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Posts Tagged: Chic
‘He is helping to score Hugh Jackman’s new one-man show, and it’s going to be ‘insane’. Coachella called him and booked Chic to perform at the festival for the first time next spring, right around the time he is due to hit 64. How ‘awesome’ is that?’
“I’ll Be There” and “Back In The Old School” are simply first rate and the reason is the same precise reason “Get Lucky” was so great, Rodgers, rhythm master guitar is sublime on both tracks, on “I’ll Be There” it is so huge it powers the entire track, on “Old School” the horns do more than merely back it up and if Bernard Edwards, through no fault of Niles, is not along, and Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean Wright., who would have been a huge addition to these songs
I have no idea why Niles wouldn’t pursue this opportunity to really bring Chic back again, all three women look and sound terrific and this is a real opportunity but who knows? Perhaps he doesn’t want to pay the money, though how much can it be? It would be kind, generous and a reaching back.
Of all the ways to serve gay pride, this was a great one. Last year Summerstage did a similar thing for the 35th anniversary of the birth of hip hop -they just have the connects and the vision to put such wide and free ranging shows together. As the song goes, “I’m happy, I’m carefree and I’m gay”, and long may you be who you are.