PRINCE – HITNRUN PHASE TWO (ALBUM THOUGHTS)

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Art Courtesy of Martin Homent! 😀

HitNRun Phase Two, ALL and Out stands as a remarkable reminder of Prince’s ability to sequence an album. While half of the album was released in some form, it was through this album release the strength of these songs came to focus. If You Can Describe it, It Ain’t Funky! However, a few common adjectives come to mind, when listening.

Bright, Colorful, Soulful, Sensual, Unique, and overall any synonym that rhymes with DELIGHT. A sensation, worth the thrill. You just got to listen. “Counter – Clockwise, Turn You Around – All U Got 2 Do is Listen 2 The Sound – Music Never Lies, U Know It’s True”

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You can listen on Tidal or get the record through iTunes. It’s available and this is one of the best albums to come out this year. It’s been an incredible year for music, and when you think of the many sounds that can be discovered through Music itself – this will be a great surprise.

I had to discuss this album in some form, even though it is still processing within my music Psyche. With each Two Phases being released so close to each other (Phase One September 7th, And Phase Two  December 12th) – they each are finding a more delightful meaning over listening. It’s worth, listening to each of them back to back, then you’ll really be in for a music nirvana!

Phase Two provides a bit more anticipation as it builds higher with each song. Each song falls into the next, allowing more textures and tones. Phase One was a bit more SLAP in the face, as soon as you hear it – you’re ready to go, go go! Whereas with Phase Two, you are eased into the groove. You can’t help but listen very closely and like Dr. Seuss said it once “Oh! The Places, You’ll Go!”

Prince stretches your ears, and often bends your ideas and reminds you – music is improvisation and free. Arrangements are unique and the sound most of all, get you dancing and that’s just the start! You might end up crying at the end, Dancing in the mall,  grooving hard in the car, or caught in rapture out into the zone. You are guaranteed one of these experiences or them all while listening.

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Pronounced Symbolism.

I just finished watching, ‘The Kings Speech’ and I must say, I did not expect to enjoy this movie AS MUCH AS I DID! Maybe in the typical fashion, it was set forth in the trailer? BUT this movie truly enlightened me. It brought to light the difficulty of living with a ‘Speech impediment’. King George VI had struggled with pronunciation and it really led him into many disappointing frustrations! BUT it was the mastery of Dr. Lionel Logue which took him through these ‘Abnormal’ procedures which highly developed his speech in the course of his future speeches.

Just the Title alone…Leaves a play on words!

This had me to think about how ‘Hard’ it was for me to use proper pronunciation. I never had a speech impediment, but they were times where I really would be extremely particular in how I say things. I can remember now how hard it was for me to make videos because I would stammer or not say words correctly. Literally, I would create videos over and over just because ONE word was mumbled. I am very aware of my words, and I HATE to slur or mess up on a word. I think very clear before I talk, as I really appreciate the flow of pronunciation. I have realized this obsession creates a dysfunctional relationship with myself. As the days go on, I have learned to speak my mind in the heart of love. Not with a set-aside goal intended to please, but one which intends on bringing forth meaning because there is meaning.

This movie was a self-examination in my world because I am so very careful in how I say things and present myself as talking. I think about it often, but it’s better for me to just flow without the consideration of what to say. By thinking about what is said we often leave the natural flow it is created to follow through. I understand why this movie has been praised by critics! It detailed so profoundly, the power of words and what people think of you when you convey them.

It was also filled with humor and beautiful sentiments, that just made you smile. I kept rewinding it while watching it, as it kept me floored. The acting was SPOT ON and the executions were magnificent and historically accurate. I get the feeling that this will become one of my favorites in due time. It pulled me into thinking about so many pronunciations in life, and how a stammer of these words may not just be an indication of one’s troubled youth, etc… but of an apprehension to speak that which might ‘Offend’ one. Nevertheless, I am glad to realize Pronounced Symbolism which has become one of my main intrigues. Studying what symbols mean as they often are the ‘Joint’ to the text.

Summarized Notion For Thought: The thoughts of union often settle when the smallest indication of memory lands within the iceberg of the heart. The melting away of passions are within the atmosphere of H E A T and radiation. Words are only without a conveyance until the thought becomes fulfilled in the execution of a sentence often accompanied by a J O I N T.