I've been listening to a lot of Prince lately. Another throwback to my younger days. I don't think Prince has done worth listening to since the late '80s, but I do his earlier work quite a bit. Let's face it, the man can play a mean guitar. My daughter, however, has other ideas about the man.
My girl is fascinated with the music I listen to. While her personal tastes run more to Hannah Montana, she also enjoys Peeping Tom and the Misfits. When it comes to Prince, though, she is puzzled.
"How can a boy sing like a girl? Why does he sing like a girl?"
I had no good answer for that. She's right. He does sing in falsetto sometimes. It's his style. It works for his songs. Of course, she thinks differently.
Of all the music I've played her, that's the one she questions. I don't even know how to go into this with her, so for now I let it go. Yes, he's a boy who sings like a girl. But he's also a musical genius who has lost his way.
That's the one that has me baffled.