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Thread started 02/18/10 9:33am

dance4me3121

Do u ever take long breaks from Prince's music?

ive listened to him everyday since i bought the musicology album,I have worn out the MPLSOUND cd ,and i believe i know all the lyrics. Im thinking the longest i have gone without listening to him is for a week and that was because I couldnt take my cds with me during a vacation. So lately,i keep listening 2 my 2 new Michael jackson cds (This is it & Invincible). So whats the longest break u took from not listening to prince?
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Reply #1 posted 02/18/10 9:39am

PurpleLove7

moderator

I've been listening to Hip Hop Mixes the last 2 days. I've been lookin' for that head nod "ish". Long break, no ...
Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

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Reply #2 posted 02/18/10 9:42am

RakelRosalita729

I actually need some new Prince music, I need to find a few albums but I don't want to buy online, I might go record stow hopping today cool
Reply #3 posted 02/18/10 9:42am

Robert3rd

I've been listening to Prince sparingly for about a year or two. But then I hear a track like Adore (when I put my iPod on random) and it feels like the first time, which opens me up to diving back into his catalog. This happened last week after watching the opening of the Musicology tour in LA!
Reply #4 posted 02/18/10 9:45am

Tame

I listen to a Prince album a couple of times a week...I listen to other cd's as well as the radio. I Love Saturday Night's when Kiss FM, does a battle. Last Saturday it was Stevie Vs. Luther. I'm waiting on a Prince battle. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
Reply #5 posted 02/18/10 10:17am

Joyinrepatition

I took an eleven year vacation from his music...but im making up for it now... razz
Reply #6 posted 02/18/10 2:31pm

chocolate1

Yes.
But I slowly add it to the shuffle mix. nod

"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
Reply #7 posted 02/18/10 3:23pm

ganesh

When am in Paris, not more than 2 days..When am holidays, depends on where I go:
If am in my island, always a CD follows me..
If I'm in a new country, first visit, Prince stays at home, and sometimes am so glad to hear him suddenly on the local radios...
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We make our own way to heaven everyday
"The only Love there is, is the Love we make"
Reply #8 posted 02/18/10 3:51pm

mayrain

Sometimes but it don't last long. lol
Proverbs 23:9
Reply #9 posted 02/18/10 3:53pm

ernestsewell

I don't know the longest break, but I do take time away from it. Too much of anything isn't good per se, especially in music. There's always a need to grow and keep your ears cleaned out. Frankly, I can't listen to Prince for long periods, or anyone else either. It makes me appreciate anything better when I take a hard listen and come back to it at some point. Of course with over 24K songs, and keeping iTunes on shuffle, I get a little bit of anything all the time.
Reply #10 posted 02/18/10 4:48pm

bobbyc17

3 or 4 days tops
Reply #11 posted 02/18/10 5:03pm

skoolteecher

Absolutely. It's healthy. After all, Prince takes long breaks from Prince's music as well.
Reply #12 posted 02/18/10 6:59pm

TrevorAyer

wait till u get to his good albums then u will know what not taking a break really means ... i used to loop batman and the black album on my double tape deck and run it all day .. i usually fall asleep listening to a prince boot
id say about a day or two is all .. his tapes end up in my car all the time
pathetic
Reply #13 posted 02/18/10 7:04pm

insatiable3

longest is about a week or two give or take.... wink
insatiable3: how can i cure my hangover?
whistle: getting drunk is for teenagers. shoot heroin like an adult.... falloff
Reply #14 posted 02/18/10 7:33pm

vainandy

Actually, I started listening a lot less to him after I joined the org. After being exposed to a few fams, it made me take a look in the mirror at myself and I thought to myself...."Please tell me I was never like that". lol
Andy is a four letter word.
Reply #15 posted 02/18/10 8:17pm

aPrrince4aMJlover

dance4me3121 said:

ive listened to him everyday since i bought the musicology album,I have worn out the MPLSOUND cd ,and i believe i know all the lyrics. Im thinking the longest i have gone without listening to him is for a week and that was because I couldnt take my cds with me during a vacation. So lately,i keep listening 2 my 2 new Michael jackson cds (This is it & Invincible). So whats the longest break u took from not listening to prince?
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Yeah 2 seconds is my longest time wink
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"U no eye <3 U."
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Reply #16 posted 02/18/10 11:20pm

guarinigirl2000

Been on one since June 25, 2009.


Well that's a lie, I snuck in Lemon Crush about a month ago.

Mainly I'm waiting on a new album from Princey, and I hope it comes soon because somewhere along the line, I strayed from listening to Michael Jackson--as rememberence--to MARLON Jackson. lol Good music, but still.

And some how Debarge got mixed in, so go figure.
I love a Man who:
Wears More Make Up Than Me.
Wears Four Inch Stilleto Boots.
Changes His Name To An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Who Changes His Name Back From An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Oh And Most Importantly, Who Is Sexy Little Drop Of Butterscotch
Reply #17 posted 02/19/10 1:25am

Huggiebear

I took a 7 and a half year break between early 1997 and late 2004. The NPS album put me off him and Musicology got me hooked again.
So what are u going 2 do? R u just gonna sit there and watch? I'm not gonna stop until the war is over. Its gonna take a long time
Reply #18 posted 02/19/10 1:30am

MattyJam

guarinigirl2000 said:

Been on one since June 25, 2009.



Same here.
Reply #19 posted 02/19/10 4:11am

XTinaaa

Some days I'll go a few days without listenin to prince but It never lasts long. I have too many Prince songs in my IPod to not listenin to him often lol
*~In a room full of harlots & fantasies,
Destiny beckoned us there.
Curious Child on the balcony...We took the dare.~*
Reply #20 posted 02/19/10 4:15am

thedance

I have been "faithfull" through Prince's ups and downs since 1983, sometimes I take a few weeks break from Prince music - right now I'm listening to Queen.
Let 2014 be purple:

I can't wait for the remaster! heart
Reply #21 posted 02/19/10 10:04am

masbas

Usually after I listen to a new album for a year or so, I start going back to the album before that...never a break.
Reply #22 posted 02/19/10 10:27am

nursev

I juat took a break from Prince, but I never leave for too long wink heart ya Prince
Reply #23 posted 02/19/10 10:29am

Aaron6

Yes, I take long breaks from listening to Prince, probably on and off since 95". Like Alan Leeds says in the Purple Rain DVD, anything that Prince does can be intoxicating. So I have to take looooonnggg breaks from Prince, sometimes from a spiritual stand point he can be a bit much for the soul...that's why I suggest that ALL Prince fans/Fam listen to other types of music, it balances your musical pallet. Aaron6ix
Reply #24 posted 02/19/10 10:39am

GoldTimer

Never for long and in this day and age, when "new Prince music" is so readily available, I can never be bored of Prince music. I guess if I was restricted to just the official albums and not b**tlegs as well biggrin then the story may be different. There are just too many gems around to become bored though!
Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.
Reply #25 posted 02/19/10 10:49am

Thibaut

I can take long breaks from actually listening to his albums, but his songs always pop up on shuffle.
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Reply #26 posted 02/19/10 10:49am

LondonStyle

Yes, always have always will..... Prince has always been to me a artist that produces a body of work you choose from ....as their is just so much stuff ....i always skip tracks based on my mood....

Prince has never been an album artist in my view as it's just a limited format and he has so many styles on a record each track is it's own body of work!

Thats why i find it hard to understand people to say his early 80's stuff was so good as alot of the tracks just don't stand up as album tracks but more singles that can be moved around the album/CD in any order.... biggrin
Da, Da, Da....Emancipation....Free..don't think I ain't..! London 21 Nights...Clap your hands...you know the rest..
James Brown & Michael Jackson RIP, your music still lives with us!
Reply #27 posted 02/19/10 10:59am

dreaminaboutu

I do take a break of a few days at a time. But if I go to the gym and take my IPOD I always end up listening to the long version of "America" or something like that. I like a lot of different artists but when its time to jam the dial always ends back up on him.
Reply #28 posted 02/19/10 1:39pm

SPYZFAN1

Sometimes 3 or 4 months. Then when I revisit it the songs sound new and fresh.
Reply #29 posted 02/19/10 2:02pm

thepope2the9s

went on a 2year hiatus from 1997-1999 when I joined a religious cult
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Reply #30 posted 02/19/10 2:07pm

Bree8016

Not long, 1 day maybe. lol
How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.

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Reply #31 posted 02/19/10 2:14pm

mancabdriver

I've been getting back into Prince.

Been listening to 'come' and re-discovered "do me baby" as one of his greatest.
Reply #32 posted 02/20/10 7:23pm

RakelRosalita729

sometimes I have to just skip his song if I am missing him in the worst way

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