Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Purple and The Lavender

Before we met, I read Mr. R's (extremely) long list of musical "likes" on his online dating profile. His list included many (many) artists I'd never heard of, but we did overlap on one: Prince. It was the first thing I knew we had in common. I was thrilled to take Mr. Rosenberg to his first ever Prince concert in 2011. 

Later, when Mr. Rosenberg had me listen to the song "I Don't Recall" while he and Lavender Diamond were working on it, I heard Mr. R's guitar part kick in and I smiled, "Prince!" It's a sweet, sad, folky song with a little bit of Prince magic thrown in. This song will forever remind me of my husband's love for The Purple One. A live version of the song is below. We will miss you, Prince. 

Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last.


  1. Those lyrics gave me goosebumps. Everyone's been quoting the "dearly beloved, we are gathered" line.

    But this. Goosebumps.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory, this beautiful song.

  2. Gorgeous song, thank you <3

  3. While I didn't relate to most of his music, I recognized Prince as an original and influential artist. Thank you for sharing this with us!