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Thread started 07/21/16 1:30pm

elf9933

Let's be honest. Prince music produces sadness now and this will forever be

Maybe it's also a bit of a personal guilt thing as well cause I was very critical of AOA to a high degree but I also overly praised RRLA and Free yourself. But regardless of late listening to classics or music that didn't fullfill his genius makes me not just melancholy but severely depressed. Because Prince was always a constant. A constant album every year a constant excitement if he would show at an awards show and if he had changed his look again. A constant source of something new filled with intrigue and mystery. Knowing that the stuff that will be released in the future is only going to be retreads and stuff I probably heard ten years ago before everyone woke up to realize how god darn good he was when he died. I've had a heaviness in my heart since the end of April and it doesn't seem to be lifting. So while many artists music is more of a celebration when they pass P seems to be heavy with sadness and heartache. I don't think this will ever change.
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Reply #1 posted 07/21/16 1:40pm

CalhounSq

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it will... someday... his stuff is too good to avoid forever, sadness will calm & it'll feel good again eventually. I absolutely NEED it to hug

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #2 posted 07/21/16 1:46pm

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Not for me right now. I get happy that we were both alive on Earth at the same time and it makes me happy he played those songs he created to us at the same time and shared his gifts.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #3 posted 07/21/16 1:51pm

morningsong

Nope. Just saw an excellent quote. "Listening to Prince music helps kill negativity!!! Positivity."

For me that is so true, even now.

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Reply #4 posted 07/21/16 1:55pm

PeteSilas

not true, not true at all. our heroes really do not exist for themselves but for us. The inspiration they leave continues to inspire long after they are gone.

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Reply #5 posted 07/21/16 1:56pm

PeteSilas

but you're point is taken, i'm fighting back tears listening to the atlanta show with him saying "can't nobody do it like Prince do" and he ain't never lied.

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Reply #6 posted 07/21/16 2:01pm

nonames

Prince's music makes me as happy as it ever has.
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Reply #7 posted 07/21/16 2:04pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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I find that it's the videos of Prince onstage that make me sad because I know I'll never see him like that again. Not so much his music. neutral

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #8 posted 07/21/16 2:08pm

morningsong

elf9933 said:

Maybe it's also a bit of a personal guilt thing as well cause I was very critical of AOA to a high degree but I also overly praised RRLA and Free yourself. But regardless of late listening to classics or music that didn't fullfill his genius makes me not just melancholy but severely depressed. Because Prince was always a constant. A constant album every year a constant excitement if he would show at an awards show and if he had changed his look again. A constant source of something new filled with intrigue and mystery. Knowing that the stuff that will be released in the future is only going to be retreads and stuff I probably heard ten years ago before everyone woke up to realize how god darn good he was when he died. I've had a heaviness in my heart since the end of April and it doesn't seem to be lifting. So while many artists music is more of a celebration when they pass P seems to be heavy with sadness and heartache. I don't think this will ever change.



I think maybe you need to seek some further assistance. Someone you can thoroughly talk things through with.


Right now, sometimes I feel a tinge of sadness, even more than a tinge at times, but it always passes, hardly the same songs or the same parts, just moments that catch me off kilter and that will probably always happen from now on. But for the most part, I find his music give me an attitude adjustment, when other things are not going so well even now, it's still calming.

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Reply #9 posted 07/21/16 2:56pm

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I just got emotional thinking about what it will be like when I am old and hear or see that man Prince on audio or visual. What will I feel? "That nice man who we lost so long ago." He will seem so young when I'm old.

I also feel happier about when I die though. I feel he'll be there somewhere.

Now I'm not sad all the time about this, it's gotten about 40%-50% better. And we definitely have to move on and celebrate him. He wouldn't want us sad. He would say what Sheila E said he would say: move on and live every day it's fullest.

We are ALL going to die someday. In the meantime, who can we help?

Sometimes I just gotta get myself outta self-pity!! Helping others does that for me.
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Reply #10 posted 07/21/16 4:26pm

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PeteSilas said:

but you're point is taken, i'm fighting back tears listening to the atlanta show with him saying "can't nobody do it like Prince do" and he ain't never lied.


This. Made me cry - until I laughed. He loved himself, deservedly! Ah, Prince why'd you have to go and leave so soon?
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #11 posted 07/21/16 4:41pm

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His music has that underlying sadness in it, the same happens with Bob Dylan's music, but with Dylan this sadness is quite obvious.

[Edited 7/22/16 12:28pm]

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Reply #12 posted 07/22/16 8:45am

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I still feel a twinge of sadness when I hear John Lennon's voice. I have not yet played David Bowie's last CD, even though it has been in the car for months; I do watch his videos on YouTube. I have listened to a lot of Prince, but watching his DVDs is difficult. I missed so much over the years. Each of us grieves differently.

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Reply #13 posted 07/22/16 9:06am

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I just decided today that I cannot listen to AOA in it's entirety. Had to leave work and just drive and cry. I can pretty much listen to everything elase sad

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #14 posted 07/22/16 9:41am

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sigh

"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 #15 posted 07/22/16 5:27pm

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Certain songs have new meaning to me and are moving eg. The Ladder etc but mostly I listen and it makes me happy to know that his legacy will live on, and generations beyond us will enjoy this totally hot genius yes Like he said about Vanity in Melbourne, I'm gonna celebrate and not mourn.

[Edited 7/22/16 17:28pm]

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #16 posted 07/22/16 6:36pm

scorp84

It comes and goes. More than ever, memories of my first discovery of songs/albums/videos/movies comes back to me, and it feels almost like i'm back in time for a spell. I'm most thankful for that.

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Reply #17 posted 07/22/16 7:03pm

CROWNS1

scorp84 said:

It comes and goes. More than ever, memories of my first discovery of songs/albums/videos/movies comes back to me, and it feels almost like i'm back in time for a spell. I'm most thankful for that.

Same here. Today it comes sad Just can't shake the overwhelming feeling of sadness I get when I think about his death. Of him in that elevator... Not sadness for me, but sadness for him because I believe he was deeply in pain. I hope that his soul is at peace.

[Edited 7/22/16 19:04pm]

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Reply #18 posted 07/22/16 7:08pm

bonatoc

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Put on "The Exodus Has Begun" and stop whining.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #19 posted 07/22/16 7:14pm

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I feel your pain. Maybe the feeling will pass you we all grieve differently and all have every right to feel it how we need to. I still for the life of me cannot listen to Sometimes It Snows In April without balling my eyes out, every single time. So, I stay away from that jam, I am not strong enough yet to handle it.

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I must say I feel Prince is alive and with me, with us, when I play his music loud and proud. And his music has such a different meaning to me now. I feel his music more and feel more alive then I ever did listening to it. I do feel his music creates positivity, confidence and good vibes.

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So I am sorry you feel this way about his music. It could be a phase, and I pray you can get out of it.

Trust, I have been in some very dark, sad places in my head in regards to Prince and trying to make sense of his death and how it happened. I still have my moments. But now listening to his music helps me so damn much. It's my medicine I need it every day to feel him around me.

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I wish you well!

"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #20 posted 07/22/16 7:18pm

JediNation

bonatoc said:

Put on "The Exodus Has Begun" and stop whining.

BINGO! about two weeks ago, I was driving home, "The Exodus Has Begun" came on and I felt it... true joy and attitude listening to a Prince song again. That song will always be special for just that reason!

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Reply #21 posted 07/23/16 5:31am

perfume

Doesn't make me sad, per se, but happy, reflective, and very, very, mortal. I honestly feel like the earth convulsed or something when he left.
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Reply #22 posted 07/23/16 5:49am

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For the most part I am starting to be able to play his stuff without lump in throat. Except AOA and the song June...those 2 still wreck me
We're gonna need a bigger boat
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Reply #23 posted 07/23/16 6:42am

muleFunk

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I live in the world of Faith and Hope.

Prince's music was built on those concepts.

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Reply #24 posted 07/23/16 6:43am

muleFunk

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The hurt and pain will pass eventually for all of us at different times but we will always miss the man.

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Reply #25 posted 07/23/16 12:26pm

luvsexy4all

elf9933 said:

Maybe it's also a bit of a personal guilt thing as well cause I was very critical of AOA to a high degree but I also overly praised RRLA and Free yourself. But regardless of late listening to classics or music that didn't fullfill his genius makes me not just melancholy but severely depressed. Because Prince was always a constant. A constant album every year a constant excitement if he would show at an awards show and if he had changed his look again. A constant source of something new filled with intrigue and mystery. Knowing that the stuff that will be released in the future is only going to be retreads and stuff I probably heard ten years ago before everyone woke up to realize how god darn good he was when he died. I've had a heaviness in my heart since the end of April and it doesn't seem to be lifting. So while many artists music is more of a celebration when they pass P seems to be heavy with sadness and heartache. I don't think this will ever change.

would u rather have not been blessed to be "in the know"??

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Reply #26 posted 07/23/16 1:04pm

dodger

bonatoc said:

Put on "The Exodus Has Begun" and stop whining.



lol
The whole of Exodus, especially Mashed Potato Girl does the trick.
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I must admit though, I can't listen to Way Back Home / affirmation III without whining
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Reply #27 posted 07/23/16 1:11pm

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elf9933 said:

Maybe it's also a bit of a personal guilt thing as well cause I was very critical of AOA to a high degree but I also overly praised RRLA and Free yourself. But regardless of late listening to classics or music that didn't fullfill his genius makes me not just melancholy but severely depressed. Because Prince was always a constant. A constant album every year a constant excitement if he would show at an awards show and if he had changed his look again. A constant source of something new filled with intrigue and mystery. Knowing that the stuff that will be released in the future is only going to be retreads and stuff I probably heard ten years ago before everyone woke up to realize how god darn good he was when he died. I've had a heaviness in my heart since the end of April and it doesn't seem to be lifting. So while many artists music is more of a celebration when they pass P seems to be heavy with sadness and heartache. I don't think this will ever change.
some me sad ,some make me laugh. I can exercise to his music and be energized by my emotion of love for him. I cry most often when hearing him sing ooooohs in songs.
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #28 posted 07/24/16 2:13pm

bonatoc

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dodger said:

bonatoc said:

Put on "The Exodus Has Begun" and stop whining.

lol The whole of Exodus, especially Mashed Potato Girl does the trick. . I must admit though, I can't listen to Way Back Home / affirmation III without whining


"U want some bird seed or somethin'?"


If it's too soon for humour, I recommend "Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do",
which I found healing.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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