Don’t worry. I won’t hurt you.
But this song might.
I bought Prince’s “1999” on a whim from a local record store because it was only $6, and why not. Plus, there was a very obvious penis sketched on the cover, and it was purple. Those are clear selling points when I’m purchasing albums.
After listening to this album about 5 or 6 times at home, I caved and created a Prince playlist on Spotify and have been listening to it ad nausem — no pun intended, because the lyrics are mostly raunchy, and cheesy at best. Then I went a little crazy (LET’S GO CRAZY!) and made playlists for others that were part of the Minneapolis Sound in the ’80s (The Time, Morris Day, Morris Day and the Time … lol). But … nothing compares 2 … Prince. In case you’re wondering, no, I haven’t bought a love symbol necklace, t-shirt, or had it tattooed on me anywhere — yet.
I’m not apologizing for my love of The Purple One. It’s not quite as unabashed as my love for The Gloved One (as in Prince doesn’t have his own section on my blog — yet). But it’s there. And Prince is still alive, so I could conceivably see him perform.
Also, Prince is a huge freak about copyright law (I knew I liked this guy!), so there are no videos of him performing 1999 live that exist on YouTube — only this lame track-over-photo version I’ve given you here.
However, this photo of Prince naked on his bed painting with a set of watercolors (which is part of 1999’s album art) DOES exist online. You are very welcome. I wonder what he was going to paint … maybe it was the crystal clear waters of Lake Minnetonka.
And there you have it. My current “no apologies” track. By the way, The Current spins a “no apologies” track every weekday at 4 PM, and I obviously pilfered this idea from them.
What is your current “no apologies” track?