Rock music legend and legendary eccentric, Sly Stone, gave an interview to Alexis Petridis of the Guardian wherein he said something weird even by Sly’s standards:
“To me,” he continues, “albinos are the most legitimate minority group
of all. All races have albinos. If we all realise that we’ve all got
albinos in our families, it’s going to take away from the ridiculous
racial tension, if you’re black or you’re white, blah blah blah. That’s
why I’ve been trying to look for albino musicians and organise a group
of people that are going to be right. That’s what I’ve been rehearsing
for. People will see us, all of us together – a real family, an albino
family. People will get happy when they see that! People,” he says
firmly, “have got to be happy for that.”
Albinism will save the world? It’s an unusual notion to say the least. I guess Sly’s goal is to make something recessive dominant or some such shit. Of course, Sly has had a weird impact on many of his former colleagues, driving bass God Larry Graham into the arms of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. One day I hope to answer the door and receive a copy of the Watchtower from the man behind Graham Central Station. That’s my dream, y’all. It’s not much of one but it’s mine. Holy crap. Did I just encourage the Witnesses to come by my house? Never mind.
I wonder if Sly has touched base with the Winter Brothers? Johnny and Edgar could give Sly what he’s looking for. They’re both as famously eccentric as Sly himself. Sly and Johnny could trade hats with Johnny pimped out and Sly in a 10 gallon Stetson. It could be a winner, I tell ya.
Since I went on about Larry Graham, I’ll let him have the last word: