(Featured Image: Cover art for Minneapolis Reign: A Guide to Prince’s Hometown by Stuart Willoughby.)

As listeners are no doubt aware, next week will be a big one for Prince fans in Minneapolis: Monday through Wednesday is Prince from Minneapolis, the second-ever (and first in the States) academic symposium devoted to papers about Prince; then, from Thursday to Sunday, Paisley Park will open its doors for its second annual posthumous Celebration event. I will be there for both, so I thought now was the perfect opportunity to talk to Stuart Willoughby, whose book Minneapolis Reign: A Guide to Prince’s Hometown documented his own trip to last year’s Celebration 2017. Stuart and I had a really fun conversation, which will hopefully give everyone else out there planning their own pilgrimages some pointers about where to go and what to do in Prince’s hometown.

As always, remember to subscribe to the d / m / s / r podcast on your service of choice (iTunesStitcher, or Google Play), and to leave us a review if the spirit moves you. I look forward to meeting some of you in Minneapolis next week!

00:00:00   “Calhoun Square” (1993 Recording, available on Crystal Ball)

00:04:12   “1999” (from 1999, 1982)

00:08:28   “Cream” (from Diamonds and Pearls, 1991)

00:13:07   “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1991 Recording, available on Prince 4Ever)

00:30:23   “Paisley Park” (from Around the World in a Day, 1985)

00:34:48   Rudolph’s Bar-B-Que

00:44:23   “All the Critics Love U in London” (Live at indigO2, London, 2007)

00:45:09   My Name is Prince Exhibition (Now in Amsterdam)

00:50:28   David Bowie Is Exhibition

00:52:03   Buy Stuart’s Book on Amazon

00:54:11   “Rock ‘N’ Roll is Alive! (And It Lives in Minneapolis)” (1995 B-Side)

00:56:41   Snax on d / m / s / r

00:56:50   Contribute to Snax’s Pledge Music Drive!

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