Tag Archives: Parliament

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

Oh How We Love the FUNK of Shonda Rhimes

On the day after Eric Holder announces the results of the Federal Investigation on Ferguson…  Shonda Rhimes incorporates the essence of current events on “Scandal,” presenting the horror of the Michael Brown case and addressing the issue of “illegal immigrants”, via “Olivia Pope” ala Kerry Washington.

Read More »

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road!  He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month.  I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago!  I didn’t recall having heard about it before –  then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either.  I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk.  His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…

Read More »

FUNKIN’ SNOOP DOGG

FUNKIN’ SNOOP DOGG

I love Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, aka Snoopzilla!?!? Ah yeah, you thought Sean Combs was the only one that could dub himself multiple names, think again. Snoop Dogg has been doing his thang now for 20 years. Known around the world for his music as a rapper and a force in hip-hop, Snoop has released an album in tribute to FUNK.

Read More »

BOOTSY’S FOR THE PEOPLE — The Bootsy Collins Interview

BOOTSY’S FOR THE PEOPLE — The Bootsy Collins Interview

Bootsy Collins is working on a song and has plans to shoot a video for the Food-Pantry “OUR DAILY BREAD.”  “They feed hungry people every single day,” says Collins, who’s contacted other musicians to aid him with the cause.  “Midnightstar & Eddie Levert (of the) Ojays are onboard to help me lay it all down for the people,” Bootsy remarked on his Facebook page.  The FUNK legend and friends expect to start shooting the video this Wednesday, August 21st — more  details to follow ala FB.

Read More »

Cosmic Slop – A Brillant Piece of Work!

Cosmic Slop – A Brillant Piece of Work!

Cosmic Slop is a thought-provoking trilogy created by Reginald Hudlin, executive produced by Reginald and his brother Warrington Hudlin, which aired on HBO in 1994. Hosted by George Clinton, the trilogy borrows it’s title from the 1973 Funkadelic album and song.

Read More »

DOCTOR OF THE FUNK – The Honorable George Clinton

DOCTOR OF THE FUNK – The Honorable George Clinton

One who started out as a hair stylist and a staff writer for Motown Records in the late 60s, these days is known as one of the architects of FUNK.  To honor his contributions and innovative approach to music, Berklee will grant the musician a Doctorate of Music degree on February 16th.

Read More »

Bootsy Collins

Read More »

P-Funk

Read More »

Keepin’ It Funky With George

Keepin’ It Funky With George

 
George Clinton took the stage this past week on July 22nd at Englewood, New Jersey’s BergenPAC center. “This is a Homecoming,” said the hype man for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, as the day marked his 68th birthday.

Read More »

The George Clinton Interview

The George Clinton Interview

I remember meeting George Clinton at his hotel room when we spoke for this interview. It was 1998, awhile after he had dropped his albums “Dope Dogs” and “T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership),” which were released in 1995 and 1996, respectively. He spoke about some of his favorite projects that he released over the years, as well as the success of his visual art.

Read More »