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Thread started 03/10/12 4:55pm

nursev

40 and Over Prince fans

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

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Reply #1 posted 03/10/12 5:08pm

nursev

I know it's some more geriatrics up in here lol don't make me start checking profiles falloff

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Reply #2 posted 03/10/12 5:12pm

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  • I still like his music...
  • I got into him in the late 80s...
  • I'm not surprised... with reunions and groups like the Roliing Stones touring, plus people like BB King, who is in his 80s... why shouldn't he still be doing his thing?
  • Why ask the over-40 crowd if the "youngsters" can answer too? confuse

And I'm 44. wink


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #3 posted 03/10/12 5:15pm

nursev

chocolate1 said:

  • I still like his music...
  • I got into him in the late 80s...
  • I'm not surprised... with reunions and groups like the Roliing Stones touring, plus people like BB King, who is in his 80s... why shouldn't he still be doing his thing?
  • Why ask the over-40 crowd if the "youngsters" can answer too? confuse

And I'm 44. wink

hug just trying to be fair to the youngsters lol and ur right about BB still doing his thing so I guess Prince is in great company. I'm an 81 Prince fan wink

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Reply #4 posted 03/10/12 5:19pm

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Well I'm still in my 20's but u said we can post too.
When I was little (growing up in the late 80's) I would hear Prince everywhere. Everyone around me loved him & I also loved his music. what especially got me loving him was Cream. Such a sexy song!!
After he changed his name to the symbol was pretty much when we stopped hearing about him & his music. I went onto listening to other artists ie Kravits, Keys etc.
Then Purple Rain came on tv and I fell in love all over again & started researching his albums and scouring the shops to buy his albums & get up to speed with u all. I now have every album, but I don't have any bootlegs.
Now I find myself debating with all my friends & co-workers that he's not gay & trying to justify why he used to dress the way he did & trying to get them 2 listen 2 his music. It's hard though cos he's been absent for so long!!!
I love that he's in his 50's and still sexy as hell but it's annoying as I know he still has more 2 give but I think his religious beliefs hold him back. I liked the bad boy Prince more but I'll take him any way I can
pray Peace in the House of Prince.
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Reply #5 posted 03/10/12 5:36pm

Vict0r

nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

I'm only 20 years old, although I turn 21 in July. So I'm one of the younger fans compared to all of you. I got into Prince around 2008. Before listening to Prince I'd been a huge Michael Jackson fan (since I was five years old) and this is hilarious but I decided to check out Prince's music after watching that video of Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince on stage. Yeah, I'd heard of Prince before that, but never really bothered or had any inclination to listen to his music.

The first song I heard was 'When Doves Cry', but that's mainly because I didn't know where to start. So I just typed into Google something along the lines of, "What is Prince's best song?" I guess it was something really different, I'd never heard of anything sounding like that. Then I *cough* torrented his entire discography, and I think the first song I listened to was Lolita from 3121.

After listening to several songs, I decided that I really liked this music, so I bought Ultimate Prince from the store. I played 1999, Controversy and Little Red Corvette to death. The latter song is the one which turned me from a casual admirer of his music to a fan. Maybe it's because I'm a younger fan, and I haven't grown up listening to Prince, and I discovered him so recently, but I still like his music despite the criticism it seems to receive by some of the older fans. I don't really wish or care if he chooses to venture into other musical genres. I mean, he's released such an immense body of work and he's dabbled into so many different genres already, so it doesn't really matter to me what he chooses to do.

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Reply #6 posted 03/10/12 5:41pm

vvluvfunk

Ow when she said youngsters I thought she meant like me (13) I'm a suuuuuper hardcore, the kind that can tell every single not in THE PLAN, the kind that knows every move in order, every hoot and holler, every scream every little on the one-drop, from tours like the hit & run and act1&11 tours
prince is Sexy. Period.
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Reply #7 posted 03/10/12 5:46pm

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nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

45 here (tomorrow!)

Yes, still love his music and persona....a fan since the early 80's.

No, not surprised that he's still doing his thing...

I will buy whatever he puts out....on my wishlist? I hope he experiments more with new styles, sounds...he has the experience and great ear to make some great (different) music. IMO, he's been

playing too safe lately, while still making great music.

I hope something inspires him soon, this usually is the catalyst for him to make great stuff.

Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #8 posted 03/10/12 5:49pm

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Sure! I'm just a few months younger than Prince and I figure that if he can rock, I can too.

Actually, I figure that if Bruce Springsteen - 9 years older than me - can still rock, I've got at least nine more years of rocking ahead of me!

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #9 posted 03/10/12 5:58pm

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Revolution said:

45 here (tomorrow!)

Happy birthday... a day early! biggrin

1967! woot!

(I'm August)


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #10 posted 03/10/12 6:53pm

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I am 46.

I am a fan since I bought the 1999 album in feb. 1983. Almost 30 years ago. eek

I don't like Prince's albums since he left Warner Bros. in 1995 (The Gold Experience).

I mean: I am very demanding, high expectations... and I am usually disappointed with Prince's albums.

Still some great songs on there, but also some very weak and annoying songs.

I really dislike an album like 3121 - and also Planet Earth - Lotusflower/ MplSound is a little better.

20Ten - some good songs, but can't compare this album to his earlier masterpieces, 1980 to 1988.

Prince still deliveres at his concerts, unfortunately not so much on his albums..

OK, and good.. but not great or excellent..

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #11 posted 03/10/12 7:09pm

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over 40 most stuff since the 90s i just do not care for.

i think it has to do with as i grew up, i could attach something in my life to each new prince album. Now i am old... and there are so few big events that there is nothing to link the song to.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #12 posted 03/10/12 7:14pm

G3000

This album was the truth for me. 1958-1993. He lost me (musically) after this release.

I consider myself lucky, I got became a fan when I bought the "For You" album.

...but I dig 3121 boxed

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Reply #13 posted 03/10/12 7:21pm

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over 40.....still love Prince. I'll always support him

Love God and I shall 4ever Love u
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Reply #14 posted 03/10/12 7:42pm

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I still dig Prince. The only thing I feel is a forced restriction in his lyrics lately. I think he should go back to a no restriction policy and let the art speak for itself. He can change the lyrics to clean before he releases the stuff-but then we are still left with the dirty jams.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #15 posted 03/11/12 12:10am

toe

I got into him 81 and the entire 80s is still my favourite era.

I still buy everything cos theres always some good stuff, but still play the old albums the most.

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Reply #16 posted 03/11/12 12:21am

1725topp

nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

I became a Prince fan with Dirty Mind (1980). Yes, I still love his music as much today as during the eighties. No, I'm not surprised that he is still creating and performing music. That is his love, and those, who find their love and are lucky or blessed enough to engage their love as their profession, usually do it until they are physically unable to do it. Finally, I'm one of those people who is not surprised by his current music and religious ideology. One, most people change in some way as they mature. Two, if one listens to his lyrics, he always had a Christian leaning so for him to become a JW is not so much a stretch. And, finally, I'm glad that he's not a fifty-two year old man wearing "butt-out" pants and cursing like he's eighteen and just discovered profanity.

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Reply #17 posted 03/11/12 1:14am

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I'm 43. The first Prince song that caught my attention was When U Were Mine. It was 1982, and our hangout was the arcade with all the classic games like Defender, Stargate, Galaga, Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong. I don't know many quarters I went through in those days. People were talking about this dude on the jukebox that sounded like a girl. I was intrigued, and drawn in looking at the name Prince through the jukebox glass. My sister's boyfriend gave me the 1999 album, someone had left the cassette in his Trans Am. I would listen to that album on my headphones in my dark bedroom. I got totally lost in that music, and I'm still here 30 years on. Crazy really, but what a ride.
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"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #18 posted 03/11/12 1:26am

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nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

I'm 40.

No i'm not still crazy about him, but I still like him.

I got into him in the mid eighties.

I still really enjoy most of his music but I dislike much (not all) of his output from the early 2000's to the present day.

No I don't think he should venture into other genres.

No i'm not surprised he is still doing this at his age, he's only 53.

I will continue to collect, listen to and enjoy the wonderful unofficial recordings that are released. I will also continue to wade through his official output with continued trepidation, hoping that the occasional jewel makes an appearance, like Lotusflower.

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Reply #19 posted 03/11/12 4:38am

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nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

1. I´m not 40 yet but I´m in my late 30s, and no, I´m not really crazy about him but I still like him despite all the things that I dislike about him and his music these days. I guess the strange thing with Prince is that while we accept other artists slowing down and releasing subpar material or doing lame things past their prime, we still can´t accept these things when it comes to Prince because he´s Prince and therefore we don´t see him in the same league as other artists.

And with him, there´s always the chance and possibility that it just takes some minor changes for him to become very, very interesting again. He is one of the few artists that I simply can´t just write off because I know there´ll come a day when I least expect it where he will come up with either new music or a new tour that will spark my interest again and make me believe in his abilities again. Who would´ve thought after the horrible 1997-2000 period that he´d come back with the Rainbow Children album and the One Night Alone tour and later fill huge arenas again.

I didn´t like the lyrics and weirdness and conspiracy theories that came with TRC but I sure liked the music itself and the tour and his choice of songs, and I will never forget the 2002 celebration at Paisley Park and those nights there that left me speechless and positively surprised.

Good times, despite of it all.

And, hate to use this argument but....considering his age and how long he´s been in the biz, he´s still better than a lot of his peers, and still hasn´t had a big scandal or drug abuse case etc.

Gotta admire his work ethic and discipline.

2.I got into him in the summer of 1984. When the 45rpm single "When Doves Cry" came out. And when I heard 17 Days. I was just on the verge of becoming a teenager and the music, the persona and his whole background story got me very interested in him.

3. No, he shouldn´t really venture into other genres (though I must say that venturing into other genres has always been a part of his style....using elements from here and there and creating something new).

He shouldn´t venture into other genres but he should take some time and venture into his own genre. Instead of paying homage and respect to other old school artists he should rediscover his own body of work and respect it and realize what made his old music so great in the first place instead of tinkering around with it, watering it down or playing half assed interpretations of it. Prince makes me miss Prince these days. The Funk he´s playing is not really his own Funk. He has created a unique sound and style decades ago and now he seems to be stuck in some 1970s soul and funk revue style kind of shows.

4. Yes, I am surprised that he´s still doing his thing the way he´s doing it. Despite some of my criticism, I see more good than bad. He´s still around, still healthy and fit and looking great and doing his thing, still got charisma and talent, no drug scandals, no drama, and very much into music. What´s not to like about it? Hats off to him and his work ethic, discipline and attitude.

I just wish he´d let go of his urge for perfection and just rent some old warehouse in Minnesota, rehearse with some of his old friends like Eric Leeds, Lisa and Wendy, Bobby Z. and Fink and Brownmark, or Sonny and Michael and Morris, keep the sound raw and unpolished and not sterile, care more about his sound than his wardrobe and make up and money and ideologies and doctrines and just do his thing like only he can.

I´d love to see an album that is not just a formulaic rundown of the genres he plays but maybe just uses one style, and keeps that one style raw.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #20 posted 03/11/12 6:06am

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KoolEaze said:

nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

I just wish he´d let go of his urge for perfection and just rent some old warehouse in Minnesota, rehearse with some of his old friends, keep the sound raw and unpolished and not sterile, care more about his sound than his wardrobe and make up and money and ideologies and doctrines and just do his thing like only he can.

I´d love to see an album that is not just a formulaic rundown of the genres he plays but maybe just uses one style, and keeps that one style raw.

Like a power trio album? I'd like to hear something like that, no Andy Hello wrapping, no plasti-funk, just guitars and drums, maybe a Hammond on a couple of tracks. Something worthy of his "real music by real musicians" mantra.

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Reply #21 posted 03/11/12 6:13am

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TheDigitalGardener said:

KoolEaze said:

I just wish he´d let go of his urge for perfection and just rent some old warehouse in Minnesota, rehearse with some of his old friends, keep the sound raw and unpolished and not sterile, care more about his sound than his wardrobe and make up and money and ideologies and doctrines and just do his thing like only he can.

I´d love to see an album that is not just a formulaic rundown of the genres he plays but maybe just uses one style, and keeps that one style raw.

Like a power trio album? I'd like to hear something like that, no Andy Hello wrapping, no plasti-funk, just guitars and drums, maybe a Hammond on a couple of tracks. Something worthy of his "real music by real musicians" mantra.

Exactly. And most of all, keep the sound raw and unpolished, like back in the days when he had his rehearsals in that Eden Prairie warehouse where they recorded Let´s Go Crazy and other great songs, or like that Undertaker sessions. Pure, raw and simple, yet brilliant.

And don´t forget the Dorito chips and tea in abundance. lol Very essential back in those days.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #22 posted 03/11/12 7:56am

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I just turned 42, two weeks ago (not that anyone around here remembered). talk to the hand

Anyhoo, I'm still a huge fan of Prince pre-1999. I mean the year not the album. giggle

Post 1999 Prince, not so much. I think the thrill is gone. shrug sad sigh

I got into Prince during the beginning and rode that ride for a solid 20 years and woo hoo hoo, what a fantastic ride it was, too!!! [img:$uid]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e70/SexyBeautifulOne/hang_on_by_ridley126-d4e7ge3.gif[/img:$uid]

I'll forever cherish my memories and my damn stash! touched

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #23 posted 03/11/12 8:02am

jon1967

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40 n over n i gots Prince in my head ... cant u understand

well we cant put Prince videos in here so u kno

saw lovesexy tour n that was it .. fan for life.

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Reply #24 posted 03/11/12 8:02am

maafit

nursev said:

Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime lol I'm curious what the older crowd thinks of Princey yay! lol and yeah the younsters can post too lol that'd be interesting lol

I'm almost 50 but feel like 30 hahahaha.

And yes I still like Prince I really dig his jazzy music from 2009 montreux e.d. now a day's

I still go to his concerts and still come back in a trans

off course I really love the years 80 till the 90's. mis him some times doing his nasty/sexy things but we all get older en "wiser"

He still got it but I'm also waiting for some real new stuff because I think he still can pull it off.

I really would also love to see him with some old friends I really like it when he's playing with renato, rhonda, morris and John.

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Reply #25 posted 03/11/12 8:16am

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Read what I write about his stuff, around here...

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 #26 posted 03/11/12 8:55am

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Prince is MUSIC..the only thing apart from Prince that has changed is your own sorry asssssssssz. Rocking the wee purple wizard from 82 till now and I will be 50 soon nough.

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Reply #27 posted 03/11/12 10:12am

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<---42. Got into his stuff in 83 with 1999. Will always be a fan but have had my ups and downs throughout the years. He's been losing me a bit lately, as I don't think he is trying very hard and don't hear the passion he once had. But its still decent enough and his older stuff is so brilliant that he keeps me on board even if the current stuff isn't flooring me.

We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #28 posted 03/11/12 10:50am

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"Are you still crazy about Prince? What musical era did you get into him? Do you still like his music or do you wish he would venture into other genres? Are you surprised that Prince is still doing this at his age? Considering what a bad boy he was in his prime"

I am 52, and at this moment I am really into Prince, just as I was for years from '84 when I first 'got into him'.

From '86 onwards, I saw him each time he was in the UK - including a momentous aftershow in Camden, however I eventually sort of lost interest between late 90's until 2007 when I had to be persuaded by my best friend to go see him again at the O2 - which, of course, was so marvellous I booked immediately for the following week to see him again in the final show! Since then I've been to France in 2010 and the Hop Farm last summer where, for me, Prince played the best concert I had seen in years (in my opinion muh better than the O2).

I am delighted with his music and have no desire for him to venture any further afield - there is so much stuff out there, and although hardly a day goes past when I don't listen to some of it, or have a look at a video on Youtube, I consider myself not to be completely obsessed, and often find stuff that I had 'forgotten' or have not listened to for ages. Facebook has opened up a whole new Prince world to me with, as has finally getting my hands on various 'unofficial' recordings/DVD's from days gone by.

I would be surprised if Prince wasn't still doing this at his age. He's fit, healthy, and a true showman - I can't imagine what, if anything would make him stop!!

Finally, considering what a bad girl I was in my prime(!) I am completely at ease with the 'new' Prince. I certainly would not want to be my old self, and can fully understand why he wouldn't either - it's called 'maturing'!!

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Reply #29 posted 03/11/12 11:29am

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Hitting the Big 40 in a few months. I love everything that Prince recorded (minus a couple songs.."51 hours"). I even enjoy his recent releases that some people tend to dislike.

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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