Cleveland’s webmaster Janet recently e-mailed me about Cleveland Eaton’s new website, which you can find at www.clevelandeaton.com. While on his site, I watched this video of Cleve playing with Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald in 1979.
You know, this is why I love YouTube. Think about how hard is was to see a great clip like this ten years ago, let alone twenty years ago. Folks growing up with these kind of tools around them may not realize just how cool it is to be able to have essentially the entire recorded output of the world (this becomes more of a reality with each passing day) at their fingertips.
Cleve also has a MySpace page, which can be found at www.myspace.com/clevelandeaton. Although Facebook is the golden child of the social networking services, I still really think (and I was chatting with a friend recently about just this subject) that MySpace still offers more value to the musician.
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