Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Minneapolis (Purple Rain)

Purple Rain is a great album. An album for all time. Purple Rain is also a bad movie. A movie that's only unforgettable because of how overwrought it is. Yet it's also an iconic Minneapolis film, set almost entirely in the Twin City. Anyone who makes it to Minneapolis after seeing Purple Rain is immediately compelled to seek out First Avenue, the nightclub where the film's many music performances take place. We'd love to see a statue of Prince right outside First Avenue. Prince on his purple motorcycle with his purple suit. And maybe some purple drops on his cheeks. The sad part is that such a statue would probably result in a lawsuit from Prince, requesting it torn down because of copyright infringement.