A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Publicist Confirms: Pop Superstar Prince Dies at his Minnesota Home ... God Bless.

Publicist Confirms: Pop Superstar 

Prince Dies at his Minnesota Home

Prince performing in the hit film 'Purple Rain.'

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar 
Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most i
nventive and influential musicians of his era 
with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” 
”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” 
was found dead at his home on Thursday in 
suburban Minneapolis, acc
ording to his publicist. He was 57.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The 
Associated Press that the music icon died at his 
home in Chanhassen. No details were i
mmediately released.
The singer, songwriter, arranger and 
instrumentalist broke through in the late 
1970s with the hits “Why You Wanna Treat
 Me So Bad?” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” 
and soared over the following decade with 
such albums as “1999” and “Purple Rain.” 
The title song from “1999” includes one of 
the most widely quoted refrains of popular 
culture: “Tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999.”
Prince recently toured solo on his 'Piano and a Microphone' tour.

Prince recently toured solo on his ‘Piano and a Microphone’ tour. (Photo courtesy Prince management)
The Minneapolis native, born Prince Rogers Nelson, stood just 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and seemed to summon the 
most original and compelling sounds at will, 
whether playing guitar in a flamboyant style 
that openly drew upon Jimi Hendrix, switching 
his vocals from a nasally scream to an erotic 
falsetto or turning out album after album of 
stunningly original material. Among his other 
notable releases: “Sign O’ the Times,” 
”Graffiti Bridge” and “The Black Album.”
He was also fiercely protective of his ind
ependence, battling his record company 
over control of his material and even his 
name. Prince once wrote “slave” on his 
face in protest of not owning his work a
nd famously battled and then departed 
his label, Warner Bros., before returning 
a few years ago.
“What’s happening now is the position 
that I’ve always wanted to be in,” Prince 
told the AP in 2014. “I was just trying to 
get here.”

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne
and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

In 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock 
and Roll Hall of Fame, which hailed him as 
a musical and social trailblazer.
“He rewrote the rulebook, forging a synthesis 
f black funk and white rock that served as a
 blueprint for cutting-edge music in the 
Eighties,” reads the Hall’s dedication. “Prince
 made dance music that rocked and rock music
 that had a bristling, funky backbone. From the 
beginning, Prince and his music were 
androgynous, sly, sexy and provocative.”

Rarely lacking in confidence, Price effortlessly 
absorbed the music of others and made it 
sound like Prince, whether the James Brown 
guitar riff on “Kiss” or the Beatle-esque, 
psychedelic pop of “Raspberry Beret.”
He also proved a source of hits for others, 
from Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 
2 U” to Cyndi Lauper’s “When You Were 
Mine.” He also wr
ote “Manic Monday” for the Bangles
Prince had been touring and recording right 
up until his death, releasing four albums in the 
last 18 months, including two on the Tidal 
streaming service last year. He performed in 
Atlanta last week as part of his “Piano and a 
Microphone” tour, a strip
ped down show that has featured a mix of 
his hits like “Purple Rain” or “Little Red 
Corvette” and some B-sides from his 
extensive library.
Prince debuted the intimate format at his 
Paisley Park studios in January, treating
fans to a performance that was personal 
and was both playful and emotional at times.

The cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" single, which was played in the background of the video under dispute. (Photo: Paisley Park)
The cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” single.
The musician had seemed to be shedding his
 reclusive reputation. He hosted several 
late-night jam sessions where he serenaded 
Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx’s 
WNBA championship and showcased his 
latest protege, singer Judith Hill.
Ever surprising, he announced on stage in 
New York City last month that he was writing 
his memoir. “The Beautiful Ones” was expected 
to be released in the fall of 2017 by publishing 
house Spiegel & Grau. The publishing
house has not yet commented on status of book, 
but a press release about the memoir says: 
“Prince will take readers on an unconventional 
and poetic journey through his life and creative 
work.” It says the book will include stories about
Prince’s music and “the family that shaped him 
and the people, places, and ideas that fired his 
creative imagination.”
A small group of fans quickly gathered in the 
rain Thursday outside his music studio, Paisley 
Park, where Prince’s gold records are on the 
walls and the purple motorcycle he rode in his 
1984 breakout movie, “Purple Rain,” is on 
display. The white building 
surrounded by a fence is in Chanhassen, 
about 20
 miles southwest of 
Steven Scott, 32, of Eden Prairie, said he 
was at 
Paisley Park last Saturday for Prince’s
 dance party. 
He called Prince 
“a beautiful person” whose message was
 that people 
should love 
one another.
“He brought people together for the right reasons,” 
Scott said.
Note: This story is being updated. Check back as 
details unfold.

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