Wednesday, April 07, 2004
The flower pictured here is a Purple Prince zinnia
Prince - "No Black Motherfuckers in the House (Live)"
Generally, I don't care much for Prince's jam session stuff but this is masterful and very funny.
A terrific goof with Prince fronting a redneck persona, "In the House" reminds me of "Bob George".
The ending is insane: after chanting "black motherfuckers" for three minutes, he finishes with the band shouting "stop racism now"? Gwuh?
Prince's official home on the internet is also the place to DL his new CD, Musicology.
The doors closed in 1996, but the Paisley Park website is still open.
An artist with as complex and as booted a catalog as Prince has is a natural for otaku culture, as witnessed by this Japanese Prince site.
Note the Minneapolis/Tokyo comparative clocks.
Prince - "There's Others Here With Us"
From Prince's unreleased "Dream Factory" album; old enough that this was recorded with the Revolution.
A creepy synthesizer heavy rarity with one foot in Ghostbusters and the other in Thriller.
Sorry about the sound quality. Lord knows I could use a better copy, hint hint.
The Housequake discussion board
The Rolling Stone site
2 Nigs United 4 Web Dominion is an unlikely blend of journalism and satire, rare in that Prince fans very often take themselves and their idol a little too seriously.
Prince - "Violet the Organ Grinder"
One of something like thirteen or fourteen Prince released "Gett Off" remixes; son put out TWO maxi-cd's when the single dropped.
Less an improvement on the original than an entirely different song, "Violet" is a commitment in a weirder, oilier direction that (typically for Prince) keeps on going come hell or high water.
Priceless lyrical silliness throughout:
"I can deal with a sucker if he's in your mouth, but I can't deal with insincere"?
Purchase the "Gett Off" single from Amazon
Prince - "She Spoke 2 Me"
Prince broke his old name out of storage at the special request of Spike Lee for the "Girl 6" soundtrack, but even his funky aura couldn't save that turkey.
Insult to indignity, the soundtrack was also a bomb. Selling (according to Hammer's Prince Page) less than 100,000 copies to "Purple Rain's" thirteen million plus, "Girl 6" is unjustly written off as one of Prince's trash albums ("Chaos and Disorder", anyone?) but it just ain't so.
"Girl 6" has the first single disc release of a number of important B Sides ("Erotic City"-"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"-"Pink Cashmere"), reissues of some superduper classics ("Girls and Boys"-"Adore"-"The Cross"), a few Prince produced side project rarities and two or three EXCELLENT new tracks: "Girl 6", "Don't Talk 2 Strangers" and "She Spoke 2 Me".
Though not groundbreaking stuff and probably just for fans, "Girl 6" is like getting a Prince mix CD made by the man himself.
Buy "Girl 6" from Amazon
Madhouse Music offers rare Prince merchandise for sale.
A page about Prince's guitars and playing style
clicky: new blogroll
Negatendo is another clickariffic wonderworld.
Milkplus offers excellent discussion on film of all types.
Kieron Gillen is a recommended read, intelligent and well written.
State offers gaming journalism for grownups.
Bored Athenians offers an easy way to track the elusive Georgian college demographic.
Learning to Love You More is the best idea ever: open challenges to net denizens to perform an act ("take a picture of the sun", "make a video of someone dancing" "write your life story in less than a day") and then post the outcome online.
Teddybearhuggable. I wanna make the sitemaster a cupcake with frosting.
Viral Marketing Blog keeps you abreast of the latest in high concept advertising.
clicky: The Mario Files
Itsa Him! Maaario!
Maestro! Music please!
Super Mario Blitz makes my eyes bleed. "It's a selecta!"
Super Mario Rampage is just WRONG and yet I can't stop shooting Bobombs. Anyway, the end music is so soothing...
Ali vs. Frazer. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Mario vs. Sonic.
Smack muh beeyatch up, WHOA!
The Ron Jeremy/Mario connection revealed at last.
Super Console Wars
Defining "too much time on your hands". Not that I have room to talk, but JEEZ.
Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom: one and two.
Super Mario Reloaded
Scene by scene remake. The movie sucked. This is awesome.
Credit where credit is due: all of these links cribbed from Milk and Cookies; they're also the folks that turned me on to Dave Elsewhere. Go check 'em out.
Just finished watching the NBA on TNT where they showed a side by side of Gollum and Sam Cassell and that shit was ON POINT.
Don't get me wrong, I love Sam and I hope the TWolves go deep this year; but that cat looks like GOLLUM, ya'll.
Based on the last twelve hits, I'm assuming this blog is being discussed in Filepile; but as one of the great unwashed, I can't get in.
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