Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friends Roadshow "Won" The World Cup

International Friends Roadshow (in Amsterdam, Holland) circa 1973. We're ALL Schnozzes NOW!

Well, Jango Edwards lives in Spain, so he has bragging rights if he wants them. Davey Norkett, Gunga Purves, and Justin Hammer are in Holland, where the gin may be flowing for the opposite reason it was ordered. Helena Van Danzig was last spotted in France. Nola Rae is a C.B.E. -- she and Matthew Rideout are still residents of England. Lenny Kovner's in Australia. Dutch Ted Van Zutphen lives not too far away from old Friends Farm in Michigan. Ced Curtis is gigging in the wine country of Napa, and Michael Novotny works in Hollywood -- the group is so spread out most anyone could have had a chance to root for a winning team.
Condolences to African and South American fans -- except for South Africa, who hosted the tournament. The guys in Ladysmith Black Mambazo invited me to stay with them, but they made the same invitation to the WHOLE AUDIENCE.

George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars performed at their old home base of Detroit, Michigan on July 9, 2010. This is a digitized adaptation of an onstage pic by my colleague Caddy Carol.

(From Far Left) LaShonda "Sativa Diva" Clinton, Gene Anderson, Kim Manning, Quaze, and Carlos MacMurray. "Red Hot Mama" Manning re-appears in her roller-skating costume to fill a big gap, and then there's my friend Mike Hampton, plus MC/Singer Michael "Clip" Payne in the 'way back.