Tag: memorial

  • Nothing Compares 2 Prince: The Songs That Blew Our Minds

    Prince is gone. Honestly, I’m still tongue-tied. As is the case for most musicians I know, Prince has been an unwavering pillar of my musical life. Maybe the only one, in fact. For my wedding, all my friends recorded themselves singing “Purple Rain,” which my sister- and brother-in-law mashed up with the real song and…

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  • Learning from a Blues Legend

    Legendary bluesman B.B. King died yesterday, and we’ll miss him. His bright, bouncy guitar licks and gospel-influenced vocals were iconic — even if you hadn’t listened to him in a while, his music was universal. Dig deep enough and everyone has a B.B. King memory. King was our last living thread to the golden age of Mississippi…

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Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability