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Thread started 10/10/11 7:05am

mysterymum

Why is it people look at me as if I were a freak when I express my love for Prince and his music???

I'd say 80% of people look at me crazy when I reply 'Prince' as my favourite artist. Why is someone who was once the epitome of cool and hip now so underground and forgotten?

Something that contradicts this happened today though.

I work with this ageing, homophobe rocker, who is into Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. I normally I stay well away from him but on my way in today, he spotted my earphones and asked me what I was listening to.

Knowing his views, I hesitated to answer. "Um...Prince."

"Cool. Prince is fucking mean on his guitar.He did some good stuff." He sort of nodded and looked impressed.

I just walked by gobsmacked.

[Edited 10/11/11 8:20am]

[Edited 10/11/11 8:21am]

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Reply #1 posted 10/10/11 7:07am

NeonCraxx

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You're not the only one. 80% of people are just asses.

Express it and don't hold back. Don't mind them.

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Reply #2 posted 10/10/11 7:08am

Genesia

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I would argue that, with the exception of the immediate Purple Rain era, Prince has always been an "underground" artist. shrug

It might also be that "express[ing] my love for Prince" part that weirds them out. I've been a Prince fan for 30 years and people who do that even creep me out.

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/11 7:08am

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They think of him as gay. shrug

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Reply #4 posted 10/10/11 7:10am

ItsGonnaBLonel
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They aint got that passion that you proudly show wink

Being a Prince fan is like belonging to a private privilleged community. I stare @ ppl who dont know/like Prince as if there complete nut jobs lol

"How Can I Stand To..Stay Where I Am? Poor Butterfly Who..Dont Understand." P
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Reply #5 posted 10/10/11 7:17am

djThunderfunk

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When I have on a Prince shirt or button the 2 most common questions I get, and the 2 answers I always give, are:

Q "Is that Prince?"

A "Of course."

Q "You like Prince?"

A "Doesn't everybody?"

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Reply #6 posted 10/10/11 7:22am

savagedreams

because you are a freak. just remember the freaks are on this side, dont cross over to the other side. i prefer to be unlike most of the world when it comes to things i like.

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Reply #7 posted 10/10/11 7:32am

NeonCraxx

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smoothcriminal12 said:

They think of him as gay. shrug

I HATE that. That's the first thing they'd say.

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Reply #8 posted 10/10/11 7:37am

uuhson

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most(and i mean pretty much all people) dont know anything about prince outside of purple rain, and a few of his other pop hits. they see him as nothing more than an effeminate, vapid, talentless song and dance man

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #9 posted 10/10/11 7:49am

erik319

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NeonCraxx said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

They think of him as gay. shrug

I HATE that. That's the first thing they'd say.

Why? He's the one who marketed himself using the androgynous & is he/isn't he image early on in his career. That can't be deleted from the public's psyche just because he doesn't market himself that way anymore.

Next time people ask, say yes to whatever it is. At least that way, he'll still get talked about.

Is he gay? yes. And a tranny.

Did he have 2 ribs removed? Hell, no, he had them all removed so he blow himself while putting his high heels on.

Did he really once pay someone for something he bought? hmm.... might be pushing it now.

blah blah blah
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Reply #10 posted 10/10/11 8:11am

swdee

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NeonCraxx said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

They think of him as gay. shrug

I HATE that. That's the first thing they'd say.

I have a male 'friend' who said "I CAN'T listen to Prince!", because he thinks he's gay.

But then I heard him playing Elton John in the car!!

Other people have said and done similar things.

It's annoying but all they're doing is showing us how stupid they are!

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Reply #11 posted 10/10/11 8:32am

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savagedreams said:

because you are a freak. just remember the freaks are on this side, dont cross over to the other side. i prefer to be unlike most of the world when it comes to things i like.

thumbs up!

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Reply #12 posted 10/10/11 8:54am

nursev

Because people have always looked at Prince as being the weirdest of the 80's superstars/Prince,Michael and Madonna. In actuality he is the most normal and talented out of the group and he sues muthafuckas to keep his business his bizness! I wish MJ would have done the same thing-he could've avoided a lot of problems. But yeah I was at mens wearhouse with my son the other day and the guy was trying to figure out my email address lol when I told him it was related to my fav musician Prince the look on his face was priceless lol
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Reply #13 posted 10/10/11 9:07am

NewYorkMike

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Maybe it's not what you're expressing, but how you're expressing it? Too many of ya'll can barely keep the pussy juice in when you just mention his fucking name, I can only imagine what you look/sound like when you are professing your unfathomable love. Christ.

Besides, what does that say when you let comments and reactions like that disturb you?

Not shooting you down, we're all fans here. heart

NewYorkMike = Bria Valente

The Org is trying to censor me.

Beyonce ain't got shit on me.
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Reply #14 posted 10/10/11 9:20am

uuhson

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NewYorkMike said:

Maybe it's not what you're expressing, but how you're expressing it? Too many of ya'll can barely keep the pussy juice in when you just mention his fucking name, I can only imagine what you look/sound like when you are professing your unfathomable love. Christ.

Besides, what does that say when you let comments and reactions like that disturb you?

Not shooting you down, we're all fans here. heart


i say barely more than his name and people are already snickering at me

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #15 posted 10/10/11 9:22am

NewYorkMike

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uuhson said:

NewYorkMike said:

Maybe it's not what you're expressing, but how you're expressing it? Too many of ya'll can barely keep the pussy juice in when you just mention his fucking name, I can only imagine what you look/sound like when you are professing your unfathomable love. Christ.

Besides, what does that say when you let comments and reactions like that disturb you?

Not shooting you down, we're all fans here. heart


i say barely more than his name and people are already snickering at me

Fuck em'. Their loss. wink

NewYorkMike = Bria Valente

The Org is trying to censor me.

Beyonce ain't got shit on me.
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Reply #16 posted 10/10/11 9:27am

EyeJester7

NeonCraxx said:

You're not the only one. 80% of people are just asses.

Express it and don't hold back. Don't mind them.

yeahthat

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Reply #17 posted 10/10/11 9:47am

uuhson

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NewYorkMike said:

uuhson said:


i say barely more than his name and people are already snickering at me

Fuck em'. Their loss. wink


i couldnt care lesls, my point was it doesnt matter how enthusastic you are twards prince. people look down on you regardless

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #18 posted 10/10/11 9:48am

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uuhson said:

NewYorkMike said:

Fuck em'. Their loss. wink


i couldnt care lesls, my point was it doesnt matter how enthusastic you are twards prince. people look down on you regardless

Yeah a lot of people do. Guess it just comes with the territory.

NewYorkMike = Bria Valente

The Org is trying to censor me.

Beyonce ain't got shit on me.
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Reply #19 posted 10/10/11 9:57am

wavesofbliss

i know i was telling the peeps at work about the shows i saw this yr and the ones my age or older thought i was crazy and the younger ones kept saying that little wayne was better and more prolific.

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Reply #20 posted 10/10/11 10:02am

uuhson

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wavesofbliss said:

i know i was telling the peeps at work about the shows i saw this yr and the ones my age or older thought i was crazy and the younger ones kept saying that little wayne was better and more prolific.


did you tell them what the word prolific actually means after?

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #21 posted 10/10/11 10:06am

NelsonR

sometimes its like that here at the org also...you say something good about Prince, it's as if you have created a crime or blasphemy; u get accused of "worship"

lol

such is life...let's enjoy the ride, life is a parade...shockadelica is feeling...

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Reply #22 posted 10/10/11 10:27am

wavesofbliss

uuhson said:

wavesofbliss said:

i know i was telling the peeps at work about the shows i saw this yr and the ones my age or older thought i was crazy and the younger ones kept saying that little wayne was better and more prolific.


did you tell them what the word prolific actually means after?

lol sure but i don't think they get it. they insist that wayne has sold more records so he wins. whattaya do with kids. if anything i try to emmphasize that its apples and oranges and that prince is a mater musician all round etc wayne is a gremlin who raps filth and violence when he hasnt run out of breath. dont get me startd with his guitar playing....

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Reply #23 posted 10/10/11 10:35am

uuhson

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my generation's music taste is so horrible, when you people were kids did adults feel the same way?

Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Wall being on fucking point, is "classic" dipshit. An iphone is top shelf technology. Get it straight. This thing is 4g. -Wall the great
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Reply #24 posted 10/10/11 10:46am

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swdee said:

NeonCraxx said:

I HATE that. That's the first thing they'd say.

I have a male 'friend' who said "I CAN'T listen to Prince!", because he thinks he's gay.

But then I heard him playing Elton John in the car!!

Other people have said and done similar things.

It's annoying but all they're doing is showing us how stupid they are!

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LOL.....he could listen to Elton because he KNOWS he is gay. He is just confused about Prince

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Reply #25 posted 10/10/11 10:54am

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NewYorkMike said:

Maybe it's not what you're expressing, but how you're expressing it? Too many of ya'll can barely keep the pussy juice in when you just mention his fucking name, I can only imagine what you look/sound like when you are professing your unfathomable love. Christ.

Besides, what does that say when you let comments and reactions like that disturb you?

Not shooting you down, we're all fans here. heart

To that I say...

When you don't have a case, yell RACE!
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Reply #26 posted 10/10/11 11:46am

Poplife88

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F'em...Prince is brilliant and makes music that makes us happy. Don't like it? So what.

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Reply #27 posted 10/10/11 12:00pm

aardvark15

He's seen amongst the everyday people as either gay or a genius. Sadly most consider him gay. But when someone likes Prince it not just "oh he's alright" its "wow he's good." So either you hate him, love him, or have never heard of him. No in between really. Or at least that is just me.

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Reply #28 posted 10/10/11 12:12pm

p4life

mysterymum said:

I'd say 80% of people look at me crazy when I reply 'Prince' as my favourite artist. Why is someone who was once the epitome of cool and hip now so underground and forgotten?

your not a freak they are the freaks if they don't listen to prince music cool & trust he's not forgotten listen to the crap on the radio his music is being copied more than ever ! their ears are just brained washed from that pre packged pop no talent having artist on the radio they don't know what cool sounds like lol

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Reply #29 posted 10/10/11 12:13pm

p4life

NeonCraxx said:

smoothcriminal12 said:

They think of him as gay. shrug

I HATE that. That's the first thing they'd say.

i know so ignorant he's not gay and if he was so what !

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