It’s pretty stupid but: I don’t have Prince’s original version of this song. It’s not that I don’t have Prince albums, I just don’t have that 1984 album, but it’s embarrassing anyway 🙂
I have quite a few versions by other artists though. In “1672 – Purple Rain” I have used Randy Crawford’s cover version for an admittedly much better picture, but this image is all that I have today. Along with it I have another cover version of “Purple Rain”.
This time it’s The Waterboys. I have it on “The Live Adventures Of The Waterboys”, a 1998 release, although the songs were actually recorded on tour in 1986. At that time The Waterboys were a completely different band, but the 2013 version on YouTube is not bad either. But hear for yourself 🙂
By the way, the whole album is excellent. Get it if you can, at least if you like Dylan’s “Desire”. The Waterboys, that’s what I would have Dylan loved to sound like in 1984. Unfortunately that was also the year when I heard him live in one of his worst concerts ever 😀
This bike stands in Villach in front of a shop having only purple goods. That’s an interesting business model, but it seems to work. At least I have seen the shop for two or three years now 🙂
In the meantime I have cataloged the whole year 2011 in Lightroom. All images published on my blog in the last two and a half year are also on Flickr now – in full size.
Let’s see, I began this blog in 2006, that means I have only five more years to catalog, and then … oh dammit, that’s depressing! Anyway. Progress is slow, but that was to be expected. Given my spare time I am surprised that there is any progress at all 😀
The Song of the Day is the Tom Waits composition “Purple Avenue”, interpreted by Holly Cole on her 1993 album “Blame It On My Youth”. Hear it on YouTube.
I had only half an hour for shooting today, thus I took the car, drove slowly along until I found a meadow with a nice mix of flowers, and there I took some images of bees and another variation on the theme of photographing through some kind of blurry foreground.
I love this image because the view through the grass and the near flowers on a group of flowers in some distance produces a totality that, even though it does not reflect what we see through our eyes, nevertheless reflects my feeling that flowers are everywhere at the moment. It is an immersing view.
No news on SoFoBoMo. I’m in for some real stress this week 🙂
The Song of the Day is “Thru And Thru” from the 1994 Rolling Stones album “Voodoo Lounge“. See them live on YouTube.