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Blerd Radio Episode 12: The PrinceCast (Part Two of Two)

Know what today is? It's the birth date of one of the greatest musicians to ever click-clack his high heels across a floor. Yes, we are celebrating the 55th (!) birthday of Prince Rogers Nelson with Part Two of our Prince Podcast!

Once again, Big Money is joined by the team of Mike DuquetteZack (Dr. Gonzo) Stiegler and Michael Parr, in addition to welcoming recent Popblerd recruit Michael Cunningham (AKA “ThePacketMan”) 

Picking up from where we left off (Prince's recruit of Larry Graham as an Obi Wan Kenobi-type mentor, we discuss)

-What would have happened if Prince had not followed Larry Graham, but gone with, say, Sly Stone instead?

-Possible future collaborators for Prince, including ?uestlove and D'Angelo.

-What is the best Prince album of all time? (there was no majority vote.)

-Cunningham makes a somewhat uncomfortable comment in reference to "Sister."

-Duquette takes some good-natured roasting from the whole team.

-Is Prince "pop", "soul," or some ridiculously unclassifiable genre?

-The "Prince Drones": the sexy, indistinguishable string of proteges that he is most famous for.

-Did legitimate talents like Sheila E. suffer at the "Prince Drones"' expense?

-Would you have a beer herbal tea with Prince?

-Our Prince recommendations; which include a book or two, some 12" mixes, and lots of D.M.S.R.

We hope you not only enjoy our Prince-cast, but come back for future ones!

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Music: "We All Wanna Be Prince" by Felix da Housecat.

Direct download: Princecast_Part_Two.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Blerd Radio 2013 Episode 11: The Prince-Cast, Part One

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bring you...

Part One of our Prince Podcast (AKA "The Princecast)

In this purple episode, Big Money is joined by the team of Mike Duquette, Zack (Dr. Gonzo) Stiegler and Michael Parr, in addition to welcoming recent Popblerd recruit Michael Cunningham (AKA "ThePacketMan") We're all huge Prince fans, and we yapped so much about the Purple Yoda that we had to split the podcast into two parts.

In Part One:

-"New Prince" and 3rd Eye Girl: How does Prince appeal to the kids in an age of Skrillex and Britney Spears? Will he ever have another pop hit?

-What's the story with the 22 year old manager Prince found on...MySpace? Can he really be managed to someone who wasn't born until "0----|--->" came out?

-Zack tries (in vain) to defend "Lotusfl0w3r."

-What is Prince's worst studio album?

-Prince acolytes: Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5. If they can break through, why can't the originator?

-Please please please let us get Prince remasters (but if you're tired of waiting, there's always DJ Foefur's bootleg remasters. Go Look 'em up on YouTube)

-What's Tony M. doing these days, and can he do it in 30 minutes or less?

-The "Ultimate Prince" fiasco and this awesome Popmatters article.

-Good Prince vs. Bad Prince: the Purple Piano/Sampler

-Larry Graham's influence on Prince and what caused Prince to fall under his spell.

Stay tuned for Part II, coming in about a week (quite possibly on Prince's birthday, June 7th.)

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Direct download: Princecast_Part_One.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

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