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Reply #60 posted 10/22/10 12:51am

iloveannie

peacenlovealways said:

Don't stop posting....some people are just mean here....they will attack you no matter what u post...

Yeah, any site that allows praise should equally allow criticism. We don't want our hero to be wearing the Emperor's New Clothes now do we?

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Reply #61 posted 10/22/10 3:52am

EmbattledWarri
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Wow this thread, became intense.

I'm all for differing opinions, but there is never a need to start flaming people.

This is just the internet and its dead anyway lol

I can't say I'm bored with Prince, I go through my moments.

If I was truly bored I wouldn't bother coming to this site, there is a whole world of music out there.

The fact of the matter is, Prince is in his 50's and is still making quality music.

He had the luxury of having several creative eras.

This one is not so creative, doesn't make it bad, just makes it bad for him.

But honestly with the amount of work he's accomplished I'm satisfied.

I may bash 20ten to death, but it isn't assault on him. Just don't dig it.

i'm just glad he still moves and sings like he did 30 years ago.

Despite the few lackluster attempts, I admit that they're better than what's out there now in radioland.

If your bored, thats sad...

but there's a lot of music out there, go discover it.

Even when Prince fails, he does it with style

Chaos & Disorder is proof of that.

I am a Rail Road, Track Abandoned
With the Sunset forgetting, i ever Happened
http://www.myspace.com/stolenmorning
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Reply #62 posted 10/22/10 4:10am

Eyeofthelotus

Paisley park 4,what show is ure picture from?

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Reply #63 posted 10/22/10 7:04am

paisleypark4

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Eyeofthelotus said:

Paisley park 4,what show is ure picture from?

Drawn Together season 3. It was a cartoon depiction of the Good Times painting. http://vodpod.com/watch/4...good-times
Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #64 posted 10/22/10 7:47am

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I think Prince's material is generally weaker........but...... 20ten is my most played album of the year. That says what?

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Reply #65 posted 10/22/10 12:11pm

madhouseman

Michigangirl78 said:

I have been a fan since the late 70's, but I just think Prince has become completely boring and irrelevant. I have been to all the great concerts: 1999,Purple Rain, UTCM(birthday show in Detroit) LoveSexy, and the list goes on. However, after listening to Sheila E. perform a song he apparently gave to her, it's just more of the same bland, boring music, and I don’t believe he has anything left beyond this style of music. I still purchase what he puts out-hoping each time for something great, but I am consistently disappointed. There might be one or two that I enjoy, but that's just not enough. At this point, I wish he would retire then continue to disappoint us.

Thanks for the input. Everyone has an opinion about his stuff and I generally agree with you about the bland flavor of his music for the last few years. I don't want the man to retire, even if he is disappointing sometimes because there is always that chance for brilliance again. So far, many of us are waiting for it, but I think that when his career is over, I want to be able to look at the entire picture, and not wish him to retire early.


What I would like is for Prince to find something that truly inspires him... but in honesty, I'd like him to find something that inspires him, that inspires me too. Lately, we haven't been on the same journey.

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Reply #66 posted 10/22/10 1:49pm

eireboy34

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Reply #67 posted 10/22/10 6:40pm

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Michigangirl78 said:

I have been a fan since the late 70's, but I just think Prince has become completely boring and irrelevant. I have been to all the great concerts: 1999,Purple Rain, UTCM(birthday show in Detroit) LoveSexy, and the list goes on. However, after listening to Sheila E. perform a song he apparently gave to her, it's just more of the same bland, boring music, and I don’t believe he has anything left beyond this style of music. I still purchase what he puts out-hoping each time for something great, but I am consistently disappointed. There might be one or two that I enjoy, but that's just not enough. At this point, I wish he would retire then continue to disappoint us.

This post--yawn I heard and saw Sheila E. play the Prince song that he wrote for her--Leader of the Band--and it was anything but boring. Save your satiated boredom for your self because it makes me zzz

I guess U know me well, I don't like winter
But I seem 2 get a kick out of doing U cold
Oh, what the hell, U always surrender...
What's this strange relationship that we hold on 2?!!!
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Reply #68 posted 10/23/10 12:42am

eireboy34

SquirrelMeat said:

I think Prince's material is generally weaker........but...... 20ten is my most played album of the year. That says what?

That you have shit taste??!!

Only joking! Couldn't resist!

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Reply #69 posted 10/23/10 3:37am

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eireboy34 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I think Prince's material is generally weaker........but...... 20ten is my most played album of the year. That says what?

That you have shit taste??!!

Only joking! Couldn't resist!

wink

And what is your most played album of the year EireBtich34 ?

Only joking ! Couldn't resist !

What's the point in coming here Twice a Day When you sincerely think Prince became irrelevant with Batman ?
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Reply #70 posted 10/23/10 5:32am

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eireboy34 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I think Prince's material is generally weaker........but...... 20ten is my most played album of the year. That says what?

That you have shit taste??!!

Only joking! Couldn't resist!

wink

You're lust gutted that I put it above the latest Foster and Allen album. smile

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Reply #71 posted 10/23/10 8:39am

eireboy34

SquirrelMeat said:

eireboy34 said:

That you have shit taste??!!

Only joking! Couldn't resist!

wink

You're lust gutted that I put it above the latest Foster and Allen album. smile

It's a fair cop guv'....

Glad someone seems to remember Foster and Allen....maybe I should start a "Prince versus Foster and Allen" thread?????"

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Reply #72 posted 10/23/10 8:41am

iloveannie

eireboy34 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

You're lust gutted that I put it above the latest Foster and Allen album. smile

It's a fair cop guv'....

Glad someone seems to remember Foster and Allen....maybe I should start a "Prince versus Foster and Allen" thread?????"

I bought the Carpenters fucking greatest hits last month! That's fucking sad sad

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Reply #73 posted 10/23/10 8:50am

sirweasel

Death and taxes. You can try to fight them both tooth and nail, but at the end of it all, it’s a losing proposition. Especially when it comes to taxes, the government is going to want its fair share cut of your salary and business profits one way or another, whether you like it or not. Rather than engage in tax evasion and possibly live the remaining years of your life on the run as a tax fugitive from the long arm of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you might as well confront the issue of taxes head on. All we can do is try our best to understand how income taxes work and take reasonable steps to minimize their effects on our financial lives as much as possible.

One of the most introductory ways to plan for the effects of income taxes is to recognize how the various marginal rates are applied to the corresponding tax brackets. Because the United States does not yet currently engage in a flat tax system, our taxable incomes are broken down into different taxation ranges with specific taxation percentages assessed depending on where they fall along the tax bracket spectrum. Although our 2010 tax returns won’t be filed until April 15, 2011, for planning purposes, it’s always good to find out the new changes to the tax code as early as possible. Let’s examine some of the upcoming tax rate changes that are being projected for 2010 and compare them to the previous year’s 2009 tax brackets.

Projections Of New IRS Tax Rates Have Historically Been Extremely Accurate

Year after year, even before the official IRS income tax brackets are released, a select number of tax experts have gotten together and crunched a determinative number of officially released statistics by governmental agencies – to project and extrapolate the upcoming year’s tax brackets. Year after year, the tax rate predictions released by these groups have yielded results in advance with near 100% accuracy. Such an income tax bracket projection ahead of time is possible because many of the major tax code numbers are pegged to officially released inflation statistics – including the standard deduction, the personal exemption, the actual income ranges of the tax brackets, and contributions limits for the investment retirement accounts (both the Traditional and Roth IRA account).

One of these tax prognosticating groups is the Tax Foundation, a Washington D.C. think tank which collects data and publishes research studies on federal and state tax policies. The other notable group operates under the auspices of the Wall Street Journal and is comprised of a merry band of private tax professionals and economists – namely William E. Massey, a senior tax analyst from the Tax and Accounting arm of Thomson Reuters; George Jones, a senior federal tax analyst from CCH; and James C. Young, an accounting professor from Northern Illinois University. For numerous years now, both the Tax Foundation and the Wall Street Journal group have consistently released to the public very accurate, albeit unofficial, early bird peaks at the following year’s projected income tax brackets based on available financial data – well in advance of the official IRS releases. If you’re eager to get a head start on tax year 2010, read on.

IRS Tax Rate Schedule Updates For Tax Year 2010

This year, citing a very sluggish economy and extraordinarily low inflation rates for 2009 to which upcoming 2010 tax rates shall be pegged to, the Tax Foundation and associated experts are predicting very little year to year change for the 2010 federal tax brackets. If there’s anything good that came out of this global economic recession that has been plaguing us for the entirety of 2009 – it’s that the combination of low gas prices, depressed consumer spending, and high jobless numbers with so many people filing for unemployment – have enabled inflation rates to stay quite low during the span of 2009 – at a mere 0.19%. Just compare that to the incredibly high inflation rate of 4.26% during the previous year of 2008 when gas prices were skyrocketing, and it’s clear the recent sudden and precipitous drop in inflation has been extremely unprecedented.

As a result of low inflation, for the most part the 2010 tax bracket ranges will likely stay relatively unchanged. As noted by the tax pundits, for the very first time since the IRS started to index the official federal income tax rates to inflation during the mid 1980′s, taxpayers will get virtually no significant benefit from inflation in 2010. As such – year 2010 tax brackets, standard deductions, personal exemptions, and even retirement account contribution limits will see very little (if any) alterations from prior year numbers.

I will update the table below to reflect the official IRS tax rates for 2010 if decidedly different numbers are ultimately released by the IRS. However, with tax bracket projections by the experts having enjoyed a near perfect accuracy rate for quite a few years now, I don’t have any reason to doubt that the displayed figures below will ultimately wind up as official.

Federal Income Tax Brackets For 2010 – Based On Taxable Income Ranges

Tax Rate
Married Couples Filing Jointly
Most Single Filers
10% Not over $16,750 Not over $8,375
15% $16,750 – $68,000 $8,375 – $34,000
25% $68,000 – $137,300 $34,000 – $82,400
28% $137,300 – $209,250 $82,400 – $171,850
33% $209,250 – $373,650 $171,850 – $373,650
35% Over $373,650 Over $373,650

Beyond some slight numerical shuffling of the taxable income ranges, there will not be too many significant tax changes from 2009 into 2010. Here is a breakdown of the projected changes (if any) for 2010 as they compare to the prior year:

  • Personal Exemption: No change. For the very first time, the standard exemption for 2010 will not be going up and will stay unchanged at $3,650, the same as it was in 2009.
  • Standard Deduction: No change, except for Head Of Household filers. The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly will remain unchanged at $11,400. For those filing as single, the standard deduction will remain at $5,700 as well. However, Head of Household filers will see a slight increase by $50 – from $8,350 (year 2009) to $8,400 (year 2010).
  • Overall Tax Bracket Thresholds: Will increase across the board for all tax filing statuses, albeit at a significantly lower amount compared to past tax year increases.
  • Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Amount: No change. For tax year 2010, the current gift tax exclusion limit of $13,000 will stay the same. Often overlooked by most taxpayers, the gift tax stipulates that gift givers must pay a special tax on gift amounts that exceed a certain amount per year.
  • Traditional and Roth IRA Contribution Limits: No change. Despite the fact that IRA and Roth IRA contribution limits did not rise in 2009 in response to strong inflationary pressures in 2009, there will still be no corresponding change in the maximum contribution limits to individual retirement accounts for 2010. The standard IRA contribution limit for 2010 will remain unchanged at $5,000. The catch up contribution limit for those 50 or older will remain at $6,000 as well.

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Reply #74 posted 10/23/10 9:06am

eireboy34

iloveannie said:

eireboy34 said:

It's a fair cop guv'....

Glad someone seems to remember Foster and Allen....maybe I should start a "Prince versus Foster and Allen" thread?????"

I bought the Carpenters fucking greatest hits last month! That's fucking sad sad

Carpenters are fab!

Some of the best pop songs of all time plus Karen's amzing voice

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Reply #75 posted 10/23/10 2:11pm

Erika2k8

If your bored with Prince f**k off

this is a fan board on him

Go to biebers board

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Reply #76 posted 10/23/10 6:32pm

SoulAlive

eireboy34 said:

iloveannie said:

I bought the Carpenters fucking greatest hits last month! That's fucking sad sad

Carpenters are fab!

Some of the best pop songs of all time plus Karen's amzing voice

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Reply #77 posted 10/24/10 11:58am

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MikeyB71 said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

You are crazy. I advise you to seek help.

She would be even crazier if she were to take advice from a 12 year old.

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My new album is available HERE: http://itunes.apple.com/a...mpt=uo%3D1
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Reply #78 posted 10/25/10 4:13am

Eyeofthelotus

paisleypark4 said:

Eyeofthelotus said:

Paisley park 4,what show is ure picture from?

Drawn Together season 3. It was a cartoon depiction of the Good Times painting. http://vodpod.com/watch/4...good-times

I knew it was familiar!!!

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Reply #79 posted 10/25/10 4:14am

Eyeofthelotus

Erika2k8 said:

If your bored with Prince f**k off

this is a fan board on him

Go to biebers board

Ditto.

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Reply #80 posted 10/25/10 6:05am

Bewdy

His recorded music IS boring now. There's so much reverance on this site that people aren't objective about his current output. Comments such as 'if you dont like it go to beiber's forum' are pretty childish and show no understanding or maturity, the fact that beiber is on your radar speaks volumes about the age and wisdom of the person who made the comment.

In my view prince used to write albums which would catch you unawares, you'd have to play the track twice as soon as you heard it, becuase it would be so fresh and original before you even made it to the next track on the album. Albums were bursting with hits and orginal mould breaking material, but now they are full of fillers and dross, and I'd question if any of the recent material has even had a hit on there. Fine, you might say it's not about record sales, but if prince was number one right now you'd be screaming from the hill tops proclaiming he is back. The fact is, he's lost popularity becuase he is not relevant (read interesting) anymore. I give him time becuase of his past acheivments, I listen to new albums with anticipation and hope, but they rarely get a second play. 2010 was just a regurgitation of so many old ideas, he still even uses the same drum machine sounds as 1999, come one, we're the inspiration in that, presumably himself.

It's not about prince writing music like the 70's 80's or even 90's, it's about him recapturing some form of spark, which makes you listen to an album and think, wow where did he come up with that. And personally I've not had one of those moments for a long time. Prince has been known to slag off what's on the radio, and what is current. I mostly agree that a lot of pop is pap. But make no mistake there are artists out there pushing musical boundaries, as prince did in his day. If you havn't listened to Janelle Monae for instance, she's worth a listen.

When someone has had the success of prince, inevitably comparisons will be made to their former work, and to me the new stuff is a shadow of the earlier output.

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Reply #81 posted 10/25/10 6:11am

MikeyB71

smoothcriminal12 said:

MikeyB71 said:

She would be even crazier if she were to take advice from a 12 year old.

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I rest my case.

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Reply #82 posted 10/25/10 6:12am

MikeyB71

iloveannie said:

eireboy34 said:

It's a fair cop guv'....

Glad someone seems to remember Foster and Allen....maybe I should start a "Prince versus Foster and Allen" thread?????"

I bought the Carpenters fucking greatest hits last month! That's fucking sad sad

Where did you find the fucking greatest hits? I can only find the greatest hits.

lol

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Reply #83 posted 10/25/10 6:35am

Truth444

Well, let's see... is this still Prince.org?

I'll have to check if they have a Justin.org or a gaga.org. Surely these could be possible places for people who are not digging Prince's new music. Perhaps a switch is required?

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Reply #84 posted 10/25/10 7:06am

Bewdy

while on the topic of beibers et al, WTF is going on, I see Nick Jonas on youtube with pretty much all of Prince's old NPG backing band?!?

....and before you ask, I was looking for Michael Bland videos and up this pops.

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Reply #85 posted 10/25/10 7:20am

hhhhdmt

Bewdy said:

while on the topic of beibers et al, WTF is going on, I see Nick Jonas on youtube with pretty much all of Prince's old NPG backing band?!?

....and before you ask, I was looking for Michael Bland videos and up this pops.

i wonder if nick pays them more then prince did:lol:

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Reply #86 posted 10/25/10 9:32am

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Hmm ... I think she really left ...

Peace ... & Stay Funky ...

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Reply #87 posted 10/25/10 11:04am

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"I am completely bored with this thread!"

lockdance

When eye go 2 a Prince concert or related event it's all heart up in the house but when eye log onto this site and the miasma of bitchiness is completely overwhelming!
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Reply #88 posted 10/25/10 1:08pm

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"Completely bored with Prince"...

Sorry to hear that Michigangirl, but many of us, including me, are not bored with him at all.

No he's not on the radio much anymore - at least nothing off the most recent albums (although the Current in Mn plays many of his new tunes), but he's still making incredible music, live concerts like no other artist on the planet, putting out great albums year after year.

It's been obvious for years that he makes music that he wants to hear, not necessarily for his fans- and for any fan that can be a hard pill to swallow, but he's always done that and you may have grown apart with his music, simply moved on from his sound.

The company I managed up until about ten years ago...anytime someone quit or got fired, we didn't hold grudges, we would simply say "They graduated", my company and that employee had gone in different directions. In 1999, on new years eve, as a gift to myself, I put in my two week notice. I loved that company, honestly- especially the volunteer work I did for them for many, many years, but I had graduated, I had moved on. You may have graduated, too.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul and body...The body says what words cannot" - Martha Graham smile
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Reply #89 posted 10/26/10 4:36am

Eyeofthelotus

XNY said:

"Completely bored with Prince"...

Sorry to hear that Michigangirl, but many of us, including me, are not bored with him at all.

No he's not on the radio much anymore - at least nothing off the most recent albums (although the Current in Mn plays many of his new tunes), but he's still making incredible music, live concerts like no other artist on the planet, putting out great albums year after year.

It's been obvious for years that he makes music that he wants to hear, not necessarily for his fans- and for any fan that can be a hard pill to swallow, but he's always done that and you may have grown apart with his music, simply moved on from his sound.

The company I managed up until about ten years ago...anytime someone quit or got fired, we didn't hold grudges, we would simply say "They graduated", my company and that employee had gone in different directions. In 1999, on new years eve, as a gift to myself, I put in my two week notice. I loved that company, honestly- especially the volunteer work I did for them for many, many years, but I had graduated, I had moved on. You may have graduated, too.

Same over here.

If U are bored...u can just quit the 'org.

But that prolly wont last long for you because ure still on here.

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