Sly & Family Stone “Family affair”

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As if he had no regard for all the overwhelmed people furiously retweeting and screencapping videos of the first performance, Duchovny called Anderson up to the stage again to close out the night with Sly & the Family Stone’s “Thank You.” Dream girl Gillian Anderson brought along a tambourine this time and showed off some more dance moves. By this point, fans had just melted into puddles, becoming actual x-files.
—  The A.V. Club, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny kissed—twice—on stage, because they’re evil

Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone 


@davidduchovny singing Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You - The Red Room @ Cafe 939 Boston Ma 5.6.15


On this day in music history: May 11, 1970 - “Woodstock: Music From The Original Soundtrack And More” is released. Produced by Eric Blackstead, it is recorded at Max Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY from August 15 - 18, 1969. The twenty one track three LP set serves as the soundtrack to historic three day concert and Oscar winning documentary film in which over a half a million people will attend. Recorded by engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS), the album features performances from Richie Havens, Canned Heat, The Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Santana, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Country Joe & The Fish, The Who, The Butterfield Blues Band, Sly & The Family Stone, John Sebastian, Arlo Guthrie, and Jimi Hendrix. The soundtrack will be a huge success and will spin off a sequel album the following year featuring more performances from the festival. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the festival in 1994, Atlantic will reissue the albums as a four CD box set including previously released performances. A further expanded six CD box set issued in 2009 for Woodstock’s 40th anniversary that will include more unreleased material. “Woodstock” will spend four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.


Anthony received the UCLA Student Alumni Association annual ‘George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement’ at the UCLA Spring Sing 2015, on May 17.

Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and a political science student at UCLA from 1980 to 1981, was presented with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement. In his acceptance speech, he thanked the UCLA Alumni Association even though he said that receiving awards can be detrimental to inspiration.

“A lot of successful songwriters start off having a great connection to life and the awards start coming and suddenly they have nothing to say,” Kiedis said. “But I am grateful to (the UCLA Alumni Association) for pointing out someone who writes songs.”

After Kiedis’ speech, he brought fellow bandmate and guitarist Klinghoffer on stage to perform Red Hot Chili Peppers songs “Otherside” and “By The Way,” and a cover of “If You Want Me To Stay” by Sly and The Family Stone. Their performance earned a standing ovation from the audience. Source


Has this one been posted already? It’s all a blur. More video of the second encore: Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You.” 

Saturday, May 23, 2015
  1. Just Like a Baby - Sly and the Family Stone 
  2. Just Like a Woman - Nina Simone 
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Roberta Flack 
  4. You’re Still My Baby - Otis Redding 
  5. Like Someone in Love - Chet Baker 
  6. Lover Man - Billie Holiday
  7. La Mer - Django Reinhardt 
  8. Misty - George Shearing 
  9. Set Me Free - Ken Boothe 
  10. You Make Me So Very Happy - Alton Ellis 
  11. Hold On, I’m Comin’ - Sam and Dave 
  12. Let’s Start - Fela Kuti, The Africa ‘70, & Ginger Baker
  13. Queen Jane Approximately - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  14. Just Can’t Win - Lee Fields and the Expressions 
  15. Only When I’m Dreaming - Minnie Riperton
  16. I Found My Way - Dusty Springfield 

i like posting when everyone’s asleep. here’s a mix.  songs are out of order in the file. 

1. white noise maker - frank black

2. starpower - sonic youth

3. piano fire- sparklehorse

4. stars- angel olsen

5. here’s where the story ends - the sundays

6. witches’ song - marianne faithfull

7. unreflected - mazzy star

8. crazy to exist - josef k

9. the 15th - wire

10. fire - lizzy mercier descloux

11. runnin’ away - sly & the family stone

12. new you - mbv