Happy Yesterday Birthday, Prince!

8 Jun

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: 

 

http://youtu.be/nhAK_ediox4

 

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:

 

http://youtu.be/v1gO_kAYAXI

 

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.
http://youtu.be/OjLG92qXfSg

 

See, Prince excels in everything he does.   Long live, Prince!

 

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