Dean Ween, aka Mickey Melchiondo Jr., has been a long time fan of the Parliament-Funkadelic sound, and it’s no surprise that he was hit hard by the recent passing of keyboardist Bernie Worrell. Worrell had collaborated with Ween in the past, sitting in with the full band back in 2003 (watch here). Now, Dean Ween is honoring Worrell’s legacy in the most fitting way possible: through the music.The guitarist recruited P-Funk’s own Michael Hampton, as well as Bill Fowler and Glenn McClelland, to record a full tribute of Ween’s “favorite Bernie track,” a tune called “Liquid Sunshine.” Read Dean Ween’s comments below, and listen to this great song below.A tribute to the funkiest keyboard player to ever grace this planet, or anywhere in the known universe. I’m not even sure he was from this planet actually, a once in a lifetime master along the lines of Jimi, or Ravi Shankar.This was always my favorite Bernie track—the whole Motor Booty affair record actually. I consider it his P-Funk masterpiece, the whole damn album is the best P-Funk keyboard record to my ears. Rest in P Doctor Woo. Michael Hampton, Bill Fowler, Glenn McClelland and Deaner.
Teenager Ghirmay Ghebreselassie claimed the first title of the Beijing world championships for Eritrea on Saturday, easing clear of his rivals over the final six kilometres to win the men’s marathon.The 19-year-old grabbed his nation’s flag as he entered the Bird’s Nest stadium and crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 27 seconds to give Eritrea its first world championships gold medal.Ethiopian Yemane Tsegay, who led briefly before Ghebreselassie’s final surge, crossed the line 40 seconds behind the Eritrean while Uganda’s Solomon Mutai claimed bronze in 2.13.29.Eritrea’s only previous world championship medal was a silver for Zersenay Tadesse in the 10,000m in 2009.Above: Winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea (C), second placed Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia (L) and third placed Munyo Solomon Mutai of Uganda celebrate with their national flags after crossing the finish line in the men’s marathon. –Follow the Games through Joy Sports’ coverage on Facebook and Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports