The year 2016 has been pretty rough on the music world. It’s too depressing to make a list of the amazing artists who’ve slipped the mortal coil…
Let’s Go Crazy is my favorite Prince song; it’s just SO perfectly Prince. Purple Rain is the iconic Prince song, but Let’s Go Crazy — to me — is Prince & friends having a shitload of fun making great music.
Speaking of Purple Rain, Bruce Springsteen opened his most recent show with a tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson.
I truly hope that Prince made arrangements for his unreleased music to come out over the next few years.
This is our daily open thread — Post your fav Prince music, if you can find it!
Well, it’s acting like Spring more and more around here — gorgeous sunny days, rain, hail, overcast, wind, flowering trees, sneezing, more sun, more sneezing, etc — so I thought I’d post the definitive music of Vivaldi’s Spring.
Feel free to post your own Spring-ish music or photos in the comments section.
This is our daily open thread — What are you doing today?
In 1968, my family was living outside of the U.S., in a little place no one has heard of since, namely Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I was nine years old and only beginning to become aware of the world outside family, neighborhood, and school.
I was the kind of kid who was outside from morning ’til the street lights came on, so television — especially the news — was way down my list of interesting things to do. Dad turned on the six o’clock news every night, and I began to realize that the world (the U.S., my world) was burning — literally.
By the time we left Gitmo, I was going on eleven years old, and I knew two things for sure:
War is bloody and horrible and fucked up, and we need to find a better way to deal with our disagreements.
People need to be able to stand up for themselves and their rights — civil or otherwise — and speak their minds, without being beaten, fire hosed, or killed.
I was a naive child who thought we’d have these things figured out by the time I had children. Ha! Said children are 28 and 33 years old, and just look at what we’ve done to this country…hell, the world.