Saturday, June 23, 2007

put a glide in your stride, a dip in your hip and come onto the mothership

Funk is taking over my life. Now that I've been hipped to Parliament-Funkadelic, I am obsessed. George Clinton (talk about Clinton '08!) and the crew have a funny way of making you want to give up everything and devote your life to The Funk.
And it's The Funk. Like God.

Parliament-Funkadelic is also hightly conceptual. I can't think of any other band that has an entire Wikipedia page devoted to their own personal mythology:
On Mothership Connection (1976), Starchild first appeared (inspired equally by Sun Ra's "Black Noah" and Jesus); he is a divine alien being, who came to earth from a spaceship (his arrival is "the Mothership Connection") to bring the holy Funk (with a capital "F": the cause of creation and source of energy and all life), to humanity. As it turns out (according to The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein, 1976), Starchild secretly worked for Dr. Funkenstein, the intergalactic master of outer space Funk, who is capable of fixing all of man’s ills, because the "bigger the headache, the bigger the pill" and he’s the "big pill" ("Dr. Funkenstein," from The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein). Dr. Funkenstein’s predecessors had encoded the secrets of Funk in the Pyramids because humanity wasn’t ready for its existence until the modern era. The titular "clones" are the Children of Productions whose job is to ensure that everyone is on the One.
Starchild’s nemesis is Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk ("Sir Nose Devoid of Funk" from Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome, 1977). Inspired by The Pinocchio Theory of Bootsy's Rubber Band, Sir Nose attempts to end the Funk because he is too cool to dance. He is the master of the Placebo Syndrome, which causes unFunkiness (a combination of stupidity and no dancing). His goal is to place the minds of all humanity into a state called the Zone of Zero Funkativity. Starchild, on the other hand, uses his Bop Gun ("Bop Gun (Endangered Species)," from Funkentelechy Vs the Placebo Syndrome) to achieve Funkentelechy for all humanity. With the Funky powers of the Bop Gun (which are augmented by the Flash Light....Shine the light on them suckas!!!), Starchild causes Sir Nose to reach Funkentelechy, and find his Funky soul. He then dances away the night.Sir Nose’s return (along with ally Rumpofsteelskin) is detailed on the Motor Booty Affair (1978).
Here, Sir Nose is both too cool to dance and swim, but Mr. Wiggles and the good citizens of Atlantis (a place where one can swim underwater without getting wet) cause Sir Nose to dance the Aqua Boogie.On Gloryhallastoopid (1979), Sir Nose’s machinations are undone by the Big Bang Theory, which reveals that the Funk caused the creation of the universe.Sir Nose’s last appearance is on Trombipulation (1979), where he traces his ancestry back to the Cro-Nasal Sapiens, who were especially Funky, leading Sir Nose to reclaim his Funky heritage, along with his son, Sir Nose Jr.


If you take the time to read that, you will not be disappointed. Your mind will be blown.



So I got my bangs yesterday, and I think they turned out fantastic! They sort of remind me of Gail Zappa's bangs.People have told me they like my old hair better.

I personally adore them, and that's all that counts.

P.S. I'm getting so irritated with these blogs that have music automatically start playing. Not to call anyone out (though you would obviously know who you are), is there a way where it won't start playing automatically? I usually have other music playing and then I have to scroll down your sidebar (because God Forbid it be findable!) to pause it, then I have to rewind my music!
Just had to get that bitchiness out!

24 comments:

Emma said...

You are so cute with bangs! Why don't I look like you? :^ (And the music annoys me too. Sometimes I just crave SILENCE. But not often.Is it weird that I'm like always your 1st comment? I swear, I am not a stalker. I totally threw away my night vision goggles DAYS ago, so 2006.

A. said...

your hair looks AWESOME. I wish I had the guts to get bangs cut...

Dilemma said...

Your bangs look awesome, screw the haters.

A big fat AGREED about the automatic music players. I feel bad for saying it though, because it's not the blogs that are bad, but sometimes I'll just have watched a video or something and had to turn the sound all the way up, and all of a sudden BOOM-hello random song blasting through my speakers at 2 in the morning...

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Sunniva said...

Your bangs rock!! And I love that you don't care that some people say your old hair suits you better..but believe me sweetheart: your hair looks STUNNING!! I am actually getting bangs soon too..but I am just really nervous that it will look like I have a huge mop stuck on my forehead...

lisa mona said...

VERY stylish with the bangs! love them:) of course disagree with this auto music thing since i have it too! i can see your point and of course there is a choice for non automatic play. but still there is this other choice where i(and everyone who..) want to "irritate" not only your eyes but your ears too! with respect.

Model Citzen said...

first of all, those bangs=perfecton. and although you didn't shout me out! I'M THE ONE OF THE CRAZIES WITH THE MUSIC PLAYING! oh sweet baby jesus, it's coming off now.

the lipstick lady said...

oh my god, your fringe (fine, bangs) looks AWESOME. seriously dude, you look like jane birkin's daughter but with a normal sized mouth. no joke. I read the whole passage about the funk but it was so small I needed my glasses but I couldn't find them because they've been hiding away for about 2 years, so I missed most of it. Apart from dr funkenstein.
I actually prefer this story of the funk in general, watch it, I beg of you. You will thank me a thousand times. It's from that show maya and I always talk about called the mighty boosh.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tDr7yPjeVqw

the lipstick lady said...

p.s. HOW DARE YOU INSULT MY SEXUAL MUSIC BOX AND... HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN. AND BE ABLE TO SPEAK WORDS.
I'll make it stop being automatic somehow... I don't really know how though. I'll just take mine off and then make a new one that starts whenever you want it to

jayne said...

you look fabulous! i wish i was able to pull bangs off, sadly it only worked up until i was about 10...and then my "cuteness factor" wore off, then i turned into the monster that is pimply-whiny-insecure-preteen! finally, i got a good kick-in-the-head (verbally not physically!) from my peers @ school, who told me to ditch the hippie-long hair and bangs, thank god! how was i so stupid? but you do indeed have that jane birkin look, and it's totally awesome! as long as you adore them, who gives a shit what the others have to say about it.

S. said...

While your opinion counts most, I will also give mine...Love the bangs truly sweet. I've been contemplating bangs for a long time.

And yes, the auto play can be rather a startling nuisance even if it's great music.

-S said...

i LOVE your bangs! i have always wanted them, but my hair is rather thin, and i think i would turn out ugly, and nothing at all like zopey deschanel. but your hair is seriously cute!

Alison said...

You're bangs look AHmazing! You have to have certain face to pull them off, and you have definitely got it!

WAT said...

Ya look great! Wow! So sixties! LOVE IT! MY GOD MAN! Patti Boyd look out! You do know who PAtti Boyd is I'm sure.

danial said...

Hey, you look so sweet and I loved the guiter with star!!! It looks so innovative.

The Stiletto Effect said...

I used to have bangs and loved it! You look great!
and yeah, my blog has automatic music, and yes the only way to pause it is to scroll down :S lol
luv
Su

stilettoheights said...

I love P-Funk one of the best shows I have ever seen!!!

also your hair is adorable.

Sunniva said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLY!! I hope you have a sweet sixteen, and enjoy your night with Mick Jagger ;p

Bojana said...

Ohhh myyyyy, you look SO CUTE!! Adorable...the bangs suit you real fine

Tru said...

I like the bangs

ambika said...

I love the bangs. They look fabulous.

lluviaschick said...

lou dillon looks a lot like her mum in that shot

Alex said...

Wow, you definitely look like young Gail Zappa. And that's a compliment. I stumbled across this site from Googling GZ's name.

Alex

Monk E. Brain said...

bangs