Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Now, Turn the Page" - Books (and Magazine) of the Week

Here is a look at some of my research this week...

"Minneapolis Negro Profile: A Pictorial Resume of the Black Community, It's Achievements, and It's Immediate Goals," Scott Publishing Company, 1968.


"Minnesota's Black Community," Scott Publishing Company, 1976 (Amazon doesn't have it, but I do).


March 1997 issue of "Minnesota Monthly," which featured Prince on the cover.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Feels Like a Million Days" - My Content Calendar

I'm still playing catch-up and trying to get back on task with this book. It's been a rough couple of weeks. Last month, I started using a simple content calendar in Microsoft Word to determine what I wanted to complete month by month.

However, in the next few weeks, I'd like to go ahead and plan out what I want to accomplish for the rest of 2013.

Please send positive thoughts my way! I'm hoping to de-stress by next week.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"For You" - Prince's First Album

One of the cool things about writing this book is that I get to revisit Prince albums that I don't play very often. After I wrap up the 1958-1976 section of my book, I will be focusing on Prince's early career. That means I'll be giving his 1978 debut album, "For You," another listen.


I'm ashamed to say that I only know the lyrics to one song, "Soft and Wet," which is one of my favorites. I'll keep you posted on other tracks that I grow to love during this process.

I hope to have a longer blog post next week. March has been so busy personally and professionally.

What are your favorite tracks on "For You?"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

“Everybody’s Going” – Uptown Magazine, Part II

Back in December, I mentioned that I was looking for Uptown, a Prince fanzine that was published during the 1990s. Well, one of my awesome blog readers from Germany has agreed to sell me issues from his collection! I purchased my first issue last week:

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I am very excited! I’ll let you know what I think.
I also interviewed a significant source for an article and my book. I will reveal who it was soon!
Prince fans--what did you think of Uptown magazine?