PURPLE RAIN FALLS ON US ALL
If you are a regular here, you know that I am often critical of the Washington Post for their wishy washy stances on important issues, their seeming drift to the right editorially, lack of cojones in the face of constant right wing attacks, but this morning Matt Schudel and Emily Langer wrote an excellent piece about Prince. With all the tributes we've seen since the announcement of Prince's death yesterday, somehow this one seems to hit it right, the mystery that is Prince and his music, his sexual ambivalence, fierce independence, iconoclastic persona and musical genius that he was.
Perhaps none of us knew the real Prince, the mystery, the enigma, the androgyny, the shyness, but what we knew about him we knew through his music. And that we know to be blazingly real, achingly heartfelt and unshakably everlasting.
Thank you Prince.