Tag Archives: Sly & the Family Stone

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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20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

In the midst of societal ills and personal challenges I look to family and music for solace. Holy Moly! There are a few things that I am remiss about discovering at this juncture and some new releases and tunes forthcoming that I’m very excited to hear. Music serves as therapy for me, and is and will always be, the universal language that conjoins the hearts and minds of humanity.

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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.

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Black Woodstock circa 1969

Black Woodstock circa 1969

 “I left because I didn’t feel that Black people were going to get their due, and I still don’t.”  Nina Simone 1997

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MISSING IT AND AN ACTUAL CAPTURE – Missing the FUNKIEST Moment Revisited

MISSING IT AND AN ACTUAL CAPTURE – Missing the FUNKIEST Moment Revisited

Last year I wrote an item titled “Missing the Funkiest Moment.”  It was about how so many people nowadays that go to live performances, and truly miss the essence of the show they’re attending.  You Are At The Show, you should enjoy it, not spend time trying to record it to watch later.  I feel confident in my knowledge of this, as I have been so fortunate to see so many shows, since I was a teen.

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An Open Letter to D’Angelo – insideplaya

An Open Letter to D’Angelo – insideplaya

Recently my friend Gary Harris, who happens to be a former EMI A&R exec, has been criticized and bashed by several fans and other outlets on the web.  One who introduced me to the music of D’Angelo back in 1992 prior to it’s release while I was at WBLS, he wrote an open letter to the artist, expressing a personal point of view.

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