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Spin this one up for me, DJ Matticus: The Depths of Funk


Loosely based on the Trifecta Challenge and The words wouldn’t come. at the Matticus Kingdom.  All definitions at

English: A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egid...


(noun) a strong offensive smell

Code of Conduct: Don’t be a pinhead. RadCon recommends that everyone follow the 3-2-1 rule. Everyday, aim to get three hours of sleep, 2 solid meals and 1 shower.

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(intransitive verb) to become frightened and shrink back
(transitive verb)
  1.  to be afraid of :  dread
  2.  to shrink from undertaking or facing

I don’t think I can express to you all how personal this is, how… I can’t. I don’t seem to be able to express how much this is moving me without seeing who is ready and willing to dig down in a much more esoteric way. (The Hero With A Thousand Faces)



  1.   a :  a state of paralyzing fear b : a depressed state of mind
  2.   one that funks :  COWARD
  3.   SLUMP <an economic funk>  <the team went into a funk>

The words wouldn’t come.  They felt forced.  They felt false. (The Matticus Kingdom, The words wouldn’t come.)

RadCon was nice, but often after a convention… comes con crud.  (jak’s homemade chicken noodle soup)

Ugh, I’m sorry you’re sick. I hate being sick. I would be the character in a zombie apocalypse movie that survives all of the slashing and biting and then dies of indigestion. (Aussa Lorens, Cross Examination: HOOKER, in comments section)



  1. music that combines elements of rhythm and blues and soul music and that is characterized by a percussive vocal style, static harmonies, and a strong bass line with heavy downbeats
  2. the quality or state of being funky <jeans … have lost much of their funkTom Wolfe> (which references back to Funk Level 1)


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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me- the username is still unique as of the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

6 thoughts on “Spin this one up for me, DJ Matticus: The Depths of Funk

  1. Does one have to work their way through the levels of Funk to reach the true Funkitude of Funk Level 4?


    • Sorry my reply came so late– your comment got caught in the Akismet filter for some reason.

      Hahahha… no, I don’t think it’s necessary. This was simply my tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the last Trifecta challenge Matticus mentioned on his blog, boosted by some online and offline inspirations. I’m also a bit of a linguistics nerd, so I’m fascinated by these definitions. Mirriam-Webster’s fourth definition loops back to the first, actually– many funk musicians, including James Brown, alternately used the word “stank” (“put some stank on it!”) in their lyrics, which definitely refers to that first definition.


  2. I can dig it, yes.
    Well done. I’m a fan of the 3-2-1… though, right now it’s more the 2-3-1. 2 hours of sleep, that’s all the Little Prince likes us to get at any given point. 3 good meals to fuel through the rest of the waking hours. 1 shower – because, babies are messy. 😛


  3. Reblogged this on The Matticus Kingdom and commented:
    Jak created his own mix tape around my response to the Trifecta Challenge from this week, and a few other inspirations. It’s worth checking out. Go forth and make it so.


  4. Very interesting blog. Lucy


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