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Exclusive! Prince & the NPG Montreux Rehearsal at Paisley Park Report!

Read more about dr. Funkenberry's report.

Click on http://www.drfunkenberry....rk-report/ for more.

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/13 12:08am

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Can't wait 2 read the interview! Maybe Doc will (at last) ask questions Prince will be willing to answer instead of the usual bullshit!

What in the world is Madhouse's 24??? The only track I can think of is pt. 4 of The Dopamine Rush Suite but then wouldn't Doc have said The Dopamine Rush???

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Reply #2 posted 07/13/13 12:10am

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Very interesting, looking forward to the interview!

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/13 1:02am

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awesome setlist

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Reply #4 posted 07/13/13 2:33am

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I sure hope none of you get your hopes up for anything other then a BS interview that is presented as something he's never said or revealed before...not with old dingleberry at the helm... Ugh
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Reply #5 posted 07/13/13 2:48am

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whats really interesting is that kirk johnson is still around with prince . since most people tend to think once they leave the stage with prince they feel out or something.

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Reply #6 posted 07/13/13 7:31am

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cbarnes3121 said:

whats really interesting is that kirk johnson is still around with prince . since most people tend to think once they leave the stage with prince they feel out or something.

Kirky has been around for a long time... he and P go way back... even before his appearance in 'Purple Rain'.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #7 posted 07/13/13 7:41am

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Wow, I am really happy for Dr. Funkenberry - he deserves this. The guy has championed Prince for years, and you can tell he is thrilled to have been given this access. Plus he even got to take notes (which almost no journalists have been allowed to do)!

Hoping this interview will be a bit more upfront than the last few I have read.

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Reply #8 posted 07/13/13 7:56am

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Prince always liked to reinterpret his songs but this setlist has some songs that were not well received or that no one but the fans heard. Choosing Strays -- I am guessing Prince is going through his catalog looking for songs that were not well arranged or that were overproduced. It's an excellent idea because his is foremost a composer, it's kind of staggering to think about all the melodies he came up with. This year he seems reenergized and completely devoted to music.

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Reply #9 posted 07/13/13 9:25am

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luv4u said:

Read more about dr. Funkenberry's report.

Click on http://www.drfunkenberry....rk-report/ for more.

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

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Reply #10 posted 07/13/13 9:30am

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Aerogram said:

Prince always liked to reinterpret his songs but this setlist has some songs that were not well received or that no one but the fans heard. Choosing Strays -- I am guessing Prince is going through his catalog looking for songs that were not well arranged or that were overproduced.

He did that (and "Courtin' Time") because he now once again has a big band and now he can execute those songs. Has got nothing to do with the quality, since neither is a highlight in his oeuvre. In fact, "Courtin' Time" is amongst his worst.

It's an excellent idea because his is foremost a composer, it's kind of staggering to think about all the melodies he came up with. This year he seems reenergized and completely devoted to music.

Bwahahaha. You have heard his 3rd Eye Girl band, right? The one that still fails to convince as a band 9 months after they were compiled?

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/13 10:19am

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I would like to talk to Prince someday, just to see what I get from the experience. lol

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/13 10:24am

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BartVanHemelen said:



luv4u said:



Read more about dr. Funkenberry's report.



Click on http://www.drfunkenberry....rk-report/ for more.






Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.



Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),



Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.



Not to mention this quote from the article:

"So me, Joshua, and BK get to the Park and the band is on stage and they all wave to me as Elisa walks by to take her place on stage."

Anyone who starts a sentence with "me" is an idiot, and has no business posing as a writer.
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Reply #13 posted 07/13/13 11:12am

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Se7en said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

Not to mention this quote from the article: "So me, Joshua, and BK get to the Park and the band is on stage and they all wave to me as Elisa walks by to take her place on stage." Anyone who starts a sentence with "me" is an idiot, and has no business posing as a writer.

"Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum gave birth to a baby daughter.."

http://www.drfunkenberry.com/2013/06/04/channing-tatum-worries-about-justin-bieber/]

[Edited 7/13/13 11:41am]

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Reply #14 posted 07/13/13 11:13am

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Wow, I am really happy for Dr. Funkenberry - he deserves this. The guy has championed Prince for years, and you can tell he is thrilled to have been given this access. Plus he even got to take notes (which almost no journalists have been allowed to do)!

Hoping this interview will be a bit more upfront than the last few I have read.

i dont see where he deserves access no more than anybody else who have championed 4 prince all of their lives.if thats the case questlove deserves it just as much.

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Reply #15 posted 07/13/13 11:45am

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What to make of this comment?

Huh? Rehearsal at PPS, on July 12th? That’s not possible, I just saw him joining Larry @ NSJ in Rotterdam. Either the story is bogus or the article is failing to post the date of the interview. The former I simply don’t believe. The latter shows that journalism should be left to those that are still are able to report, instead of people writing a headline indicating that Prince is still in the US on Sat. July 12th.

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Reply #16 posted 07/13/13 12:10pm

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herb4 said:

What to make of this comment?

Huh? Rehearsal at PPS, on July 12th? That’s not possible, I just saw him joining Larry @ NSJ in Rotterdam. Either the story is bogus or the article is failing to post the date of the interview. The former I simply don’t believe. The latter shows that journalism should be left to those that are still are able to report, instead of people writing a headline indicating that Prince is still in the US on Sat. July 12th.

the very first paragraph of funkenberry's report states that the rehearsal took place on the 7th...

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Reply #17 posted 07/13/13 12:30pm

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[Edited 7/13/13 12:47pm]

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Reply #18 posted 07/13/13 2:24pm

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Very cool report Dr Funkenberry! Its awesome that U have been chosen 2 get up close and personal amidst the amazing year Prince is having fro

Thanks 4 sharing the story and looking forward 2 whats on the Purple Yoda's mind that he spent 3 hours rapping 2 U about it cloud9

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Reply #19 posted 07/13/13 2:51pm

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Se7en said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

Not to mention this quote from the article: "So me, Joshua, and BK get to the Park and the band is on stage and they all wave to me as Elisa walks by to take her place on stage." Anyone who starts a sentence with "me" is an idiot, and has no business posing as a writer.

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Reply #20 posted 07/13/13 6:05pm

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BartVanHemelen said:

luv4u said:

Read more about dr. Funkenberry's report.

Click on http://www.drfunkenberry....rk-report/ for more.

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

Hey. News articles online and in print have errors too.

All you can do is put down someone who was invited to attend and experience and took time out of his day to do a write up so of all us Prince fans can read and enjoy the report on what is going on with Prince and/or the music. He was excited, on his purple high while writing his report, why burst his bubble??

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Reply #21 posted 07/13/13 6:05pm

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Dr.FnB has been christened in2 prince's purple kingdom! Then the hate here continues 2 play out 4 him. He should b congratulated, 4 a real fan 2 b picked, 2 tell the truth about Prince. Instead Dr. Fnb & Jesse gets hated on here. Eye don't get it!

Anywho! Eye can't wait 4 the innerview. prince is full of surprises n a year with many of them....

princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised, prince is looking 4 like-minded individuals 'Y should eye do this becuz every1 is doing it?'"
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Reply #22 posted 07/13/13 6:58pm

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I have no issues with the Dr. as a person... He's probably a really nice guy. But for a journalist (even a celebrity blogger) to not even run his articles through spell check (let alone have someone with basic grammar skills proofread what he writes)...well, it makes it fair game to comment on the poor level of writing.

And what's with the all caps "PRINCE"? I feel like Prince has been using that on posters and advertisements for a while now, and I wish he wouldn't. It looks so lame. Do you think Funkenberry just picked it up from there and started using it himself, or did Prince ask him to write his name like that? Weird.

Just to clarify, I'm not "hating" on anyone. I always like when fans have fun purple experiences and post about them. But Funkenberry professes to be a journalist, so it's not unreasonable to expect a little professionalism.
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Reply #23 posted 07/13/13 7:24pm

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luv4u said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

Hey. News articles online and in print have errors too.

All you can do is put down someone who was invited to attend and experience and took time out of his day to do a write up so of all us Prince fans can read and enjoy the report on what is going on with Prince and/or the music. He was excited, on his purple high while writing his report, why burst his bubble??

I agree. Why can't you just be happy for the guy?

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Reply #24 posted 07/14/13 12:41am

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CarolineC said:

luv4u said:

Hey. News articles online and in print have errors too.

All you can do is put down someone who was invited to attend and experience and took time out of his day to do a write up so of all us Prince fans can read and enjoy the report on what is going on with Prince and/or the music. He was excited, on his purple high while writing his report, why burst his bubble??

I agree. Why can't you just be happy for the guy?

I like and respect Funkenberry and he's doing a great job but I agree with Caroline: if u're gonna do a blog u should check ur spelling. In France our language is being destroyed by people who write online and can't spell shit, inclusing some pro news websites and I ain't even talking about forums and social networks, and every time u say sumthin about it people just call u names (intellectual, elitist) when it's only about preserving a language, because words carry meaning, and meaning is the key to communication, which in turn is the key to democracy and freedom of speech.

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Reply #25 posted 07/14/13 2:27am

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More importantly, LAY OFF Courtin' Time! That's a great song.
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Reply #26 posted 07/14/13 5:12am

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2020 said:

I sure hope none of you get your hopes up for anything other then a BS interview that is presented as something he's never said or revealed before...not with old dingleberry at the helm... Ugh

smile shut up

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Reply #27 posted 07/14/13 5:14am

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luv4u said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Amazing. Dude is a writer by profession yet cannot spell the word soundboard. Yes, that's the level of people Prince is comfortable with. No wonder he was allowed to take notes, lord knows what gibberish he'd otherwise had published.

Of course later on he mistakes "their" for "there" (not that "Kirk Johnson advises their starting to be a crowd of cars lining up to Paisley Park to get in later" makes much sense in the first place), punctiation is random, Prince's name is all-caps for some reason (kiss-ass much?),

Now watch me get banned (and this post get censored) because I dared to point out that DrFB is an embarrassment, though not as embarrassing as Prince associating with him and making him his semi-official mouthpiece.

Hey. News articles online and in print have errors too.

All you can do is put down someone who was invited to attend and experience and took time out of his day to do a write up so of all us Prince fans can read and enjoy the report on what is going on with Prince and/or the music. He was excited, on his purple high while writing his report, why burst his bubble??

NOW can we ban this troll???

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Reply #28 posted 07/14/13 5:15am

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thank you DrFunkenberry. nice report!

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Reply #29 posted 07/14/13 5:23am

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XxAxX said:

luv4u said:

Hey. News articles online and in print have errors too.

All you can do is put down someone who was invited to attend and experience and took time out of his day to do a write up so of all us Prince fans can read and enjoy the report on what is going on with Prince and/or the music. He was excited, on his purple high while writing his report, why burst his bubble??

NOW can we ban this troll???

falloff

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