Now cracks a noble heart / Goodnight, sweet Prince…

24 Apr

 

Thrilling deconstruction of Prince’s performance in the above video from Daniel Ralston here 

 

 

 

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22 Responses to “Now cracks a noble heart / Goodnight, sweet Prince…”

  1. paul walter April 24, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    It’s always good to watch musos jamming, getting into a song…am I wrong In sensing a little bit of a tribute to Hendrix as well as Harrison and Clapton?

    Reminds of all those years ago when my canny little Scots mate played me the original and asked me what I thought of Harrison’s guitar-playing. He paused, looked shrewdly at me and asked innocently if it didn’t sound like Clapton.

    I thought about this for a moment and replied, “Well, it’s certainly a step up from he (Harrison) usually plays.”

    Days of Future Passed…

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  2. Toni Blackmore April 24, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Around 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death your title seems particularly fitting Jennifer. Interesting cross section of people touched by Prince’s death, very much spread across generations.

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    • Jennifer Wilson April 24, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

      Yes, I was struck by the two events.
      I heard a delightful interpretation by Paul Kelly of one of Shakespeare’s sonnets on the Music Show yesterday.
      I thought at first it was Bob Dylan – Kelly does sound awfully like him at times.
      I’m not a fan of all of Prince’s music, but his talent was stupendous.

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  3. paul walter April 24, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Sorry for usual typos..

    One for Toni Blackmore:

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/apr/22/martin-rowson-on-barack-obama-and-boris-johnson-cartoon#img-1

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    • Toni Blackmore April 24, 2016 at 11:16 am #

      Hah! Ugly politics was Shakespeare’s playground I guess. Digression: still remember verbatim that final soliloquy from Macbeth over 30 years after engraving it on my impressionable schoolgirl heart:)

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      • paul walter April 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

        It is a fearful, desolate and eerie thing, that soliquoy and the sense of it increases with age and experience.

        Robert Burns spoke of the “Tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” and John Lennon proposed,
        “Life is what happens to you while you’re planning other things”.

        Shakespeare himself observed, “Marry in haste, repent at leisure” some where, didn’t he?

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        • paul walter April 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

          Just thinking of Hamlet’s musings at Yorrick’s grave, also, near the end, as the stormclouds of his own end are brewing..

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        • Toni Blackmore April 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

          Must be the Irish in me PW, I’ve found that poor player strutting and fretting his meager hour a fine companion whilst stumbling between the immensities. Am currently deep in mourning for Robert Burns. Moving to Seattle next month so my lovely, precious 1800s editions of his works were carted off to storage last week. Poor me, the deprivation’s real!:)

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          • paul walter April 24, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

            Hope you have a brilliant stay and hope you have the collections housed by thoughtful people, not gum-chewing twits.

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  4. lushlifearts April 24, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    Like with Bowie, am only appreciating the depth and breadth,now – in my later years. This link you give I watched yesterday. Its astonishing. he played with shared love, mischief and wonder rather than ego. I didn’t see that before.

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    • paul walter April 24, 2016 at 11:04 am #

      Unheimlich, how close Prince’s death is in years to Harrison’s- and Shakespeare’s.

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    • Jennifer Wilson April 24, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      Yes! This is why I love him.

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  5. townsvilleblog April 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

    I thought he was over rated but he sold 100 million albums so what would I know lol.

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  6. diannaart April 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    Discovered (to my surprise) I am more bummed out by death of Prince than I was about Bowie.

    Not overrated at all.

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  7. doug quixote April 24, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    A great Prince song, performed by one of the Greats:

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    • Jennifer Wilson April 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

      That link doesn’t work DQ 🔗

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      • doug quixote April 24, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

        It does for me! I followed on with two hours of Cyndi Lauper’s performances.

        She is still at it today, just a little slower at 62 . . .

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        • paul walter April 25, 2016 at 12:12 am #

          Poor beggar!

          You are the same age as me…slings and arrows.

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        • Jennifer Wilson April 25, 2016 at 7:15 am #

          Ah, yes, thank you, DQ I finally opened it.
          Some of these ageing rockers are my models for growing old.
          I must have been thinking about Lauper when I dyed my hair pink and purple a few months ago.

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