Bob Schwartz

Prince’s Paisley Park Should Become an Artist Incubator

Paisley Park Studio

There is talk about Prince’s huge and state-of-the-art Paisley Park mansion being turned into a museum, something like Graceland.

A better idea is to make it into an artist incubator, where musicians and others can develop their art. What more nurturing and inspirational space could there be?

Prince left no will or other directives, so what happens to Paisley Park will ultimately be up to his heirs, including a sibling and some half-siblings. We don’t know exactly what Prince would want, but somehow, as beloved as he is, a museum that treats him like some kind of saint or icon worthy of pilgrimage may not be it.

Some Disingenuous Republicans Are Waiting for Trump to “Change His Style”

Republicans who honestly support Donald Trump are entitled to do so. This is America and it’s a free country. But some disingenuous Republicans are saying that they are holding off support to see if Trump “changes his style.” Which is a dishonest and cowardly position.

You can support Trump because you like him and think he would be a great President—the greatest ever. You can support him because you dislike the Democrats and Hillary Clinton.

You can oppose Trump because…well, so many reasons.

But waiting for Trump to change his style is absurd. Not because he can’t or won’t—though he probably won’t—but because his problem is substantive, not stylistic. It is about who he is. And everybody on the face of the earth knows who he is, because he has been compulsive about telling us for years, especially during this campaign.

So if you hear about some politician waiting for Trump to change his style, don’t believe it. It’s just another skittish and not particularly brave politician blowing in an ill wind.