Prince

prince hit n run phase two

My fascination with Prince started around 1981 when my cousin let me borrow her Controversy album.  I wore the groves out on the record. And in the mid 80’s when everyone was dressing like Michael Jackson I instead wore a small round button that read ‘Rude Boy’.

I’ve seen Prince live 4 times.  When my wife and I saw him at the Kimble center it was a night of almost all jazz.  My favorite was at the Electric Factory, a small venue in Philadelphia with standing room only.  I was in the front row close enough to reach out and touch him.  Larry Graham played with him that night.  The two of them went head to head on the base.  It was insane.

A few year back I also saw Prince and Maceo Parker together the significance of which only a true funk soldier will recognize.

As with many things in life the best stuff is often not the most popular, or mainstream stuff.  And, being such a hard core fan I tend to favor the deep cuts; the songs, and albums that aren’t main stream.  Here’s a short list of some of my favorites.

  1. Dear Mr. Man…from Musicology
  2. The Rainbow Children (both the single and the entire album by the same name)(this is a jazz fusion album)
  3. And God Created Woman…Off the Symbol CD
  4. 3121 of the Indigo Nights CD (Recorded live Prince picks up here where Jimi Hendrix left off merging rock, funk, jazz, and classical) I don’t think Indigo Nights is available anywhere retail but if you see grab it 4sho, or swing by my spot and get your grove on.
  5. Baltimore…off Hit N Run Phase 2
  6. JugHead (off the Diamonds and Pearls album, the very first time I heard it I wrote in my planner start a company called JugHead..which I did)
  7. Undisputed featuring Chuck D…off of Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
  8. The Morning Papers
  9. 7 (off the symbol album)
  10. Cream (For some reason whenever this song is mentioned in the media it’s mentioned in regard to sexual innuendo.  However it’s a song about taking risk, believing in yourself, and succeeding…they lyrics are not sexual in the least bit)
  11. Mr. Pretty Man…with Maceo Parker
  12. Paradigm with George Clinton
  13. Beggin’ Woman (Live performance Prince singing the blues…off the Indigo Nights CD
  14. Lolita…off of 3121 CD
  15. Mr. Goodnight…off the Planet Earth CD

How I Saved Hundreds on Razors Using Blade Buddy

blade buddy review

blade buddy reviewI just read a post by Seth Godin over on HugDug called The Executives Shaving Secret that gave me the idea to pen this.

My little shaving secret has saved me hundreds of dollars in disposable razor cost.  Anyone who shaves regularly knows that razor cost is enough to make you weep.  Lucky for me, a few years a go I stumbled onto Blade Buddy.

Remember when you were a kid and the barber would sharpen his razor on a long leather strap.  Well that’s the idea behind Blade Buddy – it works for both male and female razors.

How Blade Buddy Works

Blade Buddy maintains the sharpness of your razor blades for months, saving you money, reducing waste, and eliminating nicks, cuts, razor burn and ingrown hair. I don’t endorse very many products but this really works (for me).  Instead of throwing blades away after a few shaves I maintain them for weeks.  I think I’ve had Blade Buddy now for about 3 years and have not needed to order another – so it last a long time.

Blade Buddy Official Video

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