independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Mon 18th Dec 2017 12:33pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Associated artists & people > Am I the only one that can't stand Larry Graham?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 4 1234>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 05/17/17 5:09pm

Tchoup1971

Am I the only one that can't stand Larry Graham?

I've been doing a whole lot of reading about Prince over the last year, more than ever because of his demise. What is it about Larry Graham that I DON'T LIKE????

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 05/17/17 6:20pm

luv4u

Moderator

avatar

moderator

I like his music

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 05/17/17 7:22pm

80tomato

how about his leering grin lol barf

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 05/17/17 7:28pm

FlyOnTheWall

I think Larry Graham gets a bad rap because he was instrumental in converting Prince to the Jehovah's Witness faith. Many of us might not like that decision, but it was Prince's choice to make. Moreover, Mr. Graham was doing what he really believes is his God-given duty: spreading "The Truth."

I do think, as fate would have it, LG was in P's life at a time when he was extremely vulnerable and despondent. He had lost both his parents and his beloved son, not to mention his marriage. He was, no doubt, searching for solace. This probably made him receptive to the JW belief in a "resurrection" where believers will be risen from the dead and be restored to perfect health, in a perfect body, here in an earthly paradise. The belief that he would see his son again, minus any birth defects, likely helped him cope with that unspeakably devastating loss.

[Edited 5/17/17 20:32pm]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 05/18/17 8:17am

anangellooksdo
wn

Tchoup1971 said:

I've been doing a whole lot of reading about Prince over the last year, more than ever because of his demise. What is it about Larry Graham that I DON'T LIKE????



What exactly is it that you don't like? Only you can know that.
I love his speaking and singing voice and his bass playing.
I'm
Also grateful that he was Prince's spiritual mentor. I think he helped to save Prince's life.

I know there are some people who don't have an affinity for him personally, and I think that stems from either their intolerance of religion or other things they felt about him in his regards to his relationship with Prince.

I don't know if he made mistakes, but I do know none of us is perfect, and he loved that brother.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 05/18/17 8:39am

1Sasha

He is going out on tour this year. I don't care for him at all. I have had people shoot me down on this board for saying that, but I think Prince was his money source, and he brought Prince into the JWs, which didn't help Prince at all.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 05/18/17 9:04am

Reciprocity

Tchoup1971 said:

I've been doing a whole lot of reading about Prince over the last year, more than ever because of his demise. What is it about Larry Graham that I DON'T LIKE????

I like the fact Larry Graham was a vehicle used to get Prince away from people who were very bad for him.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 05/18/17 9:06am

Reciprocity

anangellooksdown said:

Tchoup1971 said:

I've been doing a whole lot of reading about Prince over the last year, more than ever because of his demise. What is it about Larry Graham that I DON'T LIKE????

What exactly is it that you don't like? Only you can know that. I love his speaking and singing voice and his bass playing. I'm Also grateful that he was Prince's spiritual mentor. I think he helped to save Prince's life. I know there are some people who don't have an affinity for him personally, and I think that stems from either their intolerance of religion or other things they felt about him in his regards to his relationship with Prince. I don't know if he made mistakes, but I do know none of us is perfect, and he loved that brother.

Larry Graham did save Prince's life and I will always be grateful for him. Poor Prince was in a bad space and he needed to clean house.

I also like the Larry Graham has not been writing books and media blasts yet. I like that about him very much.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 05/18/17 9:07am

Genesia

avatar

1Sasha said:

He is going out on tour this year. I don't care for him at all. I have had people shoot me down on this board for saying that, but I think Prince was his money source, and he brought Prince into the JWs, which didn't help Prince at all.


On what do you base this ridiculous assertion?

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 05/18/17 9:24am

1Sasha

I tend to think of the JWs and like groups as one step down from Scientology. For Prince, IMO, it contributed to what I call his "off the deep end" phase.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 05/18/17 9:33am

ISaidLifeIsJus
tAGame

avatar

I am still trying to figure out how to photoshop Larry out of all the videos I have downloaded.

I dont care for his towel shaking wife Tina either.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 05/18/17 9:42am

Reciprocity

1Sasha said:

I tend to think of the JWs and like groups as one step down from Scientology. For Prince, IMO, it contributed to what I call his "off the deep end" phase.

I am glad for the off the deep end phase or I think he would have gone crazy. He had bad stuff around him when Larry entered.

Prince came out of his phase a better man. I am not into JWs but it was good for him. Anything go get him to stop the madness he had happening in the 90s. Larry I think gave Prince a man who had been in world Prince was in and knew the game. He was able to see much of what Prince did not because Prince was in the forest. Larry could see the trees.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 05/18/17 9:52am

ISaidLifeIsJus
tAGame

avatar

Reciprocity said:

1Sasha said:

I tend to think of the JWs and like groups as one step down from Scientology. For Prince, IMO, it contributed to what I call his "off the deep end" phase.

I am glad for the off the deep end phase or I think he would have gone crazy. He had bad stuff around him when Larry entered.

Prince came out of his phase a better man. I am not into JWs but it was good for him. Anything go get him to stop the madness he had happening in the 90s. Larry I think gave Prince a man who had been in world Prince was in and knew the game. He was able to see much of what Prince did not because Prince was in the forest. Larry could see the trees.

Larry could see The Money Tree.

That is the only tree Larry saw.

lol

[Edited 5/18/17 16:53pm]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 05/18/17 9:53am

laurarichardso
n

Reciprocity said:



1Sasha said:


I tend to think of the JWs and like groups as one step down from Scientology. For Prince, IMO, it contributed to what I call his "off the deep end" phase.




I am glad for the off the deep end phase or I think he would have gone crazy. He had bad stuff around him when Larry entered.


Prince came out of his phase a better man. I am not into JWs but it was good for him. Anything go get him to stop the madness he had happening in the 90s. Larry I think gave Prince a man who had been in world Prince was in and knew the game. He was able to see much of what Prince did not because Prince was in the forest. Larry could see the trees.



Co-sign- Even Sheila Evsaud she is not a JW but she said it changed him and made him a better person. I think we got him 20 years longer than would have otherwise.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 05/18/17 10:10am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

not a fan of the Graham

I think he slowed Prince down and stopped him from going further into directions he seemed to want to go at times

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 05/18/17 10:22am

anangellooksdo
wn

Reciprocity said:



anangellooksdown said:


Tchoup1971 said:

I've been doing a whole lot of reading about Prince over the last year, more than ever because of his demise. What is it about Larry Graham that I DON'T LIKE????



What exactly is it that you don't like? Only you can know that. I love his speaking and singing voice and his bass playing. I'm Also grateful that he was Prince's spiritual mentor. I think he helped to save Prince's life. I know there are some people who don't have an affinity for him personally, and I think that stems from either their intolerance of religion or other things they felt about him in his regards to his relationship with Prince. I don't know if he made mistakes, but I do know none of us is perfect, and he loved that brother.


Larry Graham did save Prince's life and I will always be grateful for him. Poor Prince was in a bad space and he needed to clean house.



I also like the Larry Graham has not been writing books and media blasts yet. I like that about him very much.



Amen, amen and Amen.
I saw a brief, rare interview with him several months after Prince died. The poor guy looked so damned cut up...looked like his had been crying nonstop since April 21...he was extremely sad.
That relationship is like no other any of us has in our lifetimes; it's special.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 05/18/17 10:23am

anangellooksdo
wn

OldFriends4Sale said:


not a fan of the Graham



I think he slowed Prince down and stopped him from going further into directions he seemed to want to go at times



Interesting, Sal. Do you mean later?
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 05/18/17 10:24am

anangellooksdo
wn

Larry Graham on bass and singing:

Tell me this ain't funky:

https://youtu.be/KmRNGIk0LYA
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 05/18/17 10:25am

Reciprocity

laurarichardson said:

Reciprocity said:

I am glad for the off the deep end phase or I think he would have gone crazy. He had bad stuff around him when Larry entered.

Prince came out of his phase a better man. I am not into JWs but it was good for him. Anything go get him to stop the madness he had happening in the 90s. Larry I think gave Prince a man who had been in world Prince was in and knew the game. He was able to see much of what Prince did not because Prince was in the forest. Larry could see the trees.

Co-sign- Even Sheila Evsaud she is not a JW but she said it changed him and made him a better person. I think we got him 20 years longer than would have otherwise.

I think we were given an extension due to Larry's presence too. The 90s was tough. He had ditched so many people who seemed to really care for him the man not the star.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 05/18/17 11:17am

laurarichardso
n

OldFriends4Sale said:

not a fan of the Graham

I think he slowed Prince down and stopped him from going further into directions he seemed to want to go at times

You mean the abyss.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 05/18/17 11:28am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

not a fan of the Graham

I think he slowed Prince down and stopped him from going further into directions he seemed to want to go at times

You mean the abyss.

naw other places good

I think with Prince's 'fantasy' music culture, the direction Larry opened for him actually helped him to be in denial, and avoidance.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 05/18/17 11:44am

laurarichardso
n

OldFriends4Sale said:

laurarichardson said:

You mean the abyss.

naw other places good

I think with Prince's 'fantasy' music culture, the direction Larry opened for him actually helped him to be in denial, and avoidance.

I hope you are not driving at his lifestyle. Because I believe he did what he wanted to do and always had a love of God. You cannot always serve two masters and what one person thinks his pleasurable another person may find replusive because that is how they feel.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 05/18/17 11:53am

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

naw other places good

I think with Prince's 'fantasy' music culture, the direction Larry opened for him actually helped him to be in denial, and avoidance.

I hope you are not driving at his lifestyle. Because I believe he did what he wanted to do and always had a love of God. You cannot always serve two masters and what one person thinks his pleasurable another person may find replusive because that is how they feel.

U just lost me

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 05/18/17 12:04pm

laurarichardso
n

OldFriends4Sale said:

laurarichardson said:

I hope you are not driving at his lifestyle. Because I believe he did what he wanted to do and always had a love of God. You cannot always serve two masters and what one person thinks his pleasurable another person may find replusive because that is how they feel.

U just lost me

You lost me. What do you mean by denial and avoidance?

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 05/18/17 12:17pm

OldFriends4Sal
e

avatar

moderator

laurarichardson said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

U just lost me

You lost me. What do you mean by denial and avoidance?

I cannot cut n paste where I am right now, but there are things like his response to death 'don't think about them and they'll come back'

I have a slew of stuff, I'll post later

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 05/18/17 12:25pm

EmmaMcG

I think of him in a similar way to Tom Cruise. I love Larry's music like I love Tom Cruise's movies and I don't allow their cult beliefs to interfere with my enjoyment of their work.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 05/18/17 12:35pm

1Sasha

IMO Prince held onto beliefs that were extreme and not supported by fact. I am not talking about JW religious dogma - I am talking about his foray into the Illuminati, history, etc. It wouldn't have surprised me if he believed 9/11 was caused by our government - he was that far off the charts.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 05/18/17 12:44pm

laurarichardso
n

1Sasha said:

IMO Prince held onto beliefs that were extreme and not supported by fact. I am not talking about JW religious dogma - I am talking about his foray into the Illuminati, history, etc. It wouldn't have surprised me if he believed 9/11 was caused by our government - he was that far off the charts.


--He would have belived that stuff JW or no JW. Read a little bit about the WAY community center he want to as a child apparently it was a very militant community center so I am sure his late 1960s and early 70s upbringing comes into play.
[Edited 5/18/17 13:13pm]
[Edited 5/18/17 13:14pm]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 05/18/17 1:13pm

babynoz

I think that Prince's spiritual path did him far more good than harm and if he encountered LG and the JW on that path then so be it. Even through that phase Prince never completely abandoned his core beliefs and I am proud of him for having the courage to continue seeking throughout his life.

He was and still is such an incredible soul.

Larry is an excellent musician but as a front man he is too doofus for my taste. lol

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 05/18/17 1:48pm

ISaidLifeIsJus
tAGame

avatar

Larry wore P down when he was vulnerable.

I want to smack Larry with the microphone that is stuck on his bass.

lol

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 4 1234>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Associated artists & people > Am I the only one that can't stand Larry Graham?