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Prince is Homeless and Deranged

Posted on July 6, 2010 | By Robert LaFrance | No Comments

The only format that Prince is releasing his new album on

 

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you but Prince is bat-shit crazy!  In a rare interview with a UK newspaper, he had the following pearls of wisdom: 

“The Internet is completely over,” Prince told the Mirror. “I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” 

Riiiight, Mr. Symbol.  If Prince had his way, all modern technological advances would suddenly cease to exist.  So, the Internet is over like the airline industry is over.  He would prefer we travel to other regions of our expansive country via horse and buggy while panning for gold and trying to avoid being scalped by Indians.  Oh, and please make sure that you purchase his new album only on 78rpm vinyl record or reel-to-reel tape.  In order to listen to his new album ingeniously entitled “20Ten” you’ll need to scour ebay for a Gramaphone player or a rare Tascam tape player like the one picture here.  Better yet, you could always rev up your Model T and meet him in Minneapolis to hear him strum his lyre live. 

Or maybe the poor economy is effecting even Prince!  I understand he has demolished his lavish houses, so maybe he is just posturing for a big record company advance so he can move out of his purple car.  Someone should clue him in that dramatically limiting the distribution of your album by eliminating all electronic methods (the only way “the kids” buy music these days) will probably not make the most financial sense.  I’ll volunteer…. “Prince, gimme a call, we need to have a word or two about you’re career (or what’s left of it)!” 

Read the full article on Billboard Magazine’s site here.

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