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Thread started 07/17/14 6:44pm

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Prince's influence .......... thread

SALUTATIONS,

I loved hearing everyone's funny stories so I created this thread to hear what Prince influenced you [whether you're proud of it or not] to DO or APPRECIATE.

For example: One upon a time, I absolutely loathed hairy men. [Arms, backs, booty's, balls] You name it, I hated it, but Prince wears it so well and it's incredibly hot on him so I suppose I grew to appreciate hairy men. smile

One thing I'm so embarrassed of is when I started high school I was so obsessed with Janet Jackson and P. I would go to school wearing all purple, key earrings, and all kinds of ugliness. lol

Please share

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Reply #1 posted 07/17/14 8:27pm

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This is quite embarrasing but I got into P during my freshman year in high school. A little before that, I was terrified about sex even though my parents had a thorough talk with me about it. I started listening to P shortly after and I came to realize that my parents only scratched the surface on sex talk. Listening to albums like Come or any other P album for that fact opened my eyes to a whole new meaning of sex. I had a slightly dirty mind before hearing Prince but I was REALLY screwed up after hearing Prince. Also, P taught me how to curse. What a terrible influence. Thanks alot, P. As far as good stuff, P introduced me to what real music should sound like and im forever in debt to him for that.
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Reply #2 posted 07/17/14 11:33pm

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He's influenced my style quite a bit. Freshman year was a hot mess. I went to school wearing ear-wraps, white shirts with fringe, black pants, purple jewelry.. I was a walking cloud of black and purple. I've toned it down since then thank the Lawd.

I tried to master his famous side-eye

Oh and the worst thang? I cut the booty! out of a pair of old pants I had. Oops lol

I had it bad.

On a serious note Prince taught me that it's okay to be yourself and not to give a funk what anyone else thinks. "Style is loving yourself til everyone else does too."
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Reply #3 posted 07/18/14 2:05am

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prince literally taught me how 2 properly make love 2 a woman, honest lol lol I was 12 when I discovered his music so of course a virgin but when the time came years later I put everything I'd learned in his songs into practice and I really owe him 4 that (because obviously he's a hell of a good teacher) lol

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I'm also quite a queer despite being heterosexual and prince also taught me to be at peace with being a very feminine man and how to use this as a seductive asset in a macho world. He also taught me that men can be feminists and should be proud of it.

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When I first "met" prince's music I was a total atheist. Even though many other things led me to start believing in God when I was 17, prince's lyrics certainly contributed to take me there. Overall, philosophically I owe him a lot, his lyrics have been kind of a lifetime companion and guidance that evolved as we both grew up and older, with him being 18 years ahead of me. I know many people just like prince for the music but for me the lyrics were just as important, a major source of personal inspiration regarding many aspects of my life.

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Being an artist, prince taught me many things when it comes to the way I make my thing and handled my career: the obsession for adding odd particularities to a piece of art in order to make it different from other people's work, being bold and provocative at times, being a perfectionist at times but also not being afraid to deliver things that were done hastly on a pulsion because they have their own qualities and spontaneity, a certain way of getting people's attention when promoting something, being an independent and self-produced artist... Actually I couldn't really sum it up properly when it comes to the creative process itself, it's always hard to explain those things, u just absorb other artists' influences and make them your own thing in ways that r hard to theorize. When I was doing music back in the days my sound and lyrics were very obviously prince influenced and it's still true to some extent when it comes to the way I write poetry but when it comes to scripts and literature I guess it just happened in more subtle ways, a general approach to the creative process of sorts.

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Reply #4 posted 07/18/14 2:22am

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databank said:

prince also taught me to be at peace with being a very feminine man and how to use this as a seductive asset in a macho world.

With you on this one!

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Reply #5 posted 07/18/14 2:45am

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Reply #6 posted 07/18/14 2:51am

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databank said:


prince also taught me to be at peace with being a very feminine man and how to use this as a seductive asset in a macho world.




With you on this one!




Kinda for me too...growing up, as a teenager in an all make school, it seemed very important to stress to everyone that you were 'a man, a red-blooded man, a man that like the females, you'd conquered females left right and centre, you'd done things to them that no other man could...ME MAN!!!!'

I didn't go in for this partly because I guess (weirdly given his lyrical content), it wasn't part of a necessary persona as a person known to listen to Prince...the damage was already done if you listened to a high-heel wearing, make up flaunting, falsetto singing popstar. I got my ass kicked daily for it but at least I didn't feel the need to pretend and I think that too was down to Prince
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