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(NPR)   Scientists attempt to quantify The Funk. Difficulty: by referencing Pharrell   (npr.org) divider line 68
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2014-05-30 02:04:59 PM
Two parts distilled Isley Brothers
One part James Brown's for goodness sakes just look at them cakes
Three parts Betty Davis

Stir, pour in to a brick shiatehouse mold, walk the Atomic Dog, serve fresh on an Ohio Players album cover and enjoy.
 
2014-05-30 02:21:47 PM
I'm assuming that the standard unit of Funk is equal to the amount necessary to blow the roof off the mothasucka.
 
2014-05-30 05:35:14 PM
I'm convinced Pharrell is an alien.
 
2014-05-30 05:36:37 PM
watch out now, you'll break ya neck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM
 
2014-05-30 05:38:09 PM
"Just a few weeks ago, six Iranian teenagers for posting a video of themselves dancing to the catchy song."

Just a month ago, a woman died after losing control of her car while texting someone about how happy "Happy" made her feel.
 
2014-05-30 05:38:09 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm assuming that the standard unit of Funk is equal to the amount necessary to blow the roof off the mothasucka.


uncut Funk only
 
2014-05-30 05:38:29 PM
One cannot accurately quantify the Funk until they've been aboard the Mothership.
funkmusicnews.files.wordpress.com
/no clue what a Pharrell is
 
2014-05-30 05:38:45 PM
 
2014-05-30 05:40:27 PM
Q: What makes people dance?

A:

www.beer100.com
 
2014-05-30 05:41:36 PM

whither_apophis: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I'm assuming that the standard unit of Funk is equal to the amount necessary to blow the roof off the mothasucka.

uncut Funk only


I cut some funk once.  The bosses sent me home that day.
 
2014-05-30 05:43:13 PM
img.fark.net
Old Gregg has it
 
2014-05-30 05:44:08 PM
Funk is on the 1

Everyone knows that.

So funk = 1
 
2014-05-30 05:45:13 PM

Krustofsky: One cannot accurately quantify the Funk until they've been aboard the Mothership.
[funkmusicnews.files.wordpress.com image 500x376]
/no clue what a Pharrell is


RIP pretty much everyone in that group
 
2014-05-30 05:45:56 PM
Jeez, back this up with some Bobby McFerrin and yer good to go....

Seriously - I'm quite possibly the least "funky" man on earth, but I'd pay good money to see Chuck Brown reach up through his grave and strangle this little fark.
 
2014-05-30 05:47:27 PM

kindms: Funk is on the 1

Everyone knows that.

So funk = 1


i1.ytimg.com

JAMMIN' ON THE ONE......

obscure?
 
2014-05-30 05:48:09 PM
If you have a room without a roof I'm thinking tornado.
 
2014-05-30 05:48:37 PM

brap: Two parts distilled Isley Brothers
One part James Brown's for goodness sakes just look at them cakes
Three parts Betty Davis

Stir, pour in to a brick shiatehouse mold, walk the Atomic Dog, serve fresh on an Ohio Players album cover and enjoy.


THREAD OVER.
 
2014-05-30 05:52:45 PM
 
KIA
2014-05-30 05:52:45 PM
Go on, rub some funk on it!
 
2014-05-30 05:58:55 PM
FUNK THREAD!!!
 
2014-05-30 05:59:20 PM

Krustofsky: One cannot accurately quantify the Funk until they've been aboard the Mothership.
[funkmusicnews.files.wordpress.com image 500x376]
/no clue what a Pharrell is


I still have my P-Funk Army dog tags somewhere from catching George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars during college in the mid-90s.
 
2014-05-30 06:00:03 PM
"Beat me daddy, eight to the bar"
 
2014-05-30 06:01:27 PM
never heard of them.
 
2014-05-30 06:01:39 PM
 
2014-05-30 06:02:28 PM
"The more rhythmically complex the music is ... the easier it is to engage different body parts,"

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-30 06:04:16 PM
Funk? They attempted to measure what makes people want to dance in music. The only mention of "funk" in TFA is this: "Classic dance tunes in disco, funk, hip-hop and rhythm and blues also hit this sweet spot of syncopation, Witek says."

Don't let misleading headlines stop you though, farkers.

/We want the funk. Gotta have that funk.
 
2014-05-30 06:04:34 PM
Time to return to the Mothership
 
2014-05-30 06:06:40 PM
rootsandwires.files.wordpress.com
NPR author pictured above
 
2014-05-30 06:07:59 PM
www.thefunkstore.com
 
2014-05-30 06:08:44 PM

Krustofsky: One cannot accurately quantify the Funk until they've been aboard the Mothership.

/no clue what a Pharrell is


This.

/CSB: i grew up a few houses down from one of the Ohio Players. At Halloween, it was cool seeing the gold records on the wall. Nice folks.
 
2014-05-30 06:14:14 PM
i420.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-30 06:14:17 PM
I see Bootsy has been take care of so here's Larry Graham

i1.ytimg.com

images.wolfgangsvault.com
 
2014-05-30 06:17:53 PM
Well, just don't fake it on a nasty dunk, is all.
 
2014-05-30 06:20:25 PM

kindms: Funk is on the 1

Everyone knows that.

So funk = 1


Bootsie sez that James Brown always said that the funkmeister's duty is to be down on the one.

/wordtoyahmuthah.on1
 
2014-05-30 06:24:48 PM

OooShiny: kindms: Funk is on the 1

Everyone knows that.

So funk = 1

Bootsie sez that James Brown always said that the funkmeister's duty is to be down on the one.

/wordtoyahmuthah.on1


Down on the one.
Up for the down stroke.
 
2014-05-30 06:26:25 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-05-30 06:32:47 PM
 
2014-05-30 06:37:08 PM
For funk's sake those comments were a bottomless pit of unfunkitude.

Need to hose the Lawrence Welk off before it sticks.


www.glittersnipe.com
 
2014-05-30 06:41:23 PM
Cause teenagers are unimaginative social sheep
 
2014-05-30 06:52:45 PM
The funk is a living creature.
 
2014-05-30 06:54:31 PM
Have we reached Peak Pharell?
 
2014-05-30 07:06:48 PM
For all the funk lovers, if you ever get to Tokyo check out a music store called Disk Union. They have an entire floor devoted to soul and funk that is generally unavailable in the West due to copyright restrictions. I came home from that trip with about 20 CD's of music you will never find online. Link
 
2014-05-30 07:07:17 PM

Ecobuckeye: Have we reached Peak Pharell?


assets.nydailynews.com

Almost. We need to set up a new base camp on the brim.
 
2014-05-30 07:08:30 PM

busy chillin': watch out now, you'll break ya neck:


island style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3JMq4wLWdw
 
2014-05-30 07:15:09 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: Krustofsky: One cannot accurately quantify the Funk until they've been aboard the Mothership.
[funkmusicnews.files.wordpress.com image 500x376]
/no clue what a Pharrell is

RIP pretty much everyone in that group


Well, to be fair... P-Funk has had like 300 members
 
2014-05-30 07:15:55 PM

BlousyBrown: kindms: Funk is on the 1

Everyone knows that.

So funk = 1

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

JAMMIN' ON THE ONE......

obscure?


Not at all obscure to anyone who watched Cosby in the 80s.  That was so cringe-worthy, even to 8 year old me.
 
2014-05-30 07:16:38 PM
Zero parts wearing the t-shirt of the band you are going to see
 
2014-05-30 07:21:20 PM

TheManofPA: Zero parts wearing the t-shirt of the band you are going to see


And that was the final reference i was looking for.
 
2014-05-30 07:26:08 PM
Funk it up

i763.photobucket.com
It's the plague that makes your booty move
 
2014-05-30 07:46:10 PM
I will not be quantified!
 
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