Great article in The New York Post — “Princeâ€™s 1st tour stop is London singerâ€™s livingÂ room“ — Shows the guy is not merely an outstanding artist but also uniquely thoughtful on issues ranging from anti-piracy lawsuits to theÂ real “point” of being a musician – a few highlights (but please read the rest . . .)
- â€œ’Nobody sues fans,’ he said. ‘Itâ€™s just a poor way to phrase it. A bootlegger is a bootlegger, a scalper is a scalper. They know what time it is . . . Just sharing music with each other â€” thatâ€™s cool,’ he said. ‘Itâ€™s the selling that becomes the problem.'”
- “Prince and the band showed off its funk-laced, punk-edged sound in an unannounced late-night set at the Electric Ballroom, a landmark venue in north Londonâ€™s music heartland of Camden. He said heâ€™d be back at the club on Wednesday â€” â€œA lot earlier and a lot funkier. . . The trip to London, he said, is â€œopen-ended . . . Weâ€™re going to be here until people donâ€™t want to hear us anymore.'” [Note: not the “living room” mentioned in the headline – which, incidentally, is yet MORE proof Prince really does just enjoy PLAYING GREAT MUSIC at least as much as being a star]
As far as I’m concerned, may the funk get “funkier” for MANY years to come.