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Toe Tappin’

Posted in Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Photos, video with tags , , on September 6, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Without homo sapiens, there is no superstition, or baseball.  Superstitions exist to help humanity explain the unknown and provide comfort.  Rituals, whether ones passed down from ancient times or personally created, give us the illusion that we can impact events through action inspired by faith.  Belief in this illusion can result in breakthroughs in this realm.  Success is by no means guaranteed, but the endeavor can be embarked upon with greater confidence, thus improving the odds of success.  Therefore, it is easy to understand why baseball, like most athletics, is saturated in superstition.  While attending the Tiger games in Seattle, we noticed Gene Lamont has a strange third base routine. While attending the Tiger games in Seattle, we noticed Gene Lamont has a strange third base routine.  Follow the link: Third Base.

Chocolate City (Who Says Chocolate Can’t Be White)

Posted in humor, P-Funk, video on January 22, 2009 by trapperKeeper


This video mash-up of Obama dancing to “Chocolate City” is pertinent, well-done, and hilarious.


Watch Out Its’ the Return of the Feces Flinger (Hold GWB & Pop Some Champagne)

Posted in humor, politics, video on January 21, 2009 by trapperKeeper


Here are a few thoughts that have popped into my head over these past few days.

During the Inauguration ceremony, people booed George W Bush and joyously sang “nah nah nah nah hey hey hey goodby.e” On the MSNBC newscast, the Beltway commentators found the booing classless. On Huffingtonpost, some agreed with these commentators. This reverential attitude astounds me. George Bush is a war criminal and should be arrested and thrown in prison. Besides, Bush kept himself so insulated during his presidency. Finally, there was an opportunity for the people to let him know how they felt about him. Personally, I want to see him pilloried. Then, people, for a a fee, can throw rotten fruit and pies at him. The money raised can be used to pay off some of the debt accumulated over the past eight years.


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Lost in the Collective Unconscious (Found in Collective Effervescence)

Posted in Music, Photos, video on August 19, 2008 by trapperKeeper

Life has hit a turbulent air stream forcing a change in a plans. Despite being between work, life was going well and my living situation was as stable as it can be when one is looking for new work. I figured I would have six more months where I was currently residing to keep working on projects, find work and save money. Now I need to find a new place to live in expensive burgeoning Seattle that will be bus commutable to a new unknown job, and come up with money for deposit and cleaning fees, moving fees, etc. I would really like an August/early September that did not involve moving and finding new work. Anyways, I must trust that it is part of the universe’s plan. It has provided gorgeous crepuscular sunsets.

On top of the dreadful threat of several more weeks sitting on my uncomfortable chair, for it is all I could afford on such meager wages, this Parliafunkadelicment Thangday is the first one in over a month that did not see a bbqfest of roncoesque proportions. Music is always a good remedy for lifting the spirits, so I have included a few tracks that always improve my mood. The next massive Bernie post should appear next week. Not enough time or energy to match last week’s 1600 word outpouring.

Parliafunkadelicment Thangday! Hip Hip Hurray!

Get on up/move your feet/get down like bernie on the One beat those drum skins like you’re pounding some meat/it’s bbq monday and you gotta to eat

if you don’t listen to rap cat you better watch out/just might get a big buford & large fry shoved right down your mouth/rap cat is furry but he isn’t soft don’t mistake him for a pussy or you may pay the cost

Oh I could go for some Checkers, but Seattle is lacking in Checkers. Although I don’t know if Seattle is funky enough for Checkers. The same applies for White Castle out in the Pacific NW. Rap Cat is hilarious. Yes it can be convincingly be argued the character is a stereotype, and the ad campaign offensive. Rap Cat saw some controversy, but that is what Rap Cat lives for. Further elucidation is required on the beloved Rap Cat, who had his life tragically cut short. Here is the video for all to see. Checkers fries are the shit! Try em if you can find em.

Funkadelic’s “The Song Is Familiar” off Let’s Take It To The Stage starts off the music. The lyrics of the song are a bit more poignant due to recent events.

“Funkin’ For Fun” by Parliament off The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein features a Glenn Goins vocal lead. Initially despairing, the song alternates between that tone and a happier groove until midway through the song when viral nature of the happy groove takes over and the unsettledness Glenn sings of is seen in a more positive light than at the beginning.

Glenn Goins was a marvelous musician who unfortunately died in 1978 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His death date just recently passed a few weeks ago. Possessing a soulful, powerful, penetrating voice along with fine guitar chops, he joined P-Funk in the mid-1970s. Goins was a significant contributor appearing on Parliament’s Mothership Connection (1975), The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (1976), Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, Funkadelic’s Tales of Kidd Funkadelic (1976) and Hardcore Jollies (1976), among other albums. Writing around themes is always easier, so I guess Glenn will be the focus of today’s Parliafunkadelicment Thangday.

Most famous for his impassioned plea for the Mothership to come down during live performances, Glenn was allegedly being groomed to take over for George during live shows to allow George to rest. Impressive as it is on video, seeing the Mothership come down in person during PFunk’s prime had to be bonkers. Time travel is badly needed.

Glenn goes gospel when calling the Mothership for a ride, which can be heard nicely on this cut from Greatest Funkin’ Hits. Glenn has the prominent male lead vocal on the song. Glenn’s vocal from “Mothership Connection” was used by Dr. Dre on “Let Me Ride”.

However, Glenn grew fed up with George’s bad management and left the P-Funk Army into 1977. He started Quazar in 1978. Quazar featured his brother Kevin Goins on guitar and vocals, “Bigfoot” Bailey guested on drums, among other musicians. While recording their first album in 1978, Glenn passed away. His brother finished the album up using many of Glenn’s original vocal and guitar parts. At least Glenn was able to contribute what he was able to during his last days. The self-titled album is an impressive debut album. All about gettin’ down, the grooves are infectious. Realizing the potency of layering vocals and utilizing chants, bouncy bass A party is bound to start up whenever the up-tempo tracks of this album are played. Even the majority of the ballads are well-produced, if a bit saccharine with their crossover appeal.

“Funk with a Capital G” doubles up the bass, guitar, and vocals creating a rhythm so dense it will take many listens to truly hear the song.

“Funk’n’Roll (Dancin’ in the “Funkshine” . At the 1:14 mark a Bootsy mannerism is heard, and the whole song sounds like it has some of the original funkateers playing on it. Rob Clough of The Motherpage is right on when saying this song is channeling “Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll)”. Ignoring the obvious lyrical evidence, the beat and use of handclaps suggest “Cholly”.

On Funkadelic’s “Cholly” off One Nation Under a Groove (1978), the beat at the 3:05 mark when the Bootsy’s leads a wonderful bass line into dropping some bombs while Mike Hampton shreds mixed with the rest of the funknasty is sacrament to devotees of the Funk.

I was strung out on Bach
And Beethoven was my thing
I dug jazz, I dug rock
Anything with a swing
Then I ran into a friend Who told me there was so much more
Find the void that you missed
There is plenty to explore

We want to take you, Cholly, when we go
(You wanna take me?)

And my funk I can’t hide
(I must go with the funk)

With no dirty burgers are being served up on the home front, meat has to be injected into this day in some way. So here is the first McDonald’s ad I promised.

watch out for bluetooth babies!

Keep it Funky!

Parliafunkadelicment Thangday (It’s the PreMix Baby!)

Posted in Music, P-Funk, video on August 8, 2008 by trapperKeeper

Monday will bring the start of a new feature. The worst day of the week for many reasons, we have to suffer through it until a new calender emerges which will not feature the week feature thus eliminating the problem of having Sunday night dread. New problems will surely emerge but our concept of time should be altered at least a little bit towards the more relaxed end of the spectrum.

The amount of vacation days granted to American workers compared to the amount offered in many other “first-world” powers is a slap in the face to those who do not share the view that increasing the GDP at any cost is a healthy and sustainable mode of living. Our standard of living must decrease. It is a sad thing to realize; however, as the innovative species we always claim ourselves to be, life can be just as happy or happier. The joy of material goods are no substitute for joys being creative, taking a walk, pondering the universe, or a good shit.

Anyways, that day being the revolting day that it is, especially once football weekends arrive with climatic Sundays followed by that day cushioned only by the short-term fix Monday Night Football provides. That said some things can be done to make Mondays better.

Funk, a remedy for rheumatism, arthritis, mental constipation, and more, can be liberally used on Mondays to alleviate the mental anguish it can bring. Therefore, that day, which marked the beginning of the work week for the Judeo-Christian god and, although a little less so now, for modern humans of all ages, is now known as Parliafunkadelicment Thangday, which logically will feature nothing but the raw, unkut funk of the P.

Over the past few years I have amassed a huge PFunk collection. There are a still a few pieces out there that have eluded me, but I have tracked down most solo albums done by PFunk members and as well as much of the output recorded by the side projects, like Parlet, Brides of Funkenstein, Mutiny, etc. I continue my quest much like Jason continued pursuing the Golden Fleece with the aid of a dove. All in all, look this coming for a post featuring the Wizard of Woo including some of his recent solo work & his collaboration with Prince Paul. I would have loaded an appetizer track but divshare was acting up.

In addition to PFunk therapy sessions on the day whose name day we shan’t utter again, I am going to attempt at least one other longer funk post a week focusing on artists not related to the P and a hip hop post. I hope to have zombie reviews up soon, but it is hard to keep up with so many different projects while also living the rest of my life.

Bass practicing has been a little light the past few days and balance must be restored. For anyone interested learning bass, Bootsy Collins has a good tip for you. Yes, Bootsy does wear normal clothes.

And I don’t know if the term premix has been utilized before, but if not I am claiming it. After thinking that R. Kelly & Weezy have the chokehold on the term “remix,” neurons fired and “premix” materialized on the screen. Say no to aborting premixes, their lack of development could result in a smash ringtone hit if allowed to see the light.

All Natural Boneless Chickenless Chicken Strip Crunchers! (Where’d the chicken go? I dunno)

Posted in Music, video on August 7, 2008 by trapperKeeper

While listening to a spectacular funk compilation I heard a familiar voice on a Bill Withers track titled “Make Love To Your Mind.” ? appeared to be singing a prominent background vocal. Yet this is not possible since the track was released in 1975 and ? was not born until May 30th, 1974. Let me know who you think it is. Besides the birthday hint, I will drop a few more crumbs to go hunting with. He has appeared many times with Outkast, kind of looks like buddha, and has a theme for the dramatic.

Next up is a hilarious version of Thriller all the way from India. Be prepared for busting a gut.

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Life of the Mind (Howard Moon Genre Spanner Mix)

Posted in life, video on August 7, 2008 by trapperKeeper
The Mighty Boosh
I will supply a few tasty morsels of entertainment for the day from one of my favorite television shows, The Mighty Boosh. Initially, a stage show which then became a radio program Boosh, with its psychedelic, playful British humor should win over anyone who revels in absurdity, transfers over very well to the televised medium.
The two brief bits are from an episode titled “Old Gregg.” The first is a music video for the song “Love Games,”; the second is the explanation of where the funk came from. It was the episode I popped my Boosh cherry on. It was a sticky, only semi-awkward experience that left me wanting more of the mysterious warmth that filled my physical orifice with pleasure previously unknown. Withered I felt without its power like Samson without his locks. Anyways, embrace the Boosh in all of its’ Mightiness!

This last clip is a hilarious video mashup of Old Gregg with Snoop Dogg’s equally hilariously awesome video “Sexual Eruption,” or “Sensual Seduction” to the radio listeners. Brilliant! Big Ups!

My Messes are Tidy! (Mr. Clean Rub-a-Dub Three Men in a Tub Remix)

Posted in Art, life, Music, Photos, video on August 1, 2008 by trapperKeeper

The other night I realized that even my messes are ordered. While some people suffer from messiness ocd, I deal with my cleanliness ocd. You know you have ordered messiness if your messes result in piles ordered by category rather than scattered articles. Anyways, this posting has much potential so I am going to include two words that have resulted in my highest viewings.


That is right DAFT PUNK. For some reason (Kayne West?) those two words make people salivate. I am not a purveyor of falsehoods, so this post will include some DAFT PUNK. But for real people, they are a good group but nothing that special. Many of their most popular rhythms are taken from old soul song songs. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Their stage show appears to be pretty dope.  Look later on in the post for downloadable video. That is right. I recently discovered somethings that make the internet even more addicting than it already is.

On a final note, the image above is the finished Stella collage. As I stated before it has been my longest photoshop project, but worth it. For Stella is cute, and Carley is even cuter.

I am uploading some of the video and audio files I promised, so they will be up a little later. I had a few haikus to type up but have currently lost the sheet of paper. I am angrier than John McCain pretending to be pissed off Popeye. This marks the beginning of a new feature. What fictional characters remind you of John McCain?

The comparison is pretty apt. Both are men, have good grimaces, have spent time aboard boats, show behaviors associated with people losing their sanity, get erections after eating spinach and have bad tempers. Let me know if you think of any other similarities between the two.

Here is the Daft Punk I promised. It is the video for “Da Funk”. Here is the link.