Nothing Compares To You...

How can you grieve for someone you've never met? When it comes to musicians, we've grown accustomed to the trope of "gone too soon." But never could I expect such a thing to be applied to HIs Royal Badness-Prince. I came of age with him. Through him, I celebrated my unconventional interests and curiosities. With his music as the soundtrack, I explored sexuality with a freedom often not allowed someone with my background.

I danced and grooved to his funky tracks, and was equally moved by his sensual ballads.  I grew up with Prince...every messy step. His passing has been devastating. But his music is eternal. We still leap to our feet when "1999" plays, or sway to "Purple Rain." For those of us who continued the ride, we got funky with "The Pope" and found a new, more mature eroticism with "U Know."

If you've been following my blog, you know I shared my playlists for Her Love and Regrets and His Pleasures and Pain about a month ago. Both lists had Prince songs included to capture the mood and sentiments of those books. I hope you enjoy them...