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Thread started 08/07/19 2:15am

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Two impossible choices - what do you choose?



Curious to know which way you all would lean on this.

Scenario 1: You can travel back in time to any and every Prince concert, record it in 4k, keep it all in the present for your vieweing pleasure. Each concert can only be attended one time.

Scenario 2: You can travel to an alternate Earth in a different dimenension. It is very similar to this Earth, aside from the fact that the McRib was a permanent offering on tne McDonalds menu, and, Prince did not pass away in 2016. The year you would be able to travel to on this alternate Earth is 2059, which is the year Prince passed away at the funky old age of 101. You are able to visit a white room that has no windows, 1 chair, and a monitor on the table. On this monitor is every Prince song, live performance, associated artist music, and videos that he created from 2016-2059. It is over 1000 songs. You are able to return to this room any time you want, and able to listen to each song one time.

What do you do?


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"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #1 posted 08/07/19 2:24am

darkroman

I wouldn't video anything in 4k.

Any recording should be done on film.

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Reply #2 posted 08/07/19 3:03am

djdaffy1227

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The McRib is available at all times? SIGN ME UP!!!

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #3 posted 08/07/19 4:05am

TheFman

1, but why i would record anything if i can go back? There are more concerts than i'd even would want to see.

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Reply #4 posted 08/07/19 4:25am

NouveauDance

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We invented a time machine but still using shitty 4k? Why not record in quantum holographic interactive video. Pffft.

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/19 9:07am

andrewm7

before he died I was always a fan of what Prince was doing next, I wanted to see him as an older artist. Bruce Springsteen summed it up well when he spoke of a growing songwriting wisdom, creative intelligence.
I saw a lot of that emerging still in Prince’s later years.
He still had places to go and things to do.
So for that reason I would opt for option 2,even if that meant never seeing Prince play again.
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Reply #6 posted 08/07/19 9:39am

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andrewm7 said:

before he died I was always a fan of what Prince was doing next, I wanted to see him as an older artist. Bruce Springsteen summed it up well when he spoke of a growing songwriting wisdom, creative intelligence. I saw a lot of that emerging still in Prince’s later years. He still had places to go and things to do. So for that reason I would opt for option 2,even if that meant never seeing Prince play again.


well said, that pretty much sums up why I would choose 2 as well.

"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #7 posted 08/07/19 9:52am

onlyforaminute

That's easy, 2. I have never understood the appeal of the McRib, never will.
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #8 posted 08/07/19 12:24pm

looby

I'd go with scenario 2, but the McRib thing doesn't matter to me at all, because I never thought that it was all that great, just another fast food sandwich to me. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/19 1:33pm

Missmusicluver
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Number 2

Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above.
RIP Sweet Prince
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Reply #10 posted 08/07/19 2:57pm

Cindy

Number 1; without hesitation.
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Reply #11 posted 08/07/19 3:11pm

kingricefan

Absolutely go with #1! Like all of us, the older Prince would get the harder it would be for him to perform on stage. His voice would certainly be gone around the age of 75 or so. I would definately love to see him in every concert live and unaltered and be able to relive the memories when I'm old and can't do the things I could do when I was young.

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Reply #12 posted 08/07/19 3:45pm

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Well I never saw him live, so I'd say number one. The 'white room with no windows' doesn't sound like the most appealing of places to discover his work, anyway... lol

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Reply #13 posted 08/07/19 5:20pm

AvocadosMax

leadline said:



Curious to know which way you all would lean on this.



Scenario 1: You can travel back in time to any and every Prince concert, record it in 4k, keep it all in the present for your vieweing pleasure. Each concert can only be attended one time.

Scenario 2: You can travel to an alternate Earth in a different dimenension. It is very similar to this Earth, aside from the fact that the McRib was a permanent offering on tne McDonalds menu, and, Prince did not pass away in 2016. The year you would be able to travel to on this alternate Earth is 2059, which is the year Prince passed away at the funky old age of 101. You are able to visit a white room that has no windows, 1 chair, and a monitor on the table. On this monitor is every Prince song, live performance, associated artist music, and videos that he created from 2016-2059. It is over 1000 songs. You are able to return to this room any time you want, and able to listen to each song one time.

What do you do?



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Easy choice even without the McRib. (I hate McDonald’s)
Scenario 2 is awesome
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Reply #14 posted 08/07/19 5:21pm

AvocadosMax

onlyforaminute said:

That's easy, 2. I have never understood the appeal of the McRib, never will.

Oh it’s naaaaasty
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Reply #15 posted 08/07/19 6:57pm

BalladofPeterP
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Hmmm ... I gotta go with 2. I just KNOW he had a lot of great music left in him and it would have been cool to see him grow old.

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Reply #16 posted 08/08/19 2:37am

djdaffy1227

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The McRib is a culinary masterpiece! (except the pickle, I'll never understand the pickle)

Making love and music are the only things worth fighting for.
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Reply #17 posted 08/08/19 8:39am

PliablyPurple

No. 1, as long as I can skip that gawd awful 2000 Hit and Run Tour. No. 2 sounds too sterile, too museum-ey.

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Reply #18 posted 08/10/19 3:44pm

RJOrion

#2....no mcRib necessary, tho
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Reply #19 posted 08/12/19 1:45am

mediumdry

Option one only gives live shows, option two gives studio tracks, which is where Prince's strength was. (yes, he was the greatest live, but he was better in the studio. Deal with it. razz )

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However, option two makes it so Prince had to be different from how he was. No telling what that would do to his output.

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So... I'll take option three and listen to all recorded Prince studio tracks as is.

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Reply #20 posted 08/12/19 1:53am

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leadline said:



Curious to know which way you all would lean on this.

Scenario 1: You can travel back in time to any and every Prince concert, record it in 4k, keep it all in the present for your vieweing pleasure. Each concert can only be attended one time.

Scenario 2: You can travel to an alternate Earth in a different dimenension. It is very similar to this Earth, aside from the fact that the McRib was a permanent offering on tne McDonalds menu, and, Prince did not pass away in 2016. The year you would be able to travel to on this alternate Earth is 2059, which is the year Prince passed away at the funky old age of 101. You are able to visit a white room that has no windows, 1 chair, and a monitor on the table. On this monitor is every Prince song, live performance, associated artist music, and videos that he created from 2016-2059. It is over 1000 songs. You are able to return to this room any time you want, and able to listen to each song one time.

What do you do?


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Scenario 1, but I love the McRib.

I can't think of a good signature.
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Reply #21 posted 08/20/19 3:55am

Germanegro

Considering the impossible, and that I'm one of those fans who hasn't invested in chasing down every existing desirable/semi-desirable bootleg or studio sketch, I'd pick option 2 (and nevermind the McRib). I'd be most interested to find what the man did going forward.
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Reply #22 posted 08/20/19 5:40am

Miitch

That's a tight choice...

I'd be dead curious to find out what he did in the future, but honestly, I think that I'd go back in time to his concerts. I don't really care about recording them, but I'd do my best to meet him. My biggest regret is that I didn't get the chance to tell him how much of an inspiration he's been to me, and I'd go back in time to see him.
I'll die, but I won't go away~
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