Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bootsy Collins Interview

New Funk Times did an interview with Bootsy on July 25, 2002. I pulled these excerpts from a page at their website

Bootsy talks about ...

1. His new album (16")

2. His single "Play with Bootsy" (38")

3. Getting new exposure through the Nike commercials (2'55")

4. Reuniting with Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, and Grady Thomas at the Nike "Funkship" video shoot (42")

5. Working with Snoop Dogg (and not having to ask him to watch his language) (0:46)

6. Shipping tapes from the U.S. to Germany (49")

7. Recording live (46")

8. His album's German executive producer Mousse T. (1'29")

9. The importance of spreading good vibes (45")

10. Getting off drugs (1'50")

11. Calming down after leaving the P.Funk road circus in 1979 (1'01")

12. U.S. artists on European labels (1'04")

13. Bobby Womack (1'12")

14. Macy Gray ... and having recorded enough songs for six albums (1'20")

15. His favorite P.Funk memory (1'35")

16. The most surprising outcome of a collaboration (2'33")

17. His favorite unreleased Bootsy track (0'43")

db etree, a "jam band" website that keeps track of setlists now has a section for George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars. Strangely, it can not be found on the main list of artists. I wonder what else is out there...

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Here are some great blogs that offer downloads of classic funky soul, disco & garage (and some modern stuff here & there). Check them regularly because they are updated often but the trax are only available for a limited time.

20 Jazz Funk Greats


Alain Finkielkrautrock

And It Don't Stop

Another Night On Earth

Best Foot Forward

Black Man Land


Blog Do Werner

Born Again 80’s


Chantilly Bass

Comfort Music

Cosmic Disco

Diddy Wah

Digital Eargasm

Dilated Choonz


Disco Delivery

DJ William’s Playlist


Electro Nights

Feijao Black Page

First Choice

Fluo Kids

Funk & Soul Heaven

Garage Hangover

Greater Los Angeles

Groove Provider

Groovin’ You

Headfone Haus

Invisible Record Archive

Lost In Tyme

Love Fingers

Moist Works

Music for Robots

Music Selections

On – Off

One Louder NYC

Original Funk Music

Play It Again Max


Silence Is a Rhythm Too

Soul Sides


Souled On Music

Strictly Classics

Suburban Terror

Suck My Disco

Talking In Stereo

Toro 011

Totally Fuzzy

The Message Is In the Music

Under the Covers

Via Chicago

XXX Rockrula

And here's Wikipedia's list of sampled songs

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Larry Levan & the Paradise Garage on YouTube

These are mostly from the excellent documentary "Maestro."


Inside the Paradise Garage (part 1)

Inside the Paradise Garage (part 2)


Gwen Guthrie live @ the Garage

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Talking Heads - Live 1980

1980 Rome Italy

Psycho Killer


Life During Wartime

The Great Curve

10-28-1980 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Life During Wartime

Check out the audio of their performance at the Heatwave Festival 8/23/80 over @ my blog "What's on My Pod?"

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Spiders on Drugs

Searching for A/V

Here are two cool Video search engines:


Blinkx TV

and this is still a great place to search for audio:


Thursday, January 04, 2007

1 Blogger's War against Hate Talk Radio

Check out Spocko's story. He has been battling a radio station that reguarly insites violence. In my opinion, talk radio has been out of control for a while. Spocko has had quite an effect all by himself. Too bad he's up against Di$ney...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Qawwali Funk from Pakastan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Final Concert - Kinna Sohna

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Final Concert - Ali Dha Malang


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Final Concert - Mast Nazron Se

Nusrat - Final Concert - Loey Loey Aaja Mahi


Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Last Concert - Aafree Afree

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 in Dakar


Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love

The Manhattans - Shining Star

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Todd Terry ft Martha Wash-Keep On Jumpin

Nuyorican Soul Featuring India – Runaway


Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame

Kool & The Gang - Slick Superchick


Kool & The Gang - Higher Plane

Kool & The Gang - Love And Understanding


Roy Ayers – Running Away

Chaka Khan - Medley Clouds

Frankie Smith - Yo Yo Champ (1982)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Bootsy-Mania Part 1

Bootsy's Christmas album got me all worked up over that cat Bootsy so I YouTubed the Phunky Phreak and found some craaaazy shit. The next few posts don't even begin to scratch the psycho, psyncapating surface!

1971 Live in Paris (w/ James Brown)

1971 Give Catfish Some! (w/ James Brown & Bootsy’s brother Catfish Collins)

BTW - Got no idea why 3 & 4 outta order - Deal wid it!

Bootsy-Mania part 2

1976 Stretchin' Out

1977 Funkenstein