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Prince on Leno

[Yo – If you’re looking for the May 28th appearance (“Somewhere Here on Earth”), click here]

For anyone up past the nightly news the last couple of nights, you may have caught Prince on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Wednesday night was funk night, as P. pulled out “Ol’ Skool Company”  from his new Linn-driven funk album MPLSound. Last night was guitar night, as we saw the man absolutely shred sh*t up on his Strat with “Dreamer” – which comes from another new one, the guitar-driven Lotusflow3r.

We still have tonight, and if playing one song off of each new album is his M.O., then tonight we’ll see his new lady, Bria Valente. Her new album, Elixer, has been panned in every review I’ve read – sort of like an album full of safe, cheesy Pussycat Dolls ballads. BUT, I haven’t heard it, so I can’t judge quite yet. Look for my take on the new releases in next week’s Ick’s Pick.

If you want the new albums now, and if you’re ready to part with $77, you can head over to and pay your money down right now. Or, you can be like me and wait til Sunday, when the three albums are released at Target for $11.98.

The Leno appearances are still riding the Youtube waves as we speak. It probably won’t be long, so catch ’em while you can…

Prince – “Dreamer” – Leno, 3/26/09

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Prince – “Ol’ Skool Company” – Leno, 3/25/09

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Update: And here’s Friday night’s performance – the funk was flowin’…

Prince – “Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful”- Leno, 3/27/09

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  1. Go figure, lots of peeps are having trouble downloading the albums from his site. Hmm – questionable $77 investment, or $12 on sunday morning?

  2. Here’s the thing, when I hear of some content worthy of my $77 I’ll fork it over happily, but based on user experience so far I’m saving my dough and heading to Tar-zhay on Sunday morning.

  3. I’m with you, Michael. Concert tickets? Afterparties? High quality vault material? I’m there. But given his history with the Internet…

    I was just discussing this with a friend of mine. Funny how in the mid-late 1990s Prince was seen as innovative for embracing the Internet so early. But I’m at a loss to think of one successful venture he’s had online!

  4. Agreed. And with his history of closing sites, you’re REALLY gonna have to show me something worthwhile. The fact that this site is named after his latest album doesn’t give me much confidence for longevity…

    But I’ll do it for good seats. :-)

    As far as tonight goes, I wonder if he’ll let Bria take the spotlight for his final appearance of the week. Is he gonna hang in the background like he did for Tamar? A shame if he is… he should give her 2 minutes to showcase one of hers, then go into something familiar to everyone. How ’bout “Kiss”, which is playing on his mini TV on the site?

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