WHAT COMES AROUND WENT THAT WAY
George Clinton’s Blog
by Gina Hall
December 07, 2010
Welcome to the Launch of George Clinton’s Blog. It is our purpose to educate as well as entertain and enlighten our readers through a series of conversations regarding the Legal Battles and Victories of George Clinton, in his own words.
You will also hear from members of Parliament Funkadelic and other members of the P Funk Family that have knowledge and memories to share with you.
It is our hope that this combination of information will provide you with an intimate and honest look at the life and times of Dr. Funkenstein.
This is Lige Curry with George Clinton
GC: It was Billy Sparks that took me over to your house, he said you have to listen to these two little kids playing Maggot Brain and it was Lige Curry and Michael Hampton.
LC: We were 15 and 16.
GC: We took Michael about a week later
LC: It was about a month, Michael’s first show was the Capitol Center in DC
GC: How long was it till you came out
LC: I came out in 1979, I played on Electric Spankings of War Babies, before that I was singing on the sessions with the BRIDES
GC: Yeah you and Clip, but you were part of management for a long time
LC: Yep, I was working in management with Archie Ivy, Ron and Ramone, I was an assistant to them. I learned a lot about the management from them
GC: And then all of a sudden he was playing, it the way you get in the group, no body knows how you showed up, you just got there
LC: Carol and Darryl (Tiger Flower promoters)used to say that “look at him, he’s a perfect example, he used to be in the crew, he’s in the band now”
GC: Now ON THE RECORD, all the stuff that you’ve written we are putting it ON RECORD now and getting all those suckers that have not been paying
LC: Ahhhh the big nose suckers got it coming
GC: We’re cleaning up my publishing, and this is a blog, we gonna be doing this all over, we gonna be doing it on the bus, (Gina Hall is doing it) The story is going to be on going and we gonna blog everything. Ain’t No body got paid and Everybody need to say that. I’ll say it first
LC: That’s what we wanted for you to say it first, then we can say it, then it’s legal for us to say it
GC: Say that shit as loud as you can say it
LC: Tell, it ain’t illegal yet, For many years we didn’t tell, we didn’t say anything, we didn’t talk about it
GC: He (Armen Boladian) said ‘I paid George”
LC: So you were suppose to pay us
GC: Right, but I paid him to administrate, and if administrated it right, he can’t give me your money, and I paid him to do it right and if he gave your money to me he didn’t do it right
LC: Actually, he breached the contract
GC: OK, that’s what we trying to say, He actually put it in HIS name, when he said he was cleaning it up he changed it from Malbiz to Bridgeport
LC: He literally stole all of Malbiz
GC: Yes he put you all down as Bridgeport writers and when artists like Tupac and Snoop Dogg sampled your songs he put you all down as Bridgeport writers and didn’t say anything, he didn’t say your names he put you down as Bridgeport writers.
LC: I knew it was against the law what Armen Boladian was doing
GC: It just costs a lot of money to fight this
LC: I know, I Know, its been over twenty years. But we was working, George has had us working all this time but now it’s time for all of us to speak out
GC: And we have to speak out as ONE, because seven or eight of us that did this is now dead and that’s a shame. We have to do this in the name of the music and in the name of the artists.
Our next blog will be released on Dec. 21st and then routinely posted on the 7th and 21st of each month unless there is some breaking news.
Please join George Clinton often and spread the words on your social networks. As George says “We have to speak out as ONE”. As loyal Funkateers and Fans this is your music too.