April 21, 2019
As the master of cool, Prince, unlike any pop star of his day would open the doors of Paisley Park to his fans. For close to three decades he invited fans from near and far to shows, to listen to new music and to dance the night away. Over the years many became fixtures at the parties as they ingrained themselves in the Paisley scene. Returning again and again, these "Paisley Heads" were true blues and their lives have been forever changed by the man, the music and the community that emerged.
These were "regular" people that experience extraordinaire things. These stories have laid dormant until now. This podcast intends to give them life by giving a forum where the memories can be shared. We seek to put these stories on wax so history will know what happened on those beautiful Paisley nights.
Co-Hosted by Mark Bonde a long-time Paisley Head and DJ Dudley D (Dustin Meyer) Prince's long-time DJ at Paisley Park.
April 21, 2019
Bill Wensel spent decades in the Minneapolis music scene and saw Prince perform hundreds of times. Here how Prince propelled his artwork, copied his dance moves and much more in this episode.
April 22, 2019
Mark Bonde & DJ Dudley D recap the first two episodes, talk about the "Wild Sign", Lenny Kravitz & Prince dancing and more.
April 23, 2019
Deon Anderson got into Prince at a very young age and has deep roots in Minneapolis. She might have "missed out" on some of the events surrounding Purple Rain but definitely made up for it later in life spending countless nights at Paisley Park.
April 24, 2019
Mark Bonde & DJ Dudley D recap the last episode and talk about the NPG Store in Uptown. Mark is also looking for the "Gold Experience" jacket in size Large. Please let us know if you can help him locate one.
April 26, 2019
Samantha Mccarroll-Hyne's mom would not let her go to a Paisley Park dance party until she was 10 years so she missed out on the early 2000 parties. She more than made up for it later in life as she was able to participate in many epic performances including one that had Madonna as a guest. Listen to hear her story and how she met Prince in an unlikely place.
June 7, 2019
Episode 7 celebrates the birth of Prince and the influence he had on his fans. It also tells the story of how DJ Dudley D became his DJ. Learn how Dudley kept the mix so tight at that first gig that Prince interrupted him while he was mixing to ask him a question.
June 7, 2019
Serah Sauser tells us that when the light was turned off at The Rogue Prince was coming. Hear how Prince fell for her when they first met and all about the videos she danced in that never hit the streets. This is a can't miss episode with great stories galore!
June 15, 2019
Does Mark remember his 1st time seeing Prince perform at Paisley Park? Of course, he does and his story is "fantastic"!
June 29, 2019
How did people find out about all those Paisley Park parties back in the day? Jonathan Carter was instrumental in it all and can remember the URL to prove it. He has stories on top of stories on top of stories. Hold on to you wigs people!!!