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Reply #60 posted 10/11/17 7:10pm

MD431Madcat

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motherfunka said:

CherryMoon57 said:


Just curious... Does anyone know?

Purple Rain tour, during Baby I'm A Star?

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Reply #61 posted 10/11/17 7:45pm

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1725topp said:

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Well, much of the trouble in my life has been caused by food, women, and religion. And, sadly, not much has changed. I'm just blessed enough to have a wife who merely shakes her head and leaves the room when I do something really stupid. And, now that I think about it, it's time for dinner. Later y'all.

When a fella can say that about himself,he often has been, raised right, has earned himself a great woman, and I'm betting those times of stupidity are rare.

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Well, I can't say my moments of stupidity have been rare, but I've been blessed to have some wonderful women--grandmothers, aunts, mother, cousins, and now wife--in my life. As my father would always say whenever someone told him that he had a good son, "His mother did a good job, and I was just smart enough to stay out of the way until she told me what to do as well." And, I must give them both credit because they were divorced by the time I was one, and I never experienced "baby mama drama." I literally didn't know what it was because my parents decided that their child was more important than their failed relationship.

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Reply #62 posted 10/11/17 8:20pm

purplefam99

1725topp said:



purplefam99 said:


1725topp said:


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Well, much of the trouble in my life has been caused by food, women, and religion. And, sadly, not much has changed. I'm just blessed enough to have a wife who merely shakes her head and leaves the room when I do something really stupid. And, now that I think about it, it's time for dinner. Later y'all.



When a fella can say that about himself,he often has been, raised right, has earned himself a great woman, and I'm betting those times of stupidity are rare.

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Well, I can't say my moments of stupidity have been rare, but I've been blessed to have some wonderful women--grandmothers, aunts, mother, cousins, and now wife--in my life. As my father would always say whenever someone told him that he had a good son, "His mother did a good job, and I was just smart enough to stay out of the way until she told me what to do as well." And, I must give them both credit because they were divorced by the time I was one, and I never experienced "baby mama drama." I literally didn't know what it was because my parents decided that their child was more important than their failed relationship.



Good salt!!!
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Reply #63 posted 10/12/17 4:08am

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2freaky4church1 said:

He read the org.


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The OP said "start", not "stop".

What's with the boy with the beret, the suspenders and the blue T-shirt?
Is he some kind of PR mascot?

Because, if my ol'timer memory serves me well,
he appears on both the Awards performance and the Syracuse "Baby I'm A Star".

Goodness will guide us if love is inside us
The colors are brighter, the bond is much tighter
You know no child's a failure
Until the blue sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't ever lose, don't ever lose, don't ever lose your dreams
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Reply #64 posted 10/12/17 6:38am

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1725topp said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

lol all those Jesse Johnson clones lol

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Man, the days when the Minneapolis Sound ruled the world!!!

mmm hmmm it was affecting all genre and EVERYONE had the look

I think that song U Got the Look should have come out in 1985 it would have been perfect

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #65 posted 10/12/17 10:23am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

1725topp said:

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Man, the days when the Minneapolis Sound ruled the world!!!

mmm hmmm it was affecting all genre and EVERYONE had the look

I think that song U Got the Look should have come out in 1985 it would have been perfect

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Definitely!!!

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Reply #66 posted 10/13/17 8:58am

jgarde

I was at one of the London, UK shows on the One Nite Alone... tour where people who purchased tickets through NPGMC got access to the soundcheck. He was chatty during the soundcheck and invited audience members up on stage including a girl who sang an amazing How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore and I remember Prince making a joke about how she made him look bad or similar...

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Reply #67 posted 10/13/17 2:24pm

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jgarde said:

I was at one of the London, UK shows on the One Nite Alone... tour where people who purchased tickets through NPGMC got access to the soundcheck. He was chatty during the soundcheck and invited audience members up on stage including a girl who sang an amazing How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore and I remember Prince making a joke about how she made him look bad or similar...

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Reply #68 posted 10/14/17 3:12pm

PeteSilas

i remember that article, been trying to find it for years, that one was memorable, the guy hated prince. wish i could find it.

1725topp said:

CherryMoon57 said:

boogie I don't remember seeing this part before, what music were they dancing to, was it 'Let's Go Crazy'?

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It was "I Would Die 4 U" and "Baby, I'm a Star." There's a great story about how Prince waited until the very last minute to confirm that he was coming and going to perform. And, he requested a boatload of passes for all the folks he was bringing. I don't remember the details, but it was, basically, Prince being Prince. Also, I remember being very angry at this one music critic who discussed Prince almost hitting himself in the face with the microphone, saying "James Brown never hit himself with the microphone." Years later, I remember watching Brown live do this amazing spin and then reach to catch the mic but dropping it. But, like all professionals, Brown had a great line. He stated, "I apologize to all the women in the audience. I try to treat my mic like I treat my women...with tender love and care." Of course, since we all know that Brown committed domestic abuse, that line isn't as cool. But, still, it just goes to show that, when people (critics) provide these outlandish critiques, most of those critiques are just that--outlandish.

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Reply #69 posted 10/14/17 10:33pm

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PeteSilas said:

i remember that article, been trying to find it for years, that one was memorable, the guy hated prince. wish i could find it.

1725topp said:

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It was "I Would Die 4 U" and "Baby, I'm a Star." There's a great story about how Prince waited until the very last minute to confirm that he was coming and going to perform. And, he requested a boatload of passes for all the folks he was bringing. I don't remember the details, but it was, basically, Prince being Prince. Also, I remember being very angry at this one music critic who discussed Prince almost hitting himself in the face with the microphone, saying "James Brown never hit himself with the microphone." Years later, I remember watching Brown live do this amazing spin and then reach to catch the mic but dropping it. But, like all professionals, Brown had a great line. He stated, "I apologize to all the women in the audience. I try to treat my mic like I treat my women...with tender love and care." Of course, since we all know that Brown committed domestic abuse, that line isn't as cool. But, still, it just goes to show that, when people (critics) provide these outlandish critiques, most of those critiques are just that--outlandish.

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I remember that article being online maybe a couple of years ago because I almost downloaded and saved it, but, for whatever reason, I didn't. What's funny is that rarely do negative reviews of anything peak my interest, unless there is some real discussion/analysis of craft. But, as you state, it was clear that this writer just didn't like Prince. But, I always found that article interesting because it indicated the hate that Prince got from both sides of the fence. This dude clearly didn't like Prince because he felt that Prince was either ripping off the legacy of James Brown and black music or that Prince was selling out the legacy of James Brown and black music. And, of course, while Prince has always been praised, to some degree, for honoring the past and building upon it, there were also a few critics that didn't like Prince simply because old people hate the art by the next generation and often only see it is derivative of their generation's music. At any rate, dude clearly just didn't like Prince. And, when readers can tell that, it makes the actual review/discussion of the art less credible.

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The only other negative review that stayed with me was a review of Controversy, in which at the end of the article, the author states something to the effect of "Well, I guess that's just what you'll always get with this guy--lots of promise and potential but very little fulfillment." I remember when 1999 and then Purple Rain was released thinking about that article and that author and wondering, "Well, I wonder if that's enough fulfillment for dude?"

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Reply #70 posted 10/14/17 11:31pm

PeteSilas

i think that article was in creem but it's been over 30 years so i'm not sure. he had nothing good to say other than about Prince's Little Red Corvette, he couldn't deny that one and he really criticized P's falsetto and said something like he could have a hit until he dropped it. I'd run across people that hated prince to that degree but they were people in my church or older musicians or what have you who mainly just didn't like the sexual stuff, most of the journalists, as prince said in all the critics love you in new york, thought he was "cool cuz you're from the old school".

i think i found the issue but can't find the article, it's called "Prince, the royal scam"

1725topp said:

PeteSilas said:

i remember that article, been trying to find it for years, that one was memorable, the guy hated prince. wish i could find it.

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I remember that article being online maybe a couple of years ago because I almost downloaded and saved it, but, for whatever reason, I didn't. What's funny is that rarely do negative reviews of anything peak my interest, unless there is some real discussion/analysis of craft. But, as you state, it was clear that this writer just didn't like Prince. But, I always found that article interesting because it indicated the hate that Prince got from both sides of the fence. This dude clearly didn't like Prince because he felt that Prince was either ripping off the legacy of James Brown and black music or that Prince was selling out the legacy of James Brown and black music. And, of course, while Prince has always been praised, to some degree, for honoring the past and building upon it, there were also a few critics that didn't like Prince simply because old people hate the art by the next generation and often only see it is derivative of their generation's music. At any rate, dude clearly just didn't like Prince. And, when readers can tell that, it makes the actual review/discussion of the art less credible.

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The only other negative review that stayed with me was a review of Controversy, in which at the end of the article, the author states something to the effect of "Well, I guess that's just what you'll always get with this guy--lots of promise and potential but very little fulfillment." I remember when 1999 and then Purple Rain was released thinking about that article and that author and wondering, "Well, I wonder if that's enough fulfillment for dude?"

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Reply #71 posted 10/14/17 11:50pm

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PeteSilas said:

i think that article was in creem but it's been over 30 years so i'm not sure. he had nothing good to say other than about Prince's Little Red Corvette, he couldn't deny that one and he really criticized P's falsetto and said something like he could have a hit until he dropped it. I'd run across people that hated prince to that degree but they were people in my church or older musicians or what have you who mainly just didn't like the sexual stuff, most of the journalists, as prince said in all the critics love you in new york, thought he was "cool cuz you're from the old school".

i think i found the issue but can't find the article, it's called "Prince, the royal scam"

1725topp said:

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I remember that article being online maybe a couple of years ago because I almost downloaded and saved it, but, for whatever reason, I didn't. What's funny is that rarely do negative reviews of anything peak my interest, unless there is some real discussion/analysis of craft. But, as you state, it was clear that this writer just didn't like Prince. But, I always found that article interesting because it indicated the hate that Prince got from both sides of the fence. This dude clearly didn't like Prince because he felt that Prince was either ripping off the legacy of James Brown and black music or that Prince was selling out the legacy of James Brown and black music. And, of course, while Prince has always been praised, to some degree, for honoring the past and building upon it, there were also a few critics that didn't like Prince simply because old people hate the art by the next generation and often only see it is derivative of their generation's music. At any rate, dude clearly just didn't like Prince. And, when readers can tell that, it makes the actual review/discussion of the art less credible.

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The only other negative review that stayed with me was a review of Controversy, in which at the end of the article, the author states something to the effect of "Well, I guess that's just what you'll always get with this guy--lots of promise and potential but very little fulfillment." I remember when 1999 and then Purple Rain was released thinking about that article and that author and wondering, "Well, I wonder if that's enough fulfillment for dude?"

[Edited 10/14/17 23:37pm]

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About a year or so ago, I put all of my old magazines, boxes of them, in the closet section of my garage. I need to locate an article for a paper I'm thinking about writing so if I run across either article I'll definitely let you know.

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Reply #72 posted 10/15/17 12:14am

PeteSilas

ok thanks

1725topp said:

PeteSilas said:

i think that article was in creem but it's been over 30 years so i'm not sure. he had nothing good to say other than about Prince's Little Red Corvette, he couldn't deny that one and he really criticized P's falsetto and said something like he could have a hit until he dropped it. I'd run across people that hated prince to that degree but they were people in my church or older musicians or what have you who mainly just didn't like the sexual stuff, most of the journalists, as prince said in all the critics love you in new york, thought he was "cool cuz you're from the old school".

i think i found the issue but can't find the article, it's called "Prince, the royal scam"

[Edited 10/14/17 23:37pm]

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About a year or so ago, I put all of my old magazines, boxes of them, in the closet section of my garage. I need to locate an article for a paper I'm thinking about writing so if I run across either article I'll definitely let you know.

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