Monday, October 13, 2008

Wendy? Yes, Lisa...



If you're a rabid Prince fan, you know from whence the title comes. If you're not, obviously you live under a rock and I can't fathom how you even have internet access to be reading this. Oh, come back here. I was kidding. I know he's not to everyones' taste.

I have been obsessed with Prince since 1982. For those of us who are math impaired, that's um, uh, carry the two, subtract.... oh, it's a hella long time. For the record, I was a fan long before Purple Rain. I had all of his albums. As in vinyl. See poppets, before we had these fancy ipods, there used to be these things called cassettes. Before cassettes, there were these flat, black vinyl discs that played music using a needle. I owned these vinyl discs. For one purpose. The purpose was to hang the album covers all over my bedroom. For listening, I purchased the cassettes. I couldn't play albums in my car now could I? It's all about the cool factor.

So I have Prince album art and posters all over my bedroom walls. Much to my parents dismay. Instead of liking some wholesome cutie I worship the guy who sings "jack u off" and "Do Me Baby". Here's a sample of what one was subjected to upon entering my shrine:





See Prince's hair in the bottom pic? I had a feminine version of that haircut. Oh yes, yes I did. And I rocked it. Sadly, there are no pictures from this era. I had the foresight to destroy any photographic evidence that could be used as blackmail in the future.

If you really want to get people fired up? Pose this question to some musically inclined friends:

"Who would win a guitar off between Prince and Eric Clapton?"
You think the Obama McCain debate gets heated? You ain't seen nothing yet. If you really want someones head to explode, throw Stevie Ray Vaughn in there too. And then run for cover.

Or hop in your Little Red Corvette for a ride down Alphabet Street. We'll sit Under the Cherry Moon until it starts to Purple Rain. For some Controversy, we'll party like it's 1999. (and did he call it right with that song or what? Did we all not think for sure the world was gonna end at midnight 1999? Or at least all of our computers crash, which is totally the same thing).

14 comments:

Dingo said...

I was at the book store last night and there were some current bands that released their newest albums on, well, albums. There was a disconnect for a moment as I tried to figure it all out. Why was this CD so big? Is this laserdisk? What is happening? Did I step into a time machine after getting off the escalator?

Oh, and it would be Stevie ALL THE WAY. Unless you threw Jimi Hendrix into the mix and then all bets are off.

I can hear you now. Jimi Hendrinx? What?! And to that I simply say: Chicken butt.

kittyconcerto.com said...

Whoa, you had that haircut?!?! And you don't have the pictures to prove it? Shame, for shame!

Oh, and I love Prince. Not only is he awesome, but he's also my size. Short.

Tamara said...

Nope. Still don't get the Prince thing. vinyls / LPs were the coolest. We used them way after CDs came in until my brother decided to take the record player apart and couldn't put it back together again. Brat.

CelticBuffy said...

Prince is still one of my go to guys for music that makes me happy.

Here's another one for you. . . When? Chicken hen. :P

Candy said...

Yeah, I never got on the Prince bandwagon. I just don't "get it."

He does have nice hair though.

the cubicle's backporch said...

I love Little Red Corvette. B/c baby, you're much too fast! (Now I want to hear that song- THANKS. hee hee)

kwoneshe2 said...

Okay, I must admit, I like the Purple Rain era. Saw the movie many times, had the cassettes, etc. LOL What a flashback.

Vodka Mom said...

I've decided to like you even though you like Prince. (It's your cool site...)

Being Brazen said...

LOL - i havent heard anyone talk about Prince in ages...

I used to love that 90's song of his "cream". His songs were all so full of sexual references. :)

Being Brazen said...

Ps - Where ever did you see me featured on blogger?

musicobsession said...

Craving for silence is promoting this Prince and once again I am convince that its write up for Prince deserves a KUDOS.

margie said...

absolutely, hands down, without a question, died and went to heaven, best concert i have ever been to, 55 years old and i have been hundred hundreds of concerts. love the prince.

Rare Vinyl Records said...

Oh my, people are really clamoring for vinyl discs.

Madness said...

Oh Shania .. how did I miss this post for all these weeks. Madness is big time Prince fan too!
Love you!
Madness