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Charlie Brawner

Charlie Brawner lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with his wife and three kids. He spends most of his time as a husband, parent, and IT Director. However, late at night he can be found spinning vinyl - usually Prince or jazz - and often writing about it. You can learn more at: mookiefantana.com.

Prince: Grief Counselor

Prince: Grief Counselor-Housequake
How much can you love someone you never knew?

I’ll never forget seeing the news at about 11:50 AM on April 21, 2016. The breaking news alert on my phone simply said something like, “Male found unresponsive at Paisley Park.” Within minutes my worst fears were realized when it was revealed that “male” was Prince...

Prince’s 1983 Masterpiece

Prince’s 1983 Masterpiece-Housequake
What would a 1983 Prince album have looked like if he hadn’t given all of that music away?

He started working with other artists as an outlet for his creativity that couldn’t be contained. The Time, Vanity 6, Sheena Easton, and Sheila E. to name a few. Originals is proof of this, not that we needed it. It begs the question: What would a 1983 Prince album have looked like if he hadn’t given all of that music away?

Purple Rain’s 4th Best Song

Purple Rain’s 4th Best Song-Housequake
Many of you argue that other songs from Purple Rain belong in the top three and you’re not wrong.

We could debate all day about the best song from Purple Rain, but it’s been done. I know many of you would argue that other songs belong in the top three and I’m not going to say you’re wrong. More important to me is this question: What’s the 4th best song from Purple Rain?

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