It started many moons ago, the summer of eighth grade, 11 years old, going through life in the hood, I was going through the neighborhood DJ’s crate of music, I stumbled onto what is called Extended or 12” mixes. There was a man in a purple trench coat, red pants, boots, and hair covering one
Kim asked if I would be interested in posting about my favorite Prince album… Hmmm… This is so hard. I’ve been a fan since I watched him on American Bandstand…… “I Wanna Be Your Lover” in 1979. I was 17 and instantly fell in love. Loved everything since then, and in 1984, Purple Rain happened.
DISCLAIMER: This is my review of my experience at Paisley Park. I speak to the forward-facing piece of the organization only. I do not speak to the performance or qualifications of Graceland Holdings. I do not offer an opinion on behalf of anyone else. For thirty years I have dreamed of visiting Paisley Park.
The different facets of his artistry may be debated. For instance, we can argue the guitar-playing, but only with Hendrix. We can argue the songwriting with maybe a few like a Joni Mitchell. We can argue the piano/keyboard/synthesizer with, say, like a Stevie Wonder. We can argue the showmanship with, say. like a James Brown.
In a brief conversation the other day, Kim asked me to consider writing a Favorite Prince Album review, no pressure. No pressure? LOL Maybe if this was a simple question like, could you donate your kidney to me? I would have been able to answer more confidently. I said yes, I would do it (What?!)
The Revolution in Madison, WI. Here are some of my impressions from the show [May 12, 2017]. It was indeed a beautiful night! *The spacing on the stage left open the spot in the center where Prince always stood. Reminds me of the missing man formation that the Air Force and Navy pilots display when
So what’s your favourite Prince album? A question often asked and one that’s almost impossible to answer. It’s kind of like asking me to pick a favourite child. Obviously, I couldn’t as I love them equally. Do I love all Prince albums equally? Hmmm… probably not, but do I have a definitive favourite? I’d probably
Well, many people – as far as true Prince fans – 9 out 10 say “Sign of the Times.” And really, it’s always been my fave. But as I now go thru life without our Prince, and go to events now without our Prince there, I reflect on why I’m here. Why am I such
This motherfu%&er. Those two words have become ingrained in my consciousness. I was once an avid supporter of Londell McMillan, as I felt that he would do the right thing(s) regarding Prince’s legacy. It seems that I couldn’t have been more wrong. I am usually a fairly decent judge of character but I was way
It once pleased the Lord to forge and create a Sculptor, hands second only to His own; an artist whose art was tied fast to his fate, a maker, a fashioner, a worker in stone. In coldness this babe of a strangeness astounding grew seeking a teacher and arms to embrace. All he found was