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Thread started 09/30/16 11:03pm

SoftSkarlettLo
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What do you think of Prince's iconic "bored" look?

A classic example of Prince's "bored" look is on the Grafitti Bridge album cover - the half closed, vacant eyes and dead pan expression.

I like it. It is cool, edgy and weird. It's the iconic Prince look.

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/16 11:59pm

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

A classic example of Prince's "bored" look is on the Grafitti Bridge album cover - the half closed, vacant eyes and dead pan expression.

I like it. It is cool, edgy and weird. It's the iconic Prince look.

that's just him being too cool for school, i recall and interview around that time about one of his songs about critics where the interviewer described his eyes as "half-mast" as Prince said "this one's about people who talk shit". It might have been the question of u.

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Reply #2 posted 10/01/16 4:20am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

A classic example of Prince's "bored" look is on the Grafitti Bridge album cover - the half closed, vacant eyes and dead pan expression.



I like it. It is cool, edgy and weird. It's the iconic Prince look.


Which cover are you describing? GB cover is an airbrush mural?
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Reply #3 posted 10/01/16 6:21am

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FUNKNROLL said:

SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

A classic example of Prince's "bored" look is on the Grafitti Bridge album cover - the half closed, vacant eyes and dead pan expression.

I like it. It is cool, edgy and weird. It's the iconic Prince look.

Which cover are you describing? GB cover is an airbrush mural?

Yah, the GB cover is not an actual photo, but like a painting. But in it, it shows Prince with the "bored" look. It's also the cover of the VHS/ DVD movie.

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Reply #4 posted 10/01/16 6:28am

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the org is officially dead

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Reply #5 posted 10/01/16 6:31am

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the org is officially dead

Friend, the org was never alive. You're thinking about housequake.com.

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Reply #6 posted 10/01/16 6:36am

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steakfinger said:

Iamtheorg said:

the org is officially dead

Friend, the org was never alive. You're thinking about housequake.com.

lol

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Reply #7 posted 10/01/16 7:59am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

A classic example of Prince's "bored" look is on the Grafitti Bridge album cover - the half closed, vacant eyes and dead pan expression.



I like it. It is cool, edgy and weird. It's the iconic Prince look.


--- There is a YouTube video with a panel of people discussing Prince. One the commentators Angela Davis said she was hanging out at Paisly Park with him and that he would abruptly disappear. He later apologized and told her he had music going in his head constantly and that stuff in his head was more interesting then what was going around him. He was really bored if he was not working on his music.
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Reply #8 posted 10/01/16 8:40am

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SoftSkarlettLovisa said:

FUNKNROLL said:

SoftSkarlettLovisa said: Which cover are you describing? GB cover is an airbrush mural?

Yah, the GB cover is not an actual photo, but like a painting. But in it, it shows Prince with the "bored" look. It's also the cover of the VHS/ DVD movie.


First, this whole thread is sorta stupid (not the O.P, just the idea). As if Prince is the only person to have a serious look on their face.

Second, it's not airbrushed. It's not like a painting, it is a painting by the talented Steve Parke. He painted the whole thing. Yeah, he's that good. If you follow him on FB, his work is pretty fucking amazing, Prince album covers aside. I don't think the image looks bored at all. To me, it's more of a "you gonna sit there and watch" look. I always found the whole cover rather odd as a piece fitted for an album cover, but the detailing saves it for me. It's as much of a hodgepodge of ideas as the movie and album were, good or bad.

People harped on Parke for years about his artwork, but you know - Prince gave out ideas and approved them. Blame him if you don't like it. Prince gave the people in his employ a lot of freedom to create, but he still had the final word on details and overall concept. Parke's a cool ass dude, and talented as all hell. I can do a lot of stuff, but I could never draw, and I used to hate that. Thankfully I'm artsy in other ways.

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Reply #9 posted 10/01/16 12:34pm

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laurarichardson said:

There is a YouTube video with a panel of people discussing Prince. One the commentators Angela Davis said she was hanging out at Paisly Park with him and that he would abruptly disappear. He later apologized and told her he had music going in his head constantly and that stuff in his head was more interesting then what was going around him. He was really bored if he was not working on his music.

Off topic but....this is why I don't think any relationship/marriage would have worked out long term for him. Music was his love, everything else was secondary to that and just couldn't keep his interest.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #10 posted 10/03/16 3:51pm

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Mumio said:



laurarichardson said:


There is a YouTube video with a panel of people discussing Prince. One the commentators Angela Davis said she was hanging out at Paisly Park with him and that he would abruptly disappear. He later apologized and told her he had music going in his head constantly and that stuff in his head was more interesting then what was going around him. He was really bored if he was not working on his music.


Off topic but....this is why I don't think any relationship/marriage would have worked out long term for him. Music was his love, everything else was secondary to that and just couldn't keep his interest.



I am actually married to a guy like this. He's not a musician but he loves music so much so that he's got it in his head all the time. Random stuff plays all the time and he can't stop it. It's bad enough living with him with this condition (and I believe it is an autistic type trait) so I can imagine what it was like for those around prince.
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Reply #11 posted 10/03/16 5:54pm

PeteSilas

Mumio said:

laurarichardson said:

There is a YouTube video with a panel of people discussing Prince. One the commentators Angela Davis said she was hanging out at Paisly Park with him and that he would abruptly disappear. He later apologized and told her he had music going in his head constantly and that stuff in his head was more interesting then what was going around him. He was really bored if he was not working on his music.

Off topic but....this is why I don't think any relationship/marriage would have worked out long term for him. Music was his love, everything else was secondary to that and just couldn't keep his interest.

bingo, there was a lady who knew duke ellington, she said that duke had many women and they all made the "fatal mistake of thinking they were the ONE" then she said there was no such animal, music was "the ONE". How many dingbats have come out the woodwork post april 21 with stories of intimacy and saying how all the others are fakes? Duke Ellington named his biography "Music Is My Mistress".

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