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Thread started 11/14/17 10:11am

sro100

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Are Your Listening Habits Back to pre-Apr. 21, 2016?

Do you still listen to Prince the same amount you did before April 21, 2016?

For me personally, up until about a month or 2 ago, I was listening, almost exclusively to Prince, since 4/21; working my way through all my CDs - many of which I hadn't listened to in years.

But I just started to listen to all kinds of music again.

How about y'all?

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Reply #1 posted 11/14/17 10:15am

NorthC

The same. Just after his death, I wanted to hear nothing but Prince, but it's been back to normal for a long time. Which is as it should be. Remember the dead, but keep living.
Don't ever lose your dreams.
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Reply #2 posted 11/14/17 10:33am

morningsong

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Pretty much. I like what I like, don't make much an effort with what I don't. Prince is what I dominantly play but not the only person I buy but that list isn't long at all and never has been. Yet when I actually think about more people are on it then I'd passingly would say.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
― T.S. Eliot
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Reply #3 posted 11/14/17 3:43pm

dance4me3121

I still listen to him a lot like I always did.Currently my favorites are
This Could be Us (Phase 1 version)
We Can Fuck
Affirmation III
Come Home
And Fushia Light
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Reply #4 posted 11/14/17 4:24pm

mbdtyler

It happened gradually enough to where I didn't notice, but I haven't been listening to Prince nearly as much since around August/September.

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/17 5:40pm

lemoncrush19

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no. they are not. and never will. see I loved his music since 1984, owned most of his albums (didn't love all of them) but was a bootleg virgin when he passed. since I'm not into tabloids and media in general I missed most of his interviews as well. so there was a lot to catch up which I did but while my 4tb purple harddrive filled up pretty quickly there's still so much for me to explore ... and the more I listen the more I want and the less I desire to listen to somebody else ... including way more than the music meanwhile ... yes

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Reply #6 posted 11/14/17 5:41pm

Goddess4Real

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I'm pretty much listening to his rare gems and extended versions at the moment along with some of my fav soundtracks eg. Blade Runner (1982), Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). My favs I have on rotation are Wonderful Ass, Girl, We Can F*ck, Extra Loveable, All Day, All Night and of course my all-time fav Prince song Purple Music music cloud9

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #7 posted 11/14/17 6:15pm

calhounlovejoy

I’m still pretty much only listening to Prince! I’ve really gotten into listening to recordings of live shows lately. He’s amazing. Paisley Park Piano and a Microphone is what’s on now.
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Reply #8 posted 11/14/17 9:01pm

RJOrion

i dont listen to Prince nearly as much as i used to...from AOA to right after hitnrun 2, i was listening daily to his whole catalog...when he died it stopped... ive gotten back to the point where i listen to him occasionally, but its not the same intense joy and spiritual connection to the songs anymore... unless its "And God Created Woman", "My Love Is Forever", "Stare", "CoCo Boys", "If I Was Your Girlfriend", or "In A Large Room With No Light".... my Prince playlist has shrunken considerably recently....

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Reply #9 posted 11/14/17 11:28pm

databank

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My listening habits weren't impacted by P's passing, at least not that I can remember.

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The only thing that may have happened is that I haven't listened to HnR Phase Two very often ever since, while I was tripping on it a lot. IDK, it wasn't a conscious decision, I guess deep down I felt that suddenly it wasn't "the last Prince album" anymore, it was "the last Prince album".

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Reply #10 posted 11/15/17 1:50am

maceoparker007

I have been solely listening to Prince music ever since he passed away. There are still some albums I haven’t listened to as I keep going back and relistening to some older tracks! I thought I would have started listening to other artists by now but my recent visit to the Prince Exhibition in London and Piano and Microphone bootlegs have reinvigorated my thirst for his music!!
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Reply #11 posted 11/15/17 1:59am

bonatoc

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I revisit a lot of the nineties. I try to interpret the name change
as a way to strip himself from a lot of his habits.
As a result, there is very little of the eighties in his nineties music (doh!).
What I mean by that, the effort only is remarkable.
A lot of false starts, half-baked ideas, but it's always been that way.
But the gems, oh boy. They're just as good as any of his gems, no matter the era.

I have the uttermost respect for the way he chose to go back to the underground,
while waiting for the inevitable comeback : the PR anniversaries and the RNRHOF would have happen anyway.
He could have sip Martini in St. Barth like all the rest.

Nahhh, Hallucination Rain, Days Of Wild, Supercute and Shhh instead.

Back to the club, crib!
And then they bore themselves to death.
Apparently, there is better music in Paisley Park.
Quick, back to the batcave!

Fuck Hollywood. I'm gonna stay in Minnie
and make bands outta folks.
Rain's gonna pay the bills anywayz.

Africa, Cap'n Crunch, Norma Jean, Sex and Cheerio's
Play my record double speed, feel the climax fit 4 a king
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Reply #12 posted 11/15/17 3:24am

tishal

Nope. It's still all Prince. So much new stuff has risen from the woodworks. And I can't veer away to the radio yet. Me and my P smile nothing else compares or gives me a rush at all. Everything else is just mediocre.
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Reply #13 posted 11/15/17 5:13am

anangellooksdo
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sro100 said:

Do you still listen to Prince the same amount you did before April 21, 2016?



For me personally, up until about a month or 2 ago, I was listening, almost exclusively to Prince, since 4/21; working my way through all my CDs - many of which I hadn't listened to in years.



But I just started to listen to all kinds of music again.



How about y'all?



Oh wow. We are healing.
A lot of the healing has come from listening to his catalogue. In whatever order we've done it. Lots of us took the same route.
I'm starting to enjoy great female vocalists again now whom I always liked before P's passing, but Prince and his passing opened me up to new discoveries.
I now love a funky bassline even more, whereas before I had always been pulled to that in songs, but didn't even know what the instrument was!
I also love horns now thanks to Montreux 2013 and other music of his and watching his associates who play horns.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #14 posted 11/15/17 6:43am

jjam

I've always ilstened to Prince loads, so not much of a change even for a few weeks after his passing.

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Reply #15 posted 11/15/17 9:50am

Mumio

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No

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #16 posted 11/15/17 10:40am

TheLotus

Before he left us, I was much more of an occasional listener than I am now. I've always kept up on all of the releases, and I would get them and give them a listen. But over the last 20+ years, life didn't always let me absorb them the way I would when I was younger.

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Post 4/21, somehow, someway, Prince appears every single day. I listen at my desk at work, or in the car. Or I read something that I haven't seen before. Or I come here and read interesting things posted by all of you.

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I've started listening to the music loudly like I did when I was younger, re-hearing things that I hadn't heard in ages, loving it all over again. And those things that I had purchased that I never really fully absorbed, I've been listening to those and letting them find their place with me.

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I imagine this is how I'll be for a long while to come.

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Reply #17 posted 11/16/17 11:49pm

PeteSilas

sro100 said:

Do you still listen to Prince the same amount you did before April 21, 2016?

For me personally, up until about a month or 2 ago, I was listening, almost exclusively to Prince, since 4/21; working my way through all my CDs - many of which I hadn't listened to in years.

But I just started to listen to all kinds of music again.

How about y'all?

after he died i listened to so much that i forced myself to take breaks just to get away from the idea of his death but truth is, i've always listened to a lot of his music, at nearly 50, i don't have time to dig through every kernel of music out there and i don't even have time to listen to as much of Prince's music as i'd like to, i'm too busy practising piano, working, etc.., just today i listened to his oakland p&m show for the first time, there is a lot of his music out there, i'll never get to it all.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #18 posted 11/17/17 11:02am

partyup77

It took me about a year to be able to listen to Prince's music after he died. It hurt my heart to hear him sing and I was unable to keep from crying so I had to avoid social situations where I may hear his music. I've healed gradually and can now listen, enjoy and love it like I used to.

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Reply #19 posted 11/17/17 11:36am

PeteSilas

partyup77 said:

It took me about a year to be able to listen to Prince's music after he died. It hurt my heart to hear him sing and I was unable to keep from crying so I had to avoid social situations where I may hear his music. I've healed gradually and can now listen, enjoy and love it like I used to.

maybe that would be the case for me but my life is so steeped in pain, it's familiar to me so i listened, i listened to his albums i listened to the potpourri we got flooded with post death and i listened to the final shows. painful? ya, but i live there. just yesterday i noticed what a few other posters had said about his oakland show, he told them to come see him at PP but not in the winter, in the summer. I thought it was strange until i realized that was his usual cryptic way of telling us to come see him after he dies.

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