Putting two songs on aspirational success released a decade apart into conversation 26 years later.
Listening to Cherrelle’s “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” in the #MeToo moment.
The latest in our conversations with comics scholars: this time Dr. Brian Cremins talks comics and nostalgia as pitfall and strategy in (re)constructing personal and historical narratives.
The dark sound and minimalist instrumentation on “If I Was Your Girlfriend” demonstrates Prince’s willingness to bend and distort expectations with a lyrical and sonic playfulness that challenges the listener to think beyond the obvious gender stereotypes inherent in most popular love songs.
1999’s appeal emerges from a sense of danger, from the scandalous possibilities of a morality unbound by the coming apocalypse, disguised as synth-heavy dance pop
Songs that explore the more complex reality inherent in the tension between the intensity of romantic feelings and the experience of serialized monogamy.
An overview of all the posts I planned to write or started writing but that never quite came together.
I get a special thrill from watching Prince show them how a guitar can weep like a mourner.