Thursday, July 25, 2024

The Funny Thing to Do

Walking on Planet C

The Funny Thing to Do

I got up out of bed to get my camera to take a picture of the climbing wisteria outside my window

Today, I was admiring the view from my bed at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin, Germany. I got up to get my camera to take a picture of it. I was so mesmerized by the climbing wisteria I didn't notice the robust conversation reverberating in the courtyard below.

After snapping a few photos I started to have a strange feeling that I was not the only person staring at something. I looked to my left and saw what appeared to be a seminar.

My eyes met a couple of the people at the gathering and I realized that I was stark naked. This is not unusual because I feel more comfortable without clothing when I'm alone. What was unusual was that I was fully revealed to these strangers because of the long hotel windows.

I smiled, shrugged my shoulders and took a photo of them. It was obvious that I wasn't trying to be exhibitionistic and I didn't want to appear too shocked. At that moment it seemed like The Funny Thing To Do.

This is the view from my bed at the Adlon Hotel

I took this photo of the people at the seminar next door



Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

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"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"