Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by JosieCat, Apr 21, 2016.
Prince passed today at age 57.
The bad news in the music world just keeps coming... Sad.
Bad year for music legends...RIP.
Well, he was far too young, but we will be seeing MANY of the pioneers of Rock and Roll dying off over the next few years. Time gets us all.
I was shocked when one of the local stations just played Prince's, "I Would Die 4 U". Seemed kinda not thought out.
Yeah sucks for all of us here in Minnesota especially.
Yes, it is sad news what a pioneer in music. That being said there is/was a Prince tribute band in vegas maybe you might want to see them. RIP
More than 25 years ago my ex gf loved the guy and played his music all the time so I took a hating to the guy and his music. He really hasn't done very much in the last decade or two anyway, an album here and there and being on shows and tours but we haven't heard a lot of his "new" music in years although I heard that he was supposed to be coming out with an album.
Sad yes, nobody should die at 57. But, I have to admit I had to Google to find one song I might have known. I found When Doves Cry and Raspberry Beret. Other than those, nada.
Always party like it's 1999. RIP
Google "Darling Nikki". It's been my ear worm all day.
Purple Rain, Purple Rain.
I wish this was my earworm, because I love this song, but the brain works in mysterious ways.
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here 2 tell u
There's something else
A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night
So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own
Avoiding Prince Songs to avoid the sadness.
Not only could Prince create a hit song for himself, he could create one for someone else.
The only time I saw him perform live was at his short residency at The Rio but I am a big fan. The concert was amazing. Only about 1000 seats. It started at midnight and ran until 3:00 a.m. And he looked like he could go on for several more hours. Such energy and amazing talent. He was an incredible songwriter and wrote songs that were hits for other artists...the two that pop to mind are Manic Monday (The Bangles) and Nothing Compares to You (Sinead O'Connor).
RIP; gone too soon! You feel your mortality when someone your age dies.
Been watching the movie tonight with the wife
Here is the scene tonight outside our legendary club First Ave where filming took place, just crazy
Even other than his hits and his songwriting skills (including, as mentioned, for other artists -- I didn't realize until today that he wrote "Manic Monday", for example), he was also an amazing musician. He's credited with something like 27 instruments on his debut album. And much like Bowie, I think he's better appreciated for his total body of work, which had an extraordinary influence on the last several decades of music, than for any individual song.
The best story of Prince was told on Chapelle show...phenomenal shooter. Overrated, irrelevant for a decade. I'll sleep fine tonight.
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