IamA rhinestone rock star doll baba! aka Bootsy Collins AMA!
My short bio: Starting a new movement called #iGiveAFunk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUjzTsBFCHY My Proof: https://twitter.com/Bootsy_Collins/status/374189976012873728
UPDATE: BACK AT IT AGAIN - WANNA TALK TO Y'ALL ABOUT THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN I GOT GOING ON, A LOT OF PPL THINK'N IT'S SOME CHARITY CASE SO LET'S TAKE SOME TIME TO CLEAR IT ALL UP - AMA FUNKATEERS!
I'm running my #iGiveAFunk Campaign on Kickstarter to create a Tour/DVD/Album that isn't controlled by an industry but by the people.
CHECK OUT MY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD THE FUNK: http://kck.st/1afeGTO
I shared this information with him and he was supposed to keep it a secret!
How was playing with Buckethead? whats he like?
He's a master of his craft and more down to earth than dirt! You'd have trouble find'n a gr8er guy!
BOOTSY! HOW DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH FUNK!?!?! FUNKIEST HUMAN BEING BABA!! unless..... BOOTSY ARE YOU HUMAN!!??
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8 bit. Old school baby.
my kinda language, keeps it on the One!
When was the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror and thought to yourself, "Bootsy Collins, you could be funkier". Were you like, ten years old when that last happened? Because you seem to have perfected being funky.
I work every day to get funkier! None of us our perfect so we have to keep working on ourselves or get left behind!
I grew up in Cincinnati. You have always seemed to maintain a connection with the local community. Why do you think that other artists seem to not see the importance of giving back to the community that molded them?
I can't speak for the next man but me..I've been there, I know the pain and I know all these ppl need is a lil funk and love to get them going in the right direction...one of them cats cld be the next MJ or anything baba
I also grew up in the Queen City and had friends who were absolutely dying to meet you (including going to your place of residence). They said that they finally managed to meet you and that instead of treating them like the annoying stalkers they were you acted like you had nothing better to do than talk to some teenagers!
I just wanted to share this anecdote to give validity to your immense appreciation of the fans and how down to earth you are!
I appreciate it Funkateer...we're all in this together, not one person better than the next. Once we get that we'll all be On the One!
Hey Bootsy! Big fan here. I was wondering, what was the most important thing you learned from your time with James Brown?
Discipline...he taught me how to slow it down and keep it On the One...without that I would've stayed wild and not found my groove
You are actually my favourite musician in the world, Stay funky!
uhhhh that's all I can do baba!
What percent of your body would you say is pure funk?
Bootsy, what do you think is the future of Funk?
I think it's still being shaped...we got time to make sure that the mold ain't broke, just gotta care enough to do it
Hi Bootsy, I don't have a particular question but I'm a huge fan of both your Solo and Funkadelic/Parliament work, and would just like to thank you for all the wonderful experiences your music has given me! Keep up the funk!
Thank you! I do it for the funk of it!
I'm a fellow funk musician, and wanted to point out that I'm super proud of sharing a birthday with you!
gimme ya link so I can check ya out
Hey bootsy, no questions really but just wanted to say when I'm plinking around writing a baseline on my computer I'm trying to make it sound like you. Cheers for all the music.
Make sure to follow this formula: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHE6hZU72A4
On the One!
You headbutted me at a show while you were wearing a Carolina Panthers t shirt. It was awesome.
my lawyers been look'n for ya baba! I still got that knot on my head from you!
Bootsy, I have a big record collection but no funk. Get me started, whats one record I need to own?
if you ain't got no funk you ain't got no true collection baba..get wit this #iGiveAFunk album I'm working on and you'll have ya first building block
What's up Bootzilla? Any plans for collaborating with any bassists in the future? You and Flea should funk it up sometime because that would pretty much be the best thing ever.
I'm open to everything Funky right now baba...that's why I'm doing this campaign...I wanna put out something the ppl really need and want
How many star shaped items do you currently own?
P.S. Do The Freak is my anthem, seriously it would be my intro song if I ever got the chance to use one.
I lost count
Hey Boots. I learned/studied from a recording engineer that used to work with you and George back in the day (His name is Jim Morgan). He's taught me a lot of great things from the experiences of working with you. I just want to say thanks for helping me learn and making my dream a reality!
Thank you for being part of the Funk Groovement
All my music teachers said I was crazy for loving you and your sig bass but I'm hella close to being able to buy one and be the white Canadian Bootsy. Thanks for the inspiration!
They call all of the geniuses crazy...don't mind em and keep funk'n away
I saw you play at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans this last year and got to dance with you with the you came down into the crowd! GREAT phenomenal show. What has been your favorite venue to play and why?
Honestly it is hard to pick one...It's like a new experience at every gig!
Any tips for adding funk to a bass line?
You gotta start with the basic funk formula..sum1 else just shared it..don't go nowhere play'n w/o it!
What made you want to bring the funk?
It just came over me, when you get this type of feel'n in ya you can't deny it..only thrive within it!
Bootsy!!! You are a true hero of mine. Thanks for alllll tha funk! Keep keepin' it on the one baba!
My question: My sister and I love playing music together, and are trying to build a career in the Music Industry. Any tips or advice?
Find what you want to be and don't change for the industry...make the industry change for you!
Also Boots, how did you get into being a DJ in GTA V? Not gunna lie, that is a big reason I'm getting it!!
They needed to borrow the computers from the FunkShip to process all the graphics in the game...everything just kinda happened after that!
Bootsy, no question, I just wanted to say thanks for doing what you do. Years ago I saw you on the UK show "Rock School", and you talked about playing and how important it is to NOT play as a bassist. Your words have stayed with me ever since.
Thanks for keeping da funk goin'
Gotta keep that funk alive!
How can I be as funky as you?
It all starts with the One baba, find it and you'll find the funk!
What albums have you been listening to recently?
Lately I been recording nonstop...I get down in the BootCave with the Funk grooving and lose track of the outside world
You're awesome, when are you touring in England?
Working on international stops for next year
FUNK YOU BOOTSY
No, Funk You!
Any long lost concert tapes collecting dust on the Mothership? Would love to see some more shows released.
awww man, I been look'n thru my collections for this whole kickstarter thang and been finding cassettes and all from back in the day...imma see what I can do soon with all of it
Bootsy, have you ever worked with George Porter Jr.? If so, how did it go and what did ya'll do? The two of you are the greatest funk bassists out there, in my opinion; and if you ever got together, I think it might create singularity of funk that I'd never want to get out of.
No I haven't
Love the unity video so needed right now. What does boosty think of all the new technology is music?
I don't have a problem with it but we got to learn how to keep real instruments in kids hands...ain't nothing like the power of creation baba and it just ain't the same when the computer does all the work for ya
What is the funniest thing you've seen Buckethead do?
What's Buckethead like?
One of a Kind
Why would you say there are no more bands like P-Funk these days? I'm hurtin for some more of that uncut funk, nah mean?
this #iGiveAFunk Groovement is a part of bringing that back...now days I think a lot of ppl are too involved with the computer side of things and losing touch with the instruments...the real creating side of it so when they go out on tour you don't have the same vibe
Come to Athens, GA.
working on ATL I believe, one this campaign is funded we'll be headed to a lot more places
Okay, likely a long story. Growing up as white kid in Canada playing banjo, I wasn't exactly introduced to many genres of music until we got satellite TV. I can remember the first time I saw you on TV and thought "Who in the hell is this guy?" Of course your look caught my attention, but it was your playing that gripped me, introducing me to not only your music, but James Brown, George Clinton and then to the world of funk and motown.
Your groove is amazing, and something I strangely think about when playing banjo. I had the opportunity to jam with Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir at an after party one time, and they were doing funk music and motown. And, thanks to you, I was able to play my banjo along with them (which they found EXTREMELY amusing). I owe that experience to you.
In short, I love your stuff, and thank you for introducing me to funk and motown at a very early age.
Thank you for keep'n the Funk alive, its all of you Funkateers that help keep me going
I have no idea who you are but just from reading this I want to change that.
prepare to get Funked up
When will tickets for the tour go on sale?
some dates already started but you can get exclusive stuff from the kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/17lFjyv
Hi Bootsy. I just started listening to your music a few weeks ago, and the Energizer Bunny ain't got nothing on your energy. I play bass myself and you're a total inspiration. I just wanted to thank you.
I let energizer borrow one of the old batteries from the FunkShip
I'm sure I was conceived to your bassline. What songs are you particularly proud of? Keep it funky, baba!
you must be one Funky mug then
Have you ever played a ToeJam & Earl game?
That was one Funky pair
Bootsy, NONE of my friends got the funk. I don't have a BOP GUN so how can I help them find the funk!
might be time to get new friends baba
I know this is over now, but I had to say it: YOU taught me what "laying back" on the beat actually means. Mothership connection is a case study.
it's only just begun!
If you somehow became the owner of an unfunky kind of UFO from the sun, what's the first thing you would do to it to make it yours?
Shoot em wit my bop gun and take it
Wait, what's going on?
I can't believe I missed this. Bootsy fucking Collins. I'm a huge funk fan.
I'm back baba!
Any tips for an aspiring amateur bassist?
Find the One and go from there
Bootsy, what is the future of funk as we know it? And, who's going to take it to the next level?
We're shaping the future right now: http://kck.st/17lFjyv I got some Funky talent in my band and wanna start put'n them out there more
you the man. I'm just visiting.
hang around baba, this might get crazy
Pfft. iss ain't no bootsy mf Collins.
iss mf bootsy Collins?
I don't fake the Funk baba >>> https://twitter.com/Bootsy_Collins/status/374189976012873728
So my friend Dustin works and the Congress in Chicago and he claims that he took you and your wife out to dinner? is that true or is he taking a piss?
pics or it didn't happen
Probably too late to be noticed, but I'm a big fan of yours, and would love to see you appear somewhere in Belgium! People love you here
We're working on international gigs with this campaign...check out the link above!
Would you like to jam with the Chili Peppers? Do you like their kind of funk?
you mean like this?
yeah he meant like that
Have you seen the video Old Gregg where you find "The Funk?" If so, how accurate is the depiction of you finding The Funk?
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