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cigarettes ~ tash sultana

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are you gonna go my way ~ lenny kravitz

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give me the night ~ george benson

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Summertime ~ Prince

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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 ©


 

we all lost stuff. ay.

when its gone

it’s all gone.

.

your stuff

your dignity

your loved and love.

.

nothing hurts. there’s no more.

threat to you.

you can rest in nothing.

.

he was officially homeless.

.

he smiled more than most.

he wore sun glasses.

with no lenses.

.

he said it was an irony.

.

he possessed a guitar.

and the clothes he wore.

and a blanket.

.

he drank as much as me.

just different liquid.

.

when everything else was closed.

we’d find each other.

we’d laugh and sing.

and drink.

and drink.

and drink.

.

first night he found me.

i was holding up McD’s window.

i couldn’t see 2 fingers in front of my face.

.

you a’ight babe

you got’a home babe.

he asks.

.

nodding all the while

he says:

you lost.

.

that wasn’t a question.

.

picking up my drunk ass

he took me to his ‘place’.

tucked me in with his only blanket.

one last nip.

a pat on the head.

.

you be a’ight.

he says.

.

don’t know where you are now.

.

i hope youre still alive.

.

you showed me more kindness

by the hand of a strange man.

than I had ever had

seen

or deserved.

.

when I told you about my girls

living with their daddy.

you said.

.

we all have a story.

we all lost stuff.

lots of stuff.

.

thank you.

.

and

i hope you found more than your lenses.


kpm ©