Remembering that funky nerd, Prince

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Purple tears will fall like rain today – the artist known as Prince has died at his Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis. The flamboyant star was known for his plethora of popular songs over the past few decades, but In nerd culture he’s remembered best as the musician responsible for the 1989 Batman soundtrack that made Jack Nicholson’s Joker funky!

Only an ultra-nerd would dare call themselves Prince (his actual name was Prince Rogers Nelson), then change their name to an obscure elvish-like symbol, and then back again to Prince. So even though he’s not typically celebrated for his geekiness, we know when we lose one of our own. RIP, Prince, and may your groovy soul rock that big show in sky.

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Bob Leeper
Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.