Shocked and saddened I was yesterday to hear the news about Prince. I think I was in 7th or 8th grade when Purple Rain came out. I have distinct memories of dancing around in my room, singing songs from his albums, and truly using his music as an avenue for growing up. The movie was nothing less than a window into the adult world. The prayerful tunes spoke to me. The provocative songs intrigued me. The rhythm and energy always moved me. I loved Prince and although I did not closely follow his work, I always remained respectful his artistic choices and unswervable self-expression.
Here’s to you Prince. Thanks for being a part of the soundtrack of my life.
Who are some of the important voices in your life’s soundtrack?
Victoria Storm, MM, MT-BC