Friday, May 24, 2024

Where Do I Go From Here?

I awoke today to another beautiful sunrise

I awoke today to another beautiful sunrise. I am very lucky. On one level, last year was disastrous, and on another it was glorious.

I had radical cancer surgery followed by a second surgery. I went to Japan during the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear catastrophes because they coincided with the fifteen-year anniversary of my music partner's death. I do this trip annually to not only salute Bernard Edwards, but all of my colleagues who are gone.

In my memoir "Le Freak", I ponder many unexplainable situations in my life. I'm asking myself on this first day of 2012, "Where Do I Go From Here?"

The hospital where I got my radical cancer surgery

Honoring the 15 year anniversary of my former partner Bernard Edwards' death in Tokyo

The Full Early CHIC Organization

Where Do I Go From Here?

Bernard Edwards Night 2011

Me and 'Nard, April '96 at The Budokan - Bernard's Final Show

Cover of my memoir, "Le Freak"

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"