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Reply #120 posted 04/15/09 2:57pm

emile58

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The song and video is like a Britney Spears project.
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Who has a link to the Face down video?
I never saw it and I love the song alot.
stoned That's some good shit!
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Reply #121 posted 04/15/09 7:40pm

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BigDaddyHQ said:

MyNameIsPiper said:

This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?


vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."

She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.

She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.

She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.

Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."

She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.

To be continued....

Damn dude! You got more time than I do! Haha! lol

Anyway, that video was weak as hell! Made no damn sense. I mean I can't believe my eyes bad. I'm just shaking my head at that crap...
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Reply #122 posted 04/15/09 8:31pm

buttcheeks

YO~ I Think This Video Is GREAT! It Has A RETRO feel To It. Something I didn't expect. I've seen Many Many music videos and it reminds me of something from 1990 or so. RIGHT ON PRINCE~
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Reply #123 posted 04/15/09 8:59pm

BigDaddyHQ

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JugHead said:

BigDaddyHQ said:



vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."

She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.

She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.

She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.

Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."

She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.

To be continued....

Damn dude! You got more time than I do! Haha! lol

Anyway, that video was weak as hell! Made no damn sense. I mean I can't believe my eyes bad. I'm just shaking my head at that crap...


LOL...

I just got an imagination that flows like that 24/7.

And inspite of an ignorant post from someone in this thread a couple pages who is now on extended vacation..... I am still pissed off at how bad this video was BECAUSE of how good it could have been.
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Reply #124 posted 04/15/09 10:06pm

Cuddles

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vinx98 said:

BigDaddyHQ said:



vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."

She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.

She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.

She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.

Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."

She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.

To be continued....


i would make the video like this


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Reply #125 posted 04/15/09 10:08pm

Cuddles

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To make a thief, make an owner; to create crime, create laws.
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Reply #126 posted 04/15/09 10:34pm

MyLawd

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i'm still processing my feelings about the song and the video...but, after viewing it the first time these are the first thoughts/responses.

- it's def a prince song, his strange way of avoiding melody, if that makes sense, his layered voices

- i like some of the keyboard he's using in the background...not the bass line, but the sustained chords; gives it a unique 80's feel

- the lyrics are funny

to be continued
Snare drum pound on the 2 & 4
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Reply #127 posted 04/16/09 1:37am

Rorywan

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laurarichardson said:

Rorywan said:




u need to get out more.

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U need to get a life.

eek Who over the age of 12 cares about videos anymore. CBox is not any worst then all of the other videos that are out now and P never really had great videos anyway.



eh, thats what this thread is about. why u posting then.. ?
"My God it's full of Stars"
Indigo Club, September 21st 2008, 4.24am
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Reply #128 posted 04/16/09 1:49am

japanrocks

honestly, the guy jumping in this video is better than the way Qtip jumps

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Reply #129 posted 04/16/09 5:43am

LilCub

Still a shit song no matter how much you wrap it up
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Reply #130 posted 04/16/09 6:34am

PissedwithMone
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Lotus2unfld said:

The girl in the video could be a representation of a girl running around online looking for Prince. She's tough - i.e. she's got talents of her own, but she's not using them. The guy chasing her could also represent someone online - he may think she's
someone on the rise - he see's she's got some creative skills and after all it is cyber space - high tech and she is mysterious. He might even think she's
Prince online incognito.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Prince knows who he is online and he's just kicked back
watching the scene play out...watching these two go round and round ... didn't anyone notice the round house kicks she threw at Q-tip? Notice the flash of flourescent color in those kicks? the poetic prose as it were.... possibly?


Anyway, she just needs to get it in gear and start utitlizing her own creative talents professionaly ...
i.e.get a JOB and stop wasting her time on these bone heads online chasing her around and vexing her spirits.
She's allowing silliness and the haters to keep her vexed, tied up and keep her mired in the mirey clay.

The video is dark... the mood is dark... the clothing is dark. Only flashes of translucenent color here and there from her. Anyone notice that?

Let the lotus rise ...so to speak. be all she can be. be all she's supposed to be creatively speaking. then the darkness will turn to light, the desert will turn to a garden... the sky will be bright and she might find herself change from dark somber to vivid translucent color... like the jellyfish....shining her own light.

Prince is in the Goodyear...floating in the sky...in the light.

After reading all of your posts pondering the meaning of the video ....this is what occurs to me...

did anyone notice Prince's head on the site... as the lotus? I'm sure you all have. The lotus is open... fully unfolded and extended. It means something. It means a lot ... about life.

to me, the video makes perfect sense. It makes a lot of sense.

I could be wrong. But I don't think so.


The entire theme of the LotusFlow = LotusFlower = chocolate box video ... the entire site could be a call to let the
Lotus Arise in us all and bloom out in full.


Its pretty deep ... when ya think of it that way.
[Edited 4/14/09 19:26pm]

Lotus2unfld, I could not have explained Prince's video better myself. Aren't you creative! Psychic:-).
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Reply #131 posted 04/16/09 7:00am

Rorywan

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"My God it's full of Stars"
Indigo Club, September 21st 2008, 4.24am
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Reply #132 posted 04/16/09 7:38am

Detroit

Cool info. Thanks for posting.. cool
Check out my tribute to Prince
http://www.soundclick.com...47524&q=hi
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Reply #133 posted 04/16/09 10:53am

udo

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But what about linking to the video?
I asked why it was OK now.
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #134 posted 04/16/09 1:56pm

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Rorywan said:

laurarichardson said:


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U need to get a life.

eek Who over the age of 12 cares about videos anymore. CBox is not any worst then all of the other videos that are out now and P never really had great videos anyway.



eh, thats what this thread is about. why u posting then.. ?

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I am posting because I really want to know why anyone over the age of 12 cares about music videos. Can you answer that question?
Are you over 12 ?
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Reply #135 posted 04/16/09 1:57pm

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PissedwithMoneymade said:

Lotus2unfld said:

The girl in the video could be a representation of a girl running around online looking for Prince. She's tough - i.e. she's got talents of her own, but she's not using them. The guy chasing her could also represent someone online - he may think she's
someone on the rise - he see's she's got some creative skills and after all it is cyber space - high tech and she is mysterious. He might even think she's
Prince online incognito.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Prince knows who he is online and he's just kicked back
watching the scene play out...watching these two go round and round ... didn't anyone notice the round house kicks she threw at Q-tip? Notice the flash of flourescent color in those kicks? the poetic prose as it were.... possibly?


Anyway, she just needs to get it in gear and start utitlizing her own creative talents professionaly ...
i.e.get a JOB and stop wasting her time on these bone heads online chasing her around and vexing her spirits.
She's allowing silliness and the haters to keep her vexed, tied up and keep her mired in the mirey clay.

The video is dark... the mood is dark... the clothing is dark. Only flashes of translucenent color here and there from her. Anyone notice that?

Let the lotus rise ...so to speak. be all she can be. be all she's supposed to be creatively speaking. then the darkness will turn to light, the desert will turn to a garden... the sky will be bright and she might find herself change from dark somber to vivid translucent color... like the jellyfish....shining her own light.

Prince is in the Goodyear...floating in the sky...in the light.

After reading all of your posts pondering the meaning of the video ....this is what occurs to me...

did anyone notice Prince's head on the site... as the lotus? I'm sure you all have. The lotus is open... fully unfolded and extended. It means something. It means a lot ... about life.

to me, the video makes perfect sense. It makes a lot of sense.

I could be wrong. But I don't think so.


The entire theme of the LotusFlow = LotusFlower = chocolate box video ... the entire site could be a call to let the
Lotus Arise in us all and bloom out in full.


Its pretty deep ... when ya think of it that way.
[Edited 4/14/09 19:26pm]

Lotus2unfld, I could not have explained Prince's video better myself. Aren't you creative! Psychic:-).

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Lotus2unfld,excellent explanation
The crazy chick running around could represent all of the negative nuts on this board.
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Reply #136 posted 04/16/09 3:12pm

Rorywan

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laurarichardson said:

Rorywan said:




eh, thats what this thread is about. why u posting then.. ?

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I am posting because I really want to know why anyone over the age of 12 cares about music videos. Can you answer that question?
Are you over 12 ?


Yes I can. You came here to troll then, by your own admission?
Words fail me. Maybe you are mistaking yourself for someone else..
Please go and be a teenager somewhere else. troll troll



Is english your first language?, if not I apologize, if it is..I suggest you go and read a dictionary and try and make sense of your posts.

dunce troll troll troll troll
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Indigo Club, September 21st 2008, 4.24am
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Reply #137 posted 04/16/09 3:22pm

squirrelgrease

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laurarichardson said:

Rorywan said:




eh, thats what this thread is about. why u posting then.. ?

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I am posting because I really want to know why anyone over the age of 12 cares about music videos. Can you answer that question?
Are you over 12 ?


Occasionally people of all ages like to see a visual representation of a song as envisioned by the musicians and artists involved. I find it odd that there is some kind of perceived age limit to this form of entertainment. Interesting...
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #138 posted 04/16/09 5:09pm

Lotus2unfld

prime said:

One of his best videos EVER!!!!!



Indeed. It's mighty, mighty FuNkY! cool

Prince's light is so bright he's even got his shades on.


It's a very good looking video, in my opinion; in more ways than one.


Right now I'm listening to 'Back to the Lotus' .... pretty fun, pretty wild. And whats that they're saying in the background *OPEN*

hmmmm.... interesting.
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Reply #139 posted 04/16/09 5:12pm

Lotus2unfld

worhol said:[quote]

Lotus2unfld said:

worhol said:

That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2??

I beg to differ, The message in the video is deep. Life is like a box of chocolates ...you never know what your gonna get. However, Prince has a box of surprises in store...


I guess you know more than we do lol Do tell!



What more would you like me to say? smile
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Reply #140 posted 04/16/09 5:34pm

Lotus2unfld

BigDaddyHQ said:

MyNameIsPiper said:

This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?
vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.To be continued....


You paint quite a picture in the minds eye. But, let me see if I understand correctly, are you suggesting in your version that the protaganist (in this case Q-Tip) turns out to be the limo driver for Prince? lol.

Hmmmm....I guess its a thought but.... BUT.....

It looks like she's about to beat Q-Tips tail-feathers. Now she's gotta do a 180 and gotta switch gears real quick cuz its really all good? lol

guess it depends on whats happenin.

What do you suggest is about to happen to make that logical?

And remember to keep in the theme of the Lotus ...the whole concept of the lesson of the LotusFlower.
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Reply #141 posted 04/16/09 5:36pm

Zannaloaf

lame song lame video. it's like he watched Sin City and said make it like that. I liked the visuals ok, but the "story" line is like "melody" lines in the song. Not there. If that story has deeper meaning I'll eat my hat. 90s because that's where he is stuck, not cause he TRIED for it. I probably have clothes from the 80s stored some where in a box, don't make me retro...lol.
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Reply #142 posted 04/16/09 5:54pm

Lotus2unfld

thedance said:

Chocolate Box is not a great Prince video,

there are too little Prince content, it must have been very easy for Prince to make those few screen shots of him sucking a lollipop,

He can do better videos, hopefully.



BTW, why do ya think he was suckin a lollipop while singin that song?

Just somethin to do or a hint about Glam Slam ...or?

I liked the video. I thought it was a pretty sharp video. I don't do camara work ... or create videos ...but so... I liked it. I don't know what everybody's complaining about.

In fact, I have a friend that does do that kind of work or something similuar between LA and Japan, I think I'm going to show her the video and ask her objective opinion. Because I don't think I'm that blind. I like the video.
Somebody said it was tight time frame. I think it works. the to be continued thing will tie it all in for any one confused about the plot.
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Reply #143 posted 04/16/09 6:01pm

Lotus2unfld

LittleNicci said:

RenHoek said:

I agree whole heartedly that this vid was utter crap! I can't believe how many people are on here giving that shit props!!! You've GOT TO BE JOKING!!! PEOPLE has this distinct lack of recent video brilliance caused you all to go stupid!

The ChocBox video is a too-dark, nonsensical, Batman/Matrix ripoff that utterly wastes the talent of Q-tip (A Hip-Hop legend!).

What pisses me off most is here's another chance gone WASTED! Prince had a chance to enthrall new fans with his work which has been brilliant but then he puts out shite like this!

disbelief


thumbs up to ya, LittleNicci biggrin

The video is great I like it - but ok you don't thats your opinion. But it aint really about videos' thats a bonus, its about the music and thats just great
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Reply #144 posted 04/16/09 6:03pm

Lotus2unfld

LittleNicci said:[quote]

Lotus2unfld said:

worhol said:

That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2?? I beg to differ, The message in the video is deep. Life is like a box of chocolates ...you never know what your gonna get. However, Prince has a box of surprises in store...
I think you could be right there - lets wait and hope all will be revealed or at least as much as P wants us to see.



Thanks smile We shall see.
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Reply #145 posted 04/16/09 6:19pm

PissedwithMone
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Lotus2unfld said:

thedance said:

Chocolate Box is not a great Prince video,

there are too little Prince content, it must have been very easy for Prince to make those few screen shots of him sucking a lollipop,

He can do better videos, hopefully.



BTW, why do ya think he was suckin a lollipop while singin that song?

Just somethin to do or a hint about Glam Slam ...or?

I liked the video. I thought it was a pretty sharp video. I don't do camara work ... or create videos ...but so... I liked it. I don't know what everybody's complaining about.

In fact, I have a friend that does do that kind of work or something similuar between LA and Japan, I think I'm going to show her the video and ask her objective opinion. Because I don't think I'm that blind. I like the video.
Somebody said it was tight time frame. I think it works. the to be continued thing will tie it all in for any one confused about the plot.

I had to watch it several times but I get it and I love the video. I love everything about all of Prince's new CDs and videos. Perfect creations in my opinion. Love.
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Reply #146 posted 04/16/09 6:58pm

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BigDaddyHQ said:

vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.To be continued....


You paint quite a picture in the minds eye. But, let me see if I understand correctly, are you suggesting in your version that the protaganist (in this case Q-Tip) turns out to be the limo driver for Prince? lol.

Hmmmm....I guess its a thought but.... BUT.....

It looks like she's about to beat Q-Tips tail-feathers. Now she's gotta do a 180 and gotta switch gears real quick cuz its really all good? lol

guess it depends on whats happenin.

What do you suggest is about to happen to make that logical?

And remember to keep in the theme of the Lotus ...the whole concept of the lesson of the LotusFlower.

Wow! That was dramatic and fun description for the "To Be Continued" but I doubt it will go down that way, Having her passing out is kind of corny. After watching the video it doesn't seem like passing out would be her style. Did you see how she dipped down and did the move with her arm on her knee? I liked that move. Her swagger is too cool. She wouldn't pass out in my opinion yet that description was very Hollywood. I think she will take Prince's hand in the end. Wow!This Prince.org site is something else!
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Reply #147 posted 04/16/09 7:42pm

zachypoo

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I found this video to be cheesy, but that's just me. Still a fan of the music smile
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Reply #148 posted 04/16/09 7:50pm

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Its a cool ass video.

It sets up a great mood when played eigfht before his concerts.
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Reply #149 posted 04/16/09 8:13pm

japanrocks

majority rules.....it is not a cool ass video
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