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Purple Rain (we are in the prime season for not having a life) [Apr. 8th, 2014|05:05 pm]
Tim Lieder
It's my busy season which means that I don't really have enough time to update livejournal and I spend most of my time on Facebook. It also means that when I write about stuff, it's usually about the things that I'm watching while I am writing these papers.

Oh yeah, Passover is in a week so cleaning my house is a priority - culminating in the big kitchen kashering on Sunday.

But until then, Purple Rain and things that I noticed this time.

- Appolonia claims that she came up to Minnesota in order to make her music career. Only she says that she came up from New Orleans. Not Sioux City. Not Fargo. New Orleans.

This guy (his name is Bobby Z. According to his Wikipedia page, Prince hired him because he wanted a white drummer in order to have a multicultural band. I'm not sure why he was also supposed to look like Prince unless Prince wanted to prove that only Prince can carry off the jerry curl + puffy shirt look.)

And I still love the fact that the happy ending involves Prince dropping his ego and singing the song that someone in his band wrote. Only because it's total bullshit since for better or worse, Prince is not letting go of his ego - or his control (which has brought us some of the best music and concerts, but some of the least professional business practices)

[User Picture]From: the_lucky_nun
2014-04-09 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the flashback! I need to sit down and watch this movie. It was really popular when I was too young to be able to handle watching it (I was 8 or 9 at the time--so maybe? that's what my parents said), but I always loved the soundtrack.
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