April 22, 2016

RIP, Prince

RIP, Prince.  Thank you for being unapologetically you, a fantastic musician, honest about coming from a difficult family background, faithful to Minnesota, and sexy in purple.


"Every day I feel is a blessing from God.  And I consider it a new beginning.  Yeah, everything is beautiful."

"A strong spirit transcends rules."

"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."

"There's a dark side to everything."

"There are people who are unhappy with everything."

"I have a writing addiction."

"I don't talk about the past."

"I like arguments."

"When I want to hear good music, I write it myself."

My favorite of his songs:

Darling Nikki

When Doves Cry

Purple Rain

I Would Die 4 U

Raspberry Beret

My favorite songs written or co-written by him and performed by others:

The Glamorous Life (performed by Sheila E.)

Jungle Love (performed by The Time)

I Feel for You (performed by Chaka Khan)

Stand Back (performed by Stevie Nicks)

Manic Monday (performed by The Bangles)

Nothing Compares to You (performed by Sinead O'Connor)