Did you ever go through a phase when you didn’t like Prince? I did.
Which sucked because I remember the first time I heard “Let’s Go Crazy” and how I couldn’t take my eyes off this little man doing the splits in stilettos…but as time went on I started hearing more stories and I loathed his blatant narcissism. How dare he tell people they couldn’t look him in the eye. Do you remember that? If not, read this.
However thanks to the following hilarious stories, I started to appreciate that little purple pain in the ass, his outlandish idiosyncrasies and his music…. all over again.
Obligatory Charlie Murphy/Dave Chappelle “True Hollywood Stories” reenactment.
Update! Jimmy Fallon’s Ping Pong Challenge!
Finding Nemo and Prince will always be synonymous to Questlove.
Kevin Smith and his need for a Prince translator.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to celebrate his eccentric life by listening to Prince DNA and crying purple tears.
Most of us would show up…what, 5 hours before an award show performance? Make sure you know the script, the song, where to stand, etc. with enough time left over to stress/freak out properly.
Not Lil Wayne.
He shows up 5 min before the curtain goes up, doesn’t know the song or how to play the guitar.
Enter Green God/Marijuana Yoda, Wille Nelson….who calmly shows him how to play two chords and it’s showtime.
Check out the video above because the story gets even better but it is not for the meek… and as much as some of us wish we could share a peace pipe with Willie, we are self-aware enough to know that we would turn into Will Ferrell/Old School with a tranq dart to the neck and never forgive ourselves.
Sturgill wrote it for his son and you don’t have to be Sturgill’s son to fall in love it…It’s a tasty combo platter of country and soul, smothered in wisdom and a Nirvana cover to boot. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I know, it’s tough to hear about all the amazing performances and guest appearances and collaborations happening at Coachella without feeling like you’re missing out. But you know what’s almost as good as being at Coachella? Watching Coachella performances from your own home, without having to stand around in the sun and pay 12 bucks for a beer.
Let’s start with the appearance everyone is talking about today – Kesha‘s surprise performance with Zedd. She sang the song she had been rumored to be working on with him for his last album, but it never saw the light of day. Until now.
I mean, the video quality isn’t great, but it’s probably as good – or better – than the view you’d actually have if you were sweating it out, crammed in like a sardine next to hundreds of other concert goers who forgot to wear deodorant.
OK, she sounds amazing, but here you are, enjoying that killer performance without dropping $400 a night on a hotel room that you’re probably splitting with at least 3 other friends who snore and use your toothpaste without asking.
You’re telling me you would rather be there in that crowd, with people wooing in your ear and drunkenly singing along while you’re just trying to enjoy the set, than enjoyably watching it after the fact in the relative comfort of your air conditioned home and/or office?
If you’re still really bummed about missing the fest this year, maybe this article from Money Magazine about the real cost of attending Coachella will help. And if you STILL can’t shake that #FOMO, the livestream is here, plus you can enjoy Slacker’s Coachella 2016 station, with all the biggest bands playing the fest. Listen with a 400° oven open in front of you after spending the entire day on your feet and you might be able to recreate the feeling of actually being there.
(Love, Parker, who is not all that into music fests, can you tell?)
If you aren’t at Coachella either, it appears we are missing a continuation of Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour the euphoria of realizing the artist you are “WOOO”ing for is going to bring out a massive surprise guest only to make you WOOO even louder!
This might be the one music video that you can watch and whole-heartedly say, “I dance better than that” and while Aziz’s’s’s Master of None co-host Eric Wareheim is great with his endearing first grade tap dance choreography, doesn’t this kinda make you miss Tom and Jean-Ralphio?
That’s right, the latest design released by Rihanna’sFenty line for Puma are these furry slip on sandals. The brand claims the shoe “is great to rock with socks or without, for the poolside or hanging around the city.”
WITH SOCKS. I mean, why not?
Let’s take a closer look.
[photo: puma by rihanna collection]
Actually, sure, it looks great. Everyone will be wearing these come April 22nd. And lest you think they only come in black – OR that they’re strictly for women…