"Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars" is a documentary now running on Showtime. EC is joining other musicians of his generation in announcing the impending end of his active musical career so it is time for such a project. "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars" delivers nothing totally new to fans but does show quite a bit of rare footage (and photos) going all the way back to his days with Mayall, the Yardbirds and more. The uninitiated will learn a lot about Clapton both as a child and as an adult. His ongoing substance abuse problems are a central theme and one is left amazed that he survived to tell the story. A good way to spend a couple of hours.