Crazy to think that 30 years ago today that #TheFamily record came out. As I look back at that time, I remember bring in awe of “the machine” Prince had at his disposal. He was at the top of his game, and I was the recipient of the greatest songs/concept I had ever heard. I was also in awe of him and his ability to write, produce, conceptualize and play so many instruments. My family’s history is in jazz, so to have Clare Fischer’s harmonies over Prince’s relentless grooves really made everyone sit up…
Here’s my video log I did of DAY 2 of the NAMM 2015.
(careful, here come the name drops)
So fun to hang with Paul McCartney’s band, Alice Cooper, Joe Walsh, Oliver Leiber, Kat Dyson, Rick Barron, Donnie Cromwell, Lynn Peterson, Carl Burnett, Sheila E, Gilbert Davidson, Vince Wilburn Jr, Dean Brown, Gil Paris, Erik Madsen and SO MANY MORE!!!!
I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the board at the Southdale YMCA. I never had thought I was worthy to serve in this capacity, but I am gonna give it my best shot.
The "Y" is much more than a swim and gym. They never turn anyone away if they can’t pay, and they have countless scholarships available so kids and adults alike can participate in the many programs they offer at our local branch.
Last year, my Edina Rotary friend Ann Plattwho was the Chair of the Y board, asked me to put together a group…