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New Prince video: Manic Monday

Video: Prince – “Manic Monday” From Originals, out now on NPG Records. I don’t remember exactly when I discovered that Prince wrote the Bangles hit “Manic Monday,” but I’ve been hoping to hear his original demo ever since. It was certainly one of the first things I searched for after I downloaded Napster. But of … Continue reading New Prince video: Manic Monday

Hear Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

When I was in high school I had a wrestling coach who was famous for saying, “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Which is to say, repeated behavior in itself doesn’t make for improvement. You must have repeated excellent execution to really make any improvement. It was that execution burrowing into your muscle … Continue reading Hear Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

New Janelle Monae video: Make Me Feel

Video: Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” Directed by Alan Ferguson. From Dirty Computer, out April 27 on Bad Boy/Atlantic. It takes about a minute and a half before the guitar kicks in on this jam, but once it does…oh boy! Have you been missing Prince? I sure have. But as soon as “Make Me … Continue reading New Janelle Monae video: Make Me Feel

Prince Dead at 57

This video has long been my go-to mood enhancer. Of the many, many amazing performances Prince has recorded over the years, this is the one I go back to again and again. There are so many reason why, but a few that come to mind are: If I could play guitar like anyone it would … Continue reading Prince Dead at 57

Letter to Prince: When Doves Cry

From McSweeney’s John Moe, A Letter to Prince Regarding the Crying of Doves and the Fiasco That Resulted From the Presentation of a Speech on That Topic: Then, in the midst of all this chaos, you informed us that the screaming itself was the sound that doves make when they cry. And, I mean, what? … Continue reading Letter to Prince: When Doves Cry

Prince – PFUnk

MP3: Prince – “PFUnk” (Courtesy of Prince Fans United and His Purple Badness himself) PFU has been contacted by Prince’s Management and we are currently in discussions. We are hopeful that an amicable resolution can be reached wherein all can co-exist peacefully on the internet. However, if the talks are unsuccessful, the Prince Fans United … Continue reading Prince – PFUnk

Prince: Thieves in the Temple

Prince is a badass. He recently pissed off the entire music retail industry in the U.K. by including a copy of his latest album in each copy of a daily newspaper. This, of course, wasn’t the first time Prince has challenged the status quo. Jon Pareles breaks it down for the New York Times: Prince’s … Continue reading Prince: Thieves in the Temple