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Thread started 05/02/16 8:55am

Nikkigrrrll

Did anyone post the 'lost' Rolling Stone cover story that they posted today yet?

If not. I thought it was worth the read:

http://www.rollingstone.c...502?page=4

[Edited 5/2/16 8:56am]

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Reply #1 posted 05/02/16 9:12am

nelcp777

Nikkigrrrll said:

If not. I thought it was worth the read:

http://www.rollingstone.c...502?page=4

[Edited 5/2/16 8:56am]

Very good article and reading. Interesting points on issues we are facing now.

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Reply #2 posted 05/02/16 9:13am

GirlBrother

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Really intriguing. Thanks for the link.

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Reply #3 posted 05/02/16 9:18am

emesem

Wow...great read

some real interesting stuff in there:

While still deeply Christian, he's also spent time studying what appears to be an Afro-centric interpretation of history, along with the physics of sound, some Eastern ideas (chakras are "science," he says) and a selection of unabashed conspiracy theories. He has thoughts on the JFK assassination ("The car slows down – why doesn't it speed up?"); AIDS ("It's rising in some communities, and it's not rising in others – any primate could figure out why"); and the airplane trails known in some circles as chemtrails ("Think about where they appear, why they appear, how often and what particular times of the year").

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He talks more about mentoring and helping peers, so I wonder aloud if he thinks he could've forestalled Michael Jackson's fate. "I don't want to talk about it," Prince says at first. "I'm too close to it." He goes on: "He is just one of many who have gone through that door – Amy Winehouse and folks. We're all connected, right, we're all brothers and sisters, and the minute we lock that in, we wouldn't let anybody in our family fall. That's why I called Chris Brown. All of us need to be able to reach out and just fix stuff. There's nothing that's unforgivable."

He seems to be hinting at past problems of his own, so I ask if he was ever self-destructive. His eyebrows shoot up. "Self-destructive? I mean ... do I look self-destructive?" This leads him to a disquisition on why he avoids talking about the past. "People say, 'Why did you change your name?' and this, that and the other. I'm here right now, doing what I'm doing right now, and all of the things I did led up to this. And there is no place else I'd rather be than right now. I want to be talking to you, and I want you to get it."



He tries to explain why he can imagine playing into old age, with a dizzying detour into mysticism via the Wachowskis. "Life spans are getting longer," he says. "One of the reasons is because people are learning more about everything, so then the brain makes more connections. Eventually, we'll be in eternal brain mode because we'll be able to hold eternity in our minds. A lot of people can't do that. If you can't think all the way back eternally, you can't think all the way forward eternally. Everybody usually thinks about a beginning, a big bang. If you take that event out, then you can start to see what eternity is. Remember in The Matrix where they said the only thing that has an ending had a beginning, and vice versa?"


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Reply #4 posted 05/02/16 9:21am

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THANX

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Reply #5 posted 05/02/16 9:31am

endiadj

Interesting that he said he goes long periods of time with no food or water and that people have to remind him to drink water. Also admitting that he doesn't sleep much. This was in 2014. Seems like Prince didn't take very good care of himself so he would be susceptible to colds, weight fluctuations, etc.
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Reply #6 posted 05/02/16 9:37am

Shockedelicus

It really sounds like he was running from the past. I always felt like present-day Prince was jealous of 1980's Prince.

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/16 9:39am

SPYZFAN1

Thank you so much for posting that. That has to be one of the best interviews I've read from him. Pretty heavy in some spots.

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Reply #8 posted 05/02/16 9:46am

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Nikkigrrrll said:

If not. I thought it was worth the read:


http://www.rollingstone.c...502?page=4

[Edited 5/2/16 8:56am]


Thanks for posting
2xMaybe3
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Reply #9 posted 05/02/16 9:46am

endiadj

Shockedelicus said:

It really sounds like he was running from the past. I always felt like present-day Prince was jealous of 1980's Prince.



why would he be jealous of his past? he could've continued his risque persona but he chose to do a complete 180 with his pro and private life.
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Reply #10 posted 05/02/16 9:52am

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Thanks for posting, with the benefit of hindsight that's quite a read..

Anyone know who the ex-bass player who re-auditioned was?

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Reply #11 posted 05/02/16 10:09am

babynoz

Thanks a million for sharing this excellent article. Nothing can be said about Prince that is more fascinating than his own words. cool

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Reply #12 posted 05/02/16 10:10am

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djfine said:

Thanks for posting, with the benefit of hindsight that's quite a read..

Anyone know who the ex-bass player who re-auditioned was?

Im curious as well...was it Brown Mark? Or more likely Sonny

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Reply #13 posted 05/02/16 10:12am

Genesia

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I'm still trying to figure out when this "four years without an album" occurred.

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Reply #14 posted 05/02/16 10:22am

emesem

The gap between 20ten and AOA/PE?

Genesia said:

I'm still trying to figure out when this "four years without an album" occurred.

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Reply #15 posted 05/02/16 10:41am

MissMarySharon

A very interesting read, thanks for posting it.

I can't help but think that years of not eating properly, not drinking enough and getting little sleep must have taken a toll on Prince. As the body ages it does need more nurturing etc.

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Reply #16 posted 05/02/16 10:54am

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Does anyone have a link or saved text of the ebony interview where he was really honest and they were asked to take it down as it was 'off the record'? If it's still. Not allowed just snip this comment mods! Love you all!
Comin str8 outta Preston...
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Reply #17 posted 05/02/16 10:59am

BanishedBrian

The discussion about how Studio A has never captured things exactly as he wanted is quite interesting.

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Reply #18 posted 05/02/16 11:04am

Genesia

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emesem said:

The gap between 20ten and AOA/PE?

Genesia said:

I'm still trying to figure out when this "four years without an album" occurred.


But wasn't there something else in there? It really doesn't seem like it could have been four years. I mean...he did the "Welcome 2..." dates in 2012. I guess there wasn't a "companion" to those shows.

He was feeding us stuff in between, though. I guess that's why it didn't feel like there hadn't been an album.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #19 posted 05/02/16 11:05am

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So much eerie stuff in that interview...

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Reply #20 posted 05/02/16 11:08am

MMJas

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"I am music."

This is how I see him. The embodiment of music.

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Reply #21 posted 05/02/16 11:10am

Genesia

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BreakfastCanWait said:

So much eerie stuff in that interview...


That part about Paisley Park being turned into a museum. sad

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Reply #22 posted 05/02/16 11:16am

GirlBrother

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You know, I read this part, and my first thought was "Enablers"...

They come off as members of a benign cult. "It's sort of like an alternate reality," says Grantis. "It's an alternate universe being here, because we're in this awesome bubble of, like, making music all day. I have no idea what the date is, or what the day is."


Being so coccooned that you don't know what day it is, is nothing to brag about!
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Reply #23 posted 05/02/16 11:22am

Nikkigrrrll

2020 said:

djfine said:

Thanks for posting, with the benefit of hindsight that's quite a read..

Anyone know who the ex-bass player who re-auditioned was?

Im curious as well...was it Brown Mark? Or more likely Sonny

[Edited 5/2/16 10:10am]

I thought it was really interesting, and kind of 'after the fact' really eerie. I think it was Sonny though thats just my guess. I had no idea Prince was so into conspiracy theories. I mean we've all heard him talk about chemtrails... but I've never heard him talk about JFK and AIDS before, has anyone else?

"I don't think about gone?" Is that maybe why there isn't a will? He just couldn't bring himself to do it, plus we all know the hatred of contracts... Sigh..

"I do nothing professionally, I do everything for fun."
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Reply #24 posted 05/02/16 11:49am

leecaldon

Nikkigrrrll said:

2020 said:

Im curious as well...was it Brown Mark? Or more likely Sonny

[Edited 5/2/16 10:10am]

I thought it was really interesting, and kind of 'after the fact' really eerie. I think it was Sonny though thats just my guess. I had no idea Prince was so into conspiracy theories. I mean we've all heard him talk about chemtrails... but I've never heard him talk about JFK and AIDS before, has anyone else?

"I don't think about gone?" Is that maybe why there isn't a will? He just couldn't bring himself to do it, plus we all know the hatred of contracts... Sigh..

Well, as he wanted an all-girl band at the time, then surely it can only be Rhonda??

Can't imagine any bass player being 8 times better than her though!

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Reply #25 posted 05/02/16 11:53am

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Best thing I've read since he passed...and also confirmed a couple of thoughts I had on Prince...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #26 posted 05/02/16 11:56am

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Does anyone have a link or saved text of the ebony interview where he was really honest and they were asked to take it down as it was 'off the record'? If it's still. Not allowed just snip this comment mods! Love you all!



Check your Orgnotes. wink

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Reply #27 posted 05/02/16 12:50pm

lwr001

2020 said:

djfine said:

Thanks for posting, with the benefit of hindsight that's quite a read..

Anyone know who the ex-bass player who re-auditioned was?

Im curious as well...was it Brown Mark? Or more likely Sonny

[Edited 5/2/16 10:10am]

i bet it was cora husband

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Reply #28 posted 05/02/16 12:52pm

lwr001

leecaldon said:

Nikkigrrrll said:

I thought it was really interesting, and kind of 'after the fact' really eerie. I think it was Sonny though thats just my guess. I had no idea Prince was so into conspiracy theories. I mean we've all heard him talk about chemtrails... but I've never heard him talk about JFK and AIDS before, has anyone else?

"I don't think about gone?" Is that maybe why there isn't a will? He just couldn't bring himself to do it, plus we all know the hatred of contracts... Sigh..

Well, as he wanted an all-girl band at the time, then surely it can only be Rhonda??

Can't imagine any bass player being 8 times better than her though!

could be rhoinda as i remember him stating that although technically proficient, when he went into lets work and needed her to bring it she couldn;t ans she knew it

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Reply #29 posted 05/02/16 1:07pm

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Very interesting thanks.

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Prince really lived in his own world. Not too healthy on the one hand although good for creativity. Not participating in general life mundane things like time, schedules, drinking water etc is probably why he just never though about death or freak accidents (stroke, heart attach) or anything weird. Maybe that's what living with security guards in public does.

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I also wonder if he only bought back his music rights from Warner in 2014 if he wasn't just tired of all the fighting and thinking about the future and just therefore never thought about getting a will. It's just all so strange.... But not sleeping, drinking water, eating... no wonder he was so thin.

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I also wonder why they never posted the article back then.

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