George Clinton's Journey to the Edge of Funk

October 29, 2014 6:47 PM

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George Clinton's Journey to the Edge of Funk

"If it weren't for flashbacks I wouldn't have no memory at all," George Clinton said onstage Monday night at the Museum of the Moving Image, only half-jokingly. The mammoth leader of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, who revolutionized not just what black music sounds like but how it's presented and promoted and sold, is on the road slinging his new fiendishly-addictive memoir, "Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?" the spinning-wheel tale of Clinton's hedonistic days, from the creative hub of the barber shop to the futuristic funk of outer space.

Following a screening of "Cosmic Slop," a bizarre Twilight Zone-inspired HBO pilot (which never made it to series) produced and directed by Warrington and Reginald Hudlin and hosted by Clinton, the musician was interviewed onstage by James Mtume -- a musical legend on his own, who played with Miles ...

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