Artist Formerly Known as “Somebody Whom People Above the Age of 40 Might Vaguely Remember Having Heard About” Dies
World ends in flames.
News at 11.
Wake us up when something consequential happens.
UPDATE and afterthought: Now, we may have left you Kind Readers and LCs all with the impression that we didn’t care for or even actively disliked Mr. Prince and, reading the lines above, we can’t hardly blame anybody for drawing that conclusion.
That’s absolutely not true, however. We greatly respected him as an incredibly talented musician, and he wrote quite a few tunes included on the Soundtrack of Our Imperial Life. Not to mention many, many more admirable acts of his better summed up by Deej in the comments to this post.
We’re just a bit more than simply sick and tired of what masquerades as “news” in this ridiculous age in which we find ourself living, particularly how the demise of an entertainer, no matter how talented, apparently requires that everybody have a synchronized, public meltdown over said enormous calamity to the exclusion of all other rational thought, and we decided to count ourself out.
None of which is Prince’s fault, obviously. May he rest in peace and may his impressive legacy live on. In our minds.