Can you believe it? It's been just over a year since we lost Prince.
I have lots of memories of him. I was second row, center at his show in Lexington, Kentucky on the Purple Rain Tour. He shredded the solo on Let's Go Crazy. He made us all cry with Purple Rain. He blew out minds with Darling Nikki. Wendy and Lisa handed flowers from the stage to the awe-struck fans on the floor after the show. Rose petals rained down on us all from the ceiling.
He was a force of nature. That little guy seemed ten feet tall on stage.
He also introduced us to Shiela E., Vanity, Appolonia, The Time, Jesse Johnson and many more.
He wrote Nothing Compares 2 U...and lots more.
The Minneapolis sound was all his. He filled decades with it.
When I run across any of his songs, I hear them differently now. I hear them with a sense of sadness, both for him and the rest of us. He was taken too soon, and now we have to get by knowing we will never experience anyone like him ever again.