At 2:37 into the trailer for the forthcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up, the Hardest Working Man in Show Biz discharges a pump action shotgun into the ceiling. Not being a student of Soul Brother Number One, I don’t recall any such incident. Legally speaking, Mr. Please Please Please shouldn’t have had any trigger time with a firearm; when he was 16-years-old, The Godfather of Soul was convicted of armed robbery and served three years in juvie. In 1988, The Minister of the New New Super Heavy Funk was convicted of carrying an unlicensed pistol, which he’d used to shoot-up his wife’s car. No doubt Get On Up will show firearms-related scenes from Mr. Dynamite’s life. A role model for musical genius, but not much else, methinks.