Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sizing Up Prince



First good connection I got with him was When Doves Cry. We're in the mid 80s and Michael Jackson is ruling the world. But WDC has a very catchy first 15 seconds. My friends tell me they like Purple Rain. I don't really. Probably way too busy listening to MJ and learning his moves. Of course I like Kiss. And learn the refrain from the Sunday papers. His clips are nice but the overall visual experience is quite peculiar. Like with Bowie. And Boy George.

I had never listened to any interviews of him. Until yesterday. Maybe because he didn't give that many. So it was a real treat to find out he's very soft-spoken and at peace with himself.

3 comments:

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

So how did he die? From exhaustion and flue?

akagugo said...

Increasingly sure about painkiller abuse. But the root cause of this is yet to be determined...

akagugo said...

Now sure about opioid overdose.