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Prince Week Day 3: He Would Die 4 U

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This particular installment of Prince Week is an unorthodox one. The Second Disc is usually a place for just catalogue type stuff, since that is the gateway to most of our feelings about classic music. But sometimes the feelings themselves are worth writing about, if they’re particularly strong. It’s with this in mind that The Second Disc presents a bit of an emotions-based look at Prince’s music.

The following (admittedly lengthy) essay is something I’ve worked on for a few years in college, and it never particularly had much of an audience there outside of a few writing workshop classes. Perhaps it is still not ready for prime time, as it were; should that be the case, treasured reader, please call me out on it. But writing needs its risks every now and again, and in that spirit I present a glimpse into how art – particularly the music of Prince – can affect something as nuanced a subject as faith, in addition to nourishing our hearts, minds and ears.

Hit the jump to read how Prince changed my view of religion. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

June 6, 2010 at 20:28

Posted in Features, Prince

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