independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Fri 24th Nov 2017 3:09am
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Prince and Obama at The White House
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 2 of 3 <123>
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Reply #30 posted 11/08/17 7:45pm

PennyPurple

avatar

dance4me3121 said:

^ is that Matthew mcconaughey behind Stevie Wonder in the pic of Stevie and prince Behind the keyboard? [Edited 11/8/17 19:43pm] [Edited 11/8/17 19:44pm]

That's what I thought too!

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #31 posted 11/08/17 8:10pm

lemoncrush19

avatar

dance4me3121 said:

^
is that Matthew mcconaughey behind Stevie Wonder in the pic of Stevie and prince Behind the keyboard?
[Edited 11/8/17 19:43pm]
[Edited 11/8/17 19:44pm]


yes it’s him. this was at one of prince‘s awards afterparties in his L.A. mansion.
the only love there is is the love we make heart
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #32 posted 11/08/17 8:21pm

dance4me3121

lemoncrush19 said:

dance4me3121 said:

^
is that Matthew mcconaughey behind Stevie Wonder in the pic of Stevie and prince Behind the keyboard?
[Edited 11/8/17 19:43pm]
[Edited 11/8/17 19:44pm]


yes it’s him. this was at one of prince‘s awards afterparties in his L.A. mansion.

Alright,alright,alright
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #33 posted 11/09/17 1:21am

laurarichardso
n

rogifan said:

Was this also at the White House?

5JiH.jpg

This maybe the photo from the d.c show which I think was the next day. The only time on two decades I did not go see him in concert.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #34 posted 11/09/17 1:35am

HatrinaHaterwi
tz

avatar

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Beautiful! clapping Now if only the video would leak. whistling

The video did make an appearance on the org and was deleted?

Pony up.

lol

omfg And no one Orgnoted me? pout sad cry

"Something...do not compute." disbelief
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #35 posted 11/09/17 3:54am

ufoclub

avatar

dance4me3121 said:

lemoncrush19 said:
yes it’s him. this was at one of prince‘s awards afterparties in his L.A. mansion.
Alright,alright,alright

There's a photo of him playing bongos with the band in the Afshin Shahadi photo book.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #36 posted 11/09/17 4:15am

rogifan

laurarichardson said:

rogifan said:

Was this also at the White House?

5JiH.jpg

This maybe the photo from the d.c show which I think was the next day. The only time on two decades I did not go see him in concert.

Oh that’s probably right, but Stevie was at the White House party too I think.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #37 posted 11/09/17 7:04am

ISaidLifeIsJus
tAGame

avatar

ufoclub said:

dance4me3121 said:

lemoncrush19 said: Alright,alright,alright

There's a photo of him playing bongos with the band in the Afshin Shahadi photo book.

Did Matthew have clothes on?

lol

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #38 posted 11/09/17 7:18am

partyup77

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said:
This maybe the photo from the d.c show which I think was the next day. The only time on two decades I did not go see him in concert.
Oh that’s probably right, but Stevie was at the White House party too I think.

Yes, definately at the Warner Theatre show. I was there...at both.... they were incredible!

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #39 posted 11/09/17 7:26am

poppys

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

ufoclub said:

There's a photo of him playing bongos with the band in the Afshin Shahadi photo book.

Did Matthew have clothes on?

lol

evillol

Kick the old-school joints. For the true funk soldiers.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #40 posted 11/09/17 8:03am

BartVanHemelen

avatar

Astasheiks said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Beautiful! clapping Now if only the video would leak. whistling

Yeah, Wonder what they are dancing to? And a date when this happen? What was the occasion?

.

"TEH GOOGLE, HOW DOEZ IT WORKZ?"

© Bart Van Hemelen
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
your use. All rights reserved.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #41 posted 11/09/17 8:31am

kingricefan

Most blind people use their hands to 'sse' things. As close as Prince and Stevie were I would like to think that Prince let Stevie 'see' his face at some point. There was much love between those two musical geniuses.

purplerabbithole said:

Probably.

Image result for stevie wonder prince

Prince always seems so affectionate where Stevie is concerned (as visa versa). Remember P tearing up when Stevie talked about him in 1996 (while embracing Mayte.)

Image result for prince mayte  gifs

Image result for prince mayte  gifs

REMEMBER THIS...

Image result for stevie wonder prince

I am such a weirdo. Just now, I started to think about what Stevie would think if he ever got to SEE Prince's cuteness..LOL.

Image result for stevie wonder prince

Stevie tearing up when asked to sing a Prince song...

Image result for stevie wonder prince

Image result for stevie wonder prince

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #42 posted 11/09/17 8:39am

poppys

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

Beautiful! clapping Now if only the video would leak. whistling

The video did make an appearance on the org and was deleted?

Pony up.

lol

I think this was the video where Prince was talking about Stevie onstage. Said he never told him how much it meant to him when he was a kid and Stevie Wonder, a black man, kept topping the charts.


[Edited 11/9/17 8:41am]

Kick the old-school joints. For the true funk soldiers.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #43 posted 11/09/17 9:35am

laurarichardso
n

partyup77 said:

rogifan said:

laurarichardson said: Oh that’s probably right, but Stevie was at the White House party too I think.

Yes, definately at the Warner Theatre show. I was there...at both.... they were incredible!

Someone on Facebook said that at one point Prince was off to the said of the stage and he was looking at Stevie and crying.

Did you get a sad or somber vibe from this show?

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #44 posted 11/09/17 10:40am

67Cadillac

There was never really a thread where it was relevant to share this, but the only time I saw P live in person was in 2007, when he came out onstage to play "Superstition" during Stevie's show in NYC at Madison Square Garden. Just a beautiful, beautiful memory, and I wish I appreciated Prince as much back then as I do now.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #45 posted 11/09/17 10:55am

rogifan

kingricefan said:

Most blind people use their hands to 'sse' things. As close as Prince and Stevie were I would like to think that Prince let Stevie 'see' his face at some point. There was much love between those two musical geniuses.


From a 2004 Entertainment Weekly interview:

http://ew.com/music/2016/04/21/prince-ew-cover-2004/

So what is he learning from Stevie these days? “I learn just by watching him,” he says. “One day, he wanted to show me what it’s like for him to experience the world, to actually feel a piece of music, so he held my hand. Here, hold my hand.” Prince extends his palm, and I take it. It’s warm and dry, and his nails are exquisitely manicured. “Now at first, it’s like ‘Whoa, I’m holding hands with a man!'” He quickly releases his grip and throws his hands up. “Now, those thoughts and feelings are mine, and we all have to work those things out for ourselves. But then I started thinking what it means for Stevie to be able to hold someone’s hand–anyone’s hand, even a man’s. He’s telling me he respects me. And by extension, he’s teaching me that I have to have that same respect for everybody in life.”

Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #46 posted 11/09/17 12:40pm

Identity

President Obama's official statement on Prince's death:


"Today, the world lost a creative icon," President Obama wrote on Facebook.

"Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.


“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him."

🈁 Fear no evil.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #47 posted 11/09/17 12:52pm

poppys

67Cadillac said:

There was never really a thread where it was relevant to share this, but the only time I saw P live in person was in 2007, when he came out onstage to play "Superstition" during Stevie's show in NYC at Madison Square Garden. Just a beautiful, beautiful memory, and I wish I appreciated Prince as much back then as I do now.

hug I bought Stevie Wonder on TWO track tapes as a kid. He was my first big music crush.

Kick the old-school joints. For the true funk soldiers.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #48 posted 11/09/17 3:29pm

kingricefan

But you do appreciate Prince now so don't beat yourself up. Some people didn't get on the purple train until recently and some haven't gotten on yet but they have and they will. That is the magic that is Prince!

67Cadillac said:

There was never really a thread where it was relevant to share this, but the only time I saw P live in person was in 2007, when he came out onstage to play "Superstition" during Stevie's show in NYC at Madison Square Garden. Just a beautiful, beautiful memory, and I wish I appreciated Prince as much back then as I do now.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #49 posted 11/11/17 9:44am

206Michelle

ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

Photo by Peter Souza Official White House Photographer book released 11-7-17f551c1.jpg


Thanks for posting this.
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #50 posted 11/11/17 1:14pm

TheVaultKeeper

When Prince was on the Tavis Smiley show speaking of the election of President Barack Obama, Prince said, "I don't vote and I got nothing to do with it. I have no dog in that race." Prince went on to explain that he doesn't vote because he is a Jehovah's Witness, and that "prophecy is what we all have to go by now." Prince was already scheduled to play a show in D.C. the following night anyway, and Obama is a big Prince fan and thought about doing something around it." At the daily White House press briefing two days later, press secretary Josh Earnest called it "a non-public event that occurred at the White House" and added, "Given the private nature of the event, I don't have a lot of details to discuss from here." However, he did confirm that the Obamas personally paid for the event. In other words, it was a gig($), no more, no less.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #51 posted 11/11/17 2:40pm

ReddishBrownOn
e

Oh how the world has changed in these past two years cry cry
It's been too long since you've had your ass kicked properly:


http://www.facebook.com/p...9196044697

My band - listen and 'like' us, if you please
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #52 posted 11/15/17 1:10am

thedance

avatar

Identity said:

President Obama's official statement on Prince's death:


"Today, the world lost a creative icon," President Obama wrote on Facebook.

"Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.


“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him."

Thanks to u for sharing this - Identity.

Very moving words from the then president, and, I am sure Obama felt that way, that he actually means it deep inside, his words about Prince.

I am sure both Prince/Obama had deep respect for each other, back then.

Wow this leaves me a little sad, still beautiful words.

Not easy to handle, that P is gone. Damn. sad


Prince 4Ever. heart
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #53 posted 11/15/17 1:15am

thedance

avatar

ReddishBrownOne said:

Oh how the world has changed in these past two years cry cry

I agree,

And, try imagine what the crazy fool in the white house today, what he would say or write
about P - if the P's death had happened this year,


I mean, if he - the president of today - would mention P at all.. (I doubt it)...... eek sad sad

Prince 4Ever. heart
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #54 posted 11/15/17 9:51am

kingricefan

I guarantee that the picture was taken down before the cheeto moved in. sad

thedance said:

ReddishBrownOne said:

Oh how the world has changed in these past two years cry cry

I agree,

And, try imagine what the crazy fool in the white house today, what he would say or write
about P - if the P's death had happened this year,


I mean, if he - the president of today - would mention P at all.. (I doubt it)...... eek sad sad

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #55 posted 11/15/17 9:52am

kingricefan

TRUTH! sad

ReddishBrownOne said:

Oh how the world has changed in these past two years cry cry

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #56 posted 11/16/17 4:18pm

twinnies

avatar

I wonder if Obama asked Prince for his autograph.

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #57 posted 11/16/17 6:07pm

purplefam99

dance4me3121 said:

^ is that Matthew mcconaughey behind Stevie Wonder in the pic of Stevie and prince Behind the keyboard? [Edited 11/8/17 19:43pm] [Edited 11/8/17 19:44pm]

self edit already answered

[Edited 11/16/17 18:09pm]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #58 posted 11/16/17 7:03pm

803

If I remember correctly, this event was so quiet that the press didn't know that prince was performing at the White House until al sharpton tweeted about the incredible performance that he had just been at.
 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #59 posted 11/16/17 7:14pm

purplerabbitho
le

I thought that I read that Prince himself eventually tweeted or said something on social media...that he basically stated that he was proud of Obama for doing the best he could. If you folks read a little closer, you will find that even though JW"s don't believe men are fit to rule, they do believe that some men are better intentioned than others. The earlier post left out what else Prince said about Obama in the Tavis interview, he called him a good man. Going to the White house even for "just a gig" was a big deal for Prince; working with Van was as well. I think P's beliefs about government were more mixed than many realize. He loved the musical Hamilton for a reason (and rap is not his favorite genre...lol)

803 said:

If I remember correctly, this event was so quiet that the press didn't know that prince was performing at the White House until al sharpton tweeted about the incredible performance that he had just been at.

[Edited 11/16/17 19:15pm]

 Reply w/quote - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 2 of 3 <123>
Reply   New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > Prince and Obama at The White House