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Dr Funkenberry Podcast with engineer David Hampton (A must listen)

http://www.stitcher.com/p...-46494131. Check out what he has to say about the so-called secret video room which he built and was not a secret. Don't believe everything you read in the media.
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Reply #1 posted 09/22/16 3:22am

airth

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You mean, of course, Dave Hampton. It's a great interview. I think we need people like him on the inside.

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Reply #2 posted 09/22/16 7:44am

PRNelson

Dave Hampton should be running the show at paisley park.

His level of knowledge, expertise and respect was comforting.

He also had zero ego. This guy needs to be involved somehow.
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Reply #3 posted 09/22/16 8:30am

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What was the snippet of song at the beginning?

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Reply #4 posted 09/22/16 8:41am

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thank you! great interview!

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Reply #5 posted 09/22/16 8:41am

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Funny note at the beginning: Football fans were hoping for the Vikings to make the first touchdown in the new stadium. That didn't happen. But, the first touchdown pass was from Rodgers to Nelson.

ROdGERS to NELSON. Get it?

The Vikings won.

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Reply #6 posted 09/22/16 8:57am

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This is another excellent piece that deserves preservation. Great to hear a professional get to talk and talk relatively freely. Thanks for the link.
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Reply #7 posted 09/22/16 9:12am

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ufoclub said:

What was the snippet of song at the beginning?


Ida Nielsen "Showmewhatugot"

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Reply #8 posted 09/22/16 9:20am

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Yes, this is an excellent and very cool insight into the professonal reality of the situation and challenges of keeping his legacy vibrant and possible new releases (rather than fans shouting or the media dramatizing).

I do feel that there is advantage to pop guru outsiders also having input, because as an insider, people know the reality of it, they knew Prince as a real person. But that is not what his legacy is.

His legacy is the brand of Prince, and the art as it was accepted and embraced by the world and fans. There's a difference in perspective, and Prince himself was well aware of it, and he did the work well of stitching patterns of reality within a quilt of myth.

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Reply #9 posted 09/22/16 9:22am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Funny note at the beginning: Football fans were hoping for the Vikings to make the first touchdown in the new stadium. That didn't happen. But, the first touchdown pass was from Rodgers to Nelson.

ROdGERS to NELSON. Get it?

The Vikings won.

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Reply #10 posted 09/22/16 9:29am

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I love the story about this 4th engineer they had to call in because another guy didn't show up, a female engineer. She was "very serious" and fearless in how she worked. When Prince would ask "What do you think?" the guys would never really say what they thought. The female would just pop up and say "You should do that over again." BOLD. hahaha But he responded to female energy much more, and they made the note that his earlier engineers were women, not men.

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Reply #11 posted 09/22/16 9:55am

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cool

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Reply #12 posted 09/22/16 10:04am

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I've known Dave Hampton for years, but it's been a while. He is an AWESOME guy, and a great engineer.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #13 posted 09/22/16 10:43am

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Interesting note about The Egg: It was intended to be a restaurant, then other things. It was ultimately used as storage. It mainly had boxes of clothes and other stuff.

Apparently, there was also underground access to it, opposed to solely having to go outside to get in the place. (Imagine the nightmare of that in a snow storm and Prince wants his favorite booties.)

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Reply #14 posted 09/22/16 11:29am

terrig

This was GREAT - I love hearing the nerds behind the scenes nerd out. Funk.. to his credit stayed out of the way and this guy was wealth of info.

Loved it.

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Reply #15 posted 09/22/16 2:07pm

Starrdust505

Thanks Laura for posting a thread for this podcast and thanks also to Dr Funk for broadcasting this interview to the fans. Like I said yesterday, I advise anyone who cares about Prince and his legacy, to listen to this. It really is worth your time. The information that he shares is interesting and insightful especially the dynamics of the individuals behind the scene at PP.

I think Dave comes across in this interview as a very level headed guy. He makes a lot of relevant points and sounds like he has the right characteristics to be involved with Prince's legacy. I sincerely hope that things work out and he becomes involved and is given a prominent role.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
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Reply #16 posted 09/22/16 2:46pm

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Starrdust505 said:

Thanks Laura for posting a thread for this podcast and thanks also to Dr Funk for broadcasting this interview to the fans. Like I said yesterday, I advise anyone who cares about Prince and his legacy, to listen to this. It really is worth your time. The information that he shares is interesting and insightful especially the dynamics of the individuals behind the scene at PP.

I think Dave comes across in this interview as a very level headed guy. He makes a lot of relevant points and sounds like he has the right characteristics to be involved with Prince's legacy. I sincerely hope that things work out and he becomes involved and is given a prominent role.


I like how he didnt buy into Funks assertion that Susan Rogers is too thirsty - I found that pretty enlightening as well. he was very even and well balanced in his assessment of things and it made me feel so much better about some of the people Prince had around him in positions like this.

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Reply #17 posted 09/22/16 2:57pm

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terrig said:

Starrdust505 said:

Thanks Laura for posting a thread for this podcast and thanks also to Dr Funk for broadcasting this interview to the fans. Like I said yesterday, I advise anyone who cares about Prince and his legacy, to listen to this. It really is worth your time. The information that he shares is interesting and insightful especially the dynamics of the individuals behind the scene at PP.

I think Dave comes across in this interview as a very level headed guy. He makes a lot of relevant points and sounds like he has the right characteristics to be involved with Prince's legacy. I sincerely hope that things work out and he becomes involved and is given a prominent role.


I like how he didnt buy into Funks assertion that Susan Rogers is too thirsty - I found that pretty enlightening as well. he was very even and well balanced in his assessment of things and it made me feel so much better about some of the people Prince had around him in positions like this.

Yes he wasn't going to get drawn into his views on her. He had an objective view of her based on his own research of her as a peer.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
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Reply #18 posted 09/22/16 5:15pm

jdcxc

Pretty cool. The fan questions sucked. Too bad he didn't give more anecdotes...prolly saving them for the book. Lol
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Reply #19 posted 09/22/16 6:47pm

LBrent

Starrdust505 said:

terrig said:


I like how he didnt buy into Funks assertion that Susan Rogers is too thirsty - I found that pretty enlightening as well. he was very even and well balanced in his assessment of things and it made me feel so much better about some of the people Prince had around him in positions like this.

Yes he wasn't going to get drawn into his views on her. He had an objective view of her based on his own research of her as a peer.

He came across as a consummate professional who would be an incredible asset to P's estate. I hope they recognize that.

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Reply #20 posted 09/22/16 6:58pm

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TrivialPursuit said:


Funny note at the beginning: Football fans were hoping for the Vikings to make the first touchdown in the new stadium. That didn't happen. But, the first touchdown pass was from Rodgers to Nelson.

ROdGERS to NELSON. Get it?

The Vikings won.





I've now watched that GIF 3121 times.
Surprise, surprise.
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Reply #21 posted 09/22/16 8:38pm

b4ugo

Yes, I listened yesterday. Great Podcast and David Hampton sounds really awesome. Hope he ends up being involved preserving Prince's legacy.

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Reply #22 posted 09/22/16 8:42pm

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LBrent said:

Starrdust505 said:

Yes he wasn't going to get drawn into his views on her. He had an objective view of her based on his own research of her as a peer.

He came across as a consummate professional who would be an incredible asset to P's estate. I hope they recognize that.

Agree with all of the above.

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Reply #23 posted 09/22/16 10:25pm

Ingela

Great listen. Thanks for hooking us up with the link, I like everything David Hampton had to say and agree with him 100%

Hopefully he is involved, sounds like the perfect person to be part of the team.
Fingers crossed and it's all done right, and it definitely sounds like David knows and understands the gravity of the situation.
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Reply #24 posted 09/23/16 1:57am

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b4ugo said:

David Hampton sounds really awesome. Hope he ends up being involved preserving Prince's legacy.

Yep. Dave already has experience doing archival work for the Miles Davis estate too.

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Reply #25 posted 09/23/16 6:25am

rogifan

I listened to this but it bugged me whenever Dr. Funkenberry mentioned Graceland it was dripping with condescension. He made a comment about maybe after 4 years PP will be done right. And then referred to the e-mails they found as "so-called e-mails" (I guess implying they don't really exist and somebody just made that up)? The reason the estate brought in Graceland holdings is because they have experience doing this type of thing, not because they want to turn PP into Graceland. They haven't even opened the doors yet, not one tour has happened yet and this guy has already made up his mind that they didn't do it right. Sorry I don't have a lot of time for wet blankets who are cynical and negative about everything.
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rogifan said:

I listened to this but it bugged me whenever Dr. Funkenberry mentioned Graceland it was dripping with condescension. He made a comment about maybe after 4 years PP will be done right. And then referred to the e-mails they found as "so-called e-mails" (I guess implying they don't really exist and somebody just made that up)? The reason the estate brought in Graceland holdings is because they have experience doing this type of thing, not because they want to turn PP into Graceland. They haven't even opened the doors yet, not one tour has happened yet and this guy has already made up his mind that they didn't do it right. Sorry I don't have a lot of time for wet blankets who are cynical and negative about everything.

Graceland is cool! I felt it was infused with this real feeling of nostalgia and sadness about Elvis. It makes you feel that despite being the most famous and popular rock star EVER, all he wanted was to live in a (modest by today's standards) house with friends and family and his parents too.

I've been there once: [img:$uid]http://img.phot.../img:$uid]

Oh man, "Sweet Thing" just came on the digital radio station. Sad. This was the aftershow cover song for a while in the late 90's.

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Reply #27 posted 09/23/16 1:33pm

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rogifan said:

I listened to this but it bugged me whenever Dr. Funkenberry mentioned Graceland it was dripping with condescension. He made a comment about maybe after 4 years PP will be done right. And then referred to the e-mails they found as "so-called e-mails" (I guess implying they don't really exist and somebody just made that up)? The reason the estate brought in Graceland holdings is because they have experience doing this type of thing, not because they want to turn PP into Graceland. They haven't even opened the doors yet, not one tour has happened yet and this guy has already made up his mind that they didn't do it right.

I've become concerned about how things might be handled now too. The first indicator was how quickly they have pushed to get the museum up and running (in order to coincide with the 'official' tribute concert).

The second cause for concern is them announcing plans to build an EIGHT FOOT WALL (which goes against Prince's apparent intentions and would TOTALLY change the aesthetic charm and view at the property).

At Graceland, the home is basically as Elvis left it and then they made what is a separate racketball court building into a place to display outfits and exhibits. At Paisley Park the adjacent circular building or the soundstage offers plenty of space to display all sorts of stuff.

The museum also announced plans to add a boutique hotel so that strangers or fans alike could stay the night at a notoriously private man's property? Maybe an amusement ride could be added too. How about a slide on top of the soundstage? Maybe open up the studios for karaoke nights?

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Reply #28 posted 09/23/16 2:00pm

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fbueller said:



rogifan said:


I listened to this but it bugged me whenever Dr. Funkenberry mentioned Graceland it was dripping with condescension. He made a comment about maybe after 4 years PP will be done right. And then referred to the e-mails they found as "so-called e-mails" (I guess implying they don't really exist and somebody just made that up)? The reason the estate brought in Graceland holdings is because they have experience doing this type of thing, not because they want to turn PP into Graceland. They haven't even opened the doors yet, not one tour has happened yet and this guy has already made up his mind that they didn't do it right.

I've become concerned about how things might be handled now too. The first indicator was how quickly they have pushed to get the museum up and running (in order to coincide with the 'official' tribute concert).

The second cause for concern is them announcing plans to build an EIGHT FOOT WALL (which goes against Prince's apparent intentions and would TOTALLY change the aesthetic charm and view at the property).


At Graceland, the home is basically as Elvis left it and then they made what is a separate racketball court building into a place to display outfits and exhibits. At Paisley Park the adjacent circular building or the soundstage offers plenty of space to display all sorts of stuff.


The museum also announced plans to add a boutique hotel so that strangers or fans alike could stay the night at a notoriously private man's property? Maybe an amusement ride could be added too. How about a slide on top of the soundstage? Maybe open up the studios for karaoke nights?



The 8 foot wall hasn't happened and very well may not ever happen. And the boutique hotel is not a sure thing either. People need to take a deep breath and relax a bit.
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Reply #29 posted 09/23/16 2:07pm

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rogifan said:

I listened to this but it bugged me whenever Dr. Funkenberry mentioned Graceland it was dripping with condescension. He made a comment about maybe after 4 years PP will be done right. And then referred to the e-mails they found as "so-called e-mails" (I guess implying they don't really exist and somebody just made that up)? The reason the estate brought in Graceland holdings is because they have experience doing this type of thing, not because they want to turn PP into Graceland. They haven't even opened the doors yet, not one tour has happened yet and this guy has already made up his mind that they didn't do it right. Sorry I don't have a lot of time for wet blankets who are cynical and negative about everything.


His place as a Prince outsider is done now unless the family wants to keep him up to date on things. Not paying much attention to him, but I never did before either.



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