Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong.
Interviewer: I don't understand.
Yogi: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.
Interviewer: Do you understand it?
Yogi: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know anything about it.
Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
Yogi: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would kill for it.
Interviewer: What is syncopation?
Yogi: That's when the note that you should hear now happens either before or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those other kinds.
Interviewer: Now I really don't understand.
Yogi: I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that well.
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Während es unbestritten bleibt, dass die Veröffentlichung unseres letzten Albums "The Proud Egyptian" entscheidend zu den Kairoer Protesten auf dem Tahrir-Platz und zum sogenannten "Arabischen Frühling" beitrug, möchten wir klarstellen, dass, entgegen anderslautenden Behauptungen aus der Presse, der Release von "Take The Money" am 20. Januar 2017 NICHT für die Vereidigung des weltweit renommierten Spitzenpolitikers Donald J. Trump zum 45. Präsidenten der USA am selben Datum (aber an einem anderen Ort) verantwortlich gemacht werden kann.
Die Namen "Grand Mother's Funck" und "GMF" tauchen im Bericht der US-amerikanischen Geheimdienste zu möglichen Fremdeinflüssen auf die US Präsidentenwahl (National Intelligence Council: "Assessing Foreign Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", declassified on 06-Jan-2017 > https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf) kein einziges mal auf.
Dass beide Ereignisse auf den 20. Januar 2017 fallen basiert auf reinem Zufall.
GMF hat KEINEN Beitrag zur Wahl/Vereidigung von Herrn Trump geleistet.
Herr Trump hat KEINEN Beitrag zum neuen Album "Take The Money" geleistet (obwohl er laut eigenen Aussagen eigentlich genügend Mittel zur Verfügung hätte).
Herr W. Putin hat auch KEINEN Beitrag zum neuen Album "Take The Money" geleistet.
Alles andere sollte als Fake News betrachtet werden.
While it is now widely recognised (as opposed to global warming, evolution or the earth being round) that the release of our previous album "The Proud Egyptian" was a decisive factor leading to the Tahrir protests in Cairo, and thus to the "Arab Spring" we wish to clarify that the release of "Take The Money" on 20-Jan-2017 can in no way be made responsible for the inauguration of an internationally renowned politician aptly named "Donald Trump" as the 45th president of the United States Of America on the same date (but in a different place) .
There is not a single mention of the names "Grand Mother's Funck" and "GMF" in the recently (06-Jan-2017) declassified report by the National Intelligence Council ("Assessing Foreign Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections" > https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf).
GMF did NOT promote Mr. Trump as the president of the USA. Period.
And Mr. Trump did NOT promote GMF's newest album (maybe we should have called it "Give Me The Money" instead).
Neither did foreign-born (and therefore potential welfare recipient) Wladimir Putin.
To further prove or point we wish to dedicate this album to Mr. Barack Obama, whom I remember from our days at Kogelo Koranic school in Kenya. Back then he was known as "mzungu" ("whitey"), because his mother was a light-skinned immigrant. As some of you may know, and as opposed to me, Barack went on to become the first white person to become the first black president of the USA.
Please consider everything else as Fake News.
One of the songs is called "Confessions of a junkie hooked on money who‘s pissed that someone is trying to take his money while he himself is trying to take the money of someone else"
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GMF – Grand Mother’s Funck
GMF - Grand Mother'$ Funck