Unformatted text preview: Funk & Funkiness Tonight: Sezi Seskir plays Beethoven on a 19th-c styled piano. Barnes Hall 8pm Free! Funk & Funkiness Dr John Funkiness In the Church As shared history & culture As black populist political position Gospel Say Amen, Somebody Declaration (Kirk Franklin, 2007) Yes We Can Can (the Pointer Sister, 1973) Funk's social and musical origins Funk and the double-voiced utterance
A double-voiced utterance "has a twofold direction - it is directed both toward the object of speech, as in ordinary discourses, and toward another discourse, toward someone else's speech" Mikhail Bakhtin Lyrics Stand! Stand In the end you'll still be you One that's done all the things you set out to do Stand There's a cross for you to bear Things to go through if you're going anywhere Stand For the things you know are right It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight Stand All the things you want are real You have you to complete and there is no deal Stand. stand, stand Stand. stand, stand Stand You've been sitting much too long There's a permanent crease in your right and wrong Stand There's a midget standing tall And the giant beside him about to fall Stand. stand, stand Stand. stand, stand Stand They will try to make you crawl And they know what you're saying makes sense and all Stand Don't you know that you are free Well at least in your mind if you want to be Everybody Stand, stand, stand The "One" Thank You (falletinme be mice elf agin) Mid-seventies Parliament-Funkadelic Tower of Power Earth, Wind, & Fire ...
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- Spring '08
- Funk, Mikhail Bakhtin, Soul music, Utterance, Stand. stand