Monday, April 15, 2024

Black & White

Getting my make-up done in Black & White

Today I have so much to catch up on. As part of my responsibility as a member of the Original Score panel for the AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences) awards, I have to play a ton of the newest video games (Oh poor me.) I ran downstairs anticipating Call of Duty 3, InFamous 2, Batman: Arkham City, L.A. Noire and at least two dozen other hot titles.

When I went into the room to get the box where all the games were stored I noticed a huge stack of photos. This was the master pile of photos that I'd compiled for my memoir "Le Freak."

After a full day of gaming in HD I went back and looked at the photos. I was surprised that so many of my favorites were in Black & White.

Me and Eric Clapton in B&W

Me and Janelle Monáe in B&W

Rick James and me in B&W


David Bowie and Liz Taylor in B&W

Me and David Bowie in B&W

Kimberly, Me and Folami in B&W

Me by Robert Mapplethorpe in B&W

Me and 'Nard in B&W

Me and 'Nard in B&W

Me in B&W

Audra, me and Sylver in B&W

Me and James Brown in B&W

Me and Charlie Sheen in B&W

Me and Ky-Mani Marley in B&W

Me in the studio with Adam Lambert in B&W


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.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"