By John Cody

We accept a few things universally, like red means stop, green means go, yellow means go faster and, in the words of John Lennon, “the sun is up, the sky is blue.” Did you know that purple is the colour of contrition? I got a purple guitar once and I named it “Contrition,” like B.B. King named his “Lucille.” I wanted to make people feel sorry for every note I played on that goddamned thing in a really good way. Why? Because Prince did it, and that’s the only thing that, across the board, people seem to agree on about the colour purple. Purple means Prince. Continue reading “What can you say about a colour?”