Good Idea –
Mourning the loss of a musical Icon. Prince died yesterday, and it’s a bigger loss than people realize.
He will always be remembered as a guy who had a mystique, an aura of Rock God-dom … but people tend to overlook his musicianship. He was an unbelievable musician. In the spring of 2001 I was lucky enough to see him on the Rainbow Children tour. I went reluctantly cause I didn’t expect anything, and I’m kind of glad I had that perspective walking through the doors. Cause I wasn’t ready or prepared for what I saw.
The guy was on fire. I was in a shitty punk band at the time and was playing nothing but these really short, grungy, fast, messy songs, but this … oh my God. It was like something from another planet. His skill with the guitar was AMAZING. He ran across the stage while playing, jumped, on top of a grand piano, landed on his knees and slid to its edge, and was still playing. I don’t think he knew the audience was even there, it didn’t matter. He’d have played like that on his own.
Even Eric Clapton said Prince was the greatest guitar player alive.
When Bowie died, we had a swell of tributes, And I am eagerly waiting to see the level of undeniable musical brilliance that will be assembled to pay tribute to Prince.
We should all wear purple and eat pancakes … cause according to Charlie Murphy he loved pancakes