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Thread started 04/21/18 2:29pm

LadyLayla

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How Did You Celebrate Prince Today?

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I happened to see this meme and it all was like a fog lifted from my brain. I've been so caught up in my own melodrama (my husband of >20 years cheated on me and moved in with the skank (who broke up her own marriage to break up mine) on Mother's Day last year.) We are still settling on the house and other things. I have a very good lawyer and wonderful family and friends. Just within the past couple of days the cloud of extreme hatred has been lifted from my existence and has been replaced by objective wisdom. I am still pursuing all that is legally entitled to me. And I KNOW whatever happens, I will be OK.

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  1. Yesterday I gave my son's barely used trumpet (bought brand new 10 years ago) to a young Latina girl who is starting in band next year but wanted the instrument for summer practice
  2. Two days ago I gave a 15 year old Yamaha keyboard to an African American Baptist Church near my son's Alma Mater. This church likes to have instruments on which their youth can practice.
  3. I walked in to the local high school and donated $100 to their music program.
  4. I had a solo lunch at my latest favorite restaurant (Peruvian) and had splurged $6 on a glass of Chilean wine and toasted Prince.

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Understand please, I'm not looking for praise. But for me, the cheap-ass person that I am, I want to make a difference however small it may be. I've seen many greater acts of kindness from people on the Org. You are inspirational.

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Reply #1 posted 04/21/18 2:31pm

ThatWhiteDude

I wore a purple Shirt and listened to His songs
"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."
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Reply #2 posted 04/21/18 2:33pm

purplerabbitho
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I will celebrate him on his birthday.

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Reply #3 posted 04/21/18 2:38pm

mill8

By listening to 1999 (bought at the record store day today) and this: http://oe1.orf.at/player/...421/510908 (Austrian radio station Oe1 commemorated Nina Simone and Prince in one show).
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Reply #4 posted 04/21/18 2:50pm

darlingnikkkki

Listened to his music— had it on shuffle— and watched his movies. Finished watching Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon this afternoon. Will watch Graffiti Bridge and Sign O’ the Times tonight.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #5 posted 04/21/18 3:12pm

PeteSilas

it's praisworthy though.

LadyLayla said:

4ee053813723d09088677169a11f8705--my-prince-prince-meme.jpg

I happened to see this meme and it all was like a fog lifted from my brain. I've been so caught up in my own melodrama (my husband of >20 years cheated on me and moved in with the skank (who broke up her own marriage to break up mine) on Mother's Day last year.) We are still settling on the house and other things. I have a very good lawyer and wonderful family and friends. Just within the past couple of days the cloud of extreme hatred has been lifted from my existence and has been replaced by objective wisdom. I am still pursuing all that is legally entitled to me. And I KNOW whatever happens, I will be OK.

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  1. Yesterday I gave my son's barely used trumpet (bought brand new 10 years ago) to a young Latina girl who is starting in band next year but wanted the instrument for summer practice
  2. Two days ago I gave a 15 year old Yamaha keyboard to an African American Baptist Church near my son's Alma Mater. This church likes to have instruments on which their youth can practice.
  3. I walked in to the local high school and donated $100 to their music program.
  4. I had a solo lunch at my latest favorite restaurant (Peruvian) and had splurged $6 on a glass of Chilean wine and toasted Prince.

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Understand please, I'm not looking for praise. But for me, the cheap-ass person that I am, I want to make a difference however small it may be. I've seen many greater acts of kindness from people on the Org. You are inspirational.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #6 posted 04/21/18 3:15pm

TrivialPursuit

I'm not celebrating him dead in the lobby of Paisley Park. I celebrate him every day and every time I listen to his music or watch a video.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
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Reply #7 posted 04/21/18 3:34pm

StopIt

UGH.
For a genius not particularly focused on race to divide us and our littles; this post reflects you did not hear him. Sucks.
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Reply #8 posted 04/21/18 3:48pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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I don't believe in 'celebrating' on the day of a person's death.

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #9 posted 04/21/18 3:55pm

beautifullandb

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God I haven't been on here in so long! I planted a tree this day 2 years ago, it's blooming now. I went to see Prince memorabilia last weekend..it showed hand written lyrics and short stories, his clothes and jewellery..was sad. Never thought I'd be viewing these so soon. Watched Rave in2the year 2000 show tonight, really enjoyed it. Love to you all 😍
All of me I give 2 thee down at your feet
The reassurance in your rhythm speaks 2 me
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Reply #10 posted 04/21/18 3:56pm

EmmaMcG

I forgot that it was his anniversary. Oops.
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Reply #11 posted 04/21/18 4:00pm

sulls

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TrivialPursuit said:

I'm not celebrating him dead in the lobby of Paisley Park. I celebrate him every day and every time I listen to his music or watch a video.

RIGHT ON!

"I like to watch."
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Reply #12 posted 04/21/18 4:01pm

PurpleDiamonds
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Don't like celebrating the day he went away. I am Listening to The Current...all day/night
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Reply #13 posted 04/21/18 4:09pm

sulls

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I DID order the NC2U t-shirt bundle.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #14 posted 04/21/18 4:21pm

maceoparker007

WATCH THIS: https://www.youtube.com/w...45ZaiMBHio


Prince literally said "I will celebrate the day I die". Because he believed he would be moving onto the next path in life.

He didn't believe in birthdays either as technically we only have one birthday which is the day we were born.

sulls said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I'm not celebrating him dead in the lobby of Paisley Park. I celebrate him every day and every time I listen to his music or watch a video.

RIGHT ON!

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Reply #15 posted 04/21/18 4:28pm

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I dislike celebrating the anniversary of his leaving. But the estate, family, powers that be insist upon making a big deal this time of year soooo I waited until today to watch the newly released rehearsal footage video and early studio recording of Nothing Compares To You. And then I ugly cried. I tend to celebrate him every day. He, his music, is sort of woven into the fabric of my life. Most recently I've been listening to The Purple Current.

It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #16 posted 04/21/18 4:31pm

IanRG

The same way as everyday, by playing his music - And by sharing with a fellow fan of Avicci who died one day before, and two years after.

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Reply #17 posted 04/21/18 5:09pm

mbdtyler

I listened to Parade in the car yesterday, and today I played a mix of his music while riding around and running errands. I also caught a handful of videos on BET this morning, I assume they showed a whole block but I caught only the tail end of it.

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Reply #18 posted 04/21/18 5:10pm

LadyLayla

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StopIt said:

UGH. For a genius not particularly focused on race to divide us and our littles; this post reflects you did not hear him. Sucks.

Point taken. I appreciate your speaking up. Not as "woke" as I thought and I should open my mind some more. clueless

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Reply #19 posted 04/21/18 5:14pm

PeteSilas

sonshine said:

I dislike celebrating the anniversary of his leaving. But the estate, family, powers that be insist upon making a big deal this time of year soooo I waited until today to watch the newly released rehearsal footage video and early studio recording of Nothing Compares To You. And then I ugly cried. I tend to celebrate him every day. He, his music, is sort of woven into the fabric of my life. Most recently I've been listening to The Purple Current.

they do the same with elvis for some strange reason. birthdays seem to be a better day to do it but fans tend to pick one or the other.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/18 5:23pm

PurpleCreme

I went to my local Record Store Day event and picked up the 1999 re-release. The timing was just so perfect.

Prince: 1958-infinity. Thank U for everything.
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Reply #21 posted 04/21/18 5:27pm

FullLipsDotNos
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As I'm on my way home from Minneapolis, I haven't celebrated it in any special way. I was just listening to his songs on train. It was very lovely to see purple people across the city though smile I'd rather celebrate the day he was born, to note that he first of all was here, not that he departed. I still believe his soul resides here among us.

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Reply #22 posted 04/21/18 7:42pm

Goddess4Real

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Well everyday I celebrate by listening to Prince's music, but I did wear my Prince T-shirt while walking around the lake with my Heart Foundation Walking Group prince I love wearing it because its from my all-time fav era 1999 cloud9

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #23 posted 04/21/18 8:04pm

stormer

Remembered to wear purple. Checked someone respectfully, who dared to talk smack about him in my presence (do no harm but take no ish). And I have had Pope on repeat for the past few days.

Honestly, I celebrate him all day every day.

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Reply #24 posted 04/21/18 8:08pm

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Picked up a ratty looking 10 year old dog whos owner died, the house is going up for sale tomorrow and the dog was toast...he and I listened to one night alone on the way home...I think he enjoyed it as he was snoring about 10 minutes into our listen...his name is roger...
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Reply #25 posted 04/21/18 8:25pm

RJP1205

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

Picked up a ratty looking 10 year old dog whos owner died, the house is going up for sale tomorrow and the dog was toast...he and I listened to one night alone on the way home...I think he enjoyed it as he was snoring about 10 minutes into our listen...his name is roger...

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Reply #26 posted 04/21/18 8:29pm

RJP1205

I listened to his music (of course) while cleaning, then went to a local fund raiser to support the farming community sporting my Prince necklace.
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Reply #27 posted 04/21/18 9:38pm

pinkeekeen

LOVESYMBOLNUMBER2 said:

Picked up a ratty looking 10 year old dog whos owner died, the house is going up for sale tomorrow and the dog was toast...he and I listened to one night alone on the way home...I think he enjoyed it as he was snoring about 10 minutes into our listen...his name is roger...

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Reply #28 posted 04/21/18 9:49pm

jdcxc

All Prince music on my local radio station. Traveled to Houston...all Prince on a local station. Went to a random bar and they had Purple Rain movie playing on the big screen.

Plus sent/received a lot of love to friends and family via Princely texts, gifs and memes.
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Reply #29 posted 04/22/18 1:17am

TXfan

Watched a few documentaries on tv since Friday then watched Purple Rain alone in my room. I’ll probably watch UTCM tonight. It still sad for me to watch these movies but then I think how blessed we were to have him and his talents in our lifetime.
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