truest is going to see prince with barney os and my lawyer 2nite

in inglewood

i think dylans going with his new wife too, everyone.

prince has been playing thurs, fri, sat gigs for a few weeks now,

tonights show is #8 in the 21-night stand that has all taken place at the fabulous forum.

word is Janelle Monae will be opening for him next Friday, May 13th, but those tickets havent gone on sale yet

which makes sense since this weekend’s shows arent yet sold out.

Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Nikka Costa, Chaka Khan, Cassandra Wilson, Mint Condition, Larry Graham, and Sheila E.

have all been guests onstage with the Purple One so far in this residencey.

my only words of wisdom: dont leave early, even if the lights get turned on.

prince has the ability to turn them back off and rock out for an hour or more longer.

in inglewood

look at all of those people who missed out Opening Night to 1/3 of Prince’s 3.5 long set.

where he played 40 songs,

but most people got faked out and left after song 25.

keep clapping, never know who may appear on stage.

turn me on

in australia

i know what i would be doing if i lived in australia tomorrow.

i would be loving the fact that one of the funnest bands in rock was fixin to go on a lil tour.

the other day a little birdie told me that patience and john had released a new single called

turn me on

all i had to do was click a link that would get me to itunes

and i almost did it but instead i said omg lemme buy it off itunes via my iphone

so i wont have to sync anything to have it on my phone so i could sing to it in the shower.

searched on the iphone itunes couldnt find it, so i clicked the link

and it said only available in australia, yank.

so what you will hear if you play the youtube video above is something you can really only easily hear down under

how often do you get to say something like that?

did i tell you i went to santa barbara this weekend?

vote sandwich

indeed i did.

and there i saw good things and bad things.

the good things included the kids, they seemed to be fun, smart, and as grateful as we were to reside in paradise.

of the bad things i saw at the top of the list was the dearth of advertising in the daily campus paper.

it was then that jeff mcmanus asked me if i would support him in getting the nexus a better online presence.

we talked to the incoming editor in cheif, a lovely young woman who is currently a sophomore.

she was way into it, and open to lots of new ideas cuz at this point, what is there to lose?

while talking to her she told me a delightful tale about how she became EIC and who she actually lost to.

as someone who was one press council vote away from being EIC, i was all ears.

apparently there has been an unofficial tradition recently at ucsb of only one person truly running for the top job.

this year was no exception and when it became obvious that she was going to be the only person running,

someone nominated a 6″ Subway meatball sub to run against her.

Vote Sandwich read the signs plastered around the recently cleaned up newsroom.

Sandwich won by a landslide, i was told.

later a bottle of tequila was passed around

it was emptied quickly.

the reason i believe in a strong online daily nexus is the more stories your college paper can produce,

the more opportunities young writers will have to learn and practice the art of journalism.

if your paper is only 8 pages, only a limited number of students can write, edit, photograph, draw, and report.

but if the pages are unlimited, the possibilities are unlimited.

meanwhile theres no excuse for the local pizza joints and national chains for not finding their advertising messages in an award winning paper

that speaks to 20,000 young Californians living feet away from the beach and 90 minutes from Hollywood.

also, all the new buildings looks lame all mushed together like that without any stylistic thread to tie them all together.

its like building of the month next to building of last decade. its ridiculous.

but the strangest thing happened. a breeze hit me carrying with it the smell of the sea

wrapped in the aroma from a eucalyptus, and suddenly i was instantly transformed to days gone by.

it was a delight.