In his prime he was great. Great dance music and style. May the Lord of Life look upon him with mercy.
The local news media is covering this nonstop - crowds at Paisley Park and flowers piling up there and downtown at First Ave - the local club he made famous.
Terry,You're a bit like Prince. Kind of an enigma, jumping over boundaries and then jumping back again in revulsion, a clash of contradictions yet making it work, favoring stark contrasts over the golden mean, aloof but lovable, too creative for your own good, etc. Then there's the whole Minneapolis thing--what's in the water up there anyway?If I were a music celeb it would be Beethoven, who is certainly not my favorite. I'd much rather be Mozart with his endless creative play or the brilliantly subtle/ordered Bach. But you are what you are. After I got out of prison I felt like Merle Haggard. LOL
Haha! Thanks. What's in the water? Gosh - don't know - Jimmy jam and Terry Lewis could maybe answer that better than myself. Anyway - Prince was amazing. Wish you were here - it's such a big deal - you can't imagine.
I read that an all night dance party at that club he made famous is the happening place to be right about now. Wish I was there to dance the night away in his honor.
He was amazing. The greatest showman of his generation--at least for my money.
RIP he died too young of course. I never got the Prince thing, he always kind of weirded me out with his androgynous thing, kind of how Bowie weirded me out during his time with that. Its funny that straight guys don't seem to be bothered with it, my neighbor LOVED Prince back in the day, and I we have him on straight guy crisis watch over this.
Thank you for the belly laugh.Katie
I never realized he was a Jehovah's Witness until reading about all of this after he died. Minnesota seems like a weird place to be a Jehovah.
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