On a Thursday evening, I usually start writing my lengthy Friday Night Music Club posts.
Tonight, I had just settled down at my laptop when the awful, terrible news came through.
Prince is dead.
I am knocked for six. Gob-smacked. Drained. Spent.
There will be no music here for the time being.
Here’s the first song I ever heard by him, back in 1984.
As incredible as that record still sounds now, 32 years later, this was just the beginning (for me). There was even better to come, and that really shouldn’t be even vaguely possible.