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Thread started 06/23/11 4:15am

joker

Prince in the Guardian this Friday

Sorry, no idea how to post a news article, but found this on the Guardian web site:

http://www.guardian.co.uk...ntries-fun

Would appreciate a credit from whomever posts this.

Cheers,


Lex (aka joker)

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Reply #1 posted 06/23/11 4:16am

joker

Sorry JudasSmile, just saw you beat me to this! Good job wink

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Reply #2 posted 06/23/11 4:23am

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Prince: 'It's fun being in Islamic countries'

The singer who once sang of '23 positions in a one-night stand' praises Islamic countries for offering 'no choice'

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'I was a loving tyrant' … Prince

There was a time when Prince's idea of fun was something beyond the wildest imaginings of most – his song Gett Off talked of "23 positions in a one-night stand", while Tipper Gore was so shocked when she heard her daughter listening to Darling Nikki she founded the Parents Music Resource Center to police perceived obscenity in pop. At 53, though, the eccentric star no longer sees sex as the be all and end all of a good time.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian's Film&Music, Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."

Prince embraced religion in 2001, when he became a Jehovah's Witness. "I was anti-authoritarian but at the same time I was a loving tyrant," he told the Guardian. "You can't be both. I had to learn what authority was. That's what the Bible teaches. The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.

"If I go to a place where I don't feel stressed and there's no car alarms and airplanes overhead, then you understand what noise pollution is. Noise is a society that has no God, that has no glue. We can't do what we want to do all the time. If you don't have boundaries, what then?"

Prince's views on the internet, however, have not changed. He has long been a vociferous critic of those who feel they have the right to post his music or even his image online – in 2007 his lawyers instructed fansites to remove all photographs and images related to his likeness. He told the Guardian: "I'm supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection. It's like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There's no boundaries." Because of the problem with piracy, he said, he has no plans to record another album.

His unease about the web is not just a matter of legality for him, however, but one of aesthetics. "I personally can't stand digital music," he said. "You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not digital."

Despite the effects of the internet on his album sales, Prince remains one of pop's biggest stars. In 2007 he played 21 nights at the 20,000-capacity O2 arena in London, selling out all of them and grossing a reported $22m (£13.7m). He criticised the organisers of this weekend's Glastonbury festival, claiming the annual rumours that he is to play the festival are just an attempt to sell tickets on the back of his stardom. "They use my name to sell the festival," he said. "It's illegal. I've never spoken to anyone about doing that concert, ever."

Full interview in the Guardian newspaper friday.

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #3 posted 06/23/11 4:28am

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Trashcat said:

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian's Film&Music, Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."

Prince's views on the internet, however, have not changed. He has long been a vociferous critic of those who feel they have the right to post his music or even his image online – in 2007 his lawyers instructed fansites to remove all photographs and images related to his likeness. He told the Guardian: "I'm supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection. It's like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There's no boundaries." Because of the problem with piracy, he said, he has no plans to record another album.

His unease about the web is not just a matter of legality for him, however, but one of aesthetics. "I personally can't stand digital music," he said. "You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not digital."

Despite the effects of the internet on his album sales, Prince remains one of pop's biggest stars. In 2007 he played 21 nights at the 20,000-capacity O2 arena in London, selling out all of them and grossing a reported $22m (£13.7m). He criticised the organisers of this weekend's Glastonbury festival, claiming the annual rumours that he is to play the festival are just an attempt to sell tickets on the back of his stardom. "They use my name to sell the festival," he said. "It's illegal. I've never spoken to anyone about doing that concert, ever."

Well, a few things are cleared up now:

1. No new album in the near future

2. No Glastonbury Festival performance

3. Prince is nuts

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #4 posted 06/23/11 4:29am

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it is not true that there is "no choice" when it comes to the burqa. I lived in the middle east for several years and there were plenty of women, muslim and non muslim, who did not wear the burqa. So it isn't exactly true, except for saudi arabia and a few other countries.

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Reply #5 posted 06/23/11 4:32am

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mighty interesting read, we can debate about that for dayz...

"...And tell me why it's okay to kill in the name of the gods we pray..."

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Reply #6 posted 06/23/11 4:37am

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hhhhdmt said:

it is not true that there is "no choice" when it comes to the burqa. I lived in the middle east for several years and there were plenty of women, muslim and non muslim, who did not wear the burqa. So it isn't exactly true, except for saudi arabia and a few other countries.

I totally agree. I saw the same thing in Jordan, people got a lot of respect for foreigners and their religion. But some other countries like Saudi Arabia have less freedom in the way Prince is referring to.

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #7 posted 06/23/11 4:37am

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I am definately anti authoritarian, or whatever, and western culture vs. islam..... I am very very sick of this subject.

the media, papers, tv, radio in Denmark has been "overblown" full of this since those cartoons printed in Jyllands-Posten - the danish paper, in was it 2006 (or was it 2005?)...

yuck.

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Reply #8 posted 06/23/11 5:37am

trickster

highheels wearing man with more makeup than 100 girls is a fan of islamic countries and religion!

how great is that???????? you are a real rebel, prince lol

OMFG - this cant be true

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Reply #9 posted 06/23/11 5:43am

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/11 5:47am

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Trashcat said:

Prince: 'It's fun being in Islamic countries'

The singer who once sang of '23 positions in a one-night stand' praises Islamic countries for offering 'no choice'

Prince

'I was a loving tyrant' … Prince

There was a time when Prince's idea of fun was something beyond the wildest imaginings of most – his song Gett Off talked of "23 positions in a one-night stand", while Tipper Gore was so shocked when she heard her daughter listening to Darling Nikki she founded the Parents Music Resource Center to police perceived obscenity in pop. At 53, though, the eccentric star no longer sees sex as the be all and end all of a good time.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian's Film&Music, Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."

Prince embraced religion in 2001, when he became a Jehovah's Witness. "I was anti-authoritarian but at the same time I was a loving tyrant," he told the Guardian. "You can't be both. I had to learn what authority was. That's what the Bible teaches. The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.

"If I go to a place where I don't feel stressed and there's no car alarms and airplanes overhead, then you understand what noise pollution is. Noise is a society that has no God, that has no glue. We can't do what we want to do all the time. If you don't have boundaries, what then?"

Prince's views on the internet, however, have not changed. He has long been a vociferous critic of those who feel they have the right to post his music or even his image online – in 2007 his lawyers instructed fansites to remove all photographs and images related to his likeness. He told the Guardian: "I'm supposed to go to the White House to talk about copyright protection. It's like the gold rush out there. Or a carjacking. There's no boundaries." Because of the problem with piracy, he said, he has no plans to record another album.

His unease about the web is not just a matter of legality for him, however, but one of aesthetics. "I personally can't stand digital music," he said. "You're getting sound in bits. It affects a different place in your brain. When you play it back, you can't feel anything. We're analogue people, not digital."

Despite the effects of the internet on his album sales, Prince remains one of pop's biggest stars. In 2007 he played 21 nights at the 20,000-capacity O2 arena in London, selling out all of them and grossing a reported $22m (£13.7m). He criticised the organisers of this weekend's Glastonbury festival, claiming the annual rumours that he is to play the festival are just an attempt to sell tickets on the back of his stardom. "They use my name to sell the festival," he said. "It's illegal. I've never spoken to anyone about doing that concert, ever."

Full interview in the Guardian newspaper friday.

"It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."

whofarted god how disappointing

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/11 6:24am

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From the article:

"The full interview appears in this Friday's Film&Music."

Well, the full interview is suppose to appear tomorrow, according to the end of that article posted. I'm just wondering if any of those statements in that article have been taken out of context.

[Edited 6/23/11 6:46am]

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Reply #12 posted 06/23/11 7:04am

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^ yeah we can hope for that, these sentences are taken out of context.....

(but I have no high hopes for this, though.)

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Reply #13 posted 06/23/11 7:12am

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thedance said:

^ yeah we can hope for that, these sentences are taken out of context.....

(but I have no high hopes for this, though.)

Well, we'll just have to wait and see if those statements will be clarified, if not, then it will be taken "as is" in print and that will be unfortunate.

LOL
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Reply #14 posted 06/23/11 7:22am

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joker said:

Would appreciate a credit from whomever posts this.

Trying to claim any credit on an article you neither wrote, published or are the subject of is just weird.

Anyway the interview sounds like it will be the typical Prince nonsense we have grown accustomed to. Better digitial MP3s than a stuck record...

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Reply #15 posted 06/23/11 7:23am

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This interview sucks ass.

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Reply #16 posted 06/23/11 7:26am

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