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Morris Day - Over That Rainbow

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/17 11:40am

TrivialPursuit

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I honestly don't see the need for the hate and dismissive attitude toward Morris or the song, especially today, in another thread. Thankfully this one is just talking about it all in a positive way.

The song isn't going to be a top 10 hit. But the feeling and emotion behind it are what count here. There are musical references to "The Beautiful Ones" and other Prince-esque notions. He verbally references "When Doves Cry", as well. The man knew Prince like few others, so to hear him finally express himself in music - being a musician - is nice.


"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/17 12:15pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I honestly don't see the need for the hate and dismissive attitude toward Morris or the song, especially today, in another thread.

Ummm, because it's horrible? My goodness, the cheese is overflowing. I mean, I feel bad that the man lost a dear friend, but this is just so many shades of bad I don't even know where to begin.

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/17 1:19pm

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tclifton said:

Ummm, because it's horrible? My goodness, the cheese is overflowing. I mean, I feel bad that the man lost a dear friend, but this is just so many shades of bad I don't even know where to begin.


Then don't.


"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/17 1:51pm

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I like Morris, feel he really misses Prince. The video was touching...made me cry.
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/17 1:58pm

RJOrion

TrivialPursuit said:

I honestly don't see the need for the hate and dismissive attitude toward Morris or the song, especially today, in another thread. Thankfully this one is just talking about it all in a positive way.

The song isn't going to be a top 10 hit. But the feeling and emotion behind it are what count here. There are musical references to "The Beautiful Ones" and other Prince-esque notions. He verbally references "When Doves Cry", as well. The man knew Prince like few others, so to hear him finally express himself in music - being a musician - is nice.







word!...and i like the song and video...i was very pleasantly surprised to see Morris with such a serious, sullen, emotional demeanor....the video and effects (even if "cheesey" or lo-budget) were well executed and appropriate...P was Morris' big homie, and the emotion came off VERY real...not sure what someone would find wrong or bad about it...
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/17 6:06pm

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RJOrion said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I honestly don't see the need for the hate and dismissive attitude toward Morris or the song, especially today, in another thread. Thankfully this one is just talking about it all in a positive way.

The song isn't going to be a top 10 hit. But the feeling and emotion behind it are what count here. There are musical references to "The Beautiful Ones" and other Prince-esque notions. He verbally references "When Doves Cry", as well. The man knew Prince like few others, so to hear him finally express himself in music - being a musician - is nice.







word!...and i like the song and video...i was very pleasantly surprised to see Morris with such a serious, sullen, emotional demeanor....the video and effects (even if "cheesey" or lo-budget) were well executed and appropriate...P was Morris' big homie, and the emotion came off VERY real...not sure what someone would find wrong or bad about it...

Major hate for the original people in the Prince camp.
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/17 6:19pm

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Respect..

"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/17 10:43pm

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It's a heartfelt tribute by Morris.

Even so, the song in my opinion sounds terrible.

Morris can still be electric (see Original Seven) but he probably needs some people around him to bounce ideas and figure out what sounds dope and what doesn't.

He needed those other ideas on this song.

Damn, it sounds bad.

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Reply #9 posted 04/21/17 10:50pm

MickyDolenz

Interesting that Snoop Dogg posted this on his channel.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor / We can't be Phil Collins & The Genesis! You don't even play drums! ~ Ricky Bell to Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #10 posted 04/22/17 12:46am

SoulAlive

Good song and video.
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Reply #11 posted 04/22/17 6:18am

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Interesting that Snoop Dogg posted this on his channel.


--/ Morris has solo record coming out on Snoop Dogg's lable.
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Reply #12 posted 04/22/17 9:39am

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SoulAlive said:

Good song and video.

I enjoyed it.

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Reply #13 posted 04/22/17 9:50am

Rightly

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i think he felt he had to, to relieve the grief he must be feeling.
to lose prince not only as a hero and muse but also as a friend... must have hit him hard

i liked the song
it also reminds me of morris's solo work

he's cool

small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #14 posted 04/22/17 10:04am

RJOrion

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Interesting that Snoop Dogg posted this on his channel.

snoop has co-production credit on the song too...

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Reply #15 posted 04/22/17 12:51pm

tclifton

TrivialPursuit said:

tclifton said:

Ummm, because it's horrible? My goodness, the cheese is overflowing. I mean, I feel bad that the man lost a dear friend, but this is just so many shades of bad I don't even know where to begin.


Then don't.


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Why?

Are dissenting views not valid?

If Eric Leeds takes a shit and records it, will it be the best most poignant thing that's ever been recorded?

[Edited 4/22/17 12:51pm]

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Reply #16 posted 04/22/17 12:54pm

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As I said in another post. Prince's death hit Morris the hardest it seems just from his posts and sharing of pictures and some stories that he has shared. I really think it is unfair to rip on someones paying respect to someone they cared about. Be it Shelia E's song or Jill's or whomever down the line this is what they feel for him. These are people that spent many hours with him at different points coming up and very successful and I am sure a lot of happy times, we did NOT, we bought records went to shows watched videos etc... but they lived in his world for many days and times.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #17 posted 04/22/17 4:25pm

RJOrion

the synths at the end got me choked up...who's playing that?...sounds like P for a minute...
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Reply #18 posted 04/22/17 5:07pm

TrivialPursuit

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tclifton said:

Why?

Are dissenting views not valid?

If Eric Leeds takes a shit and records it, will it be the best most poignant thing that's ever been recorded?


I've no idea what tangent you're off on, so ...I'm just going to move forward.

"Despite everything, no 1 can dictate who u r 2 other people." - Prince
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Reply #19 posted 04/22/17 6:12pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



tclifton said:


Ummm, because it's horrible? My goodness, the cheese is overflowing. I mean, I feel bad that the man lost a dear friend, but this is just so many shades of bad I don't even know where to begin.




Then don't.





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Reply #20 posted 04/22/17 6:29pm

1contessa

It made tears come to my eyes. I love Prince and Morris.

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Reply #21 posted 04/24/17 4:23am

funkystuff

put is aside first and wasn't impressed when watching.

Now have just watched it again and .. boom ... there are those tears again.

Thanks Morris for your tribute.

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Reply #22 posted 04/24/17 6:19am

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Awwww. Thanks for posting, I had no idea about this. I think it's very touching that Morris put this together. I think most people really believed that Morris and Prince couldn't stand each other. Perhaps at different periods of time, they didn't get along, but in the end, THIS shows that deep down there was some mutual respect and love there. Morris actually sung this song quite well. I'm glad that he wanted to share this with the rest of the world. hug

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I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #23 posted 04/24/17 8:23am

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TrivialPursuit said:

I honestly don't see the need for the hate and dismissive attitude toward Morris or the song, especially today, in another thread. Thankfully this one is just talking about it all in a positive way.

The song isn't going to be a top 10 hit. But the feeling and emotion behind it are what count here. There are musical references to "The Beautiful Ones" and other Prince-esque notions. He verbally references "When Doves Cry", as well. The man knew Prince like few others, so to hear him finally express himself in music - being a musician - is nice.


Morris took it very very hard and didnt comment for a very long time. I like the song and was very corageous to see and hear him do this tribute!!

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Reply #24 posted 04/24/17 8:25am

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laurarichardson said:

MickyDolenz said:

Interesting that Snoop Dogg posted this on his channel.

--/ Morris has solo record coming out on Snoop Dogg's lable.

Snoop also remade Cool and several times have quoted The Time's songs in his tunes


1:35 "Hand me my mirror Jerome!!"

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Reply #25 posted 04/24/17 9:55am

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I think both the song and the video are great.

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Reply #26 posted 04/24/17 12:42pm

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I respect the song that Morris's feelngs. That was his "brother" good times and bad they had a bond that dates decades that was never broken, damaged at times, but never discarded.

I think there were things he wanted to say to him that he never got a chance to say, wrongs to right, laughter and sadness. I think losing him was exactly as he said, losing a piece of hmself.

He was quite torn up when it happened and still seems to be battling it all. He stays out of the fray thhough and for that I respect him more.

Because of their half-baked mistakes, we get ice cream, no cake; all lies, no truth; is it fair to Kill the YOUTH ~~ Party Up
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Reply #27 posted 04/24/17 3:22pm

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Not liking the song too much.

I don't know what I feel about Morris sometimes. At times, he feels the need to keep it real in a way that can be taken out of context. In one of his interview clips, he said that Prince was a difficult guy and you never know whether you will get the comedian or "Ayatollah Ali Khamenei". I know what he is saying...Prince was a moody SOB (Gemini) but really in the same interview he is calling him his brother and premiering his song and then calling him a mideastern dictator--that is a little much. Doesn't he remember how sound bites and cherry picking works?

At times, he gives Prince a great deal of credit; other times, he knocks him. Complicated relationship--those two have..Its making me think that morris could be a bit moody himself.

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Reply #28 posted 04/24/17 3:25pm

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Aww.. Beautiful tribute from Morris! God bless him. You can tell he's been grieving Prince's passing real hard. They were best friends, brothers..All love and respect to him!

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Reply #29 posted 04/24/17 3:52pm

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Beautiful, Morris! I've seen his posts on FB and he's been in a lot of emotional pain over the loss of his brother, Prince, and I hope that this song will help bring him and the fans some healing and closure. That ending with the rainbow. cry prince heart

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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