May 16, 2011   Purple rain, 20110516 NIKON D40 7976 920x611

In my youth I enjoyed the music of the artist formerly and currently known as Prince. I loved the offbeat lyrics of his songs set to funky rhythms. I loved his weird on stage behavior and flamboyant clothing. When the Purple Rain music video … I mean movie … was released I ate it up along with album. By my second year of college I had lost my interest in Prince. One day I packed up my collection of Princeton cassette tapes and donated them to my wife’s — we weren’t married then — younger sister. I think she still has some of those tapes in a box in her basement.