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Reply #60 posted 09/04/18 1:06am

PeteSilas

i love his writings, i love him, his music, his voice but I'm not sold on murder attempts. I'm glad he's still alive though.

tump said:

All albums up to an including WildCard are masterpieces to my ears.


I have absolutely no doubt he is not shitting us when he says he's had murder attempts. So as far as I'm concerned, this is all conspiracy fact. If you open your mouth too much (affecting the money flows of corporations intent on keeping you placid and stupid), you will always get unwelcome attention.


There is no greater risk than a conscious artist influencing the masses in ways not planned by our corporate parasites.


Which is why we see so many artists that are fu$%ing stupid. But Sananda has been licking his wounds for decades, and has produced a heck of a lot of shit work during his so-called freedom (in my opinion).


His writings(and mouth) are thousands of times more expressive than his music, so I think that skill hasn't been numbed down. I'd buy any book he puts out, as long as it is self-published and is not sold at CIA-collaborating retailers like Amazon.





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Reply #61 posted 09/04/18 9:02am

Musicslave

PeteSilas said:

Serious said:

Love, love, love that album, but it's not the last great one. Vibrator and Wildcard are excellent as well.

i've got to check out those albums, i just was never impressed with most of the tunes i did hear, they sound like demos, which isn't bad in itself but they lacked the old magic. it was like he was tired and forcing himself to write.

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TTDSOD & Vibrator were always separate but equals to me back then. Then when he released the acclaimed "Wildcard", I thought it was a perfect end to a trilogy.

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His writing was impeccable at many moments throughout this period. His voice was one of the brightest stars to come out of the 90's.

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Reply #62 posted 09/07/18 6:21am

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PeteSilas said:

i've got to check out those albums, i just was never impressed with most of the tunes i did hear, they sound like demos, which isn't bad in itself but they lacked the old magic. it was like he was tired and forcing himself to write.

Vibrator is deep, with great (if depressing) lyrics, it's not necessarily my favorite but it might be his masterpiece. Wildcard is more of the same, not as impressive IMHO, but very solid nevertheless.

For me Vibrator is his masterpiece. And I agree about Wildcard.

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Reply #63 posted 09/07/18 6:23am

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tump said:

All albums up to an including WildCard are masterpieces to my ears.


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Reply #64 posted 09/07/18 9:50am

luvsexy4all

Serious said:

tump said:

All albums up to an including WildCard are masterpieces to my ears.


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for sure

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Reply #65 posted 09/11/18 8:27am

JoeBala

Interview With Sananda Maitreya: “Why I Stop Being Terence Trent D’Arby” (English Version)

11 settembre 2018

Sananda Maitreya

You grew up all over the world, born in Manhattan then you moved to Chicago, Daytona, Orlando then Europe, London and lots of other places. How much, moving around the world in your youth, has influenced your music making it so rich in shades?

The thing is, even BEFORE getting to all of those places, my imagination had already taken me around the world many times. As a person of a few heritages in my bloodline,
I am naturally predisposed to feeling at home in many places. My music reflects my comfort with THE WORLD. My tongue speaks only a very small number of languages, but my MUSIC speaks all the languages of the world.
If I cannot say it all, I will say nothing.

I read that as a teenager you were a boxer and had excellent result. What boxing and being on the ring has taught you?

How to confidently knock bitches out !
It also taught me that I would probably rather sing to beautiful audiences looking at me 
As opposed to getting punched in the face by a very sweaty man with a hairy back.

You were a soldier, you were sent to Germany and Wikipedia says you were “absent without leave”. How did you choose to enter in the US ARMY and how did you cope with all the rules and regulation of such environment?

The American Army was the best education I were given by an institution.
We were made for each other. I needed a very strong ‘Father Figure’ to fight & rebel against and to prove my own strength. The Army indulged me in this. I am a warrior & needed a warrior’s upbringing. I lost my father very early & needed a place to mourn about it in the process of BECOMING my father. I owe a great deal to the Army.
They could’ve kicked my ass even more than they did, but somehow showed enough mercy to let me know that they understood my journey.
Because of my time standing up for myself in the military, I were later able to stand up to other major institutions without having to give up my balls.

In your previous life you had a planetary success, in being together with Prince and Michael J, the most successful Afro-American artist of the planet. How did you live that period of your life and how did you cope with being as famous as Coca-Cola?

It was like awakening as a God of Olympus. I was born on the Mountain, I never really had to CLIMB it, I just Woke up there. Problem is, When You Are BORN At The Top, THERE REALLY ISN’T ANYWHERE INTERESTING LEFT TO GO EXCEPT DOWN.
GODS BORE EASILY, so the danger is in no longer being challenged by your PRIVILEGES, so we make mischief and hardship for ourselves in order for us to do things worthy of our ‘TIME’. WHEN YOU ARE BORN AT THE TOP, WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GO ? Anyway, my success felt natural. God promised me that I would do big things in the world, so I believed him and EXPECTED to be successful.
And let me say that I had the greatest respect for the other artists you mentioned.
I grew up as a big fan of both of their works.

When you are a world-class superstar, especially to the levels you have reached, you’re under lots of pressure. There is the label that pushes you to keep doing music that is always identical to your most successful single, there is fatigue, there are people that flatter you by keeping you out of real life , then drugs, alcohol, easy women, excesses. How do you cope with all of this madness without actually going insane?

THE BIBLE tells us that ‘TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, IS MUCH REQUIRED’.
So I am aware that DESPITE OUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ( which all who ‘Do The Work’
Are obliged ), it is clear that ‘The Suit Is Cut To Fit The Cloth’.
I do believe, and have since early childhood that I am on a Mission From Heaven.
And that my life has always been guided by Angels & The Lord’s Will, so I am aware that I am never given more to do than I can process & handle. I am a very tough & resilient motherfucker. And I am capable of handling whatever my job requires me to do. Since I’ve always felt to be a part of a much larger picture, I never allowed myself to forget my mission and become consumed by drugs or anything that I thought would render me less effective as an instrument of harmony.

At the peak of your success, you interrupted the relationship with your label and you waited around 6 years before publishing a new album. Something very similar happened to Prince and George Michael. How did you manage this complicated time?

I managed to negotiate this time by understanding that, as difficult as it was, it was merely A RITE OF PASSAGE that somehow WE MUST ALL PASS THROUGH. Probably some Masonic Ritual codified into the system. The Greek Epic stories tell us that ALL HEROES MUST SUFFER THEIR LOVE! So if the Greek Gods & Goddesses Suffered THEIR Lives, who are we to think that WE are exempt? To suffer our love grows both our love AND WHAT WE LOVE. And If We Are Not Willing To Suffer It, Then WE ARE NOT WORTHY OF IT.
And remember RECORD COMPANIES ARE STONE COLD BITCHES.
Nothing PERSONAL, they just are.

In 2001 you came back with WildCard! and you changed your name to Sananda Maitreya, which in Sanskrit means rebirth. And you actually had a fantastic rebirth in place with tremendously inspired records and a renewed will of playing with “Lila” the game of life. What started this change?

What started the change was the change in the game.
I no longer recognized who I was & prayed for a resolution.
I was inspired by dreams to CHANGE MY NAME & it would change my karma & give me a new start IF A VERY HARD BIRTH. I had become merely nothing more than a CORPORATE ASSET. The problem was I always saw myself as a lot more important than a name on a set of books & woke up to realize that I had lost ownership of my previous identity which had become the PROPERTY of other interests.
I REFUSE TO BE A SLAVE for anything but LOVE.
I TOOK THE advice of the Angels in my Dreams, changed my names and never looked back.
Do I miss that old life? ONLY IN THE MOMENTS WHEN I DON’T Feel WORTHY OF THIS One. Otherwise, HELL NO, THEY CAN KEEP IT!

David Lynch, when we were writing “Boom-A journey into Transcendental Meditation” told me that both hell and heaven are inside us. To limit the first and to embrace the second is the job of the enlightened man. Do you agree?

I cannot even begin to suggest to another Buddha how to describe the states they’ve known.
If Master Lynch says this then it HAS TO BE TRUE for others too.
There comes a point where the work of an enlightened man is to stop judging ANY STATE that they are witnessing and simply be the ‘Witness’. 
We may judge what is within us, BUT ‘The WORK’ is the WHOLE POINT of the exercise.
I know MANY ENLIGHTENED MASTERS who find PEACE to be very boring and not challenging enough, so they CHOOSE CHALLENGING LIVES. Master Lynch would certainly identify with what I am saying. So Yes, Heaven & Hell Is Within Us.
And some of us are more HELL RAISERS than others. Some Yogis dream of Sitting atop peaceful mountains. Some dream of KICKING SOMEONE’S Ass until they see the light.
AS LONG AS WE ARRIVE, HOW WE ARRIVE Matters ONLY To The NARRATIVE.

In Italy you found love, you got married, you have 2 beautiful boys and you have been living in Milano for many years. Our country nowadays lives a very delicate situation with racism and inequality. As a father of mixed children are you afraid?

Not All All, my children are NOT MIXED, THEY ARE ITALIANS, plain & simple.
More importantly neither their Milanese culture nor they themselves even CONSIDER 
the concept of ‘Mixed’ EXCEPT that their father is am American.
Neither am I an AFRICAN AMERICAN. My bloodlines came from nowhere NEAR AFRICA,
I AM A NATIVE AMERICAN ABORIGINE. And from the generosity of our spirit did we include both white AND black tribes into our bloodlines, A FAVOR TO THEM BOTH.
In fact MOST of the so-called ‘African-Americans’ are being politically blinded to who they are. MOST OF THEIR ANCESTORS came from AMERICA & Meso-America, NOT from Africa.
So I do not brainwash my sins to even THINK in terms of Race or ‘Mixed’ since ALL BITCHES ON EARTH ARE MIXED, and No One Is Really Getting Away With Fooling ANYONE. WE ARE BUT ONE RACE, THE HUMAN RACE, all the rest is TRIBES.
AND ALL TRIBES CAME FROM AND through OTHER tribes.
So THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM with how my sons see themselves.
They will see themselves as Italians, Milanese, Juventini, in whatever ORDER they choose to prioritize these things.
IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT for the most part, PEOPLE SEE YOU AS YOU SEE YOURSELF. Since we are PROJECTIONS of our Own Programming & Imaginations. Since I don’t see myself as a ‘Victim’, A Hostage, or a Stereotype, nor a figure to be pitied, others agree. But rather, I find that WHEN YOU CARRY YOURSELF AS A MAN, AS A REAL PERSON AND NOT A CARICATURE, you can go ANYWHERE in the world and be safe among men, maybe even honored among them.
All of us are capable of seeing beyond issues like RACE when we are invited to.
And as clichéd as it may be, LOVE CHANGES ALL.
As to whether or not I am afraid, THIS IS MY WORLD, SO WHY SHOULD I BE AFRAID OF IT? And I do in fact operate under the ASSUMPTION, that if ANYONE should be Afraid, it should be THEM & NOT Me, because I KNOW Who I Am & there isn’t a damn thing to be afraid of except getting too bored & complacent.

Is is true that at the very beginning of your career you took Muhammad Ali as a role model?

Grand Master Muhammad remains a seminal influence. Besides having been entertained by him he taught me some very valuable life lessons. He was the right SuperHero for me at the Right Time. I might have overdone somewhat my imitation of him in my swashbuckling youth.

When are you the most inspired to compose music and to write?

There is generally no exact pattern. But a good rule of thumb is that INSPIRATION IS MOST LIKELY TO STRIKE THE MORE INCONVENIENT IT IS TO ACCOMODATE IT.
And as often as not, once you are in the mood, you stay there for a while.
At THIS Point in my evolution after more than 35 years of professional songwriting, 
I assume that I’ve paid enough dues whereby when I feel like summoning the writing spirit, SHE COMES. So if I WANT to write, she will usually show up within a couple of days ready to work. ‘SHE’ being the MUSE.

If you could do a duet of your dream with artist of any era , included the dead, who would you choose? Personally I would have loved seeing you sing with Little Willie John, Sam Cooke or Blind Lemon Jefferson.

I suppose that me & Whitney might’ve made a cool situation. But we were both surrounded by idiots.

Which will be the direction of your music in the future?

The direction of my music will always follow the direction of the 4 winds.
THEY are the true authors of my work. The rest is just me scratching both my head & balls and getting the credit for it.

Credits Photo : Manuel Scrima for TreeHouse Publishing

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #66 posted 09/12/18 5:12am

Purplegarden

I love it more everyday. Let her down easy and Delicate are outstanding, the rest is pretty damn good too. More magic from our Terence. Despite what the Americans say it was a huge hit in the UK and here (NZ) and in NZ Delciate was #3 and Let her down easy was #8 on the charts.

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Just because something flops in America, don't mean it flops everywhere. Even Vibrator was a Top 30 album here and Holding on to you was a Top 20 hit (Me wearing out 3 CD singles of it may have helped as the thing was on constant repeat. I think of groups like Abba and Boney M who were huge in NZ, Australia, the Uk and Europe yet only had 1 or 2 hits in the USA.

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Sananda is in Italy now and he is huge over there and in Germany as well.

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #67 posted 09/12/18 2:49pm

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Purplegarden said:

I love it more everyday. Let her down easy and Delicate are outstanding, the rest is pretty damn good too. More magic from our Terence. Despite what the Americans say it was a huge hit in the UK and here (NZ) and in NZ Delciate was #3 and Let her down easy was #8 on the charts.

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Just because something flops in America, don't mean it flops everywhere. Even Vibrator was a Top 30 album here and Holding on to you was a Top 20 hit (Me wearing out 3 CD singles of it may have helped as the thing was on constant repeat. I think of groups like Abba and Boney M who were huge in NZ, Australia, the Uk and Europe yet only had 1 or 2 hits in the USA.

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Sananda is in Italy now and he is huge over there and in Germany as well.

No he is not. He might have some minor success in Italy still although I didn't get that impression when I saw him there at quite some shows a few years ago. He sure isn't huge in Germany - I live in Austria and in both Germany and Austria he isn't popular at all.

[Edited 9/12/18 14:49pm]

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Reply #68 posted 09/12/18 6:47pm

PeteSilas

Serious said:

Purplegarden said:

I love it more everyday. Let her down easy and Delicate are outstanding, the rest is pretty damn good too. More magic from our Terence. Despite what the Americans say it was a huge hit in the UK and here (NZ) and in NZ Delciate was #3 and Let her down easy was #8 on the charts.

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Just because something flops in America, don't mean it flops everywhere. Even Vibrator was a Top 30 album here and Holding on to you was a Top 20 hit (Me wearing out 3 CD singles of it may have helped as the thing was on constant repeat. I think of groups like Abba and Boney M who were huge in NZ, Australia, the Uk and Europe yet only had 1 or 2 hits in the USA.

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Sananda is in Italy now and he is huge over there and in Germany as well.

No he is not. He might have some minor success in Italy still although I didn't get that impression when I saw him there at quite some shows a few years ago. He sure isn't huge in Germany - I live in Austria and in both Germany and Austria he isn't popular at all.

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hmm, i wonder what the attraction is then? lots of black american artists have spent time over there just because they get a break from the bull here but most of them come back.

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Reply #69 posted 09/13/18 1:16am

Serious

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PeteSilas said:

Serious said:

No he is not. He might have some minor success in Italy still although I didn't get that impression when I saw him there at quite some shows a few years ago. He sure isn't huge in Germany - I live in Austria and in both Germany and Austria he isn't popular at all.

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hmm, i wonder what the attraction is then? lots of black american artists have spent time over there just because they get a break from the bull here but most of them come back.

His wife is Italian and she wants to live there afaik. And afaik he hardly speaks Italian still while his German is/was pretty good from what I remember from back in the early 2000s when I talked to him. But yes I think what you mention is true too for him too - without the coming back part as long as he is hopefully happily married I guess.

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Reply #70 posted 09/13/18 12:04pm

Germanegro

Serious said:

PeteSilas said:

hmm, i wonder what the attraction is then? lots of black american artists have spent time over there just because they get a break from the bull here but most of them come back.

His wife is Italian and she wants to live there afaik. And afaik he hardly speaks Italian still while his German is/was pretty good from what I remember from back in the early 2000s when I talked to him. But yes I think what you mention is true too for him too - without the coming back part as long as he is hopefully happily married I guess.

Yeah, he loves his Milanese, Italian wife and appears to be really digging the culture over there with deep ancient roots unlike the USA, where we are struggling with ours. Apparently, ain't nobody bothering him in his town! He mentions the notion of universality a lot, so my thought is that being overseas gives him a greater opportunity to be directly relatable to more "bitches" (his own parlance) on another continent with exerting the least amount of stretch. A visit to any one of those nations over there would be a relatively short journey for him to travel while based in Italy. And satellite service offers him exposure to all of the American pro athletics action that he would otherwise be missing. lol

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Reply #71 posted 09/13/18 8:25pm

Purplegarden

Changing the subject, its a great album to power walk to, Delicate, when you hear it in its unexpurgated glory the lyrics and his vocals are just creamy (Although Des'ree is pretty good too) and there's this real sort Middle Eastern Type feel to it. Is anyone else hearing that vibe?.

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Think he has been in Italy for a while, since at least 2000, and his middle name Francesco is clearly Italian (Sananda Francesco Maitreya) - Hope I got that right. Sorry changing your name an being a cult artist after major adulation is the definition of tight. He left the mainstream as it bored and he proved he could own but chose not too, Sananda Maitreya's strongest point is that he is in complete control.

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Reply #72 posted 09/14/18 10:39am

luvsexy4all

how is he supporting himself financially? his cds cant be selling much..

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Reply #73 posted 09/14/18 11:24am

Purplegarden

luvsexy4all said:

how is he supporting himself financially? his cds cant be selling much..

How do we know, he was not into drugs and shit, he could have saved some of that Hardline money and invested it (He wrote those songs) and still plays a few live gigs. Plus his wife is Italian, he may not be rich but he ain't busking in the subway either. Sananda was a deep enough dude to know that music would not always pay the bills. Plus if he was in the army, he may be getting a pension.

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I could be wrong, but just putting it out there.

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #74 posted 09/14/18 1:15pm

Musicslave

This was one of my faves from "SOD"...

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She was a paragon of soft scented chinois curls
She stood with nothing on
As we watched my flag unfurl
We fell in love so fast
That it spun my head around
Her coffee tawny skin
Sent my blood pressure up and down
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Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I'd be so taken by a girl like you
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Lavender scented pillows
Gave a smell to her room
That when I smell it now
Sends my heart into a sad mood
Black men and her commitments
She had a problem with
And the mention of her father
Would cause her to get very miffed at me
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Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I'd be so taken by a girl like you
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Bon bons and fishnet stockings
Used to settle any score
Till one day I felt the breeze awake me
Coming in through an open door
Recurring dreams
I see her in Mirabella Magazine
Multi-colored babies
Running round behind her knee
She's long, long, gone
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Castilian blue
Castilian blue
I never ever thought
I'd be so taken by a girl like you
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Songwriters: Terence Trent D'arby
Castilian Blue lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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Reply #75 posted 09/14/18 1:34pm

Musicslave

He sounded like he was Sam Cooke's offspring on "Frankie & Johnny"

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You lead a life inside of your mind
That has nothing to do whatsoever with my time
She stated very clear
She made it very plain
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Your subplot world is so cavalier
Yet you knew the tension inside the sweetness was so near
She stated very clear
She made it very plain
In a way that needs no refrain
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Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
A man and a woman toughened by the weight of time
But not quite as hard as they seem
Because they both have hearts awaiting dreams
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Frankie, a tough gal when she needs to be
Johnny, a city hard street man
A softer side seen eventually
But they'll both be okay even with a heartbreak yesterday
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Oh when a gentle breeze takes love liberties
When a breath of air
Blows your heart a pair
Of kisses where
You wait for her
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Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
And the tempered scale of experience
Cannot forever indict
Two hearts looking to belong in the heat
Of the sun as opposed to night
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No, I wouldn't worry about them
'Cos people in love cannot condemn
Those who are in love too
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Frankie and Johnny were lovers alright
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Songwriters: Terence D'arby
T.I.T.S." / "F&J" lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Reply #76 posted 09/14/18 1:47pm

Musicslave

Loved the arrangement and simplicity of this one. Did not expect this from him at the time..

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I couldn't sleep last night wondering where were you?
In your mind I mean
Why didn't you scream?
Though I say the wrong thing now and then
I still love you
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In my hour of passionate thought
You know I say things that I ought (not to)
And though we may not stay together
I still love you
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All alone now long down the line
And still these tear storms loneliness finds
But like the tide that rises
Slaps against the beach and falls
And though it's no longer my pail to pull and all
And though the weight of all our years
Their silent whispers call
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I still love you
I still love you
I still love you
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Songwriters: Terence Trent D'arby
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I Still Love You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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I agree with Prince when he said, "The man's a poet."

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Reply #77 posted 09/14/18 1:51pm

PeteSilas

Purplegarden said:

luvsexy4all said:

how is he supporting himself financially? his cds cant be selling much..

How do we know, he was not into drugs and shit, he could have saved some of that Hardline money and invested it (He wrote those songs) and still plays a few live gigs. Plus his wife is Italian, he may not be rich but he ain't busking in the subway either. Sananda was a deep enough dude to know that music would not always pay the bills. Plus if he was in the army, he may be getting a pension.

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I could be wrong, but just putting it out there.

did he get an honorable discharge? I know he sells his music online. He mentioned on facebook that george michaels cover of let her down easy was a welcom bit of cash. like i said, who gives a fuck, those guys are all dead and he's alive, we can conjecture and argue why but that's the hardline.

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Reply #78 posted 09/14/18 3:27pm

Germanegro

He's making enough money to keep his creations coming! He says that "he was born to make money." I'll take his word on that.

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Wife works too, I imagine. They're a real family and the culture there is entrepreneurial. There's royalties and likely endorsements attained. Maybe some other cash investments--Whatevs--that's his personal business and I guess it's alright for him!

cool

luvsexy4all said:

how is he supporting himself financially? his cds cant be selling much..

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Reply #79 posted 09/14/18 3:31pm

Germanegro

Sananda, rather Terence, went to the brig, and is not collecting U.S. military benefits. He discovered his emiently abundant interest in professional musicianship while still enrolled in the army and went AWOL while pursuing his band pursuits. The muse led him into the rocks, so to speak.

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PeteSilas said:

Purplegarden said:

How do we know, he was not into drugs and shit, he could have saved some of that Hardline money and invested it (He wrote those songs) and still plays a few live gigs. Plus his wife is Italian, he may not be rich but he ain't busking in the subway either. Sananda was a deep enough dude to know that music would not always pay the bills. Plus if he was in the army, he may be getting a pension.

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I could be wrong, but just putting it out there.

did he get an honorable discharge? I know he sells his music online. He mentioned on facebook that george michaels cover of let her down easy was a welcom bit of cash. like i said, who gives a fuck, those guys are all dead and he's alive, we can conjecture and argue why but that's the hardline.

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Reply #80 posted 09/14/18 3:39pm

Germanegro

A very charming song to me, too! biggrin

Musicslave said:

Loved the arrangement and simplicity of this one. Did not expect this from him at the time..

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I couldn't sleep last night wondering where were you?
In your mind I mean
Why didn't you scream?
Though I say the wrong thing now and then
I still love you
-
In my hour of passionate thought
You know I say things that I ought (not to)
And though we may not stay together
I still love you
-
All alone now long down the line
And still these tear storms loneliness finds
But like the tide that rises
Slaps against the beach and falls
And though it's no longer my pail to pull and all
And though the weight of all our years
Their silent whispers call
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I still love you
I still love you
I still love you
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Songwriters: Terence Trent D'arby
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I Still Love You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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I agree with Prince when he said, "The man's a poet."

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Reply #81 posted 09/14/18 5:31pm

PeteSilas

Germanegro said:

Sananda, rather Terence, went to the brig, and is not collecting U.S. military benefits. He discovered his emiently abundant interest in professional musicianship while still enrolled in the army and went AWOL while pursuing his band pursuits. The muse led him into the rocks, so to speak.

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PeteSilas said:

did he get an honorable discharge? I know he sells his music online. He mentioned on facebook that george michaels cover of let her down easy was a welcom bit of cash. like i said, who gives a fuck, those guys are all dead and he's alive, we can conjecture and argue why but that's the hardline.

ya, that's the way it was printed, can't believe everything you read so, who knows? seven more days was about the brig experience. He also stated he was a boxer, which, after seeing his moves in "billy don't fall" I knew was bullshit, if he was a boxer he wasn't very good. He said he was a golden gloves champion if i recall correctly, would be pretty easy to find out if true or not if anyone cared. It's possible, the talent level goes all directions for amateur boxing. golden gloves champ of duluth wouldn't be an accomplishment.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #82 posted 09/15/18 4:57am

RJOrion

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i managed to negotiate this time by understanding that, as difficult as it was, it was merely A RITE OF PASSAGE that somehow WE MUST ALL PASS THROUGH. Probably some Masonic Ritual codified into the system. The Greek Epic stories tell us that ALL HEROES MUST SUFFER THEIR LOVE! So if the Greek Gods & Goddesses Suffered THEIR Lives, who are we to think that WE are exempt? To suffer our love grows both our love AND WHAT WE LOVE. And If We Are Not Willing To Suffer It, Then WE ARE NOT WORTHY OF IT.
And remember RECORD COMPANIES ARE STONE COLD BITCHES.
Nothing PERSONAL, they just are.


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another artist speaking of the "masonic rituals" woven into the entertainment industry..."conspiracy theories"???...or actual facts hiding in plain sight?
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Reply #83 posted 09/15/18 8:35am

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Holy shit, I'm turning into a TTD fanatic. Even his bad music is good. lol

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #84 posted 09/15/18 8:36am

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Chris Rock once said he is his favee.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #85 posted 09/15/18 8:38am

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Two horrible issues happened to him. First he admitted that he went awol from Army. Then he did an interview where he said he was a genius that was as good as James Brown. bad move. Always be humble but be badass in your art.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #86 posted 09/16/18 12:14am

PeteSilas

2freaky4church1 said:

Two horrible issues happened to him. First he admitted that he went awol from Army. Then he did an interview where he said he was a genius that was as good as James Brown. bad move. Always be humble but be badass in your art.

awol would only help him i the rock and roll gig, if he was a sports star or politician that could hurt, not a rocker, they do all kinds of crazy shit, it's expected.

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Reply #87 posted 09/16/18 1:50am

Purplegarden

2freaky4church1 said:

Holy shit, I'm turning into a TTD fanatic. Even his bad music is good. lol

He has that effect. His voice is crack for ears.

This is the place where emotions grow. 24 Feelings all in a row, its alright, its alright
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Reply #88 posted 09/16/18 8:51am

Germanegro

2freaky: Could it instead be that your musical taste is broader than you once thought it was?

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2freaky4church1 said

Holy shit, I'm turning into a TTD fanatic. Even his bad music is good. lol

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Reply #89 posted 09/16/18 9:17am

Germanegro

Don't be a Trumpster and claim that all entertainment journalism is "fake news" LOL!

And video shoots can certainly vary from the reality of the guys boxing training--TTD could have been busting his trained moves and been directed to stop, that looks bad for the camera, and d changed it--just sayin'. Plus, if you look closer in some of those older videos you can see some facial scarring from when he'd been getting down in the ring. He may have boxed while in the Army, as well. He ain't lying.

PeteSilas said:

Germanegro said:

Sananda, rather Terence, went to the brig, and is not collecting U.S. military benefits. He discovered his emiently abundant interest in professional musicianship while still enrolled in the army and went AWOL while pursuing his band pursuits. The muse led him into the rocks, so to speak.

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ya, that's the way it was printed, can't believe everything you read so, who knows? seven more days was about the brig experience. He also stated he was a boxer, which, after seeing his moves in "billy don't fall" I knew was bullshit, if he was a boxer he wasn't very good. He said he was a golden gloves champion if i recall correctly, would be pretty easy to find out if true or not if anyone cared. It's possible, the talent level goes all directions for amateur boxing. golden gloves champ of duluth wouldn't be an accomplishment.

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