- Tim Wheaton
This is the 1st of 2 episodes with author and critic Matt Thorne. For those of you who are regulars, you’ll catch that his episodes are being released in reverse order. That’s not an error. I held off on releasing this episode so as to not completely coincide with the 1 year anniversary of Prince’s death. Matt & I agreed that may not be in the best taste. But, it still made more sense to me to have this one out before his Dad episode (which will follow, shortly).
I had been waiting a long time for the right person to record an episode for my podcast with that I could delve deep into my love for Prince and his music. Matt Thorne was absolutely the right guy to start that off with. Yes, what that implies is completely true. I hope and plan to record more episodes with other Dads out there who can talk about Prince with me.
You can get a little more lead information to this episode and a little extra look into why I am the way I am about Prince by reading my last blog post. Here’s a link, just to make it easier for you: READ THIS
Matt’s biography of Prince is so much more than that. I almost don’t really like calling it a biography…though it sort of is. Though, it also, sort of isn’t. It does tell a lot about Prince’s life…but it really deeply discusses the music side of Prince: the albums, the performances, the very difficult to get/unreleased music. Matt spent 7 years of his life gathering information for his Prince book, attending dozens and dozens of concerts, speaking with a tremendous number of people that were somehow connected to Prince, the man or his business. It’s really a fascinating book. I’m not just saying that, either. It’s on my bedside table right now, as a matter of fact.
Though it’s pretty much a prerequisite that you’re some level of Prince fan to read Matt’s book, I am not convinced you have to be that to listen to and enjoy this episode. Feel free to allow our passions to rub off on you. And, you can take that sentence however you want; this is an episode about Prince, after all.
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