|Diamond Head Volcano, hotel balcony|
The day of my return a very old friend reconnected with me - my friend Carl. He was in town recording for his new album and I was so very happy to see him. A few hours after landing, I was off to the studio. I had such a good time and I LOVED hearing and seeing him sing again. Even though I've seen him a handful of times over the past 15 years, this was the first time we hung out like we used to when we first met back in 1995. I so needed some fun and it was served up on a platter from the most unexpected source. April turns into May, Carl leaves and my saga with Prince starts.
|Carl in the booth :)|
|Chaka Khan, DJ Hapa- "I Feel For You"|
My absolute most favorite person/artist/musician on the PLANET is Prince. Every since I was 9 years old he was "my guy." Prince was in LA playing 21 Nites at the Forum in Inglewood. This residency proved to be my ultimate fun and distraction for the month of May. My bestest girlfriend Ny, surprised with me with tickets and we had an amazing time. A week later, my dear friend MP so graciously hooked it up for me to buy tickets that were top choice seats for my many return trips thereafter. MP used to play with Prince, hence the choice seating. When he came to town he ended up sitting in on a few shows and to this day I can't tell you which show was better. They were all different and amazing each and every time. I felt like I was 14 all over again. One show was Stevie Wonder's birthday so I sat in amazement as I watched Prince, Stevie, Sheila E and MP on the stage at the same time. My moment of " how in the world did I end up right here right now?" stuck with me for most of that show. I was able to attend one of the more exclusive plays when Prince played 3 shows in one night at the HOB Hollywood. That night was the most spiritual, magical night of my entire life. I need a separate blog dedicated just for that night. It changed me and I am so grateful for it.
|Magic Night at the HOB|
"just write babe, that's what you do." I find joy in writing and why I don't do it more is just silly. Stay tuned, verse 2 coming shortly.