Music icon Prince sure has a sense of humor. Along with a musical message to The Time/Original 7ven's Terry Lewis, he sent the video above. This video is too funny. "Thumbs up for rock & roll?" all right then.
When we first saw this video, I was like Waa?.... but by the end, it had us laughing.
Not only was this sent to Terry Lewis but also Paul Peterson aka St. Paul who was in the Prince band, The Family, who now call themselves FDeluxe.
We chatted briefly with Paul about things and will have some very cool stuff coming your way soon, including that new rehearsal jam that PRINCE sent his and our way. Seriously, we cannot wait to give it to you. Sometime this week, we promise!!!!!
Speaking of opening acts, we have heard of some other possible opening acts for dates on the tour;
Delilah and Janelle Monae just MIGHT be in the purple live experience.
What did U think of the video message?
Who do you want to open for PRINCE?
What did Terry Lewis think?
2 be continued and answered......sooner than U think!-DocFB
"Nothing Compares 2 u" was written by Prince. It was given for a group he was working with he named "The Family" in the 80's. (More on them on the site soon.) Sinead O'Conner covered the song in early 1990 and released a powerful video to accompany her strong vocals.
Prince won songwriter of the year for 1990 in a Rolling Stone poll for the song. Steven Fargnoli, who managed Prince from the late 70's til 1989 suggested to his new client Sinead to cover the song. The song would catapult Sinead to super-stardom, something that she was not comfortable with.
Prince still performs the song, mostly as a duet. I did hear him sing it solo one time and it was epic. Perhaps the song is too personal for him to perform alone?
There are stories that Prince and Sinead has words about her covering the song that Sinead has verified over the years.
Regardless, here is my grandmother's all-time favorite song and the number 2 video according to an MTV poll, "Nothing Compares 2 U" covered by Sinead O'Conner.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Hunt Down The Family's Version. A Pop Classic. St. Paul, Where U At?