Posts Tagged: Herbie Hancock

Science Verifies Existence Of Headhunting

"The shrunken heads were made from enemies' heads cut on the battlefield. Then, during spiritual ceremonies, enemies' heads were carefully reduced through boiling and heating, in the attempt to lock the enemy's spirit and protect the killers from spiritual revenge." —Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Gila Kahila Bar-Gal tells Discovery News' Jennifer Viegas about the results of her analysis of a particularly well-preserved head of an enemy of Ecuadorian Jivaro-Shuar warriors who was killed sometime between 1600-1898 in Ecuador. Bar-Gal and her colleagues are the first scientists ever to successfully map a shrunken head's genetic make-up, thus providing the most conclusive evidence yet that stories of headhunting and [...]


A Q. & A. With Bootsy Collins, American Hero

Bootsy Collins has one of the most impressive resumes in popular music, beginning his career as a bassist with the one-two punch of James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic. More than 40 years after being plucked from obscurity to back up the Godfather of Soul, his new album, The Funk Capitol of the World, seeks to put his life and funk in a historical perspective. Among other things, the death of his brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins compelled him to craft a “musical biography” that would preserve the memory of the people who were most influential to Bootsy: everyone from Catfish to Al Sharpton to Jimi Hendrix and, of course, George [...]