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  • 03.29.10

Funk Bassist Bootsy Collins’ Offers the Online Degree You Won’t Get at DeVry

Is it us or are the historic halls of higher education getting a little … funky? Oh, no, it’s just the former James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic bassist’s online university.

Bootsy Collins

Is it us or are the historic halls of higher education getting a little … funky? Oh, no, it’s just Bootsy Collins’ online university.

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Music Ally points us to the announcement that the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall-of-Famer, songwriter, and former bassist for James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic (and Deee=Lite) wants to become the dean of online bass instruction. Sayeth the four-string instructor:

Because a groove is a terrible thing to waste, this sonic learning institution will be unlike anything before, as Professor Collins and the finest bassists in music will unleash an intense curriculum, on the web, for intermediate to advanced funk disciples within the program.

The first semester begins July 1. Here‘s your summer viewing list for those looking to make an early impression. A sample of the professors prowess is below. No word on tuition price just yet–or whether it includes includes the cost of cartoonish top hats, star-shaped shades, or boarding passes for the mothership.

About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.

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