ROLL CALL FOR DISCIPLES OF FUNK f/t Bootsy Collins
Point of Clarity! Point of Clarity!
Musicians get old, but the sound of Funk never gets old. still have to tap my feet every time I hear some Funky Stuff. If you don’t believe me then get a live copy of James Brown’s “Sex Machine“, or “Talkin Loud Sayin Nutthin”.
What I was saying is that Bootsy needs to update his image, his style. The average record buyer is in their late teens, early twenties and they can’t relate to his vibe. Clive Davis understood this about Carlos Santana so he brought in some rappers that appealed to the younger folks while Santana appealed to older folks and received a grammy and sold a million cds.
If the New Orleans & Lakers trade goes down, then how does the league explain that the league owned franchise traded one of the top point guards to a marquee team(Lakers). It looks as if the NBA was helping out one of its crucial franchises. Then Howard goes to LA also. The NBA is starting to look like professional wrestling,…staged.
BTW--Howard a finisher & Paul who needs the ball would operate better than Melo & Paul.
Peace & Blessings
Will Paul be a Knick?? Who knows? The better question is can Paul & Melo play together? Paul dominates the ball and needs it in his hands to be effective. He is not the traditional point, but more of a pick & roll guy. I don’t think Paul & Melo would be a good fit. D’Antoni will be blamed for it not working but the fact is Paul & Melo lack chemistry.
Bootsy w/ Bernie, Fred & Maceo…..25 years ago you could not get funkier, but now they are just old men with an outdated sound. I think Boosty needs to look at Carlos Santana success when he came back. Santana surrounded himself w/ some young guys and played his music over some hip-hop with success. Music does not stagnate it evolves. Long Live the FUNK!!
Peace & Blessings
@Statesman Hey, young funkateer who would you say has updated the sound or are you saying that Funk is just dead and no longer worthy of listening too. Bootsy is just one of a multitude of folks who are touring and making a living off of sounds they created decades ago that still seem to stand the test of time enough for others to borrow or use as the foundation for some "new" sounds.
I always find it curious that Bootsy talked (rapped?) over his music way before the talented, mostly Caribbean brothers did in NYC. For that matter so did the Last Poets and Gil Scott Heron. And those sounds which sprung like a branch from blues to soul to funk/funk rock seem to seep into other younger branches including rap (of many styles), rock and just plain POP. In fact, I just ran across a nice "Italian Funk" video which was very much of a recent date.
In fashion, clothes can be outdated, but threads keep stretching through generations until at some point a whole style makes a comeback. Will you ever see flared pants bottoms and big fros again. I guess you're right that music can be outdated too. My 13 year old daughter agrees that the sounds I listened too are outdated and old people like me are too. Now it is the time of the original sounds and looks of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nikki Minaj and Bruno Mars -- all of whom I actually like. But if growing old makes you outdated, I'm glad to still be around beyond my pop culturally assigned expiration date. I'm even gladder to have some outdated friends and music to keep me feeling relevant too.
The problem with the Stern scenario is for political reasons, forget humanitarian, you need a heart for that, and upward mobility on the national sports scene Stern has to treat the NO Post-Katrina franchise with kid gloves.Otherwise it would have been sold and gone yesterday.That being said he knows a strong NY Knick franchise makes everyone on the global NBA map more money.So he will keep his hands off pubic-ally and let the agents do the dirty work publicly, aah the puppetmaster at work.He came out of this lock-out smelling pretty well for an X-civil rights attorney.He skinned the millionaire minority majority of workers for the billionaire minority owners.He succeeded in being "just like Mike" to the tune of 300 mil per, but probably more.So if there is money to be made with CPeO in NY it will probably happen barring an invitation to Miami or LA.It seems players want rings more than zeros in their bank accounts.Not quite American but refreshing in a stupid sort of way.Of course LeBucks figured he could have it all and that may come to pass, if he ever becomes mentally tough enough to become relentless.The jury is still out on that one.It's possible CP could go to Boston as a rental for one last try.It might even make sense after Ainge insulting Rondo with open trade rumors.He will not give his all in Beantown this year.Uniting with Kobe and Dwight in LA is a real possibility considering Kobe's window to catch MJ.What is certain is Billups is the only thing standing between complete disaster, maybe not complete if it gets Mike out the door, and some organization on O.But realistically we're not going anywhere without some dedicated D.Woodson may be the answer there, but as Charles would say, "I doubt it!".CP could make a difference both ways with some iron leadership, if he's dedicated to winning.I'm not convinced that the right guy is at the helm to do what has to be done.Isaiah is now calling the shots in the backroom.Don't believe it?Where is Stud working out?I give him credit for his own Ressurection, but none for his organizational skills.He needs to bring in a guy with clout like Phil J. to get everyone's attention.Even that is a maybe because as Fields' dissolution after Melo's pickup demonstrates, there is no effective ball movement from our stars.CP would help everyone including Fields to become ultra-effective, a healthy Billups might do also if he stays, but what is his window and respect quotient?Tough situation, sounds like a NYC classroom with a substitute teacher.A strong hand connected to knowledge, determination and a vision is needed from management.Unfortunately, part of that combo just walked out the door in an old man's body.Yeah, you can carp all day long, Wisdom is earned, not bought.PS. Don't trade Fields, you don't get better by trading away guys who know how to play, especially young guys with brains.Finally, it's hard to see light at the end of a tunnel when you got dark glasses on.--Lets Go Us.Screw MSG.
read my reply to Lives. Stern has screwed over the Knicks royally. He is the last person to be the puppet master messiah, Knicks fans have dreamed of. I hope I'm wrong, . . . but I doubt it.
Stern is about a dollar, for himself and the owners.That's about it and I don't doubt it. @Orange_and_Blue
@Tman Wow. Good provocative stuff from our Philosophers-in-residents, Tman and Priince. Glad the lockout is over.
Not sure how to respond on the NY thing. We constantly talk as though stern has an affinity for helping NY be prominent and make money. I don't hink NY has been as much of a priority to him as it has been to us over the past decade, but we'll soon see for sure, won't we.
Pete Vecsey's article in today's N.Y. Post disparages the notion that CP3 will come to New York this season, contending that the Knicks have nothing that New Orleans wants and that Stern will veto such a trade on the grounds that the League would not be able to sell the team to a prospective buyer without its star player and attraction. What Vecsey misses is that the same star player (CP3) will leave after this season without any compensation whatsoever and what prospective buyer would want to invest in that situation, much less belong to a League which allowed its best player to simply vanish for nothing in return.
As I noted in an earlier post, I believe the League would make more money by having CP3 in New York to form a highly competitive Knick team capable of making achampionship run with enhanced T.V. revenue, attendance records, sale of merchandise, etc. If no buyer for the Hornets can be found by June 2012, then the NBA should seriously consider closing the New Orleans franchise. Its remaining players can be placed in a special retrenchment or consolidation draft --to be selected by all teams under the salary cap in reverse order of finish.
The NBA must also weigh whether it wants another Melo drama this year with everyone (GM's, coaches and players) anxious and wondering as to their players status in both New York and New Orleans (and perhaps LA) and ruminating who will be where at the trading deadline--when the Paul playbill can be known and the role players on each stage set for the balance of the season. It would be best for the League and all concerned if Paul's playbill was staged as soon as possible at Madison Square Garden. LGK.
I tend to agree more with T'MAn that the league will treat the NO situation wtith kid gloves. That being said, getting nothing in return should CP3 make real his threat to walk would be disastrous. CP3 in the meantime, if he is serious about NYC and the Knicks, needs to maintain that line and tell all teams bidding that he will opt out on them if he is forced their way. That does create some leverage for CP3 and may help play out the CP3 to the Knicks scenario. But again it's not going to be easy. @Post_up_Prince
FYI, general info on how it extends Back To The Future.Hope the brains down at MSG are aware of same.
"Assuming World Peace isn't cut this season, he will be waived or traded for sure before the dreaded 2013-14 season, when luxury taxes escalate rapidly and force some teams to double their current tax payment if they continue spending at the same pace. Under the new amnesty provision, players who are currently on a roster can be cut before any season remaining on their contract, allowing teams to free up salary-cap space and reduce luxury taxes."