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Three miles from Paisley Park


This beards.org photo shoot with Scott took place three miles from Prince’s Paisley Park.  And I did not know it at the time.  What’s more is that I’d driven right by Paisley Park on the way to and from the photo shoot without even noticing it.  I was a visitor to the area.

Scott wanted a photo shoot at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  He even sprang for the fee for the Arboretum’s photography permit.  It was a perfect location for a photo shoot.  Little did I know, however, that we were in Prince’s neighborhood.

Following the shock of Prince’s sudden passing this week, I was curious to learn more about his Paisley park studio and residence.  I was surprised to discover that it is right next to Arboretum Boulevard, the main route to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.   According to Google maps, it is a distance of three miles from Paisley Park to the Arboretum.

I never would have been considered to be a big Prince fan.  I liked “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” well enough to buy the album.  Apart from that, I was familiar with some of his music by hearing it played on the radio.  But I did not really follow him.

I never saw Prince with a beard.  I took notice when he appeared with surprisingly dense stubble, sculpted into designer shapes.  I would have liked to see him grow it all out at least once.

Now that he is suddenly gone, I’ve learned a lot more about him.  I admire his fierce independence as well as his extraordinary musical talent.  What really surprised and pleased me were the numerous accounts of the many ways he interacted with and remained a part of his hometown community.

I’ve gained a new appreciation for Prince and wish that I’d done so while he was still alive.  I’m sorry that I passed by his house twice in one day without even knowing it was there or that he might have been there.

Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson.

beard photo shoots: Scott, Version 2.0

Scott graciously participated in two more documentary beard photo shoots this week.  The first was on Sunday, August 26th, exactly two years following his first beards.org photo shoot.  The second shoot this week was on Tuesday, August 28th.   Here are some preview shots from the first shoot this week.

Every photo shoot begins with a first photo.  To get the ball rolling, this was Monday’s first:


A few more:




Scott’s beard has changed somewhat since his first beards.org photo shoot two years ago.  Click on any of the photos above to visit Scott’s beard feature.  Stay tuned for more.

seventeen million?


Oops!  The gallery views counter hit seventeen million…sometime.  It was about a week ago.  I missed it.  Oh, well.  Here’s a little belated commemoration of the momentous occasion!  Photo above is another preview shot from Scott’s beards.org photo shoot.  His beard feature will appear one of these days…soon, I hope!  Stay tuned.  Oh, and thanks, everyone, for all your interest in all about beards!

beards.org’s second grow-a-beard commercial

The second video in this series is now up on YouTube.  This one features footage of Christopher, shot during his latest beards.org photo shoot.  Scott still serves as an official spokesperson for beards.org in this video.  Check it out:


Watch in full 1080p HD on YouTube.