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Praxis Jams

After that last heady post on teleology (perhaps overly advertising panspermia) here’s a lighter video bit from the school of non sequitur funk as only Bill Laswell can do with the project Praxis: Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) circa 1992. Praxis is Bill Laswell, Buckethead, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Brain, and Nextman Flip. Animal Behavior is clearly a Bootsy-heavy tune borrowing from George Clinton’s playbook…

Below is a modern day Praxis jamming at Vegoose in October 2006 (8 minute clip; wish I could have been there). Another of the uncountable advantages to wearing a bucket and mask (and wig?): you look the same in 2006 as 1992. Notice Buckethead handing out masks to the crowd from a bucket during the bass solo (about halfway through the clip):

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