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Dystopian Listening Party Podcast: Prince, 1958-2016

Yesterday, I spent an unbelievably self-indulgent six hours on Skype with Jane Clare Jones, preparing and recording a podcast to mark the first anniversary of Prince’s death (because of our unbelievable self-indulgence, it will actually be several podcasts). The first installment of our conversation should be ready to post by Friday; but in the meantime, here’s another conversation from last year with my sister Callie, which ran on our blog Dystopian Dance Party just over a week after we heard the terrible news. In case you’re concerned–I know emotions are raw this week–it’s mostly a joyous discussion, focusing on Prince and what he means to us rather than the tragic conditions of his end. I thought now was as good a time as any to share it with a wider audience. Show notes are here, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of another recent addition to the canon of Prince literature.

2 replies on “Dystopian Listening Party Podcast: Prince, 1958-2016”

Brother and sis, love it! “Controversy” was the first song that showed me Prince was more, and recently I sent “17 Days” to my sis to commemorate him, listen to the live version. Your post is ironic because it brings to mind a childhood. Prince tried to out run his but it caught up to him as it does with all people. Maybe if he had a real ongoing connection to a family member he wouldn’t have to express dark feelings through alter egos like “Bob George” or “Camille,” maybe his demise would not have come so early. Peace and love.

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