As you’ve well figured out by now, music is my passion in life. I listen to different music every day, I play a few instruments, and I even read biographies of musicians (as mentioned in This Post ).
Naturally, I talk about music with people in person too. I find it fascinating to discover other people’s musical interests, but I’ve always found 2 common denominators amongst those I’ve spoken with: Michael Jackson and Prince.
We lost “The King of Pop” back in June of 2009. If that’s wasn’t bad enough, yesterday we lost Prince. I’ll say that again: PRINCE DIED YESTERDAY!
What the hell 2016?! It seems the Universe has it out for legendary musicians this year. Honestly, I’m not too sure how much more loss my poor little music junkie heart can take!
Prince was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and successful musicians of all time. In addition to his own music, he discovered and produced a variety of artists, and even starred in his own movie. The guy did it all, and losing him was like losing David Bowie all over again. Hearing the news just felt so surreal and disheartening.
Undoubtedly, much like the aforementioned Michael Jackson and David Bowie, Prince’s music will persevere and continue to be enjoyed by his fans for years to come. The impact he made in the industry, as well as that of his fan’s lives, will remain, and his work will continue to inspire a multitude of artists.
I hav to apologize for the relative briefness of this post. While it may seem like a short mention of the passing of an icon, rest assured this is not the case. I’m honestly too stunned to properly string together a fitting eulogy at the moment. I just pray to the music gods that we don’t lose anyone else this year!
R.I.P. Prince, you will truly be missed.
June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
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”
“Let’s GoCrazy” from the album “Purple Rain” by Prince & The Revolution, 1984.