Peter Wermelinger sez: "The group Rare Gems Odyssey includes a track called 'What is Funk?'. Maybe listen to that." Paul Golin sez: "EVERYTHING IS ON THE ONE!" J-P Schnorr sez: "Funk is the feeling you get when you have eaten a lot of greasy chicken, when you got that grease all over your hands -- That's Funk!" Raymond's Meaning of Funk: "Funk is that moment when you realize that your ass is no longer under your conscious control, and it intends to have far more fun than you will be able to rationalize the next day. P-funk is when you decide that you are going to try and make the rest of you out-freak your ass." Rookie Radiostar Jim sez: "Funk is all-star 3-D freestyle double-knit butt-bompin' soul-system groove-moves." Da Funky G. sez: "Funk makes your body need to groove in places you never knew existed. Funk is what makes your nostrils, your pinky toes move to the beat." Gwen Arkin sez: "Funk is the shit that makes your socks go up and down." Woody708 sez: "The definition is in itself." Simon C0t0 sez: "Funk is when your soul is on fire from desire to go higher, when you can hear the throbassonic supergroovalisticprosifunkstication sound waves and a tear comes out your eye. Then you really know your soul's been touched by the music... then you know you're a true funkateer..." Oliver Thayer sez: "Funk is the ultimate head remedy freak extremity... there's a natural mystic blowing through the air..." gustaf.c sez: "I've not been listening to funk very much, but I still love it greatly. I believe that the funk is about living life as it is, and try to make something good of it. I used to be a very melancolic person, and in some ways I still am, but when I listen to funk everything feels better. Funk is one of the deeper meanings of life. Funk is almost 42 (you know what I mean if youve read the funky book "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy")." Max sez: "We're born naked, investigating Mother Natures legacy..or what's left of it... Question Gods' invisibilty, daring the devil, testing the substantiality of the universe. Submitted to our destiny, we are the chosen ones...to release the freaks ! Fill your eyes with the bright Funk that shines upon you and you will know no color. Avoid the non-funkers... they don't know that all the knowledge mankind needs is hidden inside the groove, the bass & the good vibes !" Frozix sez: "Fonk is the whole meaning of life & what it's all about. If you're fonkin' you're always feelin' somethin' between GOOD & NASTY... just move your ass and your head will follow." Todd Thomas sez: "Funk is your golden and gritty path to a place we have all conceived of but never quite been to. The Funk is both hide and seek - Rhythmicpsychotherapy." Kenji sez: "Funk was the shit you turned up on your boombox while taking the A-train through Brooklyn on your way to Money Making Manhattan. People would give you stupid looks as you blasted Good times cut by some street deejay on his coffin turntables & Gemini mixer... Funk was the shit I would listen to when I would be spraying Krylon fed purple on a handball court in Jamaica Queens... I remember funk..." madmasta sez: "F-reaky U-nlimited N-eurotic K-aos" d dula sez: "Funk is the feeling in the air when you're schtoinkin with your lady - it's sweet it's sticky it's salty it's hot, it's when you dip your little strawberry in the chocolate fondue, dig, but it's that vibe in the music. Put a glide in your stride, a dip in your hip, & come on board the Mothership!" Dr. Feelgood sez: "It starts on the one, ends on the four, and funked if you can control what happens in the middle." TBaizt sez: "Funk is not to be explained. It is to be felt. `Now Do U Wanta Dance' by Graham Central Station makes you really feel it." Matthieu sez: "Le Funk est une musique qui incarne la joie c'est un petit rayon de soleil qui perce a travers les nuages de la monotonie." (Rough translation: "The Funk is a music which brings out the joy. It is a small sunbeam which bores through the clouds of monotony.") Phunko the clown sez: "Funk is a vibration from your soul let out through every pore of your body when your mind knows the time to funk out has arrived. It is, as Webster quotes, `in a frightened state of panic' but in the funk-a-delic world it is getting far beyond the fright and into a hyper-fly-jive from the inner soul of every being on this planet and every other galaxy to create an enlightened state of peace and harmonius happiness. Funk is all around you, just gotta find yours." Rick Dunetz sez: "Groove is in the Heart... but FUNK is in the ASS." Frank Szakaly sez: "Funk is that feeling you get driving along in your shiny yellow '79 Continental with the seat way back and one arm on the leopard- skin (imitation!) seat covers and the other hand with a big gold ring tapping on the wheel as you sing along wit the P-Funk looking for someone to get superfreaky with. Henrik Hansson sez: "Funk is when you connect your old Hohner Clavinet to the wah-pedal and spend the next hour playin' Chester Thompson's amazing `Knock Yourself Out' riff from the 1976 Tower of Power album `Live and In Living Color'. Now that's funk, OK?" XELboX sez: "Funk is Chitlin Fu Yung." Chris Funk sez: "Funk is me... I am da Funk... (Really, it's my name.)" Main Base sez: "Funk is the absence of choice, that groove that taps into something so primal and powerful that you can't help but groove to it. It's looking stupid but not caring, it's singing out loud even if you can't carry a tune in a bucket, it's smiling from ear to ear on the shittiest day you've ever had because the beat lifts you up. It is universal, unparalleled, and in the end, unexplainable. You can give all the technical definitions of beats and syncopation, but in the end, your ass either shakes, or it doesn't." Kiddfunk sez: "Funk is a joint rolled in toilet paper! or a Hamhoc in your cornflakes!" Big Mike sez: "Funk is when you're in the hospital recovering from a car crash and you re-break your neck and all your bones in your full body cast because you can't help but move and groove to an old Sly+TFS album your buddy brought you bacause he knows you can't live without the funk." Nathan Sherlock sez: "Funk is the groovalicious state of mind that lets you unwind as the beat/bass unity-mass-attack makes your glam shine and your hips move right on time!! Yes, take a break and enjoy the funk state that will make reality evacuate and your waste vibrate while you shake your thaaaang to the jamtastic funkified housequake!!" JRedmon sez: "FUNK is in your blood. It takes over your entire body, including your brain, without your consent. If you are really feeling it, tear drops can form in the wells of your eyes. However, either a smile or a very serious, concentrated facial expression will be displayed. The bobbing of your head CAN NOT be controlled! It is a longing to escape this ever so destructive society or the personal Hells that we all face. It provides the opportunity to focus on the way out of here! It is survival expressed through intstruments and verse. Finally, you know it is powerful because it crosses all racial and economical boundaries, showing no discrimination. The absolute TRUTH, there are no secrets kept!" VINN-DOGG sez: "hey, funk is a sound that slaps you in the face and pokes you in the ass and makes you want to get up and dance or grab your bass and bang it out. just listen to some P-FUNK, or GC solo and you'll get the idea."