To the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,
Can I please borrow your New Power Generation? Mine has gone to shit. I promise to return them promptly, and in great condition. Just need them for the weekend really. If they are unavailable, I would still consider it a great honor if you’d let me borrow The Revolution. You see, life has been kicking me around a bit this week. And I really just want to go out on the town this weekend, wearing a lot of paisley and sequins, and let my nappy hair down. I understand that I won’t have any chance at redemptive bliss without your assistance.
If you’d find it in your heart to help me, I’d be forever indebted.
Sincerely your friend and devotee,
Robert Boylan III