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Thread started 06/07/18 6:59am

XxAxX

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Prince the Prankster: Marc Anthony, Bobby Z and More Remember His Humor (and an Epic Food Fight)

great article here. reminds me of why i miss Mr. Nelson so much


To most of the outside world, Prince was shy, standoffish, and barely spoke above a whisper, if he spoke at all. Among friends, he was a comedian with a bottomless bag of gags, pranks and practical jokes. In observance of the late musician’s birthday — he would have been 60 today — we pay tribute to his comic side with seldom-told tales from bandmates, friends and others close to him collected over the past two years. We hope to make this an annual article, so hopefully there are many more like this to come (hit me if you’ve got a good one). Thanks to everyone who shared their memories — there’s no better way to start than with this one:

MARC ANTHONY (Singer/friend)
He was absolutely hysterical. His image was so serious, but he loved to laugh. That’s the first thing that took me aback — how funny and how quick he was. He didn’t trust too many people, but once he felt safe with you, it was some funny shit, man. I remember loving his laugh and loving seeing his face like that, because it was so rare.

I’m listening myself as I’m talking to you, like, wow, I’m just so blessed. [Wistfully] He was a beautiful man, a beautiful man.

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DEZ DICKERSON (Guitarist, 1979-83)
You know the [1980] mugshot? This is where it came from. We were flying from Jackson, Mississippi and we were spread out all over the plane, but Prince and [keyboardist Matt Fink] were seated together. Prince opened the overhead bin where they kept the emergency gear and one of the things in it was a bullhorn. And I guess he decided he’d like to have a bullhorn, so he snatched it out of the bin and initially gave it to Matt to put in his bag but it wouldn’t fit. So Matt came up to me, 15 rows back, and I’m like “This is gonna end badly but okay, he’s the boss.” I found a way to put it in my bag, but there was a lady who was so incensed that these bizarre-looking people would dare to do this, so she told a flight attendant who told the pilot, and they called the sky marshals. “Ladies and gentlemen, someone has stolen a piece of airline equipment and the sky marshals will be conducting a row-by-row search.” When they got to my row I said, “Yeah, I’ve got it, but I didn’t take it — they did.” Prince stood up, huge smile, thought it was hilarious and was just like, “Take me” — and they did, took him and Matt off the plane and to jail and the whole nine. But because people at the police station knew who he was, they just ended up joking around and signing autographs until management got him out.

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https://variety.com/2018/music/news/prince-birthday-prankster-marc-anthony-bobby-z-revolution-humor-1202835528/

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Reply #1 posted 06/07/18 11:28am

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I could read stories like this all day long. The penguin story was the best! My God, but I sure do miss him....

Who's the private d*ck that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Who's the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?
Who's the cat who won't cop out when there's danger all about?
John Shaft ... Damn Right!
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Reply #2 posted 06/07/18 12:02pm

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penguin lol Thanks for posting!

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see...
I know that the tide is turning 'round
So don't let the bastards grind you down!
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/18 2:29pm

XxAxX

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you're welcome biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 06/07/18 5:02pm

purplerabbitho
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Part two is better in some ways...

https://variety.com/2018/...202835547/

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Reply #5 posted 06/07/18 9:01pm

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purplerabbithole said:

Part two is better in some ways...

https://variety.com/2018/...202835547/

This comment. lol

  1. One night while Prince was video tapping Love for One Another, he has us all lined up in a row so that the camera can span in front of us up to the Endorphin Machine, he walks by with a can of compressed air and sprayed air on my chest and he didn’t that I would respond to his joke, so I said “oh baby I like that” and his eyes bugged out and he left me alone.

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Reply #6 posted 06/10/18 7:49pm

206Michelle

Fantastic article!
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #7 posted 06/14/18 11:04am

daqueria1998

biggrin biggrin cool article

Welcome to "the org", daqueria1998… open your heart, open your mind.
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