In George Clinton's autobiography, the epically titled "Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?," the funk legend discussed how his limitations informed his mind-expanding sound.

In George Clinton's autobiography, the epically titled "Brothers Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?," the funk legend discussed how his limitations informed his mind-expanding sound.

"I couldn't play an instrument. I couldn't sing as well as some and I couldn't arrange as well as some others," he wrote. "But I could see the whole picture from altitude, and that let me land the planes."

Now 74 and in the sixth decade of his career, he's still playing air traffic controller to a fleet of multicolored UFOs.