Word(y) Wednesday

Looks like Spring has (finally) sprung in our neck of the woods. While out on recent morning and evening walks, it’s as if Mother Nature is saying “Lets Go Crazy” with visual tributes to the recent passing of Prince. While he wasn’t my favorite artist, I did enjoy a fair number of his songs. The past few days of world-wide adulation however has shed new light on this gifted artist and his life. His capacity to nurture aspiring new talent is unparalleled, his passion for so many causes and people and of course, those legendary guitar skills that were just wicked (remember the Super Bowl XLI performance of Purple Rain in an actual downpour?).

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A Virginia Redbud tree blooming near our house showering the local street scene with “Purple Rain.”

 

 

 

 

 

Although I haven’t seen any “Little Red Corvettes” driving around or heard “When Doves Cry” from newly leafing out trees, all you have to do is “Stand Back” and see  there is a lot of purple being showcased. I’d like to think of it as beauty in the midst of sadness at the loss of a multi-talented artist and truly passionate human who was first and foremost, all about the music.

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Where you were a fan? What’s your favorite Prince song or was it one of the many he wrote for others (i.e.  “How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore“ by Alicia Keys, or “Manic Monday” by the Bangles, “Nothing Compares 2 U“ by Sinead O’Connor or “I Feel For You“ by Chaka Khan)?

Live, love, bark! <3

26 thoughts on “Word(y) Wednesday

  1. Dating myself here but I went to the Purple Rain concert in the bay area when I was 15. Loved loved loved that talented gorgeous man – all 100 lbs of him soaking wet! LOL

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  2. This post is one of my favorite tributes. Creative and touching. I wasn’t a huge fan either but my faves were “When Doves Cry” and “Little Red Corvette” I had 3 red Hondas and when I would drive and that song came on I used to crank it up. Yeah, they were Hondas but who cares!? I never knew he wrote “Nothing Compares To You” until I was watching I think it was, Ellen yesterday. I liked Prince quite a bit but wasn’t crazy for him. I actually like him more now after learning more about him, than I did when he was alive. DakotasDen

  3. Prince’s passing was a huge blow to the musical community for sure. I loved a lot of his music, but Nothing Compares 2 U is one of my absolute favorites. Love your tribute post and the beautiful photos today! Have a great Hump Day!

  4. The mama was a super fan. And a lot of his songs have a hi-story between the lyrics for my mom. We saw Purple Rain on monday in TV…. even the momma furgot how cheesy it was… but the music was great and it was a nice way to say farewell to a wonderful artist…

    1. We weren’t huge fans either but you can’t deny his impact on the musical industry. We’ll be decked out in purple today since it’s our week to go to the hospital and purple is the color we wear as volunteers. Woo-hoo! ღ

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