I’ve been enjoying listening to more doses of classic Ike and Tina Turner funk and R&B; these are in my collection thanks to @easegill sharing me his entire South Pacific music library when I visited New Zealand in 2015.

This one song came on today that really caught my attention with it’s groove:

(It has a different flavor in a version by Nina Simone).

But then I glanced at the coverflow on my iPod classic, and saw this album cover:

Album cover found in Media Wiki Commons
Album cover found in Media Wiki Commons

And if you want a fun romp through the world of image rights, dig the way Mediawiki deals with non-free content policy (I approve, it’s quite a mouthful to read):

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original cover. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on pirate versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

The image is used for identification in the context of critical commentary of the work for which it serves as cover art. It makes a significant contribution to the user’s understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone. The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing the work, to show the primary visual image associated with the work, and to help the user quickly identify the work and know they have found what they are looking for. Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original a

when was the last time someone leading a copyright workshop explained this?

Ah, I digress. Let’s go back to the non-free content image.

Funkier_Than_a_Mosquito's_Tweeter_(Ike_&_Tina_Turner_album)_cover_art

All I can think of– this album cover of Ike and Tina’s music from 1969 to 1974 has “tweeter” in the title.

I cannot help but flex the remix muscle, to brink the tweeters funkiness to 2016, when it’s all about algorithms at twitter.

My remix of a piece of content published as non-free content, well heck, who knows what to make of this.
My remix of a piece of content published as non-free content, well heck, who knows what to make of this.

Yup, that is Jack Dorsey’s and one of the two Adam’s found on the Twitter Leadership Team page. I guess I could have picked any of the crew, but one of the Adams had glasses that slid in nicely behind Ike’s.

And did you notice the redo of the Stateside Records logo? So much fun, I took a Facebook Like button and turned it around to be “Like Facebook” — cause that’s where the twitter ship seems to be headed.

The lyrics still hang well:

You're nothin' but a dirty dirty old man
You do your thinkin' with a one track mind
You keep preachin' 'bout heaven and glory
But on your face it shows a different story
Clean up your rap your story's gettin' dusty
Wash out your mouth
Your lies are gettin' rusty
I can't believe nothin' you say
Cause I'm around and i see what you do

You know you're funkier than a mosquito's tweeter
You got a mouth like a herd of boll weevils
Same ol' game 
You never change
Alway's rappin' 'bout the same ol' thing!

Hopefully it will stay funky. Like way more funky than Led Zeppelin!


Featured / Top Image: Ike and Tina Turner, 1972 in Hamburg Germany. Pretty much the first result on searching Google Images (filtered for images licensed for re-use), leading to it’s entry in MediaWiki Commons but there it’s cited as from a flickr photo by Heinrich Klaffs https://flickr.com/photos/heiner1947/4375738506 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license. One has no idea if this is Henirich’s photo or a photo of a photo, but oh well, that’s more than enough leg work.

The post "Funkier Than An Algorithm’s Tweeter" was originally pulled from under moldy cheese at the back of the fridge at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2016/02/funkier-than-an-algorithms-tweeter/) on February 14, 2016.

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