jimmy fallon tells story 'bout prince
Jimmy Fallon tells a hilarious story about being invited to play (the song) Beer Parlor and then just play pingpong with the great epicene rock musician Prince. His account is a wonderful example of storytelling and the use of everyday familiar language and gesture.
guitar gently weeps solo with prince
While we are on the topic of stories of Prince, we may as well view a reminder of his guitar playing prowess. The next video shows several musical greats (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Prince, and others jamming While my guitar gently weeps. The last half of the video (starting at about 3:25) shows Prince totally shining as he shreds it in masterful style.
prince shreds it again
And another episode of serious shredding in Lisbon, Portugal:
prince has no cell phone
Apparently, Prince has no cellphone. I also don't have a cell phone. It's amazing that people can survive without that gadget.
But, according to an article at time.com, he started to tweet last summer under his new band name, 3rdeyegirl (third eye girl). As far as I can gather, his band consists of 3 female musicians.
I like the name. The 3rd eye is the inner spiritual eye.
The design on one of the bass drums (?) looks like this
from a T-shirt
Shhh.... Language and song rely on the reciprocity of sound and silence. When we forget the silence, we don't hear the sound properly and completely.
Prince sometimes tweets photos, or even abstract art such as the purple haze image he tweeted last summer. Anyone who likes purple is okay in my estimation.
Here's a painting I did that has my favorite colors: purple, peach, yellow, sometimes red.
prince pounces on copyright violators
Here he lashes out at Google/YouTube, Pirate Bay against their slack monitoring of illegal copying of tunes and artist created content.
Even using 6 second videos without permission is a cause for concern.
It would seem that Prince wants people to respect the creator's right to distribute hiers created content and that original artworks are not up for grabs by anyone and everyone.
I like his moral stand on this issue.
Before we close, let's have a look at Prince's beginning and rise to fame. This video looks at his '70s beginning and '80s rocking in the bosom of the public.