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Thread started 02/10/06 9:47pm

cbastriani

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BLAND IS BACK!

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.
Disclaimer: All sentences resembling insults alive or otherwise, are purely coincedental.
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Reply #1 posted 02/10/06 10:33pm

lovemachine

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cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


I would assume that Michael is talking about the double disk greatest hits disk coming out.
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Reply #2 posted 02/11/06 3:00am

calldapplwonde
ry83

No way he meant that. Remember the reports about Sonny T. and Michael B. recording with Prince recently? Michael B. (I think it was him) it was the best stuff Prince ha done. Not from me and paraphrased, so take it for what it's worth.
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Reply #3 posted 02/15/06 1:29am

ebonyrhythmbud
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cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.
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Reply #4 posted 02/15/06 1:48am

JesseDezz

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.


Do u think Prince will ever release ANY of the material that you and Sonny T recorded with him or for that matter, any of the material he's recorded that's in that "vault" of his?
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Reply #5 posted 02/15/06 1:50am

JesseDezz

Just a little wish here: I would love to hear u, Sonny T and Jesse Johnson in a trio setting, ala Band of Gypsys. That would be cool as hell cool
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Reply #6 posted 02/15/06 9:56am

BlaqueKnight

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I remember when Sonny & Michael recorded that loop CD back in the day. I haven't been able to find it but I listened to it in the music store and it was funky as hell. I was like "These two should just do a whole CD together." I'd buy it.
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Reply #7 posted 02/15/06 5:13pm

sosgemini

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ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.




holy crap!! michael b in the house!!! i just saw you in dec w/ margie cox and you all tore down the house. i was in mpls for work and it was my one night out on the town. you all made it a great night for me..

thanks!!
Space for sale...
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Reply #8 posted 02/16/06 3:36am

calldapplwonde
ry83

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.



headbang

Some people, including me, thought you'd be on 'Fury'! The song is a great rocker in the vein of 'Endorphin Machine'.
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Reply #9 posted 02/16/06 5:56pm

Romera

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.
You have no idea how much I wish this is the real Michael Bland.
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Reply #10 posted 02/18/06 12:19am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

JesseDezz said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.


Do u think Prince will ever release ANY of the material that you and Sonny T recorded with him or for that matter, any of the material he's recorded that's in that "vault" of his?


i imagine that he will..

michael b.
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Reply #11 posted 02/18/06 12:36am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

JesseDezz said:

Just a little wish here: I would love to hear u, Sonny T and Jesse Johnson in a trio setting, ala Band of Gypsys. That would be cool as hell cool


sonny and i made a record similar to what you're describing with a guitar player named jef lee johnson.. it has that band of gypsies vibe, but it's a little more expansive, musically.. not just funky blues music. we even cover some duke ellington on it.

the band is News From The Jungle- the record is available on universal france jazz.

michael b.
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Reply #12 posted 02/18/06 12:38am

ebonyrhythmbud
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Romera said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.
You have no idea how much I wish this is the real Michael Bland.


this IS me!! why doesn't anyone ever believe me, when i log on prince.org?
ask the webmaster.. he knows i have an account here...
y'all are funny, man..

michael b.
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Reply #13 posted 02/18/06 12:44am

JesseDezz

Oh yeah, Jef Lee Johnson gets mentioned here whenever someone does a "favorite guitar player" list. I'm gonna have to check that out!
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Reply #14 posted 02/18/06 12:49am

ebonyrhythmbud
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BlaqueKnight said:

I remember when Sonny & Michael recorded that loop CD back in the day. I haven't been able to find it but I listened to it in the music store and it was funky as hell. I was like "These two should just do a whole CD together." I'd buy it.


after we did those sample cds, we heard ourselves all over mcdonald's commercials and whatnot.. it mostly made us upset, because ad executives were walking in their boss's office with our funky grooves, and bringing down fat cat ad accounts, and making mpore money with our sound than we would ever have the opportunity to.

have you heard the "sons of almighty"cd? not to come off like i'm working retail, but if you're interested in hearing a record we really put alot of work into and really represents us well, you can order "the great tribulation" on my website: www.michaelbland.org-
there's a merchandise page with a picture of the record and a link to a store that sells and ships it, the electric fetus.

thanks for the kind words!! take care-

michael b.
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Reply #15 posted 02/18/06 1:11am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

sosgemini said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.




holy crap!! michael b in the house!!! i just saw you in dec w/ margie cox and you all tore down the house. i was in mpls for work and it was my one night out on the town. you all made it a great night for me..

thanks!!


why didn't you stop and say hi? i'm generally known to be approacheable..

michael b.
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Reply #16 posted 02/18/06 1:33am

calldapplwonde
ry83

Hey, we have some reports posted on the site about media listening sessions of 3121 and the title track is said to be absolutely crazy and great. With HEAVY drums! Looking forward to that.
BTW, that's great nickname, too!
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Reply #17 posted 02/18/06 6:02am

sosgemini

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ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

sosgemini said:





holy crap!! michael b in the house!!! i just saw you in dec w/ margie cox and you all tore down the house. i was in mpls for work and it was my one night out on the town. you all made it a great night for me..

thanks!!


why didn't you stop and say hi? i'm generally known to be approacheable..

michael b.


because i was already risking h*ll going to see you in the first place and i had to get back to the hotel for an early early early mornin wake-up.

oh the pain the next day..oh the pain..but it was worth it...margie floored me man...she deserves the world as her stage....
Space for sale...
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Reply #18 posted 02/18/06 6:08am

Sifi

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

have you heard the "sons of almighty"cd? not to come off like i'm working retail, but if you're interested in hearing a record we really put alot of work into and really represents us well, you can order "the great tribulation" on my website: www.michaelbland.org-
there's a merchandise page with a picture of the record and a link to a store that sells and ships it, the electric fetus.



I'd like to add that I ordered it and got it really faaaaast (Efetus' service is recommended!).
Please note: this CD is a must have for any serious NPG-connaisseur / collector / music fan / musician...!

Ciao.

You messed up your link though, it's without the '-' at the end smile
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Reply #19 posted 02/18/06 7:15am

Romera

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

Romera said:

You have no idea how much I wish this is the real Michael Bland.


this IS me!! why doesn't anyone ever believe me, when i log on prince.org?
ask the webmaster.. he knows i have an account here...
y'all are funny, man..

michael b.
lol Well, Mr. Bland, we also have people on here to claim to Prince and Mayte, so forgive me. You are absolutely one of my faovrite drummers. Thank you. biggrin
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Reply #20 posted 02/18/06 11:54am

BlaqueKnight

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ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

BlaqueKnight said:

I remember when Sonny & Michael recorded that loop CD back in the day. I haven't been able to find it but I listened to it in the music store and it was funky as hell. I was like "These two should just do a whole CD together." I'd buy it.


after we did those sample cds, we heard ourselves all over mcdonald's commercials and whatnot.. it mostly made us upset, because ad executives were walking in their boss's office with our funky grooves, and bringing down fat cat ad accounts, and making mpore money with our sound than we would ever have the opportunity to.

have you heard the "sons of almighty"cd? not to come off like i'm working retail, but if you're interested in hearing a record we really put alot of work into and really represents us well, you can order "the great tribulation" on my website: www.michaelbland.org-
there's a merchandise page with a picture of the record and a link to a store that sells and ships it, the electric fetus.

thanks for the kind words!! take care-

michael b.




Aight, playa. I'll do that. Stay up.
Peace.
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Reply #21 posted 02/18/06 9:26pm

babynoz

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.




Michael B! If you come on the tour my prayers are answered.

News From The Jungle and Sons of Almighty sounds like something I betta check out.

Nice to hear from ya. Good luck!
Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #22 posted 02/18/06 10:06pm

altavista

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

cbastriani said:

http://www.michaelbland.org/app.htm
Hes on the up coming album, and im STILL not sure that wasnt him on the snl performance. I know that WAS morris on the keys. Im so glad to see him back. I do know that he Sonny and Prince have been workin together lately since around end of tour last year. Take it easy peeps.


it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.


So cool that you're on here. We miss you!!!!

Like others, I was surprised to see you on here and doubly surprised that you identified yourself. Do you know of other Prince associates that come on here like you do?
Come here, babe.. yeah...
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Reply #23 posted 02/19/06 12:03am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

sosgemini said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



why didn't you stop and say hi? i'm generally known to be approacheable..

michael b.


because i was already risking h*ll going to see you in the first place and i had to get back to the hotel for an early early early mornin wake-up.

oh the pain the next day..oh the pain..but it was worth it...margie floored me man...she deserves the world as her stage....


yeah... margie is he undisputed champ, in my book.. did you hear her on the "dear santa" post office record that was issued during christmas? i actually produced the vocal session.. which really means i ordered the chinese food, and let her do her thing.. LOL
she sings on "simple gifts".. it's basically "everyday people", but tommy barbarella played keys, and brian gallagher played sax. a friend named john fields, who was also in greazy meal, produced the track, though..
pretty funky..

i feel your pain, on the early get-up.. but
next time you stop through, take 5 seconds to say "what's up", man..

michael b.
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Reply #24 posted 02/19/06 12:07am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

Romera said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



this IS me!! why doesn't anyone ever believe me, when i log on prince.org?
ask the webmaster.. he knows i have an account here...
y'all are funny, man..

michael b.
lol Well, Mr. Bland, we also have people on here to claim to Prince and Mayte, so forgive me. You are absolutely one of my faovrite drummers. Thank you. biggrin


what kind of brain damage to you have to have to get on here and pretend you're someone that you're not? that's alot of spare time on somebody's hands.. LOL

thank you for the kind words, sweetheart.. do you have any questions i could answer?

michael b.
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Reply #25 posted 02/19/06 12:09am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

BlaqueKnight said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



after we did those sample cds, we heard ourselves all over mcdonald's commercials and whatnot.. it mostly made us upset, because ad executives were walking in their boss's office with our funky grooves, and bringing down fat cat ad accounts, and making mpore money with our sound than we would ever have the opportunity to.

have you heard the "sons of almighty"cd? not to come off like i'm working retail, but if you're interested in hearing a record we really put alot of work into and really represents us well, you can order "the great tribulation" on my website: www.michaelbland.org-
there's a merchandise page with a picture of the record and a link to a store that sells and ships it, the electric fetus.

thanks for the kind words!! take care-

michael b.




Aight, playa. I'll do that. Stay up.
Peace.


gimme a couple of days to fix whatever's wrong with the link. i got somebody on it..

michael b.
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Reply #26 posted 02/19/06 12:11am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

calldapplwondery83 said:

Hey, we have some reports posted on the site about media listening sessions of 3121 and the title track is said to be absolutely crazy and great. With HEAVY drums! Looking forward to that.
BTW, that's great nickname, too!


one of my smart-alec friends spit that nickname out, one day.. and it just took on a life of it's own..

michael b.
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Reply #27 posted 02/19/06 12:13am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

Sifi said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:

have you heard the "sons of almighty"cd? not to come off like i'm working retail, but if you're interested in hearing a record we really put alot of work into and really represents us well, you can order "the great tribulation" on my website: www.michaelbland.org-
there's a merchandise page with a picture of the record and a link to a store that sells and ships it, the electric fetus.



I'd like to add that I ordered it and got it really faaaaast (Efetus' service is recommended!).
Please note: this CD is a must have for any serious NPG-connaisseur / collector / music fan / musician...!

Ciao.

You messed up your link though, it's without the '-' at the end smile


sorry.. i have a tendency to use characters on the keyboard in a very random sort of way.. you're right. it's www.michaelbland.org

michael b.
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Reply #28 posted 02/19/06 12:16am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

babynoz said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.




Michael B! If you come on the tour my prayers are answered.

News From The Jungle and Sons of Almighty sounds like something I betta check out.

Nice to hear from ya. Good luck!


i think that prince is really enjoying playing with different people from his past bands, and some newer people, as well.. it doesn't seem likely that he will approach me and sonny to return on a more regular basis. but, we don't disallow the possibility. stranger things HAVE happened..

michael b.
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Reply #29 posted 02/19/06 12:22am

ebonyrhythmbud
dha

altavista said:

ebonyrhythmbuddha said:



it wasn't me, man.. it was a young woman named cora. her husband was playing bass.
and we, meaning sonny and i, have not received any formal request or inquiry about joining prince for anything, other than an occasional recording session.. and that hasn't happened since last october.. i only presume that one of the songs we recorded will be on the album, 'cause i think we played on the title track, "3121".. but, even that is not a guarantee that it will appear.. the majority of the material we recorded when we were employed by prince has yet to see the light of day.

michael b.


So cool that you're on here. We miss you!!!!

Like others, I was surprised to see you on here and doubly surprised that you identified yourself. Do you know of other Prince associates that come on here like you do?

i don't think any of the other cats really have the kind of time or interest i do in actually sitting down and logging on, and finding random people to chat with.. i guess it's something i miss, sometimes.. i used to spend alot of time with the fans. sonny and i even went to a couple of fans houses, back in the day... y'know, stuff like that. we had fun. so, every once in a while, until somebody starts asking me about prince's shoe size, i hang around here.. LOL

michael b.
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