Sun. Oct 21st, 2018

This Is What It Sounds Like: Prince

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HOUR TWO:

The imixwhatilike! crew (Drs. Ball, Burroughs and Hate) was back in effect for this special two hour tribute to the baddest man (no longer) on the planet, his Purple Badness, Prince.  In this MusiColony tribute we brought with us DC’s own and legendary DJRBI who dug in his crates and rocked the 1s and 2s for us bringing out some gems, rare classics, jokes and more!

Dr. Burroughs’ piece on Prince

 

 

4 thoughts on “This Is What It Sounds Like: Prince

  1. The Lyrics to Prince’s ‘Colonized Mind’:

    Wanna talk about it, colonized mind

    Upload: the evolution principle
    You see a rock on the shore and say
    It’s always been there
    Download: no responsibility
    Do what you want, nobody cares

    Upload: the master race idea
    Genetically disposed to rule the world
    Download: a future full of isolated
    Full of isolated, boys and girls

    Upload: the 2 party system
    The lesser of 2 dangers, illusion of choice
    Download: their form of fascism
    Nothing really ever changes
    You never had a voice

    Listen to me one time:
    – If you look, you’re sure gonna find
    Throughout mankind’s history
    A colonized mind
    The ones in power makes law
    Under which the colonized fall
    Without God, it’s just the blind leading the blind

    Upload: a joint venture record deal
    It’s just another way another man can still sleep
    While he’s sticking you with the bill
    Download: a temporary acquisition
    Of fleeting fame and fortune
    Nothing to leave in your will, hey, hey, hey, hey
    [IMO a bit of an ironically sad ‘prophetic’ statement by Prince re himself]

    Upload: a child with no father
    Download no respect for authority
    Upload: a child with no mother
    Download a hard time showing love

    If you look, you’re sure gonna find
    Throughout mankind’s history
    A colonized mind
    The ones in power makes law
    Under which the colonized fall
    Without God it’s just the blind leading the blind

  2. I confess I’ve never heard Prince’s ‘Colonized Mind’ before. Of course the Hendrix [& IMO Ernie Isley] influence is IMO obvious. But I had to look-up what the lyrics are to ‘Colonized Mind’, & man they’re ‘deep & heavy’. My verdict: ‘Colonized Mind’ is the best, deepest & heaviest Prince Peace I’ve heard thus far- Even surpassing his likely most popular classic [& also heavily Hendrix influenced] ‘Purple Rain’.

    I’ve had certain ‘issues’ w Prince & I’m not so hot on everything I’ve heard from him, but when it comes to ‘Colonized Mind’ [& ‘Purple Rain’ too] I got to give ‘His Purple Badness’ his due props.

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