Let’s kick off the summer season with some favorite Prince-related finds. There’s been so much good stuff coming out lately, both from the Prince Estate and others who create products and content around Prince. Here’s a list of three things I’m loving lately!
Hands down, Podcast on Prince host Michael Dean is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing. He has a way of playing it cool while persistently asking just the right questions to get incredibly detailed (and juicy) stories out of his subjects. Dean’s been at the Prince podcast game for 12 years, so if you’re new to his podcast (and are a fan of The Revolution), you might start by checking out Dean’s 2020 interview with The Revolution’s bassist BrownMark. While lengthy, it’s incredibly insightful and heartbreakingly honest (and to go even further in-depth, follow it up with another thing I loved and recommend, BrownMark’s book, “My Life in the Purple Kingdom.”)
Prince’s co-star from “Graffiti Bridge,” Ingrid Chavez is a beautiful poet and musician who brings the heavens down to earth whenever she sings. She’s the co-writer, along with Lenny Kravitz, of the 1990’s Madonna smash hit, “Justify My Love.” Check out Chavez’s own version of her hit song here. Recently, she launched an online store, Snow + Ink, “for mindful home and heart,” where you can purchase handmade jewelry, light catchers and cleansing kits (one of her most popular has been the “Purple Rain Energy Cleansing” kit). I bought the purple light catcher, and highly recommend it! It radiates the most stunning purple rays of light around the room.
One of my plaintive (and admittedly selfish) wails back in 2016 when Prince passed far too young was, “Who’s going to make music for us now? Who’s going to capture our times, express our emotions, challenge our notions?”
The answer, in 2021: Prince (time traveling from 2010) will
Check out the first single, “Welcome 2 America.” I can’t wait for the full album on July 30!
Sending you all ☮️ and ?,