Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Someday My Prince Will Come

I went to the Coachella Festival in 2003 and 2004, and except for the 100-degree-plus heat and the blistering sun, I adored it - well-run, a beautiful setting and incredible music in every genre.

And I have long thought that Prince is one of the greatest musical artists of the past 50 years. I saw him on the Purple Rain tour, and every moment was memorable.

So to hear that he was playing the festival made me consider grabbing my SPF 60 and heading to Indio. To read the Times review made me sorry I hadn't.

Then I saw this video on Idolator of his version of Radiohead's stunning song "Creep" (idiosyncratically adjusted lyrically by his Purpleness to avoid self-deprecation) and would have kicked myself, but I had temporarily abandoned delicate footwear for Frye boots because it was raining unmercifully, and was afraid I might do some damage.

UPDATE: The video below has been removed. Prince takes his copyrights very seriously.

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