This episode, it’s 2 Zacks United 4 Prince Conference (sorry) as your usual host, Zach Hoskins, talks to Zack Stiegler, Associate Professor in Communications Media Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As in my last episode with Jane Clare Jones, we’re here to talk about Zack’s time at the University of Salford’s interdisciplinary Prince conference back in May; but we also touch upon a lot of other interesting subjects, including Prince’s ever-shifting attitudes toward the Internet, his racial consciousness, and the subtle (/sometimes not-so-subtle) current of Afrofuturism in his work.
Again, I’ll be posting more of these conversations in the weeks to come–already have another one in the can, in fact!–and would love to speak to anyone else who attended the conference and wants to chat. If you enjoyed this and would like to hear more, remember to subscribe and (if you want!) review the podcast on any of the major services: iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. I’ll also be adding the episode to Mixcloud, but frankly I’m not always as good at doing that in a timely fashion. See you again soon!
00:14:58 “Face Down” (from Emancipation)
00:22:01 “Uh Huh” (1991 Recording)
00:25:00 “The War”
00:27:26 Zaheer Ali’s Paper, “Slave 2 the System: Prince & the Black Radical Tradition”
00:39:07 Hopefully You Can Still Listen to “The War” on YouTube
00:39:43 “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron (from Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, 1970)
00:40:58 “The War”
00:49:50 “The War”
00:52:46 The Artist’s Acceptance Speech for the Yahoo Internet Life Award, 1999
00:55:09 The Message on the Back Cover of “The War” Promo CDs
00:57:03 “The War”
01:09:36 Follow Zack (Stiegler) on Twitter
01:09:44 “Emale” (from Emancipation)