Bootsy Collins launches world's first online "University of Funk"


28 Responses to “Bootsy Collins launches world's first online "University of Funk"”

  1. boborooni says:

    As a bass player of the planet Earth, who has just started to explore the wonders of funk, I look forward to the funkaficiousness that is to come.

  2. kettledog says:

    Best post ever. I’ll be in class day one, on the one.

    I’ma playa and I’m playin’ just to play
    And I ain’t playin’, dig it?

    • Fred H says:

      Exactly, kettledog. If you play an exercise right, he’ll say, “YEAH, Bay-be!” But if you screw up the same exercise, he’ll still be like, “YEAH, Bay-be!” It’ll be a funky confusion across the semester.

  3. IWood says:

    Funk is its own reward.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just a quick comment that Bootsy only played with James for one year, 1970-1971. He sure left his mark though.

  5. elliottbledsoe says:

    but i thought bootsy lost the funk to old greg?!

  6. Jack says:

    If I’m going to the University of Funk, it is not going to be online.

  7. TheCrawNotTheCraw says:

    Thanks for being an inspiration, you crazy genius.

  8. friendpuppy says:

    This is the groove. This is *the* groove.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if it is accredited?

  10. patchmo says:

    I want to be Funk Soul Brother #1!!!

  11. paulj says:

    Funk University is where you go after graduating from Rock School:

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am waiting for the funkativities to start
    I am a funkatress and more funk avaliable I need to know… Yes I am going to Funk U

  13. Anonymous says:

    I can just imagine Bootsy in a tweed jacket with leather patches and some star spangled pants!

  14. dawoosince1942 says:

    when someone wants to get together a new funky {r&b soul blues rock reggae jazz} band — (or get together WITh same if one here already exists) locally — may be this will help.!. the students could use bootsie’s class bulletin board to connect with each other locally……(not sure why such a music mecca for other music as Seattle doesn’t have much funk, but to some old funk people who just moved here it doesn’t seem to…) wonder if victor wooten is related to harold wooten, now in seattle area (everett); victor knows bootsy i think… remembering seeing the whole crowd of em from 3rd row, oakland coliseum back in the day…classic feelgood sexy rhythm on rhythm party… we WILL enroll!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Whoa. Only “bass players of planet Earth”? That’s more limiting than I’d expect from Bootsy. Must be some bassists coming from elsewhere via the Mothership, no?

    • Anonymous says:

      The Extraterrestrial Brotherhood already has the funk baby. The Mothership came to this unfunky planet to help us get funk’d up and to teach us how to live at one with the funk. ya dig?

  16. Drew from Zhrodague says:

    Sounds like a funktrocious time. Love seeing Bootsy in those wacky sunglasses.

  17. benchscientist says:

    This will be Funking awesome! Gotta get the advanced degree

  18. JDMcDonnell says:

    Well, a PHd in Funkology will probably take me farther than my MA in English did. Sign me up baby!

  19. ScottMcG says:

    Norwood Fisher from Fishbone started the same kind of thing a few months back. Go to to see that one.

    Seems like a good way to spread the wisdom and make a little cash…as long as there’s actual, useful info.

  20. bardfinn says:

    Just hit it on the one, and put what you feel in between, man.

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