|Mount Kosciuszko when it is snowing.|
|A sign? Everything is connected?!|
|The fool on the hill at the top of Oz, April 21|
|Proof that I was up on Mount Kosciuszko on the 21st of April, 2016.|
In Australia, it is Autumn/Fall in April, not Spring like it is in Prince's part of the planet, so snow season is right around the corner in Australia.
The day I made it to the top it was 0 degrees Celsius with a chill wind blowing.
With the Fool card in the tarot being numbered 0 the joke wasn't lost on me.
I may not be that smart, but I am a Fool. ;-)
A German sync-head wrote a very good post about a Prince film I had never watched before called, 'Under the Cherry Moon'.
I had recently had the pleasure of seeing Tom Jones play live at Bluesfest in March on Easter Monday and one of my favourite songs that he sings is 'Kiss', which of course is a Prince song.
Tom sang that song at Bluesfest to the delight of the crowd, including me.
|Tom Jones on stage Easter Monday, 2016.|
|Tom Jones at Bluesfest 2016|
And in another bizarre twist Tom Jones and Prince share the same birth-date of June 7th.
7 also happens to be my life-path number.
|Released April 16, 1966|
Oddly enough, I posted on April (Fools' Day) 1st about meeting a singer named Darren Hart who plays under the stage name Harts.
Easter Saturday at Bluesfest 2016
|A road-trip and owls?!|
|Route 23 from Canberra to Oz's highest point.|
What Do Owls Have to Crow About?-)
It was released on November 22, 1994 by Warner Bros. Records.
The album was originally planned for release on December 7, 1987, as the follow-up to Sign o' the Times and was to appear in an entirely black sleeve with no title or even a credit to Prince; hence it was referred to as The Black Album.
Dubbed The Funk Bible by preceding press releases, and in a hidden message within the album itself, the work seemed to be a reaction to criticism that Prince had become too pop-oriented.
It was his attempt to regain his African-American audience.
|16th album? 2016?|
Just before The Black Album was released to the market, Prince recalled all copies and abandoned the entire project, leaving roughly 100 European promotional copies in circulation, and several American copies that would be widely bootlegged in the coming years. Several reasons, including speculative ones, have been given as to why the release was derailed:
Prince became convinced that the album was evil or represented an ominous portent.
Prince experienced a crisis of conscience and marketing identity over the eroticism and violence of its lyrics.
Warner Bros. Records, his record label, reached the same conclusion.
Further evidence that Prince felt The Black Album was a mistake was that in his first music video of his next album, "Alphabet St.", the video can be paused after it shows him holding a cane (about 0:24 seconds) and the words "Don't buy The Black Album. I'm sorry" can be read running vertically.
Prince decided to scrap the album after an experiment with the drug Ecstasy that resulted in a bad trip.
Former Prince associates have confirmed the Ecstasy story.
Immediately after the decision to pull The Black Album from stores, the album emerged on the streets in bootleg form, arguably becoming popular music's most legendary bootleg since
The Beach Boys aborted 1967 album Smile.
Several celebrities, including U2's frontmen The Edge and Bono, cited it as one of their favorite albums of 1988
(Rolling Stone magazine celebrity poll)."
I thought it was interesting that in the Wiki article above The Beach Boys abandoned album 'Smile' was mentioned, as Brian Wilson performed the Pet Sounds album before Tom Jones hit the same stage at Bluefest Easter Monday, 2016.
|Brian Wilson at Bluesfest 2016.|
After bandleader Brian Wilson abandoned large portions of music recorded over a ten-month period, the band substituted its release with Smiley Smile (1967), an album containing stripped-down remakes of some Smile material."
|Smile? Batman vs Joker? Prince?|
The weird thing also is that on Wednesday night I saw
'Batman vs Superman' in the cinema that is attached to the shop the bookmark was sold in.
And of course Diana PRINCE is Wonder Woman in
'Batman vs Superman' .
Then in Tamworth on Saturday I found a purple cup at
the Golden Guitar.
|The Golden Guitar in Tamworth, NSW, Australia.|
It was produced entirely by Prince and released on September 26, 1995.
The album charted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top R&B Albums. The singles "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", "I Hate U", and "Gold" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at numbers 3, 12, and 88 respectively."
|Prince's Yellow Cloud Guitar at the Smithsonian Institution Building|
And the Joker strikes again, with me having never seen snow in my lifetime, the area I walked on April 21st would be covered in snow for the first time this year on my ex-wife's birthday, May 11th.
First significant snowfalls recorded at New South Wales ski resorts
Which kind of feels appropriate when it comes to a woman with a heart as cold as hers. ;-)