Friday, November 24, 2017

Five O'Clock AM EST (New York)


A plane bound for America

As this blog goes out, I'm sitting in the airport in Bremen, Germany. It's Five O'Clock AM Eastern Standard Time but it's eleven o'clock here. In an hour I'll catch one flight then transfer to another bound for America. If all goes right I'll be in my bed by 10:00 PM EST. This string of gigs, including last night's private concert, have been very memorable. We've not had one bad show in almost two months.

In these lean economic times, a live shows is a real bargain. It brings entertainment and entertainers back to the basics. In the CHIC Organization our motto is: "We play for free - we get paid to travel." After I do a full day of traveling today, and before I go out for my morning walk tomorrow, I'll write and send out my daily blog at Five O'clock AM EST (New York).

 


CHIC leaving the stage


Five O'Clock AM EST (New York)

 

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"