have other dreams though which don't look like coming true either. I just don't have the energy to pursue anything anymore. Too many knock backs in life, both romantically and career-wise. Think I'll just grow old surrounded by cats. At least they love me.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Eric Clapton is great! I'm a little young, but my parents would listen to his music, so I'm very familiar with it!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Your Mum and I are very similar. I struggle to feel my feelings and express them - art, music ... all ways my emotions reach the surface without putting me in shut-down mode. I want so badly to take your Mum's pain away. She's an amazing woman and she deserves all the best!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'm a '70s-'80s country girl myself, but Eric Clapton is very talented. Tears in Heaven kills me.

meowmeowmans said...

Clapton is an amazing guitarist. His music really touches the very souls of many people!

Jorah Mormont said...

With the advent of the Internet, life has become easy and convenient. You just have to browse the music sites to get your favourite number right on your desktop

Marie Symeou said...

Well, he is a bit before my time too but having a guitarist brother who is 4 years younger than me btw helped me discover some great music. My parents were more into the 50s and were big Elvis fans (which I am too).

Marie Symeou said...

That is so sweet of you to say. I just feel too much and I don't know why. I worry about everything and not just about myself. Life can be so hard :(

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful song, but I can't listen to it. It's much too sad and the story behind it gets me all the time. For those that may not know, it's about the tragic death of his 4-year-old son. Just google it. It's also from the movie Rush soundtrack.

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, those are proper musicians!

Cathy Keisha said...

It looks like TW is the odd human out as usual. I think she preferred Hendrix as far as guitarists altho she never liked long guitar solos. Pop has all of Cream's albums. I can't believe Clapton did a song with Pavarotti. That's a gorgeous song. Another music freebie coming this week.