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Reply #180 posted 07/09/06 10:17pm

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ZsaZsaZsu said:

Maybe he should create a new name contest...


Actually, a few years back, maybe more, his website did ask us what Prince should name his band if he changed it from NPG to something new. Anyone remember that? But, like 'most always, nothing ever came of it. I don't remember even getting to see the suggestions.
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Reply #181 posted 07/09/06 11:14pm

origmnd

Snap said:

ZsaZsaZsu said:

Maybe he should create a new name contest...


Actually, a few years back, maybe more, his website did ask us what Prince should name his band if he changed it from NPG to something new. Anyone remember that? But, like 'most always, nothing ever came of it. I don't remember even getting to see the suggestions.



I remember that--it was thru prince family i think. Actually one of my suggestions became a song title.

BTW, was it a coincidence that they stopped NEW MEMBERSHIPS awhile BEFORE the SHUTDOWN ?
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Reply #182 posted 07/10/06 12:31am

sacredwarrior

wonder505 said:

It's not like he committed a horrible crime.[/color]


i guess it depends on ur definition of 'horrible crime'
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Reply #183 posted 07/10/06 1:03am

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I'm not gonna read all these but apparently it's cryptic muthafucka time on the Org neutral
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Reply #184 posted 07/10/06 1:29am

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So that whole "cos of the webby awards we want to revamp" e-mail was complete and utter bullshit...

how about just once he tells us the truth.. remember that song??? after all.. it is our money that he is playing with...

how about.. "we are having some issues.. and appreicate your support and patience during this time.. the site may be back up under a different name yada yada yada...

not making us think they are doing us a favor.. 2 much deception.. brings about what comes around when you constantly fuck up.. and he does.

thanx for letting me vent.. im so pissed off.. feel used and abused.. but hey.. if im gonna stay a prince fam.. i better get used to that eh?
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Reply #185 posted 07/10/06 2:11am

jaypotton

Man it's so obvious what Prince should do (isn't it?).

a) Use this as an opportunity to "retire" the tired NPG moniker (it became tired around the mid 90s)*

b) The music club was 95% about Prince's music (with some "friends") so what is so wrong with having the "PrinceMusicClub"?

c) Use this as an opportunity to finally give Prince (and us) the online presence he really deserves...open The Vault!

* I am sure there is $$$ worth of unsold merchandise with the NPGMC logos on it so this might be something he has to swallow destroying?
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #186 posted 07/10/06 2:21am

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Maybe he should have spoken to Vince McMahon...


( WWF for years, a trademark for the World Wrestling Federation, millions of dollars in merchandise, prominently featured on various broadcasts in millions of homes, is contested by the World Wildlife Fund.

The WWF then becomes WWE, with an emphasis on "E"ntertainment, and the money machine rolls on.)
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Reply #187 posted 07/10/06 2:54am

PurpleCharm

PurpleKnight said:

Watchman said:




The outWord ripple affectINg
the + sign wav's resip proCreating
liv2luv & luv2liv
then drink again, B
He saved the best 4 Last


eye


This is when I hate Prince fans. Seriously, what the FUCK does that mean? Nothing worse than a Prince fam who tries to be deep by creating his own lame Princely poetic ramblings.

eye saw u in the stream of CONsciousness n the rainbow spoke 2 me
a dream neverending like the tears n ur eyes
could u b GOD 2 me as eye am 2 the stars n c?

It's just annoying.


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Reply #188 posted 07/10/06 3:26am

beatz01

Alasseon said:

Maybe he should have spoken to Vince McMahon...


( WWF for years, a trademark for the World Wrestling Federation, millions of dollars in merchandise, prominently featured on various broadcasts in millions of homes, is contested by the World Wildlife Fund.

The WWF then becomes WWE, with an emphasis on "E"ntertainment, and the money machine rolls on.)


As a side effect, i register the domain wwf.com for $8.75 when it drops (because of mentioned ruling they had to release - not transfer - all the wwf domains as well) and sell it for $ xxxxx a month later (way too low but i needed cash).

Guess those were my 15 minutes of fame in the domain world smile
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Reply #189 posted 07/10/06 4:42am

softandwet

thats funny, cos when I type in www.wwf.com it comes up with a search engine type website, and nothing at all to do with the WWF or the WWE. Telling porkies are we? Or did you end up selling to a weird search engine! I'd be glad if you did, the thought of taking thousands off of a charity doesn't appeal to me!
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Reply #190 posted 07/10/06 4:48am

ian

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funkydiva said:

So what would be a good name for the New Club?

How about the TFS MUSIC CLUB..... True Funk Soliders Music Club.....TFSMC
no 3121
no more NPG.. Jus' True Funk Soliders.....Unite!!!!
[Edited 7/9/06 20:42pm]


This might stupid but... how about "The Prince Music Club".

I mean let's face it, it's all about Prince!




(And Tamar, and Tony M, obviously)
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Reply #191 posted 07/10/06 4:52am

ian

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softandwet said:

thats funny, cos when I type in www.wwf.com it comes up with a search engine type website, and nothing at all to do with the WWF or the WWE. Telling porkies are we? Or did you end up selling to a weird search engine! I'd be glad if you did, the thought of taking thousands off of a charity doesn't appeal to me!


I doubt that WWF would be interested in the dot com domain - they aren't a commercial organisation or individual, they are a nonprofit organisation so the dot org is a better fit IMO.
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Reply #192 posted 07/10/06 5:19am

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So can I get a load of free books now that I am a lifetime member of the NPG? I'm going to basingstoke..... wink
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Reply #193 posted 07/10/06 5:29am

sacredwarrior

PurpleKnight said:



This is when I hate Prince fans. Seriously, what the FUCK does that mean? Nothing worse than a Prince fam who tries to be deep by creating his own lame Princely poetic ramblings.

eye saw u in the stream of CONsciousness n the rainbow spoke 2 me
a dream neverending like the tears n ur eyes
could u b GOD 2 me as eye am 2 the stars n c?

It's just annoying.



Prince didnt invent that method of writing

It was 'invented' by a group of people in 1973

So blame them

Prince got the blame enough for plenty other things already lol
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Reply #194 posted 07/10/06 6:18am

RockNRoll

MamaLisa said:

So that whole "cos of the webby awards we want to revamp" e-mail was complete and utter bullshit...

how about just once he tells us the truth.. remember that song??? after all.. it is our money that he is playing with...

how about.. "we are having some issues.. and appreicate your support and patience during this time.. the site may be back up under a different name yada yada yada...

not making us think they are doing us a favor.. 2 much deception.. brings about what comes around when you constantly fuck up.. and he does.

thanx for letting me vent.. im so pissed off.. feel used and abused.. but hey.. if im gonna stay a prince fam.. i better get used to that eh?



I guess you just witnessed that Prince makes NO exceptions. Don't feel to bad though, because, the club was actually doing nobody any good.
****Prince has banished them INTO the REAL world****.

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Reply #195 posted 07/10/06 6:28am

sosgemini

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Synergy said:

theoriginalQueenB said:

lightning rainbo

.....since my attention has been drawn here~allow B a moment 2 step on thru...

compassionate Synergy, truly U could not know how much eye hear & feel the passion U express on this as it seems U mayb tripping down a road this one knows all 2 well.....a great teacher told B once, "Everything is information, its all about how you attach yourself to it!"

...may B suggest U utilize your skills of research & indignation 2 reach out 2 the individuals within the (NPG) community that has been impacted rather than fruitlessly expend your precious benevolence on an individual who has YET 2 know the meaning of reciprocal action....

.....(eye will try my Best not 2 get personal) review his patterns of behavior N the past few years & perhaps recognize this is more of the same: litigation against fans who have the audacity 2 use his (name)symbol 2 set up websites devoted 2 support & expansion of his music/product/events/news N the wider world, establishing a website 2 sell 'product' 2 fans that they never receive or get refunded 4 (can any1 say 'Crystal Ball'), promote 2 NPGers preferential seating @ concerts-(any NPGers from the 3/2/02 soundcheck out there?)did Ticketmaster know? & any number of occasions U or any of the general public could know nothing about....


....speaking as 'shawdow 2 the sun' it has definately been painful (Spiritual) lessons that has garnered my discernment between Assistance & Enabling....let B assure U that this portion of the Madnesty (yes Terilicious coined the phrase)is but a meager portion of the plethora of concerns on Prince's list having arrived 2 the season of 'reap what U sow'.....supporting him 2 continued N the same behavior WILL NOT promote the healing & growth so badly needed & guarantee expansion of the soul damage already incurred....

.....eye 4 one send petitions & energy 2 the universe 4 his healing, balance & growth that the Better man might emerge N the flesh & a new musical message may emanate from this one whom eye remember from B4 we were born wink

....snap, loveletter & scaredwarrior ~ eye hear ya'll 2 ~ without a doubt

yo Teri, thanks 4 telling B about this thread

dove
queen B


First, my time and energy is spent serving r radio station and the artists that we feature there on a daily basis. Second, Emancipation Radio stands 4 freedom 4 all ppl, including Prince's right 2 use the "NPG" - which patent was filed 4 b4 the other company and there4 governed under "Common Law".

I haven't played Dr. Suess in a while, so U will excuse me if I am of the mind that U'r reply - while in appearance seems directed at me - r words meant 4 someone else's ears.

Again, we have through The Holy River and Emancipation Radio been seeing 2 all the NPGMC members that have come 2 us hurt.We have been working on overdrive since the closing of the club.

And, while I am grateful U recognize my passion in helping others, I must leave U rest assured that I help all my fellow NPGMC members, my friends, family, loved ones that come 2 me in need - no one is discluded.

R meetups have been wonderful and fun; something I missed... and it will only get better - that will bring a healing 2 some... We have posted links here 4 an "NPGMC Meet" up 2 b held on every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and we have broadcasted many shows 4 the NPG MC Members 2 get them through this time. We r doing r part.

2 me, we r a community - a family - if confusion reigns then we have all failed one another, haven't we? It's better that the truth of the situation b out there and clear - AND that is what I am doing here.

Lastly, life is 2 short 2 spend it thinking about the past wrongs of anyone, U 4give and move on. It lightens U'r soul and keeps U freer and happier... the past is the past, it's better left there. I was a part of all the things U mentioned, the failed delivery of CB - 1800NewFunk - L4OA - I know... But THIS, is an entirely different matter.


could someone provide us with a cliff notes version...the red font and princebonics make my head hurt. headache
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Reply #196 posted 07/10/06 7:40am

wonder505

MamaLisa said:

So that whole "cos of the webby awards we want to revamp" e-mail was complete and utter bullshit...

how about just once he tells us the truth.. remember that song??? after all.. it is our money that he is playing with...

how about.. "we are having some issues.. and appreicate your support and patience during this time.. the site may be back up under a different name yada yada yada...

not making us think they are doing us a favor.. 2 much deception.. brings about what comes around when you constantly fuck up.. and he does.

thanx for letting me vent.. im so pissed off.. feel used and abused.. but hey.. if im gonna stay a prince fam.. i better get used to that eh?


You "feel used and abused". Are you serious? I'm sorry but I just don't understand why some people are taking this so personally and seriously. Its one thing to say that he could have just told us the truth and how he looks stupid, but its another thing to say you feel "abused". I mean COME ON!!!

I'm not saying we should blindly accept anything he does or says, but if its gets to the point where I'm feeling "abused", then hell, I am OUTTA HERE.
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Reply #197 posted 07/10/06 7:48am

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Handclapsfingasnapz said:

purplecam said:


I have to agree. it's overstayed it's welcome for about 10 years now. it's time for a change.

too true.


But is it only the name (NPG, NPG Records, NPGMC, NPG Music Club) that's a jeopardy here? How will this effect items owned by Prince or the NPG label, that have the "NPG" name all over them...? Every page, every disc, every file...

I guessed I'ma little concerned.
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Reply #198 posted 07/10/06 7:48am

RockNRoll

wonder505 said:

MamaLisa said:

So that whole "cos of the webby awards we want to revamp" e-mail was complete and utter bullshit...

how about just once he tells us the truth.. remember that song??? after all.. it is our money that he is playing with...

how about.. "we are having some issues.. and appreicate your support and patience during this time.. the site may be back up under a different name yada yada yada...

not making us think they are doing us a favor.. 2 much deception.. brings about what comes around when you constantly fuck up.. and he does.

thanx for letting me vent.. im so pissed off.. feel used and abused.. but hey.. if im gonna stay a prince fam.. i better get used to that eh?


You "feel used and abused". Are you serious? I'm sorry but I just don't understand why some people are taking this so personally and seriously. Its one thing to say that he could have just told us the truth and how he looks stupid, but its another thing to say you feel "abused". I mean COME ON!!!

I'm not saying we should blindly accept anything he does or says, but if its gets to the point where I'm feeling "abused", then hell, I am OUTTA HERE.
[Edited 7/10/06 7:43am]



Wonder505, well said!




Thing is, MamaLisa is not the only one feeling this way.


MamaLisa: READ MY SIG
****Prince has banished them INTO the REAL world****.

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Reply #199 posted 07/10/06 8:01am

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PurpleCharm said:

Giovanni777 said:

Personal crises can fuel creativity, but mundane legal crises, and unitelligent ignorant criticism can stump it.

In terms of all the catty banter on here about him getting what was coming 2 him, and "OH... he should have told us what was really hapenening", and "couldn't he have given us more notice"...

Y'all R some serious backstabbers. I dedicate the classic O'Jays song 2 U.

If Prince would take my advice on just one thing, I'd tell him 2 stay clear away from the internet. I mean, criticism and opinions R both natural and acceptable, but an artist needs not 2 be reading this kind, if they wish 2 be an open channel 4 creativity.

I thought Synergy's idea was brilliant... it may not need 2 be implemented, but at least there's thought there, instead of whining.

... double PEACE 2 WONDER505 4 the above comment.

Peace.

ALSO... Prince may see this as a sign 4 change. Therefore, he was being honest in saying it was time 2 move on. If U have the perspective that everything happens 4 a reason, then this is more than just a problem or a fight... it's a sign. I was personally tired of NPG anyway.

G.
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[Edited 7/9/06 6:03am]


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Thanks, Gorgeous. At least someone gets it.
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Reply #200 posted 07/10/06 9:02am

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Synergy said:

First of all, We have always *lived* in the real world... Stop the stupid, Sheep following their master shit, it's getting old... and tired. U don't know me... or else U'd know that I am no one's sheep, understand?

Prince is not a GOD, he is a Man... yes, there is MORE 2 the story - but if U took 2 seconds 2 read all that I put up, U will see that this is far more than a club. This could affect the NPG label eventually.

And maybe Prince is just dang tired of fighting people's stupid assinine lawsuits and he will go retire somewhere, but the thing is that whatever music would have,or has been published under the banner of "NPG" could b caput.

I have never seen such bitterness... and ppl thought those of us that played in the Member's Connection were screwy? Puh-leese!

Hey, I am not talking about a million member march - I am talking about giving a company a little hell 4 a minute... I am talking that MORE than likely the NPGMC probably had no choice 2 close the minute that letter was in their hands or face even bigger problems legally set forth in the letter..

GET me? The letter was mailed 2 them late on the eve of a National Holiday 2 force their hand and make them comply without any chance of asking 4 an extension of the use of the name NPG until the date of determination... it's a underhanded trick that A LOT of lawyers will readily admit 2 using.

I mean, Come on... U wanted a reason, U got one - whatever the hell else is going on, as it does NOT apply 2 us, is NONE of our business. And a little FYI, Most of us r out here in the real world working 2 make peoples lives BETTER - and that says a wrong is a WRONG. I don't care who the person wronged is... and a truly altruistic person doesn't distinguish between them.

Bottom line, what should any of the members' care what Prince or his legal team would like us 2 do? It's not about HIM - it's about the Music and the access that was taken away from us over a frivilous battle. Else, U explain 2 me how a confused affiliation with an International Superstar's Trademark hurts that business? We're talking an International superstar that is a vegetarian and has won awards 4 honoring nature and championing causes that r against cruelty 2 animals and pro-environment somehow being a detriment 2 A NATURE Publication, explain that?

His hands, the NPGMC's hands were tied - they had 2 shut down on reciept of that letter... and more than likely, advised by counsel, were told 2 NOT say EXACTLY what was going on due 2 pending litigation, thus the new direction BS.


lol lol Tell them Synergy, Tell them!!!!!
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Reply #201 posted 07/10/06 9:04am

LaLaLaaHeHeHee

Everytime you get some, people wanna take it back!!!!!

I'm sure Prince has enough fight in him to crush this pathetic claim to his trading rights. Have faith, because this will not stop him. It can't be easy when you are that talented, there's ALWAYS someone lurking behind you wanting to take credit.

If that was your father, tell me would you dogg him then?
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Reply #202 posted 07/10/06 9:13am

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How ironic. Isn't karma a bi...
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Reply #203 posted 07/10/06 9:31am

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I hate bureaucracy. HATE IT! I used to be big on trademarking things, copyrighting, and all of that, but as you see, there is so much bulls**t that goes down....I hate greed, I hate the shady behaviors, etc....people just need to get along and "do the work" and let others "do the work" without being so damn picky about everything.

NPGMC, I hope that you make it through this tribulation. The enemy is always trying to keep a good man down.
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Reply #204 posted 07/10/06 9:43am

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Lord have mercy!
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Reply #205 posted 07/10/06 10:08am

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welp....I just found out about the club closing today.... I will admit, I'm bummed out, shocked and left wondering but...hey what are ya gonna do? I actually hope he doesn't tour this year....I hate to think of going through ticketmaster again...ugh! Oh well, we'll have to wait and see what's the next thing to come I guess.
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #206 posted 07/10/06 10:54am

tymechaser

one man has toured giving us the gift of song and dance for over 28 years this man has lost a wife a baby both of his parents and still tours making and giving us a happy day with his music. I hope u realize how great and how much a gift to us he really is . never miss a good thing till its gone. and these people attacking him need to get a life. leave him alone . what more can he give us. he deserves every penny he has ever made.tell these npg wanna b's to back up get a drink sit down and come up with your own name.the man works hard as hell and makes its look easy but any educated person knows it takes hard work and practice to make it look easy.
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Reply #207 posted 07/10/06 12:21pm

wonder505

tymechaser said:

one man has toured giving us the gift of song and dance for over 28 years this man has lost a wife a baby both of his parents and still tours making and giving us a happy day with his music. I hope u realize how great and how much a gift to us he really is . never miss a good thing till its gone. and these people attacking him need to get a life. leave him alone . what more can he give us. he deserves every penny he has ever made.tell these npg wanna b's to back up get a drink sit down and come up with your own name.the man works hard as hell and makes its look easy but any educated person knows it takes hard work and practice to make it look easy.


AMEN!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
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Reply #208 posted 07/10/06 12:32pm

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tymechaser said:

one man has toured giving us the gift of song and dance for over 28 years this man has lost a wife a baby both of his parents and still tours making and giving us a happy day with his music. I hope u realize how great and how much a gift to us he really is . never miss a good thing till its gone. and these people attacking him need to get a life. leave him alone . what more can he give us. he deserves every penny he has ever made.tell these npg wanna b's to back up get a drink sit down and come up with your own name.the man works hard as hell and makes its look easy but any educated person knows it takes hard work and practice to make it look easy.



any educated person should also understand that the key to any relationship (busines or personal) is communication.

lol
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Reply #209 posted 07/10/06 1:20pm

HeyJude

sosgemini said:

tymechaser said:

one man has toured giving us the gift of song and dance for over 28 years this man has lost a wife a baby both of his parents and still tours making and giving us a happy day with his music. I hope u realize how great and how much a gift to us he really is . never miss a good thing till its gone. and these people attacking him need to get a life. leave him alone . what more can he give us. he deserves every penny he has ever made.tell these npg wanna b's to back up get a drink sit down and come up with your own name.the man works hard as hell and makes its look easy but any educated person knows it takes hard work and practice to make it look easy.



any educated person should also understand that the key to any relationship (busines or personal) is communication.

lol


honesty is nice as well.
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