Goofing out with Joanna Newsome – an endurance event with Blur and the fear and the fury of Jerry Lee Lewis … meeting the stars held unknown highlights for our writers this year.
No artist I’ve ever interviewed has elicited such fantastic interest from friends and acquaintances as Prince.
Not long after I met him I went to a party and ended up retelling the story of my encounter with him about eight times: every time I saw someone I knew it was the first thing they asked me about.
People really want to know what he’s like.
Like David Bowie or Kate Bush he’s managed to become a huge vastly influential star while keeping a sense of mystery entirely intact.
So what is he like?
Based on the weekend I spent in Minneapolis I still have no idea – beyond the fact that he’s incredibly skilled at leading the media a merry dance: making sure they go home with a story without really revealing anything of himself at all.
That’s quite a talent.
But then that’s one thing everyone does know about Prince: he’s a talented man.