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The Prince File – Lost Last Words

The last words that Prince shared with his fans have been erased… just not erased quickly enough.

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The Prince Files

Just when you thought that you have heard all that you ever care to hear about Prince Rogers Nelson there is something else to be said. In fact there is so much being said that I am starting a series of publications entitled; The Prince Files. There’s a lot of information out there and I would be negligent to the readership if I did not pass this information along.

The information that follows is just the tip of the iceberg. Over the weekend this subject will be explored in greater detail. I hesitated to bring this information here at first. I mean after all there are endless stories to publish about this Presidential Election. I could take this opportunity to talk even more about that but this is heavy stuff and it’s even bigger than the election. Stuff like this helps us to understand the world we are living in a whole lot better. I mean, it’s all Prince based information. How could we not want more of that?

What I find to be most amazing about this series of reports is the amount of time and energy put into them by the people who have brought them to our attention. As you will see, these people didn’t just start their exploratory work last Thursday. They are no strangers to the subject matter presented. They’ve been at this kind of thing for years and years. That is why within one week of Prince’s death there has been an incredible number of publications to the net, covering aspects of this event that perhaps you had not considered. I wonder what would have happened if the Internet had existed at the time of Elvis’s death. One thing is certain if that had been the case. He wouldn’t have found it so easy to perpetrate the hoax.

The Prince Files, Episode 1…


Manic Monday Madness

As I publish this edition of Manic Monday Madness I draw attention to the fact that “Manic Monday” only became a term in popular culture after the Bangles released their hit single “Manic Monday” back in 1986. The Bangles were a group with musical talent but they didn’t write their own songs. This song was actually written by Prince and given to the Bangles to help get them started. He said that the song actually came to him in a dream. He woke up from the dream and went to work. Inside a day he had the song done complete on paper. He gave the song to the right group and the rest is history.

We now bring you BREAKING NEWS from Ft. Benning, Georgia…

After Prince death, Airborne admits maroon berets actually raspberry

Now for your musical enjoyment…

I know, you thought that by now I would have worked through the various ways I know to give homage to a great musician who enriched my life experience. Well now I have. You can now go back to the regularly scheduled news stories of the day, featuring Donald Trump.


A Sunday Sermon

It’s a beautiful day to be alive. It is a day worth celebrating. It is the day of the week that is set aside by the Christian Faithful for rest and worship. We congregate in our Church houses and go into his presence with songs of praise. We ask for his anointing of the minister to bring his Word from the Bible with the fire of the Holy Spirit. We ask the Holy Spirit to open our mind to receive and understand the Truth of his Word. As a result this one day of the week brings sustenance to our lives to carry us out into the world again to be a blessing to others.

I so look forward to the Blessings that God has for me today. I look forward to being in his house with fellow believers. I invite you to join with me.

At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.

The streaming television webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church is found HERE

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Saturday Night Special

We continue to observe the passing of the musical virtuoso, Prince Rogers Nelson as the Real Revo flies its Jolly Roger at half staff…

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How I became a Prince Fan


It was some time in the year 1984 and I was waiting patiently in the lobby of the State Farm Insurance office near the Bordeaux Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina. My very first vehicle, a Chevrolet Four Wheel Drive pick-up truck had been totally destroyed as the result of a senseless crime that had taken place on Ft. Bragg a few months prior. I was awaiting the issuance of a check and then I would be on my way.

The very cute girl at the front desk started to make conversation with me. She had big, poofed up blond hair, sweet blue eyes and rosy cheeks. The only attractive women known to be in Fayetteville in those days were either married to an Army Officer or was the Daughter of an Army Officer or perhaps serving in the U.S. Air Force. In any case, they weren’t going to be associating with Grunts. I wasn’t accustomed to being spoken to by an attractive female in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

She asked “Are you going to the Prince concert”? In a couple of weeks Price was going to be playing either in Greensboro or Raleigh, I forget which. I was not a Prince fan so such details escaped me. Furthermore I found most Prince music videos to be highly annoying. The “When Doves Cry” video was the most unnerving. The image of a leprechaunish sized pale body with a Little Richard variant hair-doo on display crawling out of a bath tub and across a flower strewn floor toward me is not something I cared to see live in concert. I responded to her question with “No, I’m not paying that kind of money to go see a sissy show”. She actually looked sad when she said “Wow, since your truck has been totaled I was going to offer you a ride. I guess you don’t need one”.

Needless to say I felt really silly right about then. I collected my check and left. I never saw her again.

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Saturday Silliness

I will always consider myself a child of the 80s. More accurately, a child who came of age in the 80s. It was a magical era. As we observe the passing of an icon of the era all forms of indulgences into nostalgia takes place among those of us who recall those days with fondness.

MTV was a great influence on the 80s decade. Those were their golden years back when they were all about music. After decades of lost focus when MTV became more of a detriment to society than e entertainment channel MTV has now decided to focus on Music again. Whether or not they return to their prior greatness remains to be seen.

Behold the MTV Decade…

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White People’s Love of Prince explained

As the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest American musicians of all times many ask why it is that Prince had such a strong following among the white masses. How could it be that even many Rednecks loved Prince? Dave Chapelle and his team of researchers went out on the streets years ago to prove a musical theory.

You will find the answer to the mystery of Prince’s massive caucasian following HERE

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Friday Night at the Movies

Welcome Real Revo Theater Patrons. As has been your custom for years you cruise on by and see what’s playing. Most of the time it’s something terrible. Sometimes it’s so terrible that you pass on by. I don’t blame you. Sometimes the stuff we play in here is horrible and sometimes it’s so horrible that you can’t quit watching. You and you alone are the Judge of that.

We all know what the movie should be tonight. The movie should be Purple Rain and it should be followed by Under the Cherry Moon. End of discussion. Unfortunately Prince was very vigilant about controlling how his image or his work was distributed. Prince would kick your ass if he ever caught you uploading his essence. Thusly, if we want to enjoy his essence in music or film, we must have purchased it or have had it given to us by Prince himself. Yes, I was GIVEN the Musicology CD upon passing through the turnstiles to see his show in Jacksonville, Florida in 2004. It was absolutely crazy and the crowd was even crazier. That’s another story altogether.

For our movie tonight I have found something with a familiar theme for Revoistas. It once again explains how life really sucked in Soviet Russia. It’s dark and disturbing but all in all a very good movie. Therefore we must present it here before it is stricken down. As we enjoy this movie we can remember how Prince helped us win the Cold War. His music helped to maintain the morale of the Troops. I shed many gallons of sweat on dance floors along the Mid-Atlantic Coast down to the Florida Keys and around to the coastal towns of the Florida Panhandle, dazzling the ladies with stunning dance moves inspired by Prince and mixed liquor drinks. Prince was a staunch opponent of Slavery and Mass Murder and thusly could not abide with Communism. He gave us ugly, clumsy, socially awkward beasts who manned the front lines inroads into making it with the ladies. He helped us to be fruitful and multiply. With two movies and many musical albums overtaking the entertainment industry worldwide, the Iron Curtain fell due in part to a gentle push with a purple velvet gloved hand.

There will be more to say about Prince as the weekend unfolds.

Our Friday Night Flight takes us to the Soviet Union…


The story of the greatest Super Bowl Halftime Show ever

If you never got to see this guy in concert, you missed a real show. Nonetheless, if you were watching the Super Bowl in 2007 there is a good chance that you saw the greatest Halftime Show in the history of the Game. I do know personally that Prince liked to work in a particular environment. There was a Nor’easter blowin’ on the day of the Super Bowl and it wasn’t going to let up. When Prince was informed of the weather, his reaction was nothing that I thought it might be. How silly of me. Just when I thought I knew him, I didn’t know him at all. Prince used the weather. I remember the purple lasers firing through the rain. It was the greatest musical stage show I had ever seen. Prince playing Purple Rain in the purple rain. It can never be duplicated…

Click on the link that directs you to watch the video on You Tube

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Back when mass gender confusion began…

Prince vs Charlie Murphy from American Booze on Vimeo.


Freaky Friday Follies

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Remembering the 9th Wonder of the World


Most people are familiar with the Seven Wonders of the World. They are Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. There have been two additions to those wonders. The Eighth Wonder of the World was Andre the Giant. The Ninth Wonder of the World was also a Pro Wrestler. Her name was Joanie Laurer but the world knew her as Chyna.

Today the world mourns the loss of two great talents of the entertainment industry. At 57 years Prince Rodgers Nelson left us far too soon. It seems unreal that he has played his last note. He pushed himself too hard. He loved making music and he loved his fans. He would not cancel that show in Atlanta even though he wasn’t feeling good. Exhaustion combined with illness proved fatal.

Chyna was only 46 years old. That is far too young to die but like her cohorts in the Pro Wrestling community who came up in the business during the steroid era, early Death is part of the deal you make when you step into the squared circle. She came to national prominence when she was only 27 years old. She had been working to get there for years.

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A National Tragedy


When Merle Haggard died I said that most of my Karaoke lineup was made of music produced by mostly dead people.

I just received news that the list of my Karaoke music made by dead people just got longer.

Prince dead at 57 – Rest in Peace


I’m angry

I’m angry because I thought more delegates were going to be awarded tonight. My mind had merged the New York Primary with all the States that are going to vote NEXT Tuesday. I didn’t read the rule book that told me when those elections are and because I didn’t come home to see all the action I imagined was going to take place, I’m angry. I mean we already know who is going to sweep the Northeast, I don’t understand why they didn’t do those Primary Votes tonight. I don’t care what the calendar says. I don’t care about the Laws of Physics for that matter. We the People instinctively know the order of things and those pesky little… predetermined dates upon the calendar or preannounced rules of delegate selection should not be sufficient to stand in the way of the Laws of Inertia.

Speaking of Inertia…

Bernie got that ass whipped. The guy has an energized following. I mean after all, isn’t the crazily energized crowd the sign of Victory? Not so. I have been reminded time and time again by a Lighting Designer out of New York City that New York tends to go with a “Strong Woman”. Now I guess it proves out again. Lots of Shenanigans going on in the Big Apple. Always is.

I wanted Bernie to whip Hillary’s ass in New York. Let me tell you something though. I loved watching Barack Obama whip her ass in 2008. I guess he who laughs last, laughs longest.

BMAN 2016!


Beware of Manic Monday Madness

Sadly I am finding this warning about what is going to happen tomorrow a little too late.

Maybe if you are at the grocery story first thing in the morning you will be able to get some SPAM before the shelves are picked clean.

I cannot possibly leave you all hanging like this without updated intel…

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A Sunday Sermon

Good morning Real Revo. It’s another wonderful day that the Lord has made. It is the day of the week that Christians set aside for rest and worship. I have many things to be thankful for today, mostly how it is that Jesus Christ has paid the price for my Sins and by doing so has opened the way for me to communicate with God directly without requiring some kind of Temple Priest to be my mediator. Now I have the Holy Spirit who lives in me and who understands my every need even when I do not have prayerful words to express them. My own words speak what it is that I can understand but the Holy Spirit intercedes for me in utterances I cannot understand but the Lord God understands completely.

I pray that the Holy Spirit is dwelling in you richly. If as of yet you do not know the Holy Spirit, I hope that you will seek after it with an open heart. God loves you and wants to reveal himself to you in a way that will change your life forever. If you care to you may find wisdom from his revealed word here with us today.

At the link below you will find the streaming webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church. The webcast will stream content all day, along with the live webcast of our Sunday Morning Worship Service that starts at 10:45am East Coast time. Please feel welcome to join us.

The streaming television webcast from North Jacksonville Baptist Church is found HERE

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Late Night Fun!

I was hooked on this in less than 2 Minutes. It got that retarded, that fast. Good stuff…


Friday Night at the Movies

Welcome back to Friday Night at the Movies. As always we take a break from the daily grind of current events to break away for some entertainment. If you were here last Friday Night you saw something horrible. It is called a programming malfunction. In this case I had the wrong movie embedded. This has happened before but it worked out for the good. Not so last Friday Night. Last Friday Night was horrific.

Why? Because the movie I intended to display for your entertainment pleasure is a screen gem that features a lot of big names in the movie biz. Names like Ann Margaret and Ann Margaret. Also starring Ann Margaret. There’s really not much more that I care to tell you about this movie because you already know the highlights. There are also other famous actors in this movie. You will recognize them when you see them. Mostly though, there’s Ann Margaret.

Now then, a not-so-complicated production, a healthy diversion headed into the weekend. Something for a few good laughs and something to remind us that Elvis dated only the hottest of babes.

Click on the thumbnail and then click again to watch on YouTube. Embedding was disabled. Nonetheless we present the movie here and you can watch it there.

The weekend is here. It’s time for a celebration!

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Freaky Friday Follies

Almost feels like a science fiction movie from the early 70s…


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Words from the wise

You may consider this a companion to the previous publication.

An Admonition from President Washington.

As you can see, his advice has been ignored by those to whom it was given.

The reason why I am not terribly emotionally involved in this election is because I know that nothing can save us from the damage we have allowed to be done to our Country.


Violent Saturday Matinee

An offering as penance for the awful movie last night, which was actually published in error, an error that wasn’t caught until it was too late.

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