Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Do-Something-Everyday: Prince at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Do-Something-Everyday, April 27, 2016

Last Thursday Prince died. His death, like Michael Jackson's, saddened me deeply because I lived on their music during the first few years of my life in the US. He, along with Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna were the earliest torch bearers of the fledgling MTV and, his risque videos both shocked and captivated me. The apartment we had rented had free cable television and, 'Raspberry Beret, '1999' and Little Red Corvette' on endless loop kept me company
when I stayed home after my daughter was born. My memories of those days are tinted in rose and Prince and his music are a big part of it. Rest in peace, Prince Roger Nelson.

The picture above is a cut paper art of Prince that I did today. The inspiration is the outfit he wore for  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance of  "While My Guitar Weeps Gently"with Tom Petty and other artists. He wore a black pinstripe suit with a red shirt, a red fedora and a red pocket square. And, yes, platform shoes too. He looked dapper and cool in that outfit even as his guitar solo brought the house down. 

In other news, I had time to make gulab jamun today. It is an Indian dessert that is made of milk solids which are made into balls, deep fried and then soaked in sufar syrup. It is not a low calorie or healthy food but boy is it delicious! One can easily consume half a dozen in one go which is what I almost did. Ah well. 

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Lovely art, and our sweet treat looks wonderful. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Really looks delicios and gorgeous in colours.
    Happy PPF xx

  3. Nice tribute to Prince. Wonderful cutout.

  4. wonderful ode to Prince, and thanks for sharing that unique dessert!

  5. Hello Indira! What wonderful words for a truly inspirational musician. Prince's music was a part of my younger adulthood. I will truly miss that man. Your sweets gulab jamun look so inviting. I would sure love to try them ;-)
    MiSchra ♥ #25 this week on PPF

  6. The art and your memories of Prince are really cool. The gulab jamuns look really mouth watering!

  7. I was shocked to discover Prince was my age--almost exactly. I had thought he was a lot younger than me. Your artwork is a beautiful tribute to a great musician and artist.

    Your dessert looks delish, by the way.

  8. Great paper cut out work with the Prince silhouette Indira. The gulab jamun looks very yummy, I do say yes please :)

    Happy PP Friday!

  9. Very nice Prince tribute!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. such a beautiful paper cutting!!! So sad to hear of his death,

    your desert looks wonderful, yum! I love this dish,

  11. still cannot believe it, about Prince :o(

    ... hey, a few days I had this Indian desert for the first time!! It is delicious!! I want more lol Your photo is so yummy!

  12. Fabulous Prince silhouette and great take on the challenge.
    Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Would you be so kind as to add a link back to our challenge blog in your post, It's required to be choosen as a top 5.
    Mar DT x

  13. Wow, really nice cut work. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z


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