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Please Help - Prince's Interview on French

Hi, I'm trying to find the interview where Prince spoke about French language - all I recall atm is that he said that the word "maladie" sounded like "melody" and it had a significance. Unfortunately, I don't remember where or when it was published and Google doesn't help :/

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Reply #1 posted 01/21/17 10:03am

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I seem to recall that this was something recounted - perhaps by Susan Rogers and maybe in a broadcast interview rather than in print?

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Reply #2 posted 01/21/17 10:09am

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langebleu said:

I seem to recall that this was something recounted - perhaps by Susan Rogers and maybe in a broadcast interview rather than in print?

Maybe - but I'd like to access the source, if possible.

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Reply #4 posted 01/21/17 12:46pm

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Soo, I have found something very close from here, but it's in French: http://www.schkopi.com/fo...mp;p=15622

"Je me souviens avoir lu que Prince faisait un rapprochement entre les mots 'maladie' en francais et 'melody' en anglais pour expliquer qu'il avait besoin de 'sortir' de lui ses sentiments trop forts sous formes de chansons.
Transformer sa peine (maladie) en musique (melody) lui permet de l'exorciser.
C'est aussi pour ça qu'il réécrit rapidement des versions moins perso (OF4S, Wally, empty room..) et parfois même détruit la version originale."

I sort of understand that (four years of French come handy), but there is no source although I know he must have said that in or before 2003.

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Reply #5 posted 01/21/17 3:20pm

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i never saw prince say that in an interview, in one of the 90's bios he was quoted as saying that by susan rogers.

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Reply #6 posted 01/21/17 3:28pm

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The quote is by Susan Rogers and is about the song, "Wally." It's in more than one bio, but I definitely saw it in DanceMusicSexRomance by Per Nilsen.

Susan said Prince compared the French word maladie to the word melody.
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Reply #7 posted 01/21/17 3:51pm

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LovePaisley said:

The quote is by Susan Rogers and is about the song, "Wally." It's in more than one bio, but I definitely saw it in DanceMusicSexRomance by Per Nilsen. Susan said Prince compared the French word maladie to the word melody.

Yes - Chapter 11 of DMSR - thanks.

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Reply #9 posted 01/23/17 4:52pm

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