Or what else should I write to start this post? After all I have not posted often in recent years. Let's get started. Just quickly following up with a new story regarding PRINCE and then getting back to business as usual in forthcoming posts.
However, I likely will visit Paisley Park in the future when I come to the neighborhood. That might take a couple of years though. It's a fairly long trip from here — 4,700 air miles with at least 1 stop, minimum 12½ hours.
Distance Vienna, Austria to Minneapolis, MN, USA 4,700 miles
Prince News Resources
There is a plethora of dedicated sites and social media accounts to follow. A good start is the following one:
I am still speechless about this loss. No other Artist has entertained and at the same time influenced me so much. No other Artist that I came that close with - even though he was a Superstar from another continent, from another World. Those are very personal stories. Maybe at some point in the future I will reveal one or another.
Prince's Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA 1991
photographed by myself
Thank you, Prince.
John W. Furst (formerly known as John Prince in the early '90s in New York City)
P.S.: Our last encounter 2 years ago when Prince performed a show on his 56th birthday on June 7th, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. Unforgettable.
Ultimate Prince Concert in Vienna on Prince's 56th birthday on June 7th, 2014
My first post this year will be a short one but nevertheless a very important one.
The Free Internet in the USA is at risk!
It is challenged by two proposed laws which basically will allow or even require censorship.
While the intent of the legislation is noble, “Stop online piracy and copyright theft!” The means the law provides will do more harm than good. And not only in the USA. There will be some global collateral effects as well.
At least this is my personal take.
Some say, “This will break the Internet as we know it!”
Here is what I wrote in a private forum earlier today.
As usual the law will affect regular businesses only. Spammers don’t care.
The One Big Chance: The inbox Goes Mobile
It is a trend that people are connected to the Net and to their email inbox more often and on multiple places. You don’t need to wait till it’s raining and people stay at home at their desktop computer. They take their email everywhere, anytime.
That’s an opportunity, isn’t it.
But you need to be prepared for it. Do your commercial emails display nicely on those mobile devices with the tiny screens? If not, change that.
Thanks to the fact that most if not all social media and networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and G+ as the latest star, connect to your email inbox to some extent. I.e. even the young generation knows what email is. It does not main that they like to consume email but email has one big advantage over the walls on Facebook or the Twitter and Google Plus streams.
It’s an archive, one can sort and use filters. It’s much easier to find a specific message in email than on social media