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Schnapszahl vs. Repdigit – 111,111 Plays on Last.FM

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I can’t help myself, but I prefer the German term „Schnapszahl“ (schnapps digit) to the mathematical „repdigit“. The latter would make more sense in my case if it were spelled „rapdigit“, because quite a few of the 111,111 plays I just hit at Last.FM have been rap and hip-hop songs.
111,111 Plays at Last.FM
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Written by Peter Jebsen

27. September 2010 at 0:38

R.I.P., Garry Shider! (Interview from the New Funk Times Archive)

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More Garry photos at flickr

Garry Shider in Munich
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P.Funk won’t ever be the same again: Yesterday, Garry Shider (56) lost his battle against lung and brain cancer (see reports by The Star Ledger and Rolling Stone). I have known Garry and Linda, his wife of 32 years, for about 25 years – one of our first meetings took place at George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic’s legendary live Rockpalast broadcast from St. Goarshausen/Germany (watch the video clip below, featuring Dennis Chambers, Eddie Hazel, Michael „Kidd Funkadelic“ Hampton, and Rodney „Skeet“ Curtis).

I once even acted as his ‚fashion consultant‘ ;-) : On P.Funk’s 1986 „Saturday Night Live“ performance, Garry wore a jacket I selected while clothes-shopping with George Clinton. You can see a picture in this blog entry.

When I published the official P.Funk newsletter New Funk Times from the late ’80s to the early ’90s, I did several interviews with Garry. One of them took place at his house in Atlanta/Georgia in 1989. I’m reposting it as tribute to this great vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and overall funky human being.

„We’re not gonna ever quit, man, I wanna be old and in my grave, still funking!“ (Garry Shider in 1989)


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George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic on Saturday Night Live (1986)

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IMHO, this is one of the best P.Funk performances ever shown on TV:

This video brings back very nice memories:

The Saturday Night Live show took place a few weeks after I did my George Clinton home story (here’s the German version).
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