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Reply #120 posted 12/26/05 6:09pm

stinka

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fukkin' fantastic! Thanks so much for this Q&A..! the best one yet!

Alan has so many stories to share, it would take volumes to capture. wink
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Reply #121 posted 12/26/05 6:29pm

Zelaira

He's Very Cool to do this interview. A Great read. He's Honest and Nice. He Rocks.....
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Reply #122 posted 12/26/05 6:45pm

CalhounSq

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Rhondab said:

Wowugotit said:

Prince needs Wendy & Lisa so bad!!!!! God!!! Please reveal to Prince that he needs W&L!



WTH!!!! rolleyes


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heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #123 posted 12/26/05 6:57pm

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MuaPetahl said:

Awesome read!

Thank You!
thanx for the lovely footage and did i mention the info thanx once again
the12love38
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Reply #124 posted 12/26/05 7:17pm

Marrk

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Great work. That was nice to read.biggrin
Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #125 posted 12/26/05 8:21pm

bkw

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Great stuff!!!
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
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Reply #126 posted 12/26/05 9:01pm

althom

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Brilliant! razz
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Reply #127 posted 12/26/05 9:38pm

CherrieMoonKis
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What a wonderful Xmas gift. cloud9 mushy Thanx! heart
peace & wildsign
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Reply #128 posted 12/27/05 12:14am

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I've read this article a few times now (it's THAT good!)


I know what you mean. I was SO surprised (and then again, not) that Mr Leeds took the time to write out such elaborate little stories for us.

I especially liked his admittal he is just a fan, like us, when it comes to most music.

My highlights are indeed also the playing music for Mr Leeds, but also the fact that he considers the music he made the last fifteen years a dissappointment, not counting a few highlights (like The Gold Experience)

I just looooove his insights into Prince's dealings with WB, art and music. If Prince ever reads this, I hope he will take a few pointers when it comes to having a good connection to his fans. I love the fact Mr Leeds can talk about some of Prince's weak business deals without sounding bitter.
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Reply #129 posted 12/27/05 12:20am

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absolutely bloody brilliant.

The time and consideration that Mr Leeds must have put into this is truly amazing.
Thanks to all who made this possible.
Fuck the funk - it's time to ditch the worn-out Vegas horns fills, pick up the geee-tar and finally ROCK THE MUTHA-FUCKER!! He hinted at this on Chaos, now it's time to step up and fully DELIVER!!
woot!
KrystleEyes 22/03/05
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Reply #130 posted 12/27/05 4:56am

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HamsterHuey said:

NightGod said:

I've read this article a few times now (it's THAT good!)


I know what you mean. I was SO surprised (and then again, not) that Mr Leeds took the time to write out such elaborate little stories for us.

I especially liked his admittal he is just a fan, like us, when it comes to most music.

My highlights are indeed also the playing music for Mr Leeds, but also the fact that he considers the music he made the last fifteen years a dissappointment, not counting a few highlights (like The Gold Experience)

I just looooove his insights into Prince's dealings with WB, art and music. If Prince ever reads this, I hope he will take a few pointers when it comes to having a good connection to his fans. I love the fact Mr Leeds can talk about some of Prince's weak business deals without sounding bitter.

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I hope some of you are not going ignore some of Alan's comments about WB and P's former mgmt and the fact that Alan gives P some credit for some of the things he is trying to do outside of the traditional music industry.
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Reply #131 posted 12/27/05 6:14am

Tom

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What a great interview. Big thank you to Bananacologne for coordinating this, and another big thank you to Alan Leeds for providing some great insight into Prince and his music.

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Reply #132 posted 12/27/05 6:19am

altavista

Thank you so much, Mr. Leeds.

It is so refreshing to hear that someone in your position is still well aware of how we feel as fans. I particularly found interesting your points regarding the state of Prince's archives and the quality of his work over the past 10 years. Also, your business insights help all of us have a better context for the output that we are receiving and for setting our expectations.

Thanks to the whole orger team who put this together! It was extremely well done.
Come here, babe.. yeah...
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Reply #133 posted 12/27/05 6:20am

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This didn't jump out at me the first time I read it, but it's in his answer to Question 15: "For whatever reason, Prince was usually shy about releasing a ballad as the plug side of a single." Well, I guess he changed in that respect! wink
"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #134 posted 12/27/05 6:24am

youngyosh

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Alan Leeds - LEGEND nod

GREAT READ THANKS SO MUCH clapping clapping
\o/\o/ ° The Breakdown = Best Prince song for 20 years
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Reply #135 posted 12/27/05 8:46am

Shorty

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wow! thanks Banana and Mr. Leeds. that was cool biggrin
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #136 posted 12/27/05 9:54am

Anxiety

now THIS is why we have an internet.

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Reply #137 posted 12/27/05 10:14am

sbacon1999

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Thank you Mr. Leeds. That was fantastic. Class act all the way.
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Reply #138 posted 12/27/05 12:02pm

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This reminds us that despite all of the unconventional decisions Prince has made & continues to make, he has made some very wise & conventional decisions, such as having Alan Leeds in his career. It's probably no coincidence that he was part of Prince's most successful ten years.

The answer to question 2 was very enlightening, and a bit depressing.

I like this, too: "What? And look like you instead of a star? Nobody will pay to see someone who looks like an everyday guy!" We all know nobody's ever been popular who wore jeans!
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Reply #139 posted 12/27/05 1:44pm

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thanks Alan. Knowing there are people like you in the music biz makes me have faith in it.
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Reply #140 posted 12/27/05 2:09pm

rozilla

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I like how Prince travels with the ladies.
Love wins. (Seen on bumpersticker)
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Reply #141 posted 12/27/05 2:36pm

MIGUELGOMEZ

andyman91 said:

This reminds us that despite all of the unconventional decisions Prince has made & continues to make, he has made some very wise & conventional decisions, such as having Alan Leeds in his career. It's probably no coincidence that he was part of Prince's most successful ten years.

The answer to question 2 was very enlightening, and a bit depressing.

I like this, too: "What? And look like you instead of a star? Nobody will pay to see someone who looks like an everyday guy!" We all know nobody's ever been popular who wore jeans!



I hope Prince does know who Springsteen is.....


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MyeternalgrattitudetoPhil&Val.Herman said "We want sweaty truckers at the truck stop! We want cigar puffing men that look like they wanna beat the living daylights out of us" Val"sporking is spooning with benefits"
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Reply #142 posted 12/27/05 2:58pm

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Gracias a Sr Leeds y Nana; wonderful read, very insightful! Bravo!
"be glad that you are free, many a man is not"
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Reply #143 posted 12/27/05 3:28pm

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Thank you Alan Leeds for being a pure class act, honest, down to earth, and graciously offering your time and energy to bless the Org. Prince was fortunate to have you.

The Org friggin RAWKS! I'm proud to be a member of this site and the Prince fan community. Most people don't get an opportunity to access the wealth of information people like 'Nana (and many others) have a passion to offer. heart hug
Shake....shake, shake, shake.
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Reply #144 posted 12/27/05 3:30pm

HamsterHuey

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I hope some of you are not going ignore some of Alan's comments about WB and P's former mgmt and the fact that Alan gives P some credit for some of the things he is trying to do outside of the traditional music industry.


Sure, but very often Prince's timing is not very ON, as he is also quick to point out.

When I compare Prince's online offerings (site-wise) and compare it to Björk's site or the concert-straight-to-the-online-community service Phish had, Prince's site is just a vanity thing.

I am sure there are loads of people who have been waiting for scented candles and stuff, but I would love a more direct approach, instead of the 'heavy hinting'-techniques NPGmc members are subjected to. News stating the facts, not beating around the bush.

I would love Prince's site handing out teasers as soon as an album is released. I rather prefer the way it used to be; Cat leaking a scribbled note with the tracklist of Lovesexy...
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Reply #145 posted 12/27/05 3:47pm

PurpleRein

Mr. Leeds certainly gave well thought out answers. What a gentleman
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Reply #146 posted 12/27/05 4:54pm

Dewrede

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nice read , thanks thumbs up!
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Reply #147 posted 12/27/05 5:27pm

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HamsterHuey said:


If Prince ever reads this, I hope he will take a few pointers when it comes to having a good connection to his fans. I love the fact Mr Leeds can talk about some of Prince's weak business deals without sounding bitter.


- Agreed. His comments were real nice and honest, without being bitter. He praised, he criticized, but with respect for the person and musician Prince.
Peace
Gustavo Ribas
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Reply #148 posted 12/27/05 5:54pm

napoleon370

This was perhaps one of the best free insights into Prince's musical genius and artistic and business shortfalls. The questions were professionally answered, the selection of questions were outstanding, and conducted with class.

To the Prince.org community -- Thanks!
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Reply #149 posted 12/27/05 6:50pm

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Thank you Nana and thank you Mr. Leeds bow clapping
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