Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hotel Motel...etc!

Walking on Planet C

Hotel Motel...etc!


Hotel Motel

"Hotel Motel Holiday Inn," was the refrain I started singing as soon as I looked out my window this morning. It's just the way my mind works. I see something, in this case a mere flag, and out pops a song.

"Rapper's Delight" is always prone to pop up, not only because it's one of my biggest copyrights but because it's got so many lyrics, and once I start singing it I wind up singing the entire song.

After I finished my daily chores in the business center I looked over tomorrow's schedule, which shows I have an interview. As soon as I saw the word 'interview' my internal DJ started spinning: "I was walking home late one dark afternoon, reporter stopped me for an interview. I said, 'By the way baby what's your name,' she said, 'I go by the name of Louis Lane. And you can be my boyfriend, you surely can. Just let me quit my boyfriend called Superman.' I said"...well, I said the rest of the song.

However, I then read my upcoming interview will take place in my (here we go again) Hotel Motel...etc!


The hotel's business center


"I said..."


Lyrics to Rapper's Delight

 

Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"