That Time Eric Clapton Set the Record Straight

From: Eric Clapton (
To: Jim Dee ( Jim @ )
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 12:01 AM
Subject: RE: Clarifying Questions — “After Midnight”

Dear Jim,

Thank you for writing. Even after some 40+ years of world-renown, I still LOVE receiving fan mail. Your note’s timing was especially auspicious, as it arrived during a time of deep personal reflection. In fact, I’m happy to address your queries directly!

To begin, you asked:

“You’ve stated many times that, ‘After midnight, we gonna let it all hang out.’ My sentiments exactly, Eric. Really. But, in the interests of those with, say, small children or other early morning obligations, is it possible that we could let it all hang out *prior* to midnight? Say, tennish?”

I’m sorry, but: No, Jim … only AFTER midnight should we (or anyone, for that matter) let it all hang out.

Your follow-up question posed, “If not, is it possible that we could let it *partially* hang out after midnight?”

Again, no (sorry :-/) … After midnight, you see, we gonna let it ALL hang out.

I hope this clears up the matter for you. Thanks again for your support!

~Eric Clapton

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