What Made Prince…Prince?
My new obsession is Howard Bloom. A philosopher and writer on the topic of mass behavior – or in his words, “from the mass behavior of quarks to the mass behavior of human beings” – Bloom was, in his former life, a PR specialist. He got into publicity as an anthropological study of pop culture and handled publicity for some of the world’s most recognizable music artists, including Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Bette Midler, Billy Idol, Queen, Kiss, Run DMC and many others. As a result, he sat at the core of musical fame and acquired a unique perspective on how the world works.
Bloom publishes a video blog primarily on the topic of how the world works, and in his latest installment he discusses what made Prince…Prince. It’s worth a watch. Pay close attention to his eyes at around the 6:50 mark, and see how they change when he gets to the crescendo of explaining what made Prince so brilliant…from his perspective.