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BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

BRUNO’S GOLDEN TRIBUTE IS A SOLID 24 KARATS OF FUNK

Bruno Mars is without question a Funk-A-Teer!  He recently wrecked stages at the Grammy and iHeart awards, kicking off an International tour later this month, this weekend he does two nights in Vegas.  I’ve been feeling Mars’ music since his collaboration w/ B.o.B. on “They’ve Got Nothing on You.”  Now he’s a worldwide sensation.

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Cannabis Legalization Coming to Fruition

Cannabis Legalization Coming to Fruition

The handwritings been on the wall for some time now.  Once the advent of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes came into existence, the evolution of decriminalization and recreational use, was on its way – now it’s arrived.

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JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

“Jitney” is a triumph for the great playwright August Wilson, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the cast and Broadway!  It opened this past Thursday and features a brilliant ensemble cast.

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blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

Blink-182, Gallant, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, PartyNextDoor and SOJA are all among the Grammy Award nominees for 2017.  Recently I did an article on the fact that Blink has never won a Grammy.  The veterans in music among those mentioned, it’s their first time among Grammy nominees, I’m hoping their CD “California” is their “Golden Ticket” for Best Rock Album.  http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2016/10/03/didnt-blink-182-win-a-grammy-a-musical-yorn/

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BIG PHARMA ADS – THE NEW CIGARETTE SPOTS: Funked Up Pharmacists Pt. 2

BIG PHARMA ADS – THE NEW CIGARETTE SPOTS: Funked Up Pharmacists Pt. 2

Did you know pharmaceutical ads are illegal in other countries?  Before the Affordable Care Act aka “ObamaCare,”  health insurance was unattainable to millions in the U.S., but has been free in every other country for years.  Commercials about drugs and new pills; the substitution of NARCAN as opposed to a junkie weening off heroin and the constant bombardment of remedies for erectile disfunction is out of control.

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The FUNKALICIOUS “Dirty 30” – Music We Loved in 2016

The FUNKALICIOUS “Dirty 30” – Music We Loved in 2016

So I have either heard these albums in their entirety and listened to them incessantly; heard one or a few tracks; heard of or know of the artist; LOVE the artist, or got a recommendation to listen to the album, from a fellow music enthusiast.  Steeped in FUNK, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop, this is Thee (in no particular order) FUNKALICIOUS List of Music for 2016 – ENJOY!!!

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MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

MY FUNKALICIOUS PICKS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST

I don’t believe the The Recording Academy will deny selecting Halsey or Lukas Graham for Best New Artist at next year’s Grammy Awards.

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TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

TWO FUNKY DIVAS: DREEZY & ADELE

Although Adele is primarily noted for her voice, it’s all about the lyrics and music, that make a song. As popular as she is today, my love for her has grown, since she initially took the world stage.  Dreezy has taken the world of music by storm and has been hailed as the “Princess of Chicago Rap.”  Her album “No Hard Feelings” dropped this past summer, and she’s also featured on Aluna George’s track “Mean What I Mean,” from his latest, “I Remember.”

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DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

DIDN’T BLINK-182 WIN A GRAMMY? A MUSICAL YORN

They actually haven’t. A band that’s been around since 1995, they’ve performed at the ceremony, presented there, even announced Tom DeLonge returning to the band there.

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GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

GRAMMY WORTHY MUSIC – A SWEET SIX FROM DREEZY TO ADELE

I find I have to search for new music every year.  Apart from those that are promoted heavily, generally consumers are left in the dark, unless they go surfing online or hear about something by word of mouth.  Last year one of my favorites, that seems like it will never stop getting exposure, is the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

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WHAT THE FUNK IS “QUALITY ASSURANCE”?

WHAT THE FUNK IS “QUALITY ASSURANCE”?

Apparently it’s a delusional fabricated term to give a solicitor a license to keep calling at hours you asked them NOT to call.  At least that’s been my recent experience with Sirius/XM Radio.  Seriously Sirius – I won’t be blasting “Yacht Rock” or “BackSpin” any longer.

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Moonlight(ing) with Morgan & Murphy and Monae & Misty

Moonlight(ing) with Morgan & Murphy and Monae & Misty

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WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

WHAT THE FUNK! My Current State of Mind

Above all, I’m grateful for my blessings, I can truly say that.  This coward that took the lives of so many innocent people in Orlando should not be called a terrorist.  It was a horrific occurrence, and while I do consider acts of violence terrorist acts, this weakling for lack of better description isn’t worthy.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

Living 57 years is great, but if he were still here, he’d be 58.  The ‘Controversy’ concerning his estate is a disgrace. People with a ‘Dirty Mind’, making claims to what he created, ‘Must Be Something in the Water They Drink.’

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80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 EMPIRE “FALLING” for ANDREA are “SO SMOOTH” w/ BONE CRUSHER

80 Empire a.k.a. The Rezza Brothers and Andrea Godin are all from Canada, but their favorite music, was made in the lower half of North America.  The production duo and rising pop star got together and revamped Godin’s song “Falling.”

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REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

REFLECTING ON PRINCE – A MONTH AFTER

It’s been a month yet it’s still very much in the forefront of my mind.  Although he was not an actual friend, he was a very dear companion to me through his music, as he was to millions.  My last entry on him was merely a mention of his latest release “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2.”

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ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

ROGER ORTEGA HIT “THE LOTTERY”

Roger Ortega, a.k.a. RO, has hit “The Lottery”!  It wasn’t by way of a “Lottery” ticket though, but through his choices to relish in his fortune, and appreciating the benefits that life has afforded him.  Ortega started his first group, Slo Motion, at the age of 14.  These days he’s rollin’ solo, as an artist, with the undying support of his loving family.

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PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

PRINCE DOES IT AGAIN – “Hit-N-Run: Phase 2”

Prince’s release “Hit N Run,” was a definite favorite of mine last year… http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/12/07/the-funky-top-10-for-2015/ – Now his majesty has followed it up with “Hit N Run: Phase Two”…

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FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

Sly & the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” is the new song for selling Farxiga.  Farxiga is a drug to aid people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, more commonly known as “High Blood Sugar.”  Last year, the same drug used the song “Walk of Life,” by Dire Straits.  Apparently Big Pharma wasn’t getting the bucks they needed from that ad campaign – so this year they’re bringing the FUNK…   http://www.ispot.tv/ad/A21Z/farxiga-everyday-people

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Funk Ad(d)s Up To Dollars – Part 9: All About The Isleys

Funk Ad(d)s Up To Dollars – Part 9: All About The Isleys

I just featured The Isley Brothers in this series in “Part Seven” http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2015/11/16/funk-add-up-to-dollar-pt-even/  It seems like I blinked and here comes that sound… of FUNK, again.  Phillips Norelco uses the group’s hit “It’s Your Thing,” to accent a man’s shaving prowess, which results in his face being fresher than that of his lady… http://www.ispot.tv/ad/Aw_Y/philips-norelco-getting-ready 

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