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kiss ~ prince

kiss ~ prince, 1986

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always with me, always with you ~ joe satriani

always with me, always with you ~ joe satriani, 1987

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like a prayer ~ madonna

like a prayer ~ madonna, 1989

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your love is king ~ sade

your love is king – sade, 1984

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when the doves cry ~ prince

when the doves cry ~ prince, 1984

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Summertime ~ Prince

Prince playing ‘Summertime’ at Soundcheck, Koshien, Hyogo Prefecture (1990)

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fastlove ~ george michael

fastlove ~ george michael, 1996

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war ~ bob marley

 

war~bob marley, 1976.

W A R : B O B ~ 1976

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another
Inferior
Is finally
And permanently
Discredited
And abandoned –
Everywhere is war –
Me say war.

That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man’s skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes –
Me say war.

That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race –
Dis a war.

That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained –
Now everywhere is war – war.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
In Mozambique,
South Africa
Sub-human bondage
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed –
Well, everywhere is war –
Me say war.

War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south –
War – war –
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight – we find it necessary –
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory

Of good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil –
Good over evil, yeah!

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you rock my world ~ michael jackson

you rock my world ~ michael jackson, 2001

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the sweetest taboo ~ sade

the sweetest taboo – sade, 1985

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to love somebody ~ nina simone

to love somebody ~ nina simone, 1969

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is this love ~ bob marley

is this love ~ bob marley, 1978

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the legend that is: prince ~ kiss

 

kiss ~ prince, 1991


I’m not usually one to ponder; reminisce over a ‘celebrity’ death … but as you’ve probably figured out … i’m having an extra long moment for Prince.

Heres why…

I grew up listening to this dude … in amongst other genres of music … but this dude … well …

Aside from being a sincere musical genius … vocally; instrumentally … he was way ahead of his time in terms of breaking gender stigmas … stereotypes … things considered to be ‘taboos’ or norms, of that time.

For someone trying to ‘find’ their place in a fucked up world … a dude like this, was essential. He was revolution for that time.

He basically didn’t give a fuck … he just did his thing.

And that more than anything else … is what I appreciated the most.

His music will always be my music <3


kpm ©