I found a little time capsule caught in my Safari browser from October 23, 2015 on my iPad last night. It was still open in the browser just as I’d left it last October 2015. I didn’t think too much of it until I saw the piece ” ‘Purple Rain’ Director Talks Prince’s Weird, Wonderful Masterpiece”, in the “Rolling Stone” magazineApril 29, 2016. I guess it really meant something to me because I have grieved the passing of Prince just as most of us have.
I saw “Purple Rain” as a teenager and very much enjoyed it. To make matters even stranger is the fact that this article from “Rolling Stone” instantly reminded me of an oddly connected article from “The Guardian” which I’d had sitting open in my Safari browser on my iPad since last October 2015 when Fleetwood Mac played “All Phones Arena, Sydney”. That article is about my favorite band Fleetwood Mac and really hits the cross hairs of music history as it is linked to a piece which spotlights my all time, nearest, and dearest singer/songwriters Stevie Nicks.
I don’t use my iPad very often except to listen to music and read. Last night I happened to be listening to some Stevie Nicks music when for some reason I open up Safari. I actually still had an article in “The Guardian” entitled “Fleetwood Mac review – still winning over the generations in Sydney” opened up in a tab in Safari. The unusual thing about this is that I have had that article opened since October 23, 2015. The story got even more interesting when I scrolled to the bottom of the article and saw little oval links one of which is entitled “Stevie Nicks”. I clicked it and was taken to another article in “The Guardian” called “The 50 most amazing moments in pop history (that never actually happened)”. This article is dated April 7, 2016. Number 32 in “The 50 most amazing moments in pop history (that never actually happened” is:
32. Stevie Nicks turned down Blondie’s Call Me; she also passed on the opportunity to write lyrics for the song that became Purple Rain. “It was so overwhelming, that 10-minute track,” she later admitted. “I just got scared. I called him back and said: ‘I can’t do it. I wish I could. It’s too much for me.’”
I will always love you both Prince and Stevie Nicks.