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Thread started 07/24/13 8:11pm

bashraka

Prince wants Questlove to write a book about his Life

According to Dr. Funkenberry on the Spreecast tonight, Prince wants Questlove and Funkenberry to have a meeting of the minds and discuss the possilibity of those two writing a biography on his life. Also, according to Doc, Prince said he got the sense Toure didn't like him in 1998 when he interviewed Prince for Icon magazine and that the Panel discussion on Prince a few months back was "Prince Bashing".

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DrFunkenberry being involved in the book writing is false according to his link. Setting the record straight - luv4u

http://www.drfunkenberry....iful-ones/

[Thread title edited/corrected - luv4u]

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Reply #1 posted 07/24/13 8:15pm

CocoRock

bashraka said:

According to Dr. Funkenberry on the Spreecast tonight, Prince wants Questlove and Funkenberry to have a meeting of the minds and discuss the possilibity of those two writing a biography on his life. Also, according to Doc, Prince said he got the sense Toure didn't like him in 1998 when he interviewed Prince for Icon magazine and that the Panel discussion on Prince a few months back was "Prince Bashing".

And AWAY we go! razz

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Reply #2 posted 07/24/13 8:47pm

Gohi

I like the doc and I've defended him a number of times on this site. Seems like a great guy, does a lot of cool stuff for the fans, but...

The man is not a great writer. Not very good at all, even. The same goes for questlove. Prince can do much better.

Hope I didn't cross any lines here.

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Reply #3 posted 07/24/13 8:57pm

bashraka

I was shocked when Doc said Prince wants Questlove involved in writing about his life. Questlove's problem is that he seems like TOO MUCH OF A FAN and has an inflated sense of importance especially when it comes to P's career. Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.

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Reply #4 posted 07/24/13 8:58pm

Gohi

bashraka said:

Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.

This, exactly.

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Reply #5 posted 07/24/13 9:25pm

bashraka

Prince is right about old associates wanting to attach themselves to his success, especially in 2004 when he was back in the mainstream and had the greatest publicity he ever enjoyed since 1991, but when he's out of the spotlight, they want to speak to media personalities about what Prince isn't doing. Prince should write his own memoirs once and for all.

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Reply #6 posted 07/24/13 9:38pm

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bashraka said:

I was shocked when Doc said Prince wants Questlove involved in writing about his life. Questlove's problem is that he seems like TOO MUCH OF A FAN and has an inflated sense of importance especially when it comes to P's career. Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.


I think both the doc and Questlove are too close to write the book, will just be a lovefest, need someone a more objective but still with a connection.
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Reply #7 posted 07/24/13 10:17pm

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bashraka said:

I was shocked when Doc said Prince wants Questlove involved in writing about his life. Questlove's problem is that he seems like TOO MUCH OF A FAN and has an inflated sense of importance especially when it comes to P's career.

Well, then you don't know Prince very well. Prince can't stand any kind of criticism.

Also, I'm sorry to say, but Dr. Funkenberry is an idiot. And worse, he's a gossip girl. Just the kind that Prince has always hated ("Hello"). He's a fu-ing gossip columnist. At least CJ has a sense of humor. If Prince wants someone writing what Prince wants on a blog or book there are many, many better options.

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Reply #8 posted 07/24/13 10:46pm

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"and that the Panel discussion on Prince a few months back was "Prince Bashing"..."

What Panel Discussion was that, and what exactly was mentioned? Really curious now...

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Reply #9 posted 07/24/13 11:31pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

"and that the Panel discussion on Prince a few months back was "Prince Bashing"..."

What Panel Discussion was that, and what exactly was mentioned? Really curious now...

I didn't really think toure was bashing-plus, toure seems to be a huge fan. I vote for Alan Leeds. Besides Prince can approve of the final draft.

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Reply #10 posted 07/25/13 12:50am

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bashraka said:

According to Dr. Funkenberry on the Spreecast tonight, Prince wants Questlove and Funkenberry to have a meeting of the minds and discuss the possilibity of those two writing a biography on his life. Also, according to Doc, Prince said he got the sense Toure didn't like him in 1998 when he interviewed Prince for Icon magazine and that the Panel discussion on Prince a few months back was "Prince Bashing".


If they won't , I will typing idea2
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Reply #11 posted 07/25/13 1:01am

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I really wouldn't want to have someone as sycophantic as Funkenberry writing a prince biography.

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Reply #12 posted 07/25/13 1:43am

Stella06

Gohi said:

bashraka said:

Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.

This, exactly.

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Reply #13 posted 07/25/13 1:49am

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Just watched the spree.

From what I gathered, Prince says that Quest SHOULD write a book about him. Nothing about Doc writing a book with Quest. Prince said that Doc and Quest should talk about things but not about the book.

As for Quest or Doc writing a book, there would be editors to fix the writing right? lol

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Reply #14 posted 07/25/13 2:00am

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Would be good for a laugh if nothing else.

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Reply #15 posted 07/25/13 2:52am

paulludvig

bashraka said:

I was shocked when Doc said Prince wants Questlove involved in writing about his life. Questlove's problem is that he seems like TOO MUCH OF A FAN and has an inflated sense of importance especially when it comes to P's career. Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.

What! Are you serious? That's one of the most absurd things I've read on the org.

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Reply #16 posted 07/25/13 3:47am

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jaawwnn said:

I really wouldn't want to have someone as sycophantic as Funkenberry writing a prince biography.

I really wouldn't want Prince anywhere near a Prince biography to be honest. It'll be the watered down JW tinted view of his life.

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Reply #17 posted 07/25/13 3:57am

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Oh man it takes no time for these threads to get stuck in a rut.

Isn't it amazing that:

1. Prince wants a biography!

2. Prince watches discussions about himself!

(I think it refers to this one: http://www.youtube.com/wa...9hT9LaOx4M)

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Reply #18 posted 07/25/13 4:32am

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I'm torn...I would love for Prince to be involved in his own biography, but at the same time I also don't want him to overpower it. It will end up being a puff piece to enhance his legendary status of "genius". They won't get deep and ask any hard questions.
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Reply #19 posted 07/25/13 4:38am

paulludvig

Se7en said:

I'm torn...I would love for Prince to be involved in his own biography, but at the same time I also don't want him to overpower it. It will end up being a puff piece to enhance his legendary status of "genius". They won't get deep and ask any hard questions.

Do you think pop-music can ever qualify as genius? If the answer is yes, then Prince's best music certainly qualifies as genius and not just "genius".

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Reply #20 posted 07/25/13 4:49am

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Alan Leeds is the most qualified
Nelson George is a candidate (bob George)
Alan light is also a candidate.

Sorry, no to the doc.
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Reply #21 posted 07/25/13 4:53am

paulludvig

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Alan Leeds is the most qualified Nelson George is a candidate (bob George) Alan light is also a candidate. Sorry, no to the doc.

Bio's should not be written by former employees.

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Reply #22 posted 07/25/13 5:09am

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I have doubts that anything sanctioned by Prince will be in the least bit insightful.

Exhibit number one: The 21 Nights book. I sure learnt alot about his private life from that collection of photoshopped, staged images.

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Reply #23 posted 07/25/13 5:15am

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of course he does. who else is he going to get such a throrough ass-lathering from?

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Reply #24 posted 07/25/13 5:17am

paulludvig

errant said:

of course he does. who else is he going to get such a throrough ass-lathering from?

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Reply #25 posted 07/25/13 5:27am

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TheEnglishGent said:

jaawwnn said:

I really wouldn't want to have someone as sycophantic as Funkenberry writing a prince biography.

I really wouldn't want Prince anywhere near a Prince biography to be honest. It'll be the watered down JW tinted view of his life.

true, although it could be really fascinating to see them try and explain away Dirty Mind

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Reply #26 posted 07/25/13 5:39am

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It's an interesting idea. Prince might open up to them about things he wouldn't discuss with other interviewers. Obviously the project would benefit from a good editor, but this ought to interest publishers who could take care of that.
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Reply #27 posted 07/25/13 6:08am

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id rather he spent an exhausting amount of time explaining and discussing songs..

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Reply #28 posted 07/25/13 6:22am

Se7en

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paulludvig said:



Se7en said:


I'm torn...I would love for Prince to be involved in his own biography, but at the same time I also don't want him to overpower it. It will end up being a puff piece to enhance his legendary status of "genius". They won't get deep and ask any hard questions.

Do you think pop-music can ever qualify as genius? If the answer is yes, then Prince's best music certainly qualifies as genius and not just "genius".



Is his best music genius? OF COURSE IT IS, it goes without saying. Yet we keep saying it, over and over and over to the point that it's now part of any discussion about Prince.
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Reply #29 posted 07/25/13 6:25am

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bashraka said:

I was shocked when Doc said Prince wants Questlove involved in writing about his life. Questlove's problem is that he seems like TOO MUCH OF A FAN and has an inflated sense of importance especially when it comes to P's career. Alan Leeds would be a better author and his personality is cool and collected and doesn't have an agenda.

Unlike every orger who feels they should have input on band lineups, setlists, wardrobe, hair, girlfriends, financial matters, etc.

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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