Not a big fan of posting other people’s videos, but since I was literally just listening to a bootleg of this show over the weekend, featuring quite possibly the only live performance of The Time’s “My Summertime Thang” (not performed by either Prince or The Time, but instead) by D’Angelo (featuring Eric Leeds, Jesse Johnson and Questlove), you have to check this out. It’s the first part of a documentary showing D’Angelo’s return to the live stage in the USA at 2012’s Bonnarroo Festival. Since this video features a Prince cover, it will likely be taken down before the end of the day because Prince is a motherfucking douche bag. But until then…
Some more details:
All music was remixed by Questlove.
Filmed and directed by Danny Clinch.
Episode Rundown and Tracklist:
1. Origins : Featuring “My Summertime Thang”by The Time written by Prince
2. Getting The Band Back Together: Featuring
Pride and Vanity by the Ohio Players
3. Hit It and Quit It: Featuring “Funky Dollar Bill” and
“Hit It and Quit It” by Parliament Funkadelic
4. The Return of D’Angelo: Featuring
“She Came In Through the Bathroom Window” by the Beatles
D’Angelo: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson: Drums (The Roots)
Pino Palladino: Bass (The Who)
Eric Leeds: Saxophone (Prince)
Jesse Johnson: Guitar (The Time, Prince, Janet Jackson)
From left to right: Portia De Rossi, David Cross, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett
The hottest ticket in town on October 2, 2011 was the cast reunion of the TV show “Arrested Development” as part of the New Yorker Festival. Before I get into what the program for this afternoon was all about – here’s the information you are all dying to know:
Writer/Creator Mitchell Hurwitz confirmed that an “Arrested Development” movie is happening. The script is half way finished and they are aiming to begin shooting in the summer of 2012. Leading up to the film, there will be up to 10 installments (one per character) letting the audience know what everyone’s been up to since the show went off the air. Distribution methods are still being worked out, but one might expect webisodes or non-traditional means of delivery.
Michael Cera, Jason Bateman
Ron Howard called in and Liza was not in attendance, but the rest of the principals on “Arrested Development” were on stage talking about the ups and downs of the show, some of their heroes and influences and there was also a brief question and answer session with the audience.
Portia DeRossi, David Cross
As you can expect from the cast, they cracked jokes constantly and also spoke about their proudest moments on the show. The audience consisted of “Arrested Development” die-hards and you could hear a pin drop when the cast spoke about the show.
Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter
The cast would not reveal too much about the plot on the upcoming film, but they did advise that each character will probably screw things up when the script is locked.
Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat
At the end of the hour long presentation, the cast did the chicken dance!
As I mentioned previously, the Folsom Street East festival in New York celebrated sexual freedom! My threshold of what I thought was being free was pushed to new levels and it was really an incredible experience to see so many different types of people love and respect each other’s differences of sexual preference. You can see photos from the festival here. That link has photos that might not be safe for people with closed minds. What you are about to see in this post is a random sample of some of the hotties I saw. If you are featured in one of these photos and you’d like your name captioned, please drop me a line and I’ll include your name. If you want something totally different, also hit me up! 🙂
Read on to see more gorgeousness. You might have to light some candles, roll up a fat J, put on some Barry White and….