Oldies but Goodies
Last week when I told my friends what I was doing for my birthday, I was a little embarrassed to admit I was going to see Eric Clapton, live, in concert. What 35 year old listens to Eric Clapton?
I grew up listening to rock and roll. I think my Dad has been the biggest musical influence on me. He’s played the guitar since I can remember and as kids we didn’t have much choice about what we listened to in the car. I can still see him drumming his thumbs on the steering wheel. Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Steve Winwood, Kenny Loggins, the Eagles…this is what we listened to.
It was in high school when I discovered Eric Clapton. I’m certain that I had known the words to “Cocaine” long before that though. But it was his “Unplugged” album that would forever etch itself into my soul. I still listen to it at least once a week, almost twenty years later. I’m thrilled to get to see Clapton play for the first time ever later this week.
I think my Dad is proud.
And with that, I’ll leave you with my top 10 songs I could listen to for the rest of my life.
“Running on Faith” – Eric Clapton
“November Rain” – Guns ‘N Roses
“Freedom ’90” – George Michael
“Total Hate 95” – No Doubt
“Nobody Knows Me” – Lyle Lovett
“It Takes Two” – Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
“You Get What You Give” – New Radicals
“Return to Pooh Corner” – Kenny Loggins
Do you like any of these? Do you know any of these?
What’s your top ten look like?