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Old School Fridays: Prince!

10 October 2008 6 Comments

Yeah that’s right, I called him Prince and not “The Artist,” because he really got on my nerves today. As much as I’m inclined to blame the person who chose such an impossible theme for this week’s OSF, the real issue is that Prince and his team of interweb minions have blocked, deleted, or muted the volume on every video having any association with Prince. Rest assured that even the choice I made, Chaka Khan singing “I Feel For You,” which was originally written and performed by Prince, will be pulled down in no time. Perhaps it’s just as well; I went to a free Chaka Khan concert a few weeks ago that didn’t merit a post of it’s own and I’ve been meaning to comment. Free is my favorite price and you know I simply had to see that hair in person, but she only hit about 50% of the notes in the show. She’s had quite the life (drug addiction, abuse, being saved – you know, the whole diva ride) and is a little worse for wear, but she still puts on a fun show.

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  • Regina said:

    I love Chaka Khan! Nice twist on the theme!

  • MrsGrapevine said:

    Chaka Khan sounds great on the CD, but lately she sounds quite different in person…

    Please don’t send your Palin McCain mob this way, I didn’t pick the theme, I just posted it…

  • MsMarvalus said:

    And I didn’t pick the theme either…don’t look at me.

    Love the Chaka!

  • ShAé - ShAé said:

    The Artist? Oh please no one calls him that anymore anyway so you’re good with calling him Prince.

    This theme seemed to irk some people but I had fun with it. Yeah Prince is a control freak but he’s the only one who can get away with this -ish.


  • jazzfan360 said:

    Chaka’s CD she did last year was REALLY fabulous, a great throwback…but live these days, yeah, there’s……a whole lot to be desired. Dunno when it happened exactly, ’cause I’ve heard live stuff from her done in the late ’90s/early 2000s that was pretty damn good…I dunno. Anyway, I learned something new here today–didn’t know “I Feel For You” (which I heard on TV a few nights ago and have been jamming to anew since then) was Prince’s joint.

  • Don said:

    Enjoyed the video, Thembi.

    You have my 50something year old aunt over here dancing thinking she’s Chaka Khan, back in her heyday. LOL.

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