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Thread started 03/22/14 1:44pm

Mindbells9

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Questlove teaching Prince 101 at NYU

The part that intrigues me the most about this article is where is says that Questlove will even let the students have access to his private stash of bootlegs and demos eek

I wonder if he'll let them hear anything uncirculating (like The Flesh sessions)...

http://nypost.com/2014/03...rince-101/

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Reply #1 posted 03/22/14 4:28pm

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Sounds like he alreadly let the class hear something uncirculated, I mean, we don't have a demo of Baby do we? Some brave soul from the org should enroll and ask if they can take some of the tapes home for "further research". I mean, I would imagine Questlove would be pretty pissed once he found out your real intentions, but we'd love you forever biggrin.

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Reply #2 posted 03/22/14 4:59pm

nursev

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Sounds like he alreadly let the class hear something uncirculated, I mean, we don't have a demo of Baby do we? Some brave soul from the org should enroll and ask if they can take some of the tapes home for "further research". I mean, I would imagine Questlove would be pretty pissed once he found out your real intentions, but we'd love you forever biggrin.


yep...some orger needs to go undercover lol
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Reply #3 posted 03/22/14 5:17pm

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I wish I could enroll. I've been following Prince for over 30 years, and I still learn new things about him and his work.

Hey! Why not offer the course online?

[Edited 3/22/14 17:17pm]

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Reply #4 posted 03/22/14 6:25pm

TOMEEBOY

R cellphones allowed in class?

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Reply #5 posted 03/22/14 7:32pm

lust

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"Prince is soon to release his 25th album"

Seems the journalist could use the course. Or at least should have taken the opportunity to get the teacher to mark the article!
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Reply #6 posted 03/23/14 4:56am

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Sounds like he alreadly let the class hear something uncirculated, I mean, we don't have a demo of Baby do we? Some brave soul from the org should enroll and ask if they can take some of the tapes home for "further research". I mean, I would imagine Questlove would be pretty pissed once he found out your real intentions, but we'd love you forever biggrin.




Do we really need to hear a demo of Baby?
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Reply #7 posted 03/23/14 5:38am

Romeoblu

errant said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

Sounds like he alreadly let the class hear something uncirculated, I mean, we don't have a demo of Baby do we? Some brave soul from the org should enroll and ask if they can take some of the tapes home for "further research". I mean, I would imagine Questlove would be pretty pissed once he found out your real intentions, but we'd love you forever biggrin.




Do we really need to hear a demo of Baby?


There is an outtake version readily available, I think it could just be the instrumental tracks.
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Reply #8 posted 03/23/14 8:24am

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Prince has been a catalyst of both perceived and real social movement. If I were in a class exploring the topic I'd like to delve into the social underpinnings of Prince's influence. A question of most interest to me would be "has Prince chosen to use his craft to illuminate less openly discussed matters of social interest". Another area I'd examine would be the cause and/or effect role Prince has played in the entertainment industry.

Sounds like the class might be interesting but lacking if it only touches on the surface value of the topic.

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Reply #9 posted 03/23/14 8:29am

luvsexy4all

how much promotion for this album is needed for him to actually release it?

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Reply #10 posted 03/23/14 9:20am

3rdeyedude

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now this is a class I would be willing to take out a student loan for

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Reply #11 posted 03/23/14 11:10am

lrn36

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Everything you can learn about Prince can be learned right on this site. And I aint blowing smoke.

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Reply #12 posted 03/23/14 11:33pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 03/23/14 11:40pm

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lrn36 said:

Everything you can learn about Prince can be learned right on this site. And I aint blowing smoke.

Sure, but info from Questlove's curriculum for NYU would be an interesting read...

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Reply #14 posted 03/23/14 11:48pm

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Prince visiting the classroom learning about his music and career at NYU? Questlove, you keep thinking that.

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Reply #15 posted 03/23/14 11:59pm

udo

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bashraka said:

Prince visiting the classroom learning about his music and career at NYU? Questlove, you keep thinking that.

Wel, exactly that would be a small stunt.

Walk in with 3EG/NPG/whoever.

Do a quick high-energy show with the right combination of new versus old stuff for a promotionary effort.

Release it via y00t00b, DVD, CD, etc.

Hype it.

And ride that wave with the new album.

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Of course that is way too much for Kiran to think of.

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Reply #16 posted 03/24/14 7:24am

luvsexy4all

udo said:

bashraka said:

Prince visiting the classroom learning about his music and career at NYU? Questlove, you keep thinking that.

Wel, exactly that would be a small stunt.

Walk in with 3EG/NPG/whoever.

Do a quick high-energy show with the right combination of new versus old stuff for a promotionary effort.

Release it via y00t00b, DVD, CD, etc.

Hype it.

And ride that wave with the new album.

.

Of course that is way too much for Kiran to think of.

u think Kiran is running promotional ideas?

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Reply #17 posted 03/24/14 8:19am

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luvsexy4all said:



udo said:




bashraka said:


Prince visiting the classroom learning about his music and career at NYU? Questlove, you keep thinking that.




Wel, exactly that would be a small stunt.


Walk in with 3EG/NPG/whoever.


Do a quick high-energy show with the right combination of new versus old stuff for a promotionary effort.


Release it via y00t00b, DVD, CD, etc.


Hype it.


And ride that wave with the new album.


.


Of course that is way too much for Kiran to think of.



u think Kiran is running promotional ideas?


The only thing she knows how to do is take awful selfies
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Reply #18 posted 03/24/14 8:20am

udo

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luvsexy4all said:

udo said:

Wel, exactly that would be a small stunt.

Walk in with 3EG/NPG/whoever.

Do a quick high-energy show with the right combination of new versus old stuff for a promotionary effort.

Release it via y00t00b, DVD, CD, etc.

Hype it.

And ride that wave with the new album.

.

Of course that is way too much for Kiran to think of.

u think Kiran is running promotional ideas?

Who else is?

PR is her craft, they wrote.

This is not much different.

It is all about marketing anyways.

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #19 posted 03/24/14 12:40pm

iZsaZsa

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purplethunder3121 said:


lol lol lol lol lol
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Reply #20 posted 03/29/14 12:49am

Bluu

Prince 101! At NYU, no less! Now this has got to be the best news I've heard all week. Enjoyable artilce (thank you Mindbells9!), though that one wildly incorrect reference to Plectrum Electrum being his 25th album nearly made my head spin LOL.

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heart “Picking a favorite Prince song is kind of like picking a favorite breath you ever took." Be still my heart--Questlove totally gets it.

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SO pleased and proud to see our Dearly Beloved, historic and groundbreaking musical genius that he is, being taught in any school, with the subject deftly handled by a fellow musician possessing extensive knowledge of his life's work (so far !).

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Reply #21 posted 03/29/14 3:19pm

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Here's the course description:

Topics: Prince

REMU-UT.1145 History & Criticism 2 Credits
Instructor(s): Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson & Harry Weinger

One of the top-selling and most gifted and musically versatile artists in the history of popular music, Prince remains an enigmatic and visionary multi-talented performer, songwriter and producer. Prince’s unique history is worth deconstructing: when the 19-year-old shopped his music to recording companies in 1977, he demanded creative control. In a striking move Warner Brothers Records, with no precedent, gave it to him, kicking off a longstanding, groundbreaking, genre-straddling career that continues to this day. To this day, Prince’s music addresses sexuality, politics, social issues and personal identity in a way unseen in previous generations of popular music. He confounded his core R&B audience with New Wave experiments; angered his rock following with gender-bending displays; caused the government to force the recording industry into parental advisory labeling; frustrated his label with non-commercial choices, challenging the notion of what is commercial; established his own label; melded the live and recording business with unique delivery systems of his output, and much more.

Prince’s trailblazing path was a prime example of the strength of a new generation of Midwestern, baby boomer performers who carried a bold “Gen X” attitude: Prince (from Minnesota) was born in the same three-month period as Madonna (Michigan) and Michael Jackson (Indiana).

This class, through readings, music listening, video clips, film screenings, special guests and performances, will explore the joys and contradictions of Prince’s music and business practices.


http://clivedavisinst.tis...99513.html

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Reply #22 posted 03/29/14 4:16pm

bashraka

The irony of this course being taught at the Clive Davis institution.

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Reply #23 posted 03/29/14 8:07pm

SirLancelot

Class #1 - Guest #1:

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https://twitter.com/harry...64/photo/1

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Reply #24 posted 03/30/14 3:08am

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Would love for this to be an online course too! Could see Prince sneaking in in disguise, to see what is being said
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Reply #25 posted 03/30/14 9:24pm

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kenkamken said:

I wish I could enroll. I've been following Prince for over 30 years, and I still learn new things about him and his work.

Hey! Why not offer the course online?

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I have been following Prince's career and music for over 35 years and I am also still learning about his music. lol cool

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Reply #26 posted 03/31/14 4:13am

nursev

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get the hell out eek
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Reply #27 posted 03/31/14 4:30am

udo

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SirLancelot said:

Class #1 - Guest #1:

They are on the org?

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