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BartVanHemelen

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Rickie Lee Jones talks about meeting Prince in London in 1988

https://www.startribune.c...600042454/

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'It's a great adventure story,' says singer Rickie Lee Jones of her new memoir

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A colorful cast of characters populates the hipster pop star's new memoir.

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By Jon Bream

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Rather, "Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour" is a heroic story of an American family trying to find its way — her dancing peg-leg vaudevillian grandfather; her orphaned parents; her brother who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident, and a creative young woman with a fertile imagination who believed in fairies and magic.

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"Last Chance Texaco" does not address her encounters with Prince, a labelmate at Warner Bros. who became a fan of Jones' work. He invited her to his concert in London in 1988. But she only made it to the after-party because she had to wait for a sitter for her newborn daughter.

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"Prince saw me, and he smiled and walked across the room and took my hand. And said, 'Did you enjoy the show?' I said, 'I didn't see it. I couldn't get a babysitter.' And he turned and walked away. Ha ha ha. That was it. I disappointed him."

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Reply #1 posted 04/07/21 8:33am

laytonian

"Prince saw me, and he smiled and walked across the room and took my hand. And said, 'Did you enjoy the show?' I said, 'I didn't see it. I couldn't get a babysitter.' And he turned and walked away. Ha ha ha. That was it. I disappointed him."


Poor Ricky. Prince wanted to be complimented, I guess -- and in her situation, there was no correct answer.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #2 posted 04/08/21 2:22am

Vannormal

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Easily dissapointed spoiled brat.

...such an asshole sometimes.

If I was her, I would've kicked him hard in his tiny purple butternut.

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #3 posted 04/08/21 7:22am

alexzander

confused I guess Chucky wasnt in love.

This is what you want...This is what you get.
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Reply #4 posted 04/09/21 10:02am

Margot

Vannormal said:

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Easily dissapointed spoiled brat.

...such an asshole sometimes.

If I was her, I would've kicked him hard in his tiny purple butternut.

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Our beloved was a narcissist...

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Reply #5 posted 04/09/21 10:02am

Margot

Loved Rickie Lee Jones's voice.

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Reply #6 posted 04/09/21 10:20am

jdcxc

She had one of the best debuts ever. And I dont believe the babysitting excuse. Lol

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Reply #7 posted 04/09/21 1:00pm

Vannormal

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Margot said:

Vannormal said:

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Easily dissapointed spoiled brat.

...such an asshole sometimes.

If I was her, I would've kicked him hard in his tiny purple butternut.

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Our beloved was a narcissist...

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Thankfully mostly a good one. wink

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #8 posted 04/12/21 6:12am

MoodyBlumes

What would we do without these Prince stories? Watch Netflix, play tennis? Every paragraph provides such juice. So thoughtful was Prince, always providing the entertainment we need.
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Reply #9 posted 04/15/21 2:41am

Vannormal

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True.

But we still don't know enough. wink

I love to hear theseweird stories where Prince acts strange, but human.

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.
And wiser people so full of doubts"
(Bertrand Russsell 1872-1972)
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Reply #10 posted 04/15/21 2:17pm

MoodyBlumes

Vannormal said:

True.

But we still don't know enough. wink

I love to hear theseweird stories where Prince acts strange, but human.

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Perhaps what she is banking on. Sorry Rickie... no index, no purchase.

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Rickie Lee Jones bares ne...mtoday.com

Jones devotes an additional eight sentences to San Diego-bred music legend Waits, who posed with her in the photo on the back cover of his 1978 album, "Blue Valentine." Tellingly, Waits is not mentioned again until 270 pages later, in Chapter 17 of "Last Chance Texaco." No less tellingly, the book — published by Grove Press — has no index for readers to use to skip to other Waits-related entries.

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Might this be a carefully plotted way to get people to dive in — and to first learn a fair amount of Jones' story — before she returns her attention to Waits, who she met Los Angeles in 1977?

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"That's totally accurate," she replied, speaking by phone from her home in New Orleans.

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Reply #11 posted 04/17/21 1:54pm

JoeyC

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The Rickie Lee Jones song Deep Space and Sometimes it Snows in April have a REAL similar feel to each other.


Looking forward to reading the book.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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