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“I don’t wear ‘em cuz I’m short, I wear ‘em cuz the women like ‘em”

(Prince to Neal Karlen, ottobre 1985)

  • Prodigy
      “If he makes it, the most atypical local star to come out of Sound 80 will be a multi-talented [18-year-old] prodigy from North Minneapolis who plays any instrument you hand him, sings with a crystal pure falsetto that would have put the young Michael Jackson to shame, and goes by the name Prince. No […]
  • Leggi Universali
    “Il y a des lois universelles auxquelles il faut obéir. Une fois que nous les connaissons, nous nous évitons bien des ennuis. Des gens qui ne manifestent pas de bonté, qui n’ont confiance et d’espoir en rien, ne vont nulle part” (Prince, to Alain Brunet, La Presse, nov. 1996)
  • Album Commerciali
        “Je sais de quoi procède un tube, je sais comment concevoir un album commercial. Pour moi, cela est relativement facile. Mais il m’importe davantage de faire ce que je veux en tant qu’artiste. Cela est beaucoup plus complexe à réaliser”. (Prince, to Alain Brunet, La Presse, nov. 1996)
  • Workaholic
        Q:“What do your friends say about you?” (Pauses to think)  A:“Err… most of my friends are in this building and I can’t say what they say. I can only say what some people have said in the past. In the past, a lot of them said I was a maniac, a workaholic. But […]
  • “Kiss. My. A**!”
            “ […] People magazine, who said, ‘We’ll put you on the cover if we can have you, your wife and your baby on it’. Now. I have been a musician for 20 years. This is the best record I’ve ever made. You know: ‘Kiss. My. A—!’ “ “What time is it […]
  • Kanga…what?!
    “Kanga…what?!” “Kangarooo!” (The Cocoa Boys)
  • Shy
          “Offstage, Prince is shy. He says he would rather listen than talk–he learns more that way. Onstage, however, he is dynamic, energetic and undeniably sexy. Just ask the teen-age girls, who make up a large part of his following”. (Jon Bream, The Minneapolis Star, 1980)
  • Truth/Lies
        “There have been a lot of things said about me, and a lot of them are wrong. There have been a lot of contradictions. I don’t mind criticism, I just don’t like lies. I feel I’ve been very honest in my work and my life, and it’s hard to tolerate people telling such […]
  • Darkness
          “I don’t believe in darkness” (Prince, to Anthony De Curtis, Rolling Stone, Nov 1996)  
  • “Mix Harmonies”
    “I basically learned with two tape recorders, two cassette recorders. That taught me how to mix harmonies and run harmonies together, to play along with myself”. (Prince, 06/1981)
  • Heels
    “I don’t wear ‘em cuz I’m short, I wear ‘em cuz the women like ‘em” (Prince to Neal Karlen, ottobre 1985)
  • Matrimonio
    “I get pretty noisy, pretty rambuctious, sometimes: Mayte makes me mellow”.(Prince, genn. 1997)
  • # Eye Love U, but Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore
    “I even like hearing him clearing his throat preparing to take us up high”. (commento di DJ su YouTube, sotto il video di questa canzone) “His life story comes from his music, I fell U, Prince!” (commento di Patricia su YouTube) Una intensa, triste canzone sulla fine di un amore. OCA: “The song off the […]
  • #17 Glam Slam
    “I hated Lovesexy when it first came out in the spring of 1988. Following the tremendous Sign O the Times, I thought Lovesexy was a big disappointment and was too quirky for my taste. But, as a stand-alone album, this CD is a fine effort that has its strokes of brilliance. Yes, there’s the Top […]
  • #16 Dinner With Delores
    “Only Prince could use ‘brontosaurus’ in a lyric line and make it sound like it belongs there!” (commento di Lifelinz, postato su YouTube) “I like how Prince can use a crazy situation into such a beautiful song”. (commento di David, sempre su YouTube)       Certo.  Chaos And Disorder non è stato forse né […]
  • #15 The Love We Make
    “Prince touches my spirit in so many of his precious songs! Love you forever, my brother in Christ! On this Sunday evening! Thank you our Jesus! I love you so much! Amen!” (commento postato da Anita, sotto un video che propone un live di questo brano, su YouTube)     Chi vede solo il lato […]
  • #14 Endorphinmachine
        “No one screams like Prince”     (commento di un fan, sotto il video di questo brano presente su You Tube)   Prince durante l’esibizione a Parigi Esisteva davvero, una Endorphinmachine. Una macchina che – a piacimento – somministrava endorfine. Le somministrava al solo Prince, però. Egli l’aveva fatta realizzare sotto il suo […]
  • #13 Still Would Stand All Time
    #13 Still Would Stand All Time       Nella vita di ognuno di noi (tutti noi, geni compresi, Prince compreso) capita di prendere cantonate.  Più di una, sovente. A volte, addirittura in loop.  Le cantonate sono gli schiaffi che la vita ci dà, per farci capire qual è la lezione che ne dobbiamo trarre. […]
  • #12 Positivity
    In un mondo che vorrebbe ad ogni costo corrompere la nostra identità, la nostra anima, dobbiamo assolutamente resistere, rimanere noi stessi, evitare di svenderci. Questo, il senso dell’imperativo finale che si trova in fondo a questa canzone: “Hold on to your soul!” Un tema trasversale in tutta la produzione di Prince.  Ricorrente.  A cadenze fisse, […]
  • Eccoci qua!
    Si esce il primo luglio!
  • #11 Eye Wish U Heaven
    La parte più struggente di questo video, che parla d’amore e di cose belle, è quella Blue (Angel) Cloud (la chitarra custom di Prince) che fila dritta nell’aria accarezzata dalle sue mani, quasi verso la fine. Sembra una metafora di ciò che è accaduto dopo la sua morte. Quella chitarra è stata infatti venduta all’asta. […]

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