Tag Archives: San Francisco

FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

The loss of National Treasures evokes thoughts of one’s own mortality and legacy.  THEY DID THEIR WORK; THEY’VE LEFT THEIR MARKS ON THE PLANET; TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS!  How much time do we/ I have left?  What will we/ I leave behind?  My/ our child (ren) and/ or future children?  This blog, a Facebook post?  I believe those of us still here… STILL HAVE STUFF TO DO.

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GEORGE DUKE WAS A MUTHERFUNKER

GEORGE DUKE WAS A MUTHERFUNKER

More or less “labeled” a Jazz artist, George Duke was a multi-faceted musician and composer.  He died on Monday at the age of 67 in his native state of California.  According to the New York Times…

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D’ANGELO’S FUNKIN’ DOING SHOWS!

D’ANGELO’S FUNKIN’ DOING SHOWS!

D’Angelo has taken the stage over the past two months.  He did a few sets in London a couple weeks ago and another at Minneapolis’ popular venue First Avenue (that Prince made famous) with Questlove in June, according to okayplayer.com.  I discovered this in light of a poster saying he’s performing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on August 1st.  That date is the kick-off of several sets through October.

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FUNK the Stigmas in SPORTS: CONGRATS JASON COLLINS

FUNK the Stigmas in SPORTS: CONGRATS JASON COLLINS

The end of stigmas in sports overall would be a tremendous human achievement.  The reality of that actually occurring is very slim, but the courage that NBA B-Ball player Jason Collins has displayed is unprecedented.  As a result he got unprecedented support from fellow NBA players and President Barack Obama — our hats here at The Museum of UnCut Funk come off to him.  There’s not even much I can say, here’s an excerpt of the interview from the source that broke the story, Sports Illustrated…

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