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Thread started 02/15/20 6:43pm

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Prince references on High Fidelity

There is a new Hulu series, High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz. The show is a remake of the movie starring John Cusack.

Anybody that's seen the movie know the story is full of references to music and recording artists. This version includes several references to Prince in the first two episodes (maybe more, that's as far as I've got).

A poster in Zoe's office, a mention of him by name, So Blue is played and Sinead's version of NC2U is played.

EDIT: I hadn't noticed before, but Questlove is credited as Executive Music Producer, so, yeah, that tracks.


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Reply #1 posted 02/15/20 10:28pm

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Episode 5, they reference the Prince cancelling the Black Album story. They get a few details wrong, but, still cool... cool

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Reply #2 posted 02/16/20 12:37am

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djThunderfunk said:

There is a new Hulu series, High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz. The show is a remake of the movie starring John Cusack.

Anybody that's seen the movie know the story is full of references to music and recording artists. This version includes several references to Prince in the first two episodes (maybe more, that's as far as I've got).

A poster in Zoe's office, a mention of him by name, So Blue is played and Sinead's version of NC2U is played.

EDIT: I hadn't noticed before, but Questlove is credited as Executive Music Producer, so, yeah, that tracks.


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Or you could have read https://prince.org/msg/7/462304 to know why "So Blue" was used.

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Reply #3 posted 02/16/20 6:05am

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Hey Bart, how ya doin? Everything all right? You seem a little.... bartish today. razz

So I forgot to do the search thing first, yeah, I'm so glad you called me out for it. I'm so awful.

But wait, you missed the poster, NC2U, the Black Album conversation, and I'm just up to episode 5, there might be more. wink



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Reply #4 posted 02/16/20 2:12pm

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From memory there were Prince references in the Nick Hornby novel set in London that it’s based on.

It’s a great book.
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Reply #5 posted 02/16/20 2:18pm

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lust said:

From memory there were Prince references in the Nick Hornby novel set in London that it’s based on. It’s a great book.


Cool. I haven't read it, but the movie and the new series are both excellent as well.

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Reply #6 posted 02/16/20 8:36pm

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There's a "What would Prince do?" line in episode 6.

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Reply #7 posted 02/17/20 4:59am

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djThunderfunk said:

Hey Bart, how ya doin? Everything all right? You seem a little.... bartish today. razz

So I forgot to do the search thing first, yeah, I'm so glad you called me out for it. I'm so awful.

But wait, you missed the poster, NC2U, the Black Album conversation, and I'm just up to episode 5, there might be more. wink



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Or you could try reading what I wrote instead of making up shit.

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But I guess apologizing for being wrong is too hard.

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Reply #8 posted 02/17/20 5:45am

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BartVanHemelen said:

djThunderfunk said:

Hey Bart, how ya doin? Everything all right? You seem a little.... bartish today. razz

So I forgot to do the search thing first, yeah, I'm so glad you called me out for it. I'm so awful.

But wait, you missed the poster, NC2U, the Black Album conversation, and I'm just up to episode 5, there might be more. wink



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Or you could try reading what I wrote instead of making up shit.

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But I guess apologizing for being wrong is too hard.


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Reply #9 posted 02/17/20 5:46am

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I finished the season last night, and yes there were a couple more Prince references. One was a mention of A Love Bizarre when deciding a dj setlist.

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Reply #10 posted 02/17/20 8:39am

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djThunderfunk said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Or you could try reading what I wrote instead of making up shit.

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But I guess apologizing for being wrong is too hard.


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Reply #11 posted 02/17/20 10:25am

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BartVanHemelen said:

djThunderfunk said:

There is a new Hulu series, High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz. The show is a remake of the movie starring John Cusack.

Anybody that's seen the movie know the story is full of references to music and recording artists. This version includes several references to Prince in the first two episodes (maybe more, that's as far as I've got).

A poster in Zoe's office, a mention of him by name, So Blue is played and Sinead's version of NC2U is played.

EDIT: I hadn't noticed before, but Questlove is credited as Executive Music Producer, so, yeah, that tracks.


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Or you could have read https://prince.org/msg/7/462304 to know why "So Blue" was used.

Zoe had "So Blue" on her playlist.

Questlove had nothing to do with Zoe's playlist.

But, wait!

What about the rest o' those refs?

Could it be that Questlove is Executive Music Producer of the 'High Fidelity' series?

I didn't see that "fact" in your post nor link, BVH.

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Reply #12 posted 02/17/20 10:25am

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rdhull said:

djThunderfunk said:


[Snip - luv4u]

Be careful, you might get mod snipped for this convo


Bart's rude to people all the time. People call him out for it (and some even ask for him to be banned) all the time. What's different here?

And I really wouldn't care. If both our snide comments are snipped and the on-topic discussion remains, then, that's fine.

Thing is, he's right, I forgot to check before starting the topic. I know better. But as we all know, rather than behave cordially, he has to be rude about it. It's just his nature I guess. If he had been polite, I would have moved my comments to his thread and asked the mods to close this one. But, that's not what happened, so... wink



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Reply #13 posted 02/17/20 10:50am

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djThunderfunk said:

rdhull said:

Be careful, you might get mod snipped for this convo


Bart's rude to people all the time. People call him out for it (and some even ask for him to be banned) all the time. What's different here?


It happend to me. IJS

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Reply #14 posted 02/17/20 10:56am

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rdhull said:

djThunderfunk said:


Bart's rude to people all the time. People call him out for it (and some even ask for him to be banned) all the time. What's different here?


It happend to me. IJS


Thanks for the warning but I don't object to the mods doing their thing if they think it's necessary.

I also don't really have a problem with bart. I'd rather he continue bringing excellent info to the org even if he doesn't know how to communicate with people. I'll call him out for it or push back, but, I'm used to it. lol

Back on topic, the whole season is loaded with Prince references, and it's a great show. I honestly didn't want to like it because I'm tired of great movies being turned into series and stretching a story that fits perfectly in a couple of hours out over a season or more. I'm happy to say that I didn't get my way, the show was great and fans of the movie should watch it. Looking forward to season 2.

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Reply #15 posted 02/17/20 1:21pm

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Already a thread here https://prince.org/msg/7/462304


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