Tuesday, March 13, 2007

DAILY DOSE, 03.13.07

Since the "Modern Funk Week" was cut short by a spotty connection and the angry malaise prompted by having to deal with said connection, it shall continue unabated in "warmer climes" until we have, at least, five days worth of individuals and/or groups who still honor the spirit of the Funk in these, the Apocalyptic End Times of decent music.

Though our current choice is an older song (17 years old) the perpetrators are still alive and Funky, recently made the Grammy Award a bit more respectable, and are still making people listen to and love jazz/Funk/bluegrass who would, normally, never-ever-ever do so.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - "The Sinister Minister" (From "Bela Fleck and the Flecktones")

"The Sinister Minister" is now the Official Theme Song for the Rev. Jenner J. Hull. Just so's y'all know.

We'll be honest and say that the video version is a bit disappointing. They shave damn near a minute off the song and, for the sweet love of Eros, even cut into the bad-ass bass solo. Of course, we can look past this and see a compromise; at least they made the video in the first place.

This is one song that deserves to be played very loudly while driving very fast. You owe it to Bela. And me.

Hell, you owe it to yourself...

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