All of his interviews and live shows have been airing on television and I watched the most interesting show about how Prince battled the MUSIC INDUSTRY to change the working conditions for all record label SLAVE laborers.
“SLAVE TRADE: HOW PRINCE RE-MADE THE MUSIC BUSINESS” on AXS-TV
Prince foresaw in 1987 that downloadable music would replace vinyl and CD’s – a thing that didn’t happen until January 2001, when Apple opened iTunes. That’s why he fought so hard to own his own masters. Smart guy. Genius.
I saw a billboard that a local cinema was showing “Purple Rain” on the big screen for 4 nights only and I made a determination to go on my night off. I wasn’t feeling well so I almost didn’t make it, but I knew it was a once-in-a-purple-moon opportunity so I got myself dressed and went out like a “normal person” instead of the recluse that I am.
First, the outfit:
Layer One: black long-sleeved tee and black leggings (Old Navy), tznius.
Layer Two: 1984-style BLACK LACE dress from TORRID -sizes 12 to 28.
Layer Four: Shoes. SAS Maria hand-lashed, hand-stitched, full-grain leather shoes from San Antonio, Texas.
Layer Five: Vintage French-made faux fur jacket, brown mink.
Next, the venue: Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville, Illinois. The best thing I can say about Hollywood Palms is they serve alcohol. I got an entire pitcher of Chambord margaritas for $14.60. There was a technical problem, however, in that Municipal Law forbids the selling of pitchers to individuals so I told the bartender that “my party was arriving shortly” and I asked some random person to be my second so I could purchase the alcohol. It was 7 full glasses and I shared it wholeheartedly. They also serve full dinners during the movies, which is not good if you are a serious film watcher, like I am. Do you stay for the credits? Then I like your style (:
The show started and the audience went wild! People were screaming and cheering. It was really fun. And then there was Morris Day, and then Appollonia. She was so friggin hot in 1984.
“You need to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.”
The plot was still cutting edge in its’ portrayal of domestic violence and how it affects the kids. Wow, bitter stuff. For the final musical numbers, the audience members took out their smartphones to use as lighters. Truly, Prince would have been moved by the outpouring of love. I’m so glad that I took part in the celebration of his talent.
xoxo, Rivka Poorkitteh
Soundtrack from “Purple Rain” imdb
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