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Reply #240 posted 07/11/06 11:18am

SupaFunkyOrgan
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PurpleCharm said:

falloff

Damn...P has some bitter ass fans. disbelief


Some of it warranted but if you are that upset, just pack ya bags lol
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Reply #241 posted 07/11/06 11:55am

PurpleCharm

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

PurpleCharm said:

falloff

Damn...P has some bitter ass fans. disbelief


Some of it warranted but if you are that upset, just pack ya bags lol

Oh, I definitely agree.

They have a love/hate relationship with the man.
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Reply #242 posted 07/11/06 12:09pm

VenusDeMilo999
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I really dont understand why he didnt call his club something we all would rekconize, like 0)->.com Something he knows dam well he payed tha dues 4 and fought 4 tha rights 2 claim . Now He knows all about tha US patient office, how could he not have known that he didnt have tha rights 2 build a fucking Empire off of NPG, I just dont get it.Pleze Prince get us off of this shit.
[Edited 7/11/06 12:10pm]
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Reply #243 posted 07/11/06 12:55pm

Shorty

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prndc33 said:

Shavanti said:

U want the TRUTH...Here is the TRUTH! U can choose 2 believe it or not!


This is what the e-mail from NPG says....


Tough Shit that I pulled the plug on the Club!

Tough Shit that I didn't give u all any notice!

Tough Shit that U didn't get the e-mail from US as there NO LONGER is an US!

Tough Shit that U didn't get ur downloads...U should have already bought them!

Tough Shit that U NOW want Merchandise!....U should have already bought it!

Tough Shit that U will not know if I'm going 2 go on tour and if I do U will have 2 pay (a higher price) Damn, I never told the Club what I was doing anyways. It always seemed 2 get leaked out on the "un-authorized" sites anyways, so why do I need 2 have a Club?

Are U REALLY gunna believe that this is a "hiatus"...PLEAZEEEEE read between the lines!


It's all there U just have 2 want 2 see the TRUTH!

And DON'T blame this on the folx @ NPG as they have a boss that decides ALL of these things and only HE makes the decisions and his name is PRINCE. So if u want 2 blame...blame him! And if U think he really gives a rat's ass about what U think ur livin in a dream world...just like him!


Thank You I tried to hint at that on the site, and here !
He doesn't give a high flying Fuck about anyone BUT PRINCE.
He sold you all a bag of shit and U bought it, along with all the merchandise that went with it.
The little 5ft dick left you all hangin'and u still WORSHIP HIM?
From Day 1 to the last day the jerkoff never made any statement to thank all the "FAMS" that got Him where He was .....4 that he should rot....
Then drag your sheep asses into the JW SECT_CULT????? U deserve what you got....a fist up your HINEY HOLE >>>sorry 'SAD BUT TRUE".....'" God loves the Truth"



wow...you're really hurt by this huh? It'll be ok...time heals all wounds falloff
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #244 posted 07/11/06 1:26pm

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First of all - despite all the paperwork and yada yada yada posted here and elsewhere...
There is no lawsuit filed in a municipal, state or federal court of law, just an objection to giving Paisley Park a TM/SM for NPG filed with the USPTO Appeals Board.
At this point in the process, the Opposition filing has no direct causal effect to force Prince into shutting down the Club whatsoever.
All this wasted space is just an attempt to shift the blame from Prince and his business management to some third party all the koolaid drinkers can then hate on.
There are NO grounds whatsoever for seeking damages from the Opposing party either as the decision and method in which the shutdown was effected is all on Paisley Park.
I do not know why Prince shut it down and any opinion I have would be pure speculation.
But I do know that he was not forced to do it by this puny ass filing at the US Patent & Trademark Office. If every business that received a challenge on a TM filing immediately closed up shop, there would be 750 fewer companies in the Fortune 1000 right now.

that is the truth.
Frank Zappa was the greatest American composer of the last 50 years, the greatest electric guitarist to have ever played that instrument, and his music will be performed live long after Purple Rain will have been forgotten.
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Reply #245 posted 07/11/06 1:26pm

RockNRoll

prndc33 said:






He sold you all a bag of shit and U bought it, along with all the merchandise that went with it.




lol .. thats funny!





I've never even seen any merchandise from that club. Is it any good? The only "merchandise" I have ever ever seen was a diamond/gold NPG pendant, oh worth about $10,000/$15,000. But thats all lol

Oh, and a coffee mug.
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Reply #246 posted 07/11/06 1:28pm

RockNRoll

rhomea said:

If every business that received a challenge on a TM filing immediately closed up shop, there would be 750 fewer companies in the Fortune 1000 right now.

that is the truth.




Good point!
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Reply #247 posted 07/11/06 1:30pm

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Second - to all the folks who think that all the members of the NPGMC are stooges, sheep or whatever derogatory term you wish to use --- try using your head for more than a efin hat rack eh??

Did I like them all? HELL FUCKALL NO
were there some good things? yes lots
Bad things?? shit yeah

But it doesn't take Einstein to figure out that the vast majority of members there joined FOR THE TICKETS!!!
so let's do some math:
I went to 5 shows and saved ticketMASSA charges on all via the Club
That is 5 x 2 x $10 convenience fee per tic = $100 saved
$100 - $25 fee = a 300% net return on my initial investment.

AND OH YEAH I FORGOT --- I SAT IN THE 5th TO THE 10th ROW EVERY SHOW. clapping clapping clapping

so ya all can chew on that tidbit
while I sit here feelin all warm and fuzzy at having kept TM's grubby hands out my pocket
and sittin in the first ten rows without payin a scumbag errrmmm... I mean scalper for the privilege lol
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Reply #248 posted 07/11/06 1:34pm

rhomea

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RockNRoll said:

Good point!
<=====look left
that would be my head when I am swimmin...
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Reply #249 posted 07/11/06 1:36pm

RockNRoll

rhomea said:


AND OH YEAH I FORGOT --- I SAT IN THE 5th TO THE 10th ROW EVERY SHOW. clapping clapping clapping

so ya all can chew on that tidbit
while I sit here feelin all warm and fuzzy at having kept TM's grubby hands out my pocket
and sittin in the first ten rows without payin a scumbag errrmmm... I mean scalper for the privilege
lol





clapping .. and that itself was worth every penny, dime, nickel, quarter, dollar wink




cool
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Reply #250 posted 07/11/06 1:39pm

txladykat

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rhomea said:

Second - to all the folks who think that all the members of the NPGMC are stooges, sheep or whatever derogatory term you wish to use --- try using your head for more than a efin hat rack eh??

Did I like them all? HELL FUCKALL NO
were there some good things? yes lots
Bad things?? shit yeah

But it doesn't take Einstein to figure out that the vast majority of members there joined FOR THE TICKETS!!!
so let's do some math:
I went to 5 shows and saved ticketMASSA charges on all via the Club
That is 5 x 2 x $10 convenience fee per tic = $100 saved
$100 - $25 fee = a 300% net return on my initial investment.

AND OH YEAH I FORGOT --- I SAT IN THE 5th TO THE 10th ROW EVERY SHOW. clapping clapping clapping

so ya all can chew on that tidbit
while I sit here feelin all warm and fuzzy at having kept TM's grubby hands out my pocket
and sittin in the first ten rows without payin a scumbag errrmmm... I mean scalper for the privilege lol


I was front row with all my npgmc tix cool cool
oh, and also saved paying TM TAXES!! Sooooo add 8.75% of each ticket to your total saved wink
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Reply #251 posted 07/11/06 1:41pm

SupaFunkyOrgan
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rhomea said:

Second - to all the folks who think that all the members of the NPGMC are stooges, sheep or whatever derogatory term you wish to use --- try using your head for more than a efin hat rack eh??

Did I like them all? HELL FUCKALL NO
were there some good things? yes lots
Bad things?? shit yeah

But it doesn't take Einstein to figure out that the vast majority of members there joined FOR THE TICKETS!!!
so let's do some math:
I went to 5 shows and saved ticketMASSA charges on all via the Club
That is 5 x 2 x $10 convenience fee per tic = $100 saved
$100 - $25 fee = a 300% net return on my initial investment.

AND OH YEAH I FORGOT --- I SAT IN THE 5th TO THE 10th ROW EVERY SHOW. clapping clapping clapping

so ya all can chew on that tidbit
while I sit here feelin all warm and fuzzy at having kept TM's grubby hands out my pocket
and sittin in the first ten rows without payin a scumbag errrmmm... I mean scalper for the privilege lol



Joining the club was the best money I ever spent clapping The music is debatable as I can see what people didn't like about but I enjoyed much of it. Front row concerts, not once but twice. Free and first entry to the LA aftershow, plus a guest. Going to the musicology press conference at a small LA theater where he performed for over an hour and the DVD screening where Prince played at BeBe Kings, and free no less.

It think I paid $125 total for the club. Money well spent!! biggrin
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Reply #252 posted 07/11/06 4:19pm

jseven

This article quotes an attorney for Paisley Park Enterprises that, "to the best of his knowledge, the web site closing and the trademark, were not related"

http://www.thebumpsquad.com

http://www.tmz.com/2006/0...-web-site/

Prince Abruptly Closes Official Web Site
Posted Jul 11th 2006 5:34PM by TMZ Staff


Prince's official Web site, NPGMusicClub.com, closed suddenly last week with no advanced notice. The club simply sent around an email that said, in part, they decided to "put the club on hiatus until further notice."

The announcement went on to say, "In its current [form] there is a feeling that the NPGMC gone as far as it can go." It ended, "The future holds nothing but endless opportunity and we plan on seizing it wholeheartedly. Don't u want 2 come?"

In a possibly related story, Prince filed for a trademark on the mark "NPG Music Club" last year. An opposition was filed against that claim by HM Publishers Holding Limited, which owns the Nature Publishing Group, or NPG. The opposition was filed on the same day that NPGMusicClub.com was put on "hiatus."
An attorney for Prince's company, Paisley Park Enterprises, told TMZ that the two incidents were not related, to the best of his knowledge, and that the "opposition will be resolved shortly."

Prince has been one of the pioneers of music on the Internet. He was the first major artist to release an entire album -- 1997's "Crystal Ball" -- exclusively on the Web. The NPG Music Club had boasted several full-length CDs of music that were unavailable anywhere else.

He was honored last month with a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award. "Besides being a musical genius, Prince is a visionary who recognized early on that the web would completely change how we experience music," said Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards. "For more than a decade, he has tapped the power of the Web to forge a deeper connection with his fans and push the boundaries of technology and art."

http://www.thebumpsquad.com
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Reply #253 posted 07/11/06 4:40pm

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Umm i've only began listening to Prince's music about a year or two ago(before then my dad over played his music when i was a kid and i hated it with passion), so maybe that is why i have my response. It seems like everyone else has been a fan much longer than i have. (I have a feeling someone may comment on this...) Anyway, now to the point:

I can empathize with many fans here who feel betrayed, but at the same time, if i were to accomplish my dream(s) and eventually run into trouble that i didn't want anyone to know about (before they need to know) and i read most of what was posted, i would feel betrayed also.

I think most celebrities are just like normal people, only significantly talented. They are suceptable to the same temptations as you and I, they are capable of reform as you and I, and they make mistakes like you and I.

Many view Prince as a family member. Well, would you purposely verbally hurt a family member (Not counting if it were a sibling relationship)?

It is like " Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" (I know it's coming...)

Anyway, if some must act, why not prepare to back him up if asks?

rose Sapphiregirl rose .
Let's have a little fun....
If you win, I'll give you 50$
If I win, you have to get a lobotomy.

A win win situation your you.
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Reply #254 posted 07/11/06 5:29pm

sacredwarrior

jseven said:

The opposition was filed on the same day that NPGMusicClub.com was put on "hiatus."

An attorney for Prince's company, Paisley Park Enterprises, told TMZ that the two incidents were not related, to the best of his knowledge, and that the "opposition will be resolved shortly."




if he continues to use the term

New. Power. Generation.

while refusing to embrace new ways of doing things

like free downloads

and basically just get generally EDUCATED on what the 'new world' is really all about

the opposition will continue

in many ways


heart




like i said at the beginning of this thread


never fuck with a smart woman





prince
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Reply #255 posted 07/11/06 5:49pm

PurpleCharm

Thanks jseven. I didn't think the two were related.
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Reply #256 posted 07/11/06 6:15pm

BSK3601

sacredwarrior said:


like i said at the beginning of this thread...


Baby, do you think anybody is really listening to you lol
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Reply #257 posted 07/11/06 6:18pm

thedoorkeeper

Heres my theory: The club died for 2 reasons:

1- The downloads were played out. The downloading had its day & unless a bunch of new recordings were offered the sales weren't going to pick up. It would be cost effective to end it. Also in 6 months bring out the downloads on cd & sell them to your fans all over again.
End the NPGMC & resell the downloads as cds.

2- Prince has visions of a single club performance site instead of touring & the tickets for NPGMC members in a club situation could become a nightmare. If you don't have the NPGMC you don't have that problem.
End the NPGMC & end NPGMC members ticket headaches.
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Reply #258 posted 07/11/06 7:13pm

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Some people on this thread should be spanked or given some top notch anti-psychotic.

While this legal wrangling is unfortunate, it is at worst a temporary setback. Prince will want your money again, so don't worry. NPG or not, a new site will open and you'll once again be able to open your wallet if not your heart.

How long can a generation stay "new" anyway? Good riddance.
Take it as a Sign O' Its Time 4 a Change.

I for one think I can do without the club for a few months at the very least.
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Reply #259 posted 07/11/06 9:35pm

RockNRoll

BSK3601 said:

sacredwarrior said:


like i said at the beginning of this thread...



Baby, do you think anybody is really listening to you lol




You do! lol
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Reply #260 posted 07/11/06 10:06pm

Synergy

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prndc33 said:

Synergy said:

lol! I wasn't bad mouthing, I was baiting - begging U 2 bite and come help us... I am discussing my idea now and when I get it sound I will fill y'all in.

BTW, any lawyers in the house? Contact me, please?

Thank YOU!
Baiting----Assuming U R above the ppl. enough here to b able to Bait some one .....YOU ARE A JOKE!!!!!

Oh please... who is the joke, one that admits they want help with a project in complete tongue and cheek or someone who critisizes one they do not know as U have done me? PLEASE!
Angels, love and light,
Synergy

It Snowed April 21st, 2016 and My heart is irrevocably broken. I love you and miss you, Prince. Thank you for giving me so much. 🌹 RIP 💜
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Reply #261 posted 07/11/06 10:34pm

BSK3601

RockNRoll said:

BSK3601 said:




Baby, do you think anybody is really listening to you lol




You do! lol


no no no! What did I tell you about staying outta grown folk conversation? Huh?
[Edited 7/11/06 22:35pm]
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Reply #262 posted 07/11/06 10:39pm

RockNRoll

BSK3601 said:

RockNRoll said:





You do! lol


no no no! What did I tell you about staying outta grown folk conversation? Huh?
[Edited 7/11/06 22:35pm]



Ah, now, isn't that much better cool

You took that without insult.....no name calling clapping .. you go on witcha bad self lol
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Reply #263 posted 07/11/06 10:41pm

BSK3601

RockNRoll said:

BSK3601 said:



no no no! What did I tell you about staying outta grown folk conversation? Huh?
[Edited 7/11/06 22:35pm]



Ah, now, isn't that much better cool

You took that without insult.....no name calling clapping .. you go on witcha bad self lol


Thanks, trick!!!!!
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Reply #264 posted 07/11/06 10:44pm

RockNRoll

BSK3601 said:

RockNRoll said:




Ah, now, isn't that much better cool

You took that without insult.....no name calling clapping .. you go on witcha bad self lol


Thanks, trick!!!!!



WhatEver THAT means? lol .. but hey, I know you HAVE to have the last say, the last word. It makes you feel as if you WON. And that to you is important. Just as important as it is to call somebody a name. Einstein smile


Now, go on,, say yo thang wink
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Reply #265 posted 07/11/06 10:46pm

BSK3601

RockNRoll said:

BSK3601 said:



Thanks, trick!!!!!



WhatEver THAT means? lol .. but hey, I know you HAVE to have the last say, the last word. It makes you feel as if you WON. And that to you is important. Just as important as it is to call somebody a name. Einstein smile


Now, go on,, say yo thang wink


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Reply #266 posted 07/12/06 1:03am

rhomea

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jseven said:

This article quotes an attorney for Paisley Park Enterprises that, "to the best of his knowledge, the web site closing and the trademark, were not related"

http://www.thebumpsquad.com

http://www.tmz.com/2006/0...-web-site/


thanks j7 - maybe now all this purple koolaid inspired lunacy will be laid to rest.

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WELCOME 2 THE DAWN
That will be $312.01 please - cash or charge?
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Reply #267 posted 07/12/06 2:38am

rhomea

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BSK3601 said:

RockNRoll said:




WhatEver THAT means? lol .. but hey, I know you HAVE to have the last say, the last word. It makes you feel as if you WON. And that to you is important. Just as important as it is to call somebody a name. Einstein smile


Now, go on,, say yo thang wink


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bitchfight
didn't you guyz get enuff of this in second grade?

"Now stop fighting and play nice.
don't make me put you two in the corner now"
lol
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Reply #268 posted 07/12/06 3:43am

sacredwarrior

lol the quote at the top of the page is..

right now I'm making the Bela Lugosi face at you.


lol


pity makin faces dont save nobody's ass biggrin
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Reply #269 posted 07/12/06 5:55am

RockNRoll

rhomea said:

BSK3601 said:



.

bitchfight
didn't you guyz get enuff of this in second grade?

"Now stop fighting and play nice.
don't make me put you two in the corner now"
lol



I didn't know how to fight in the second grade... Prince grade (students) taught me lol





That emoticon is something else lol
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