Great Tuba Post 5 Years Ago
Today was a pisser.Amen, indeed.
He was such a great live performer. I have a few albums I've been listening to, but really treasure the few times I got to see him live. Mesmerizing and riveting on stage. Sadness. Sadness.
I do want to thank whoever took the trouble to change the background & bit at the top. Cheers!
Who else? Cal sent me the files over night.
AND the hexidecimal color code for the background which only took me about 45 minutes to figure out!!!!
I genuinely appreciate the efforts of you both.No other website doing that could have meant as much as CM doing it.
Prince and his artistry are interwoven with my maturing, in many respects. Crap, we could have almost been in school together.
Apparently, it's #833483.
Ditto. I suppose it shows my age, but damn, he was a great musician and wrote so many mind-blowingly good songs, not to mention the great performances. The purple is very soothing, thanks.
I asked 20 students today if they knew what had happened in the music world yesterday, and only one did. When that one had filled the rest of them in, I stupidly asked if any of them knew anything about him.All 20 shook their heads no.I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
I am long past being able to drop music on my students. I am older than most of their patents and it happened in a blink.
Had a student in my office today. Turned out to be a "non-traditional". I was old enough to be HIR dad.I'm a fucking dinosaur. Still younger than Pete Townshend, who famously wrote, "Hope I die before I get old." And I think even he prefers getting old to not getting old.
They don't even know who the "Bare Naked Ladies" are.
But maybe they know about Barenaked Ladies?From what I know of them, the founders and main songwriters had a sort of Lennon-McCartney thing going, with Page exploring the darker themes and Robertson tending towards the upbeat.I can't find my BNL CDs; there's a good chance my daughter commandeered them.
Thank you, everyone who made this tribute happen.
Yes! Thank you! 💜
Prince's music was the soundtrack of my college years. It got me through a very difficult time, and continues to reaonate for me. I'm now 50 years old, and today, my hair is purple, in his memory. I've never done anything quite like this before, but it felt right.