Prince, 1958-2016

I had been cobbling together a Friday Faves post that I immediately scrapped when the news broke yesterday that Prince had died. One of the main reasons that I started writing the blog seven years ago was to capture moments in our lives and record personal snapshots of important events. I was a sociology major -- analyzing the facets of society on a micro and macro level is what we do. When you are discussing the music of my generation, it does not get any more important -- more influential -- than Prince.

If you want to see the quintessential example of Prince's musicianship, watch this all-star clip from George Harrison's memorial concert. Even amongst musical legends, he was truly one-of-a-kind. What level of talent do you have to possess to stand out in THIS crowd:

Aside: Harrison's son is the spitting image of him.

I don't always connect to sermons or preaching, to put it bluntly. The interpretation of God's word by man is always going to have flaws. But I am never closer to God than when I am in song, and beautiful music has always been my reassurance that there is a higher power. I don't think there is any better example of that than Prince, his talent and the incredible body of work that he created. James Corden said it so much better than I in his tribute to Prince on The Late Late Show: "What a thing to have been alive when Prince was making music. We are all incredibly lucky."

"Everyone has their own experience. That's why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don't have to come back again." 

Prince, 1958-2016

1 comment:

  1. It is so sad. I need for us not to lose another legend this year especially in the music world.


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