Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Prince Lets Us Down

So, Prince spouts Jehovah's Witless homophobic claptrap. Or he claims to have been misquoted. Whatever.

Trust the art, not the artist.

Prince's music is not homophobic or reactionary even though he might be as a person.

It is (at its best) polymorphously perverse. He is, alas, a fallible human who is not as good as his best work. But the work still speaks of liberation on so many levels. (Just the guitars,not even including the lyrics...)

I can listen to Public Enemy.
I can read Roald Dahl and Philip Larkin.

(among others)

This is not as bad as Cat Stevens...

Yes, still a bummer.