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Funk, I don't think I have anything to do with funk. I've never considered myself funky.
I don't do drugs anymore... than, say, the average touring funk band.
If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.
The world doesn't need another clothing company. But it does need a certain funk.
But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound.
I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk.
I didn't grow up with Broadway music. My mother played Perry Como, while I listened to Andy Williams records. Later on it was Cream, Grand Funk Railroad and lots of R&B like the Isley Bros. and Parliament.
Ever since the collapse of cap and trade legislation and the realization that President Obama is unlikely to ever utter the words 'climate change' in public again, much less use the bully pulpit to prepare the nation for the catastrophic risks of inaction, the movement has been in a funk.
Novelists tend to go off at 70, and I'm in a funk about it, I've got myself into a real paranoid funk about it, how the talent dies before the body.
Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that.
Grime is a particular style of music. You've got electro, funk and garage; grime is its darker side. It's constantly evolving.
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.
I fell in love with funk music through my father - Funkadelic - as well as soul and classical early on.
Miguel Jontel Pimentel
When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.
Business can talk itself into a blue funk.
When I leave a room, it's gonna be footprints of funk wherever I stepped, because I'm a soul-funk crusader.
You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense.
But that kind of falls in line; when you think about it, James Brown was a funk minimalist. All of those parts create a sum that's larger than than the individual parts.
The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
I'm trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic and more lyrically structured.
I've always liked funk and rock and everything.
Providence School of Art students used to sneak into P Funk concerts.
I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music.
There's a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase... When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.
I like New York because you're kind of forced to smell everybody else's funk. So it keeps you biologically attached to the world around you.
My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences.
It's easy to fall into a funk and not want to exercise, or to really want that second piece of chocolate cake. I have to say, I fight against those feelings all year. But I try not to let myself sit in a rut like that.
Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great.
I'm always surprised that I'm still around funk and that people are still into it.
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