June 7, 2010
Happy Birthday, O Purple One
Today is Prince's 52nd Birthday.
I have resigned myself to the fact that he will never really make a comeback or even properly revisit his old work. That's life: u don't get what u want.
There was a time when every move Prince made was anticipated as a world event. Each album release was greeted with excitement and a knowledge that he would take you to a new place he (and you) hadn't been before. Now we've had more years of bad Prince albums than good, his last two being generally quite shiteous. Rumors of a new album (Androgynine?) abound and, as the sky is blue, I will anticipate something good and be let down once again. Like Courtney Love, Prince is his own undoing.
Here is a list of my Prince favorites and here is a post I did in March about Kevin Smith's hilarious hero-busting experience working with the little purple maestro.