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Thread started 05/29/16 2:38pm

nursev

20 and 30 yrs old who've just found Prince....

So last night at work Im bored bored2 so I had a 20 yr old and a 30 yr old working with me and neither one of them had ever seen Prince's videos which made me sad sad So being the Nursey that I am I showed them D&P, Nothing Compares 2 u and I Would Die 4 U cool The 20 yr old has seen PR, but the 30 yr old said she knew nothing about him before he died but now she wanted to learn about him eek This made me sad...how many other Prince fans could there have been if they couldve seen his work? They seem to like Diamonds and Pearls the best cloud9

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Reply #1 posted 05/29/16 2:43pm

xRachx

It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad
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Reply #2 posted 05/29/16 2:52pm

nursev

xRachx said:

It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek

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Reply #3 posted 05/29/16 4:02pm

xRachx

nursev said:



xRachx said:


It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek



I know.
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Reply #4 posted 05/29/16 4:05pm

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nursev said:



xRachx said:


It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek


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Reply #5 posted 05/29/16 4:22pm

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nursev said:

xRachx said:

It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek

Some people just listen to chart music. Whatever is current. They're welcome to that journey. It isn't much of one though. I stopped being force fed as an infant.

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I'm mid 40s and been told more than once folks my own age to "get with the times". Whatever the fuck that means.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #6 posted 05/29/16 5:05pm

SENNISS

I'm 33 and have been a Prince fan for as long as I can remember. The first album I can recall seeing at home and hearing was 1999. I remember Live In Syracuse being broadcast by the BBC in 1985 or 1986- I was 3. My parents recorded it and I wore that video out.

None of my friends in school were Prince fans. I took up the guitar at the age of 8- none of musician friends through high school liked Prince. I went to music school at 21- when asked who my favourite guitarist was and I replied with Prince, I'd often get strange looks. I could never understand why he was so under appreciated.

I can only guess that people are f'kin' crazy.

Now, they all love him of course.

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Reply #7 posted 05/29/16 5:23pm

214

People in the office keep telling me that my music is weird and keep askin why do i listen to old music, specially when they listen to Prince, they say his music is quite weird.

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Reply #8 posted 05/29/16 6:14pm

Blakbear

Well, his music IS weird. And so was he. You have to have a certain mindset to listen to him.

Of course, this would be the reason I've always liked him, because he was a weird little man and I was a weird little girl growing up. lol

Used to drive my brother crazy who preferred MJ.

On the plus side, tho, there was that time we collectively drove our mother up a tree by mixing that maniac laugh at the end of Batdance with the word 'hey' Terrence Trent D'arby's Sign Your Name. Good times, man, good times. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 05/29/16 8:16pm

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It has always seemed to me that for decades Prince has gone out of his way to make it harder for the present-day masses to appreciate the brilliance of his music. This is why I strongly believe his music will only grow in status over the coming decades/centuries. What matters is that 20yo/30yo people in 2050 appreciate his music cool

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Reply #10 posted 05/29/16 8:45pm

UGTL

That's crazy. I just turned 30 two months ago but I grew up on Prince. From as early as I can remember my mom would talk about seeing him in concert and how close she was to the stage. I used to browse her vinyl collection and remember his songs. And even at 5 I can remember his VMA performance of Gett Off lol As I grew older I really began appreciating and understanding his music. Maybe part of it is because I grew up in a black household, but I can't imagine not knowing Prince. He and MJ were and still are a constant. It's pretty sad some of the young folks don't get it.
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Reply #11 posted 05/29/16 8:47pm

zenzang

I can't say I'm not surprised some people my age wouldn't know Prince. I'm 31 and the only Prince stuff I was aware of were the songs "1999", "Diamonds & Pearls" and "Purple Rain." I did watch some of the few Prince related stuff on Youtube years ago and I never cared for most of his music. Now that a lot of his music is on Youtube, I realized that I knew a lot more Prince stuff than I was aware of like "Most beautiful girl in the world." I used to love that song back in the 90s. I didn't know it was Prince until April 22. Also, while gorwing up, I listened to whatever my aunt listened to ... EW&F, Rick James, etc. No Prince and I can see why she didn't let me listen to him as the lyrics were somewhat too grown for me at the time.

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Reply #12 posted 05/30/16 12:47am

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SENNISS said:

I'm 33 and have been a Prince fan for as long as I can remember. The first album I can recall seeing at home and hearing was 1999. I remember Live In Syracuse being broadcast by the BBC in 1985 or 1986- I was 3. My parents recorded it and I wore that video out.



None of my friends in school were Prince fans. I took up the guitar at the age of 8- none of musician friends through high school liked Prince. I went to music school at 21- when asked who my favourite guitarist was and I replied with Prince, I'd often get strange looks. I could never understand why he was so under appreciated.



I can only guess that people are f'kin' crazy.



Now, they all love him of course.


Wow! strange looks for Prince guitar?
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Reply #13 posted 05/30/16 3:08am

DoItAllNight4U

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Fail falloff

I've heard about Prince since I was 9 years old, I'm 17 now. That's kinda embarrassing for a 30 year old to never have heard of him

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Reply #14 posted 05/30/16 5:22am

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This is why as parents you have to let your kids hear stuff. I grew up in the 70s but I used to play my mums music all the time from the 40s, 50s & 60s - Elvis, Buddy Holly, Platters etc - I didnt live in that era but I learnt about it and I also shared this with my daughter - so she is not musically ignorant. She knows of many artiists I grew up with too & I in turn have always listened to her choices (the Spice Girls was her thing when she was younger - LOL) so it is up to parents to make sure that their kids get a taste of all genres of music. My daughter is not a Prince fan, but she at least it not ignorant. I guess it is a little like getting them to eat their veggies as a kid, you give them a taste and hopefully they will grow to like most of the veggies, but if they dont get to taste it, how will they know if they even like it? One of the girls at my daughters work did not even know who Lenny Kravitz was - and my daughter was shocked she did not know Lenny - and at that moment, I was proud I had introduced my daughter to a wide choice in music.

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #15 posted 05/30/16 5:56am

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Marrk said:



nursev said:




xRachx said:


It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek




Some people just listen to chart music. Whatever is current. They're welcome to that journey. It isn't much of one though. I stopped being force fed as an infant.



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I'm mid 40s and been told more than once folks my own age to "get with the times". Whatever the fuck that means.




Like I've never heard a bebe & Cece winans song...I don't even thing I've spelled it right...I've never seen their faces...but I'm awar they exist. How is one not even aware of Prince who spent MUCH time doing all he could to seen and heard. Your heads really gotta be burried VERY deep into something or an obscene amount of of ignorance is present.
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Reply #16 posted 05/30/16 6:00am

RachB65

xRachx said:

nursev said:



xRachx said:


It is sad. I'm 24 and grew up with Prince in my household as my mum and dad are super fans but I work with this guy who is 30 and he'd never heard of Prince before. He didn't know Purple Rain, WDC, Kiss, nothing. Very sad

I mean how does a 30 yr old not even know who Prince was? Something is wrong with that eek



I know.

talk about about a huge rock with living quarters underneath..smh
"Almost all art is trying to become an anaesthetic and at the same time a healing session drawing up the magical electrics.”
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Reply #17 posted 05/30/16 6:27am

jimmy3121

I have a huge collection & often put it in front of 20 & 30 year olds...always the same reaction= no interest.

Not once has anyone asked me for a copy of anything.

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Reply #18 posted 05/30/16 12:40pm

214

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I have a huge collection & often put it in front of 20 & 30 year olds...always the same reaction= no interest.

Not once has anyone asked me for a copy of anything.

From Prince? it's incredible how can they ignore this genius.

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Reply #19 posted 05/30/16 1:00pm

RiotPaisley

He's quite amazing to discover. Enjoy.

I am happy to have known him while he was existing in this plane.
Surprise, surprise.
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Reply #20 posted 05/30/16 1:18pm

Strive

When I was younger, I remember everybody making fun of this one guy for being a Prince fan. Had to be around when Musicology came out.

Like most I realized how amazing he could be during the Superbowl halftime show. (Releasing the turd that was Planet Earth afterwards was the worst business decision ever) Took me a few years after to turn into a superfan but I grew to love nearly everything he's done (except Jazz Prince is still beyond me)

Never really seen his music videos. Have seen recorded live shows. Dirty Mind and The Black Album were the two albums that really flipped the switch for me.

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Reply #21 posted 05/30/16 1:35pm

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gollygirl said:

This is why as parents you have to let your kids hear stuff. I grew up in the 70s but I used to play my mums music all the time from the 40s, 50s & 60s - Elvis, Buddy Holly, Platters etc - I didnt live in that era but I learnt about it and I also shared this with my daughter - so she is not musically ignorant. She knows of many artiists I grew up with too & I in turn have always listened to her choices (the Spice Girls was her thing when she was younger - LOL) so it is up to parents to make sure that their kids get a taste of all genres of music. My daughter is not a Prince fan, but she at least it not ignorant. I guess it is a little like getting them to eat their veggies as a kid, you give them a taste and hopefully they will grow to like most of the veggies, but if they dont get to taste it, how will they know if they even like it? One of the girls at my daughters work did not even know who Lenny Kravitz was - and my daughter was shocked she did not know Lenny - and at that moment, I was proud I had introduced my daughter to a wide choice in music.

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Reply #22 posted 05/30/16 1:43pm

gandorb

gollygirl said:

This is why as parents you have to let your kids hear stuff. I grew up in the 70s but I used to play my mums music all the time from the 40s, 50s & 60s - Elvis, Buddy Holly, Platters etc - I didnt live in that era but I learnt about it and I also shared this with my daughter - so she is not musically ignorant. She knows of many artiists I grew up with too & I in turn have always listened to her choices (the Spice Girls was her thing when she was younger - LOL) so it is up to parents to make sure that their kids get a taste of all genres of music. My daughter is not a Prince fan, but she at least it not ignorant. I guess it is a little like getting them to eat their veggies as a kid, you give them a taste and hopefully they will grow to like most of the veggies, but if they dont get to taste it, how will they know if they even like it? One of the girls at my daughters work did not even know who Lenny Kravitz was - and my daughter was shocked she did not know Lenny - and at that moment, I was proud I had introduced my daughter to a wide choice in music.


I have shared my love of Prince music with my 10 year old twins since he died, select songs of course (don't fret Tipper). It made me smile during our Memorial Weekend trip that my son asked to hear When Doves Cry and my daughter requested Purple Rain over the Now58 crap.pop
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Reply #23 posted 05/30/16 1:52pm

gandorb

GoldStandard said:

It has always seemed to me that for decades Prince has gone out of his way to make it harder for the present-day masses to appreciate the brilliance of his music. This is why I strongly believe his music will only grow in status over the coming decades/centuries. What matters is that 20yo/30yo people in 2050 appreciate his music cool


I agree. People get caught up with the side issues such as the whole Love Symbol/The Artist thing, the no show at the We are the World concert, or being overwhelmed by the immense volume of his work RATHER THAN OPENLY LISTEN AND LET HIS BRILLIANCE over-rideany of THEIR HANGUPS about him
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Reply #24 posted 05/31/16 10:30am

Blakbear

On letting your kids hear stuff: I had a very strict mother. Extremely strict. However, we could hear all kinds of music growing up, even songs with overtly sexual lyrics. I was allowed to have Prince tapes and whatnot under the age of twelve, no problem. Literally I knew the lyrics to Darling Nikki and other stuff quite well (Too Late Tipper, I already knew about that! Lol) Guess what happened? I still managed not to become a sex fiend, and had no desire to masturbate in a hotel lobby with a magazine. Haha, guess that theory's sunk.
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Reply #25 posted 05/31/16 10:33am

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The thing is, is that Prince is too complicated and eccentric for people, or "normal" people I would say, to understand so people just decide not to delve into it. Also, it's probably because kids my age are too weak minded to make their own decisions as to what to listen to so they just go with whatever is Top 40. I believe that you have to be open minded and eccentric yourself to understand and appreciate Prince and his music. I certainly am and Prince has reached me like no other artist has before. I consider P to be mine in the sense that he's a huge part of me and nobody else around me loves him as much as I do. Prince is my thing, kinda like how listening or being into a certain show is someone else's thing, like their unique personality trait or something.

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Reply #26 posted 05/31/16 12:46pm

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DoItAllNight4U said:

The thing is, is that Prince is too complicated and eccentric for people, or "normal" people I would say, to understand so people just decide not to delve into it. Also, it's probably because kids my age are too weak minded to make their own decisions as to what to listen to so they just go with whatever is Top 40. I believe that you have to be open minded and eccentric yourself to understand and appreciate Prince and his music. I certainly am and Prince has reached me like no other artist has before. I consider P to be mine in the sense that he's a huge part of me and nobody else around me loves him as much as I do. Prince is my thing, kinda like how listening or being into a certain show is someone else's thing, like their unique personality trait or something.

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Indeed, you have to be eccentric yourself, open your heart and your mind will follow. Thanks God, i was never told what to listen to and what not listen to.

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Reply #27 posted 05/31/16 7:48pm

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Not sure about the 20 year Olds but the 30 year olds piss me off because they made fun of me in high school.

These were nsync and Marilyn Manson fans alike. I told them. I told them both Manson and Timberlake and probably anyone else they were listening to was a Prince fan, so I skip the middle man. I picked him for a biography senior project. Aced it. Got called "Hey purple rain can I borrow a pencil?". I said he'd have a commercial comeback and I was right (musicology) but it was a year after graduation.

So fuck em.

They're too late.
Trufax: My daddy told me the he and mom went to Purple Rain in a Seattle Theater. They were so moved by the movie that they went into the record store and bought the album immediately. They went home and conceived me.
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Reply #28 posted 06/01/16 1:20pm

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214 said:

People in the office keep telling me that my music is weird and keep askin why do i listen to old music, specially when they listen to Prince, they say his music is quite weird.

Weird in what way?

Prince has wide range of songs 200 + songs or more?

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Reply #29 posted 06/01/16 4:47pm

redaddict

My son's guitar teacher (an insanely talented, very "cool" 22 year old guitar obsessive) saw a one of my Prince DVDs lying on the sofa. I watched him pick it up and look at it with this puzzled expression on his face. The picture on the front was Prince playing guitar. He said, "Prince played guitar?". I think my jaw hit the floor! How could he not know this? He asked if he could borrow the DVD and admitted he only really knew "that 99 song"! eek I then told him to check out the 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' HOF on YouTube. "Oh cool," he says, "I love that song. Did he sing it." "No...he played the guitar solo". His face was like WTF?! I had no idea how ignorant most people are (or maybe were might be more accurate now) of Prince's genius. End of story, he watched the DVD, was blown away and I feel I have made the future a better place biggrin
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