Thursday, April 21, 2016

City Views, Country Dreams

Good afternoon from New York.

I came home from a long walk to hear the very sad news that Prince has died.

My brother has sent me this link.  Skip the ad and do keep listening.

xo

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  1. I didn't hear about it until this afternoon and was shocked and saddened. Such a genius and good person. Much too young.

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    1. Donna, I didn't want to mention this in my earlier message to you, but...yes, far too young.
      xo

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  2. When I saw the news this morning I was very surprised .

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Yes, it's a shock and a reminder to treasure every minute we are given. xo

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  3. We seem to have lost so many big names this year, very sad news!

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    1. Gina, 2016 seems full of shocking losses. I remind myself to also be away of its gifts. xo

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  4. Thank you for sharing the link Frances. He was very original and clever and another sad loss to the creativity factor of our generation.

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    1. Yup. Prince was also very good to his home town.

      xo

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  5. Thanks for the reminder of that great clip of Prince. It is so sad to lose a great artist so young. But still, as this clip shows, good art survives the artist and makes the world a better place. And I loved seeing how much George Harrison's son looks like him. I was startled for a minute thinking it WAS George himself.

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    1. I so agree with you, Carol, about music's lasting power and also about the startling resemblance of Harrison father and son.
      xo

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  6. It´s so sad...what an artist.
    Love from Titti

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    1. I appreciate your comment, Titti.
      xo

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  7. A great talent who was generous with his talent. I particularly recall his 80's productions and famous copyright battle, the right to his own name.

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  8. Yes, Frances, Prince was generous in many ways.
    xo

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  9. Truly sad, to have to leave so soon, such a great artist and human being.

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    1. I keep hearing more of his songs for the first time, and know that there are hundreds, possibly thousands in a vault. Selfishly, I am so glad to have decided to retire and have time for my own minor creative pursuits.
      xo

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  10. Thank you for the link -- I see I need to do some more listening.

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    1. Vicki, I think that video shows that there was a lot of love on that stage.

      In the past week I've heard lots of Prince tunes that were new to me, too. xo

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