Prince v. the IRS. Also, v. the French Government

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Probably the apex of my listening to Prince was my freshman year of college, where I thrilled to his virtuosity, to his funk, and to the way it flummoxed other music majors when I told them that I’d spent the morning listening to Prince. (I also got into at least one BBS argument about whether Prince could play jazz if he wanted to; I argued, naturally, that he could.) Though I’ve only listened to him occasionally since, he holds a special place in my heart and in my ears.

Yesterday, when I read that he’d died, my first thoughts were memories of my freshman year. Like any right-thinking American, my next were whether he’d ever had any significant interaction with the tax law.

A quick search answered that: he did! Continue reading “Prince v. the IRS. Also, v. the French Government”