Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So Fine

Walking on Planet C

So Fine


"So Fine" movie poster

Last night I had a great hang in Berlin with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Hanks, Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell and other folks from the film Cloud Atlas, which was filming in Berlin. The RHCP concert was So Fine.

Today, the tour I'm with is headed to Mannheim, Germany. While riding on the bus, Alison Moyet asked me, "Would you ever consider doing a set of your lesser known songs?" I told her, "I'd love to."

I wrote a vibey CHIC song for a film called "So Fine" starring Ryan O'Neal. I thought the film was going to be really sexy because it was about a company that manufactured jeans that had the butt exposed through clear vinyl. The film wasn't sexy and we didn't give them the song, but I do want to perform it next year as part of a guitar solo medley. I think that might be So Fine.


Me, Anthony Kiedis, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers


Lana Wachowski and David Mitchell from Cloud Atlas


Alison Moyet, CHIC, Seal, Div4s & NOTP Orchestra on German Tour


Flea, me, and Tom Hanks kicking it before RHCP gig in Berlin


Guitar solo which I'll expand into a medley

 


The vibey CHIC song I wrote for a film called "So Fine" starring Ryan O'Neal

 

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)

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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.

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