Monday, May 22, 2006

Shop like it's 1999

I was at the grocery store in Bar Harbor tonight a little bit after 8. Much to my amazement, Prince's "1999" was being played through the store sound system. Not a muzak version -- the real version. Either I shop at a very hip store, or Prince isn't quite as edgy as he once was. Ok, maybe Prince wasn't ever edgy. But still ... I don't think of him as grocery store material. It's hard to know what to make of this.

Update: A friend of mine has pointed out that Prince was recently named the World's Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA. Interesting. Also interesting is that I heard "1999" last night when when I was in the produce section.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Prince shared the honor with Kristen Bell, of "Veronica Mars" fame - an often-overlooked TV show. I like it! So what if its on UPN?
I think that song was overplayed in 1999, so now its like lost its original meaning - whatever meaning that was. I graduated from high school that year, and it was played way too often. Then with the whole Y2K thing... yeah. I bet he got some nice royalties that year!