On Episode 42 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Josh Norman from The Mountains & the Sea podcast joins me discuss the lyrics (and delivery!) of melancholy, sparse and emotionally fraught track, “Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)” from Prince’s 5th album, 1999. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/11/24/prince-lyrics-podcast-something-in-the-water-does-not-compute-2/ "You think you're special? Well, so do I." Prince’s … Continue reading Episode 42: Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)
Month: May 2021
Episode 41: Automatic
On Episode 41 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I am joined by first-time podcast guest Farooq Ansari to discuss the cold, robotic funk of "Automatic" from Prince's 5th album, 1999. Is Prince descending into madness over his inability to shake off a bad relationship? What does the ending mean? Of course, we … Continue reading Episode 41: Automatic
Episode 40: D.M.S.R.
On Episode 40 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Christy Norman from The Mountains & the Sea and Killer Fun podcasts joins me discuss the straightforward (dance! music! sex! romance!) and arcane (Who is Jamie Starr? Why is there a woman crying for help?) in the epic party that is "D.M.S.R." from Prince's … Continue reading Episode 40: D.M.S.R.
Episode 39: Let’s Pretend We’re Married
On Episode 39 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Erica Thompson (APurpleDayInDecember.com) joins me to break down the at times equally traditional, profane & religious (?!?!) "Let's Pretend We're Married" off Prince's 1999 album. I also bring back Jerry Bonner to share a story about how he was blown away by the utterly … Continue reading Episode 39: Let’s Pretend We’re Married
Episode 38: Delirious
On Episode 38 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner (@JBonner71) and I take "Delirious" out for a little ride, up and down, in and out around it's lake. Prince's rockabilly style combined with the ear-worm synth hook of the year is on full display for this top 10 track off the … Continue reading Episode 38: Delirious
Episode 37: Little Red Corvette
On Episode 37 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, fellow blogger Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to chat about one of the most significant songs of Prince's career, the enduring and flat out phenomenal "Little Red Corvette" from the 1999 album. https://press-rewind.blubrry.net/2019/10/01/prince-lyrics-podcast-little-red-corvette/ "But it was Saturday night, I guess that makes it all right." … Continue reading Episode 37: Little Red Corvette
Episode 36: 1999
On Episode 36 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I work through the lyrics to Prince's massive hit single, "1999" off his equally massive double album of the same name. Have we learned anything from a song about fear of annihilation in the nearly 40 years since it's recording? Not really….we could still … Continue reading Episode 36: 1999