Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Here and Back Again

Here I'm leaving my apartment for a meeting

I had some wonderful meetings in New York yesterday - one was with an Israeli journalist. This was unique because Mahmoud, a Global Teen Leader from my We Are Family Foundation charity program Three Dot Dash, was arriving from Palestine and they both deal with the same newspaper. Amazing coincidence.

At one point during the interview the reporter asked me about cancer and how I was feeling. I told him about my walking therapy and how it makes me feel like the old Nile is returning. I thought that just for fun I'd show you pictures of my trip from my living room and coming home to find Mahmoud. I metaphorically call it Here and Back Again.

Heading out of my lobby

Crossing Broadway

Almost to Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg

Crossing back over Broadway

Coming back from Cafe Luxembourg

Back to the elevator

Here I'm back in my living room

Mahmoud and me hanging at my NYC apartment after I got back

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"