SOMETIMES I SIT AT THE COMPUTER
and cut and paste funk loops into my
sequencer program. It’s easy—I just pick
something from my library and plug it in.
The problem is, the loops that are supposed
to be funky are just not funky …
not truly funky, anyway. Nothing the
computer spits out can compare to the
human creations of a bass master like
Bernard Odum, a stalwart of the James
Brown Band. Why is that?