This morning as I have risen early while hardly able to sleep I have been thinking over recent discussion and how brother Malcolm X often taught about our need for Cultural and Spiritual Revolution and just how far Black people in america have to go in light of our present situation. Thinking over much of my own time spent in a "political" context I further realized that I will begin to cooncentrate more on my "cultural work" and leave the politicing to others. With that said, this morning I have begun a process of "reclaiming" a part of "MY Generations" historical contributions in the musical sphere, namely this thing called FUNK. So while I am writing I have been warching a Rick James video titled "Rick James: Super freak Live 1982". This is only one of numerous videos that I have but have not previously screened. This DVD will be a nice addition to any media library. What particularly struck me was a short tribute that the Band did in commemoration of one of my favorite PEOPLE, Bob Marley. Some folks will have problems with this video because ricjk had an "integrated" band, much like Hendrix, Sly and George Clinton. In fact, watching the Mary Jane Girls made me think about Parlet, She-Funk and a friend of mine, Kim Manning, who is presently touring with Parliament-Funkadelic. These are all some very talented musicians and Rick James just ****** ROCKED!