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Latin

[UPDATED] Videos: The New Power Generation's MORRIS HAYES and photographer Steve Parke speak about PRINCE

Check out the NPG's Morris Hayes and Steve Parke speak about Prince at a "Picturing Prince" book signing event:

Here is part one:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be

Here is the second part:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...mQgx-TCgQM
[Edited 11/12/17 14:03pm]
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Reply #1 posted 11/10/17 8:28pm

FlyOnTheWall

Latin said:

Check out the NPG's Morris Hayes and Steve Parke speak about Prince at a "Picturing Prince" book signing event: Here is part one: https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be Here is the second part: https://m.youtube.com/wat...mQgx-TCgQM

Thank you for sharing this conversation between Parke and Mr. Hayes, Latin. I truly enjoyed the entire exchange; however, there was one part that is perhaps one of the most revealing things about Prince ever shared by an associate, at about the 14:35 mark of Part 2.

Parke said that they were once shooting a video and there must have been a lull. Prince was sitting across from him and he surprised the photographer with this revelation: He confided that his life/career was very stressful. He then pointed at all the people milling around and doing their jobs there at Paisley Park. "All of these people depend on me to feed their families," he said. I'm paraphrasing, but this was the gist of what Parke said that Prince revealed.

That was the most profound thing I took away from this excellent book talk. In fact, it might just be
the takeaway when one thinks of Prince, who doesn't often get the credit he deserves as a businessman/provider. I think, perhaps because of his musical genius, we often forget that Prince built Paisley Park when he was only 26 or 27 years old and he maintained it for almost three decades. That is a remarkable accomplishment. Steve Parke brought that home with his random recollection in response to a question posed by Mr. Hayes.

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Reply #2 posted 11/11/17 11:55am

Latin

FlyOnTheWall said:



Latin said:


Check out the NPG's Morris Hayes and Steve Parke speak about Prince at a "Picturing Prince" book signing event: Here is part one: https://m.youtube.com/wat...e=youtu.be Here is the second part: https://m.youtube.com/wat...mQgx-TCgQM

Thank you for sharing this conversation between Parke and Mr. Hayes, Latin. I truly enjoyed the entire exchange; however, there was one part that is perhaps one of the most revealing things about Prince ever shared by an associate, at about the 14:35 mark of Part 2.

Parke said that they were once shooting a video and there must have been a lull. Prince was sitting across from him and he surprised the photographer with this revelation: He confided that his life/career was very stressful. He then pointed at all the people milling around and doing their jobs there at Paisley Park. "All of these people depend on me to feed their families," he said. I'm paraphrasing, but this was the gist of what Parke said that Prince revealed.

That was the most profound thing I took away from this excellent book talk. In fact, it might just be
the takeaway when one thinks of Prince, who doesn't often get the credit he deserves as a businessman/provider. I think, perhaps because of his musical genius, we often forget that Prince built Paisley Park when he was only 26 or 27 years old and he maintained it for almost three decades. That is a remarkable accomplishment. Steve Parke brought that home with his random recollection in response to a question posed by Mr. Hayes.


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Reply #3 posted 11/12/17 2:02pm

Latin

Check out the Steve Parke discussion held in Manchester:

https://m.facebook.com/st...F&_rdr
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