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Attended Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
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Son got everything at the Bucks game today. The freesbee with the free pizza slice coupon, BMO Harris lion that parachuted down from the rafters and a Tee-shirt thrown from a cheerleader. And he danced on the Jumbo-Tron.

Only problem was LeBron won the game, but what are you going to do. 
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I lived in Milwaukee for years near this place and never visited. That all changed today. #milwaukee
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After a five-year layoff, the Guitar Hero franchise takes center stage again in the video game industry with a revamped game coming this fall.
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My high school buddy Darryl bought the cassettes for me as a graduation gift. One of the best gifts ever. I remember walking to class with my Walkman on. The great thing about tape is you pretty much have to listen to every song.
 
On this day:
At 2nd April of 1987, the Prince album "Sign O' The Times" was released worldwide. The album is the follow-up to 'Parade' (1986), and Prince's first "solo" album following his departure from The Revolution. The album also had an accompanying concert film of the same name.

In spring of 1987 Prince hit his peak with his 16-track double album, 'Sign 'O' The Times.' Recorded at Paisley Park in Minneapolis and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, it was his ninth release and his first solo outing since disbanding his band, the Revolution, after their 1986 tour.

Fearless, eclectic, and defiantly messy, Prince's 'Sign 'O' the Times' falls into the tradition of tremendous, chaotic double albums like The Beatles, 'Exile on Main St.', and 'London Calling', albums that are fantastic because of their overreach, their great sprawl. Prince shows nearly all of his cards here, from bare-bones electro-funk and smooth soul to pseudo-psychedelic pop and crunching hard rock, touching on gospel, blues, and folk along the way. 

Like all the best double albums, ‘Sign O’ The Times’ makes a virtue out of eclecticism. Listening to it, you feel that all human life is here. Throughout, the record flits expertly between full-blown excess and austere minimalism. Indeed, for a musician whose career has often been floored by his tendency to gild the lily, Prince is a master of minimalism.

The title track is ascetic in its simplicity: for the most part, it consists of nothing more than Prince’s rapped voice and a drum machine; additional instruments only appear to illustrate lyrical points. The song also showcases a lyrical acuity that’s all too often neglected in favour of daft innuendo; the opening reference to AIDS ("a big disease with a little name") is a particularly smart touch. 

Prince has always had an, ahem, thing for sex. While it’s far from chaste, ‘Sign…’ is one of his least overtly sexual records. Even when he addresses the subject most directly on ‘It’, his desperate vocal makes sexual infatuation sound like a judicial sentence – even the drum noises make their best impression of the clinkclunk of prison cells. 

Despite the occasionally sombre mood, the album is sprinkled liberally with some of the best pop songs of the decade. ‘Starfish And Coffee’ indulges his occasional penchant for psychedelia. ‘I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man’ is an absolute joy, and features the best breakdown in any song ever.

‘U Got The Look’ was, correctly, a massive hit, and even gets away with an appearance from Sheena Easton, the Esther Rantzen-endorsed TV talent contest winner from Scotland – the equivalent of a Michelle McManus collaboration in 2004. ‘Housequake’ and ‘Hot Thing’ could slay any dancefloor to this day. Thanks to their brutally pared-down sound, they haven’t dated a bit. 
 
A couple of songs defy categorisation because they’re just plain weird. An unspecified melancholia hangs over ‘The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker’, articulated only by a synth noise that suggests the keyboard’s batteries are running out. ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’ is stranger still. Its curious lyric about gender-hopping makes it the only Prince song that would warrant inclusion in a literary exam paper. 

In 2003, the album was ranked number 93 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2006, Q magazine placed the album at #12 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s." In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the album at #11 on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s" saying "Sign o' the Times is Prince's most varied album and his most self-consciously auteurish".

While 'Sign O' the Times' did not exactly light the charts on fire upon its release, it did earn a number of rave reviews. To this day, it stands as arguably his most acclaimed work. 

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The flagfin angelfish, Apolemichthys trimaculatus, has been successfully bred and reared in captivity by Bali Aquarich. After years of stagnation in the...
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  • Edwards Engineering Consultants, LLC
    Principal/Owner, 2003 - present
  • Edwards & Associates Inc
    Civil Engineer, 1994 - 2003
  • Indiana Department of Transportation
    Civil Engineer, 1993 - 1994
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  • Horace Mann High School, Gary IN
  • Tolleston Middle School, Gary IN
  • Beveridge Elementary School, Gary IN
  • Brunswick Elementary School, Gary IN
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