At MIT's Senior House in Cambridge, MA - 11/17/01
The funky vocalist, Keith Thomas!!
At 11:00pm, Funk-Kin started their funky set after
the "meat market auction"......this was a party where people can
buy other's people company for the evening. The theme for the evening was the
FUNK AND FETISH SHOW.......yes, a S&M party!! However, there wasn't much
pain-giving or pain-receiving going on.....it was completely BLAND!!!
Funk-Kin started with a snippet of "Funkentelechy", followed by
"It's On" and "Tight Shit". Keith Thomas, vocalist and
frontman extraordinaire was in the audience making sure that everybody got
their funk on. Vocalist Twin appeared onstage with a Dr. Brookenstein blue wig
along with a pair of sunglasses (with the price tag still attached). Craig
Staton was back in da house giving up the funk on backing vocals!!
"Red Hot Momma" was HOT, thanks to the
smokey bassisms of Ray and the explosive guitar power of Charlie Rivers, Gene
Thomas & Nat Shider!!! Twin actually sounded a little better than the last
show, but he advertently messed up the last lines of the secnd
verse....."Red Hot Momma was a real gas.....doing it good and doing it
fast.....she was smokin'!!" Drummer man Nowell "You Know Well"
Haskins was a heavy drum solo fool on "I Heard", as everybody
screamed "I Heard....Nowell!!"!!! The
band into slow mode with "Maggot Brain"....with Gene doing an Eddie
Hazel impersonation (very nice, Gene!)! Towards the end, the band relaxed as
Gene gathered some more strength to play the depressing guitar notes!!! A true
"Off Da Hook" complete with lead vocalist Keith dropping his short
pants!! "Funk Done Gone Hip-Hop" was followed by "Standing on
the Verge of Gettin' It On", which included "Good to Your
Earhole" and "Pumpin' It Up". The crowd was definitely loving
the funk music, even though half of the people disappeared to their rooms and
this was around 12 midnight! (Damn, it was early Suinday morning......no
classes on Sundays......and these people could not hang? What is up with the
college scene nowadays?? Folks seem "baby-fied"!) Funk-Kin's set
closed at 1:00am.
Overall, it was a very good shw and some college kids liked the show, but I
just wish four things:
1. the sound
was better......a little too much feedback noise coming from the speakers.
2. a lot more
people came to experience Funk-Kin's magic
3. a lot more
people stayed for the whole show.
4. the party
was a true S&M party (or close to it).....I wished that there were plenty
of women dressed in leather & chains ready to whip any men (and whatever
else they find provocative). People seemed very timid about this experience.
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