Unbelievably another musical genius has died. I loved Prince’s music as a teen and he got me through some bad times including the death of my dad in 1982. He was truly a poetic artist, and with his loss along with David Bowie earlier this year there’s a void in the music world which will never be filled.
There are so many incredible songs to choose from: “1999”, “Little Red Corvette”, “When Doves Cry”, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”, “Rasberry Beret”,”Kiss”, “Purple Rain”… I’m going to go with the lyrics from “Lets Go Crazy” because I think it’s fitting for such sad news.
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
The after world
A world of never-ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night
So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one,Dr.Everything’ll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the after world
In this life
You’re on your own…
And here’s what he had to say in a recent interview regarding his talent:
I’m no different to anyone. Yes I have fame and wealth and talent, but I certainly don’t consider myself better than anyone who has no fame, wealth or talent. People fascinate me. They’re amazing! Life fascinates me! And I’m no more fascinated by my own life than by anyone else’s
As a longtime fan I want to say thank you Prince. Thank you for creating such incredible music that reached out to millions of people throughout the world and touched all of our hearts.
This is what it sounds like. When doves cry.