I only want to see you
Laughing in the purple rain - Prince
Sad news met me at work last week when I learned that rock star Prince had passed away at the age of 57.
Able to play several instruments, Prince recorded tons of music and reportedly has a trove of unreleased material.
Just try to listen to "Little Red Corvette" without tapping your feet or moving your body. Impossible.
When his movie, "Purple Rain," was released in 1984, some critics offered high praise and I dragged a friend to an Evansville theater.
I was stunned by the energy in his music with such songs as "Let's Go Crazy" and the title song.
I wore out two separate cassettes of that movie's album. (Do you remember cassettes?)
Can't say I was enthralled with all his music, such as"Graffiti Bridge" and the soundtrack to a "Batman" film.
I guess that was Prince's strength and talent: You could choose from the volumes of his work.
His lyrics professed godliness and sexuality, much to the consternation of many.
Whenever he took the stage on Saturday Night Live or a Super Bowl halftime show, he commanded attention.
Thank you, Prince.
Wish I would have appreciated you more.