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Reply #30 posted 04/26/16 2:04pm

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funkDAWG said:

80spfantwp said:

They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

It's a good time to make $$$$

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Reply #31 posted 04/26/16 2:13pm

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funkDAWG said:

80spfantwp said:

They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.

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Reply #32 posted 04/26/16 2:22pm

funkDAWG

SoulAlive said:

funkDAWG said:

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.

Didn't say that the concept is unusual or terrible.

Just feel like the timing is off.

and, considering 'P' wasnt supportive of a Revolution reunion, I would tend to be more supportive if it involved a big group of extended family (maybe even Chaka and Larry) and then announce that a big portion would go to charity. Just an idea.

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Reply #33 posted 04/26/16 2:22pm

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SoulAlive said:



funkDAWG said:




80spfantwp said:


They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.


I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.



I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.



Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.



I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.


As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.





When any big artist dies,there is always talk of tribute concerts,tribute albums and things of that nature.I don't see what's so unusual or terrible about this.



There's a bunch of people on The Org that dislike The Revolution. A lot (not all) of them are religious, and hold onto religious prejudice.

It'd be nice if we could all put it aside, people.
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Reply #34 posted 04/26/16 2:25pm

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I do love Wendy & Lisa.. heart

but The Revolution without Prince doesn't make any sense to me... sad

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Reply #35 posted 04/26/16 2:26pm

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funkDAWG said:



80spfantwp said:


They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.


I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.



I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.



Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.



I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.


As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.



I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.
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Reply #36 posted 04/26/16 2:30pm

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dodger said:

funkDAWG said:

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

im guessing they feel "free" because Prince was so strict with everything they wanted to do..doesnt mean they didnt love him..but its only natural when a person who had so much control passes

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Reply #37 posted 04/26/16 2:30pm

SoulAlive

dodger said:

funkDAWG said:

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

People grieve in different ways.Maybe all of the sadness and heartbreak has inspired them to do these shows as a way of healing and paying tribute.I don't see that as being a bad thing.

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Reply #38 posted 04/26/16 2:33pm

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SoulAlive said:

dodger said:

funkDAWG said: I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

People grieve in different ways.Maybe all of the sadness and heartbreak has inspired them to do these shows as a way of healing and paying tribute.I don't see that as being a bad thing.

This is it exactly IMO. People grieve in different ways. For Wendy and company, it is clear they are drawing strength and life from being together in the wake of Prince's passing.

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Reply #39 posted 04/26/16 2:37pm

NorthC

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I do love Wendy & Lisa.. heart

but The Revolution without Prince doesn't make any sense to me... sad


Same here. It's why I never bothered seeing The Experience without Jimi Hendix or The Wailers without Bob Marley. It only makes you miss "him" more. But if anybody wants to go, fine.
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Reply #40 posted 04/26/16 2:40pm

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If you guys think they are doing this for the money I think you are having trouble interpreting the video they released. It will not surprise me at all if the money from whatever shows they do goes directly to charity. They aren't reforming to make money, they are reforming to celebrate the music they helped Prince bring to life. It's a celebration, not a cash-in.

[Edited 4/26/16 14:40pm]

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Reply #41 posted 04/26/16 2:44pm

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dodger said:

funkDAWG said:

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.

As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.

I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

She was positively beaming.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #42 posted 04/26/16 2:46pm

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paulludvig said:

dodger said:

funkDAWG said: I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

She was positively beaming.

Here's the deal. They've been in Minneapolis for a few days now, celebrating the life of this man with their fellow bandmembers and other people in the purple circle. You have no idea where they are at in their grieving process, perhaps this was recorded directly after they spent hours reminiscing over the good times they had working with Prince.

People are allowed to be happy when surrounded by people they love, even if the reason they are gathered is something sad. We don't know the details.

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Reply #43 posted 04/26/16 2:49pm

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StevenAnthony said:

paulludvig said:

She was positively beaming.

Here's the deal. They've been in Minneapolis for a few days now, celebrating the life of this man with their fellow bandmembers and other people in the purple circle. You have no idea where they are at in their grieving process, perhaps this was recorded directly after they spent hours reminiscing over the good times they had working with Prince.

People are allowed to be happy when surrounded by people they love, even if the reason they are gathered is something sad. We don't know the details.


I recently saw my best friend from college at his dad's funeral. He lives across the country so the last time I had seen him was 10 years ago.

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His whole family was beaming from ear to ear, happy to see me, even though their dad / husband was lying right there at the visitation. Funerals bring friends & family back together and they often express love through the tears.

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Reply #44 posted 04/26/16 3:20pm

NorthC

^Yeah. I got back in touch with a cousin I hadn't spoken to in years through a funeral. They have a social function. That's the way it is.
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Reply #45 posted 04/26/16 3:25pm

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StevenAnthony said:

If you guys think they are doing this for the money I think you are having trouble interpreting the video they released. It will not surprise me at all if the money from whatever shows they do goes directly to charity. They aren't reforming to make money, they are reforming to celebrate the music they helped Prince bring to life. It's a celebration, not a cash-in.

[Edited 4/26/16 14:40pm]



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Reply #46 posted 04/26/16 4:08pm

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StevenAnthony said:



paulludvig said:




dodger said:


funkDAWG said: I wasn't going to comment but I have to agree. Too soon and I didn't expect them to be crying hysterically but Wendy seems too happy.

She was positively beaming.




Here's the deal. They've been in Minneapolis for a few days now, celebrating the life of this man with their fellow bandmembers and other people in the purple circle. You have no idea where they are at in their grieving process, perhaps this was recorded directly after they spent hours reminiscing over the good times they had working with Prince.

People are allowed to be happy when surrounded by people they love, even if the reason they are gathered is something sad. We don't know the details.



Exactly. I find this intense scrutiny of the outward emotions of people close to the recently deceased extremely distasteful, we have no idea about what they might be feeling.
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Reply #47 posted 04/26/16 4:10pm

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Sotheby's 1999, purple rain, and parade albums were pretty much the revolution era, right? Lisa goes back a few more albums ...
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Reply #48 posted 04/26/16 4:20pm

SoulAlive

When Prince was alive,the one thing I wanted him to do was to bring everyone back together again....The Revolution,The Time,Sheila E.,....even if it was only for one big,massive show at a place like Madison Square Garden.Can you imagine what a special night that would have been? Prince pushed people away and didn't like the idea of nostalgia.I think that's a shame. confused
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Reply #49 posted 04/26/16 9:34pm

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This brought tears to my eyes. This IS what I wanted and needed from them.

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Reply #50 posted 04/27/16 1:15am

dodger

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

StevenAnthony said:

Here's the deal. They've been in Minneapolis for a few days now, celebrating the life of this man with their fellow bandmembers and other people in the purple circle. You have no idea where they are at in their grieving process, perhaps this was recorded directly after they spent hours reminiscing over the good times they had working with Prince.

People are allowed to be happy when surrounded by people they love, even if the reason they are gathered is something sad. We don't know the details.

Exactly. I find this intense scrutiny of the outward emotions of people close to the recently deceased extremely distasteful, we have no idea about what they might be feeling.

You are both right - people grieve in different ways, there's no right or wrong. It was just my initial reaction after watching the clip. Emotions are running high, and it's still quite raw and upsetting. I should have said nothing, I didn't want to cause arguments on here.

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Reply #51 posted 04/27/16 1:32am

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funkDAWG said:



80spfantwp said:


They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.


I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.



I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.



Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.



I agree with another Orger....it's like a free-for-all out there.....he wouldn't want that.


As frustrating as it was for fans, he was protective of his music and copyright and it's sad that it's just a feeding frenzy so soon.



Agreed.
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Reply #52 posted 04/27/16 2:39am

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JudasLChrist said:

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This really doesn't excite me.

Can people perhaps keep their contrary thoughts about this to themselves?


Can people not respect everyone's opinion even if it doesn't agree with their own? For me personally, I loved Prince singing and performing, so the prospect of any kind of tribute wihtout our main main up there performing just fills me with sadness. I'm not sorry about that.

RIP sad
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Reply #53 posted 04/27/16 3:36am

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Sincerely hoping that they do at least one show outside of the USA. It'd be so great if they brought the show to Europe / London..

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Reply #54 posted 04/27/16 3:42am

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MattUK said:

Sincerely hoping that they do at least one show outside of the USA. It'd be so great if they brought the show to Europe / London..


I'd seriously consider making the several hundred mile trip to London for this.

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Reply #55 posted 04/27/16 4:51am

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dodger said:

RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

StevenAnthony said: Exactly. I find this intense scrutiny of the outward emotions of people close to the recently deceased extremely distasteful, we have no idea about what they might be feeling.

You are both right - people grieve in different ways, there's no right or wrong. It was just my initial reaction after watching the clip. Emotions are running high, and it's still quite raw and upsetting. I should have said nothing, I didn't want to cause arguments on here.

That's alright, don't worry, we're all feeling pretty shitty right now hug

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Reply #56 posted 04/27/16 5:08am

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I guess it's good news, but for me, watching them play (as they are great musicians in their own right) will only make me feel like someone is missing on the stage with them. sad It just won't be the same. Perhaps once I see it, I'll feel differently. I don't know.

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I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #57 posted 04/27/16 5:27am

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I think some folks are passing through the anger stage of grief. We all get angry at something during these times.

I can only say this seems to be a very personal way to grieve for the band members (I mean, what better way to honor Prince than by playing the music they made together?) and they are gracious enough to understand there are many fans who would find some comfort, solace, joy, whatever in being able to witness it.

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Reply #58 posted 04/27/16 7:44am

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funkDAWG said:

80spfantwp said:

They have every right to honour Prince and their legacy, but their timing is shite.

I agree. Wow. Can't believe how many people are thrilled about this. The timing is practically morbid.

I would be more supportive if they did a big, extended Prince-Fam-Jam tour and donated 50% of proceeds to music education or something.

Otherwise, timing is awful and seems like a slimey way to make money on a death that isn't even a week old. Brutal.

Agreed. I love Wendy & Lisa but at least have the good taste to wait a few months before announcing something like this. Man's not been gone a week, for god's sake. Timing is ... confused

I'm sure they had no inkling he would pass, but the way this is timed, it looks like they were waiting for the event and then 'stepping in'.

And quite honestly, without Prince, what's the point musically? Even if you put the entire Revolution on a stage, including Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss, you wouldn't have a third of the talent and charisma of one living Prince cool.

They just become his tribute band and I doubt this will have legs longterm.

Having said that, it might be nice if W & L were involved in directing/ finishing off any good unreleased P vault material from their era.


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Reply #59 posted 04/27/16 7:48am

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I do understand that this video brings out different emotions from people. If you're creative and you've spent years together making music, travelling, performing concerts - they must feel euphoric to be together again. That's grief too - wanting to reach out to the only people who shared that time. I think it's natural to want to do something new, to make something good out of an awful time.

I do get though that this news is upsetting for some and too soon. I would love to see them. It's would be something to look forward to at a time when I can't think of anyone I'd like to see live in concert right now.
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