Prince reportedly donated the proceeds from a recent concert to help a high school jazz band reach a competition in New York City. That is awesome! Posted by KCOOLMUZIQ in Prince: Music and More (52 comments)
Prince will be appearing at the Skanderborg "Smukfest" Festival on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013. The Smukfest Festival runs from August 7 - 11, 2013. Click for deets. Posted by lenis in Concerts (63 comments)
A new website has opened with new music!!! First tracks available to purchase and download include a new song, 'Breakfast Can Wait', and a remix of 'Screwdriver'. Posted by SirLancelot in Past, Present, Future sites (626 comments)
“When Doves Cry takes the cake, not because it's the most obvious choice, but because it's his best composed, arranged, and performed. To this day, there isn't anything that sounds like it. It carries this bizarre, smooth, glassy atmosphere since the bubblegum keyboards are there to accompany such a serious, mature overall sound. You're not quite sure how you're supposed to feel listening to it.
All the little intricate bits and pieces in the track; the main keyboard riff, the adroit guitarwork, the ethereal overdubbing, even the lack of a bassline, work together and gel seamlessly for a totally complete listening experience. It isn't an epic like 3 Chains 'o' Gold, nor a talent show like Computer Blue, it's just an endlessly enjoyable, accessible tune, no matter what instrument it's played on.”—Alguy, 6/10 in the forums
“You are right. I can get so caught up in my frustrations with his flaws that I forget to express the gratitude that I feel for all the great songs that he has recorded.
More than the music I am very, very grateful that Prince has been a fine example of what is possible when you trust your gut and stick to being you. Personally, I have never been one to enjoy sticking out and being different. Despite a life lived, on my part, trying to fit in I still get called eccentric anyway.
Had I embraced my own uniqueness years ago who knows where I would be right now?”—Deadflow3r, 6/10 in the forums
“I think at 42 all of my observations of most things are influenced by my experience and i am very mindful to be careful of sounding like a grouchy old guy. My kids (22,25) have no problem reminding me.
When it comes to Prince's recent output i feel that my response is rooted in where i am, i dont expect urgency nor innovation but i do reserve the right to ignore shit i dont find interesting. I love that he's matured image wise because it would be sad to pitty him for becoming a clown. I honestly dont value what he's recording now but i still feel proud that he's wildly successful as a live act and adjusting wonderfully to being the Icon he is.
If younger people are drawn to his newer work fine, but dont you think its disingenuis to act as if the current musical chapters are comparable to say 1980-1988?. I started listening to JB in high school, too young to know the real JB of the late 60's and early 70's. Back then i knew "Soul Power" was the shit and "Living in America" wasnt. You do know that right?, you do see a distinction between Dirty Mind and Musicology right? you can admit this without making it about us right?.”—dreamshaman32, 6/10 in the forums
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