would trade it all for a little more
Prince sprawled Christ-like on a love heart shaped piano in Rio.
I feel like that sometimes.
Oh, and by the way, this picture was taken at the main show.
Prince after show at the HiFi was unbelievable. I was in the crowd somewhere between the camera and Prince, so close. He tore the place down until nearly 4am that morning. Playing covers from Charlie Parker’s Scrapple from the Apple to Sly Stone’s Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) along with his own hits like above.
Going to see His Royal Badness tonight.
So far today, I’ve managed to get a ticket to Prince, my copy of the new Chromatics album arrived and I just found out I have a plus one to that sold out One Direction gig. A confluence of events incongruous enough to be worth mentioning. Uh, so how was everyone else’s Monday?
Just watched this bootleg performance of Little Red Corvette on American Bandstand May 13, 1983, and now I really need a cigarette. Urge to take it home and introduce it to my parents. I’m ready.
while we’re doing this
Prince - The Sex Of It (demo)So Rolling Stone has a playlist issue, and most of it has been phoned in; Bono on Bowie? Yawn.
But ?uestlove went to town on Prince like an honest fan.
You might recognize this as Prince gave the demo to Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Because, you know, Prince basically wrote every song in the 80s.
Fun family activity: a Library of Congress search shows about a thousand songs credited to him. A surprising number went on to be hits for other people and a lot of them are less obvious than say Manic Monday. And even this doesn’t include his playing guitar on Madonna’s Act of Contrition or the synths on Stevie Nick’s Stand Back, etc