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Thread started 09/16/17 3:51am

anangellooksdo
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What do you love or admire about Prince?

Found this today. I had written it earlier this year because Prince was an example to me:

What I love about Prince:

-Didn't care what people thought
-Expressed himself even under criticism
-Courage
-No fear
-Gave
-Helped
-Believed in and loved God
-Protected himself
-went into self in a way that turned out to be expressive and productive then made his own universe then invited good people into it - he took care of himself
-Said he made mistakes but didn't go into great detail

What things do you love or admire about Prince?
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Reply #1 posted 09/16/17 5:27am

purplerabbitho
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--everything about him physically

--his talent

--his humor

--his love of femininity

--his quirkiness (when it was intentional)

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Reply #2 posted 09/16/17 5:44am

LovePaisley

The artistic concept, or state of being, sometimes called flow or the zone. A state we all get into at times, when imagination fires on all cylinders, almost independent of conciousness. I go there at times when I write or draw. It's intense, intoxicating, energizing. And temporary.

But Prince **lived** there. I don't know how he did it. It must've been like having hold of a live wire his whole life. I am in awe of him.
And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #3 posted 09/16/17 6:35am

purpledoda

First of all- his incredible music talent and his work ethic prince

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Reply #4 posted 09/16/17 8:42am

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The Godly music, never the man.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 09/16/17 9:39am

Yewdale

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Simple.....


The Music music

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Reply #6 posted 09/16/17 6:27pm

LRCdancer88

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LovePaisley said:

The artistic concept, or state of being, sometimes called flow or the zone. A state we all get into at times, when imagination fires on all cylinders, almost independent of conciousness. I go there at times when I write or draw. It's intense, intoxicating, energizing. And temporary. But Prince **lived** there. I don't know how he did it. It must've been like having hold of a live wire his whole life. I am in awe of him.

So well said! Something we all aspire to have more of.

Admission is easy, just say you believe and come to this place in your heart... <3
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Reply #7 posted 09/16/17 6:39pm

TKO

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Talent

Charisma

Original

Sexy

Good taste

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Reply #8 posted 09/16/17 6:46pm

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I still love exactly what drew me back into Princeland in 2009 after being absent for 15 years or so... The music, the mentality, the mystery, the energizing ride that was and STILL IS--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 #9 posted 09/16/17 7:53pm

1contessa

Lord, there are so many things. lol......Like many, his music was the first thing I loved about him, even before I saw his face, the next thing I fell in love with. I admired his talent for singing, in high pitch and low, and of course his skills of the guitar and other instruments. I loved his speaking voice, deep and eloquent. His hair, eyes, that tiny little muscular body, the way he walked, you name it. lol I also loved how he loved his hometown, and was proud of it....However, I think the most important thing to me, that I admired the most, was his love of God. He loved God, and he didn't care who knew it, which is rare for someone in part of the entertainment field that he was in. He wasn't afraid to say that he loved God, and he never waivered in his faith. I liked that he spoke his mind, whether you liked what he said or not. He was fierce in that manner, and unafraid. I admired him for that, among other things. The list could go on and on, but that's all I'm going to list for now. biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 09/16/17 8:40pm

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1contessa said:

Lord, there are so many things. lol......Like many, his music was the first thing I loved about him, even before I saw his face, the next thing I fell in love with. I admired his talent for singing, in high pitch and low, and of course his skills of the guitar and other instruments. I loved his speaking voice, deep and eloquent. His hair, eyes, that tiny little muscular body, the way he walked, you name it. lol I also loved how he loved his hometown, and was proud of it....However, I think the most important thing to me, that I admired the most, was his love of God. He loved God, and he didn't care who knew it, which is rare for someone in part of the entertainment field that he was in. He wasn't afraid to say that he loved God, and he never waivered in his faith. I liked that he spoke his mind, whether you liked what he said or not. He was fierce in that manner, and unafraid. I admired him for that, among other things. The list could go on and on, but that's all I'm going to list for now. biggrin

Yup, from his earliest songs, including the one called "God," he was never afraid to explore that in his music. Even at the end, where IMO, he relaxed the JW stuff and became more inclusive in his spirituality. Just my opinion--nobody need comment.

"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 #11 posted 09/16/17 9:38pm

MoBettaBliss

talent .... fearlessness

an incredible combination


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Reply #12 posted 09/17/17 3:52am

anangellooksdo
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I'll add his sweetness too. 🙂
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Reply #13 posted 09/17/17 4:48am

Lovejunky

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purplethunder3121 said:

1contessa said:

Lord, there are so many things. lol......Like many, his music was the first thing I loved about him, even before I saw his face, the next thing I fell in love with. I admired his talent for singing, in high pitch and low, and of course his skills of the guitar and other instruments. I loved his speaking voice, deep and eloquent. His hair, eyes, that tiny little muscular body, the way he walked, you name it. lol I also loved how he loved his hometown, and was proud of it....However, I think the most important thing to me, that I admired the most, was his love of God. He loved God, and he didn't care who knew it, which is rare for someone in part of the entertainment field that he was in. He wasn't afraid to say that he loved God, and he never waivered in his faith. I liked that he spoke his mind, whether you liked what he said or not. He was fierce in that manner, and unafraid. I admired him for that, among other things. The list could go on and on, but that's all I'm going to list for now. biggrin

Yup, from his earliest songs, including the one called "God," he was never afraid to explore that in his music. Even at the end, where IMO, he relaxed the JW stuff and became more inclusive in his spirituality. Just my opinion--nobody need comment.

His Kindness .

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“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #14 posted 09/17/17 6:00am

darlingnikkkki

his generosity with his time and talent
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #15 posted 09/17/17 6:57am

poppys

His ass(ets), of course.

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Reply #16 posted 09/17/17 3:50pm

206Michelle

This is a great topic!

Here are the qualities and behaviors that I admire about him.

--Musicianship - First and foremost, I love his music. Of his musical talents, I most love his guitar playing, vocals, and songwriting

--Intelligence - He was a deep thinker and a great writer.

--Sex appeal - He was sexy, and he knew it! He aged like fine wine. He had great style. He wore lace better than most women. He was a straight man who could rock heels and make-up.

--Courage to stand for his convictions - He wasn't afraid to stand up for his right as an artist to own his master recordings. He released The Most Beautiful Girl in the World as an independent single and it was a success. He was a pioneer in releasing music on the internet. He wrote SLAVE on his face and took on Warner Brothers. Much of the general public thought that he was a crazy person during the mid-90s, myself included. And yet, during the last 5 years of his life, when he attended award shows, the crowds gave him standing ovation after standing ovation.

--Confident - When it was raining at the Super Bowl in 2007, he didn't care. He went out and played arguably the greatest Super Bowl halftime performance of all time. He was dancing and playing the guitar in heels on a slippery stage.

--He loved purple - Purple has been my favourite colour for 15+ years, long before I became a big fan of Prince. I just like the fact that he shared a love of the colour purple.

--He loved and cared about animals - He had cats and dogs, and had compassion for animals.

--He loved and cared about people - He loved his fans. He loved children. He gave to people who were in need. When his son Amiir was alive, prince was a devoted father who stayed with Amiir during every surgery and put the needs of his son before his own.

Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #17 posted 09/17/17 4:14pm

rogifan

Obviously the wonderful body of music and musicianship he gave us. But I think what I admire most is his work ethic. That something young people should take note of. I remember reading a story from young guy who delivered pizza to Paisley Park and ended up getting a job there doing odd jobs and helping out at PPAD events. One day he mustered up the courage to start a conversation with Prince. He asked Prince how he was able to make his guitar playing look so effortless. Prince replied that it was a lot of hard work and when he was a kid he’d practice in his bedroom until his fingers bled. How many kids these days would do that? Secondly what I most admire is summed up in this audio: ‪https://mobile.twitter.com/delirio4prince/status/826502423783018497/video/1
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #18 posted 09/17/17 5:00pm

SpinsterSister

His Openess with his own evolution. Well, open enough for us to see that change happens whether you like it or not - embrace it.

Ability to convey emotion with both lyrics and sound.

Tenacity, especially in the late 70s-mid 80s.

Need me some fuzzy love....and yes, I wear clear heels
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Reply #19 posted 09/18/17 6:18am

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• his humbleness
• his ability of keeping his faith no matter what
• his love 4 every living creature
• his way of uplifting others
• how he was always dancing to the beat of his own drum
• and never let others define who he was
• his ability of living in the here and now without digging in the past
• his confidence
• his vulnerability and never being ashamed about it or anything he believed in
• his wisdom
• his work ethic
• his generosity
• his quick wit
...

... of course his music, his incredible voice ... oh so much more ...

the only love there is is the love we make heart
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Reply #20 posted 09/18/17 8:14am

RJOrion

Jill Jones
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Reply #21 posted 09/18/17 12:27pm

calhounlovejoy

anangellooksdown said:

Found this today. I had written it earlier this year because Prince was an example to me:

What I love about Prince:

-Didn't care what people thought
-Expressed himself even under criticism
-Courage
-No fear
-Gave
-Helped
-Believed in and loved God
-Protected himself
-went into self in a way that turned out to be expressive and productive then made his own universe then invited good people into it - he took care of himself
-Said he made mistakes but didn't go into great detail

What things do you love or admire about Prince?


I admire his courage, among all the other things you mentioned. He rose above so much during his life. The man was incredible. Thanks for starting such a wonderful, positive thread!
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Reply #22 posted 09/18/17 6:40pm

dJJ

I just miss him so much that it still hurts.

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #23 posted 09/18/17 8:54pm

Vee0319

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I just miss him so much that it still hurts.






Me too.
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Reply #24 posted 09/19/17 12:07am

CyndiGR

He was himself.

Always authentic

He didn't mince words

He loved women

He loved people

He loved music

He was a real force

He taught by example

He never made excuses

He was a really hard worker

He was fearless

He was a genius

He lived for the funk/rock/pop/soul/R&B/EVERYTHING

He embodied music

and He talked about God, alot

I miss him ... still... always will

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Reply #25 posted 09/19/17 2:21am

Rainbow1

Vee0319 said:

dJJ said:

I just miss him so much that it still hurts.

Me too.

Me 3. Think about him everyday

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Reply #26 posted 09/20/17 8:50pm

akossofi

His staggering talent. Consider...

Prince (1979)

Dirty Mind (1980)

Controversy (1981)

1999 (1982)

The Time (1981)

Vanity 6 (1982)

What Time Is It? (1982)

This was dangerous music made by one guy and his bandmates. Not using some super producer from LA or NYC. They did it by themselves. It's a fantastic feat and accomplishment.

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Reply #27 posted 09/23/17 5:51pm

daKotaGeNesis

anangellooksdown said:

Found this today. I had written it earlier this year because Prince was an example to me:

What I love about Prince:

-Didn't care what people thought
-Expressed himself even under criticism
-Courage
-No fear
-Gave
-Helped
-Believed in and loved God
-Protected himself
-went into self in a way that turned out to be expressive and productive then made his own universe then invited good people into it - he took care of himself
-Said he made mistakes but didn't go into great detail

What things do you love or admire about Prince?

Everything!
But most importantly he loved chocolate!
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Reply #28 posted 09/24/17 3:46am

anangellooksdo
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Some very thoughtful comments here.
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Reply #29 posted 09/24/17 10:24am

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~ nothing new here, but:
His WIDE - ranging musical talents
The huge gift he left us that is his body of work
His work ethic
His support of other musicians
His ability to not live in the past, to be present
His love for, and loyalty to, MN
His beauty, inner and outer
How he embraced his feminine side
His love for animals
His quiet charitable contributions
The hours of entertainment he provided us
His sense of humor
His sense of style
[Edited 9/24/17 10:25am]
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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