The new video "Window Seat" from Erykah Badu is causing some controversy while her new CD comes out today.
In the video above, she falls to the ground nude where JFK was shot. The video was shot guerilla style and in one take.
Some people in her hometown of Dallas are not amused. "I don't understand how someone who lives here, who is a resident of this city, could do such a thing,"said Lindalyn Adams.
"It's in poor taste and poor judgment, in my opinion," says John Crawford.
Badu stands by the video and says it was a protest and is about liberating oneself.
"I tied it in a way that compared the assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely," she said. "That's exactly the action I wanted to display."
The city of Dallas got involved for a moment stating the video was filmed without proper permits and was upset that children were around when Badu stripped down.
Us? We just think they were upset that her booty was blurred out.
What do you think of the video and it's message? Do you get the statement or is it in poor taste?-Dr.FB
P.S., pick up New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh as it is in stores today!-Dr.FB
First and foremost, I want to thank you again for coming here and supporting DrFunkenberry.com and know that it really means a lot to me.
As you have seen and heard, we now have a weekly wrap-up show and that will be a regular feature on the site. The support for it has been strong and I am glad you like my voice. Ahem.
2nd, I will be bringing back CD reviews. I keep getting asked to have more of my reviews and when they are sending in the CD's, how can I say no? This weekend, I will review the new releases from Barenaked Ladies and Lifehouse.
3rd, we will be having a lot more ticket giveaways and other prizes coming in the next few days and on and on and on and on. It's MY way of saying thank you for coming here and supporting the site.
I am all set to debut the Dr.Funkenberry Store but waiting for the time to be right..and I think the time was about 3 months ago. Grin. In all seriousness, putting a lot into it and want it to be just right.
I am going to be having more of what you love from the site, believe that. I just think there are no limits and want to do things that other blogs were afraid to do before, such as the radio playlist to the right of the site and the Twitter Tracker.
Thanks again for your support as we get ready to take over the world in 2010 and beyond!
Peace, much love, and keep it funky!-Dr.FB
Tony Dovolani, Kate Gosselin's "Dancing With The Stars" partner had it with Kate during rehearsals last week and quit on her.
Last night, they did their best for the judges dancing to an Elton John 80's classic.
Tony told Entertainment Tonight he regretted what he said. "I don't like speaking when I am upset, and I don't ever want to bring back words that I don't mean, and 'I quit' I guess was one of them."
What did Kate say that set off Tony? "I love how you teach, but you're not taking into consideration how I learn."
Kate got the sympathy vote when she said "I have had a lot of people quit on me." obviously referring to her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.
The dancing partners drama is hardly over as they refused to sit next to each other or be by each other unless on camera as an on-site spy let us know.
After the show, Kate did say she was sorry to Tony.
There seems to be more heat on "Dancing With The Stars" than "American Idol" right now, that is for sure.
Are YOU watching?-Dr.FB
The cover for the Kick-Ass Movie Soundtrack is now out and also the track list has been revealed.
It looks pretty stellar. Check out the track list below:
1. The Prodigy - Stand Up
2. Mika vs RedOne - Kick Ass
3. Primal Scream - Can’t Go Back
4. The Little Ones - There’s A Pot Brewin'
5. The Prodigy - Omen
6. The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die
7. The Dickies - Banana Splits
8. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
9. Sparks - This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
10. New York Dolls - We’re All In Love
11. Zongamin - Bongo Song
12. Ennio Morricone - Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (For A Few Dollars More)
13. The Hit Girls - Bad Reputation
14. Elvis Presley - An American Trilogy
The prodigy tracks and Minka versus RedOne is what catches my attention. That and the cover.
Will most def be seeing the movie when it comes out. Will you?
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station are perfoming in the Bay Area this Friday and it is the first show in 10 years!
Our friends at Golden voice have hooked us up with another pair of tickets to the Larry Graham and Graham Central Station show this Friday night at the Regency Ballroom in the Bay Area.
Slave will be the opening act for this concert.
We want to send congrats to the 1st winner of tickets, Jana N. who answered the question of who did Larry Graham turn down to play with at Woodstock and the answer was Jimi Hendrix.
This time, no question. If you want to go, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include full name and phone number.
I will pick a random winner Thursday Morning. Good luck and keep it funky!-Dr.FB
After years of not responding to the tabloid rumors that he is gay, Ricky Martin took to his personal website today to tell his fans, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."
In his statement, Martin talks about what led him to finally set the record, ahem, straight:
Many people told me: "Ricky it's not important", "it's not worth it", "all the years you've worked and everything you've built will collapse", "many people in the world are not ready to accept your truth, your reality, your nature". Because all this advice came from people who I love dearly, I decided to move on with my life not sharing with the world my entire truth. Allowing myself to be seduced by fear and insecurity became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sabotage. Today I take full responsibility for my decisions and my actions.
If someone asked me today, "Ricky, what are you afraid of?" I would answer "the blood that runs through the streets of countries at war...child slavery, terrorism...the cynicism of some people in positions of power, the misinterpretation of faith." But fear of my truth? Not at all! On the contrary, It fills me with strength and courage. This is just what I need especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who with their outlook teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where born with. Enough is enough. This has to change. This was not supposed to happen 5 or 10 years ago, it is supposed to happen now. Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment..."
Rock on, Ricky. -Dr.FB
Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and Candice Swanepoel posed for photos for Victoria's Secrets 15th Anniversary last week.
Good things do comes in 3's sometimes......-Dr.FB
Katy Perry said she was going to "tap it" when it came to Justin Bieber at the Kids Choice Awards and she found him.
I don't think Justin was hiding from her, do you?-Dr.FB
Hayley Williams from Paramore has posted a video on YouTube covering "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.
Check out the coolness above and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB