Purple Rain

Prince 57

Saturdays are usually the day I crank up the stereo, after the family has left on their outings. Today it hit me that Prince had passed away while listening to Purple Rain at high decibels. What a talent, gone way too early.

In the mid 80’s, I took a trip to Chaska, Minnesota to install our software on a AS/400. The route from my hotel room to the client’s office took me right by Paisley Park everyday, I so wanted to get down and knock.

Howdy Mr. Rogers,

I’m a huge fan, just wanted to thank you for all the music you’ve created.


I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain