After spending much of the 1990s working as a Microsoft corporate executive, John Wood decided to take a vacation and trek through the Himalayas. When he visited a school in Nepal and saw that it was lacking books for its students, he found a new calling and later returned to the school with a donation [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Parliament-Funkadelic’
With its leader, George Clinton, sidelined with a staph infection, Parliament-Funkadelic won't be performing for free this Sunday in Rockville, which is too bad. But! The City of Rockville has found a replacement in bluesman Taj Mahal, according to a press release. A decent sweetener, but we still want the funk.
The Mothership Has Landed: Well, a mothership has landed. Chris Richards reports that the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015, has acquired the prop space ship that Parliament-Funkadelic used in its live shows. This isn't the original mothership, which was dumped in a Prince Georges County scrap [...]
Noodling, n. ~ [noodle, v. int.; nood-ler, n.; var. nüdl] ~ Affectionate if deprecating slang for the solitary gyrations favored by blissed-out attendees at jam-band concerts.
Bag-checks and responsible alcohol regulations have become more and more standard at the major festivals. An innocuous glass dealer at Bonnaroo, earlier this year, had $4,500 worth of pipes and [...]
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2010: OK. So keeping track of who’s playing when at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest is almost as tough as figuring out the SXSW line-up—though we’ll go ahead and thank Jazz Fest organizers for providing us with a handy grid. From what we can tell highlights will include performances by [...]
Channeling late '70s bands like the Jam and the Beat, D.C.'s Modest Proposal was a fixture of the city's early-'80s mod and ska scenes, and the group performed for several years before disbanding in 1986. The few songs it committed to vinyl, on several singles and compilations, are charming, catchy examples of a movement that—with [...]
I saw Original P with openers Ken Staton and his James Brown Revue for free at Fort Dupont Park in Anacostia Saturday night July 18. I was not intending to write it up, but it was such an exciting and interesting event that I gotta share. Yes, it was just an oldies tribute show, but [...]