Listening to Prince’s “Piano and Microphone” tour highlights and damn if that man’s voice didn’t sound as good (if not better!) than it did at the beginning of his career. Just him and a piano and a crowd that loves him is everything.
The video that was below got deleted from YouTube, alas, showed him from about a month or two before he shuffled off and while he looks a bit frail (so so so thin), his voice is gorgeous. He was no longer the Prince who jumped off of 7 foot speakers or danced his ass off. At the end, as it was in the beginning, it was just him, his music and his voice. If you have to go, well, to my mind, that’s better than lots of other alternatives.
Getting older is something I generally try not to think about actively but once in a while, it smacks me in the head. Whether it’s a (literal) pain in my butt or a realization that I am just a couch potato and will ever be so. I dunno. Just a reckoning of who I am at the core of my being.
As long as I have my mind and my inner ear and my voice, I’m good to go.