Thursday, September 24, 2009

THE VA-TECH CELEB STALKER AND THE GODFATHER OF GO-GO

This is the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown seen here in his work duds, and then seen below in his play clothes with Brian “Hokie Stalker” Scheulen.

After receiving the photo below, we consulted our Pop Culture Department as we weren’t really sure who the Godfather of Go-Go was/is?

Turns out that Go-Go is a sub-genre of funk, and it was developed in, and around, Washington, D.C. (not far from T.A.H. Worldwide Media Headquarters) in the mid- and late-1970s. While its musical classification, influences, and origins are debated, Brown is regarded as the fundamental force behind the creation of Go-Go music.

Brown's early hits include "I Need Some Money" and "Bustin' Loose". "Bustin' Loose" (used by Nelly in the smash hit Hot In Here) has been adopted by the Washington Nationals baseball team as its home run celebration song (so we know Brown ain’t getting rich on those royalties.)


He has influenced other Go-Go bands such as Big G and The Backyard Band, Rare Essence, Experience Unlimited (EU), Little Benny and the Masters, and Trouble Funk. (And don’t’ even try to tell us you know who they are.)

Brown is considered a local legend in Washington, D.C., and has appeared in television advertisements for the Washington Post and other area companies. Brown resides in Waldorf, Maryland.

So why was our celeb stalker lurking around Brown at the Tech v. Nebraska game looking for a photo op? Good question. Evidently, Brown's son, Nekos, is a defensive end/linebacker for the Hokies, and Brown never misses a home game.

Unfortunately, Brown came across the Scheulen Stalking Machine which has appeared here at T.A.H. with other Virginia Tech luminaries.

Who can forget this classic shot of head football coach Frank Beamer who looks to be about as happy to see Brian as a case of Swine Flu!

(Scheulen blamed Beamer’s countenance on “allergies” adding the pitifully lame declaration “honestly!”)

Nice, Brian, NICE!

Check out the Godfather of Go-Go’s web site. He’s got a cool groove.

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