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The [Friday] Papers

The Best of Prince in the Beachwood . . .

1. Bin Dive | Prince: Chaos and Disorder.

"Sure, he was in deep hate with Warner Brothers when he delivered Chaos, but that can only make Prince just so careless. As illustrated by all the marketing schemes he's hatched since, the man is incapable of leaving strategy out of his game altogether, even when he's working on a contractual obligation. In other words, it's not that the major label system stifled Prince too much. In the case of this weird, engaging little album, I'd say it stifled him just enough, and in all the right ways."

2. The [Monday] Papers | February 4, 2008.

"In the four years since Nipplegate, the infamous wardrobe malfunction that guaranteed that MTV will never produce another Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL has played it safe with a procession of classic-rock heroes: Paul McCartney (2005), the Rolling Stones (2006) and Prince (2007)," Jim DeRogatis writes in his review of Tom Petty's performance on Sunday.

Likewise, Greg Kot writes: "Then came Nipplegate, the infamous Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake 'wardrobe malfunction' at halftime of the 2004 game. The NFL is all about charging fans big money to watch oversized men in armor smash in each other's brains, but show a little skin and the league caretakers turn into moral crusaders.

"As a result, the NFL tightened up its halftime editing policies with the TV networks and vowed to censor any unsanctioned language or choreography. They also skewed away from younger, more risque performers and started booking older mainstream acts in recent years: the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Prince."

I have to say, I hardly think Prince was a safe choice. After all . . .

3. Robert Novak's Little Black Corvette.

4. Bloodshot Briefing: Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.

"We holed up at Studio Chicago on the North Side, jamming the studio with string quartets, horn players, a guitar player brought in just to make noise and so many others. The mixing board is Prince's old one. He recorded Purple Rain on it."

5. Purple Rain Revisited.

6. Retrospective | Prince in Chicago.

7. The Super Bowl's Halftime Malfunction, Possibly Sponsored By Groupon.

RT OnionSports: Looks like the @NFL learned its lesson with Prince: Don't ever let the #halftime show be good again

8. When Local Drummer Hannah Ford Was Just On Prince's Shortlist.

9. When Local Drummer Hannah Ford Was Hired By Prince.

10. Item: Star Bores.

"After seven years of dating, George Lucas, 69, and Mellody Hobson, 44, finally tied the knot two weeks ago at the Star Wars creator's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California," Business Insider (among many others) reports.

"On Saturday, the couple followed up their nuptials with a star-studded party in Chicago, where Hobson is from . . .

"Musician Prince, along with a 20-piece band, performed for guests such as Robin Williams, Star Wars star Mark Hamill, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gayle King, Al Roker, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Grammy winner Ne-Yo, Star Wars prequel star Hayden Christensen and his fiance, OC star Rachel Bilson."

I would have no interest in spending a Saturday night - or any night - with any of those people, except Prince.

See also: Video from Prince's after-wedding show at City Winery.

11. Segment: Prince's Vault.

12. Important Win For Fair Use In 'Dancing Baby' Lawsuit.


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