Tuesday, February 06, 2007


"Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar."
--Sigmund Freud

AP-UNIVERSE--What a crock. This story needs to be filed under "was this trip really necessary?" Don't they have some real news to report? Seriously, you're asking if Prince flailing-around on a stage with his guitar is something seductive and provocative? Of course it is, and it was one of the best live performances I've ever seen. The article--bylined by Jake Coyle--is competent, but check this:

A number of bloggers have decried "Malfunction!" - including Sam Anderson at New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer. Daily News television critic David Bianculli called it "a rude-looking shadow show" that "looked embarrassingly rude, crude and unfortunately placed."
(AP, 02.06.2007)

OK, who are the bloggers? Name ONE that isn't attached to a newspaper. It sure wasn't me! I loved looking at those two hot Black women, and Prince showed that he can truly tear it up on guitar! People forget this, he's one of the best R&B guitarists alive!! Man, he's even on Stevie Wonder's new album, and it's beautiful what he does on that guitar. Who cares what these dowdy twits think?

This part was ridiculous: "But Prince's halftime performance, though celebrated, came in a much different cultural environment, where even the fleeting outline of a man and his guitar could, for some, suggest shaded depravity." Whatever man, you're full-of-crap. It was beautiful. That's the word for the halftime show--a beautiful celebration of life and the human body. It was a celebration of intimacy, and for a moment I didn't have to think about this stupid war and could feel OK about being an American--if only for a moment. Seeing all those 20-something girls in the audience just loving it was beautiful. What a show, it will be legendary for how good it was. Saying Prince was "too-sexy" is like saying Duke Ellington was "too-jazzy."

AP: http://apnews.myway.com//article/20070207/D8N4I6KG0.html