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#941 “Purple Rain” and my small adventure

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The legendary musician Prince passed away at 57 last month.

I was shocked to know the news. He was a great musician and could be producing more wonderful songs if he was still alive.

I still remember the time when I went to watch the movie “Purple Rain”, in which Prince was the lead actor. Although I have watched many movies, I usually don’t remember which movie I watched alone or with others. But “Purple Rain” was special.

Memory of watching a movie alone in Tokyo

I remember I was still a teenager living in Chiba. I was supposed to watch the movie with my friend in Tokyo.
But she didn’t show up on the train where we were supposed to meet. Since we didn’t have cellphone that time, I went to Tokyo to watch the movie alone.
To go to Tokyo and watch a movie alone was sort of a small adventure for a teenager like I was. So the song “Purple Rain” reminds me of my younger days and the experience of watching a movie alone in Tokyo.

His secret philanthropy

Prince was a legendary pop icon, a great rock star and was very charismatic. Furthermore, he looked like a very sensitive and kind person.
He was privately sending money to support Afghan orphans. This was revealed after he passed away, because he didn’t want people to know about his philanthropy work.

“Purple Rain”.
What a beautiful song title! Don’t you think?
I was lucky to meet him when I was a teenager.

R.I.P to Prince.

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日々の小さな喜び(Small Joys)を英語と日本語で紹介しています。 1000個のSmall Joysまでブログを続けていきます。
2016-05-14 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2016.05.15 18:17

nakoさんがプリンスを聴いていたなんて、びっくり。
もっとおとなしい曲を聴くのかと思ってました。
私は、プリンスの曲は、パープルレインしか思い浮かばなかったけれど、好きな曲です。

何だかしってるミュージシャンがどんどん死んでいってしまって、時代を感じます。

nako nako | 2016.05.15 22:35

どんどんって、デヴィッド・ボウイのこと?デヴィッド・ボウイの時も衝撃でした。「レッツ・ダンス」とか好きだった♪
本当にマイケル・ジャクソンといい大スターは短命だな…。これからも才能のある人のいい曲を聞きたかった。
どの世代のアイコンであれ、その世代のアイコンがいなくなったら寂しく感じるものだよね。

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