May 9, 2004

"Suddenly, liking Prince doesn't feel like such a chore."

A nice cover story in Rolling Stone about Prince. Here's a bit that struck me, just Prince talking about the saxophone player:
"I had an epiphany last night ... I was offstage, listening to Michael Phillips take his solo ... I was thinking, 'Wow, listen to those people responding, and all he's doing is playing a saxophone.' They can feel that what he's doing is real. So many shows now, they have pyrotechnics, pre-taped vocals and musical parts, and it's so dead. But here's one man breathing into an instrument, and the whole room feels alive. It made me want to rise up to that level when I came back onstage."

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