Yes, Eric is GodFebruary 11, 2011 Tim WorstallMusic10 Comments previousIn which I find out that people are talking about me on TwatternextVery strange comment deletion at The Guardian 10 thoughts on “Yes, Eric is God” me February 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm “Eric is God” No. “Peter Green is God” Yes. formertory February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm PG used to be God. Chemicals and reality intruded. diogenes February 12, 2011 at 1:28 am it is amusing to see that long-haired guy trting to recreate James p Johnson’s stride piano style diogenes February 12, 2011 at 1:31 am ok…so God implies doing a very mediocre impression of Bessie Smith and then playing a lot of notes quite fast on a guitar to no meaningful effect… DocBud February 12, 2011 at 5:54 am God was not English and sadly he is indeed dead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB1ThBulIxg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzsDWTc4mY Gerontius February 12, 2011 at 7:05 am Eric was ok when I was a kid. Then I growed up and discovered Bessie. MikeinAppalachia February 12, 2011 at 9:37 am Damn. I have several 78 rpm records with selections of Bessie Smith singing, I never realized she was also playing guitar. And Clapton is not known for playing “quite fast”-much the opposite. Chris February 12, 2011 at 11:12 am Sad how low the bar for divinity can be set. Still, I suppose nothing should come as a surprise after the elevation of some of the Roman emperors. DBC Reed February 13, 2011 at 11:01 am Strange how, to be considered a divine performer you have to play blues on the guitar(And be male).All those Smiths ,Clara,Mamie and Bessie who were the first great blues performers got pushed out of the way in favour of battered guitar-playing street musicians . Blues pianists don’t get much of a look in,nor mouth-harp players like Little Walter Jacobs.Above all ,the whole country tradition of the Carter Family (mostly women) and the white All-American baseball- playing moonshiner Charlie Poole (played the banjo) is ignored in favour of the blues which are not really appropiate to the likes of Surrey born Ricky Clapp. gerontius February 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm Appalachia man OK Bessie didn’t, but Rosetta did. I was too young to go and watch ( mum wouldn’t let me -sigh) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lN1R2LP-4 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.