Thursday, April 21, 2016

In Tune

Got in my 15-ish minutes of reading this morning and also got in six minutes of yoga in bed.

I usually check in with Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose to see what's going on in the world but sometimes the commercials get to be too much so, as I dressed, I decided to cast YouTube and listen to Prince. I kid you not. This morning I had the urge to listen to Prince but I knew, later on  in the day, when I saw someone post a music note with a purple tear that Prince was gone.

About a week ago, thought that I'd requested a Prince CD from the library but it turned out to be a book. Cannot believe how Prince has been on my mind but I have to say that I do feel more in tune with others -- not saying that this is the case with Prince but what a coincidence.

I remember going to a Prince concert and not being able to speak the next day because I had screamed so much. I'm not usually a big screamer...

I've been going through my CDs trying to find Prince songs and I did find a handful on an old MP3 player and that will have to do for now.

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  1. That is an incredible coincidence. I think it's more than coincidence, but I don't know what to call it.

    What a sad loss. I remember the first time I heard of Prince, he was on the cover of Rolling Stone, and everyone was all freaked out about his underwear. The big conversation was if he was gay (Am I remembering this right? How quaint we were in those days). Loved his music so much, I can't pick a favorite. All good. Of course no one can listen to Purple Rain without getting goosebumps.

  2. I don't know what to call it either...

    Yes, you remember it right. Prince addressed some of that in the song "Controversy" which happens to be one of my fave Prince songs.

    Re: Purple Rain, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple and Stevie Wonder's very short rendition before he had to stop on CBS This Morning, oh my...

    1. Did not see Stevie Wonder, I will look on CBS website.

      Yes, when my husband and I were talking about him the other day, that RS cover, etc., I said I must be mis-remembering this, because it seems so weird now that it would such a big deal (that he might be gay). That's just almost not even a thing now.

      It reminded me how much the world has changed, in some ways.