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2elijah

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Dr. Funkenberry: Prince and the NPG run into trouble in Germany

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I would hate to be around Prince or any of his NPG band right now in Germany, especially if I am the sound man!

I am hearing from a source that Prince and the band are having some post-production difficulties that they are trying to get fixed before the next gig. It seems there were some sound problems at the show tonight and it caused a delay. After the first song, the band knew something was different. They didn't and don't want to cancel a show because of janky sound quality but sometimes, things are out of their control.

The audience knows what the sound is supposed to sound like at a Prince show and so does the band. You know Prince and the band want to give the BEST possible experience when you come to their shows, so I can bet everyone is unhappy. I am told things went perfect in sound check but by the time they hit the stage, things were drastically changed.

A source at the venue over heard that they better get to the bottom of this and fix it for the people coming to see them. They said that it will take a minute BUT it is being made sure that the audience gets the best sound and performance by Prince and The NPG.

It appears the band was highly upset about the sound after the show, some even taking to Twitter to vent. You can bet they truly feel bad for the fans who had to put up with the audio problems but I can guarantee you Prince and crew will get it fixed! You can believe that!!!-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Soaked In Banana Cologne

[Edited 7/29/11 10:25am]

Happy New Year!
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Reply #1 posted 07/29/11 8:40am

SquirrelMeat

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Prince getting a message out through this dead internet thingy again??

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Reply #2 posted 07/29/11 8:45am

carinemjj

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SquirrelMeat said:

Prince getting a message out through this dead internet thingy again??

Probably, Andy Allo also posted the link to this article on her FB page...

Yeah, I love Graffiti Bridge movie, so what? ''Oooooooooooh Montreal, say it!''
If you can't be nice to someone on the net, you probably ain't worth much talking to in real life either.
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Reply #3 posted 07/29/11 8:51am

TrueFunkSoldie
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some things are out of his control. if that was the case then he shouldn't be blamed

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Reply #4 posted 07/29/11 8:55am

Genesia

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TrueFunkSoldier2 said:

some things are out of his control. if that was the case then he shouldn't be blamed

Fair or not, he will be blamed. He knows that - obviously.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #5 posted 07/29/11 8:59am

JOYJOY

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There are like 50 11 threads in concerts about this already lol

#PoorNPG

One minute they want peace……

Then do everything to make it go away. rolleyes
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Reply #6 posted 07/29/11 9:03am

madison

suck it up people

and quit crying like a bunch of punk ass bitches !

life isnt perfect ....

i saw some of the clips ....it wasnt that bad ...

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Reply #7 posted 07/29/11 9:18am

NouveauDance

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After listening to the last P&B podcast and hearing about the sound problems at the first show of the Jazz Festival, could this be the same issue/people?

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Reply #8 posted 07/29/11 9:40am

Giovanni777

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I am wondering why is Dr. Frankenberry calling it, "post-production difficulties"?

Live sound isn't post production. Post production comes after a recorded or filmed event, not during.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #9 posted 07/29/11 9:59am

Genesia

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Giovanni777 said:

I am wondering why is Dr. Frankenberry calling it, "post-production difficulties"?

Live sound isn't post production. Post production comes after a recorded or filmed event, not during.

Yeah...I think they're using it to mean that it was something that happened after Prince had his say in the set-up/soundcheck. Bad usage, though.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #10 posted 07/29/11 10:06am

Graycap23

Giovanni777 said:

I am wondering why is Dr. Frankenberry calling it, "post-production difficulties"?

Live sound isn't post production. Post production comes after a recorded or filmed event, not during.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

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Reply #11 posted 07/29/11 10:34am

yukoncornelius

While I'm sure the sounds was horrible I have to say the last time I saw Prince in Raleigh this past March or April it was my least favorite show of the times I've seen him. Short show to start with--does the final song 10 minutes after the houselights have gone up. I agree with some others that he's just going through the motions and hasn't challenged himself recently. Granted, I'll never see Lovesexy again but coming out the the cheesy keyboard sample wasn't a good sign. Here's to hoping he'll get back on track.

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Reply #12 posted 07/29/11 10:34am

2elijah

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Well, at least they're looking into the situation and hope all works out well for them for the remainder of the tour.

Happy New Year!
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Reply #13 posted 07/29/11 10:45am

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I'm glad you guys pointed out that live music is not post production...come on Dr F get your references in order! wink

Also, this makes the home page but the FB postings if songs didn't? Interesting moderating on this site at times. confuse
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #14 posted 07/29/11 11:11am

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yukoncornelius said:

he's just going through the motions and hasn't challenged himself recently.

Do you even remotely know what's he been up to the last months.....guess not...

--- Where am I? ---

Tell me who in this house knows about the quake?
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Reply #15 posted 07/29/11 11:27am

purpledoveuk

Whistler said:

yukoncornelius said:

he's just going through the motions and hasn't challenged himself recently.

Do you even remotely know what's he been up to the last months.....guess not...

...going through the motions in different countries?

Live was my last thread of hope for all things Princey since his recordings went tits up in the late 90s. I had fears at one of the Planet Earthgigs in 2007 which wasm

, hands down, the worst and most dissapointing Prince gig I have ever been to...but the final night made me think that the previous bad show was jsut a blip but I was struck by how many medleys and safe hits he played insteasd of Parince fan favs etc....4 years later its much the same

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Reply #16 posted 07/29/11 11:31am

Timmy84

Giovanni777 said:

I am wondering why is Dr. Frankenberry calling it, "post-production difficulties"?

Live sound isn't post production. Post production comes after a recorded or filmed event, not during.

I was thinking the same thing. The fuck?

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Reply #17 posted 07/29/11 11:49am

xLiberiangirl

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JOYJOY said:

There are like 50 11 threads in concerts about this already lol

#PoorNPG

Yeah, there are worse things in this world guys!

please, shut up. YES I was on this show 2. YES I am disappointed, but life goes on!!!!!!

These things can happen at every concert, doesn't matter who.

Technical problems just happen.

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Reply #18 posted 07/29/11 11:50am

Graycap23

xLiberiangirl said:

JOYJOY said:

There are like 50 11 threads in concerts about this already lol

#PoorNPG

Yeah, there are worse things in this world guys!

please, shut up. YES I was on this show 2. YES I am disappointed, but life goes on!!!!!!

These things can happen at every concert, doesn't matter who.

Technical problems just happen.

Just happen? Not 2 people who KNOW what they are doing. (barring power outages and or equipment failure)

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Reply #19 posted 07/29/11 11:52am

xLiberiangirl

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Graycap23 said:

xLiberiangirl said:

Yeah, there are worse things in this world guys!

please, shut up. YES I was on this show 2. YES I am disappointed, but life goes on!!!!!!

These things can happen at every concert, doesn't matter who.

Technical problems just happen.

Just happen? Not 2 people who KNOW what they are doing. (barring power outages and or equipment failure)

Well, I know that. But sometimes you can't control machines.

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Reply #20 posted 07/29/11 11:52am

yellowday59

I don`t care about sound problem. I am a fan. When I pay that much to SEE prince I want to SEE him LONG ENOUGH for my money.

Prince is a true musician, he could have played with a simple guitar and sung with a candle on stage - LONG ENOUGH - it would have been a night to remember - not to be bitter about. sad

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Reply #21 posted 07/29/11 11:52am

Timmy84

lol

I like it when a thread like this occurs someone has to put out that tired old "there's worser things happening in the world". Yeah I know, the world was created for BAD THINGS to happen, DUH. lol Like I need a reminder...

But Dr. Funkenberry's accounts are so rudimentary and elementary. How can one have post-production problems? Can someone explain to me that? What the hell does that even mean?

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Reply #22 posted 07/29/11 11:53am

eireboy34

xLiberiangirl said:

JOYJOY said:

There are like 50 11 threads in concerts about this already lol

#PoorNPG

Yeah, there are worse things in this world guys!

please, shut up. YES I was on this show 2. YES I am disappointed, but life goes on!!!!!!

These things can happen at every concert, doesn't matter who.

Technical problems just happen.

Ok girl, remember this the next time you pay 80€ for something and you're not happy!!!!

confused confused confused

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Reply #23 posted 07/29/11 12:04pm

robertlove

Prince and Germany just don't go well together.....Prince and the Netherlands on the other hand cool

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Reply #24 posted 07/29/11 12:05pm

eireboy34

robertlove said:

Prince and Germany just don't go well together.....Prince and the Netherlands on the other hand cool

This is really useful for the question at hand.

Maybe Prince just loves people who wear white socks????

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Reply #25 posted 07/29/11 12:13pm

lezama

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yellowday59 said:

I don`t care about sound problem. I am a fan. When I pay that much to SEE prince I want to SEE him LONG ENOUGH for my money.

Prince is a true musician, he could have played with a simple guitar and sung with a candle on stage - LONG ENOUGH - it would have been a night to remember - not to be bitter about. sad

Well if he has it planned to play long in Ireland and incur curfew fees, he probably wouldn't want to do it two shows in a row... I mean, I have no idea what his plans are, but he has said more than once he was going to play at least 3 hrs in tomorrow (and incur the fees involved). It'd start to get expensive...

Change it one more time..
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Reply #26 posted 07/29/11 12:23pm

xLiberiangirl

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robertlove said:

Prince and Germany just don't go well together.....Prince and the Netherlands on the other hand cool

cool cool cool

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Reply #27 posted 07/29/11 12:26pm

eireboy34

xLiberiangirl said:

robertlove said:

Prince and Germany just don't go well together.....Prince and the Netherlands on the other hand cool

cool cool cool

This is really useful for the question at hand.

Maybe Prince just loves people who wear white socks????

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Reply #28 posted 07/29/11 12:37pm

xLiberiangirl

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eireboy34 said:

xLiberiangirl said:

cool cool cool

This is really useful for the question at hand.

Maybe Prince just loves people who wear white socks????

What the hell, white socks? that's not typical dutch. lol lol lol lol

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Reply #29 posted 07/29/11 12:41pm

eireboy34

xLiberiangirl said:

eireboy34 said:

This is really useful for the question at hand.

Maybe Prince just loves people who wear white socks????

What the hell, white socks? that's not typical dutch. lol lol lol lol

Of course not.......confused

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