This burden amounted to about 20 million German Reichsmarks per day, a sum that, in Maywas approximately equivalent to four hundred million French francs. Prices soared,  leading to widespread food shortages and malnutrition,  particularly among children, the elderly, and members of the working class engaged in physical labour. Onerous regulations, strict censorship, incessant propaganda and nightly curfews all played a role in establishing an atmosphere of fear and repression. For example, the increasing militancy of communist resistance in August led to the taking of thousands of hostages from the general population.
You see I knew that since I knew that the primary reason for taking the drive was that I would be seeing Global Noize.
That in and of itself was no big deal, since I have seen Global Noize perform many times. In fact I would dare say that I have seen Global Noize perform live more times than anyone reading this. They are perhaps one of the top artists that you can possibly see live if you are a fan of FUNK music.
What made me anticipate this show so much is because I knew that they would be performing most, if not all of the songs from their innovative and highly acclaimed release called "Sly Reimagined. Since I knew that I would be writing this review I wanted to do a comparison between the studio and the live versions of the album.
Well in hindsight that makes absolutely no sense. I just don't want to lose the vibe that's in my mind and in my heart from that night. Viva La femme Maya Azucena on lead vocals in place of the ultra-sultry and featuring Karen Briggs on electric violin that, who along with drummer Gene Lane took this funky joint from Global Nozie's album called; Prayer For The Planet to a whole nother level.
I closed my eyes and swore that I was listening to the Mahavishnu Orchestra from But of course it wasn't. Fun As soon as Viva La Femme was over, ringleader Jason Miles took the microphone and announced to the audience that; "it was now time to have a little fun.
Mah homegirl from Brooklyn did not let us down as she sang the familiar lyrics; "Fun. When I party, I party hearty, Fun is on my mind" "Fun.
Put a smile on your face, Leave that bummer behind" Fun. There's a sister and there's a brother, Havin' fun with each other" It took the audience a moment to realize what was happening.
We just went from Mahavishnu Orchestraesque fierceness to something that sounds like a funky nursery rhyme. And I loved it!! What is he talking about here?
We may never know. All we know is that we all wished that Brotha Sly had taken some of his own advice. You Can Make It If You Try This song, the old "pull your self up by your bootstraps song," appears on the surface to be an anthem that even the Republicans might adopt? Instead it was a catch phrase that then candidate Barrack Obama used many times over during the Presidential campaign.
I remember the first time I saw Obama use it in one of his speeches. I'm like holycrapheisquotingslystone Up on stage Global Noize has morphed once again.
And they were just getting started! You know the song that quite literally transitions from Soul to Funk three-quarters of the way thru, almost as if to trumpet the arrival of FUNK music itself to your consciousness. And as all that FUNK starts winding and twisting its way thru your body, you listen to the words.
They are telling you not to be a punk. Hell I start to jump up myself, but the seats are so close I can't really get up. So I just dance in my chair. The audience goes nuts!!! Family Affair Yeah we all know that "blood is thicker than the mud. Clearly there was much more than just music that formed a bond between Sylvester, Freddie, Rose and sometimes Vet.
In the song "Family Affair," Sly Stone's genius lyrics are clearly vignettes about his own family. However the topics are so universal and so identifiable, that they resonate with us all and could easily be lyrics about our own families as well.
Underneath the lyrics the monster groove makes it easy for us to roll with each individual story and such is the genius of the song.This is a continuation of the topic Chatterbox Reads and Reads and Reads in Part the First..
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