Thursday, September 05, 2013
EARTH TO SLY!
Oh, Sly! We just got a great double CD compilation of Sly & The Family Stone up here, and it led to some discussion about Sly and his "life choices". Sly has led a crazy life, with some tough detours throughout it. The music was always brilliant, but things got out of control. The Sly of today is a shadow of himself, but back in the day he was BAD, and even when he was loaded to the gills he could be funny and smart and fascinating.
We've posted some of these before, but I don't think we've posted the clip of Richard Pryor and Sly Stone on Mike Douglas before. The last clip is a pretty tragic one from Sly's Coachella meltdown a few years ago. It's rough stuff.