Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Sly Stone
“Thank You (Falenttinme Be Mice Elf Agin)!”

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday ...

Okay, so we ran a little late this week. It's just that we have priorities here. You have to admit that a town like Zanesville, Ohio, hasn't seen that much excitement since ... well, ever. We close out the day by presenting a medley of hits from Sly and the Family Stone, in a clip first seen live by yours truly on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.

Closer to the present, and according to the latest issue of TIME magazine, after years of drug use and poor financial managment, Mr Stone presently “lives in a van parked on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles.” Can anyone give this man a job, doing custodial work, teaching piano lessons, whatever he's got left to offer? This man gave us music and laughter, and (as seen in the clip) in the middle of audience full of stiffs. (Check the "hambone" action at 02:55.) It's time for us to give back to the man who gave us da funk!

Just sayin.'

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