Without any trace of irony, I do, as Richard Gere jokes in Pretty Woman, love Prince more than life itself. Hanging in my closet between the dress I wore for high school graduation and my wedding dress, is the dress I wore to my first Prince concert. Prince in concert, by the way, is incredible.
While “7” is not my favorite of his songs, it’s still a damn good song with a great video featuring his royal purpleness masked with his future wife (and ex-wife), Mayte. I love the juxtaposition of the kinky diamond mask with the yellow clad belly dancers. (I also have a soft spot for this song because it was my analysis of it that convinced one uber-smart girl on our high school that I was smart.)
PS. Don’t forget to Get Your Gift On.