Everyone knows Purple Rain was a huge breakout film for Prince (that album was actually his SIXTH album!), but his best film was, without question, the concert film Sign o’ The Times. Trust me on this. I still have the film… ON VHS!! YES, VHS. No, YOU shut up – I’m old!
Trust me. Just push play on these videos. Turn your volume up. ESPECIALLY if you’re at work. Everyone in your office will appreciate it.
Watching Prince play that guitar, Sheila on the drums, and Boni Boyer in this first video “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” is just amazing. And watch the second video to see Prince and Boni double-down on the funk. So good. (The second vid is them combining two songs, “Forever In My Life” and “It” in a fantastic blend.) This was 1987, but it’s absolutely timeless.
Sometimes, you need a little William Shatner:
(Thanks John Lepard and Clara Lepard for showing me this!)
Closing performance of a terrific show:
(Click the sound button to hear the sound!)
We just opened the World Premiere of Dead Man’s Shoes at Williamston Theatre, and the show has a song that runs through it, sung by a couple of the actors onstage, who accompany themselves with guitar and, occasionally, harmonica. The lyrics were written by the playwright, Joseph Zettelmaier, and the music was done by a wonderful group called The Potter’s Field.
After helping us with the music, The Potter’s Field also re-worked the song a bit, and recorded their own version, which is just fabulous.
Listen to it here:
Then, if you’re interested, find out more about the show here:
The Williamston Theatre