Week Ten – Forever

Week Ten


As soon as I read the topic for this week’s post, the tiny squirrel that mans (squirrels?) the jukebox in my brain went skittering off into the archives and triumphantly emerged with a copy of ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ by Prince. Too late, Prince. Been crazy for years. Could teach you a thing or two about it too.

But I digress.

The reason this track from the Artist now known again as Prince – who was once described by Boy George as looking like ‘…a dwarf that was dipped in a bucket of pubic hair…” has been playing on a loop in my head is because of this lyric:

Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time

Yes, Your Purpleness, this is indeed the definition of forever.

Shamefully, I must admit defeat when it comes to this topic. I can’t really think of anything else, other than to tell you that I was once beaten up by Prince and Bob Marley at a ‘Pop Stars’ fancy dress school disco and was later rescued by Madonna and 2/3 of Bananarama when they went and got Bruce Springsteen, who was moonlighting as a teacher.

Years later I repeated this fact when doing a phone interview with Sarah from Bananarama. Her reply…

“Did they look much like us?”

“Sort of. One of them was really overweight and had one leg two inches shorter than the other.”

“Ah, so she was Siobhan..” (Siobhan had famously left the group in 1988 after rumours of fights with Sarah and Keren, the other two members)

I’ll be laughing at that forever…


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