Tag: jesse johnson

  • Headbangers Book Club: Morris Day’s On Time (Part 2)

    Headbangers Book Club: Morris Day’s On Time (Part 2)

    It’s #jhericurljune in July! After a brief delay due to COVID- and car theft-related trauma, we’re finally back with Part 2 of our deep dive on Morris Day‘s 2019 memoir On Time: A Princely Life in Funk!

  • Jheri Curl June: Prince’s “Jungle Love”

    Jheri Curl June: Prince’s “Jungle Love”

    We’ve talked a fair amount about Prince, who would have turned 63 today, as one of the architects of the genre we call Jheri Curl Music: Most notably in our very first Jheri Curl June Special back in 2014, but also in various JCJ entries and profiles on his former colleagues (Sheila E, the Time,…

  • The Return of Jheri Curl June: Best Curls in the World

    The Return of Jheri Curl June: Best Curls in the World

    So, let’s begin with the elephant in the room. As you might recall, last year the month of June began mere days after the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which made the idea of a semi-irreverent celebration of dated Black music and hairstyles by two privileged White people feel… tone-deaf, to say the…

  • Jheri Curl June Special: André Cymone

    Jheri Curl June Special: André Cymone

    It’s a poetic fluke of the cosmos that so many Jheri Curl Music innovators’ birthdays fall in June, the genre’s holiest month. So far, we’ve highlighted Prince (June 7), Jimmy Jam (June 6), L.A. Reid (also June 7), and Jesse Johnson (June 1)–as well as Michael Jackson, who passed away on June 25, 2009. Now, on…

  • Podcast: Jheri Curl June 2K18

    Podcast: Jheri Curl June 2K18

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | RSSThis year marks our fifth annual Jheri Curl June, and we’re going to make it a thing or die trying. Join us as we define the Jheri Curl Music genre and share our picks for the…

  • The Prince Issue Podcast with Guest Erika Peterson

    The Prince Issue Podcast with Guest Erika Peterson

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | RSSAs you may have heard, we recently launched a physical magazine, the first issue of which is dedicated to eclectic art and writing inspired by the music of Prince. So, to celebrate a successful launch–and to…