Ah, Prince! He commands our complete attention, and packs so much talent into such a tiny, compact, dancing machine frame. I’ve loved him since I bought his first, self-titled album, in 1979–you know, the one with him naked, his hair long and pressed, riding a white pegasus horse. Everyone was all abuzz about this new guy who wrote, sang, and played every instrument on his own album.
I’ve danced throughout the decades to I Wanna Be Your Lover, Controversy, Pop Life, 1999, Raspberry Beret, and Musicology.
Happy Yesterday Birthday, Prince. You are a musical genius! Here is my early favorite, I Wanna Be Your Lover:
Here’s a link to the cut, Crystal Ball, that my friend, Jason, told me about–I’m not sure I even remember this–it’s very experimental:
Finally, I’m not laughing at Prince, because I never will–I’m laughing with him, in this Dave Chappelle skit: Prince vs. Charlie Murphy in Basketball.
See, Prince excels in everything he does. Long live, Prince!