Tuesday, February 27, 2024

I Just Love Playing It

Walking on Planet C

I Just Love Playing It

Jumping into bed with the Hitmaker

They say, "Music is good for what ails you" which is another way of saying that music has the power to heal. It's always been my savior and I've been feeling very bad lately.

I saw two doctors and have been medicated and had some good bed rest, but surprisingly when I practiced guitar today instead of sleeping I felt a lot better. This could all be coincidence and timing or it could be everything good working together.

Tonight, I'm jumping into bed with my guitar which I call The Hitmaker, and I'm going to play myself to sleep. I know I'm going to feel better because it's always worked in the past. Besides, I Just Love Playing It.

The Hitmaker

The Hitmaker and me with Adam Lambert

The Hitmaker played on all of these Gold and Platinum records

The Hitmaker and me with Anita Baker

The Hitmaker and me with The Roots on The Jimmy Fallon Show

The Hitmaker and me in an early CHIC UK Promo



Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"