One of the wifey’s all-time favorite movies is Under the Cherry Moon.
It is horrible and y’all won’t convince me otherwise.
Parade, the movie’s soundtrack album, though, is anything but horrible. It concludes with “Sometimes It Snows In April.”
Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish life was never ending,
And all good things, they say, never last
On the afternoon of April 21, when the news of Prince’s death broke online, the snow began to fall.
At that moment, we call became those crying doves.
Almost immediately after Princes death, many of y’all hit my inbox and Twitter, wondering when I’d post a tribute to pop culture’s most eclectic superstar. And honestly, I just didn’t have the words. I mean, Prince is so much more than just a singer, he was an entity.
He’s the man who made the bizarre Purple Rain film — with its weird plot and annoying lead character — a cult classic. He made one of my favorite movies ever, 1989’s Batman, even more awesome thanks to a classic soundtrack. When he felt imprisoned by his record label, he simply shrugged his shoulders, changed his name to a symbol and kept dropping hits. He’s the guy who still bans his music from most free streaming services and he couldn’t care less. He’s the man who turned an unforgettable Dave Chappelle parody into his own album cover.
He’s the guy who inspired me to turn purify myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka in 2012.
Prince will walk up in YOUR house wearing high heels and blouses and steal YOUR woman. And you’d be too hypnotized to say a word.
From sexuality to spirituality, Prince was never bound by rules. That’s what makes his music so distinct and everlasting.
On Fridays we usually revisit our favorite forgotten albums. But today, let’s look at Prince in his element — live on stage. Here are three performances that personified arguably the greatest musician we’ve ever heard.
I don’t know if we’ll ever have the words to do Prince justice. So let’s let the music speak for itself.
That time Prince performed at the Super Bowl. In the rain. With his hair wrapped. And not a drop of water touched him.
That time Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown shared the same stage.
That time Prince rocked the Capitol Theatre in 1982. And that was just the beginning of decades of hits.
What are some of your favorite Prince performances and moments? Let us know.