Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I was listening to Rick James this morning, and I couldn't stop wondering why he was never as big as Prince. I think I have an Idea:

Sex sells, and they were both pretty sexual dudes, both in content and packaging, right? But while Prince's lyrics were far, far filthier (compare Superfreak to Erotic City), he had a leg up on Rick as far as accessibility goes, and there was nothing to be done about it. Why, you ask?

Because Rick James was a big, man-ass dude:



who looks like he may actually do something real crazy to you, whereas Prince is an elf:




And if I've learned anything since Peter Jackson's Lord Of the Rings trilogy came out, it's that bitches love elves.



Also, this.

9 comments:

Erin said...

ok, i know that since i read this on line out, it may well be old news to you, but it cracked me up in a glorious manner:
http://music.metafilter.com/2943/Runnin-With-The-Songsmith
sorry i'm to crappy to turn that into a functioning link.

Erin said...

too, not to

LeXroks said...

Prince looks like a centaur in that picture

Chelsea said...

wow, you're right.

robotangel said...

I can see you put a lot of thought into this but, I think the answer is clear. The coc killed Rick's career. If he wasn't such an addict, he might have gone farther!

I can't compare the 2 though. Prince is a genius, which means he's insane for other reasons than Rick. Prince is also way more eccentric which I think pulls the females in. Yes he's a little fae as well.

Jamie said...

I'm personally a fan of elves. I was especially a fan of them in my prepubescent years when prince exploded

Cori Ready said...

Chelsea. Damn girl. YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON. I just read this after not reading for a long time, and well, the blog just confirms above mentioned statement.

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who is this two fucking bitches near the Orlando!!! I wanna kill them!!

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it's just a portrait)) LOL)) how could you didn't see it?? be quiet