On the third episode of Coffee and Bars, we are mourning Prince. Hard. And discuss his unusual perspective on covers and his complicated relationship with the queer community, queer women in particular. Also: Surya Bonaly, James Franco, Jawbreaker: The Musical and Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast’s) epic twitter rant on Chris Brown and rape culture in the music industry.
For this week’s links, read on below.
Read and watch:
- NewNowNext: Jinx Monsoon To Star In ‘Jawbreaker: The Musical?’
- Stereogum: Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino Explains Why Chris Brown’s Latest Hit Perpetuates Rape Culture
- Radiolab: On the Edge
- New York Magazine: Jerry Saltz And James Franco In Conversation
- Hollywood Reporter: Prince Wants Laws Changed To Eliminate Song Covers
- Vice: Is Tori Amos Trying To Set A Record For Most Cover Songs On One Tour?
- AfterEllen: Prince’s Complicated Lesbian History
- Washington Post: Raunchy Prince Was Actually A Conservative Christian Who Reportedly Opposed Gay Marriage
- Bitch: Why The 5’2″ Singer Is The Biggest Male Feminist Star Of The Last 25 Years.. Kinda
BONUS! BONUS! BONUS!
Podcast intro music (Pump It by Tyler Twombly) is licensed under a Attribution License via CreativeCommons.org.