Remembering Prince

Two years ago today, we lost Prince.

The New Yorker’s piece from two years ago is still one of the best “memorials”:

Miles Davis, in his autobiography, compared Prince to Duke Ellington; one might be tempted to add Miles himself to that comparison. When we discuss artists so transcendently brilliant and impossibly prolific, their rarities and deep cuts offer profundities that dwarf the entire catalogues of lesser musicians.

“If you decide to take a quick ride on a motorcycle or eat nothing but candy for a week, your friends aren’t going to say anything—but try eating a little different, and everyone will be on your dick.” — Penn Jillette, Presto!


“I’m like a breakup he can’t get over.” —James Comey on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 4/17/2018.


No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Death


Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a press conference on Thursday that Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, and that charges won’t be filed in the investigation into the musician’s death.

🎶Listening to “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Prince from the album The Gold Experience. #prince #music


🎵 Listening to Booty Time by Disco Express (from the motion picture The Adventures of Ford Fairlane). “Unbelievable! I didn’t think anything could cheer me up tonight, Lieutenant, but that… brilliant performance!!!”


It always cracks me up to see Iron Man wearing his Black Sabbath t-shirt!


As Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers & Lawyers Cash in on Estate


As the second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, his heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it.

The long saga to settle the estate provides a cautionary tale about dying without a will, as Prince did when he died of an accidental opioid overdose at his suburban Minneapolis studio on April 21, 2016, and the heirs can’t quit squabbling. (emphasis added)

This is truly sad.

Of course, for the bankers and lawyers, there’s no incentive to “hurry things up” or “settle the estate,” because there’s no money in moving things along! The real money is in the administration of the estate. The heirs may not have seen one red cent, but you better believe the bankers and lawyers have been collecting their fees for nearly two years…

This is truly sad: As Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers & Lawyers Cash in on Estate…


“Long before the age of digital cameras and selfies, Kodachrome was the gold standard of color photography, bringing the world from black and white into lush and vibrant color.”…