First, I MUST recommend Steve Bissette's recollection of FantaCo's horror publication Gore Shriek. Here's Part 1 and Part 2, with more parts promised. I'm particularly interested in the future installments since they took place after I left FantaCo in November of 1988. Even if you're not into horror, it is an interesting tale about artists, editors and publishing.
Also, Librarian 2008 responds to my tag.
I did not known until recently that June is Black Music History Month. Once upon a time, there were no black people on MTV videos. Hard to believe now, but the company thought their audience would shy away if certain performers showed up. After SONY forced MTV's hand and got Michael Jackson on the network, one of the ubiquitous performers was Prince Nelson Rogers.
It's peculiar that Prince is lashing out at YouTube, eBay and The Pirate Bay, as I think those videos are keeping him in the mindset of folks. Even funnier is this story where a Mother protects YouTube clip by suing Prince.
Prince turns 50 today. At least his name is pronounceable now. Who knows how long these clips will be available?
From my two favorite Prince albums:
and Sign O' the Times
I also own Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Around the World in a Day. The Black Album, Batman, and a 2 CD greatest hits. I also have a 12-inch, 7-minute version of Let's Go Crazy.
Here's a song, like the Sinead O'Connor tune i posted on Wednesday, written by Prince:
Finally, a George Harrison tribute I remember watching at the time it first aired. His Purpleness really kicks about three minutes in:
Trivial metadata surrounding music
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