This picture requires some explanation. That’s my left hand holding a diskette that I was sent by Prince’s PR reps circa 1993 (when I was a music editor at Details). That generation of disk is an artifact by itself, but what makes this one particularly interesting is that it had the software patches necessary to typeset (and, if memory serves, word-process) Prince’s new name, which was the unpronounceable glyph you see stamped on it. I have a bunch of weird rock memorabilia in the closet (Breeders tube socks!), but this is probably the oddest item of all.