Later this year will mark the 45th anniversary of Bill Cosby's first self-titled sitcom
, The Bill Cosby Show
. Ten years ago, the original jam sessions were released, which are notable for the "various collection of notables who steal the show with contributions at various points."
Pianist Les McCann, sax man Ernie Watts, and guitarist Arthur Adams get things going on "Groovy Gravy
," Tom Scott shows some legit chops on "Toe Jam
," while Jimmy Smith offers sampling of his Hammond B3 on the interlude "Jimmy Cookin' On Top
." If seeing Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby get top billing confused you, the album credits reference their roles
, which are not front-and-center, except for some vocal improv by Cosby on "Hikky-Burr
." You can hear more tracks on Grooveshark
, and if you're into more of that modern dance remixery, you might (also) enjoy The New Mixes, Vol. 1
, which can also be sampled on Grooveshark
posted by filthy light thief
on Feb 24, 2014 -
In a video shot at World Maker Faire in 2011
, artist Andrew Salamone is shown demonstrating the knitting machine he's adapated and programmed to knit images, and displaying some of the amazing work he's produced with it: a ski mask with an image of his face on the front, a "break beat" scarf, and a sweater featuring a picture of Bill Cosby wearing a sweater with a picture of Bill Cosby on it. Salamone hopes to someday get Cosby to accept and wear the sweater he's designed. God knows Cosby can't reject this sweater on the grounds that it's in any way inferior to the sweaters he's worn in the past.
Check out more of Andrew Salamone's knitted art on his web site
. In my favourite piece, Salamone recreates a still
from "The Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody"
posted by orange swan
on Dec 4, 2012 -
Bill Cosby: "A lot of people think we oughta wash white, but we aint gonna, you see." "People think that we Afro-Americans started with nothing but little grass skirts like the kids in the Tarzan movies....but uh, we
had something before we left Africa." "Now if you want to look history right straight in the eye... you're going to get a black eye. Because it isn't important whether a few black heroes got lost or stolen or strayed in American history textbooks. What's important is why
they got left out."
Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed. (Part 1
) [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Defense of Bill Cosby
[...]My crimes that afternoon were two. I committed the transgression of wearing a tweed jacket, black sweater, black slacks and glasses, a no-no for the “ thug barbers" there because to be an appropriate African American by their standards was to wear saggy pants, sport jerseys and doo-rag caps. My second transgression was to bring a book, James Baldwin’s Notes of A Native Son.
posted by Postroad
on Jan 19, 2006 -
Bill Cosby has no sense of humor...
In a move that shocked the internet to the very soles of its shoes, Bill Cosby
had his lawyer send a Cease and Desist letter to the creator of channel101.com's
wildly popular House of Cosbys
series, asking... nay, demanding
the cessation of all Cosby related creative material generation. That's it. That's all there is to the story.
Wait! There's more! Channel101.com's Dan Harmon wrote an open letter
to Cosby's legal team informing them of his intention to continue hosting the original 4 episodes, even if no further episodes would be made.
Hell, even the adorable Andrew Baio
loves it. But then again, Andy Baio also
likes peach colored page designs...
Channel101.com also mentioned here
posted by shmegegge
on Sep 11, 2005 -