Prince was probably the best live show I’ve ever seen (Worcester, Mass., the night of the 2000 Presidential Election. Strange times indeed).

The man was so many things, it’s been a little sad to see writers of all stripes bungle the obituaries. They focus in on this or that, and miss entire eras of the man’s career.

The music speaks better than any of these pipsqueak writers. I point especially to one of the few online offerings – a concert just a few miles away from me, and just a few weeks after I was born. I’m honored to have shared the same state with him at such a tender age – that’s how the man was true royalty, unlike the ancient bloodlines of Europe or elsewhere.

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