In the past 30 hours or so since Prince died, The Stake has gone quiet. This is a Twin Cities based site, and my love of the Purple One is strong. It’s been a slow build, over many years, my affection for Prince. After news of his death broke yesterday I went down to First Avenue to join the gathering crowds, to gaze on the star that bears his name. Since then, his music has occupied my CD player and my mind.
But I had no plans to post about Prince, here. What is there to add, really? He was genius. Here in MSP he was our genius, and now he’s dead.
Then, on the train home this afternoon, I stumbled onto this tribute to Prince, from the cast of The Color Purple. Led by Jennifer Hudson, the cast leads the audience in a rendition of Purple Rain that did, finally, ruin me.
Only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain.