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October 20, 2013 / thackersam

October 19 – Saturday – Eric Clapton

I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t exercise to the next album that had been interwoven from the exiled bunch of records. I can’t even imagine the last time I listened to A Child’s Introduction to Ballet, though I do recall taking an afterschool ballet class along with many other little girls with whom I went to elementary school. I also remember being bored, so my mother let me drop out. Now, I was already trying to think of excuses before dropping the needle on the record, but when I heard the narrations with bits of classical music, I knew I could not be inspired to exercise, and isn’t that the real purpose of the project? George Carlin evoked pleasant memories, and was still quite amusing. This album, while its stories were not horribly uninteresting, had to go. Plus, for an album made for children, terms like “passionate ambience” probably only succeeded in making this child feel stupid.

So I happily move on to the self-titled Eric Clapton album, with Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and other such musicians playing pivotal roles, which is representative of the sound I was into at that moment in my life. And I’m sure I had a crush on Eric Clapton, who makes several appearances throughout the collection. I don’t recall a lot of the songs, but I do remember Bonnie Bramlett’s voice piercing through the background vocals. What a set of pipes.

It was a light workout tonight as I had taken an hour and a half walk to get a facial yesterday and am a bit stiff. It’s Spa Week!

The children’s ballet album goes back into exile, un-exercised to. I just hope I’m not drummed out of the one-member club that I started.

Soooo looking forward to the next record.

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