Look, everyone knows I love Santana's music and have been inspired by it for over four decades, but I'm getting bored and tired by the way Carlos is borrowing quotes from here and there including religious titbits and anecdotes to support his lofty position in the musical and media community.
The preaching to audiences is a little condescending and the selective name dropping of his heroes is becoming old!
Claiming to support fronteer issues as peace and love has been unravelled by his moonwalking out of his commitment to do the gig in Israel in June due to "anti-Israeli pressure" whilst behaving like an old testament prophet in front of the media and audiences.
Secondly, when I look back at the albums of the past, I often question if Bill Graham (GRHS) have appreciated the music Carlos has been producing over the past decade?'
Bill loved and promoted Carlos and the group through the good and lean times, but the obvious selling out of Carlos and his Las Vagas finale and dodgy input into other music sisnce 'Supernatural' smacks of prostituting whatever dignity is left for the almighty dollar!
I applaude everyone's right to make money but calling 'Supernatural' "a masterpiece of joy" is laughable. It should be seen as "a masterpiece of good business practice"!
We love to be inspired by the musicality of Carlos and his amazing bands over the years but let's get back to what it's all about-the music!
When Carlos finally has enough dollar to open his ministry in Haiti; oops, sorry, I meant Hawaii, there will be enough time to preach to the converted, then!