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Thread started 11/03/11 7:01am

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Interview with The Original 7ven

Hey everyone,

Last night I was lucky enough to shoot an interview with Morris, Jimmy, Jesse, and Jerome. It's going to air tonight on Fox9 (most likely in the 9pm show) in the Twin Cities and will be up on the website (www.myfox9.com) sometime shortly after it airs. The guys were really gracious with their time and I hope you all enjoy what we put together.

Off to edit 40 minutes down to ~4!

Tim

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Reply #1 posted 11/03/11 10:09am

sosgemini

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Congrats!

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Reply #2 posted 11/03/11 2:04pm

madhouseman

Let us know if there is a link! Congrats!

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Reply #3 posted 11/03/11 2:46pm

NouveauDance

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Groovy.

Let us know some if there was anything in the stuff you had to cut that would be of interest to us nerds on here geek

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Reply #4 posted 11/03/11 9:29pm

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Here's the story, folks. Hope you enjoy it. Hopefully, by tomorrow morning, a somewhat hastily cut version of the complete interview will be up as well.

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/entertainment/music/interview-with-original-members-of-the-time-nov-3-2011

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Reply #5 posted 11/04/11 5:40am

alexnvrmnd777

Pretty nice interview! Are you the actual interviewer, Maury, or were you part of the station's crew?

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Reply #6 posted 11/04/11 6:14am

SoulAlive

Cool interview thumbs up!

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Reply #7 posted 11/04/11 7:01am

love5oneanothe
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I'm one of the photographers. It was originally scheduled to just be Maury and I, but I wrangled two of my fellow shooters in and we made it a 5 camera shoot. Had a blast doing it. Glad you guys enjoyed it.

alexnvrmnd777 said:

Pretty nice interview! Are you the actual interviewer, Maury, or were you part of the station's crew?

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Reply #8 posted 11/04/11 8:26am

Zannaloaf

nice! Like the part about the old man dances...lol

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Reply #9 posted 11/04/11 11:45am

pzlyprk

Nice! Thanks for this, love5oneanother. Very cool that you were a part of the shoot. Jesse's revelations about P's notes to him on the early tours were sad. P had/still has some serious control issues (inferiority complex much?). I'm curious how the koolaid drinkers would defend P on that stuff.

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Reply #10 posted 11/04/11 1:33pm

madhouseman

Fun interview. I see that the full version is posted now. Looking forward to grabbing a sandwich and watching it. Thanx for letting all of us know.

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Reply #11 posted 11/04/11 1:35pm

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Great interview! Nice to see Prince is keeping it classy! Cease and desist? lol

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Reply #12 posted 11/04/11 2:34pm

SoulAlive

pzlyprk said:

Nice! Thanks for this, love5oneanother. Very cool that you were a part of the shoot. Jesse's revelations about P's notes to him on the early tours were sad. P had/still has some serious control issues (inferiority complex much?). I'm curious how the koolaid drinkers would defend P on that stuff.

I agree,that part is sad.Not only did Prince remove them from certain dates on the tour,he also told them to stop doing certain dances disbelief Makes you wonder...what was Prince's problem?

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Reply #13 posted 11/04/11 3:26pm

madhouseman

SoulAlive said:

pzlyprk said:

Nice! Thanks for this, love5oneanother. Very cool that you were a part of the shoot. Jesse's revelations about P's notes to him on the early tours were sad. P had/still has some serious control issues (inferiority complex much?). I'm curious how the koolaid drinkers would defend P on that stuff.

I agree,that part is sad.Not only did Prince remove them from certain dates on the tour,he also told them to stop doing certain dances disbelief Makes you wonder...what was Prince's problem?

They were originally created as Prince's side project and used to support his band and a cheap way to have a band that tours with him. All of them were under his payroll (for the most part) and when they started showing him up, he wasn't happy with that. He created a monster with The Time and they could have eaten him up in the big cities if they were playing back to back. Prince knew this and would say and do anything to keep them in line and under his thumb. At the end of the day, they were still his employees and working on the tours that he arranged, releasing the records that he produced and showing off an image that he manufactured. People really need to understand that basically The Time was in many ways simply Prince when he was in the mood to sound like a funk/rock band. Because of that, he had an image he saw for the band and wanted no deviation from that. I think this is the best example of how much of a controlling person he is. Looking back over the last 30 years, they all respect him, but they all wish it would have been different and many of us wonder how far they might have gone if they had been given a little more space to grow.

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Reply #14 posted 11/04/11 3:36pm

alexnvrmnd777

The full, UNCUT 43-minute interview was TERRIFIC!!!! It was almost like an addendum to the documentary DVD! Some great stories there (I loved the part about Larry's - of Zapp and Roger fame - girlfriend who wore the see-through dress and how he pulled a gun on Morris, Jesse, and Jerome), and it's great just to see the four guys just sitting there chillin' and reminiscing!

They did have a little fun about the Graffiti Bridge movie and how Prince basically changed their plans around and had them do a movie with him instead of the one they were going to do about themselves, and also about what was REALLY around the corner!!! LMAO!!! I would just LOVE to hang out with these guys for a couple of hours and just kick it!!

I'm so glad the interviewer finally brought up at the end about any plans for after this album and tour. It's good to hear that, for now, they plan on doing more albums and other projects!! That was definitely one of the questions I would've been asking them! Nobody wants to wait another long time to hear these funky bruthas again!

LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL 7VEN!!!!! cool

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Reply #15 posted 11/05/11 7:51pm

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Thanks, that was great!

I love hearing those in depth stories and seeing how the bond between the fellas has withstood the test of time. It shows in the excellence of their new cd.

That thing about Larry from Zapp with the gun was crazy! Just thinking how they could have had a tragedy similar to what eventually happened gives me the willies. eek

And I'm dying to know more about the movie that never got made, especially since it was based on real life events. Pity it never materialized.

I hope we get more interviews like this from the O7...I'd like to know more about how they balance parenthood with everything else as well as more about the songs from Condensate and other ideas they are working on.

They seem to realize how much it means to us to see them back together and I wish them all the best.

"Information is abundant, but wisdom is scarce."
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Reply #16 posted 11/05/11 8:25pm

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Re: Long version of the interview. Jessie talks too much. lol

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Reply #17 posted 11/06/11 1:53am

safetypin

alexnvrmnd777 said:

The full, UNCUT 43-minute interview was TERRIFIC!!!! It was almost like an addendum to the documentary DVD! Some great stories there (I loved the part about Larry's - of Zapp and Roger fame - girlfriend who wore the see-through dress and how he pulled a gun on Morris, Jesse, and Jerome), and it's great just to see the four guys just sitting there chillin' and reminiscing!

They did have a little fun about the Graffiti Bridge movie and how Prince basically changed their plans around and had them do a movie with him instead of the one they were going to do about themselves, and also about what was REALLY around the corner!!! LMAO!!! I would just LOVE to hang out with these guys for a couple of hours and just kick it!!

I'm so glad the interviewer finally brought up at the end about any plans for after this album and tour. It's good to hear that, for now, they plan on doing more albums and other projects!! That was definitely one of the questions I would've been asking them! Nobody wants to wait another long time to hear these funky bruthas again!

LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL 7VEN!!!!! cool

do you have the link for the full uncut interview - i can't find it?

thanks

holding something together that is falling apart
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Reply #18 posted 11/06/11 7:41am

love5oneanothe
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safetypin said:

do you have the link for the full uncut interview - i can't find it?

thanks

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/entertainment/music/full-interview-with-original-7ven-nov-4-2011

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Reply #19 posted 11/06/11 11:29am

alexnvrmnd777

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Re: Long version of the interview. Jessie talks too much. lol

lol Jesse commandeered that shit, didn't he??! Lol! But hey, that's how the best stories come out, so I'm cool with that!

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Reply #20 posted 11/06/11 11:32am

alexnvrmnd777

love5oneanother said:

I'm one of the photographers. It was originally scheduled to just be Maury and I, but I wrangled two of my fellow shooters in and we made it a 5 camera shoot. Had a blast doing it. Glad you guys enjoyed it.

alexnvrmnd777 said:

Pretty nice interview! Are you the actual interviewer, Maury, or were you part of the station's crew?

Of course, had I read ALL of your first post, I would've seen that your name was Tim, so I wouldn't have even needed to ask! Lol! All I saw was the link and proceeded to get Stacy Adams ready! cool

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Reply #21 posted 11/06/11 12:09pm

alexnvrmnd777

Cool!

[Edited 11/6/11 12:16pm]

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Reply #22 posted 11/06/11 12:59pm

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^^I thought Jungle Fever was by Stevie Wonder. razz

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Reply #23 posted 11/06/11 1:34pm

alexnvrmnd777

MickyDolenz said:

^^I thought Jungle Fever was by Stevie Wonder. razz

Not anymore, apparently! lol

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Reply #24 posted 11/06/11 2:42pm

safetypin

babynoz said:

Thanks, that was great!

I love hearing those in depth stories and seeing how the bond between the fellas has withstood the test of time. It shows in the excellence of their new cd.

That thing about Larry from Zapp with the gun was crazy! Just thinking how they could have had a tragedy similar to what eventually happened gives me the willies. eek

And I'm dying to know more about the movie that never got made, especially since it was based on real life events. Pity it never materialized.

I hope we get more interviews like this from the O7...I'd like to know more about how they balance parenthood with everything else as well as more about the songs from Condensate and other ideas they are working on.

They seem to realize how much it means to us to see them back together and I wish them all the best.

larry troutman aka stone cold gangster

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Reply #25 posted 11/06/11 2:49pm

safetypin

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Great interview! Nice to see Prince is keeping it classy! Cease and desist? lol

if they made the film now it could end up like a funked up episode of ally mcbeal with johnnie cochran representing THE TIME.

johnnie could seek council from the ghost of rick james and larry blackmon could make a cameo as a key witness.

did you see what i did there?

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Reply #26 posted 11/06/11 5:25pm

MadamGoodnight

Really nice interview there. Thanks for sharing. I really like these guys together, and the connection that they have.

lol @ the chicken grease on Morris Day's designer shoe. lol

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Reply #27 posted 11/06/11 11:28pm

safetypin

safetypin said:

sosgemini said:

Great interview! Nice to see Prince is keeping it classy! Cease and desist? lol

if they made the film now it could end up like a funked up episode of ally mcbeal with johnnie cochran representing THE TIME.

johnnie could seek council from the ghost of rick james and larry blackmon could make a cameo as a key witness.

did you see what i did there?

i just remembered johnnie cochran died in 2005 - so it would be his ghost representing them - the rick james angle still works.

....and they say writing screenplays is easy?

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Reply #28 posted 11/10/11 7:37pm

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madhouseman said:

SoulAlive said:

I agree,that part is sad.Not only did Prince remove them from certain dates on the tour,he also told them to stop doing certain dances disbelief Makes you wonder...what was Prince's problem?

They were originally created as Prince's side project and used to support his band and a cheap way to have a band that tours with him. All of them were under his payroll (for the most part) and when they started showing him up, he wasn't happy with that. He created a monster with The Time and they could have eaten him up in the big cities if they were playing back to back. Prince knew this and would say and do anything to keep them in line and under his thumb. At the end of the day, they were still his employees and working on the tours that he arranged, releasing the records that he produced and showing off an image that he manufactured. People really need to understand that basically The Time was in many ways simply Prince when he was in the mood to sound like a funk/rock band. Because of that, he had an image he saw for the band and wanted no deviation from that. I think this is the best example of how much of a controlling person he is. Looking back over the last 30 years, they all respect him, but they all wish it would have been different and many of us wonder how far they might have gone if they had been given a little more space to grow.

Good points all of which will be ignored by the haters on this board.

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Reply #29 posted 11/10/11 7:50pm

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alexnvrmnd777 said:

Cool!

[Edited 11/6/11 12:16pm]

Jam and Terry come off as cool well adjusted folks. That's something you never even think of saying about almost anyone in the entertainment industry, much less famous musicians.

[Edited 11/10/11 21:44pm]

innocent “To understand is to stand under which is to look up to which is a good way to understand.”
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