As 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 get us back in podcasting mode after an unplanned six-month leave of absence–we invited Erika Peterson, a friend and contributor to the magazine, to talk about her work and the most funny/surreal moments of Celebration 2018 at Paisley Park. We also talk about Dystopian Dance Party’s ongoing beef with Questlove, and do our best to try and beat him at his own game of guessing Prince songs from their opening seconds. It doesn’t go well.
For those who still haven’t copped the magazine, we’re even offering the opportunity to get it–plus a set of rewards otherwise exclusively made available to our Kickstarter backers–just for irritating your friends with a link to this podcast! All you have to do is follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or Tumblr, and share a link to this episode with us tagged so we know you did it. Toward the end of May, we’ll choose one or two people to receive a free copy of the magazine, a sheet of custom-designed stickers, three buttons, and a poster of the cover art by Callie. None of this stuff is available anywhere else, so take advantage of this chance to get your hands on it!
Finally, if you already have the magazine–or just don’t have any friends–you can still support us by subscribing on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play, or following us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and Mixcloud. We’ll be back very soon for the fourth annual Jheri Curl June!
00:00:00 “Mr. Happy” by O(+> (from Emancipation, 1996)
00:03:48 Prince’s Lesser-Known Film Project, 2 Chainz O’ Gold
00:08:24 A Representative GIF from the “Eye Wanna Melt with U” Video, Courtesy of Erika
00:09:09 Prince Demonstrates Roller Skate Safety in the “Gangster Glam” Video, 1991
00:14:43 “New Power Generation” by Prince (from Graffiti Bridge, 1990)
00:32:52 Don’t Be Jealous that We Saw the Symbol from the “Hot Wit U” Video in Person
00:33:28 The Mirror Heart from the Sign “O” the Times Movie, 1987
00:36:15 “Partyman” by Prince (from Batman, 1989)
00:40:24 Pumpin’ the Big Moment of Silence Noise with “New Power Generation”
00:43:52 “Hide the Bone” by O(+> (from Crystal Ball, 1998)
00:51:47 Wax Poetics‘ Excellent Prince Issue
01:00:09 “Wally” by Prince (1986 Recording)
01:03:14 Sheila E Performs “A Love Bizarre” with Prince (and Wally), 1986
01:03:57 A Representative Sample of Wally Dancing in the “Mountains” Video (1986)
01:09:04 Dystopian Dance Party at Paisley Park!
01:09:33 “White Mansion” (from Emancipation)
01:10:40 Jimmy Fallon Quizzes Questlove on The Tonight Show
01:11:32 Sure, Questlove, This JUNE 2016 DJ Set of “Activator Funk” was a Total Coincidence 9_9
— T’Questlove (@questlove) June 9, 2016
01:12:09 You’re Next, Chromeo
01:23:31 Callie’s Live Tweet of Rave Un2 the Year 2000
— Yah Mo B That Bitch (@Nazzpuller) April 12, 2018
01:36:22 “The P” by Prince featuring Tevin Campbell (1992 Recording)
01:44:32 Prince by Richard Avedon, 1983
01:44:48 Check Out 9T99
01:47:11 We Love Detroit Threads
01:49:28 Erika’s Tumblr
01:49:38 Erika’s Instagram
01:52:45 The Beyond Yacht Rock Podcast
01:54:25 Our Most Dubious Achievement?
01:56:33 Dystopian Dance Party on Twitter
01:56:35 Dystopian Dance Party on Instagram
01:56:40 Dystopian Dance Party on Facebook
01:56:51 Callie’s Instagram
01:56:57 Callie’s Twitter
01:57:47 “Hot Wit U (Nasty Girl Mix)” by O(+> featuring Eve (from Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic, 2001)