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BartVanHemelen

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Alan Light discusses his interactions with Prince

From http://www.startribune.co...512421852/ :

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Q: How many hoops did Prince make you jump through for interviews?

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A: You can't count those hoops. That first interview, the Vibe cover in 1994 — it was at least a year-and-a-half process. Repeated meetings and conversations and I'm not allowed to record, not allowed to take notes. I'm running into the bathroom and scribbling on my cuffs, in case this turns out to be something.

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It was when "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" was a hit single, the first experiment outside of Warner Brothers, then he [decided]: "Now I've got something to promote. Now we can call it an interview."

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[Before that] I don't know what you would call it. Testing? Flirting? But if he calls and says, "Come hang out at sound check," even if we don't end up doing a story, I'll still take that trip.

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Q: What are your five favorite songs?

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A: I hate questions like that. Albums I can do. Five favorite albums. More Minnesota: Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" is my favorite album of all time. "Sign o' the Times" is my favorite Prince album, Beatles "Revolver," Public Enemy "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back." What No. 5 goes on that list today? Joni Mitchell "Blue."

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BTW the first part of the interview -- http://www.startribune.co...512260012/ -- was almost exclusively about Prince.

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Reply #1 posted 07/09/19 1:23pm

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This got moved to "Art, Podcasts, & Fan Content". Despite this being neither of these things. Gotta love the Org admins.

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[Edited 7/9/19 13:24pm]

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BartVanHemelen said:

This got moved to "Art, Podcasts, & Fan Content". Despite this being neither of these things. Gotta love the Org admins.

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[Edited 7/9/19 13:24pm]

Lol thank you for sharing this article!

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