Thursday, September 30, 2010

(43-65) A Little PRINCE

My house is less than a one minute drive to my kid's school; but because it's still so hot out; I've been dropping them off in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon.  So while I was on my way to pick up my kids I was thinking about what I might blog about today and while I was having this brief thought, I was also scanning the radio; and in the 15 second spans of time that it took me to  get from my house to the first stop sign, I heard not 1 but 2 different Prince songs.  Now if that's not a sign of longevity,  I don't know what is.
I've always enjoyed Prince.  I remember the first time that I saw him, when he performed "Wanna be your lover" on Saturday Night Live; and I recall not knowing if he was a guy or a girl; but why wouldn't one be confused with the lyrics "I wanna be your brother; I wanna be your mother and your sister too."  OK, I was confused; and I think that I thought that he was too; but nonetheless; I LOVED the song and I recall that performance to this day; so make an impression he did. 
A couple of years later "Purple Rain" came out and I was a Big fan, "Huge!"  I can't even count how many times I saw that movie in the theater.  I had the soundtrack (of course;) and the day the video (OK, date myself much) came out; I had a "Purple Rain" viewing party.  There were so many fantastic songs in that movie / album; I'd be hard pressed to find one that I didn't like.  Let's face it; the man is a hit machine no matter what his name is.

Funny how just scanning the radio in a couple of seconds, can lead to a post for the night; but there you have it.  Hearing those 2 songs, reminded me of how much I like Prince and I always have; so I'm going to share my top 5 Prince songs with you; and bid you happy listening.
Till next time...
Wanna Be Your Lover
Little Red Corvette
I would Die For You / Baby I'm A Star
Paisley Park


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Prince!! Purple Rain is one of my fave movies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joni Parker said...

I'm a fan too....We used to Roller Skate during those years... ahh..... ok, now I feel old. But thanks for the memories. I think I might have to pull out some Prince and share w/my son tonight (who turned 7 yesterday, btw!!)