(Formerly a teaching blog) This is where I write. You'll find everything from 'How To Keep a Hedgehog' to why Deadpool is the best character in the Marvel Universe.
I have a diverse pile of interests and tend to write about most of them.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Party like it’s 1999...
So…another celebrity has passed. It’s been a stellar year for celebrity passings. Because their stars burn so much brighter, we notice them more when they burn out.
And this one hit me so much harder than David Bowie, whom I loved, but really didn’t have as much of a personal connection.
It was 1992 and I remember buying Prince’s Love Symbol album on cd and playing it over and over again. This was so controversial at the time because he changed his name from Prince to an unpronounceable symbol. I drew that symbol all over everything and had decided that when I got my first tattoo-that was going to be it. In my young adult eyes, there was just something charismatic and subtly sexual about Prince. He was flamboyant, but not over the top. He was just so fascinating and I adored his music. I still do.
It’s funny. I just found my old stash of cd’s-most of them still playable. And you’ll never guess what one was on top?