Post Number: 573
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:59 am: |
Post Number: 12105
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:18 am: |
Just saw the breaking news.
Initial reports say he canceled two shows last week because of a hospitalization related to the flu.
Post Number: 537
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:30 am: |
It is tough not to speculate on what happened. He was Modern Funk and Soul personified. Another tragic death claims a great one.
Post Number: 12106
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:28 am: |
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Post Number: 1627
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 1:10 pm: |
That video made me smile.
RIP Purple One.
Post Number: 2465
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:14 pm: |
This is getting ridiculous! Another one gone!
A well known UK comedienne Victoria Wood died this week as well.
Moral; Don't be famous in 2016!
RIP Mr Red Beret
Post Number: 876
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm: |
As a fellow Minnesotan, all I can say is that its so sad to see someone who still had so much wonderful music left pass away so young.
I can't say that I responded to all of his music, but Prince was one hell of a guitarist whose virtuosity on the instrument was under appreciated by many.
Post Number: 8842
|Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 4:42 pm: |
He was still so very young.
Post Number: 291
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:21 am: |
One of my greatest influences.
Post Number: 12107
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 3:22 pm: |
I remember going to see the movie Purple Rain when it first came out. I went because I thought it was important; I thought that the music he was making, or more accurately, the way he was making it, was significant. He changed our culture for the better; and that, I think, is a greater gift than the actual music.
Post Number: 452
|Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 - 6:55 pm: |
Back in 81' a friend gave me a copy of Dirty Mind saying that he couldn't stand this disco garbage and I gave it a listen to.
And it took a couple of spins but I got it.This wasn't disco.This is something else.This was funk,soul,r&b,Party music.Not to mention subject matter that nobody else was recording that's for sure.
Even though I was into my punk period I really dug what I was hearing.Still do.
Learning of his passing yesterday hit me real hard.
Post Number: 490
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 6:33 am: |
Although I never did truly understood everything he did, I was not really getting all there was to it, there is a lot of Prince music I enjoyed and appreciated, and I think after that I am able to recognize a genius, which he truly was. Some of his tunes and works are really superb, as a composer, as a creator, as a player and performer. Another sad loss adds up to this already shocking 2016 in matters of geniuses and creators departures from our plane... How I really wish it would stop at least for a while...
Post Number: 1052
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:43 am: |
I was never really into his music, but I remember him performing at the Super Bowl a couple years ago in the rain and how he didn't even blink at the bad weather and I thought, "Man, what a pro this guy is!"
Post Number: 298
|Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 4:48 pm: |
Post Number: 1018
|Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 5:37 pm: |
"Lets Work" has one of my favorite bass lines. Very difficult for me to replicate