I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Prince on Lopez Tonight, Part Two

A very thoughtful interview with Prince. You can watch Part One here.

Why did Prince choose George Lopez? Does George Lopez's show represent "all people," ie. people of various races, religions, genders, sexuality, classes, etc., better than other late night shows?

Prince doesn't say artichoke. Prince says funk.

Is Ticketmaster (slavery reference noted) responsible for high concert prices? Does the blame rest squarely on the shoulder of Ticketmaster? Why wouldn't everyone charge $25 for a concert ticket?

Is Prince part Latino?

Does the internet only help the peolpe who sell the music? Do we value music less when we get it for free?

Does covering mean that your version (the original) no longer exists? What is the Compulsory License Law and how does it work? Who benefits? Should we get rid of this law and how can we do it? Should there only be one version of each song?

No, Prince. There are several versions of Law and Order. Bad example.

Prince does not want to take credit for our texting language. Texting language is officially our own artichoke fault.

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