This is what he said:
"When you first threw the idea of a Father's Day playlist at me, I balked. 'A Fathers Day Playlist? What the Fa?'
'No. NO. NO!' I responded. 'You want a play list from your father? Take what you get! So there!!'
But...while lying in bed I began to think, why not? So I fooled around in my head and began to compile a list of music, and I began to have some fun...and got interested. When you called, I was ready.
So here is a partial list, a list that is merely a microcosm of my musical library, you know that. I didn't go back as far as Clan of Xymox or early Eno or even that esoteric. (Ed. Note: This is his favorite word.) But here it is:"
"What can I say?"
Band of Horses — "Marry Song"
"Love the syncopated pace and true harmony."
"Knoplers's guitar solo is worth the wait."
"Driving rhythm, can't sit still."
"A great takeoff on the Boards of Canada song."
"Solid, professional group."
"Pure Prince and his versatility."
"No better male blues singer."
"Hard to choose."
"Find me a harder driving, more primal group than this one from the 'On-U' days."
If you play guitar, you can weep.
Above clockwise from left: Photo Courtesy of Paisley Park, DFA, TBD Records, RCA.