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Thread started 07/08/10 2:27pm

2freaky4church
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This is getting silly. CNBC talks Prince.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/15...1539400080

Ah, this either tells you how dumb media are becoming or Prince may be saner than we think.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 07/08/10 2:34pm

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damn.... prince is the man of the hour aint he?

i never would have guess this lil statement would be blown waaayyy out of proportion

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Reply #2 posted 07/08/10 2:36pm

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The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

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Reply #3 posted 07/08/10 2:37pm

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PicklesMcMillan said:

damn.... prince is the man of the hour aint he?

i never would have guess this lil statement would be blown waaayyy out of proportion

It did what it was meant to do.

Get Prince's name all over the media w/ a mention of his new cd.

rose

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Reply #4 posted 07/08/10 2:37pm

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I really think Prince needs to be careful when he speaks-I would hate to have the media messing with him like they use to do MJ sad Now that he is gone they need a new face to pick with neutral heaven knows they ridiculed MJ literally to death.

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Reply #5 posted 07/08/10 2:38pm

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We just have two wars, an oil slick, nsa spying, torture, rendition. Slow news week..lol

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Reply #6 posted 07/08/10 2:46pm

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Dude is crazy like a fox. He's all anyone's talking about.

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Reply #7 posted 07/08/10 2:50pm

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In response to what these "news" folks were saying:

I really do think that Prince is talking about something that goes beyond the money, and that is the art. The fact is that albums may "be over," but they shouldn't be. Digital killed the art of record making (indirectly) when rcord companies forced the public to make the shift to CDs. They all but abandonded the single format, which made rock and roll what it is today...

These people got bored and try and fix something that was never broken. Then, when computers came into the mix, the single was re-born. And now they're talking about albums being a thing of the past. HOW SAD! The album is an art form. Not many artists today know how to make them anymore. Thanks be to God that Prince does, or at least cares about the art...

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Reply #8 posted 07/08/10 2:51pm

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sometimes i think he says really retarded things to get himself in the news for promotion, which is clever wink but really to say the internet is over, like damn.
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Reply #9 posted 07/08/10 2:53pm

2freaky4church
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I can't believe the album hasn't leaked yet..

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Reply #10 posted 07/08/10 3:01pm

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peterv said:

In response to what these "news" folks were saying:

I really do think that Prince is talking about something that goes beyond the money, and that is the art. The fact is that albums may "be over," but they shouldn't be. Digital killed the art of record making (indirectly) when rcord companies forced the public to make the shift to CDs. They all but abandonded the single format, which made rock and roll what it is today...

These people got bored and try and fix something that was never broken. Then, when computers came into the mix, the single was re-born. And now they're talking about albums being a thing of the past. HOW SAD! The album is an art form. Not many artists today know how to make them anymore. Thanks be to God that Prince does, or at least cares about the art...

i agree but to say the internet is a over seems like prince took it into a different direction. but yeah i have thought about what u just said. im 16 so ive grown up with getting music just off itunes or limewire, and i usually just buy one or two songs not the whole cd. but i think that prince music really kinda changes that, when he comes out with a cd i go buy it for its entirety not for 1 or 2 songs bc u know that the songs on the album are linked together in a way and make up his artwork. cool
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Reply #11 posted 07/08/10 3:30pm

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"the internet is over "

see i told prince to stop fucking with that dial-up lol

dude just has faulty connection

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Reply #12 posted 07/08/10 3:41pm

TonyVanDam

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

Will anyone namecheck Prince this week on Fox News?

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Reply #13 posted 07/08/10 3:42pm

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They COMPLETELY didn't take to mind that HE IS GIVING THE MUSIC AWAY. Obviously he is not worried about singles. IT doesn't mater to him. He's already beend paid for the record by thre magazines that are distrubiting. He doesn't have to gamble. He's getting paid and the payment is satisfortory to him...obviously...if he's doing it. He knows it's gonna get prirated to hell...but he don't care...he got his check int he bank already.

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Reply #14 posted 07/08/10 3:44pm

Timmy84

Well this is how the stupid media works, ladies and gentlemen. One statement, however misguided, has suddenly put Prince back on the map and not in a good light. But thing is he could care less, he getting paid.

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Reply #15 posted 07/08/10 3:45pm

Timmy84

2freaky4church1 said:

We just have two wars, an oil slick, nsa spying, torture, rendition. Slow news week..lol

But one comment from someone deemed a has-been by "cool kids" is now the hot topic. Find a celebrity who says a weird statement and he gets the front page. That's how the media works now. Sensationalism rules and journalism keeps dying.

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Reply #16 posted 07/08/10 3:55pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

We just have two wars, an oil slick, nsa spying, torture, rendition. Slow news week..lol

Disturbing...isn't it? nod

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Reply #17 posted 07/08/10 4:02pm

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Timmy84 said:

2freaky4church1 said:

We just have two wars, an oil slick, nsa spying, torture, rendition. Slow news week..lol

But one comment from someone deemed a has-been by "cool kids" is now the hot topic. Find a celebrity who says a weird statement and he gets the front page. That's how the media works now. Sensationalism rules and journalism keeps dying.

Absolutely. Who knew that Jessica Simpson would be such a trendsetter with her chicken of the sea?

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Reply #18 posted 07/08/10 4:08pm

Genesia

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TonyVanDam said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

Will anyone namecheck Prince this week on Fox News?

They used Let's Go Crazy as bumper music earlier this week.

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Reply #19 posted 07/08/10 4:09pm

Timmy84

Moonbeam said:

Timmy84 said:

But one comment from someone deemed a has-been by "cool kids" is now the hot topic. Find a celebrity who says a weird statement and he gets the front page. That's how the media works now. Sensationalism rules and journalism keeps dying.

Absolutely. Who knew that Jessica Simpson would be such a trendsetter with her chicken of the sea?

See this is why sometimes entertainers always end up putting their foots in their mouths. People could be serious in what they say and the media uses it, turns it around and they become laughingstocks. I just fear this don't happen to Prince but he's already being branded as some crazy old geezer who went out with the Jheri Curl. No respect. And if things get sour with him and the Mirror, the Mirror will indeed turn on him too.

Prince has to, and I bet he does understand, that no matter what he says, it'll never be in the way he means it. Now he's said this and folks are having a field day with it. Meanwhile Prince cashing his checks, he probably don't even know he's causing such a fervor with this. Unnecessary fervor. I mean agree with him or disagree with him, it was his opinion. But I guess this is why he differs from us (meaning folks who are talking on a message board) because we can say "the internet's dead" and people are like lol and moving on. Prince said this and he's on the evening news!

[Edited 7/8/10 16:11pm]

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Reply #20 posted 07/08/10 4:12pm

Moonbeam

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Timmy84 said:

Moonbeam said:

Absolutely. Who knew that Jessica Simpson would be such a trendsetter with her chicken of the sea?

See this is why sometimes entertainers always end up putting their foots in their mouths. People could be serious in what they say and the media uses it, turns it around and they become laughingstocks. I just fear this don't happen to Prince but he's already being branded as some crazy old geezer who went out with the Jheri Curl. No respect. And if things get sour with him and the Mirror, the Mirror will indeed turn on him too.

Yeah, I don't really feel bad for celebrities per se, but the way that media reports things, I can understand why so many of them are fed up with it. I even remember back to the early 00s when VH1's Bands Reunited was featuring a lot of 80s bands that one band member (I can't remember which band it was) nearly refused to open the door because of the way media portrays artists no longer in the biz. Sad.

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Reply #21 posted 07/08/10 4:13pm

Moonbeam

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TonyVanDam said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

Will anyone namecheck Prince this week on Fox News?

Well, finding out would require actually watching that drivel, so it's not worth the hassle. lol

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Reply #22 posted 07/08/10 4:13pm

Timmy84

Moonbeam said:

Timmy84 said:

See this is why sometimes entertainers always end up putting their foots in their mouths. People could be serious in what they say and the media uses it, turns it around and they become laughingstocks. I just fear this don't happen to Prince but he's already being branded as some crazy old geezer who went out with the Jheri Curl. No respect. And if things get sour with him and the Mirror, the Mirror will indeed turn on him too.

Yeah, I don't really feel bad for celebrities per se, but the way that media reports things, I can understand why so many of them are fed up with it. I even remember back to the early 00s when VH1's Bands Reunited was featuring a lot of 80s bands that one band member (I can't remember which band it was) nearly refused to open the door because of the way media portrays artists no longer in the biz. Sad.

Exactly. The media don't give a shit who you are, they'll pounce on you and act clueless no matter how long you've been in the business. That's how the mainstream media is handling what Prince is saying. "That crazy loon need to lock himself in Paisley Park and go play with his doves" or some shit. People don't give a shit anymore.

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Reply #23 posted 07/08/10 4:16pm

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Timmy84 said:

Moonbeam said:

Yeah, I don't really feel bad for celebrities per se, but the way that media reports things, I can understand why so many of them are fed up with it. I even remember back to the early 00s when VH1's Bands Reunited was featuring a lot of 80s bands that one band member (I can't remember which band it was) nearly refused to open the door because of the way media portrays artists no longer in the biz. Sad.

Exactly. The media don't give a shit who you are, they'll pounce on you and act clueless no matter how long you've been in the business. That's how the mainstream media is handling what Prince is saying. "That crazy loon need to lock himself in Paisley Park and go play with his doves" or some shit. People don't give a shit anymore.

We sound like a couple of old men on rocking chairs. lol

It's true though! What happened to respect?

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Reply #24 posted 07/08/10 4:31pm

unkleg

The thing that gets me is that nobody mentioned what the sales are of CD's. How many are sold the world wide? If the media is to be believed, people only buy from itunes and play music on their ipods and iphones. What about everyone else who doesn't have the internet or spend their lives gazing at a computer screen?

The 'market' for music, does not wholly consist of everyone with an itunes account. What about Beatles fans? What do they do, chuck out their existing stuff and endlessly click on itunes hoping for the day when the catalogue comes forth? Telling me I'm buying shit on itunes, doesn't make it so.

They also forgot to mention that Prince makes more money by selling the CD to the publication then he would to itunes or warners. There's the point.

The icing on the cake was that whole 'Brady Bunch' conference call, which would have diluted the 'serious' news, had there been any.

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Reply #25 posted 07/08/10 4:31pm

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Timmy84 said:

Moonbeam said:

Absolutely. Who knew that Jessica Simpson would be such a trendsetter with her chicken of the sea?

See this is why sometimes entertainers always end up putting their foots in their mouths. People could be serious in what they say and the media uses it, turns it around and they become laughingstocks. I just fear this don't happen to Prince but he's already being branded as some crazy old geezer who went out with the Jheri Curl. No respect. And if things get sour with him and the Mirror, the Mirror will indeed turn on him too.

Prince has to, and I bet he does understand, that no matter what he says, it'll never be in the way he means it. Now he's said this and folks are having a field day with it. Meanwhile Prince cashing his checks, he probably don't even know he's causing such a fervor with this. Unnecessary fervor. I mean agree with him or disagree with him, it was his opinion. But I guess this is why he differs from us (meaning folks who are talking on a message board) because we can say "the internet's dead" and people are like lol and moving on. Prince said this and he's on the evening news!

[Edited 7/8/10 16:11pm]

I disagree with U Prince knows exactly what people are saying about him. That is why he says things like that to get an reaction. Like always...

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #26 posted 07/08/10 4:32pm

Timmy84

Moonbeam said:

Timmy84 said:

Exactly. The media don't give a shit who you are, they'll pounce on you and act clueless no matter how long you've been in the business. That's how the mainstream media is handling what Prince is saying. "That crazy loon need to lock himself in Paisley Park and go play with his doves" or some shit. People don't give a shit anymore.

We sound like a couple of old men on rocking chairs. lol

It's true though! What happened to respect?

I know. lol

But yeah it's like no one respects anyone anymore. You're out for yourself...until you're dead in the grave then people are really kissing your ass.

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Reply #27 posted 07/08/10 4:44pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

Yeah right.... when has the news been about the news........

Prince you did it baby......... tv

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Reply #28 posted 07/08/10 4:47pm

Timmy84

Dreamer2 said:

HatrinaHaterwitz said:

The media is dumb and Prince just got lucky, it's a slow news week. shrug

Yeah right.... when has the news been about the news........

Prince you did it baby......... tv

That's what it should be, oh wait this era has been saturated with tabloids. Never mind.

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Reply #29 posted 07/08/10 4:51pm

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unkleg said:

The thing that gets me is that nobody mentioned what the sales are of CD's. How many are sold the world wide? If the media is to be believed, people only buy from itunes and play music on their ipods and iphones. What about everyone else who doesn't have the internet or spend their lives gazing at a computer screen?

The 'market' for music, does not wholly consist of everyone with an itunes account. What about Beatles fans? What do they do, chuck out their existing stuff and endlessly click on itunes hoping for the day when the catalogue comes forth? Telling me I'm buying shit on itunes, doesn't make it so.

They also forgot to mention that Prince makes more money by selling the CD to the publication then he would to itunes or warners. There's the point.

The icing on the cake was that whole 'Brady Bunch' conference call, which would have diluted the 'serious' news, had there been any.

lol

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