Thursday, April 21, 2016

R.I.P. Prince

Legends are dropping like flies these days. BB King, who lived a great long life, performing almost into his nineties. Lemmy, who burned the candle at both ends. David Bowie, who turned his death into art just like he did his life. And now Prince, who was always so vibrant, so creative, so full of life. It's hard to imagine him as a strung-out junky jut like it's hard to make sense of this opiate epidemic. 

Inevitably his famous vaults will open, because the mighty Dollar always wins. In the upcoming months we are sure to get flooded with archival releases, tribute concerts, TV specials featuring the reunion of the Revolution etc. Some of it will be good, some will be trash. But nothing will replace the Artist and nothing will fill the void he leaves in the culture.

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl @ le Zénith, Paris - June 1, 2014 (Second Show)

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