Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Dangerous Minds just had a great post about Prince's 2013 appearance on New Girl.  If you haven't seen the episode, they'll be rerunning it tonight on Fox at 8:00.  Prince is hilarious in the episode, so throw your mixed feelings about Zooey Deschanel aside and check it out.

The story of the episode is that Jess (Deschanel) and her friend CeeCee get invited to a party at Prince's house.  Her roommates spend much of the episode also trying to get in.  To make the party feel authentic, Prince sent the producers a playlist of songs that he would actually play at one of his parties.  You can hardly blame him for wanting make sure his taste in music was presented correctly, right?

The producers put together a Spotify playlist with the songs from his list.  It's solids stuff.  The Staples Singers, Shuggie Otis, Bootsy Collins... I could list them all, but maybe you should CLICK HERE to listen!

Wax Poetics is a great magazine to read if you want to learn more about jazz, funk, soul, hip hop... basically it's a great magazine to read to learn about MUSIC.  In 2012 they turned 10, and for their anniversary they devoted much of the issue to Prince.  The articles are great, and they really get into all aspects of his career, and the interviews with people that worked with him through his entire career.  It's a great read.

One thing that's pretty cool about Wax Poetics is that they create mix tapes for their issues that highlight the themes and musicians in the magazine.  The one for issue 50 is GREAT.  It's all Prince, with rare collaborations and lots of 80s Minneapolis sound.  There's also some incredible live Prince thrown in for good measure.  This is a hot mix, and you should probably listen to it immediately.  It's also NSFW!  We're talking classic old school, swearing, raunchy Prince.

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