Friday, 22 April 2016

RIP PRINCE | TRIVIA, QUOTES AND LEGACY



Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today 
To get through this thing called life 
                                                                          - Let's Go Crazy by Prince

Prince died yesterday, at the age of 57 (that is so young!). There is some speculation surrounding his death, most pointing to drugs, but that's not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about death, please don't be put off: I want to touch on how death makes us appreciate people. Before the death of Prince, and David Bowie too, many of us never spoke about them or remembered their timeless work. I am sure some did, but in mainstream society, on radio stations, in daily conversations they weren't mentioned. As soon as the news of their death touched the world, we reeled, we cried and we remembered; we appreciated. I want to use this as a friendly reminder that everyone who is in your life might not be there forever, you never know when your last day with someone might be. They could move house, you could lose touch and sadly, they could die. So appreciate your loved one and celebrate good music and awesome people. In commemoration of Prince, I wanted to include some of my favourite quotes from this spectacular man and some trivia about his life.


Prince was born on June 7th, 1958. Fun fact: June 7th is my birthday. His full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, so one could argue he doesn't have a stage name at all, which is fucking cool. He is known by the mononym Prince, again pretty cool. He is one of the few artists to have written, produced and composed all of his music himself. He was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child. He became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, prior to that he was a devout Christian. He was a vegetarian and was writing his memoirs this year. I hope we still get to see this work as his life is so interesting. Here are some quotes:


Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last.
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Sometimes it snows in April.
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Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is, 'Is there anybody I am afraid of? Is there anybody who if I walked into a room and I saw I would get nervous?' if not, then you're cool. 
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There is a dark side to everything. 
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No child is bad from the beginning, they just imitate their atmosphere.
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Movies are real! Music is real! It affects people, it's real . . . the other night I went to a club and I watched a DJ control an entire room. Even politicians can't do that. 
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Yeah everybody's got a bomb, we could all die any day. But before I'll let that happen, I'll dance my life away. 
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If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words 'they're gone' and they'll come back. 


Thank you so much for reading; I hope you enjoyed this different post. Prince is an icon and he will forever remain as one of the greatest artists to ever walk this planet. His legacy will live on for eternity.

Take care.


Love ♥
Kiran 
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26 comments

  1. What a lovely post for an amazing guy! It's so sad but he will live forever!
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    1. Thank you, Stacey. I am so glad you liked the post, I wasn't sure it would get a positive reaction so your comment means the world to me. Followed!

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  2. He was so young & definitely taken away too soon. Such a lovely post for a very talented star x

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    1. Completely agree, can't believe it. Thank you, Alina.

      Kiran x

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  3. I was crushed when I read about his passing yesterday. I grew up listening to him and he was still young. :-(

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    1. It is so sad and shocking, isn't it? Thank you for your comment, Shireen! I really appreciate it.

      Kiran x

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  4. Awww this is a great tribute that you've done :) I was so shocked to hear that he had died! Great post sweetheart xx

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    1. Thank you! It means so much to me that you think that xxx

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  5. I was really sad when I heard his news. He was a great guy. Such a lovely post dear :) Have a nice weekend ! x
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    1. Thank you, I hope you're having a great weekend too. I was shocked to hear it as well.

      Kiran x

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  6. Such a beautiful post. He was such a talented musician but his lyrics are what really inspired an entire generation. He will be missed <3

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    1. Definitely, and his music will certainly live on. Not all artists can say that. Thank you for your comment,Cara!

      Kiran x

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  7. Amazing post! Prince is definitely a legend and very inspirational :)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie, so glad you liked it!

      Kiran x

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  8. Love the way you commemorate him in this post, very heart-felt message! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Prudence, that means so much to me!

      Kiran x

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  9. Such a lovely tribute for another legend that had to go too early!

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    1. Thank you, he was certainly gone too soon.

      Kiran x

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  10. What a great tribute for an amazing legend!
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  11. Such a lovely post! I was never a massive fan of prince but some of his songs will never be forgotten! x

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    1. Thank you, Dagmara, I am so glad you enjoyed it. I think he was amazing, his songs weren't always my favourite but he was a man that was just so much more than his music. A living legacy of his time.

      Kiran x

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  12. What a beautiful post. Loved reading this.

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    1. Thank you, Rani, that means a lot to me.

      Kiran x

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