I know Michael Jackson has dominated the news lately, but I've been thinking about Prince for quite a while now and thought he might deserve some publicity for a change. Just because I'm doing a post about Prince does not mean I endorse him. It is my policy to usually only endorse countries and food.
A couple months ago I was watching one of the final Episodes of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Prince was the musical performer at the end of the show. I was shocked by his appearance. He has not aged at all in the last 25 years. It appears he is either a member of the Dick Clark fountain of youth club or he a has a good surgeon. He is the same age as Madonna, but he seems to be holding up much better.
I have never owned any Prince albums so I don't really consider myself a hard core fan, but I have enjoyed many of his songs over the years. I just think he is one of the most original and versatile artists I can think of. He does his own thing. I was a little disturbed when he changed his name to the unpronounceable love symbol in the 90's. I think that is actually a great publicity stunt. Someday I may change my name to the ampersand symbol and refer to myself as &, the blogger formerly known as Chaka.
Prince is certainly one of the more eccentric, mysterious, and talented artists I can think of, but seriously what's up with him?