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Reply #120 posted 11/01/19 2:25am

darlingnikkkki

Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #121 posted 11/01/19 3:21am

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Princes a great author. His grandma is not always perfect but that doesn’t matter in this case.....


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Reply #122 posted 11/01/19 3:25am

TheTruth123

darlingnikkkki said:

Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.


Did you notice how heavy the book is? They did good by us for $30.
[Edited 11/1/19 3:26am]
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Reply #123 posted 11/01/19 3:39am

darkroman

I do like the book, but yet again it's an Estate project they haven't properly thought through.

Due to the type of content the book should be bigger.

The vast majority of images should have been placed edge to edge to maximise their size.

There is no point is making hand written notes so small that they can't be read.

So good effort, but very poor in it's execution.

In contrast I find the digital version a much better experience when viewing the images.

cool

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Reply #124 posted 11/01/19 4:56am

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Is everyone interested in a book discussion thread?

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Reply #125 posted 11/01/19 5:48am

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darkroman said:

I do like the book, but yet again it's an Estate project they haven't properly thought through.

Due to the type of content the book should be bigger.

The vast majority of images should have been placed edge to edge to maximise their size.

There is no point is making hand written notes so small that they can't be read.

So good effort, but very poor in it's execution.

In contrast I find the digital version a much better experience when viewing the images.

cool


It’s possible that expanding the images may have blurred them even further. That is my thought anyway.
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Reply #126 posted 11/01/19 6:03am

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Is everyone interested in a book discussion thread?


Hi Penny! I would love that. I hope you’ll moderate again. You were so good at it last time. But, no pressure:) and if Dan P. Would comment in the thread ((like the other authors did last time), that would be very cool...I loved his treatment of the book and he’s a great writer. I’m interested in seeing
more from him.
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Reply #127 posted 11/01/19 6:05am

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TheTruth123 said:

darlingnikkkki said:
Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.
Did you notice how heavy the book is? They did good by us for $30. [Edited 11/1/19 3:26am]

and 20% off at Target $21.00

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Reply #128 posted 11/01/19 6:12am

darlingnikkkki

TheTruth123 said:

darlingnikkkki said:

Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.


Did you notice how heavy the book is? They did good by us for $30.
[Edited 11/1/19 3:26am]


Indeed. Never had a book look this good before. Paid $21 at Barnes and Noble.
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Reply #129 posted 11/01/19 6:15am

darlingnikkkki

darkroman said:

I do like the book, but yet again it's an Estate project they haven't properly thought through.

Due to the type of content the book should be bigger.

The vast majority of images should have been placed edge to edge to maximise their size.

There is no point is making hand written notes so small that they can't be read.

So good effort, but very poor in it's execution.

In contrast I find the digital version a much better experience when viewing the images.

cool



I have a magnifying glass that comes handy for these types of books. I read art books, too, and the only way I can see the details of the reproduced artwork on page which is a lot smaller than the original artwork is with a magnifying glass.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #130 posted 11/01/19 7:51am

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TheTruth123 said:

darlingnikkkki said:
Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.
Did you notice how heavy the book is? They did good by us for $30. [Edited 11/1/19 3:26am]


$30? I got mine for $18?????

[Edited 11/1/19 7:53am]

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Reply #131 posted 11/01/19 8:32am

Shockadelica9

His Girlfriend Cari is mentioned in the song “schoolyard”
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Reply #132 posted 11/01/19 8:35am

mnfriend

Okay, I'll start.

'Cellular Memory'

I liken this to being 50/middle age-ish and traits you saw in your parents, you find moments of startled realization you can dole out the same. Example, I texted a message to my college son and epiphany! this is the same tripe nonsense my mother writes all the time lol or, a stoic mathematical father that seemed your opposite later in life you find yourself also able to call up steely reserves...

That is the lighter, normal stuff of that train of thought.

The more negative might be: is drug or chemical dependency inherited? Or is it by settings?
I would think that with all of Princes working/interest with twins, he may have looked into these studies

😂 LOL

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Reply #133 posted 11/01/19 8:43am

TheTruth123

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Is everyone interested in a book discussion thread?



YES!!!
We’ve had one in every other book about Prince. So why not one about his own book.
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Reply #134 posted 11/01/19 8:46am

TheTruth123

darlingnikkkki said:

darkroman said:

I do like the book, but yet again it's an Estate project they haven't properly thought through.

Due to the type of content the book should be bigger.

The vast majority of images should have been placed edge to edge to maximise their size.

There is no point is making hand written notes so small that they can't be read.

So good effort, but very poor in it's execution.

In contrast I find the digital version a much better experience when viewing the images.

cool



I have a magnifying glass that comes handy for these types of books. I read art books, too, and the only way I can see the details of the reproduced artwork on page which is a lot smaller than the original artwork is with a magnifying glass.


I took the camera on my very good iPhone and without taking a photo, I looked at some of the photos through the iPhone camera, and just expanded them the way I would a picture online.
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Reply #135 posted 11/01/19 9:47am

jenst

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Belgian magazine Humo has an interview with Dan Piepenbring (BEWARE: likely SPOILERISH): https://www.humo.be/humo-...ft-gegeven

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Now, I've read this. And quite frankly, I doubt the veracity of large sections of this. Because a lot of this interview is completely unlike other Piepenbring interviews. I've regularly suspected Serge Simonart to enhance his interviews with quotes from other interviews and/or by adding a lot of stuff to his own questions that he never asked that way. Quite frankly I'd be amazed if the tape of this interview contained the same words as they are written down here, because I cannot imagine Piepenbring expressing some of these thoughts.

So you're not (ss)?! Well damn, that was always in the back of my mind reading your posts.

Should've known as you don't compliment yourself all the time.

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Reply #136 posted 11/01/19 10:01am

TheTruth123

benni said:



TheTruth123 said:


darlingnikkkki said:
Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.

Did you notice how heavy the book is? They did good by us for $30. [Edited 11/1/19 3:26am]


$30? I got mine for $18?????


[Edited 11/1/19 7:53am]



That’s a very good price. If you shop around you can find it. When I pre-ordered at B&N they told me the price was around $30 but that when the book came in it would probably be less. I kept telling them that at the register but was charged that price anyway. I don’t really care as I am supporting the Estate and feel it is certainly worth it.
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Reply #137 posted 11/01/19 10:02am

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darlingnikkkki said:

Just got my copy and have to say that this book looks exquisite— from the texture of the gold book cover, the purple color hard bound cover, the thick, sturdy pages. I’ll be buying another mint copy to keep on my shelf as I know I’ll be riffling these pages quite a bit. Haven’t read the content yet but Prince would have been proud of the physical copy of this book. Excited to see them displayed at my local Barnes and Noble.

I hear ya! biggrin cool

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Reply #138 posted 11/01/19 10:03am

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darkroman said:

I do like the book, but yet again it's an Estate project they haven't properly thought through.

Due to the type of content the book should be bigger.

The vast majority of images should have been placed edge to edge to maximise their size.

There is no point is making hand written notes so small that they can't be read.

So good effort, but very poor in it's execution.

In contrast I find the digital version a much better experience when viewing the images.

cool

They should make another one with your suggestions; I will Buy that one too! biggrin razz cool lol

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Reply #139 posted 11/01/19 10:05am

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Shockadelica9 said:

His Girlfriend Cari is mentioned in the song “schoolyard”

Wonder Where and What is Cari doing now? smile

Think she's still living in Minne., she got a family now? She thinks I was once the girlfriend of One of the Baddest Musicians to walk the Planet... hehe haha biggrin cool razz lol

[Edited 11/1/19 13:33pm]

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Reply #140 posted 11/01/19 10:09am

mnfriend

Page 16 makes me laugh and laugh. SO TRUE.

(copying below)

He mentioned a writer who'd compared him to Bruce Springsteen.

"Why? No one has any of his albums here. No one listens to him. I don't. You might as well compare me to Billy Joel."

P.S. I am always scared of upsetting the Bruce S fans. When I look at Bruce, I like Bruce, don't get me wrong, but growing up on the rock side in Mpls in the 80's it was Rolling Stones, Zep, Aerosmith,

No Springsteen

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Reply #141 posted 11/01/19 12:13pm

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I've just been analysing Prince's original hand drawn cover for 1999 in the book.

Quite a few interesting nuggets in it:

Many song titles are hidden in the collage, much like the idea for the cover of ATWIAD.

Lennon, Bowie and Monroe all feature.

1st Avenue gets on there.

There is purple cloud with rain!

The Ladder concept goes into the purple cloud.

The gender symbols appear for the first time.

'Revelation' is on there.

Jill Jones 'lady garage' is depicted as a Rolls Royce!

I'm sure there are more interesting clues in there.

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Reply #142 posted 11/01/19 2:00pm

soladeo1

SquirrelMeat said:

I've just been analysing Prince's original hand drawn cover for 1999 in the book.

Quite a few interesting nuggets in it:

Many song titles are hidden in the collage, much like the idea for the cover of ATWIAD.

Lennon, Bowie and Monroe all feature.

1st Avenue gets on there.

There is purple cloud with rain!

The Ladder concept goes into the purple cloud.

The gender symbols appear for the first time.

'Revelation' is on there.

Jill Jones 'lady garage' is depicted as a Rolls Royce!

I'm sure there are more interesting clues in there.



I love Princes early 1999 album cover concept!!!!
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Reply #143 posted 11/01/19 2:20pm

violetcrush

The thing that I love most about this book - beside all of the new family pictures, drawings, and lyrics - is that much of the story of Prince’s early life that had been written both in Prince’s songs and in Biographies - was confirmed in this book - his early bond with his Mother that was broken when she married his stepfather; the intense verbal and sometimes physical fights between his parents (his Mother holding him in front of her to stop his Dad from hitting her, which he described in The Sacrifice of Victor); and his negative experience at a white school (also told in TSOV).
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I think if he had been able to complete his story we would have found that certain of his songs told the same story. His songs are his autobiography.
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Reply #144 posted 11/01/19 2:33pm

Astasheiks

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soladeo1 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

I've just been analysing Prince's original hand drawn cover for 1999 in the book.

Quite a few interesting nuggets in it:

Many song titles are hidden in the collage, much like the idea for the cover of ATWIAD.

Lennon, Bowie and Monroe all feature.

1st Avenue gets on there.

There is purple cloud with rain!

The Ladder concept goes into the purple cloud.

The gender symbols appear for the first time.

'Revelation' is on there.

Jill Jones 'lady garage' is depicted as a Rolls Royce!

I'm sure there are more interesting clues in there.

I love Princes early 1999 album cover concept!!!!

I dig what you all have written... eye crysball

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Reply #145 posted 11/01/19 2:40pm

Astasheiks

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violetcrush said:

The thing that I love most about this book - beside all of the new family pictures, drawings, and lyrics - is that much of the story of Prince’s early life that had been written both in Prince’s songs and in Biographies - was confirmed in this book - his early bond with his Mother that was broken when she married his stepfather; the intense verbal and sometimes physical fights between his parents (his Mother holding him in front of her to stop his Dad from hitting her, which he described in The Sacrifice of Victor); and his negative experience at a white school (also told in TSOV). * I think if he had been able to complete his story we would have found that certain of his songs told the same story. His songs are his autobiography.

Very well said!

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Reply #146 posted 11/01/19 2:45pm

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bsprout said:

PennyPurple said:

Is everyone interested in a book discussion thread?

Hi Penny! I would love that. I hope you’ll moderate again. You were so good at it last time. But, no pressure:) and if Dan P. Would comment in the thread ((like the other authors did last time), that would be very cool...I loved his treatment of the book and he’s a great writer. I’m interested in seeing more from him.

That would be awesome, I wonder if he is a member here?

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Reply #147 posted 11/01/19 4:04pm

TheTruth123

I may put out some specifics here. One that comes to mind is that Prince said that it is better if parents stay together. Actually, a child would rather grow up in a broken home then a dysfunctional one. But he only had the one experience to go off of.
Reading what writes I can only imagine how hard it was to have a new man (his stepfather) in the house.
[Edited 11/1/19 16:23pm]
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Reply #148 posted 11/01/19 4:10pm

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I've been enjoying searching out the songs he mentioned in his writing that inspired him. It's interesting to hear the influences in his own writing. Pack'd My Bags (after the piano intro) by Rufus definitely inspired the original version of 1000 Hugs & Kisses.

And the woman he mentions dancing in WATTSTAX reminds me a lot of Damaris' vibe in some of his later live shows.

https://youtu.be/QSxyU-AbF6M?t=142

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #149 posted 11/01/19 4:11pm

TheTruth123

mnfriend said:

Okay, I'll start.


'Cellular Memory'


I liken this to being 50/middle age-ish and traits you saw in your parents, you find moments of startled realization you can dole out the same. Example, I texted a message to my college son and epiphany! this is the same tripe nonsense my mother writes all the time lol or, a stoic mathematical father that seemed your opposite later in life you find yourself also able to call up steely reserves...


That is the lighter, normal stuff of that train of thought.


The more negative might be: is drug or chemical dependency inherited? Or is it by settings?
I would think that with all of Princes working/interest with twins, he may have looked into these studies


😂 LOL



Prince was looking at his conditioning. It is both by nature and nurture. I think he was seeing that we get the best of our parents and the worst.

For instants, he writes about his mother, “... sometimes could B very stubborn & completely irrational. No one could reason with my mother when she was in this state.”

Who does that remind you of? smile I do not even know if he was conscious of this similarity as he wrote it. smile
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