Who could pass up mentioning the unexpected death of Prince yesterday at the age of 57? Original, unique, talented, a funk innovator, .... Sadly found unresponsive in an elevator at his compound in the greatly-named Paisley Park in Minnesota. I'm happy to say he lived in Canada for a while with his Canadian wife. He was in declining health they say and had a hard time in his last American performances before cancelling Atlanta. He was here in Montreal for a surprise night of two shows a few weeks ago, and you have to wonder too if like Bowie, he just knew. People in Montreal saw nothing wrong. Whatever he died of, it won't be long since the autopsy is today but while the mystery still lingers, it's just tragic that it should happen so early on. Then again most music legends are cut down but live on. I knew people who were bigger fans than me, but I could appreciate his music. Now it has an ethereal feel to it. Rest in peace, Prince.
Moody Blues guy ... I recall having to enlist my oldest brother and his GF to take me to Moody Blues concerts as a child. So sad. Someone please check on Pat Benatar and Bruce Springsteen or ill go in a funk soon.
For families that are already strained, this never helps. That's when supportive or imaginative mates are so crucial to avoid the abysmal pull of some family dynamics. I'm familiar with it, but cannot count on anyone. I echo Leticia's internal scream, no doubt. She's hardly to blame.