April 26, 2004
James Brown Feels A Little Too Good
13 years ago
Alcohol? Such a shame. I hope they put the young James on the stamp...
"I look good, I smell good, I feel good!"
Did he know that he would?
I feel nice.
like sugar and spice.
So good, so good.
Oh.......My........God. On the other hand, I love it when media wanks have to deal with the freaks. Especially when it's somewhat unexpected! You can just see them sweating it. Thinking "What the fuck am I supposed to do now?!!". HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Oh yeah- I wanna kiss myself!
I hope they put the young James on the stamp...
A stamp? A lousy stamp!? I say we get rid of that punk ass Jackson and put JB on the $5. People, we gotta get over before we go under.
put him on whatever's popular for snorting whatever he's on mr. brown, there's been some talk recently of putting you on the... WHAT? WHADAT? HUNH! I FEEL GOOD!
Some things don't change, and
Hey you all look out let a man come in I got to have fun I'm gonna do my thing ... Hey everybody I got a brand new start Hey, hey everybody I got a brand new start ... I just gotta jump back take my stand I want to ask the fellows don't have no doubt I just got to lay to lay it right out
Those are some serious glasses James. I'm going to see James Brown in concert in June and am really looking forward to it. One thing is sure from that clip - he's still got the voice. For a more sober James check out
this great Nardwuar interview
(real audio link) from 1999. He can be a bit hard to understand at times, but his mind is sharp as a tack.
asks some pretty obscure questions about James' past and he keeps up pretty well. Nardwuar is famous for doing extensive research for all his interviews. Near the beginning the interview jumps around a bit as Nardwuar cuts up the interview with clips of a guy from Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers and Andre Williams as he gets to the bottom of who discovered the Jackson Five.
When someone named Fred Wesley has something to say about James Brown you oughta listen. (For the uninititated, Fred Wesley plays trombone for the JB's) Pass the Peas, Fred.
Also for the uninitiated, The JB's are not JB's band anymore. They stopped being so in the 70's (I think) when they got tired of $50 fines for missed notes. The times I went to see James (around '97) he was touring with the Generals.
I didn't know you were singin' Fred! ;) Ungh! May-zee-oh! . . . Brotha! Maceo deserves his own thread y'know.
IT'S TOO FUNKY IN HERE!!!
Oh, I'm singin'
I love the way he attains a moment of lucidity when she asks him if he's eligible. "I wanna mingle." What a surreal experience. It's as if June Cleaver had asked him to elaborate on what exactly "that thing" is that we are compelled to "get up off of". I think the only thing that could make this better is a third window on the screen with
What he actually says is "I'm single and I wanna mingle." That is my new pickup line.
It's great that she tries harder and harder to ask questions that he'll be willing to answer. His willingness to answer seems to go a little too far in the end, though...