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Thread started 11/20/18 1:00pm

Lovejunky

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~POSiTiViTY ~ Have U had your PLUS Sign Today ?

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Part 1: http://prince.org/msg/7/455538

Part 2: http://prince.org/msg/7/456430

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I started compling a series of quotes from various articles,

as stated by the People who knew Prince..

It began as an offering of LOVE and as I have continued

its become very clear that Prince was VERY LOVED

Beyond the Fandom and the fanatacism

Here was a man who cultivated the gifts he saw in others

and gave them an opportunity to shine , and grow and expand.

He challenged most people out of their comfort zone,

pushed them to "be better" dared them to be the best versions of himself.

Thus he inspired each and every one of them,

not forcefully, but lovingly, sometimes peppered with

his special kind of humour, witt and just enough shade to keep everyone on their toes.

At all times..

At the end of each and every day

No one worked harder than He...

and....

Ive lost count of the number of people who have reffered to him as Magical

....

From the first thread...

one of my favorite quotes...

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"The thing about Prince

Is that he was an incredible Force of Nature,

He was like

this unstoppable comet flying through the Universe.

And for those four or five years we were together ,

we felt like we were holding on -

just clinging on for dear life-

and finally

inevitably

we just couldnt keep hold any longer.

We felt incredibly privledged

-that for a short time-

he allowed

his magnificent light to shine on us"

~Wendy Melvoin~

Onwards............

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #1 posted 11/22/18 5:47am

OldFriends4Sal
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Happy Thankgiving if it applies


I have a quote to add to this, just wanted to acknowledge this wonderful thread

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the m
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Reply #2 posted 11/22/18 9:24am

justmom

YES!

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Reply #3 posted 11/22/18 1:02pm

Roby78

Lovejunky ha detto:

tks

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Reply #4 posted 11/29/18 12:45pm

steakfinger

I've always thought positivity was a lot like sticking your head in the sand and pretending everything is fine. I don't like cynicism, either, but seeing things as they are seems better.

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Reply #5 posted 11/29/18 1:00pm

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steakfinger said:

I've always thought positivity was a lot like sticking your head in the sand and pretending everything is fine. I don't like cynicism, either, but seeing things as they are seems better.

Perspective

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #6 posted 12/07/18 2:42pm

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David Henry Hwang is a playwright who has been producing plays,

musicals and operas for three decades.

He won the Tony Award for his play M. BUTTERFLY

and also writes for movies and television.

Image result for Prince at Madame Butterfly Broadway 1988

"Growing up, I listened to lots of music, but the two artists who meant most to me were

David Bowie and Prince

. I discovered Prince through his 1980 album DIRTY MIND..... back in 1980, .there was black music, and there was white music.

Period.

I listened mostly to black artists cuz I imagined

most of the white guys would just as soon beat me up as pick up their guitars."

The Stories Behind Some Of Prince's Iconic Early Album Cover Photos

Dirty Mind album poster / Warner Bros.


"DIRTY MIND.

What WAS this?

Kinda R&B, kinda New Wave.

Kinda disco, kinda … punk?

How was this guy managing to pull it off?

The sound wasn’t black, wasn’t white, it was BOTH.

Or neither.

Whatever.

It was totally new.

And brilliant. So danceable.

And … really nasty. I loved, loved, loved it.

From then on, I bought every Prince album the day of its release,...

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Prince at Madame Butterfly on Broadway in New York..Sept 21, 1988

...imagine my groupie heart ..

when I opened PEOPLE Magazine to find a picture of Prince,

coming out of M. BUTTERFLY,

my Broadway show!

Prince goes to Broadway?

Who knew?

He saw my play!

Did he like it?

How come no one told me?

Four years later, in 1993,

I began hearing through my agents that Prince was interested in meeting with me.

I meet Prince in the penthouse of the Riga Royal Hotel on West 54th St

The door opens, and — there he stands

Prince.

But, I mean, really Prince.

Like, with the high heels, and the make-up and the purple jacket

Image result for Prince  Purple jacket

"Prince turns out to be remarkably down to earth. For him.

We sit and drink, .....he tells me this story based on his own experience. .

About his relationship with a fan.

Which became obsessive and weird — in a sexual way (of course).

He wants to do a show about it.

I am so on the case.

I can go home.

Do a draft of the script.

Send it back to him.

We can bat it around.

I don’t talk about money, or contracts —

I figure, I am doing this on spec

After all, I am friggin’ Working With Prince!"

One more thing.

He’d like me to write a poem for him.

About loss.

The way you feel when you’ve lost someone you love.

And you know they’re never coming back.

And that, for the rest of your life, you’re going to be alone.

He wants to do a song that suddenly breaks into a spoken word interlude.

He rolls his eyes,

“They’re gonna say, ‘The boy’s really lost it this time.’”

The whole meeting lasts maybe half an hour. Then I’m back on West 54th St. Having met my idol. The greatest pop star of the decade.

And we’re Working Together!"

"I write a poem about Love and Loss.

Fax it to Paisley Park.

A few days later, I get another cassette.

A new song. Incorporating my poem..

It’s called “Solo.”

Hey, I’ve written a song.

With Prince.

Just like that".


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"The musical doesn’t end up working out,

and Prince and I have never had reason to speak again.

But a year later, I got a call from the woman at Paisley Park.

“Just wanted to let you know that the album COME is coming out.

It will include ‘Solo.’

I checked the writing credit on the CD case:

“Prince with David Henry Hwang.”

No contracts between us,

nothing on paper.......


And if that weren’t orgasmic enough,

Paisley Park even sent me a Gold Album.

The greatest piece of fan memorabilia a life-long groupie could ever desire.




“We never had a contract, .

but the credit was ‘Prince with David Henry Hwang,’”.

“He remembered I worked on that,

and he honored it.

Obviously, I was amazed.”

Image result for david henry hwang Prince SOlo

~David Henry Hwang~

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #7 posted 12/11/18 5:45pm

206Michelle

I love2 what David Henry Hwang wrote! It’s a wonderful tribute to Prince the human being and to Prince the artist/musician. This article is one more example of how Prince genuinely cared about and appreciated his fans.
Live 4 Love ~ Love is God, God is love, Girls and boys love God above
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Reply #9 posted 12/27/18 3:12pm

luvsexy4all

PennyPurple said:

heaven?

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