Having a great Prince week here on the Jacke blog. This is extraordinary:
What a man – although as I say in the podcast, it was sometimes a little hard to think of him as a person. He was so gifted, and such a star, that he seemed to belong to some ethereal realm all of his own, like a spirit or an angel. This video, where we see his playful, knowing connection with his audience, helps us see the human side of him.
So was a lyric like “We went riding down by old man Johnson’s farm” high camp? A nostalgic recollection? A dig at Bruce Springsteen’s unironic Americana? A little of all of the above?
Ah, who cares. It’s Prince! It’s just Prince! That’s it! That’s enough!
Listen to the History of Literature Podcast:
Episode 42 – The Life and Lyrics of Prince
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