What I’m Listening To: Funk

I can tell you now that, to my knowledge, only one good thing has come from Trump’s ‘shithole/shithouse’ comments- and that is my rediscovery of my love of funk (via having Brick House stuck in my head 24/7).

I can also confirm that the origins of my fondness for funk are almost certainly rooted in numerous childhood viewings of Muppets from Space.
Watch the sky.

As I write this it’s 7:39 in the morning and I’m actively jamming out to I Got You/I Feel Good by James Brown. With earbuds in, of course.

To specifics:

  • Brick House- Commodores
  • It’s Your Thing- Isley Brothers
  • Shining Star- Earth, Wind, and Fire
  • Thank You- Sly and The Family Stone
  • Get Up Offa That Thing- James Brown
  • September- Earth, Wind, and Fire
  • Get Down Tonight- KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Le Freak- CHIC
  • I Got You- James Brown
  • Stayin’ Alive- Bee Gees
  • Boogie Shoes- KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Shake Your Booty- KC and the Sunshine Band

My familiarity with Le Freak and Thank You owe less to the Muppets and more to 102 Dalmatians and Scooby Doo 2, respectively.

Wow, I feel old.

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