6.4.09

Girl Talk




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.

7 comments:

Nikki said...

I would launch into an explanation of how voices are produced, and how singing is different than talking, different octaves, etc. I think this is why Jake stopped asking so many questions. He got a twelve hour explanation on how things work. My son knows more about the white blood cells than most high school graduates, and he's not even four yet.

-Doug Brunell "America's Favorite Son" said...

I'll just blame black magic and tea leaves.

Trevlyn said...

that picture has me all confused inside, Doug.

George Anthony said...

Prince Rogers Nelson didn't lose his way, he simply found himself in the arms of Jesus. We lost him, Doug, we lost him. *tee-hee*

Smooches!

-Doug Brunell "America's Favorite Son" said...

I picked that picture because it was perfect. Prince still lost his way, and oddly enough as I write this he is TV. Strange.

George Anthony said...

Forgot to mention that I don't believe Trevlyn is "all confused inside." He just doesn't know how to go about getting what he wants, now that he's seen that picture.

Kudos, Doug.

-Doug Brunell "America's Favorite Son" said...

He makes love like a man. He knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. Stuffing those pants, grinding those hips ...