So Prince joins them. I was late for Prince. When he was a breakout artist, I was deaf. Listening to Brand X or some other white jazz dead end. I just thought he was a precocious child like Kate Bush who would find his niche and cash his checks

Only now I get to read about his musical tastes.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/feb/25/prince-black-people-dont-get-second-chances

When my dumbass band made its only recording, our engineer suggested “sexy motherfucker” as a template for the mix. I didn’t know what he was talking about until he played the cut. When you hear his stuff in the context of the studio, it becomes plain.

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