Neurophilosophy

Some old pimp shh…

Here’s another of my favourite bands – Funkadelic, playing I Got a Thing (1970). The perfect acoustic accompaniment to pink Cadillacs and full-length fur coats, this could well be the funkiest film footage ever recorded. (And that is a blue Ku Klux Klan outfit he’s wearing.)

Comments

  1. #1 Moopheus
    October 14, 2007

    The best part is that they were going to follow that with Bobby Sherman.

    Little did they suspect in those days that funk was actually a nonrenewable resource, and that George Clinton was overexploiting it at an unsustainable rate, leaving later generations to experience only a relatively funkless pop music.

  2. #2 Moopheus
    October 14, 2007

    The best part is that they were going to follow that with Bobby Sherman.

    Of course, in the early 70s, they didn’t realize that funk was a nonrenewable resource, and that George Clinton was using it up at an unsustainable rate, leaving later generations of pop music without a viable source.

  3. #3 Alan
    October 15, 2007

    I can’t help but look at this posting, in which you invoke the word “pimp” and write about, “pink Cadillacs and full-length fur coats,” in the context of your post of about a week ago entitled “Reel Bad Arabs”.

  4. #4 gerald spezio
    October 15, 2007

    Where did some of the brain damage come from?

    James Brown, the Stones, and Jimmy Hendricks germinated a mandatory preposterous presentation.

    Many of the stylized youngsters are practicing law now.

    Or juggling finance and/or words.

    Peeyar and upward mobility.

    Johnny Cochran had “style.”

    Shock and awe is style.

  5. #5 Johan
    October 15, 2007

    Heh, this made me miss my band days. I don’t think funk is particularly interesting to listen to, but it’s really fun to play.