FUNKY FANATICS FRIDAY
JAMES BROWN DOUBLE FEATURE
WE FEEL GOOD — TIME FOR THE BIG PAY BACK
James Brown setting it off on the Ed Sullivan show on May 1, 1966. I was only seven but as the Vietnam protests mounted world wide and civil rights struggles intensified in the States, James Brown’s appearance on the renowned Ed Sullivan show, his first since 1963, encouraged folks to sit in front of the telee as the world changed right before their eyes. It was a big deal then to see a black entertainer on television.
Compare to James Brown on Soul train eight years later. A step closer to full-fledged funkintelecky. The horns (an incarnation of the JBs I believe) are slammin’.
Take note. Yeah, the Fanatics Feel Good — look out Celts, Heat, Lakers. It’s time for the Big Pay Back . A season preview in SB NationH tells us why the stars will allow us to kick some major butt, and go deep into the playoffs, after years of getting pimp slapped on and off the court. However, as a precautionary note, today’s scrimmage reminds us that we are still short some shooters.